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  • 19 Facts On IRS Targeting President Obama Can't Blame On Republicans

    07/23/2015 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Robert W. Wood
    On The Daily Show, President Obama blamed Republicans for the IRS scandal: “You’ve got this back office, and they’re going after the Tea Party. Well, it turned out, no, Congress had passed a crummy law that didn’t give people guidance in terms of what it was they were trying to do. They did it poorly and stupidly. The truth of the matter is that there was not some big conspiracy there. They were trying to sort out these conflicting demands. You don’t want all this money pouring through non-for- profits, but you also want to make sure everybody is being...
  • Solid-state drives lose data if left without power for just a few days

    05/10/2015 1:06:11 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 49 replies
    ZDNet ^ | May 9, 2015 | Zack Whittaker
    Storage. It's not a sexy topic. But everyone uses it in some way or another. You have iPhones, you have computers. Everyone knows how important a person's data is. But it doesn't just "disappear." Or does it? New research suggests that newer solid-state hard drives, which are faster and offer better performance, are vulnerable to an inherent flaw -- they lose data when they're left dormant in storage for periods of time where the temperature isn't properly regulated. The worrying factor is that the period of time can be weeks, months, but even in some circumstances -- just a few...
  • More Lying By The IRS Before Congress And The Courts

    07/24/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The tangled web of IRS deceit unravels a bit more with news recycled backup tapes of lost emails still exist and statements before a federal judge that Lois Lerner's hard drive was irreparably damaged were untrue. Deliberately destroying evidence pertaining to the investigation of possible criminal activity is a crime. So is lying about it to Congress and the courts as part of a cover-up of that activity. On July 11, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, at a hearing examining a lawsuit against the IRS by the targeted conservative group True the Vote, told Obama administration lawyers he...
  • IRS Lawlessness: 20 Hard Drives, Six Unanswered Questions

    07/24/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 55 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: An internationally accredited information-technology asset-management firm says the IRS has some explaining to do as our patience is taxed with tales of even more convenient computer crashes. Private-sector organizations as vast as the Internal Revenue Service typically have redundancy built into their information technology systems, as secure record keeping is the key to managing their businesses and staying in business. Such records, if nothing else, are often required to be kept by law, and often by the IRS itself. As we have noted, Lois Lerner's lost emails from the critical period when the IRS was serving as a political...
  • IRS lawyer: By the way, hard drives of some other employees who dealt with Lois Lerner also crashed

    07/21/2014 12:09:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    We’ve reached a sufficiently high level of implausibility now, I think, that this story technically qualifies as a news-of-the-weird palate cleanser, not actual news.Assuming the data isn’t recovered and no one is punished, as seems likely, this is a get-out-of-jail-free card for the next president’s administration, no? If some Democratic Senate oversight committee demands to see e-mails from President Christie’s underlings and the reply comes back that the hard drives were all corrupted, what’s the grounds for complaint? IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the...
  • Why Steve Jobs’ Computer Paradigm Shift Prediction Panned Out, and What it Means for the Market

    03/08/2014 12:36:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Wiglaf Journal ^ | March 6, 2014 | David Dalka, New Media Editor
    <p>Traditional hard drive manufacturers are currently going through a paradigm shift—one where new solid-state hard drives, known as SSD, are taking market share and slowly eliminating traditional hard drives. SSD hard drives of one terabyte or more are slowly becoming affordable to the masses.</p>
  • What Hard Drive Should I Buy?

    01/22/2014 8:49:17 PM PST · by Utilizer · 44 replies
    BACKBLAZE blog ^ | January 21, 2014 | Brian Beach
    Because Backblaze has a history of openness, many readers expected more details in my previous posts. They asked what drive models work best and which last the longest. Given our experience with over 25,000 drives, they asked which ones are good enough that we would buy them again. In this post, I’ll answer those questions. Drive Population At the end of 2013, we had 27,134 consumer-grade drives spinning in Backblaze Storage Pods. ...snip... Why do we have the drives we have? Basically, we buy the least expensive drives that will work. When a new drive comes on the market that...
  • External Hard drives: Western Digital or Seagate?

