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Comment: Re:Cheap in which universe?! (Score 1) 172

by aliquis (#49533255) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested

You don't need to take it anywhere.

Also the tablet doesn't need to be for you.

I don't remember what the point was but maybe it was it wasn't such competitive and awesome stick for $150 at all considering there existed tables with similar specs in that area.

If the tablet are cheaper and one could turn of the screen then I guess why not.

Comment: Re:Cheap in which universe?! (Score 1) 172

by aliquis (#49530473) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested

but realistically, where else are you going to get a $99 general purpose desktop computer that you can put in your pocket and carry around?

Uhm, his post started out with pointing out the tablets..

They even work as "general purpose computers" (where did desktop happen?) to a larger degree because they also have SCREENS.

Comment: Re:ISTR hearing something about that... (Score 1) 159

by aliquis (#49519525) Attached to: New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

Proof and proof.
I just ask why.

You seem to suggest whatever IO/s value they mention won't be there longer / in reality / whatever.
But you don't say why and I have no fucking clue why that would be the case so I'm just curious / wonder why.

Ok, so maybe they do have some cache then? I guess if it was writes it could had been the OS which held the writes in RAM for some time. For reads that would possibly had been harder.

Then again if it was numbers from the manufacturer I guess one would had wanted to see them from the drive itself.

Comment: Re:BWAH (Score 1) 254

by aliquis (#49507279) Attached to: The Upsides of a Surveillance Society

In this case this run over multiple persons.

On the one hand those of the more nationalistic social-conservative party may have their opinion about immigrants.

On the other hand the communists may have theirs of both the immigrants and those individuals from the nationalistic / social-conservative party they point out.

IMHO the problem could be equally bad in that someone who think everyone should be free to live of Swedish well-fare and that it was ok to hide illegal immigrants (called paper-less in Sweden. Which I guess is just there to confuse people but hidden away under a "no-one is illegal", yeah, being human isn't illegal, being in Sweden when you're not allowed to is. Most of them don't have passports though. In some cases because they simply don't want to) being in charge of the outcome.

Comment: BWAH (Score 2) 254

by aliquis (#49502159) Attached to: The Upsides of a Surveillance Society

All I want to say is it will make people less tolerant about criticism.

We already have society full of pricks who can't accept having their stupid religious idea ridiculed. And then they want to go out kill people because of that.


So what if I call someone an idiot. That's my opinion.
Reasonable people should understand anyone can have any opinion and that's ok. One can have different ones. Just because I think you're an idiot doesn't necessarily mean you are one according to someone else. Live with it.

Also chances are I'll say what's in my mind anyway because I'm used to do it.

If I where to hold back maybe I to would have to resort to go around killing people I didn't liked because there was no way to argue things.

I'm glad I can use my voice. Or fingers.

As for your comment parent yeah it suck that stuff is around forever. Here in Sweden we've got this communist criminal group who mine their own data to use against people of what they believe is the wrong opinion.

People complain if someone who don't like immigrants is in court where immigrants are tried for something possibly even whatever they should be allowed to stay or not.
But then again what if it was people who think we should have no borders and that hiding immigrants was ok and that communism was great? Those people exist too.

Shouldn't the important part be that people could divide their interest and the law and judge based on the law instead?

Anyway, to have this private interest group run around throwing old data around like it matter is just ridiculous.

And yeah. I'll still say what's on my mind thank you.

People go like "Oh people are bullied much more now" or whatever, "lots more hate reported", yeah, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE AWARE / IT SIT AROUND. So freaking what?

I doubt people behave worse. It's just that if I write on a wall on the Internet that you suck then it may stay around forever whereas if I just tell someone then the message is kinda lost after that. Or at least very hard to pick up again.

Comment: Re:About half (Score 1) 293

by aliquis (#49502123) Attached to: Norway Will Switch Off FM Radio In 2017

Then again 1995 ... That's 20 years.

And it's likely cheaper now.
Also the idea is to turn off FM because it cost more money.
Also it's Norway. They can afford a DAB unit.

Now over here in Sweden we don't have DAB. We've got FM.

So to go with DAB would mean to build it in the first place. And have everyone get DAB radios.

But in Norway this has already happened.

Stupid things Sweden do: Build new antennas for terrestrial mpegII compressed TV when money could had been spent on fiber to everyone instead.

Comment: It's shameful (Score 1) 150

by aliquis (#49498561) Attached to: Incorrectly Built SLS Welding Machine To Be Rebuilt

I hate watching Grand Designs and then there's someone who has ordered three glass insulation windows from Sweden (most likely the case, it may just have happened like two times or whatever but still!) and then it either takes forever or there's wrong measurements / doesn't work.

And then it has to be redone and then they are super-happy with the finished product because it turned out so good.

BUT they didn't got their directly!
(Sure windows may be one of those things which become more of a trouble in general in that show.. I still have a feel that maybe the people from UK built things quicker.)

I've also seen it where a team from the US came to build a house and they had brought a nail gun with them. It was just that the others didn't had any nail guns so now the build took a lot longer because people in Europe / in the UK nailed by hand.

And then you wonder why the US is the richer country with the higher salaries and is more competitive ..

(I'm from Sweden but I totally enjoy the English TV programs which is available here (which also is Sweden.))

Comment: Re:The Cloud (Score 1) 445

There exist no simple system where you split the data in two parts which you need to combine to get the original copy?

If so what about splitting it, encrypt each part with different encryption and store them on different storage sites.

Should lower risk quite a bit more?

But the weakest link may be oneself anyway.

"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue." -- Eric Pepke