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Comment: Re:These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (Score 2) 132

by bruce_the_loon (#48376675) Attached to: Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

Not an engine incident, but a bird strike that forced a medical chopper to land yesterday.

Also, search for images for bird strike helicopter and see what shows up. Some serious damage.

Comment: Re:In the uk (Score 1) 461

by bruce_the_loon (#48348301) Attached to: Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

; and unlike gun owners who managed to get carry permit applications exempt, the lack a powerful lobby.

Except for Justices Cummerbund, Letcher and Ogler who would be quite upset if Candy and Tandy disappears from their local joint because they got harassed by a bible-thumper trying to SAVE them.

Comment: Re:Disgusting (Score 3, Informative) 164

Constrictors are able to regurgitate their meal in a danger situation. If they succeed in getting the snake to swallow an uncrushable prey item in the first place, it's pretty easy to corner it, provide a visual threat and have it regurgitate him.

Youtube clip of one getting rid of a dog.

Comment: Re:We can do that thing you like (Score 1) 230

by bruce_the_loon (#48264639) Attached to: Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

De-duplication doesn't work that way. The system tracks duplicates at block level and if a configured cluster size of blocks is identical, the file block stream is chained through a single copy of the blocks. If a new version of the file appears, it will fail the block check and will have space allocated to it. If more copies of the new version then appear, they will be chained through the single copy of the new version.

If you delete a single instance of a de-duped file, it is handled the same way as multiple hard links to a file on a unix file system. The FAT entry (if you don't mind the archaic reference) is removed and the reference count to the data is decreased by one. No blocks are freed for overwrite if other FAT entries reference the blocks. So NO, an installer deleting one instance of a de-duped DLL will not remove the contents of the file from disk as the blocks are referenced by other files.

Comment: Re:Onion Pi? (Score 2) 72

The problem that the Onion Pi is not granny-friendly. The problem that the Onion Pi needs to be assembled and requires RP Linux knowledge to set up in the first place.

Some people want the challenge of making the device, others just want to plug it in and go. That's where this comes into play.

Comment: Re:What snapchat claimed to do was a form of DRM (Score 1) 90

Either yours or his is the correct analogy. If the images come from the Snapchat server, then they are not deleting their images as they claim they are. That is your analogy.

If the prevailing theory that the popular 3rd party app for Snapchat is breaking the delete-after-x-hours promise by uploading the image to a non-Snapchat server so it can be accessed later, or uploading the image without knowledge of the users of the app because they are sick buggers who want to see what the pics are (NSA I'm watching you), then his analogy is the better fit.

Either way, people stop assuming your arse and tits photos are secured when you trust the cloud.

Eureka! -- Archimedes