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by Glorious
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people

The thing is that flaming people probably is the least of it, the proximate cause for this was the weirdness of the maintainers summit and Linus's family vacation. From what Linus has said, it was basically like he thought they knew he wasn't supposed to be going, but then they just moved it to wher...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 25
Views: 781

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

I just liked it back when they were still "screaming" the weather bulletins at us. :lol:

But yeah, exactly like you said, everyone should heed the warnings and get out as directed.
by Glorious
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 25
Views: 781

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

"WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS."

"PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK."

~2005

It's too bad the NWS doesn't do the ALL CAPS teleprinter-style thing anymore.
by Glorious
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Receive Side Scaling - latency hazard?
Replies: 19
Views: 11651

Re: Receive Side Scaling - latency hazard?

LostCat wrote:
Alternately, cFosSpeed does it very well on the OS side for Windows users.

I haven't needed it in a while but it was good stuff.


That will do literally nothing in this case, because he's downloading/streaming on a different computer.

(and it doesn't do much of anything normally anyway)
by Glorious
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?
Replies: 46
Views: 3256

Re: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?

Whoa necro! I bought something with a Marvell 88SE9215 chip. It sucked. I threw it out. (this was on linux ~kernel 4.4) https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=118488&p=1322157#p1322157 So I can't recommend that. I'd go with Silicon Image out of your list of options, but at this po...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Recommendations for an 8 TB HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 1831

Re: Recommendations for an 8 TB HDD

Waco wrote:
they're pretty uncaring about the consumer market these days


No kidding.

I keep seeing spec sheets for consumer drives that don't even have the rpm on them...
by Glorious
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1935

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

Why are you having a stink over a past short-term supply issue that is no longer in effect? Because you are saying that these things were unavailable for SIX MONTHS. They weren't. You just made that up. Stop doing that. @Krogoth: You got the date wrong by a month or two. It was October / November w...
by Glorious
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1935

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

Krogoth wrote:
It is a different story elsewhere especially if you weren't in USA.


You're not in the USA?

I'm in the USA.

DancinJack is in Kansas, which in the USA.

Who isn't in the USA?

Why are you doing this?
by Glorious
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1935

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

Try December I not only cited contemporary posts from that exact month, I also labeled the cites with the specific day. I mean, I'm kind of incredulous... "Try December".... Did you even my post? The one you quoted? Did you not see the word December blatantly in there, twice? --- You made...
by Glorious
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1935

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

The 8-core Coffee Lake-S chips are going be nearly unobtainum until Q1-Q2 2019 given how hard was to find 8400, 8600K, 8700K until Q2 2018. I highly doubt that unless you happen to one of the lucky ones who got the first batch of units before the rest get eaten up by scalpers/OEMs. I bought a i7-87...
by Glorious
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

In the original post that I quoted - I highlighted that this was not merely the result of "someone within legal" talking a metaphorical brain dump. This could literally just be the result of someone taring the wrong file. Someone here already mentioned this possibility: Worth noting that ...
by Glorious
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

Its also telling that when Intel reverted - they did not say this was an error or that this was from another device or product and shouldn't have been applied to this EULA - they came up with some crap about "simplifying their EULA" or such. I've complained about misleading corporate-spea...
by Glorious
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

You are being deliberately obtuse. If you think any executive board does an indepth investigation into every action of their underlings, rather than approves their recommended actions 99% of the time, then you are clearly not capable of or interested in, a credible discussion. If single Intel emplo...
by Glorious
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

My guess? They accidentally applied the license meant for prerelease microcode shipped to motherboard vendors, and not the release license. (Note how it talks about NDAs and such, too.) No way. It can't be a mistake or anything like that. It's something that everyone at Intel deliberately intended,...
by Glorious
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

I was referring to your supposition that "someone in legal" could go and change the Ts&Cs on their own, without review and oversight by others. You literally referred to such "oversight" as a "rubber-stamp", so at this point I have no earthly idea what your point e...
by Glorious
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

