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Comment: Re:Ignores how disks often fail (Score 1) 141

The spare platter strategy does nothing to reduce this failure mode. In fact, all modern disks already have spare space for bad block relocation.

Including pretty much everything with an onboard controller. "Modern" is understating the case.

If I were expecting an array to last a long time without being touched, I would expect it to have a whole bunch of spares that never even got heated up until they were needed, just sat there in the box enjoying living in a relatively temperature-constant environment. Sure, there's fluctuations, but they'll all be within the operating temperature range of the drives.

Comment: Re:Reasons why I don't like the Internet of Things (Score 1) 219

by drinkypoo (#48930655) Attached to: One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

A cellphone phone is a thing and it's usually connected to the internet. An internet of things no less.

I'm pretty sure that you know that these "things" are things which have a purpose other than being a computer, which a cellphone doesn't. (POTS being obsolete today, though still useful)

Comment: Re:What's more irritating? (Score 1) 219

by drinkypoo (#48930643) Attached to: One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

As if "the internet of things" is somehow more special than the idea that as the tech gets cheaper, more and more things will connect to wireless networks.

Yes, the idea is that this time has come. It hasn't, but believing that it has will usher it in as the increased demand produces the parts we need to actually do the thing. In the meantime a lot of startups will rise and asplode.

Comment: Re:Privacy (Score 1) 50

by drinkypoo (#48929643) Attached to: Amazon Takes On Microsoft, Google With WorkMail For Businesses

Google is working on enabling OpenPGP-encrypted e-mail for Gmail with a Chrome extension:

Or you can have it on Firefox right now with enigmail. Or well, you could. Maybe it doesn't work any more. I had nobody to exchange encrypted email with, so I no longer have it installed.

Comment: Re:Liars figure and figures lie (Score 1) 132

by Vitriol+Angst (#48929563) Attached to: The American App Economy Is Now "Bigger Than Hollywood"

Apple pays out 67%. That's on Gross.

If they were to perhaps, talk about the expense of promotion, servers, and the fact that all the toys for Whack-A-Mole ended up in lawsuits, they could use Hollywood accounting. It would still be 67%, but of the net -- which means cab fair instead of money to buy the Limo.

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -- Christopher Lascl