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Real Name Dan Nelson   
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Nickname Genesys
Email dnelson_1901@yahoo.com
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Description Worth a million in prizes
Homepage http://
Signed On Apr 18, 2010, 06:51
Total Comments 112 (Novice)
User ID 55658
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: New Zealand couple manages to lock themselves in keyless car for 13 hours Dec 20, 2014, 15:13 Genesys
 
I had a cousin get locked in a Cadillac XLR for an hour or so... It hadn't been driven for months and the battery was almost dead. It's a keyless-entry and start system, so the car's always awake, waiting for a keyfob to get in range. There was apparently enough juice to open the door, but it ran out trying to start the engine, and the door latches are electronic so he couldn't get out. The first thing he did was check the glove compartment for the owner's manual, but it was on a CD :)   He ended up calling a dealership on his cellphone and they finally were able to tell him about a manual release latch under the seat.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 20, 2014, 12:50 Genesys
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 23:20:
Genesys wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 22:04:
Hey, with 4+TB hard drives going for under $150, and free essentially unlimited email accounts etc, why not keep everything?

Aside from the obvious "maybe you have something to hide" you'd be surprised how few datacenters actually use 4TB drives, or even 2TB drives. You ever had a raid? I have.. and you don't want to have a 4TB hdd in a raid fail... rebuild takes forever and during that time more HDD's in that raid WILL fail.

4TB drives are a bit new for regular use, but I would expect many datacenters to be using at least 2TB drives by now. The trend is toward hybrid arrays, with large slow drives holding most of the data, and SSDs holding frequently-accessed data. Nimble Storage, for example, puts 7200RPM 3TB drives and SDDs in their units, at between 12:1 and 4:1 HDD:SDD ratios depending on your workload.


If you have something to hide, you also encrypt your volumes :)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2014, 22:04 Genesys
 
Hey, with 4+TB hard drives going for under $150, and free essentially unlimited email accounts etc, why not keep everything?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 17, 2014, 22:20 Genesys
 
LurkerLito wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 11:12:
Wow, Dr. Dobb's is gone . I haven't read it in a while, but they had some of the best programming articles.
Like this one on image dithering from 1998, which was in my browser history for some reason. Even includes a little source snippet. A Balanced Dithering Technique

We used to subscribe to the Dobbs magazine at work back in the mid-90s.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 7, 2014, 12:36 Genesys
 
Welcome back, Skyrim!  
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Into the Black Dec 4, 2014, 20:23 Genesys
 
They spelled it wrong.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Health Detailed
13. Re: Star Citizen FPS Health Detailed Nov 23, 2014, 14:40 Genesys
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 12:26:
Who else is doing limb damage to this detail? A: No one.
Dwarf Fortress :) Damage is tracked on the upper+lower leg/arm/spine, eyes, brain, liver, lungs, and more. http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Wound http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Health_screen

I wonder which of Dwarf Fortress or Star Citizen will win the lifetime feature creep award...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 11, 2014, 20:46 Genesys
 
A Foundation series has a lot more potential than a movie, at least. It might even be a good fit. Have a few episodes per time period, or something like that. That's the big problem with most of the books; they cover such a long timespan that one individual character doesn't stay around for more than a few chapters.
 
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News Comments > Warlock II: Wrath of the Nagas Expansion Released
2. Re: Warlock II: Wrath of the Nagas Expansion Released Oct 21, 2014, 21:27 Genesys
 
Bonus points for "serpentertainment"  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 15, 2014, 20:35 Genesys
 
TLC flash is rated at around 1000 P/E cycles, so even if they did have to rewrite the entire contents of a 100%-full drive, that would only lower the drive's lifetime by 0.1% .
 
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News Comments > Next Car Game Renamed Wreckfest; Multiplayer Introduced
5. Re: Next Car Game Renamed Wreckfest; Multiplayer Introduced Oct 3, 2014, 23:04 Genesys
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 22:24:
I'll bet the person who came up with that name was really pleased with himself.
It's the meal that comes before Crunch.
 
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News Comments > Outland Released on Steam
3. Re: Outland Released on Steam Sep 30, 2014, 00:54 Genesys
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 23:07:
Aw, man. I was hoping for an action-stealth-mystery game based on the Sean Connery movie.

I was hoping it was based on the comic strip.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 28, 2014, 14:03 Genesys
 
So, like, no more Oculus Rift then, either? They're taking all the fun out of driving!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 15, 2014, 20:11 Genesys
 
J wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 11:59:
... and who is this Doctor Tom fella, anywho?
Tom Baker, of course!
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Interbellum
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Interbellum Aug 23, 2014, 20:03 Genesys
 
According to the website and the Steam page, the name of the game is actually "Bravada" - Interbellum is the developer.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Aug 3, 2014, 14:01 Genesys
 
After playing a long QWCTF session, I used to hear the grenade ricochet sounds for a long time, especially if a small map with choke points (The Kiln, or McKinley Base, for example) was in the rotation.
 
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News Comments > The Talos Principle Video
4. Re: The Talos Principle Video Aug 2, 2014, 21:19 Genesys
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 16:10:
I read this as "The Taltos Principle", and got excited, thinking someone had translated Steven Brust's universe into a game.

So much sad now...
Could have been something out of the Anne Rice books, too. Those Taltos were weirder than her vampires...

 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
2. Re: It Came From The Desert Jul 27, 2014, 13:27 Genesys
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3bN2Is-Yko
The desert... Unchanged for millions of years, yet witness to a biblical prophecy come true that one day, the meek shall inherit the Earth!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jul 16, 2014, 20:22 Genesys
 
Nice video, but Puddles' cover has a better back story :)
http://grantland.com/features/puddles-the-clown-royals-searching/

 
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News Comments > Memorial Safety Dance
1. Re: Memorial Safety Dance May 26, 2014, 14:59 Genesys
 
Yahoo let their cert expire a couple days ago on one of their mail servers; it looks like the one in use now is an extremely short-lived one:

Issued: 2014-05-20 00:00:00 AM GMT
Expires: 2014-06-27 23:59:59 PM GMT

If you're going to run on certs that expire that quickly, you had better have a robust rollout system to ensure you're always up-to-date...
 
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