* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

1385 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014

Toshiba, you can't have 14TB served on a platter. It'll take eight, at least

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I was talking about height rather than width - the platters could be the same size, just more of them.

And HDD's have their uses. My media library for instance - it doesn't need to be fast or last forever. My pretty much only concern when adding disks to it is GB per £.

I have no interest in spending thousands on a 16TB SSD when I could have the same capacity from HDD's for about £400.

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I wonder if it would be worth having double thickness drives. The lack of duplicated casing and circuitry would presumably allow more than double the number of platters?

Perhaps the size of a CD drive bay, as that's already a standard?

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Hipster disruptor? Never trust a well-groomed caveman with your clams

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Re: Turtlenecks, boybeards...

I'm sure "three score and ten" ( ie: 70 ) is mentioned in the bible as how long people tended to live for.

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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

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Re: The whole point of simulating a universe

I hear Venus is being simulated by the beta version. Lets hope they fix those bugs before release.

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Actually I've thought about this more - pervasive CCTV is arguably more dangerous to the simulation, assuming it only does full on calculations for things that are directly observed, with lazy physics for everything else.

Eg: You don't model each subatomic particle in a tennis ball to calculate how it bounces off a wall. It's a predictable behaviour that we already model in computer games in the abstract.

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If the framerate drops, nobody inside the simulation would notice - only outside observers.

I did hear an amusing theory that people sleep for 1/3rd of the day because the simulator can't keep up with everybody being awake at once.

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Re: So basically...

Why play back the MP3 * (or whatever) of the free falling when there's nobody to hear it?

* randomly selected from a group of MP3's so you don't hear the same sound every time, like that single creaking door sound they use on American TV.

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Re: So basically...

Or the simulator works the same way computer games do - if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around, is the destruction rendered?

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Russian telco backs up North Korea's sole Internet link

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Re: Counterproductive..

Cheaper, easier and probably more effective to drop pamphlets, which I believe has been done.

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What is the probability of being drunk at work and also being tested? Let's find out! Correctly

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Re: A certain bias, there

The way I heard it, if you have more than four pints of an evening, you're risking being over the drink drive limit in the morning.

So if you have four pints the night before, you will have alcohol in your system, just not enough to lose your driving license over.

( Whether that four pints is actually correct I'm not sure, but you get the picture )

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Computers4Christians miraculously appears on Ubuntu wiki

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That's not very christian, is it?

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BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

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Two points.

I don't watch the BBC and I don't want to pay for other people's entertainment.

Secondly, men are more likely than women to tell people trying to get into their house to sod off.

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UK lotto players quids in: Website knocked offline by DDoS attack

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Re: Oh well

i buy a euromillions ticket ( by direct debit ) every week because I like to dream that maybe, just maybe I'll be able to retire before I'm 120.

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Drunk canoeing no longer driving offence in Canada

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Re: Really?

I assume he's one of those cyclists who claim there's no such thing as road tax.

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Re: Really?

That's how the law works in the UK. Get caught riding a pushiron whilst inebriated and you can get your driving license taken away as though you were driving a car.

I'm not sure what the punishment is if you don't own a driving license.

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Dome, sweet dome: UAE mulls Martian city here on Earth ahead of Red Planet colonization

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Re: Only $500k...

The commute's a bugger though.

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Playboy founder and dressing-gown wearer Hugh Hefner dead at 91

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Stolen from elsewhere:

I hope you've gone to a better place, but I really doubt it.

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TalkTalk once told GCHQ: Cyberattack? We'd act fast – to get sport streams back up

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Fair enough.

What's that old saying? People are two missed meals or one jittery champions league group stage match stream away from revolution.

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Dyson to build electric car that doesn't suck

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Re: Popcorn

Build it here and risk having your assets appropriated by the state at a "parliament defined market value" if Marxist Labour get in? Or build it in capitalist China where you're safe?

I know which I'd prefer.

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Re: Popcorn

Nissan disagree with you.

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Spanish govt slammed over bizarre Catalan .cat internet registry cop raid

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Fair enough. There isn't a campaign for Lancashire's sedition, so the word hasn't reached our way yet.

Related, and amusingly ( to me ), I read the word "hyperbole" online many times before I heard it. I guessed it's pronunciation as "hyper bole". I still read it as "hyper bole, no hyperbole" now.

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Re: the English want to keep Cymru and Scotland.

