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Comment: Re:Headline != Story (Score 3, Informative) 90

750GB is the amount they can fit one one chip package - i.e. what they could fit on a SD card. A typical gum stick SSD has several of these (usually around 5), hence the 3-4TB per gumstick estimate. A 2.5" drive will typically have more like 12-15 of them, hence the 10TB estimate.

Comment: Re:not the problem (Score 2) 90

You have a faulty SSD if you've got to 12% worn in 1 month. For a non-faulty 840 EVO 1TB that's a physical impossibility. 12% wear would imply that you've written more than 36TB to the drive already, which implies writing continuously at 833MB/s, which is higher than the drive's maximum write speed.

Comment: Re:And the almond trees die. (Score 5, Insightful) 415

by beelsebob (#49313371) Attached to: How 'Virtual Water' Can Help Ease California's Drought

No, installing dual flush toilets won't help, it'll barely tickle the problem.

Around 80% of all water in california is used for farming. Of the 20% that goes to residences, only about 20% of that is used for flushing toilets. A dual flush toilet saves 50% of the water 50% of the time, so that's 0.0025% of the problem you could solve with dual flush toilets.

In the mean time, our farmers make huge profit off growing ridiculous crops like rice (yes really, they grow rice, a crop that requires flooding the field, in California), and almonds. By stopping subsidising crops that are just insane to grow in an arid area, California could solve it's "drout" issue overnight. We literally could halve the state's water usage utterly trivially.

Comment: Re:meanwhile (Score 1) 342

by beelsebob (#49284611) Attached to: UK Chancellor Confirms Introduction of 'Google Tax'

No, in Europe liberalism tends to refer to social liberalism, not economic liberalism. Liberal policies tend to be centered around equality for every person, not around the american libertarian "just let the free market do it's thing". In general, their policies run completely orthogonally to being left/right wing.

You're right about the conservatives though.

Comment: Re:Terribly regressive penalty (Score 3, Informative) 760

Except, if you read even the summary, you'll discover that they're taking half of estimated spending money, not half of your income. Someone living paycheck to paycheck would get an extremely small fine, while someone earning millions will be deprived of nearly half their income.

It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.

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