* Posts by Aitor 1

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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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Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists

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Re: He seems to have failed to understand

exactly,

I would say that is plain highway robbery: "you are crossing my turf, I demand payment or else..."

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Mozilla mulls Superfish torpedo

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Only superfish

They should also remove all the known root certs that are used for MiM attacks, many from important cos, yet they refuse to do so, and delete forum threads about those certs...

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Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'

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I will be retired

So.. why lose company time(money) solving this?

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Five years of Sun software under Oracle: Were the critics right?

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Re: Solaris is long gone.....

It is mostly dead for us and our customers.

With half the money, we can do so much more with RHEL, Jboss, mysql, mongo, etc, or go the IBM route, AIX, DB2, websphere, also cheaper (but not half the cost).

Only the systems that were made for solaris and would be to expensive to test (as they are very complex) are still on Solaris/Oracle, or hosts.

Most of us knew that it was a way better proposition to use linux.. long ago, but as we had to sell the idea, we kept selling Aix/UX/solaris/NT

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Red-spattered Android figures sinkhole Sony's healthy financials

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2100 laid off?

They really havemore than 2100 ppl working on android phones?

I doubt it.

You don't need more than 300ppl to design and test them.. and keep them updated.

I must have jumped into wrong conclusions.

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Spinning rust into gold: WD profit grows ... though sales dip

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Re: NAS effect

I guess they are selling drives to the likes of backblaze, etc.

Me, I used to buy a new drive for my personal computers at least every two years, for each of them, and beofre that, every year.

Not anymore.. I buy spinning rust for capacity, not performance.. and capacity has stagnated.

Now I buy SSDs.

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Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz

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Confidence

I have relative confidence that my HDD will store my data, and I know I will be able to get my data back, as I have a good backuo system in place.

My wife has a couple of Seagate HDDs in Raid 0, and had terrible backup till I took care of it.

So, the thing is: get a drive that is ok and have a good backup system on place.

So you can't use many Seagate drives, or WD green drives (unless you want to tamper them, as you have to stop them from parking every few seconds).

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Seagate

I have one of those terrible seagate 3TB drives, inside a USB3 enclosure.

I am in my second drive as I had to RMA the first one.. and the one I have is marginal at best.. VERY slow access time for small files..

I use it for backups, so really not many problems with it, as I don't have anything there I dont have elsewhere, but still terribly slow, and if you put it at 100% after a few hours it starts to mark sectors as defective, have read errors, etc. I RMAd the first drive, and the new one (really new, I checked the SMART data) has exactly the same issues.

You an recheck all the sectors and they are marked as ok.. but it is very slow.

If you put it inside an enclosure, if they get to 100% load for some time they will be marked as defective for sure.. I don't know if something heats up inside, the firmware is wrong or the head positioning is inaccurate.. but they are, in my opinion, not fit for purpose.

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Microsoft shutters Office 365's free web site service

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And it will give you problems

As long as they can only READ, it is OK, but if they re going to WRITE then the problems come..

I have been using it for years, and it almost works for us.. now that we are all at least on W7.

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STAY AWAY: Popular Tor exit relays look raided

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Re: Why not have the server automatically shut down

Errr, no, it is way more safe than doing it otherwise. It is a SILENT ALARM.

You would know, but the attackers probably wouldn't.

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servers are unsafe

their firmware might be compromised, or maybe the nics are compromised.

they opened them, therefore they installed something: not safe.

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Crims at vendors could crock kit says ENISA

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This is illegal in Spain

And should be illegal everywhere.

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Google Chrome on Windows 'completely unusable', gripe users

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Graphic card

Have one computer with 2GB ram,. and a radeon 4850, 1 GB ram: 100% GPU use on youtube, very slow. Used to be ok.

i5 laptop, 8GB RAM: ok. High GPU use

amd 4350, SSD, 8GB ram, 260x: very low GPU use, fast, crashes a lot, slow javascript.

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Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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Makes sense

Why should I pay money to an artist because I want to have his music (witch I DO pay for) in my cellphone as well ?

They aren't offering any kind of service or good, they just want the money for nothing (and I'm not movind colour tvs..).

We could have discussions about piracy and compensation, but that is different. Here we are talking about charging twice.

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