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Comment: Yes, the gains greatly outweigh that price. (Score 1) 342

by SuperKendall (#48463077) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

So you would pay $1200 for a hard drive "without hesitation"?

100% Yes for that storage space that ran at Samsung's claimed 1.6GB/s speed...

It would make a huge difference for image management where I'm often loading many 60MB TIFF files in the course of looking over processed images.

Now mind you I'd be backing that up on the cheaper "real" hard drives, but for working with that speed would be fantastic and easily worth the money in terms of saved time and frustration over the life of the drive.

The thing is, that drive will probably be more like $5k which is a much harder amount to take... probably $2k is the edge for my own use.

Comment: Princess Diana all over (Score 1) 108

by smooth wombat (#48458027) Attached to: "Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths
I distinctly remember after the crash there were comparisons between the way ambulance service is done in this country and how it is done in (most of) France.

Here, the general rule is scoop and go whereas in France the idea is perform treatment on the spot then get the person to a hospital.

This difference was used to explain why she died (bled out from internal injuries). The idea was, and as others on here have already commented, had she been taken directly to a hospital she had a better chance of survival than being held at the scene for nearly two hours while they worked on her.

For reference.

Comment: Re:Worth watching this site for a few years (Score 1) 361

There actually hasn't been warming (on average) for over a decade. But it makes it easier for lunkheads like yourself to get the message not to panic if I pretend like there is, and then point out warming doesn't matter - otherwise closed-minded zealots like yourself couldn't read past the initial message, even though scientifically accurate (I know you're not used to believing things with actual proof instead of faith behind them). People not panicking and doing stupid things as a result is my primary mission.

I give it 50/50 we'll start seeing a cooling trend again in a decade or so. I give it zero percent chance you will ever see one.

I'll let you have the last word because the pig and the lunkhead have much in common...

Comment: Re:The cult of Nuclear power is insufferable (Score 1) 145

by SuperKendall (#48453635) Attached to: Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak

Only if you want to rape the earth with a chainsaw is nuclear the worst option.

People who are against nuclear may as well set fire to an acre of tires in their back yard, it would represent a tiny fraction of the pollution you have caused from the continued and future use of coal plants, you dirty bastard.

Comment: Sexist? (Score 4, Insightful) 125

by SuperKendall (#48446357) Attached to: 2014 Hour of Code: Do Ends Justify Disney Product Placement Means?

Have you ever talked to a little girl? Saying that having to Frozen characters involved might interest more little girls is not sexism, it's the most common of sense.

People like you say you want more women in coding but don't want to do anything real to make it happen, at the level it needs to happen - early education.

Comment: Not easy to go nuclear, though it's the answer (Score 1) 145

by SuperKendall (#48444737) Attached to: Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak

It would be easier to get everyone to agree to switch to nuclear energy than to agree to meaningful limits on CO2 emissions

Even though going nuclear is the only practical solution, I don't think it's any easier - you have decades of people devoted to scaring people about anything nuclear, and those groups are still around piping that tune - even to the clear detriment of the earth and environment. They just are too afraid to do anything else.

even in countries that actually want to do something about CO2 (like Germany) are switching away from nuclear, so that tells you how hard the problem is.

Exactly my point, if even GERMANS can't be rational about this there is no hope for anyone.

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