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Comment It's not dead, it's fun! (Score 5, Informative) 405

For me, It's fun and I could care less what some dude did with liquid nitrogen.

First computer, I just used Asus Overclock and felt I got more for my money.
Second computer, I started fiddling with manual settings.
Third computer I pushed it until I couldn't get rid of the heat with air cooling.
Fourth and current computer, water cooled and running awesome (6 cores at 4.3 GHz).

Each time I felt the progress, it's like leveling your character, but the character is you, and the game is real life!

Comment Re:Uh, oh... (Score 1, Insightful) 135

Maybe the reason was that the war with the axis had nothing to do with stealing resources from third world countries?

I have a feeling if a genuine evil shows up, with a genuine threat to the american life, then the current generation will become the greatest generation + 1.

Comment Re:Khan Academy Can't Even Teach Calculus (Score -1) 92

This isn't for college-level calculus teachers....

This is for those kids that tried your course and didn't understand shit.
Key concepts that just didn't make it into their brains can now be smoothed out instead of being a huge gap in the course ware.
Kinda understanding some few key concepts which allows you to grasp the whole better is better than not understanding a few key concepts and getting hung up on it and failing everything.

Comment Love and Tender Care (Score -1) 499

That is the solution.

It doesnt matter how you choose to backup your data.
What matters is that you dont just put it there and forget it.

If this was me, I would get 5-6 drives in a nice little NAS box with a RAID that doesnt let a dead disk ruin the whole thing.
Look over the drives and replace them as time goes by.

Every few years, buy a new NAS box to make sure you have newest chipsets etc.

Comment Re:Spacecraft (Score 0) 722

Me thinks the new guy would double check the server name even if it was called NEW_YORK_ONLY_EXCHANGE_SERVER.

Restarting servers is scary enough as it is, doing it as a new guy is nerve wrecking.

Comment And the U.S system is even worse... (Score 0) 95

And it uses voice-analysis software to help assess whether the person is truthfully answering questions that include “Are you employed?”

To get a credit card in the U.S you just write on the application "YES I MAKE $90 000 PER YEAR" and they just take your word for it.

Saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time. -- George Carlin