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Comment: Re:What about long-term data integrity? (Score 1) 356

by jedidiah (#48462635) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Exactly. RAID prevents a drive failure from being an immediate data loss.

Plus, RAID allows me to keep all of my bulk storage online while I am replacing a drive. That portion of my data hoard is not completely unavailable to me while I am copying data to the replacement drive.

Of course you want at least 2 copies of your data.

This is where the relative cheapness of HDD wins the day. You don't just need 1x of what you think you need but at least 2x.

Yes. Take that large number associated with SSD tech and DOUBLE it.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 3, Insightful) 356

by jedidiah (#48462163) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

It's not disingenuous at all. It merely demonstrates the primary problem here, namely the price gap. Larger SSD drives are low capacity and expensive. They are priced outside the range of most consumers while also being inferior in terms of bulk storage. A larger SSD is less able to justify it's price premium than a larger HDD.

Even if SSD prices get less ridiculous, chances are that HDD prices/capacity will keep pace and continue to keep HDDs relevant.

Comment: Re:The Same Game (Score 1) 379

by jedidiah (#48458239) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Most of the kinds of people that immigrate to the US illegally have a total 3rd world worldview and aren't scofflaws in the conventional sense. The idea that they have to comply with the rules of some central government while going out their daily lives is an alien concept to them. They see things completely differently. They don't even understand things like borders, or national citizenship, or something as basic as a marriage license.

A lot of people will take advantage of them because of this too (not just employers).

Comment: Re:Number of interviews... (Score 1) 379

by jedidiah (#48458013) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

100K is only a high degree above the poverty line if you avoid popular high density urban areas.

Furthermore, ANY professional position SHOULD be "far above the poverty line" as such jobs require a high degree of costly preparation. They require more than a pulse. Their price should reflect that.

The price of labor should reflect the financial overhead of being eligible for the job in question.

This sort of "You should expect whatever crumbs your betters offer you" kind of attitude is sick and depraved and economically unsustainable.

Comment: Re:Number of interviews... (Score 1) 379

by jedidiah (#48457949) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

I think a question like this should be more about the applicants ability to "do something" as opposed to just being overwhelmed by the situation. The answer need not be perfect, it just needs to work.

It's really just a low bar to see how helpless a person is.

Can you take care of business?

Comment: Re:Eggs = Good (Score 1) 140

An egg is a food capsule for a baby animal. That means that everything that is required for the development of a small animal is in there. That sounds like something that is obviously going to be some kind of super food.

The same goes for milk.

Plant equivalents will likely be less impressive because they are designed with the end result of creating a plant rather than a mammal or a bird.

The usual hatchet job studies against eggs typically find against lack of moderation. If you simply follow the nutritional guidelines that predate the guerilla vegan politics at the USDA, you should not have any troubles.

Comment: Re:Fact? Assertion? Slogan? (Score 1) 140

We are ultimately talking about a CONDIMENT here. It should not really matter how "harmful" it is. You shouldn't be eating it in any quantities where this kind of issue would come up.

Although the "harmfulness" of eggs is disputed and seems to vary like Paris fashion seasons.

Of course Vegans are going to shout down anything animal related despite the fact that we are not bovines.

Comment: Re:What is it? (Score 1) 140

Um... no. There is not plenty of protein in the plant world. Contrary to popular Vegan opinion, we are not bovines. We are omnivores. We are adapted to eat whatever we can get our hands on with the notable exception of green plant matter. THAT is something we don't digest well (or at all).

Eating an animal living off of marginal grasslands is a much more carbon friendly option for humans than trying to grow anything on such land.

Feeding an overpopulated planet won't be done in a "nice" way regardless of what kind of soylent you try to force on people. There's just too many of us.

You are not a cow regardless of how badly you want to be one.

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