That is what I'm driving at - no individual will have been able to enact this change. Actually you were driving at the ridiculous notion that I wasn't referring to legal, that I was potentially referring to an "intern" and a bunch of other idiocy. :roll: Now we're quibbling over the rheto...
by Glorious
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

That's not "required legwork" at all. Nothing about that is mandatory or anything like it---it's just his supposition about what happened at Intel which stems from an utter misconception about the potential liabilities of an overly broad EULA (which are basically non-existent). Sorry, I'm ...
by Glorious
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

this clause doesn't appear to have been in any previous UELA covering Meltdown, etc Obviously. - Intel will have done all the required legwork to implement the change in UELA for this release What would the "required legwork" even be? What on earth are you talking about? Intel have now re...
by Glorious
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

Shobai wrote:
No, it seems they changed it back.


Which is why I'm not exactly sure Amiga500+ is going so hard about how Intel couldn't just make drastic changes like that on a whim.

I mean, eh, they ...just did?
by Glorious
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

There is no way a company like Intel makes such major changes to their Ts&Cs without serious vetting by the processes of the legal team. Uh...What? I explicitly said someone in legal...? Get a Term or Condition wrong and Intel could be looking at millions, if not billions, in fines or compensat...
by Glorious
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

srg86 wrote:
It appears Intel caved and is removing that clause from the License.


I was hoping this was going to be someone in legal being ridiculously over-broad and overzealous and that Intel would quickly rectify this.

Glad it seems to have happened.
by Glorious
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

JBI wrote:
First amendment only prohibits government interference in free speech. Intel is not the government. If first amendment protected all speech, then all NDAs would be pointless.


True.

But as you probably agree, this is a huge jerk move by Intel.
by Glorious
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 1523

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

You're literally making the argument that because you can choose not to believe that means it's untrue. No, he's making the argument that since they cannot be verified and are produced by a completely biased party, they shouldn't be relied upon. Which is absolute common sense, backed by decades of ...
by Glorious
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 105
Views: 3979

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

windwalker wrote:
It turned out exactly like it did for Javascript: the worse technology won.


What was the competitor to javascript?

And what was better, when?

68k? PPC? ARM?
by Glorious
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air conditioner unit making annoying bubbling noise
Replies: 20
Views: 12310

Re: Air conditioner unit making annoying bubbling noise

derfunkenstein wrote:
It's been like that for around two years, so I'm guessing it's not leaking. The depressurization remains a mystery.


Those vehicle AC-charge kits virtually always contain sealants to plug small leaks, so that might be the explanation.

It could also just honestly be a mystery too, though hahaa
by Glorious
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3317

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

dragontamer5788 wrote:
A lot of things have happened, and that particular tariff may not necessarily be to blame.


Yes, things like either time travel or parallel universes.
by Glorious
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3317

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

It seems like the only thing we've got is this "material" (whatever it was) was $1.50/lb in December 2017 and $2.80/lb today. A lot of things have happened, and that particular tariff may not necessarily be to blame. Having the baseline of the graph be anything other than the announcement...
by Glorious
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3317

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

Keating suggested that the tariffs began affecting the company in January The tariffs, factually, were announced on March 1st, 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_tariffs On March 1, 2018 Trump announced his intention to impose a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports So I'm...
by Glorious
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3317

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

I'd also like to mention that if you are spending 600 USD on a custom computer case, you are probably going to be really, really sensitive to very fine detail. This means that CaseLabs probably has incredibly stringent acceptance requirements that a lot of shops aren't going to be particularly adroi...
by Glorious
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3317

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

That 80% number has so many unspoken moving parts that it cannot ever be verified. A reasonable assumption is that they legitimately had difficulty sourcing one or a few things in the past few months and could only obtain them with a mark-up of 80% They then wrote a statement that heavily implies t...