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Comment: Re:I like... (Score 2) 581

by Samantha Wright (#47767495) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
Everyone likes accountability when they have control over it. The cops would have control over the tapes, right? So they get to choose which parts to show and which parts to "inconveniently lose." Every other time this topic has come up on Slashdot, there's been quite a cynical kerfuffle about precisely this.

Comment: Re:Progress (Score 1) 308

by Muad'Dave (#47764893) Attached to: Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

I know you're being snarky with the SAN you refer to, but in all seriousness Synology makes some VERY righteous SANs at decent prices. A have a (now discontinued) 1010+, and it rocks. I run a VMWare farm off it's iSCSI system as well as use it for iTunes and other streaming services.

No financial interest, just a happy customer.

Comment: Re:I'm missing something about this product, I thi (Score 1) 78

by Muad'Dave (#47755425) Attached to: Major Delays, Revamped Beta For Credit-Card Consolidating Gadget Coin

You're assuming the quote you pasted refers to chip and PIN - it does not. From the same FAQ I quoted:

Bank of America does not currently offer chip & PIN technology.

This site clearly shows that BofA ONLY offers Chip-and-signature cards - their chip-and-PIN section has NO MENTION of BofA.

Another ref: http://thepointsguy.com/2014/0...

Comment: Re:Why not just use hard drives and then store... (Score 1) 193

by Muad'Dave (#47747449) Attached to: Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

Dang it, replied to the wrong comment.

I think we're all forgetting that in five years, HDDs may be more expensive due to SDDs taking over the bulk of storage duties and the inevitable redirection of production away from HDDs. HDDs might become 'boutique' or 'retro' items like record players.

Comment: Re:Why not just use hard drives and then store... (Score 1) 193

by Muad'Dave (#47747439) Attached to: Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

Also, you are assuming the replacement price of a new HDD five years from now would be the same as now. This is almost certainly not true. HDD prices have historically fallen much faster than Moore's Law. So in five years, you may be able to get 20GB for what a 4GB HDD costs today. Historically, optical disc prices have fallen much more slowly.

I think we're all forgetting that in five years, HDDs may be more expensive due to SDDs taking over the bulk of storage duties and the inevitable redirection of production away from HDDs. HDDs might become 'boutique' or 'retro' items like record players.

Comment: Re:I'm missing something about this product, I thi (Score 1) 78

Not all, and not even the largest. From the Bank of America site (emphasis mine):

What's the difference between chip & signature and chip & PIN? Does my card have a PIN?
Chip & PIN is a very similar technology, except that you use a PIN to complete a purchase instead of a signature. Both chip & PIN and chip & signature offer enhanced security against counterfeiting compared to traditional magnetic stripe-only cards. Bank of America does not currently offer chip & PIN technology.

Comment: Re:"new" research (Score 1) 185

by Muad'Dave (#47728349) Attached to: New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells

... a bunch of formerly independent cells deciding which 90% get to die in order to form the support structure and who gets to be the reproductive structure.

I'm certainly no expert, but doesn't something like that happen during human gestation? Don't our 'tail' cells die or get resorbed, as well as the webbing between our fingers and toes?

Comment: Re:Yeah, so? (Score 1) 143

by Muad'Dave (#47727605) Attached to: How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

I read all of the original six when I was in junior high/high school. I have not read the final 4. Would you suggest I give them a go?

As for the Dune series, I liked the first book, but they went downhill fast after that. The final one(s) was/were nearly incomprehensible. The only funny thing I got from them is that with Duncan Idaho being a ghola, everyone could have their "own private Idaho".

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