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Comment Re: Unless RAID is used... (Score 1) 161

nah, had a headcrash of one of those infamous seagate 3TB drives with the 30% failure rate after 3 years this year. no warning whatsoever. you either back up your data regularly, or you don't. (i hadn't for a few days so I got one week of unpaid work, rebuilding a project. that probably serves me well.)

Comment good luck (Score 1) 290

with searching last months 1000 voicemails for the specific information you need at the moment. if you really need to get your emotion across, why not use written words? or attach a voice mail to your written message? i prefer a quick phone call to an elaborate email where i'm pretty sure the recipient only reads every second sentence (leading to a trail of follow up and clarification - mails). but this is just ridiculous.

Comment Re: Facetime and health (Score 1) 159

3d - scanner: not for scanning objects but for measuring distance and size. gas/geiger - o.k., ageiger counter is a bit over the top, but as they are cheap why not having something that warns you in case of danger on your wrist. you're not going to have that lifesaving equipment on you just in case, but the watch will probably be on your wrist. and yes, a smartwatch that's not as thethered to your phone as most of them are right now is still a smartwatch - it's mostly an I/O to your mobile carry around computing device a.k.a. phone, sure. but that phone's cpu will probably dissolve into the cloud anyway, but the IO devices will stay. (besides, the same argument can be made about a smartphone that can't do much without a connection)

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