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Comment: Re:What about long-term data integrity? (Score 1) 430

by bingoUV (#48467311) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

For most of us who aren't running IT departments that equation comes down to something like "ZFS RAIDZ2".

For those who aren't running IT departments, rsnapshot daily, weekly, monthly and yearly is easier and cheaper. Or any versioning backup.

Easier because most such people don't work on BSD / Solaris - so setting up a NAS is the extra step making ZFS difficult.

Cheaper because a lot of data will turn out to be not worth backup - rsnapshot can more easily exclude files that don't look like they need backup. So in a typical scenario, 10 timed versions of 1 TB can stay in 1 TB. Lots of nested mounts can exclude ZFS from RAIDZing too, but it is a hassle far bigger than simple regexp.

Comment: Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (Score 1) 453

by bingoUV (#48447661) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

Human drivers are still dangerous

And no computer program ever had bugs. Honest.

Driverless cars aren't ready for prime time, but they will be

Prediction is difficult, especially of the future - probably Neils Bohr.

They might be ready. It is technologically possible, as this is the null hypothesis, until proven it is technologically impossible which hasn't been done yet. Will there be environmental (legal, economic, social) support for this to come about? Proof required before saying "will".

Comment: Re:16 people? (Score 1) 251

by bingoUV (#48446877) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

It doesn't invalidate the nurses' study because it doesn't try to? The nurses study , at least from its better known results, is about processed carbohydrates and trans fats. This one is about carbohydrates and saturated fat.

Nurses' study is "better" in rigor, but it's subject being different, has no bearing on this discussion.

Comment: Re:What's so special about Google? (Score 2) 332

by bingoUV (#48440823) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

I had heard of poor reading comprehension, but not understanding your own statement? You take the cake. Look, "barrier to entry" doesn't matter to Microsoft and Yahoo - they have already entered. What you are referring to while calling it "barrier to entry" is actually "barrier to becoming the top player".

Free market does NOT depend on this being low, nor does a free market cause it to be low. This barrier being low does a world of bad for everyone.

Comment: So Google can track you more closely? (Score 1) 309

by bingoUV (#48439993) Attached to: Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

It solves the problem of advertisements, which is kind of a solved problem using adblock, and as APK repeatedly reminds us, by hosts file.

But it accentuates the bigger problem - now Google knows exactly what you did last summer , since you have to be logged in to use your hard earned money's worth.

Comment: Re:Yeah right (Score 1) 308

And so long as the majority of voters blindly vote for "their team" regardless of issues or evidence

So you agree with the GP despite taking a tone that suggests mild disagreement?

If the majority voted the fuckers back into office, the majority is happy with the way things are going. Or at least they deserve to go the way they are going. No need to be "open to suggestions", no one needs you.

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