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Comment: Re:As a recent buyer of a mid-2014 MBP (Score 1) 204

by dbraden (#49323845) Attached to: Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance

Happened to me a long time ago, but even worse. Just two months after buying my first new MacBook Pro, Apple switched from PowerPC to Intel. I still feel slighted about that, but I got 6 years of good use out of it. Still works fine as long as it's plugged in. And the software is horribly out of date, of course.

Comment: Not as bad as I initially thought (Score 1) 135

by dbraden (#48769875) Attached to: First OSX Bootkit Revealed

I know it's dangerous to base opinions on summaries, but the summary says "during recovery mode boots". So, at least it doesn't seem to be as bad as autorunning files on a usb stick, which used to be pretty common.

It is certainly a serious vulnerability, but considering the number of times I've done a recovery mode boot, I'm not overly concerned about it.

Comment: Re:Shyeah, right. (Score 1) 284

by dbraden (#48464863) Attached to: Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

You're absolutely right. Just a few weeks ago I decided to look into backing up my home storage to tape. The tapes themselves weren't terribly expensive, but the drives... couldn't believe what they cost. And it didn't look like eBay had any deals on them either (or, at least, not at prices I'm willing to pay).

I think $200-$250 would be a better price point, but I would certainly go for one at $300, even if it was an LTO-5 drive.

Comment: Re:OH GOODY (Score 1) 203

by dbraden (#48446101) Attached to: Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

An article I read about the sapphire producer claimed that the primary reason it wasn't used for the iPhone was that they simply couldn't get the yields needed to support the volume.

There's a paywall, but googling the title in a private window might get you a good link (worked for me).

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