If you received a speeding ticket in Minnesota going 9 miles over the speed limit is it possible to go to defensive driving school to have it removed or hidden on your driving record?
Depending on where in Minnesota you got the ticket you can talk to a hearing officer and ask to continue the case for dismissal.What these means is that if you have an otherwise clean record for the last couple of years, you’ll pay a fine and the ticket will stay off your record. However, if you have another violation within the next 12 months, the original violation along with the 2nd violation will be on your record.If that’s not an option you can try your luck at appearing in court and hoping the officer that cited you doesn’t show up. It’s risky and is a waste of the already busy courts over a relatively small matter so I don’t encourage that.
How long does it take for a driving record in Texas to update out-of-state violations?
Once upon a time, I got a speeding ticket in Des Moines, Iowa at 4AM on a 15 September . The officer was very nice and professional and we chatted briefly about the weather, she wrote me a ticket and I was in my way.I promptly forgot the whole thing .Since I had stuck the ticket in my windshield visor and forgotten the whole thing, I failed to plea or appear by 25 September before the appropriate magistrate. Surprise- the Des Moines court clerk notified the Texas DPS of my failure to appear, and on 3 October I received a “"nasty-gram” from Texas DPS suggesting I needed to contact that court clerk in Iowa or my license would be suspended .That was quite a reminder- My response-”yessir, yessir, three bags full , sir.”I called the Clerk, made my apology for threatening the driving safety of the citizens of Des Moines and the dignity of her boss’ court, got yelled at and paid the fine.Based on my recent experience, I’d say Texas will found out in 18–20 days.I hope this helps.
How many empty folders would it take to fill out a brand new 1 TB hard/solid disk drive?
This was also addressed in another forum: How much space do directories consume? and I don’t think I can add much to the explanation, so here it is:According to the Wikipedia article about NTFS, all permissions are stored in the Master File Table. It's space can be seen apparently through the Disk Defragmenter, as shown on here.The size a MFT record occupies from both a folder or a file, is described in here:File and folder records are 1 KB each and are stored in the MFT, the attributes of which are written to the allocated space in the MFT. Besides file attributes, each file record contains information about the position of the file record in the MFT.When a file’s attributes can fit within the MFT file record for that file, they are called resident attributes. Attributes such as file name and time stamp are always resident. When the amount of information for a file does not fit in its MFT file record, some file attributes become nonresident. Nonresident attributes are allocated one or more clusters of disk space. A portion of the nonresident attribute remains in the MFT and points to the external clusters. NTFS creates the Attribute List attribute to describe the location of all attribute records. The table NTFS File Attribute Types lists the file attributes currently defined by NTFS.So, in NTFS, folders occupy at least 1 KB of space, unless they have very long argument and permission lists, at that point, the MFT record occupies an additional cluster in the partition, the size of which depends on how it was formatted, although for more than 2GB Microsoft in that post recommends 4KB clusters.As to why this could be important, a few years back I was developing a data logging feature as part of an IoT embedded system. The architecture was set up so that each calendar day would have it’s own folder (much like many digital cameras do to store pictures).Memory space was limited, so we had to calculate precisely how all of the memory was allocated including the system memory for the directories. The goal was to match the memory space with the battery life so that it was still capturing data until it just ran out of power.Without including the “overhead” for the folders / directories, the calculations would have been off.However, with 1TB of memory to work with, the overhead just becomes a rounding error.FYI - we recently published a review / buyers guide featuring the Seagate as the top pick: Best 1TB Portable External Hard Drive for under $50