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Comment Re:Safety issues? (Score 1, Interesting) 321

When landing a large commercial airliner, the runway would curve before the nose wheel even touched down (which is where the steering is). The pilot would then need to bank the plan to make the curve. This could cause the wingtips to dig into the ground if banked too much. It might not be fatal, but I bet it would wreck a lot of planes. Which would be EXPENSIVE. Do you think the airlines would go for a concept that would be expensive? I bet they wouldn't.

Comment Optane is cool (Score 4, Informative) 109

Optane is Intel's name for 3D Xpoint storage. Right now, it's more expensive than NAND storage, and is only available in smaller capacities. That is why they are using it as cache on conventional hard drives. When it becomes cheaper to produce, and in higher capacities, it's going to be great. It will be way faster than NAND, and you won't have to worry about wear-levelling because it doesn't suffer from insulator breakdown.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 346

Unfortunately, UEFI has made it entirely possible for a ill-tested operating system installer to brick your system.

If it can be unbricked, it isn't bricked.

Certainly UEFI has provisions for entirely replacing your existing (in this case, failing) hard drive with a brand new blank one and allow you to install an OS on your computer. If not, please point me to the Commodore 64 aisle.

Comment Re:What videos exactly? (Score 1) 292

Advertisers should object to sponsoring STUPID videos, not just hateful ones. They have the ability to empower thoughtful, informative, educational, and enriching videos, yet they actually choose to sponsor some of the DUMBEST POSTERS on YouTube. Don't make millionaires out of idiots who post "React" videos. Make the world better by sponsoring TED videos.

Comment Re:Note to self (Score 1) 227

All printer manufacturers *KNOW* that there is a market for refilled toner/ink cartridges. That's why they implement DRM chips into the cartridge. They can already legally:

- Void the warranty on the printer if a 3rd party cartridge is used.
- Claim copyright infringement of the chip on the cartridge.

Lexmark is just being super greedy. They want the sales of those aftermarket cartridges. However, they don't realize that *IF* they win the court case, people can choose to purchase a printer and cartridge from HP, Epson, or Brother.

Perhaps it's time for an Open-Source Hardware Laser Printer. Everyone has a 3D printer now, thanks to RepRap. It would be a nice idea if we could cut all these greedy bastards out of the business altogether.

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