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Comment Re:What is this Kindle you speak of? (Score 2) 147

I have a Kindle Paperwhite 2 and I love the new upgrade. Not noticed changes to that font, but I only use Bookerly. The UI changed with this release; options like airplane mode is easier to get to, and everything looks more modern and less boring, without a single negative change to the important thing; reading books. Goodreads integration so it's easy to track what you're reading, have read and will read. It sucks if people are having problems reading a particular font but you can inject fonts into books if you like.

You probably can't get this upgrade if your kindle is that old. I upgraded from one bought around the same time to the PW2 just for the built in light, but between that, the touch screen and the new fonts it's a totally different device.

Comment Re:Why Ubuntu (Score 1) 58

I looked at debian and it looks tedious to install and i decided i could if i devoted time and energy to the project i could probably install it but would rather just install ubuntu and get on with it.

Mint is ok and i used it until I got fed up with the lack of support; it's easier to get help when you have ubuntu; also, when you install ubuntu you don't immediately get errors due to poorly configured software before you've even finished logging it. Unity may be shit but at the end of the day I'm not going to be spending a lot of time fucking around with the ui; as long as i can launch apps i'm happy.

Comment Re:Battery (Score 1) 92

You're missing out on a lot of really good phones if that's your main criteria. I've had my z3 for 18 months and it's great. I'm sure i'll get another phone in the next couple of years and this'll probably still be working then. Not sure what I could have got instead that has a replaceable battery. Why is it important? Have you had a lot of problems with batteries in the past?

Comment Re:SSD (Score 0) 92

One thing nobody wants is a microsoft tablet. I know they've put loads of effort into building and flogging them but were they to ever take off it would be despite, not because, of windows. Windows is that awful thing you used to have on your pc before you got a tablet, or that you're forced to use at work.

Comment Real liberals need to stop this (Score 5, Insightful) 664

I have found lately that when I ask my liberal friends about this phenomenon (the erosion of free speech on college campuses by Generation Butthurt), they either feign ignorance or say that "it's no big deal" and quickly change the subject to whatever evil they think the Republicans are pulling lately. This is weak, and frankly I don't know how a true liberal would stand for such an encroachment on their own civil liberties. If these opposing views are so terrible, let them out there to be discussed and torn apart on the public eye, and force those espousing them to defend their viewpoints. Of course, that means you have to be able to defend your viewpoint as well, which is what this is all about.

Comment Re:RAID 0 is not for anything you don't want to lo (Score 2) 73

I have found these calculators work well for projecting the performance and capacity of various RAID levels:

http://wintelguy.com/raidperf.pl/?formid=1&raidtype=R0&ndg=2&ng=1

http://wintelguy.com/raidperf.pl/?formid=2&raidtype=R0&ndg=2&ng=1

Some other guy mentioned RAID 10 isn't a backup strategy; he's correct (no RAID level is), however one thing to keep in mind is that when his RAID 0 array dies, he'd better hope his back-ups are all up-to-date and restorable. With just about any other RAID level, you get an opportunity to replace the dead / dying drive first, start rebuilding, and KEEP ROLLING, with no need to screw around with backups at all and no human interaction even required if your array has a hot spare configured. Yes, technically that is availability, but I'd sure as hell take it over "fuck, there went one drive of my RAID 0 stripe, better hope I can tolerate this downtime and that my last backup set had everything I needed on it." RAID may not be a backup strategy but it's absolutely another layer in place before you need to restore from backups (as long as it's not RAID 0).

Comment Re:What would they expect him to do? (Score 1) 186

" As can be seen, I'm not too impressed with how the money is being spent as well since I think better uses of that money could be used."

I? Who are you? They're doing fine, aren't they? Popular site, not in danger of going away soon? I mean, i'm sure if you have any good ideas they'd love to hear from you.

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