photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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jl_smith: Everyone outraged at B&H for unfair hiring -- Ummmm, have you taken a look at the country of origin for your cheap import electronics or clothing lately? You think THEY have any better track record? Gonna stop buying imports / clothing now in protest?

Not saying B&H is innocent, and they deserve to be corrected, but erm....if you're all of a sudden 'outraged', you're either incredibly naive or plain hypocritical.

Nope. As I said Foxconn's suicide rate is much lower than national average. When you have several _million_ workers, these incidents are unavoidable. Foxconn is also working on automation in order to not use so many workers. Robots don't throw themselves off the roof.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:37 UTC

This site is owned by company which instead of proper cooling and ventilation when it's hot outside simply puts a bunch of ambulances next to the side door in case workers pass out. Glass houses and stones.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:34 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
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jl_smith: Everyone outraged at B&H for unfair hiring -- Ummmm, have you taken a look at the country of origin for your cheap import electronics or clothing lately? You think THEY have any better track record? Gonna stop buying imports / clothing now in protest?

Not saying B&H is innocent, and they deserve to be corrected, but erm....if you're all of a sudden 'outraged', you're either incredibly naive or plain hypocritical.

Foxconn story is fake news. Their factories are enormous, and their suicide rate is much lower than average in the country. Don't be so gullible.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:28 UTC
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Deadfisheye: Thank you DtEW. You are absolutely spot on. Some of the people contributing here
need to study some history, starting with Germany in the 1920's and 1930's. They could also look at the UK in the 80's where the Fascist National Front were forced off the streets by anti-fascists

It's just annoying how hard the mainstream media is trying to pin all this garbage on Trump. Yes, the Trump whose daughter converted to Judaism and whose Jewish son in law works as an advisor. You want to tell me that he's in with the Nazis? Give me a break.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
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photogeek: Up to 40TB of storage if you don't care that your files can suddenly be lost to a single drive failure. If you do care, it's considerably less. With such large drives it is recommended to have at least two redundant disks in the array, because a rebuild caused by a single disk failure has a non negligible chance of uncovering problems with other drives.

It's your data folks, not mine. Do with it as you please. I've been on RAIDZ2 for years now.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
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photogeek: Up to 40TB of storage if you don't care that your files can suddenly be lost to a single drive failure. If you do care, it's considerably less. With such large drives it is recommended to have at least two redundant disks in the array, because a rebuild caused by a single disk failure has a non negligible chance of uncovering problems with other drives.

No, it's you who are confused. Disks already have checksums internally, and error correction. How do you think they achieve such high densities with decent reliability? ZFS prevents things like bits flipping in the controller, or even in memory. Disk itself prevents bit level errors when data is read. But if you never read the whole disk (which most people never do) you could discover unrecoverable bad sectors during rebuild, which is what I was referring to.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
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photogeek: Up to 40TB of storage if you don't care that your files can suddenly be lost to a single drive failure. If you do care, it's considerably less. With such large drives it is recommended to have at least two redundant disks in the array, because a rebuild caused by a single disk failure has a non negligible chance of uncovering problems with other drives.

It's not a backup, yes. But in the case of 10TB drives, RAID5 is not actually RAID, in the sense that there's not enough redundancy. All disks have error probabilities, and once you multiply those by _ten trillion_ they become non negligible.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:52 UTC

Up to 40TB of storage if you don't care that your files can suddenly be lost to a single drive failure. If you do care, it's considerably less. With such large drives it is recommended to have at least two redundant disks in the array, because a rebuild caused by a single disk failure has a non negligible chance of uncovering problems with other drives.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 15th comment | 19 replies
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MrBrightSide: I'm probably about the same age as Bill and I spend a lot of time with millennials and they are no more snowflake-y than anyone else and they enjoy ribald humor. But inside each millennial is the soul of a an impatient, grumpy old man; they remind me of World War II veterans I knew growing up.
Because we baby boomers have ruined the job market and the environment millennials have the attitude that they have nothing to lose by offending their elders so they'll call you out very loudlyif you spout sexism racism or homophobia.
I hope this is all a colossal misunderstanding but if it's not, good on those kids for speaking up.

Thing is, I'm native-level fluent in two languages, so the limits of my world are likely considerably wider than those of yours.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I'm probably about the same age as Bill and I spend a lot of time with millennials and they are no more snowflake-y than anyone else and they enjoy ribald humor. But inside each millennial is the soul of a an impatient, grumpy old man; they remind me of World War II veterans I knew growing up.
Because we baby boomers have ruined the job market and the environment millennials have the attitude that they have nothing to lose by offending their elders so they'll call you out very loudlyif you spout sexism racism or homophobia.
I hope this is all a colossal misunderstanding but if it's not, good on those kids for speaking up.

