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Comment Where is he pulling these numbers from? (Score 1) 466

I studied a bit of thermodynamics in college some too many years ago and even then the total efficiency of an old eastern europe '80s coal burning design was better than that. If you factor in that during winter the same plant is also providing heating for the adjacent city you get even better numbers. Also switching power supplies (virtually all cell phone chargers made in the last 10 years) are much better than 50% with many (mostly?) over 80%.

Comment Re:If Sourceforge is any example (Score 1) 80

It's git, changing the origin is not hard, and you should already be keeping a local mirror copy up-to-date. The most that they could keep hostage is the issue trackers and wiki, migrating those in times of anger is not the end of the world.

That's part of the appeal of github, they can't keep anything of value hostage.

Comment home built sandybridge i7 (Score 1) 558

Home build system inside a Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 (because the side panels are actually covered in thick noise insulation)

* Sandybridge i7 2600k chosen over an i5 because VMs and k because it was at the same price as the non k version.
* Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P rev 1.0 motherboard
* 16Gb RAM (Corsair Vengeance Blue) because blue looks good on the gigabyte motherboard
* Corsair HX750i PSU because unless I game the fan stays off
* Crucial 256 SSD (for boot, LR catalog, etc.)
* 4 x 2TB WD Greens in RAID10 (for raw photos, videos, games)
* 450Gb velociraptor (for VMs, as it's faster than the raid10 array and also because it allows writing velociraptor in the description)
* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost (enough for 1080p kerbal space program and euro truck simulator 2 )
* optical drive, second network card, serial port
* cheap philips 22' lcd

  I used it maninly for VMs (experimenting networking, ha setups, etc.), photo editing, gaming. It's barely making any noise because the case is well insulated and the fan's are well chosen and can run at low speeds.

Comment Re: Some good data... (Score 1) 434

I was not complaining, simply correcting a statement.

Offtopic but you asked: I bought Samsung because the hardware is better than the nexus 5 (the 6 is to big for my taste), has a SD card slot and actually some Samsung apps spare me the half assed crap google pulls in order to shove g+ and hangouts down my throat.

Comment Re:This never works (Score 1) 304

I don't understand. Nobody bothers pirating physical/legal media, that's why DRM only hurts paying customers. Any of the "plebs" knows he can get the file off piratebay and incidentally that file won't require DRM chips, phoning home, standing on your right toe while tickling your left ear in order to play.

Comment Re:Inaccurate headline. (Score 1) 649

I'd look at a statistic:

1. How many accidents have happened in the last years due to misprograming of ECUs. (Not damaging brakes trying to replace them, no law will stop the idiot from kiling himself and others)

2. How many independent and small shops that eat into automakers profits will close down due to the impossibility of performing any but the most simple repair jobs? Or how many of the exorbitantly expensive "authorised" programmers they will sell to such shops?

Yes, sure, it's for our safety.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson