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Comment: Re:do they have a progressive view? (Score 1) 295

by operagost (#46790867) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

its the fact they have no zoning laws

Slashdot, why is this modded insightful? Really-- why? HOUSTON is notable for having no zoning laws. Apparently, the town of West doesn't either, because it appears to be the town with the exploding fertilizer plant that alen is referring to. Zoning is not generally the duty of the state, but of the local governments. Do you really want the state telling you how your town must be laid out? Why do you, as a citizen, want some bureaucrats far away making blind decisions instead of being able to go to a town meeting and actually influence the decisions?

Comment: Re:Commodore Amiga 3000T (Score 1) 537

by operagost (#46790605) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?
My Realistic (Radio Shack) clock radio, with battery backup, vinyl "wood" and aluminum trim, has been working for 30 years. I carried it with me back and forth to college and through multiple moves. It works perfectly and only has a small crack on the plastic covering the radio dial to show for it.

Comment: Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (Score 1, Troll) 239

by operagost (#46787271) Attached to: Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

Well, then it's about time the UK starts allowing their citizens to arm themselves, stop being monitored in public, and paying for stupid TV licenses. While we're at it, the French need to work longer hours and wear deodorant, and the Germans need to have the sticks up their asses surgically removed.

Comfy?

Comment: Re:RAID? (Score 5, Informative) 248

by operagost (#46779767) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon
RAID 10 and RAID 0+1 shouldn't be used interchangeably. RAID 10 is striped mirrors, and 0+1 is mirrored stripes. Both fail if all copies of mirrored data are lost, but with RAID 10 that's only 1 disk to worry about after the first failure while with RAID 0+1 it could be any of the disks in the remaining stripe set, which is at least 2.

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