* Posts by Aitor 1

404 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009

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Muted HAMR blow from Seagate: 4TB whizzbang drive coming 2016

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Re: Helium

Helium diffuses in aluminum

http://www.newenergytimes.com/v2/library/2007/2007SchultheThesisExcerpts.pdf

Here, have a thesis on it.

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So, was it really the Commies that caused the early 20th Century inequality collapse?

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Redistribution

So when the rich and the big Cos don't pay taxes, and the politicians overexpend and give perks to the rich, it is the "socialist" state that is stealing from the poor.

Thank you for your clarity.

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Malvertising maniac messes MSN, serves corrupted creative

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And they are

But just prove it was them...

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Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist

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Re: Track Stand? Bah.

Completely agree.

automatic pedals can be ok for city, just unclip:it is safer.

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BT commences trials of copper-to-the-home G.fast broadband tech

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Re: Silly...

It is starting to get available in plenty of places, and the coverage is going to be way better than Openreach, and fiber to the home, so no galvanic corrosion.

You are asking if Telefónica is going to provide 10Gbps, well, I am asking if openreach is going to provide (REAL) 6Mbps DSL for greater LONDON. Not parts of it, but all of it.

As for Albarracin, you have by chance found a small village near a mountain far away from main roads in the lowest density province of spain.

So, when is openreach going to provide that speed in Broadford, Skye?

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Re: Don't blame the workers . . . .

That describes the problem prefectly ok.

Copper/alu requires either proper maintenance or crap service.

As maintence is expensive, most telcos have decided that crap service it is.

Still, ppl insist on copper, I don't see the reason.

For G.fast you have to install fibre equipped cabinets.

The copper/alu is, almost for sure, in bad shape.

Ppl WON'T get 300Mbps except maybe on trials as they will probably change the copper.

It will be "up to 300 Mbps", and then they will get a lot less.

If you have to change the copper to provide decente service, you might as well put fiber.

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Re: Silly...

In spain Telefónica want tu pull the copper cable just to protect the fiber.

Anyway, I no longer live in Spain, and have FTTC.

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Re: Silly...

In Spain Telefónica offers 300 Mb FTTH as standard. They can raise it to 600Mbps or more if needed, including, for example, 10Gbps. And can be symmetrical.

Those "up to 330 Mbps" are already obsolete.

And fiber is reliable, and not affected by galvanic corrosion or cable theft.

It is also cheaper to mantain than metallic access, and almost as cheap to install.

It just doesn't make sense not to install FTTH.

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Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn

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Re: European-style health system

False.

If no NHS existed, then BUPA etc prices would just rocket, as they would have no real competition.

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Re: The UK hasn't had Margaret Thatcher Mk 2 at all.

She did fix problems than needed fixing.

She also made sure that the poor stayed poor.

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Re: whereas ...

It is true.

They won't come after you with hellfire missiles, but if you have significant income, certain taxes DO apply to you unless you take action.

I know an entrepeneur that had adquired US citizenship that renounced it (very expensive) in order to stop paying the IRS.

My wife, is an american born citizen, ans is required to pay taxes to the IRS. Not on income (she is below the limit), but if she sells a house, she would be required to pay tax, Boris style (but with way less money).

As for the article, I disagree.

I don't think it is a great idea to create a credit bubble, but at least you would have to admit that if we give credit to companies, we should do the same for individuals. Or ar we their slaves?

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UK.gov issues internal 'ditch Oracle NOW' edict to end pricey addiction

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Simple solution

Hire more employees, then the software per employee cost will fall.

This is absurd, only a politician could come up with this nonsense.

I am all for removing Oracle, but seriously, license per employee? So in the "IT revolution" they pretend to spend less.. and expensive software that reduces headcount and saves money will be automatically discarded.

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Stop forcing benefits down my throat and give me hard cash, dammit

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I disagree

A free market with perfect competition would mean none could earn more tha enough to eat.

The market will regulate itself, that is true, but we won't like the result.

I would probably get the long straw, as I am an engineer with plenty of certifications and experience both in software and hardware, and in management and sales. That is the reason I am going to become a contractor in a few months (we are finishing a project).

This system would benefit me, but would be terrible for society. It would mean if you are less skilled, you get to either die of hunger or society has to give subsidies to the rich (ASDA, etc).

It is wrong, extremely wrong.

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Petrol cars are dead in the water, says Tesla CTO waving numbers on the back of an envelope

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Re: "...power plants can be fitted with scrubbers much more easily than moving vehicles."

Sorry, but NO, you have NO clue.

Modern cars are still terrible.

When you accelerate more than a bit, they exit the "clean mode" and pollute as much as 20 year old. Same when cold and outside euro testing conditions... manufacturers tend to make the producto work when in the euro-IV-V.. conditions.. when outside those conditions, they still pollute A LOT.

