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Comment: Re:Old Wives' Tales (Score 1) 267

by Khyber (#49553631) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes

The batteries themselves are DC. You could drop an entire array in a pool full of people and you wouldn't do much damage as they'd all discharge at their individual cell voltage levels as they short. It's not that dangerous unless the individual cells are going past 24VDC in that particular type of environment and someone's within a couple of feet of that pack and acting as a ground path to somewhere else. The inverter equipment hooked up to the batteries, on the other hand, and the charging equipment, should be kept well off the floor. AC-charged water is much more dangerous.

Charging batteries generate hydrogen and oxygen, Hydrogen rises to the top, Oxygen can mix pretty well with a primarily-nitrogen atmosphere. Not a problem for a battery bank, single-level, on the floor. Cooling is about as simple as a large fan blowing across the array/pack, as that's where a majority of the cooling-capable metal (terminals) is located, anyways.

Comment: None (Score 1, Troll) 307

by Khyber (#49552301) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

Almost every Win Mobile phone refuses to work with my WiFi point (thought it sees it.)

Droid phones aren't fully featured. They're feature-creep.

iOs is so much more of a horrible piece of crap now than it was before. It has drastically dropped the performance of my fiance's 4S with the latest revision.

My old Nokia does everything I need. Still works. I can turn on and dial 911 faster than you can get past your splash screen.

Comment: Re:This never works (Score 1) 279

by Khyber (#49548837) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

"Which means no software will be capable of ripping it from screen like you can do it now. Because none of decoding takes place in software, which means you do not have access to decoded stream in OS."

Framebuffer rippers are absolutely nothing new and are software implemented. It's like the most trivial way to capture exactly what is being displayed on your screen. Cuz guess what? It' Microsoft - it's going to pass through DirectX FIRST. BAM the 'weak point' that most any game streaming service uses.

Comment: Re:Cripple Linux? (Score 1) 172

by Khyber (#49543183) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested

" typically the database doesn't run on the same system as the web server."

Maybe if you use shit hardware, yes you'd keep them on separate systems.

Or you can catch up with reality and realize that now days, I could do the entirety of DICE Holding's website portfolio with THAT ONE MACHINE, INCLUDING DATABASES AND WEBSERVERS, oh and for fun one of those nodes could go to just acting as a hardware firewall and router/switch.

Comment: Re:Dell, HP, Panasonic (Score 1) 411

by Khyber (#49543171) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

"I write this on a gorgeous Dell Precision M3800 that has it all: powerful i7 processor, space for lots of RAM (16 GB), dual SSD bays"

Yea. No. That's not having it all.

Come back when you've got 8 Xeons, 1TB ECC DDR3, 24 SSDs, and 12 GPUs in one box. Then you can say you've got it all.

Seen on a button at an SF Convention: Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force. 1990-1951.