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Comment Re:So far the phone mfg with a public problem.. (Score 2) 51

You mean, something like UL safety testing? All the batteries were safe to use, *IF* used properly.

Samsung squeezed a slightly too big battery into a slightly too small battery compartment.

No amount of independent battery testing will find that problem. The problem is in the design. Nothing to do with battery.

Comment Re:Simple explanation (Score 1) 51

They are all waiting to have a note-7 style catastrophe and then they will adopt the standards as a groundbreaking move. Until then why bother? Its not like Apple is taking *any* flak for the iPhones that catch fire, since they have always had the problem (albeit in a smaller margin vs Samsung).

What a non-sequitur. Why should Apple catch *any* flak for iPhones that catch on fires due to faulty 3rd party battery swaps?

Comment Re:bit rot (Score 1) 475

The medium is rather analog and has a powerful error-detection and -correction built in by necessity. This means a classic disk will either give you correct data, or tell you outright that the data cannot be read.

CRC is now considered "powerful error-detection" ?!?!?! Seriously? Are people that ignorant nowadays?

Comment Re:Microsoft's population (Score 1) 437

And this EO doesn't impact green card holders either. Yes some were impacted on the initial bungled implementation, but it actually says nothing about green card holders who are resident aliens not immigrants. Those initially impacted and detained should not have been. That was an error in application of the EO, not something actually contained in the EO.

Bullshit. The original application of it included a directive from the White House to specifically include green card holders. The Alternative Facts are strong with you.

Comment Re:Microsoft's population (Score 1) 437

All nations should be looking out for their own best interests and not blindly accepting anyone.

I'd love to discuss your evidence that the U.S. has recently been accepting refugees into the country without vetting.

Come on, he has ALTERNATIVE FACTS on his side man! Give him a break! 18 months and at least 9 rounds of interviews and countless background checks, those are plainly just blindly accepting of everyone!

Comment Re:Check out the Google reports. 5 platter drives (Score 2) 114

I use ZFS, with raid Z3, so, I personally go for the cheaper stuff. As long as I replace the drives when it fails, I'm good. Unless 3 of them fail at the same time.

But that's why I do a 1-2 month burn in before I deployed my last set of disks.

Comment Re:Assumption (Score 2) 105

You are really such an expert on 64 bit arm architecture and iOS architecture aren't you? Have you even looked up any of the discussions that happened when Apple first delivered a 64bit CPU on a phone back in the iPhone 5S days, when none of the other manufacturers even had a solid roadmap? And why do you think things that are true in the wintel x86 world applies to iOS on ARM?

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