Great. Now they're going to outlaw collection of anonymized data and make them individually identify us instead. :-(
19 posts • joined 21 Aug 2012
Re: very little out there runs IPv6 ?
Just as nobody with any sense would connect a Windows PC directly to an IPv4 modem that connects directly to the IPv4 internet you're not supposed to just put a Windows PC directly on the IPv6 internet, you're supposed to have a firewall which provides exactly the same security on IPv6 as an IPv4 NAT does on the IPv4 internet.
'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature
Re: @Nigel 11
I believe there is a third type of failure for SSDs, it seems to be rare now but I'm pretty sure that in the early years of SSDs it used to happen and was responsible for the stories of SSDs suddenly totally and completely catastrophically failing with virtually no possibility of any data recovery. Let me explain. While in use an SSD keeps the mapping of of logical to physical addresses and some usage counts in RAM -- in order to allow wear levelling. When the power goes off the controller in the SSD has to rapidly save that RAM into flash. However if something goes wrong and the RAM gets corrupt it effectively scrambles large sections of the drive.
Re: Will SSDs warn in advance of failure?
They do NOT put anywhere near 4 times the rated capacity of Flash memory in an SSD.
A 240GB drive probably has 256GB of flash in it, a 256GB drive maybe 272 or 288GB.
Certain hotspots in the drive get written to very often (directories, allocation tables etc.) and most other parts are rarely written to. The drive will move the hotspots around to even out the wear but it will move them before any damage is done.
I'm utterly disgusted with the government.
As somebody who has been involved with the development of control systems that had to go through expensive testing to make sure they met the RF emissions standards as well as being a short wave listener it makes me really angry that the government has now decided that they support the manufacturers of these PLT devices that have illegally CE marked devices that emit, in some cases hundreds of times more interference than the legal requirement.