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Comment Memory is useful (Score 1) 350

One word: RAMDisk
Two words: Disk Cache

I have 32 gig of memory on my system. 16 wasn't enough, i was running out of memory. with 32, I have an 8 gig ramdisk which I load my games onto (I'm only actively playing one at a time, so if I switch games, I load another). While I don't need it because of extremely fast D drive (RAID 10, 8 drives) and an SSD C drive, a good disk cache is also useful in reducing access time.

It really depends on how much disk access you need to do. I'm writing some mods for a game, and found that when I started compiling on the RAM disk the compile times dropped significantly.

Comment Re:Showing once again how worthless insurance is (Score 1) 119

I'll listen to your complaint after you have collected $40,000 to replace that car you just totaled. Doesn't matter whose fault it was, you will still collect. I'll agree that it seems like they are trying to screw everyone, but in the majority of cases they do pay up. Maybe not as much as you think you should get, but they do. Same for health insurance. I'm going to be donating a kidney in a few weeks to someone who needs it. The total cost of both operations (the one to take it from me and the one to implant it in the recipient) will be over $100,000. Guess what? Insurance is paying.

Comment Re:Define 'Terrorists' (Score 2) 230

Hmmm, ancestral land? Better read up on your history. Israel existed more than 2000 years ago. The amount of Jewish history and Jewish historical artifacts in the land are ample evidence. Add to that the fact that the first recorded land sale was to Abraham, when he purchased a cave and field to serve as burial grounds: The Cave of Machpelah is the world's most ancient Jewish site and the second holiest place for the Jewish people, after Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The cave and the adjoining field were purchased—at full market price—by Abraham some 3700 years ago. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are all later buried in the same Cave of Machpelah.

Comment Re:Define 'Terrorists' (Score -1, Offtopic) 230

Hamas launched their rockets into Israel, Israel retaliates with full scale massive military campaign --- Gaza Strip almost flattened as a result

Ummm, your words:

"Hamas launched their rockets into Israel, Israel retaliates"

Israel didn't start it, Hamas did. And there were many examples of Hamas storing weapons in schools, in tunnels, launching missiles from playgrounds, etc. If Hamas cared for their people (they apparently don't), they would not conduct war this way. Israel did what they could to minimize civilian casualties. I said minimize, because it is impossible to totally avoid them, given what Hamas was doing.

So I ask you: Who are the terrorists? The ones launching cowardly, hidden attacks, or the ones defending themselves?

And all those tunnels built with concrete? Oh, you mean the concrete which Israel allowed into Gaza for civilian and humanitarian use? I guess Hamas doesn't care about using the supplies for civilians, making their lives better, etc.

Submission + - Orion spacecraft launched on time and is in orbit

linuxgurugamer writes: The US Orion spacecraft, on top of a Delta IV heavy launcher, was launched this morning at 7:05 AM EST, exactly on time. There were no holds and no technical glitches

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