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Comment Re:Captain Kirk says... (Score 1) 204

My great aunt was 115 when she died. Lived alone till 106. Open-sourced her body to science.
When she was 99, she had cancer and they had to take a breast. Doctor did not want to do it. She said: If I die on the table or in a bed is no difference to me and take the other one as well. I am not using them anymore.

Comment Re:Painful Life (Score 1) 204

My great aubnt lived to be 115 and was at one point the oldest know living person in the world.
Many people wanted to talk about life then. She lived inb a time people in the Netherlands lived in "plaggenhutten". When people asked if she kne when the first cars came, she laughed and said she remembered when the first bikes came. Imported from the US.
She lived alone till she was 106. She was always positive minded, even though almost all she knew had died.
She wanted people to learn and she gave her body to science. From that came the knowledge that alzheimer is 'just' a dissease and not something everybody will get when you get old. She was the basis for other discoveries as well as a push to do research with 100+ year olds.

She wanted the knowledge that came from her body to be her gift to some students that would cut her open or look at in a bottle. She never thought it would be such a success and she would have been delighted.

She never gave the impression that her universe left town. More that she was welcoming a new universe of things to learn. With that I learned that contact and optimism are very important. She always wanted others to learn and that is why she open-sourced her body. She insisted that the knowledge should be used by all. Again: she open-sourced her body.
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Comment Re:Come the fuck on (Score 1) 271

If you run Linux, why are you typing it in every week? Use crontab or if your PC is not on all the time, make it part of you shutdown and/or startup process.
If it is a portable, let it verify if you are connected to you homework or not before it launched.
A nice program tro use for incremential backups is

Comment Re:#1 source of malware is ads on mainstream sites (Score 1) 115

My backup process is
1) Incremential
2) Mount RX, backup to NAS, mount RO
3) Backup from NAS1 to NAS2. NAS2 is not directly connected to the PCs and is dedicated for backup of the backups.

Data like music and movies and pictures are always RO as soon as they are sorted. Process:
1) rip or download or copy
2) mount RW and moving of data
3) Remount RO

As much as possible is left as RO. Not so much because I am afraid of hackers, but to protect me from my own stupidity.

Comment Re:Why not sooner? (Score 2) 75

Why did it take GE so long to load up on sensors, and computers, for its multimillion dollar turbines? This could have been done 15 years ago. For the stuff GE sells, it is worth hiring people to squeeze out an extra few percent of performance.

I'm not sure what in the hell this is all about except as MBA babble. GE turbines, fixed and mobile have had an extensive sensor suite for years. Does anybody think you're going to run a multi million dollar device with a couple of gauges and an on / off switch? Maybe they're going to rethink how they put together toaster ovens but that hardly seems to be much of a headline.

Nothing to see here, move along.

Comment Make a restore plan first (Score 3, Informative) 271

I have the following:
1) 1 SDD that I work on and another that is mirrored every day. If one disk fails, I have another. This is my working disk.
2) Incremential backup of data that changes often, like emails or some directories I work in. Mostly use if I delete a file by accident. Just copy it back and be done. This goes to a NAS.
3) Data that does not changes often, like movies, images and music is stored on a NAS.
4) Second NAS to backup the data of the first NAS.
5) Essential data (less than 10MB) is put on my website on a personal directory. This is data that I might need in case of the house burning down.

So when something goes wrong (unless the house burns down, but the I have other problems and my music is not one of them.) I have a way to restore it.

The most important thing however is not to backup, but the knowledge on how to restore it. You need to test that out from time to time. I have people seen who did backups to /dev/null to test it and forgot to remove that parameter.

What you can do if you REALLY need to have things off site, like photos and other things that you can't replace is just buy a dedicated HD that you put this data on and keep it in a drawer at your office. Once a month or so you take it home and add the new data.
And if that disk is full, buy a new one or a bigger one. If data is really THAT important, the price of the HD is well worth it.

But again, test the restore.

Comment Re:And he still chain smokes (Score 1) 204

It's not surprising to see the western media censoring the second most remarkable fact about this fellow -- he still smokes video. Similarly, the officially recognized longest living man and woman on the world and only two humans verified to have lived beyond 120 years of age were both smokers (Jean Calment and Shigechiyo Izumi.

Unlike that non-English video where he smokes almost throughout, in this English speaking video, they blur his cigarette in a crude attempt to hide the fact that doesn't fit in our antismoking Matrix. With the reporter's strong antismoking position thus clear, the implication is that he couldn't get several minutes of continuous footage without the old timer lighting up i.e. the fellow must still be practically chain smoking (not unusual among Indonesian man).

Tar is a pretty good preservative. Cf, the LaBrea Tar Pits....

Comment I am on none of them (Score 1) 207

The only one I have is here and Imgur and that gets deleted every month or so. And when I travel, I use a separate mailbox for each trip. Easier to organize. So they could get the email, but they have that already as it was the one I used to apply for my Visa. So they can follow it, but they already know where I am going, because I had to enter that on my Visa.
And that address will be deleted when I get back.

And why do they need it? NSA unable to crack https?

Comment Re:chain of custody (Score 1) 90

Well it's interesting since the iDevices don't store a fingerprint. They store a hash of the results of a fingerprint sensor. It's not like they can reconstruct a real fingerprint and send it to the FBI. For it to be useful in a forensic sense it the perp would have to put her finger on an 'Apple fingerprint hash device' whose internals were open enough to satisfy a well heeled defense team and Apple use the device to say this person was or was not the person who fingered the phone at a certain time. Sounds like a lot of hassle to go through for Apple just to add a bit of evidence to a criminal case for a couple hundred dollar device with a cracked screen.

Also sounds pretty clunky for a misdemeanor theft case. Mostly, police departments would like you to just talk to your insurance company and forget the phone.

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