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Comment: Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (Score 1) 207

by rahvin112 (#47896119) Attached to: SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

The Kilo and the Liter are great measurements. But the Meter is way to fucking big, it's almost like it was based on the French meter that was create by a guy who was an excellent military tactician and leader but suffered from small height and always felt the need to compensate. I don't know, almost like a Napoleon complex.

Comment: Re:Sounds stupid. (Score 1) 296

by rahvin112 (#47867825) Attached to: WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

Do you have any idea how expensive RAM is? It's a couple factors larger than even NAND storage in price. If you want $20,000 hard drives your idea sounds great but the fact is RAM Is far too expensive. NAND and it's possible future replacements for non-volatile storage are the future. Spinning rust long term isn't going to be viable.

Comment: Silly (Score 2) 448

by rahvin112 (#47826081) Attached to: Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

They don't put disable switches in them because the first thing someone would do is figure out how to disable them. So ISIS would have just disabled the Iraqi equipment, seized it, re-enabled it then disabled the switch.

Not even to mention what would happen to US forces if their equipment contained similar devices.

Comment: Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 3, Interesting) 613

by rahvin112 (#47812107) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Almost everyone I've asked that has expressed hatred of SystemD hasn't actually used it. The vast majority either hate the creator or read some blog post, all but one had never used it or tried to understand it. I attribute much of the hatred to a "I hate change" attitude that is unfortunately common in the *Nix sphere.

Comment: Re:Sigh... (Score 5, Insightful) 789

Well he drops a nuclear weapon on Ukrainian territory and he's not going to have ANY friends in that area anymore. He's already made the bulk of the Ukrainian people that used to love him hate him and that would turn to the cold stark hatred of lifetime if he were to use a nuke against Ukraine. Honestly, not only has he broke the treaty to defend Ukraine from the west he'll have attacked them instead.

Much of this war is internal politics to Russia. The west just hasn't done a good job of explaining how Putin has gained and maintained power and much of it plays into the nationalism he's exploited. The people behind all this nationalism want a big strong Russia again, a world power that everyone respects and pays homage to. To get Russian support for his intervention into Ukraine he played up the angle of NATO on Russia's borders, that it was a direct threat to Russia. Now that it looked like Ukraine might beat the Rebels instead of falling to Putin's puppet state demands he's being forced to take action by those same nationalists he inflamed. If he ignores those people his political career is over and possibly his life.

IMO Putin was using this staged "revolt" to put pressure on Ukraine to accept the puppet state status he has gotten Belarus and others to take. But Ukraines armed forces winning the battle was something they didn't think was possible. I believe they thought that it would grind to a standstill and when winter rolled around and Ukraine started freezing without gas the government would need to negotiate where Putin's demands for the customs union and such go into play and he turns them into a puppet state again. Ukraines military advances the last few months have raised the spectre that Ukraine may beat the insurgent forces before winter. Combined with Ukraine's threat to join NATO this forced Putin's hand with the nationalists. He literally doesn't have a choice here as his own ass is on the line.

Comment: Re:Would it really be worse without patents? (Score 5, Interesting) 75

by rahvin112 (#47809995) Attached to: SpaceX Challenges Blue Origin Patents Over Sea-Landing Rocket Tech

It costs about 3 million dollars to take a patent case to court. No small business with a patent that's being violated can sue the big boys over patents because they can't afford the legal expenses. My uncle ran a business that sold a patented item to the mining business. Because the business was small they contracted with a larger company to produce the product using the small business input materials. The bigger business would routinely produce the patented item using the small business materials and was selling them in direct competition to the small business.

No matter how loud or how threatening my Uncle could be would intimidate the larger business because the lawsuit would bankrupt the smaller business and they'd just buy them out cheaper than their value (they told him as much when he was trying to stop them). There was literally nothing he could do because the value of the goods though a lot of money to the small business wasn't anywhere near the cost of the suit. The larger business made a point of producing just a small enough number of items for themselves that it would never be enough money to draw a lawyer in on contingency. Because they were pretty much the only company in the US that could produce the items he was screwed either way.

Like much of the legal system in this country it's become too expensive and too complicated for small businesses to go after larger ones. This applies especially to patents. Patents are not being used by small inventors.

Comment: Re:My weight loss diet last January (Score 3, Informative) 587

by rahvin112 (#47808487) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

That month of only a quart of water a day just sliced about 10 years off the life of your kidneys. If your urine is dark orange you are actively damaging your kidneys. There is a reason everyone (all doctors, all dieticians, everyone) says drink lots of water, the more water you push through your kidneys keeps the contaminant load lower and works the kidney's less. The less water you drink ups the contaminant load and force the kidney's to process it with less available flow. This damages the kidney's. This is basic knowledge about how the kidney's function and you shortened the life of your kidney's significantly. What you did was very very stupid.

Comment: Re:Calorific value? (Score 1) 587

by rahvin112 (#47808375) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

You do realize that the study is an actual scientific study to validate the low carb dieting (which includes the current paleo fad)? Without that scientific backup it's just anecdotal evidence and what atkins and others were saying was nothing but what every diet seller has said. With the scientific backup it becomes real nutritional information with real evidence backing it up.

Comment: Re: But is it reaslistic? (Score 4, Insightful) 369

Yea and it's not the middle ages either and there are no strains of plague that are anti-biotic resistant. The only Bacteria that are scary are anti-biotic resistant ones, all the rest can be cured with a dose of anti-biotic. That's why people with the real knowledge don't research bio-weapons from bacteria, they use viruses that have no effective treatment option.

This sounds like some rank amateur typing up a letter that says "we could do X" where X is some fanciful attack. What I see here is groups like the CIA playing this up as a fund raising drive even if the "plan" is stupidly simple and not even viable. This in fact sounds a lot like the yellow cake uranium crap they pushed into the media.

People need to stop falling for this BS.

Comment: I doubt it even makes it to the atmosphere (Score 3, Insightful) 273

by rahvin112 (#47749755) Attached to: Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

That methane dissolves into the water long before it reaches the surface and re-emerges, I would be surprised if even a small percentage of it make it to the atmosphere because bacteria would consume the dissolved methane before it can reach the surface. Even in the atmosphere where there is very little life the methane only lasts a couple decades, but in the ocean where it's teaming with life I doubt very little of it makes it to the surface.

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. -- Emerson