Now when I say my peak rates are less than 25% of broadband speed, maybe I can get some sympathy
The spare platter strategy does nothing to reduce this failure mode. In fact, all modern disks already have spare space for bad block relocation.
Including pretty much everything with an onboard controller. "Modern" is understating the case.
If I were expecting an array to last a long time without being touched, I would expect it to have a whole bunch of spares that never even got heated up until they were needed, just sat there in the box enjoying living in a relatively temperature-constant environment. Sure, there's fluctuations, but they'll all be within the operating temperature range of the drives.
It's not all about you. I'm talking about
...so it's all about you?
A cellphone phone is a thing and it's usually connected to the internet. An internet of things no less.
I'm pretty sure that you know that these "things" are things which have a purpose other than being a computer, which a cellphone doesn't. (POTS being obsolete today, though still useful)
Or maybe people just used the term "embedded" previously and are now using "IoT" because of it being fashionable
Many of those embedded systems don't even have network interfaces, let alone are capable of participating on an internetwork using TCP/IP.
Smart, but if we're going to substitute the jobs of editors with Google then maybe we should go all out. Instead we're paying useless editors
Who is this 'we'? I run adblock (and I'm eligible to have ads disabled anyway) and I don't recall ever cutting Slashdot a check.
As if "the internet of things" is somehow more special than the idea that as the tech gets cheaper, more and more things will connect to wireless networks.
Yes, the idea is that this time has come. It hasn't, but believing that it has will usher it in as the increased demand produces the parts we need to actually do the thing. In the meantime a lot of startups will rise and asplode.
Google is working on enabling OpenPGP-encrypted e-mail for Gmail with a Chrome extension: https://github.com/google/end-...
Or you can have it on Firefox right now with enigmail. Or well, you could. Maybe it doesn't work any more. I had nobody to exchange encrypted email with, so I no longer have it installed.
If they connect anything that lives inside your network, at any time, or that even has a VPN connection your internal networks at any time, you have a security problem.
If they can physically do that, then you have a problem. I hear even Windows comes with IPSEC, maybe you could do something about that.
Note that you would not be able to charge the tablet at the same time.
Sure you can, just use an OTG Y-Cable.
Anyone else *kinda* sick of hearing about drones? And 3d printing... Don't get me wrong. It's cool stuff, but we've kinda beaten it to death at this point.
Hmmm... *skims summary* I know, let's talk systemd!
I'm gonna insert my reply to an earlier comment of yours here to save me time and space, and because it's a good preface to my reply to this comment anyway:
in other words, they are taxed on the stuff they should be taxed on,
No, these dodges should not exist.
and they are smart enough to not pay taxes they dont have to
Yes, you have this part right.
And now, my reply to this comment:
and if you burden corporations with higher taxes, the consumer pays more as the costs are passed down to the consumer
in the end, the people pay the taxes one way or another
No, you have this badly wrong. If you make corporations pay their taxes, then the costs are passed down to the consumers of their products. But if you don't, then the costs are passed down to every citizen.
I think you have to give a lot of the credit credit to high-quality software.
I think you have to give basically all of the credit to the people who do the interfaces. That's the only place where Apple ever seems to have a clear advantage, the very early G5 era aside.
For those old enough to remember them, changing a BIOS required an EPROM burner and UV eraser. Changing CMOS settings required setting the write protect jumper.
Well, I had an IBM PC-1, and yes and no respectively.
Clearing CMOS settings is still done with a jumper. I do wish that all flash BIOS devices had a write protect jumper, though, and it would cost little to add them.
You are *so* cool! I bet you have a neckbeard too!
I sure do, but any time I go visit a new contract or even just go on vacation, I shave it. It's not an attachment or an affectation, I just don't measure my value by the cleanliness of my neck. It's not my fault I was born hairier than the average bear.
But hey, thanks for recognizing how great I am. I could use the publicity.