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Comment: Re:Many DDR3 modules? (Score 1) 135

by ttucker (#48668763) Attached to: Many DDR3 Modules Vulnerable To Bit Rot By a Simple Program

To this day I always ask for ECC whenever I buy a new PC - but the only machines I have ever found that had it were Dell workstations.

Always ECC user here as well. With Intel, only Xeon systems come with ECC support in the chipset. You are actually looking for any workstation level computer with a Xeon chip, although Dell is the only outfit with an even semi reasonable price.

Comment: Re:Mod the parent up! (Score 1) 329

by ttucker (#48494469) Attached to: Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

Well, that wouldn't apply, because it wasn't a "disagreeing viewpoint" it was racist FUD.

Yeah, I agree with you. The point is much better served by saying that, instead of making the almost certainly untrue claim that the first poster was paid by someone to argue with idiots on Slashdot.... Furthermore, instead of mentioning the racist FUD, he mostly was just griping about the cited cost of cab fare.

Comment: Re:Mod the parent up! (Score 1) 329

by ttucker (#48492641) Attached to: Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

What is the thinking error where you ignore the message of the post and focus on semantics to change the subject?

My post pointed out an actual logical fallacy in your argument, without insulting you in any way. You reply with, "thinking error", which implies some actual defect in my thinking process instead of argument. While it was a strong suspicion before, at this point the evidence is great that you are an asshole.

Comment: Re:Mod the parent up! (Score 1) 329

by ttucker (#48486005) Attached to: Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

Why the hell would anyone want to pay $30 to travel a mile or two in third-world conditions?

Hyperbolic much? No cab company charges $30 for a 1-2 mile trip. That's less than $10 (including a tip) in every cab in every city I've been in. I suspect you are an Uber driver or astroturfer since your whole post is fucking ridiculously dramatic.

What is the logical fallacy where you claim all disagreeing viewpoints are sponsored called?

Comment: Re: $1200+ for a 15 min trip! (Score 1) 112

by ttucker (#48460267) Attached to: "Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

I can't tell if you're joking, or you're as stupid as any random right-wing loon, like the folks that drove all the smart people out of the Republican party.

All insults aside, whoever pays for your healthcare commands your destiny. Currently my health insurance seems better than say, the VA hospital.

Comment: Re:Flip Argument (Score 2) 1128

by ttucker (#48456261) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

I made up my mind based on the facts that have been presented. I am open to having my opinion changed once presented with further compelling facts. Unfortunately, absent a trial, that's not likely to happen.

At this point, if you want to cite, "fact", that is contrary to evidence that was presented to the grand jury, it is incumbent on you to provide some justification for why the grand jury evidence is incorrect. Otherwise, you really only reveal your prejudice (as you have in this thread) and appear as a troll.

Comment: Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (Score 1) 523

by ttucker (#48456107) Attached to: What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?
From Wikipedia:

By 7 October 2011 the power generated by Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 had dropped to 267.9 W and 269.2 W respectively, about 57% of the power at launch. The level of power output was better than pre-launch predictions based on a conservative thermocouple degradation model. As the electrical power decreases, spacecraft loads must be turned off, eliminating some capabilities.

Realize that these probes are operating decades after the completion of their planned missions, long after solar power would have failed completely.

Comment: Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (Score 1) 523

by ttucker (#48456081) Attached to: What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

so after a 10 year idle while travelling to the comet it would have lost a significant amount of fuel

It was just a stupid thing to say in the first place. Try, "it would have lost a small, predictable, amount of fuel (Pu-238 has a half-life of 87 years), that can be easily compensated for".

Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.

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