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Comment He did the wrong crime (Score 1) 246

If he raped, stole, did drugs, mugged someone, I bet he would get far less time. There are even whole groups of people that get arrested over 60+ times!!!

Don't hack. To do so might mean maximum prison in solitary confinement. You think I'm joking, but that's how afraid these clueless people are. They view hackers as some magic wizards that can open cell doors with thought alone.

Comment Re:After seven years you know what I've realized? (Score 1) 112

It's a quote from The Matrix. The name 'Morpheus' should have clued in the idiots that modded this down.

Cypher: You know, I know this steak doesn't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize?
[Takes a bite of steak]
Cypher: Ignorance is bliss.

Comment Re:Paris had cars? (Score 1) 405

The Gulf of Mexico scrubs our smog out thanks to the wind. But if we were in a basin like LA, we would be in trouble. Although cars have been improving in emission standards over the last 10 years. So pollution has been holding its own even though our population has been growing at near terrifying rates year-over-year. The only license plate I haven't seen is one from Hawaii.

Comment Re:Obvious Answer (Score 1) 747

Kind of a slippery slope though. Sure it makes sense for most vaccines, but the bigger idea of "if you don't follow our medical advice, you don't get coverage" could lead to all other sorts of unintended outcomes

It's not a slippery slope at all. It's a fucking cliff! When you grant the Government the power to manage a single-payer healthcare system, you grant them the power to legislate any and all forms of activity and substances that would effect "your" health. Which is a misnomer because "your" health is really "our" health. When you cost us money, you cost the tax payer money. Welcome to the hive.

Comment Re:reduce the amount (Score 1) 983

The "RED" drives you see on the market are no different from standard hard drives, except their firmware will give up trying to recover such a read error after just a few seconds, before low end RAID systems have a chance to kick the drive out due to unresponsiveness.

It's called TLER. And fuck WD for segmenting this market. On some of their older drives (raptors), there used to be firmware setting to enable/disable TLER. I'm pretty sure Hiatchi (IBM) drives still makes this user selectable. Yes, WD is on my personal shit-list of drives not to buy.

Comment Re:reduce the amount (Score 2) 983

I've never ran into a UBE in a RAID5. But then again, that's because I've always used Dell or HP machines that have Patrol Reading on the RAID card. It's proactive checking/correcting when the volumes is at a minimal use. It's frequency of checking is also a user changeable option is most cases.

No. The problem with RAID5 is that should one drive fail, and second drive could fail while in the rebuild process. That's because rebuilding stresses all the remaining drives. If one of them in the array is already on the cusp of failing, a rebuild could push it over the edge. Thus losing the entire volume. RAID6 is a waste in that it's N-2 drives of capacity lost. But when you have to be sure (and damned sure) of reliability and availability, it's worth looking into. Exceedingly so for a SAN.

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