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In-reply-to » Larger-than-30TB Hard Drives Are Coming Much Sooner Than Expected Inside of hard disk drives are platters which hold all your data; these are all manufactured by one company in Japan called Showa Denko which has announced it expects to "realize near-line HDD having storage capacity of more than 30TB" by the end of 2023. From a report: Deciphering that statement, we'd assume it will provide platters with a ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net r/datahoarder just crashed

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In-reply-to » NYC Removes Last Payphone From Service New York City removed its last public payphone on Monday. The boxy enclosures were once an iconic symbol across the city. But the rise of cellphones made the booths obsolete. CNBC reports: The effort to replace public pay telephones across the city kicked off in 2014 when the de Blasio administration solicited proposals to reimagine the offering, the city's Office of Technology and Innovation sa ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net a sad say for the phreaker crowd

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reflection:

there was a time in my life where i was obsessed with high-density/high-performance computing. having command of hyperscalar clusters and workstations that could scorch the earth was a deeply embedded part of my work and research years ago.

over the years i realised that i didn’t require access to these sort of things to conduct research and work. in fact it became quite the antithesis to my philosophical belief system. in the past my work focused on space-time complexity and performance measured in sub-ms. when i look back at how much energy was consumed to experiment, my head falls low.

in addition, by becoming dependent on this tier of machinery i created multiple fail points in my toolchain since we designed systems that had an inherent requirement for massive power and scale.

in the end, it felt like having a raptor system to open chrome.

these days i’m quite pleased with my thin/low-power thinkpad i procured for nearly nothing. funny how things work out as you grow older

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In-reply-to » Spent the last few days debugging network issues at work.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de smart move from cisco -> mikrotik they pack more bang for the buck and off a less-esoteric configuration system than cisco. the cost of course is a nice outcome. before i became involved with opnsense project i spent many years in mikrotik world. i quite enjoyed it.

cisco is mostly trash these days as their focus is a lot of consumer-grade gear which really is not amazing. they tried to do the whole cloud/sdn thing with meraki but it (much like ubiquiti) is firmware hell and full of exploits that take forever to get patched.

if your group cycles through more gear i’d suggest juniper. and yes, they can be affordable.

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In-reply-to » Sid & Marty Krofft to Release NFTs Starting with 'Land of the Lost' Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Today sees an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1970s children's programming giants Sid & Marty Krofft. (Born in 1929, Sid Krofft will turn 93 in July). And reportedly Marty Krofft has now partnered with NFT producer Orange Comet "in a multiyear contract to release NFTs based on the ofte ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net if i were foolish enough to purchase an nft, this would be the one.

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In-reply-to » @mckinley having a hard time with go and http/json

@novaburst@twt.nfld.uk

go run main.go -T "stuff" -e "google" -t "es" -f "en" does indeed spit out a response from the api, but you’ll likely need to build a struct to map the return values to just what you want (ie the text translation for instance).

you’ll likely need to unmarshall the response to pluck out what you need into a string format and return only that.

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