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Comment In other words... (Score 1) 139 to get a large part of netflix's subscriber base to unsubscribe. That'd be the first thing I do if this happens, to be honest. Yes, netflix has had some hiccups, but nothing too bad considering I pay $9 / month for access to their library anywhere I am. The only way this might be good is if they can get even more TV shows on there or somehow fix the media industry's holdback on getting newer TV shows online faster. Lol that'd be the day.

Comment Re:You think the housing collapse was bad (Score 4, Informative) 917

Eh that's a good point. I've interned at the company I'll be working for after graduation for every summer since I got into college (started right after my freshman year). So far, I've done 5 summer internships and a 1 during the school year. Looking back, that's the best decision I could have made when it comes to my employment.

Comment Re:You think the housing collapse was bad (Score 1) 917

What's happening is a bubble, it's as simple as that. Looking at the costs of school now, I'm glad that I'm almost out of it. Yes, I'll have loans to pay for years but I also got a job to pay them off, thankfully. Some aren't nearly as lucky as I was, though, and they're moving back in with their parents if they can. Imagine the fun we're going to have when that bubble bursts, though, and people stop going to college because the cost is so unsustainable. Some will get a better education by actually learning more, others will be in a much worse spot. Even for those who have the money, it's not worth it. Would you pay for 4 years at a school that's going to cost you 50% or more as much per year as you're going to make when you get out of it? Probably not.

Comment Re:Server cold war (Score 1) 347

Agreed on the BASH part. FTA: "[Powershell is] literally an OS itself. You can do anything in it," In other words, MS is saying, "Look at what we have! a command prompt you can administrate the computer through!" How non exciting when the same thing has been available in Linux/other OSes for a long, long time.

Comment Re:Punishment for enjoying speed? (Score 1) 897

The problem is when I'm already passing people on the right lane but not fast enough for the person behind me. Then they tailgate me and risk destroying their front end if I have to brake. And I would brake if I needed to. Not to be a jerk to them, but because I don't wish to hit whatever's in front of me at 70 MPH.

Comment Re:It's time for MS to Split (Score 2) 211

I don't think they really need to split. That'd duplicate resources to some extent, I think. They already fight internally and act like separate competing companies anyways instead of making a better software product everyone benefits from with a common vision. This recent post on Cult of Mac shows this quite well:

Comment Knoppix + Shred = (erased) (Score 1) 403

The default shred command in knoppix is better than dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda in my opinion. To start, shred will show you progress and what it's overwriting the data with (random, zeros, etc). Second, you can specify the number of times it rewrites the data. All formatting is also erased.

Simply enter the following command:

sudo shred -n 2 -z -v /dev/hda

This shred command will overwrite the drive twice (-n 2). Random data to start (defalut), zeros to finish (-z). The -v tells you the progress on the drive.

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