Not to speak of particle filters.. when they burn those particles thay make things worse woth particles so small that can get into your blood stream.

ICE engines are also extremely inefficient.

As for 2 stroke engines, you are completely right. They should be banned.

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Want longer battery life? Avoid the New York Times and The Grauniad

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Re: Try this page

My guess is that some ppl have decided to comment on the publicity on this site.

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Pray for AMD

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Software

Windows doesn't support HSA. Most of the software doesn't, either.

That is the problem for AMD..

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Re: I am sure I am not alone, but...

That has been going on for the last 15 years. The reason was anticompetitive measures (blackmail) from Intel. Proven, yet only paid a fine.. I say that fine was a good investment.

Now that AMD is busted (it is) they no longer need to do that.

The current FX processors can't compete with Intel.

Thhe current gpus can barely compete with Nvidia.. and they have laid off so many ppl that support (drivers, etc) is way worse than Nvidia -> Nvidia is going to be the only player.

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Cell division: The engine of life – and of CANCER. Now some of its secrets are revealed

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Not only flies

Also human celss and yeast are good for this.

My wife is spending her best work years for a low pay at the university.. for the good of humanity. Repayed by "crystal harmony", "jesus loves you, better pray" and mainly "you have less job security than the janitor"

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Hacking Team: We're the good guys, but SO misunderstood. Like Batman

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Crime -> Criminals

They were engaged in crime and weapon smugling (cyber weapons).

therefore, in my eyes, they are the scum of the earth.

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Benchmark bandit: Numascale unveils 10TB/sec monster

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Old chip

I guess this is a proof of concept with old hardware they had.. as those chips are ancient.

Still, quite impressive.

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DEA agent slugged a MEELLION dollars for Silk Road snipe

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Re: Good news story

He is clearly a crimninal.. I don't think he will have soo many problems.

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Google harms consumers and strangles the open web, says study

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Google maps

Used to be great, and now each version seems to be worse... but hey, they can get more ads...

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China's best phone yet: Huawei P8 5.2-inch money-saving Android smartie

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Very nice

But a Jiayu S3 Advanced is 100 quid cheaper, and has more processing power, same amount of sensors.

It has also more battery, and a better camera sensor, but no OIS for it.

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Microsoft's magic hurts: Nadella signals 'tough choices' on the way

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Re: Old rant...

Ok, tell me one. Libreoffice and Openoffice DO NOT count.. I use them, and donate to the projects, but have to resort to the "real" thing for complex documents.

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THIS TIME we really are ALL DOOMED, famous doomsayer prof says

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We are all going to die

But we already knew that.

Yes, we are facing mass extinction: if we do nothing, we will go extinct in a thousand years... or less.

Little time all considered, but our lives are VERY short.. so we won't see it.

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'Oracle, why are your sales f-' CLOUD CLOUD CLOUD, blasts Larry

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Problem: price

They are way too expensive.

I like Oracle.. it works really well... and has an amazing amount of features.. but it is way too expensive. So in new projects, we use other (mostly inferior) databases.

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Duqu 2.0‬ malware buried into Windows PCs using 'stolen Foxconn certs'

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Re: Too fast and too trusty 2.0

Foxconn would be blamed, I would say it is possible but would point at the issuer of the cert leaking it.

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Verisign

If I had to bet, I would bet on verisign selling the certs to a government.

We already know the cert COs are willing to make certs for MiM attacks, why not give the certs to an spy agency?

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Mass break-in: researchers catch 22 more routers for the SOHOpeless list

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price problem.

Isps are the market drivers. And they demand routers at less than 15£. Also, they must be attached to a freely available model they sell, and provide the same security updates.

As it is simply uneconomical to do so, support ia crap.

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There's a BIG problem with Microsoft's VDI rules

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Nice VDIs you have here

It would be a petty if they got damaged...

It looks like they don't want VDIs.. and that is stupid.,.. they could lock the clients forever if they pushed VDIs.

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So what would the economic effect of leaving the EU be?

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Re: Human rights aren't EU

I am an economist, and do say stupid things from time to time.

For me, the Ukip is just another party blaming a minority for all the troubles. Not that diferent from NSM.

Of course, most of the things UKIP says are at least partly true, but many are put out of context.

As for the cost of being out of the EU.. it is not known. But not knowing IS A COST. Money is coward, and if you have to choose between places, not knowing is something that would be on the "cons" side.

As for trade restrictions, at the beginning there would be none. But then someone would point out, for example, that tomatoes from Spain receive money from the EU, so it might be fair for the UK to put Duty on that product. And lettuce, etc etc.

The EU might decide to put duty on car parts manufactured in UK, or a transaction fee on uk banks, and so in a few years the UK can't really export without problems to the EU. Both the EU and the UK would suffer.