That's just, like, your opinion, man. As a shareholder and a crony of a CEO I support the notion of not wasting money on people who don't add value, and compensating those who do add it so handsomely that they wouldn't even think of leaving. Not talking about myself here. I make much less than our top engineers, but I do hold a (currently worthless) stake in the company.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I'm probably about the same age as Bill and I spend a lot of time with millennials and they are no more snowflake-y than anyone else and they enjoy ribald humor. But inside each millennial is the soul of a an impatient, grumpy old man; they remind me of World War II veterans I knew growing up.
Because we baby boomers have ruined the job market and the environment millennials have the attitude that they have nothing to lose by offending their elders so they'll call you out very loudlyif you spout sexism racism or homophobia.
I hope this is all a colossal misunderstanding but if it's not, good on those kids for speaking up.

And that's all fine and dandy but then they should not complain about having a minimal wage job if the job market is over saturated with a particular skill. The world doesn't owe them anything.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I'm probably about the same age as Bill and I spend a lot of time with millennials and they are no more snowflake-y than anyone else and they enjoy ribald humor. But inside each millennial is the soul of a an impatient, grumpy old man; they remind me of World War II veterans I knew growing up.
Because we baby boomers have ruined the job market and the environment millennials have the attitude that they have nothing to lose by offending their elders so they'll call you out very loudlyif you spout sexism racism or homophobia.
I hope this is all a colossal misunderstanding but if it's not, good on those kids for speaking up.

Not necessarily an engineer, but do please give passing consideration to whether the degree you are getting will be able to sustain you. Engineering, medical, law, math degrees tend to accomplish this goal, English literature degrees tend not to. It's as simple as that.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I'm probably about the same age as Bill and I spend a lot of time with millennials and they are no more snowflake-y than anyone else and they enjoy ribald humor. But inside each millennial is the soul of a an impatient, grumpy old man; they remind me of World War II veterans I knew growing up.
Because we baby boomers have ruined the job market and the environment millennials have the attitude that they have nothing to lose by offending their elders so they'll call you out very loudlyif you spout sexism racism or homophobia.
I hope this is all a colossal misunderstanding but if it's not, good on those kids for speaking up.

Well, maybe those millennial should have pursued an engineering degree instead of the one in interpretive dancing?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 02:18 UTC
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photogeek: Pretty disgusting of DP to spread unconfirmed accusations which will destroy this man's reputation and career. Anyone can be accused of anything. I have personally witnessed people losing jobs due to accusations that simply weren't true, just because there were a bunch of people in the workplace who virtue signaled to each other by demanding those accused to be fired without any evidence of wrongdoing.

"Reportedly" is a weasel word, same as "sources confirmed", or "people familiar with the matter confirmed" or referencing other, similarly unsubstantiated reports in other publications. Show the evidence, name the names of the accusers, and of those who "corroborated" this, etc. If they lied, their livelihoods and careers should be similarly destroyed. Get them on record.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I'm probably about the same age as Bill and I spend a lot of time with millennials and they are no more snowflake-y than anyone else and they enjoy ribald humor. But inside each millennial is the soul of a an impatient, grumpy old man; they remind me of World War II veterans I knew growing up.
Because we baby boomers have ruined the job market and the environment millennials have the attitude that they have nothing to lose by offending their elders so they'll call you out very loudlyif you spout sexism racism or homophobia.
I hope this is all a colossal misunderstanding but if it's not, good on those kids for speaking up.

How did you "ruin" the job market if unemployment is near historic lows? I'm hiring engineers at the moment, with compensation packages upwards of $350k/yr, and I'm having a heck of a time finding any who can do the job. The job market is insanely competitive in the US right now.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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photogeek: Pretty disgusting of DP to spread unconfirmed accusations which will destroy this man's reputation and career. Anyone can be accused of anything. I have personally witnessed people losing jobs due to accusations that simply weren't true, just because there were a bunch of people in the workplace who virtue signaled to each other by demanding those accused to be fired without any evidence of wrongdoing.

So? Those outlets routinely "report" things that just aren't true.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 19:35 UTC

Pretty disgusting of DP to spread unconfirmed accusations which will destroy this man's reputation and career. Anyone can be accused of anything. I have personally witnessed people losing jobs due to accusations that simply weren't true, just because there were a bunch of people in the workplace who virtue signaled to each other by demanding those accused to be fired without any evidence of wrongdoing.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 19:29 UTC as 66th comment | 8 replies

Why does it cost $35 to create a row in a database?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Yeah, that's just what the world needs: another $700 Android phone. They will sell dozens of these. I mean, if you're dead set on Android, would you rather buy this or a Samsung Galaxy? No amount of titanium can make this albatross fly.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 1st comment
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Cameracist: Here in Europe we know how to call all that. It's now your turn to find out, America.

Thank the Finnish for what? All smartphone OSs are developed in the US. The difference between you snooty Europeans and us, sturdy, individualist US-ians is that we don't get on our high horse nearly as often.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
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