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Comment: Problems are (Score 2) 251

by denisbergeron (#48916197) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

The first problem, you don't said how long you want to preserve the data without transfering it on another support!
Because, the longer you don't use the support the more you have these problems :
with HDD, the mechanical part, even when not used risk to jam. Happen for me to a HDD stored in a safe in a Bank
with SDD and other flash drive, especially when not in use, the data (electric / magnetic gate) evaporates
With opticalDisk, except some old cd made in real gold, the data will fade aways is in contact with light.
with magnetics tape, the problem will be the same as the flash drive, the magnetics elements will evaporates.

And with all these technologies, you will need the hardware to read and connect them.

You today are able to find a computer with a 8 inches floppy drive or even a 8 inches floppy drive or a computer that have the ide connector to connect the 8 or 5 inches floppy drive ?

My solution, is to backup and copy often. I transfert my backup support every year or two to a new kind of backup support. First tape and CD, then DVD, then BR, Then HDD, this year TB SSD are cheap enough to be in my near vision for the next backup. And I keep my older backup.

Comment: I'm a Canadian (Score 1) 397

by denisbergeron (#48915083) Attached to: "Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

300$ fee if you drive in 3 feet of snow!!! GEEE! Hope these guys never go up north.

I remember the first time I travel in the USA with my children, they have around 8-10 years old. We were in a restaurants, I order some beer for myself. A unknow local beer, and my children want to taste it like they do here, I give them the glass... then the waiter tell us that it's completly illegal and we can be arrested for doing that. I think to myself, what a real land of the free where you government tell you how to raise your children. No wonder why alcohol crime are so high down there.

Comment: I got one for you (Score 1) 325

by denisbergeron (#48766513) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

I have a Asus G75vx it's a i7 16gb bluray-burner buy mine in december 2013 for less than 1500$ I just upgraded the HDD to 1tb-ssd and 2tb-spinning.
It have very BIG air vent in the back like 12% of the laptop size are vent.
I use it for gaming and compiling, never run over 50-60C.

The support from Asus is a very great.

Comment: I'm a watchaddict (Score 1) 415

by denisbergeron (#48272707) Attached to: How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

I have a good number of watches.

My preferred are the Casio Tough-Solar (I have 5 of them) and Citizen Eco-Drive (2 of them) like the name suggest I never change the batteries of theses.

I also have some Samsung Gears watches, the original watch (v700) on a normal use (ie I don't spend the day playing with 2048 or taking picture with it) can stand 4 days without problem (around 15 to 20% of battery use by day).

For me, the Apple iWatch is like other iProduct from this company: bad technology, bad design, bad software good marketing; remind me the old Microsoft.

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