Also, the unfair London tax haven would not work anymore.

I don't see a reason for this not to happen.

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Round Two in Sky vs Skype trademark scrap goes to Murdoch's men

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Sky is virtually unknown

Even if you would like to think otherwise.. only british and a few europeans know BSkyB, etc.

Almost everyone knows skype.

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Oxford chaps solve problem in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

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Those were the times

I remember programming with beeps... and then pokes and peeks...

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Excessively fat virtual worlds – come on, it's your guilty secret

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I agree, BUT

My big BUT: if you have plenty of disk access and file access, you might have problems

Also, the carrot and stick leaves users in the cold.

I have seen both happen.. and as the budget owner decides to cut spending, now some processes that used to take 15 minutes take one hour or more. And, of course, that means timeout, so the users can't do these operations, and have to open a ticket to support, who then charge the company. when it works, they just lose about 2-3 hours a week, times 2000, 4000-6000 hours lost every week.

On the bright side, normal operations are faster.

With small systems, I had very good results.. no problem whatsoever.

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Extensive 3D NAND drives very expensive to make

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Capex vs opex

It is clear that capex is greater: you have to onvest more in the factory.. what we need is capex per MB + opex compared

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Non-American nerds jam immigration pleading for right to live in the US

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Re: Rather interesting

There is a shortage.

And it is being created by many years of relatively low salaries and high costs.

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To defend offshore finance bods looting developing countries of their tax cash

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Re: To put it simply....

Wages don't go up with increased productivity: they go down, as you need less workers, and there is more offer of workers than need.

You have to increase the company productivity in order to be able to pay more, and that is different from paying more. Completely different.

You just pay as little as possible, and sell for as much as you can, that is the basics of a good deal.. there is no reason to pay more if you can pay less. Not only you have no reason, but it is bad management to do so.

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

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Re: Its all about "Businesses" being "People"

My grandfather had to move his doctor practice because he was catholic, and after wondering what was happening, was duly informed by the protestant pastor that "they didn't like their kind there".

No one went to the doctor, because even if they wanted, going there would mean discrimination against them.

I'm not telling a story from northern ireland. This happened in 1935 in the Netherlands.

And it is discrimination.

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Re: Much ado?

You reply to a non question.

If you want to serve only pork, that is your problem.

If you refuse to serve pork to jeks/muslims/blacks/gays/pegasisters then it is discrimination.

As for the "standard" service, some services are, by definition, non standard, as photography, wedding cakes, florist services, etc.

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"we cater only to white trade"

Exactly the same. And ppl are defending that.

I guess the the reg has KKK readers.

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Apple's 13-incher will STILL cost you a bomb: MacBook Air 2015

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Re: Low res?

My mobile has more resolution, less battery and lasts for long.

No excuse for a low res laptop at that price.

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Vulture's claws: we find looks AND brains

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No SD card

I have a 64GB microsd.. even if a have a "all you can eat" contract. Is is obvious that there are certain places you can't access your stuff online: planes, ships, countryside.. and these are the places that you would like to listen to music, watch movies, etc.

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Huawei networking kit gets the green light from Blighty's spooks

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So unsafe

If they give the greenlight, we can be sure that it is UNSAFE, at least from UK spooks.

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Apple's Tim Cook and Salesforce's Marc Benioff DECLARE WAR on anti-gay Indiana

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Re: It's never black or white.

It is NOT freedom.

"We do not serve your kind here".

You see, blacks had "freedom", as in "you cannot go to our places, but you can go to those places that accept backs".

This exactly about oppression and discrimination of minorities.

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

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Charity?

I don't want charity. I just want them to pay taxes.

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Kaspersky claims to have found NSA's 'space station malware'

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Re: Even better idea.

It is always easier to break the door than to build a new one.

As for being good, I would say no. Good at being evil at most.

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A gold MacBook with just ONE USB port? Apple, you're DRUNK

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I agree with Andrew.

And really, no ports? not for me or a sane user.. even mos tablets have HDMI and USB these days..

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Google promises proper patch preparation after new cloud outage

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Re: I hope that...

In order to be profitable, it has to have many single points of failure, otherwise it wouldn't use all the capacity and would be expensive.

I have seen this kind of thing happen many times: you do have redundancy, while using all the hardware you can, but performance is so poor while degraded, that in practice you have downtime.

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

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Long term storage

Long term storage is a no no with SSDs, so I see them as backup friendly.

Also, there is that little problem of razor sharp margins and excess demand: they just can't make enough chips to substitute the HDDs.

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Broadband routers: SOHOpeless and vendors don't care

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Price

The problem es the telcos expect to bay them for 10 pounds AT MOST.

Therefore, no money can be spent checking vulnerabilities, etc.

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