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Comment: Re:Meh. fud spam. (Score 1) 237

by Score Whore (#46110499) Attached to: Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

He's saying that their data was essentially cherry-picked. Much like a recent story on CNN about the income of the wealthy and the writer picked the timeframe of 2009-the present. Uh, yeah. Of course they're going to have a huge increase in income, 2009 was the bottom of the fucking crash. If you're going to compare to that everything will be dramatic.

Comment: Re:scientific study ? (Score 1) 397

You could always look at these things as a spectrum and not binary. One attribute may be extremely important in one culture and just baseline in another and not only not average, but looked down upon in a third. For what it's worth Chua lists several cultures that have the attributes mentioned on the write up, two of these are Jews and Mormons.

Comment: Re:Should be legal, with caveat (Score 1) 961

by Score Whore (#45528709) Attached to: Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad

His father may be at the point where he can no longer take advantage of those laws as they require multiple requests from the patient, verbal and written, multiple doctors providing diagnosis. If he's suffering dementia and is not lucid most of the time, it could be very difficult to meet the requirements. Also it's possible that the current providers may not release him if they know that the intent is to move the patient somewhere the patient can end their own life. Not sure about the legality around that.

Comment: Re:Should be legal, with caveat (Score 5, Insightful) 961

by Score Whore (#45526729) Attached to: Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad

It's not about comas. It's about terminal illnesses where there is no chance of recovery and the only thing for the patient and family to look forward to are pain, loss of dignity, loss of autonomy, and significant emotional, personal and financial burdens. Assisted, end of life suicide already legal in Washington and Oregon and some parts of Europe.

Comment: Re:Just price? (Score 1) 499

by Score Whore (#45404451) Attached to: How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov

Can you honestly say this website is an actual replacement for the failed Federal website? I know it's a bit of a fashion in the FOSS world to look at a screen shot of something and then recreate the product based on that screen shot while knowing very little of the actual workings of the product being copied. Then going out and touting how they've created a free replacement for the evil closed product. And more or less 99% of the time it's not only not a replacement but doesn't even have the advertised functionality.

So what I want to know is does this site really do what the Federal site is supposed to do and can it carry the load of the 300 million visitors and as people proceed through the site are they allowed to enroll in the plans? Etc.

Comment: Re:Helium Leaks (Score 1) 297

by Score Whore (#45328291) Attached to: 6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight

I don't think I'm getting 5 drives for the price of 1. I think I'm buying five years worth of hard drive storage. If that means that they have to send me five (or ten) hard drives to deliver that amount, then that's their problem. If they have shitting engineering or shitty manufacturing, that's not my problem.

Comment: Re:snapshots, but reverse from btrfs (Score 1) 285

by Score Whore (#45326887) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

I think you're confused as to the purpose of those checksums. They are to tell when the disk is corrupting your data. If I log into your server and write zeros over all of your files, when you read those zeros back BTRFS will be perfectly happy to tell you that it is reliably returning your zeros to you.

Comment: Re:There are other applications (Score 4, Insightful) 291

by Score Whore (#45294961) Attached to: GPUs Keep Getting Faster, But Your Eyes Can't Tell

Not to mention that the world hasn't standardized on 1920x1080. I've got half a dozen computers / tablets and the only one that is 1080p is the Surface Pro. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is 2880x1880. Both of my 27" monitors are 2560x1440. I don't have any idea what this dipshit is thinking, but his assumptions are completely wrong.

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe

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