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Comment Re:This will be the death of mechanical hard drive (Score 1) 80

I run my multiple servers in RAID. "failing before you realize it" - mdadm --monitor immediately reports that. I haven't yet faced the second failure of degraded array. Besides RAID6 I guess only a few blocks would get lost, the drives do not disappear completely from my experience.

Comment Re: Yes I'm old.. (Score 1) 267

On my 16-core (not counting HT) Haswell my C++ application builds 80 seconds. And rebuilding patched GCC + running its testsuite I do not wait for as it takes an hour or so. I discarded my box from 2005 after calculating that in a few months I would pay more on electricity than what is worth a new hardware. BTW I haven't played games for about 20 years. But sure for text files editing a 2005 box may be fine.

Comment Re:Why keep funding any of it? (Score 1) 44

If you want Android OS then go for it. I stay with the Linux OS where I have been learning all its library base for 20 years and I have a lot of my own codebase I do not plan to waster time porting to Android OS (if it is possible at all). So I use N900 with Maemo - that is Linux _OS_ and I will use Jolla after I get TOHKBD this month as it is also Linux _OS_. Nobody cares about what is / is not using Linux kernel, how do you find out what kernel is that device running on? And why do you care? Android is Android, that it runs on Linux kernel is irrelevant. Even in the OS you use kernel syscalls always via libc interface.

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