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Comment: Re:20TB? At home? (Score 1) 983

by dogbowl (#46464775) Attached to: How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

I've got nearly 16TB at home and know a number of people who have nearly the same as well.

Here's a hint - DVDs are nearly a twenty year old standard. Movies these days are stored with 1080p quality and can easily be 10gigs each.

Beyond that, I keep all of my home movies in uncompressed format. That and pictures and can quickly eat up a lot of space.

Comment: Re:What's the point of this? (Score 1) 117

by dogbowl (#46371145) Attached to: Agbogbloshie: The World's Largest e-Waste Dump

Harsh as the OP is, I believe thats more of a reaction to a completely fabricated story here. If there truly is a such a problem, then why would there be a need to invent scare statistics?

Free Geek looks to be a pretty impressive operation though. I wonder if something like that would be successful on the east coast.

Comment: Re:Sorry (Score 2) 192

by dogbowl (#46120325) Attached to: Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

Wow. Thanks for the insight. If only you could have been around to honor us with your knowledge a few years ago.

My wife routinely ate peanut butter during her first pregnancy but our child still has a peanut allergy. Maybe you should specify that it is the 'crunchy' variety everyone needs and not the 'smooth' that my wife prefers.

Comment: Re:Wrap rage...? (Score 1) 639

by dogbowl (#40716455) Attached to: Apple Gets the Importance of Packaging; Why Doesn't Google?

Same here.

I just receive a Galaxy Nexus this week. Wasn't aware of the tape seal in the one corner, so at first I could get the box open!

then, once I cut the tape, I finally pulled the top off only to then have the phone tumble out of the box and fall to the ground.

Wasn't a great "first" experience.

Comment: Re:The first question should be... (Score 1) 82

by dogbowl (#39189761) Attached to: Slashdot Visits the Seattle Pinball Museum (Video)

The recent (the 2000's) Stern titles aren't that great. (Although the word is that some of their newer titles are actually pretty good)

The pinballs that could be considered the "golden age" seems to be the ones you are disparaging. Anything Bally/Williams from the 90's is now highly sought after by both the collectors and the players (which I guess could be the same)

Security

Can You Trust Anti-Virus Rankings? 258

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the of-course-not dept.
Slatterz writes "It seems nobody can agree on a universal set of tests for rating anti-virus software, with Eugene Kaspersky the latest to weigh in on the topic, criticizing the well-known Virus Bulletin 100. Kaspersky is one of several big anti-virus brands to fall foul of the VB100 tests, reportedly failing to pass a recent test of security software on Windows Server 2008, along with F-Secure and Computer Associates. At Kaspersky, bloggers have pointed out that they don't focus on detecting PoCs, calling it a 'dead end,' and saying their anti-virus database focuses on 'real threats and exploits.' 'I don't want to say it's rubbish,' Kaspersky told PC Authority. 'But the security experts don't pay attention to these tests. It doesn't reflect the real level of protection.'"
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Dead Goldfish Offered The Vote In Illinois 216

Posted by samzenpus
from the Mr.-Limpet dept.
Election officials in northern Chicago want to know why voter registration material was sent to Princess, a dead goldfish. "I am just stunned at the level of people compromising the integrity of the voting process," said Lake County Clerk Willard Helander, a Republican, who said she has spotted problems with nearly 1,000 voter registrations this year. Beth Nudelman, who owned Princess, said the fish may have got on a mailing list because the family once filled in her name when they got a second phone line for a computer. When will we recognize a goldfish's right to vote?

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