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Comment: Re:Power Costs (Score 1) 255

It would be stupid to keep the spares running, that comes right off their life. Maybe just spin them up once a month. What I don't see mentioned is the falling cost of drives... failed drives are normally replaced by newer, higher capacity drives, or they should be. IOW, they should plug in spares over time with planned maintainance instead of dumbly overprovisioning those things permanently.

Comment: Re:As an American, rather recently i believe. (Score 1) 474

It's actually been pathetically far behind every other first world country for about ten years. Germany got the memo around 2000 and had things pretty much straightened out by 2002, pulling from way behind US (can you spell ISDN) to way ahead (competitive dial up market with affordable monthlys).

Comment: Re: But does it matter any more? (Score 1) 174

by Tough Love (#48928539) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

You are intenionally being dense. Or you are really dense. I guess both: you are acting especially dense because you are actually pretty dense at the best of times and your only superpower is acting dense so you wallow in it.

Let Wikipedia explain it to you, apparently the one person who does not know:

"PC" is an initialism for "personal computer". However, it is used in a different sense: It means a personal computers with an Intel x86-compatible processor running Microsoft Windows (sometimes called Wintel)

Or let Microsoft play word games like you with a federal judge, and see how that works out.

God help those who do not help themselves. -- Wilson Mizner