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Comment Re:Skyrim video is fake (Score 1) 118

The is shit in crowd need to have their balls stomped on after being set on fire.

Most OS are designed to run on actual hardware. Virtualization is great for servers where the primary focus is the NIC(s) and not the GPU(s).

ie : Stop trying to expect great performance when you are trying to fit a square cube through a small round hole.

Yes ... BUT ONLY for type 2 hypervisors. VirtualBox, VMWare Player/Workstation are both crappy and horrible hypervisors which do not access hardware directly and use buggy drivers on the guest OSes and then use a bugger host wrapper to communicate with the host drivers and OS.

Type 1 hypervisors such as KVM support gaming with full hardware access.Shoot Linus went crazy and got 7 freaking +90 FPS battle going with 7 AMD video cards with full native performance!

So yes with a right hypervisor such as Hyper-V Win10 pro anniversary edition, VMWare ESX, and KVM you can use the OS very close to the bare metal as a type 1 hypervisor goes underneath the os at ring -1 inside the CPU.

KVM is free and so are some tools and Hyper-V is there for cheap if you use Windows Home or free if you have Windows 10 pro to run ReactOS.

Comment Re:LOOKS good, but what can it do? (Score 1) 118

I would be so very grateful to the ReactOS community if I could run Office (2007 is fine), Zotero and some version of SolidWorks on it. I don't even dare to install ReactOS to try, as the disappointment would be crushing. Basically, I hope to not be forced to install Windows 10.

I think a VM would be better suited. Unfortunately Virtualbox maybe but it is a shitty type2 hypervisor and so is the now no longer developered VMWare workstation.

I seen a commercial version of KVM on linustechtips where he ran up to 7 virtual machines with full GPU access on a monster Xeon box running Windows 10 guests with some AMD Nano's all running with the native win64 Crimson drivers too!

KVM lacks a gui, but if it supports direct access to the hardware you can run your Windows OS as a guest with all it's drivers. The commerical KVM package had a tool to make an image off a hard disk and turn it into a VM too under Linux.

Perhaps this would be your best bet in a couple years once KVM and more gui tools come out if you want to continue to use your Windows 7 setup (with internet now turned off) as a guest inside a Linux OS host. Ram is cheap and another SSD is cheap these days too so you can keep your existing disk?

Comment Re:NTFS (Score 1) 118

And why should they? What is so great about NTFS apart from it being ancient and slow? Even Microsoft was hoping to abandon it in Vista, but the replacement fell victim to the scaling down of the (overly ambitious) objectives.

Gee I don't know. Perhaps people may want to read their data they created from Windows.

Comment Re:You forget that (Score 1) 261

I think the caring (more) for women is at least partially biologically hardwired, but of course, the advantage of being human is that we don't have to obey our hard wiring when it conflicts with a reasoned ethical position.

Treating men and women when they're on the down and out could happen if we applied ourselves. But currently, as a society, we're more concerned with treating men and women equally in boardrooms, and as there are fewer women on the bottom, well... it's not an area I see getting a high priority in the near future.

Comment Re:You forget that (Score 1) 261

Oh, I understand it very well, and was active in a rare non-judgemental forum for a long time. The actual act itself is often triggered due to short term events, but people contemplating suicide have often lived with depression a long time, and among them, interest in methods is so high that most 'help' forums will outright ban any discussion of suicide or methods and/or threaten to call police on anyone discussing it. Most will have had suicidal thoughts for months or years, and looking at how to do it is a normal component of that. Many will prepare for and have a method that is at least realizable within a few days to a week.

Most are smart enough not to actually admit to it to healthcare or family, as nothing good for them, personally, will come from that, so I think it looks a lot more sudden and unresearched in many cases than it actually is.

I doubt masculinity has much to do with it; the human body is simply quite durable. If you want to be certain, it all comes down to one thing; destroying the brain, physically or by oxygen starvation. Most effective ways to do that are by necessity quite violent, and the ones that aren't are technically complicated or highly uncertain. As both men and women contemplating suicide will find that out quite quickly, the disparity must be explained by something else. And like I said, personally I think it's largely due to men being quite sure that they're not going to get any long term help, so they'd better make sure they're off permanently.

Comment Re:You forget that (Score 4, Interesting) 261

"Which is not to say I'm unsympathetic, but the issue isn't the disparity, it's the things that drive people to suicide."

That's saying that women are incompetent at suicide. It's not like it's a big secret that pills and cutting aren't very likely to actually kill you and getting information of easily accessible methods that will actually get the job done isn't more than a search away (automotive assisted decapitation ftw!). Being capable of researching options isn't a gendered thing (or we should re-evaluate a lot of things).

I suspect the reality is that the disparity is largely based on the rational projections of future life chances. There's a large difference in the likely development of a life for those who aren't completely capable of dealing with it for men and women. Women make an ultimately rational choice to keep chances high to get help, because they have a significant chance of actually getting help, and even women who can never support themselves will often be able to life a somewhat decent life, get support from parents, attract a mate, etc. While men... well, a failed suicide attempt isn't exactly CV improving material.

