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Comment: Re:Quick question (Score 1) 56

by citizenr (#48599131) Attached to: Raspberry Pi In Space

You know what else is stupid? You :)
Old hat NASA engineers have been repeating that same old story about hardening for years. They all said it cant work, will be unreliable, is a waste of time and money. All until Phonesat was tested and worked.
http://www.space.com/21036-spa...

Today there is over 100 NONhardened satellites in orbit
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/p...

They cost thousands instead of millions of dollars, and work just fine. You can listen to an interview with one of the founders/engineers here:
http://www.theamphour.com/220-...

Comment: Re:Archive? (Score 1) 219

by citizenr (#48589489) Attached to: Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

Yep, I remember watching some Linux conference about upcoming hot new SMR tech (2 years ago?), and I think they said those drives are read-modify-write on every write, that is the price you have to pay for huge capacities.

They are targeting long term storage, and will be useless for desktop/server use.

Comment: "on this scale" (Score 2) 129

by citizenr (#48490773) Attached to: Graphene May Top Kevlar As a Bullet-Stopping Material

>We cannot use conventional techniques such as a gun barrel or gunpowder [on this scale]

this means they essentially made bulletproof vest for a LEGO figurine, or a green army men

> 2000mph by the gases produced by laser pulses rapidly evaporating a gold film

yep, it will work great next time someone wants to shoot a speck of DUST at you

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