    04/02/2013 11:20:43 AM PDT · by max americana · 68 replies
    APRIL 2, 2013 | max
    Hi. Just wondering if anyone who owns one of these external hard drives (portable or desk) have a preference. Or if they had some bad experiences or better yet, swear by either one of the 2 if they crash easily or last long. We're changing our hard drives and prefer something physical to store for our staff, instead of relying solely on cloud-based storage. (Got rid of Carbonite when those clowns backstabbed Rush and we switched to Mozy) It's almost 50/50 on people we spoke with (friends, co-workers, business partners etc). Some say Seagate sucks and crash easily while the...
  • IBM researchers make 12-atom magnetic memory bit

    01/13/2012 5:03:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/13/12 | BBC
    Researchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms. Currently it takes about a million atoms to store a bit on a modern hard-disk, the researchers from IBM say. They believe this is the world's smallest magnetic memory bit. According to the researchers, the technique opens up the possibility of producing much denser forms of magnetic computer memory than today's hard disk drives and solid state memory chips. "Roughly every two years hard drives become denser," research lead author Sebastian Loth told the BBC. "The obvious question to ask is how long can we keep going. And...
  • Seagate seen dominating battered market Thailand floods’ impact to be worse than Japan quake

    10/22/2011 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 21,2011 | Benjamin Pimentel
    The disaster in Thailand has caused immense human suffering in the Asian nation, destroyed infrastructure including roads, and triggered major disruptions in industrial production. The tragedy is also expected to have a serious impact on the hard disk drive market. It’s seen as having a much bigger impact on the personal computer industry than the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Robert W. Baird analyst Jayson Noland said. “This is going to be worse for the PC supply chain for sure,” he said in an interview. “This is a really big deal for the electronics supply chain.” Seagate Chief Executive...
  • Osama bin Blurry

    10/29/2009 2:44:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 78 replies · 1,290+ views
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | October 28, 2009, 3:36 pm | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "According to one of my most trusted sources, the blurry image seen on the tape is indeed Osama bin Laden. One of the reasons that this is convincing is that the blurry image remains in the video. As Sahab, which produces al Qaeda's propaganda, is very selective in the information it releases, and rarely leaves garbage in its videos. As Sahab intentionally leaves in this clip, for reasons unknown. Does al Qaeda want to generate a buzz? Is this a hidden message? Perhaps this is a precursor to a new bin Laden tape?"
  • The Death of the Hard Drive

    Stop worrying about when the hard drive in your computer will die. Google wants to kill it permanently anyway. The new Google Chrome operating system, which was unveiled Tuesday, as well as hints and suggestions from Apple and Microsoft, offers us a preview of the PC of the future. And it will come without that familiar whirring disk that has been the data heart of the PC for the past 25 years. The Chrome OS will at first be available on all-black laptops from Samsung and Acer. And because the new platform stores everything -- files, applications, data bits and...
  • Seagate First With SATA 6Gb/sec. 2 TB Drive

    09/22/2009 6:18:23 AM PDT · by Sudetenland · 39 replies · 1,059+ views
    Tom's Hardware ^ | September 21, 2009 | Marcus Yam
    Seagate today started shipments of the Barracuda XT, which boasts the fastest SATA connection yet. The Barracuda XT is a 7200 RPM 3.5-inch hard drive featuring 2 TB of storage capacity and a SATA 6 Gb/sec. interface. "Capacity and performance remain the defining attributes of hard drives for PC gamers, digital multimedia content developers and many other customers requiring high-end systems at home and in the office," said Dave Mosley, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at Seagate. "Seagate is meeting these requirements with the first 7200 RPM desktop hard drive to combine 2 TB of storage capacity with...
  • Seagate Firmware Update Bricking 500GB HDDs

    01/21/2009 7:16:49 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 1,062+ views
    HardOCP ^ | Wednesday January 21, 2009 | Steve
    The firmware update released by Seagate yesterday is apparently bricking 500GB hard drives. There are hundreds of people complaining in the Seagate forums that, after “successfully” updating their drives, they no longer work. If you own a Seagate drive, you might want to hold off on any firmware updates until this whole thing is ironed out. We’ll keep you posted.
  • White House: Computer hard drives tossed

