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Comment: Re:You forgot something... (Score 2, Informative) 185

by kimvette (#48647857) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

Comment: Re:Dish Customer Here (Score 3, Insightful) 185

by kimvette (#48646663) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

I have an idea - let them run adverts and offer the channels for free, OR charge cable and dish companies (ultimately the viewer) for the channels and run no adverts. End the greedy double-dipping. Cable and Satellite carriers perform a service by increasing their potential viewer share, which increases their advertising value. It is the networks who are greedy, not the rebroadcasters.

Comment: Re:Just in time. (Score 2) 219

by kimvette (#48592027) Attached to: Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

There are differences in firmware though when you compare enterprise 7200rpm drives to desktop 7200rpm drives - error timeouts for example, and caching algorithms. You can tweak the drives to change the timeouts and recalibration times to make desktop drives behave better in arrays but they are _not_ otherwise identical. Also, although you can throw a SATA drive on a SAS controller (I have such a setup at home) throughput in an array is generally much better with SAS drives. At home I edit the timeouts on my personal drives, but I work in a data center and at work I would not take such a risk. If I screw up I risk down time for 300k people, and would put my job at risk. We buy enterprise drives across the board for servers.Throughput also isn't as critical on my home system. Running desktop drives on an array controller comes with certain risks, even if you know what you're doing. I have daily backups running at home to mitigate the risk.

Run desktop drives in an enterprise array, go ahead, and you'll see drives regularly drop out of the array even though nothing is wrong with the drives. They paused to recalibrate or error correction exceeded a timeout (so reliability in an array CAN and WILL suffer). You can yank the drive and reinsert it then it will run just fine for a while, then another one might drop out. Not acceptable for the enterprise, plus desktop hard drives are not rated/tested for 100% duty cycle while enterprise drives are. They are very similar but not identical. If you need a server (a tertiary DNS server or whatever) with a single drive, a desktop drive may be fine, but do NOT run a desktop drive in an array in the enterprise. Sooner or later you WILL regret it when 2-3 drives drop out of an array and you get called in at 2:00am to rebuild the server. Or, you could tweak the timeouts, risk fucking it up and put your job at risk.

And, on the higher end (such as you would install in an EMC or Netapp filer), have you seen any 10000 or 15000rpm desktop drives that compare to enterprise drives? I haven't.

Comment: DUL list on SORBS (Score 1) 405

by kimvette (#48381565) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

Chances are you're in a DUL/dynamic list on SORBS or another service. What you need to do is work your way up past the first level grunt at Comcrap and speak to an actual engineer, and they need to submit updated lists of dynamic vs. static IP lists to the various blacklists and also key email providers (gmail, yahoo, notHotmail, etc.) and other providers (time warner, etc.) so that they acknowledge your block as a static block of IPs.

What happened is some grunt at Comcast probably fat-fingered when updating these lists.

Comment: It's not the FBI's job (Score 1) 284

by kimvette (#48164111) Attached to: FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

The FBI's abandoning its primary task of watching the watchers and instead invading the privacy of every American is PRECISELY why Google's and Apple's taking a stand is needed.

Now with the FBI sucking up to Congress rather than scrutinizing them and instead continuing to defile our constitutional rights, who is left to watch the watchers? That WAS the job of the FBI.

Comment: Re:Wait... (Score 3, Interesting) 178

by kimvette (#48148127) Attached to: Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

CUPS was horrible then, but Linux printing in general was about 15,000x times more horrible with LPD/LPR being the standard and leaving you with pretty much the choice between a postfix printer (which was pretty pricey until the mid-'00s) or an Epson dot matrix printer. There were a handful of print solutions but they were either very expensive or totally sucked.

CUPS made printing on Linux mostly painless.

Comment: Re:cellular level too (Score 1) 138

by kimvette (#47963195) Attached to: New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

> I think SSRI's (& others pharmaceuticals like it) are extremely dangerous. I would rather them be prescribed Indica or Sativa depending on the need...

That is unfortunately not an option for everyone, since employers are still discriminating against cannabis use thanks to decades of lies from Uncle Sam.

Comment: Re:mostly clarity (Score 1) 138

by kimvette (#47963183) Attached to: New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

> Now, you seem to be hinting that the SSRI made you smarter (i.e. gave you clarity). But that's unlikely for a variety of reasons. Instead, it most likely made you feel smarter, more confident, etc. And maybe that's what you meant - that you had a unrealistically pessimistic view of the world and the SSRI caused you to have a less pessimistic view of the world.

Maybe he is confusing SSRIs with shrooms and/or LSD? ;)

Comment: Re:Then I guess you could say... (Score 1) 222

by kimvette (#47915979) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

> that schizophrenia itself has a bit of a split personality.


Schizophrenia is when you hear "god" telling you to kill that actress.

DID is when at times you really believe you are god, then a moment later you believe you're a receptionist at a law firm, then you believe you're a construction worker - and your personalities may or may not know one another and be friends. It's a really messed up condition - I had a friend with DID once and it was unnerving because I'd wonder who I would be talking to next time I'd see her. More recently I've encountered someone I've been chatting online with who at times insists she is Hathor, the ancient Egyptian goddess, and other times insists she is a different "god" and other times she is just her. Now, she could just be trolling people online but I really do think she genuinely has DID. It's a very strange condition.

What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind. -- Thomas Hewitt Key, 1799-1875