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Comment Re:hyperloop without the hyper or loop (Score 1) 197

HSR is a non-starter for most locations, IMHO. The cost is way too high for it to be functional.

Hyperloop is, from what I understand, way more flexible than HSR, and just as fast (or faster), with less of the overhead. That would make it a good replacement for larger citys like LA or NYC or even in metroplexes like SD-LA and the whole Beltway on the East Coast. It might even work for San Diego - Seattle or Boston-Miami runs.

Which is why I would suggest that if they start building it, start in NYC or LA with Proof of concept. The problem is, that nobody is going to build semi-permanent infrastructure for Proof of concept, as it is really egg-chicken problem.

Comment Re:What's a DLL? (Score 5, Informative) 142

Dynamic Link Library. Typically a shared resource that can be dynamically loaded and unloaded when needed, and often shared among programs.

The problem with DLLs are that there are many versions of the same DLL that often need to run at the same time. Which means that you can substitute one version for another, and hijack a program. Nothing new here.

Comment Re:That guy looks and sounds like a pompous ass (Score 1) 72

You can listen to sweet lies, or you can listen to cold hard truth. I know people would rather listen to lies told sweetly than someone speaking truth.

I've started saying "Am I wrong" when people dismiss what I say, because of how I say it, not because of the content of my message. "You're mean" "Am I wrong?" "well no ... but .... "


Comment Re:If you want to lose all your data. (Score -1, Offtopic) 168

Read the context of GEN 24, where the word is first used. It doesn't mean what you think it means. But of course, bigots don't care about truth.

See also Gen 34:3

I do read Hebrew by the way. :-)

And I am not a Christian.

Your assumptions are more evidence of your bigotry. As is your hiding behind AC status. You should go back an hide under the bridge, troll.

Comment Re:Flash won already (Score 1) 168

Speed of the drives isn't just for Enterprise. Speed of the drives is really measured in IOPs, and just about anything meaningful can make use of the expanded IOPs available on SSDs

Your BEST spinning disk has IOPs in the range of 700-800
Your average SSD is now in the range of 100,000 IOPs

No, that is not a typo.. It is how you get boot times in seconds rather than minutes.

Comment Re:Density is nice, but what about longevity? (Score 1, Informative) 168

You didn't read the report correctly. And I wouldn't plan on pushing anything past its rated limits for writes. That being said, "writes" are the limiting factor, just before general failure. Longevity is more than just writes, it is component failures as well.

It is important to note, that spinning drives have significant drop in reliability at about 42 months (See BackBlaze stats). And while drives can last WELL into 8 years, if you're dealing with critical data, you really don't want to push it much past 42 months. I personally had drives last 10 years. I didn't have any trust in them for the last half of that time.

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