So, whether a fully conscious choice or not, the disparity is sociologically and probably biologically rational. Men have better reasons to be serious about it if they decide to check out.

And I really don't see any tendencies that it will change. Rather, I think our care for women is biologically hardwired, and the way society is progressing for the moment, being unsympathetic to men is more popular than ever. I mean, fuck, look at something like BLM; even if, in reality, the black men are mainly getting shot due to being male rather than being black, would you try launching a 'mens lives matter' movement? I think not.

Comment Re:Decommissioning servers (Score 1) 501

Did you run shred on a server after the FBI said it wanted the data on it?

HILLARY CLINTON AND HER TEAM DID NOT DO THIS.

My god, this is like the fifth person to falsely claim that she did in this discussion. Don't you people read jack shit before you post? Or it is all "Beitbart" and the "Weekly World News", Hillary Clinton with space alien? You seriously imagine that the GOP in Congress wouldn't be trying to find her in Contempt if she'd done anything like this? That the FBI wouldn't have done a thing?!?

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/08/politics/hillary-clinton-benghazi-subpoena-gowdy/

"In fact, Trey Gowdy did not issue a subpoena until March, months after she she'd done that review. Further, the subpoena was specifically asking for documents pertaining to Libya and the attacks on our facility in Benghazi, documents which, along with tens of thousands of others, she had already given to the Department of State," Merrill said.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the Benghazi panel, called Gowdy's hit Wednesday a "stunt."

"It appears clear that Secretary Clinton was answering a question about whether she deleted emails 'while facing a subpoena,'" Cummings said in a statement Wednesday.

God DAMN do I want silly season to be over, where people will go back to merely lying about their high scores on games, rather than crap like this

Comment Re:I use something regularly; am *I* a criminal? (Score 1) 501

You are correct to a point. Cleaning up is a good thing to do before decommissioning a server, but doing that after a subpoena for those emails is called destruction of evidence.

And Hillary Clinton didn't do this, although it's now becoming very apparent that people who dislike her incorrectly imagine that she did,

Comment Re:Admin Wipes Drives on Decommissioned Server (Score 1) 501

Um WRONG, her lawyers and her went through said emails then deleted them AFTER they subpoena for them it wasn't before the fact.

Um, YOU are the one who is WRONG. The subpoena was issued in March. They were deleted in thew previous December.

I don't want to spam slashdot with a bunch of redundant posts, but this is just flat out factually incorrect. You can see my other posts where I link to sources.

Comment Re:Any Evidence that this story is correct? (Score 1) 501

Here is what we know for a fact, 30k emails WERE deleted after the subpoena.

Again (and I have to repeat myself because this keeps coming up), this is a 100% FALSE assertion.The emails were deleted in December. Gowdy issued the subpoena (and, mind you, only for Benghazi related subjects) in March.

"In fact, Trey Gowdy did not issue a subpoena until March, months after she she'd done that review. Further, the subpoena was specifically asking for documents pertaining to Libya and the attacks on our facility in Benghazi, documents which, along with tens of thousands of others, she had already given to the Department of State," Merrill said.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the Benghazi panel, called Gowdy's hit Wednesday a "stunt."

"It appears clear that Secretary Clinton was answering a question about whether she deleted emails 'while facing a subpoena,'" Cummings said in a statement Wednesday.

Comment Re:Too secure for insecure? (Score 1) 501

But did Bush delete them AFTER being subpoenaed like Hillary did?

This is a 100% FALSE assertion.The emails were deleted in December. Gowdy issued the subpoena (and, mind you, only for Benghazi related subjects) in March.

"In fact, Trey Gowdy did not issue a subpoena until March, months after she she'd done that review. Further, the subpoena was specifically asking for documents pertaining to Libya and the attacks on our facility in Benghazi, documents which, along with tens of thousands of others, she had already given to the Department of State," Merrill said.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the Benghazi panel, called Gowdy's hit Wednesday a "stunt."

"It appears clear that Secretary Clinton was answering a question about whether she deleted emails 'while facing a subpoena,'" Cummings said in a statement Wednesday.

Comment Re:Never that specific program (Score 1) 501

Nothing is every guaranteed, but zeroing a drive is generally good enough for most consumer needs unless you've got some *really* determined people that are going to be after your data. On modern high-density spinning-rust drives, it's pretty hard to reliably recover contiguous bits of information from a zeroed drive without some special hardware (or hardware modifications).

As we move to SSD's, however, I'm not sure even a random-write will work when the hardware itself may be marking off various parts of the disk as do-not-use over time. I would think that in that case, those bits aren't being overwritten during zeroing and might have useful little bits of data in some cases.

Comment Re:We're all giant security flaws from birth (Score 1) 74

"what's so scary about a pacemaker that can "be hacked" by someone with enough time and determination"

Well, part of it would be detection, and - depending on the hack - range. If, for example, a malicious actor could write a virus that causes all infected mobile phones to take down pacemakers in the area... that would be bad shit. Given the number of insecure IoT devices out there, it need not be a phone, but one of thousands or millions of little devices which could be converted to nefarious means.

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