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Comment: Re:In Finland (Score 1) 139

by jones_supa (#48465921) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Thanks to the underground cabling, in Finland the last time I witnessed personally witnessed a power outage was in 2006 in thunderstorm, lasting for 2 minutes.

I can confirm this. In Finland you get premium electricity in most places. On the other hand, the amount of "sick" buildings is cropping up: there's moisture in structures, improperly configured ventilation, poor heating, and whatnot. :( But hey, you get proper power to read Slashdot.

Comment: Re:For all the reliability worriers (Score 1) 350

by jones_supa (#48465411) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

600TB total writes - http://techreport.com/review/2...
800TB total writes, and some of these consumer grade drives start to fail - http://techreport.com/review/2...

I know, it's amazing. :)

Actually that story seems to still continue with two of the disks approaching 1.5 PB written.

Comment: Re:video (Score 1) 106

by jones_supa (#48456307) Attached to: Google Chrome Will Block All NPAPI Plugins By Default In January
Newer codecs would still have inflated the hardware requirements. H.264 takes more crunch than MPEG-2. However, as you point out, the main problem is that the YUV overlay is not used in web browser video players. One can see the difference when he downloads a video from YouTube with youtube-dl or plays it via MiniTube: the CPU usage is much lower.

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