    03/21/2008 7:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,668+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/08 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - Older White House computer hard drives have been destroyed, the White House disclosed to a federal court Friday in a controversy over millions of possibly missing e-mails from 2003 to 2005. The White House revealed new information about how it handles its computers in an effort to persuade a federal magistrate it would be fruitless to undertake an e-mail recovery plan that the court proposed. "When workstations are at the end of their lifecycle and retired ... the hard drives are generally sent offsite to another government entity for physical destruction," the White House said in a sworn...
  • Perpendicular Drives Hit the Market

    08/17/2005 11:58:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 473+ views
    CNET ^ | August 16, 2005 | Michael Kanellos
    Toshiba says it has become the first manufacturer to commercially release hard drives with perpendicular recording platters, an industrywide innovation that greatly increases the amount of data a drive can hold. The MK4007GAL 1.8-inch drive packs 40GB on a single platter, which is the most for a 1.8-inch diameter hard drive platter to date. The platters can hold 206 megabits per square millimeter. The drive can be found in Toshiba's Gigabeat F41 music player. Toshiba also makes drives for Apple Computer's iPods. Two configurations of the drive exist: a 40GB with one platter and a two-platter 80GB drive. Next year,...
  • Computer vanity--Uber Nerd help needed (HW)

    11/26/2004 10:59:07 AM PST · by boris · 37 replies · 24,096+ views
    Boris | 11-26-2004 | Boris
    Wondering if any freeper can help. I've tried Fry's, HP, and Radio Shack: no joy. I gave a friend's daughter an HP laptop last year as a college-entrance present. It lasted 6 months and someone gave it a big cup of coke. We managed to save the HD. Now I am trying to put the drive in a standard desktop PC. I bought a kit which provides spacers and a special header to bring power in thru the HD pinouts. Then the big surprise. THE PINS ON THE LAPTOP PC DRIVE (and the adapter) DO NOT MATCH a STANDARD IDE...
  • Indymedia Servers Raided by FBI [drive removed, some site(s) up]

    10/07/2004 3:44:44 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 104 replies · 1,715+ views
    slashdot ^ | Oct 7, 2004 | jaromil
    Posted by samzenpus on Thursday October 07, @05:45PM from the need-to-know-basis dept. jaromil writes "Today at about 18:00 CET FBI raided the indymedia servers hosted by Rackspace both in US and England. At present, the italian indymedia and numerous other local IMC websites are obscured, while the reasons why the hard drives were taken are still unknown."
  • THREAT INFO CAME FROM CAPTURED AL QAEDA COMPUTER GEEK (DRUDGE SIREN)

    08/01/2004 7:26:33 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 69 replies · 3,321+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/2/04 | Matt Drudge
    developing story
  • Haunted By Ghosts Of Hard Drives Past

    01/17/2003 3:52:22 AM PST · by runningbear · 29 replies · 541+ views
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2003 | By Justin Pope
    CBSNEWS: Haunted By Ghosts Of Hard Drives PastSimson Garfinkel, a graduate student at the MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science, holds a used hard drive he bought containing personal information. (AP)Haunted By Ghosts Of Hard Drives Past CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 16, 2003 "People will think they have deleted the file, they can't find the file themselves and that the file is gone when, in fact, forensically you may be able to retrieve it." Tom Aleman Deloitte & Touche (AP) So, you think you cleaned all your personal files from that old computer you got rid of? Two MIT graduate students suggest...
  • FBI disinterest - Terror Evidence Ignored - Hard Drive Found - INSIDE the Beltway

    07/08/2002 7:56:27 AM PDT · by rface · 174 replies · 685+ views
    Wash Times - Inside the Beltway ^ | July 8, 2002 | John McCaslin
    <p>Michael Norman, who in his "semi-retired" spare time enjoys turning discarded computers into functioning tools, often donating them to poor schoolchildren, has happened across the carcass of one eye-opening machine in a Dumpster next to a Dunkin' Donuts in Schaumburg, Ill.</p>