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Comment: Re: i don't wanna hear how lazy americans are. (Score 1) 120

by module0000 (#47388215) Attached to: In Düsseldorf, A Robot Valet Will Park Your Car

I wish I had mod points - you are absolutely correct.

I often go to the Deep South where I have family, and so many people are morbidly obese that no one bats an eye any more, and if you did confront people about their weight, they would say "Oh, uh, it must be a thyroid problem".

No one wants to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions, and obesity is one of those consequences.

Comment: Re:Will this "War on Terrorism" ever end . . . ? (Score 4, Insightful) 349

I don't think the powers that be would like it to ever end. The expression "War is Peace" sums this long as there is a constant threat of war(in this case, "terrorism"), the populace can be made to accept nearly any unreasonable demand in the name of that defending against that threat.

Imagine if you are the commander of a military force - would you rather a mediocre budget because of peacetime? Or would you rather have a "buy anything and everything no questions asked" mandate because of the imminent threat of war? This also appeals to the sense of power the government leaders have - it allows them a constant state of martial law, effectively letting them act with impunity while "defending us" from war(or in this case, imminent terrorism).

Comment: Re:GNOME? (Score 1) 211

by module0000 (#45670837) Attached to: SteamOS Will Be Available For Download On December 13

This is not for "OS" use.. it's meant to be installed on a media-center style box in your living room by your TV. The only interaction with it is meant to be through a controller - it's not for you to compile code on, instead it's for your kid to pick up a controller and start a game without any "computer" work. It's a pretty cool idea when you think about it, let people build their own "console gaming systems", and just give them a nice OS that will drive them.

Comment: Re:SUCK A COCK (Score 1) 75

by module0000 (#45658179) Attached to: High-Frequency Trading For Your Private Data

I wish the consumers would get the hell off *all* our lawns. I only want to deal with enthusiasts and know, people as interesting as we are to ourselves. The rest of the users should come up with their own watered down "internet" of facebook and similar bullshit. Oh wait...don't know how? Brain full of sports statistics and beer preferences? Think sockets and ports are car-mechanic terminology? Too bad, you lose, GTFO. The unwashed masses were the worst thing to ever happen to the internet, and I really wish they piss off - kindly or otherwise. Just leave.

The "golden days" main appeal to me was that due to the technical difficulty of connecting to what people refer to as the internet(or ARPAnet then), ruled out the possibility of 99.999% of the current users ever having a chance at participating. *Sigh*, if only it could have stayed that way. I realize every idiots likes to feel "involved", and is thrilled to death to be here with their cat pictures and facebook "likes"...but really? They contribute nothing but e-commerce dollars and ad-views to companies of superior business cunning and intellect. Good for the companies I suppose, but bad for the enthusiats and engineers forced to breath the same air.

I realize this is just a big "get off my lawn" post...but really, get off ALL our lawns. It's disgusting, all of them are disgusting. This must be how genocidal maniacs felt about the cultures they were butchering - I *hate* them, can't stand them, and wish all the worst for them. Not sure how it's gotten this way, but for some reason I'm mainlining the Haterade(tm) on their account at this moment.

TLDR; I like the type of website you describe. A hobbyist and generally intelligent human is the only person who should have a right to be here.

Comment: Re:I am confused. (Score 2, Insightful) 52

by module0000 (#45632637) Attached to: Meet Paunch: the Accused Author of the BlackHole Exploit Kit

You're not buying the skeleton of the kit - you're buying the kit equipped with the latest 0-days to be effective. The last thing you'd want to do after you pay thousands for a 0-day exploit and the kit as a payload - is give it away. Then it's in the wild and antivirus is going to protect against it.

Comment: Re:Limited uses. (Score 1) 183

by module0000 (#45629767) Attached to: Intel SSD Roadmap Points To 2TB Drives Arriving In 2014

Only way to get it done within the backup window - 40-50 clients at a time, out of ~750. The idea is to get as close to 100% capacity for network/IO as possible, without creating a backlog. Ideally, with an unlimited budget we could just double or triple our backup destinations, but that's not an option right now.

Comment: Re:Limited uses. (Score 2) 183

by module0000 (#45628965) Attached to: Intel SSD Roadmap Points To 2TB Drives Arriving In 2014

I'm not quite sure exactly where these would be used, other than in niche systems that need large amounts of local, superfast storage.

Wireless access to a NAS? You've got it backwards _you_ are the 'niche'. Every NAS I touch is connected via 10GB, and in some cases bonded 10GB lines that aggregate to 40-50GBS. We don't want these for playing warcraft at home - we want them for work.

Example: I have NAS's as storage targets for backup daemons that receive 40-50 simultaneous backup streams from clients. Each stream can average 120-150 mBytes/sec on it's own; usually the network link is the bottleneck. Even if we pack several dozen 15k SAS drives in the bays - they can't handle that without the network buffer backlogging waiting on disk IO. Solutions like larger and faster SSD's fix these business problems for us.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"