You can have your 1974 boundaries if Lancashire can too, except Liverpool. We don't want Liverpool.

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If only we could have laws against sedation in this country. Bloody Cornish separatists.

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Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders

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Re: If they fail online, do they still get 72 virgins?

The government should start an advertising campaign - photo's of 72 spotty fat lads with the tag "Enjoy your virgins".

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You forgot that you hired me and now you're saying it's my fault?

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Re: Oreo break? Means they hate you!

Rich tea are the second best biscuits after (plain) hobnobs.

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Has science gone too far, part 97: Boffins craft code to find protesters on social networks, rate them on their violence

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Re: I wonder if that distinguishes between...

Can we not just say they're both twats and give them both a good kicking?

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Shock: Brit capital strips Uber of its taxi licence

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Re: Here's your Johnny Cab!

I don't think Kahn's paymasters at the GMB union will let him agree to that.

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It's what the GMB union wants. The GMB union funded Kahn.

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Re: But disruptive is good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDedpreZH-0

Bloody health and safety.

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Kahn was funded by the GMB union. The GMB union campaigned for Uber to be banned.

Conflict of interest?

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Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding £179k from the taxman

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Idiot. He's unlikely to have got caught if he just squirrelled away some of the cash purchases. He deserves prison for the crime of being stupid if nothing else.

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Microsoft and Facebook's transatlantic cable completed

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I thought that, but I suppose 6000km of cable costs a fair few quid.

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The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

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I wonder how much having to advertise their rank in this on all advertising material in a large font would focus minds?

eg:

TALK TALK only £X/month

Worst customer service 2017

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Brit ministers jet off on a trade mission to tout our digital exports...

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Re: Brexit

And made mandatory by the EU. I believe they also forced us to raise it when we joined ( to 15% I believe ).

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Re: Thank Goodness....

Do you not think the rest of the world would be interested in our proprietary secure hashtag technology?

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Re: Brexit

However World War Three ( coming any day now ) will definitely slow down trade in IT.

How are we going to export software if U-boats are sinking our floppy disk shipments?

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Google to kill Chrome autoplay madness

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I find the Telegraph to be the worst. When you read an article there that has an accompanying video, the video loads so slowly that you've scrolled well past it before it starts deafening you.

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Youtube et al.

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Microsoft teases web-based Windows Server management console

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Overdependent on gui so it needs a better gui?

What?

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ICO whacks Welsh biz with £350k fine for 150 million nuisance calls

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Fine if you go through an aggregator, but what if you send your messages using a GSM modem? You can send 1 message per second per modem on a 3G modem.

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Would you get in a one-man quadcopter air taxi?

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As terrifying as it sounds, if it's cheap enough and is allowed to land anywhere this would be an amazing way to get around traffic. It can carry 18st 12lb too which is surprising - things like this can usually only lift particularly slim gerbils.

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Tick, tock motherf... erm, we mean, don't panic over GDPR

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Re: Up to €20m includes the figure zero

My guess about the reason we haven't seen any/many max fines is because the ICO are working out the badness and applying the percentage to the maximum fine.

That's 50% bad - £250k. After GDPR, 50% bad will be £10m.

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Daily Stormer binned by yet another registrar, due to business risks

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Re: Not censorship

But it goes the other way too - Labour's anti-semitism problem is always dressed up as anti-Israel.

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Re: Discrimination or not...

For what it's worth, I've had an order declined at a custom mug manufacturers once.

Me and some colleagues had a whip-round and wanted to get some hardcore gay porn printed on a mug for our boss as a joke.

They accepted a toned down version.

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Re: The Paradox of Tolerance summarizes my opinion:

Long pig?

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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My feature request for my next Android phone is that it runs IOS.

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Linus Torvalds' lifestyle tips for hackers: Be like me, work in a bathrobe, no showers before noon

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Either leave or stop moaning.

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UK not as keen on mobile wallets as mainland Europe and US

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In the UK about 90% of places with card readers have contactless now.

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Re: Define "regularly"

It was below £30 so she ended using contactless payment with her card. She was using her phone as a novelty rather than out of convenience.

Moving contactless payments from the card to the phone for small payments is a lateral move at best.

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Re: Define "regularly"

I was behind a girl in a bar recently trying to pay on her phone. After a while the barmaid said "Technology is wonderful and all that, but could you just use a card?"

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