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by Glorious
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 638

Re: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020

whm1974 wrote:
Why in hell is COBOL still in use? Don't we have more modern languages to replace it?


Better question: why does it need replaced?
by Glorious
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 638

Re: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020

whm1974 wrote:
I thought COBOL was completely phased out in the early 2000s?


lolno
by Glorious
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

A NAS would probably be a better solution than keeping backups, but who has that kind of $? I bought this earlier this year for $205 at the time: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=2RC-001A-000S2 I mean, yeah, that's still money, but it's not ridiculous either. You can put 6 harddrive...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

That's the thing, they might not totally just die out of nowhere, but they certainly CAN.

I'd hazard a guess that total failure is something like 33%-40% of all "failures".
by Glorious
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

1). Understood, and it still makes no sense except for bulk storage. Even the crappiest TLC drive will be demonstrably better in every normal operation than any reasonable number of drives in a RAID 10 array. Yeah, I'd be happy with a 2TB SSD if the cost was just 3x as much as the 2TB HDD. But it i...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

Files on are server/nas with RAID etc....
by Glorious
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

JBI wrote:
I'd probably go half way. For desktop systems, I'd recommend a small, decently performing SSD for OS and frequently used things that benefit from fast random access. Mechanical for everything else.


Exactly what I did. OS + normal applications is SSD. Games are on the 2TB HDD.
by Glorious
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

yeah I mean I still have my games stuff on the windows box on a 2TB HDD.

I don't really notice.
by Glorious
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

Vhalidictes wrote:
In practice, those DRAM-less TLC drives are pushing less than 30MB/sec in Random read/write performance.


100 * 4096 = ~400KB/s

And it's usually the write performance that's rekt, not the read.
by Glorious
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

But then you're better off with spinning rust. A new-ish not-too-fragmented HDD can push 150MB/sec sequential; At some point there's no advantage to Flash any more. You can easily break 200 on sustained sequential, low-LBA blocks for most new HDDs these days. I got two $18 10Gbe refurb Mellanox car...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

Yup until someone comes up with a way to make it practical. There's no practical way to defeat a memory-hard algorithm that requires 2-3 GiBs (it's growing....) of randomly accessed ( and changed weekly ) data. Which is exactly what Ethereum's PoW is. I also have to wonder: Once you've added the co...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 26
Views: 518

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

It's more what the book represents.

Because it's really, really depressing.
by Glorious
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 83
Views: 1747

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

Double-Dollars.
by Glorious
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 26
Views: 518

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

Hawkwing74 wrote:
Have you SEEN Oklahoma?


They probably haven't, no.

Maybe once or twice peeking through clouds.
by Glorious
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 75
Views: 3352

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

palinilap?
by Glorious
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 75
Views: 3352

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

yeah it's a homophone, not a palindrome...?
by Glorious
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

It hasn't been fixed, and it's serious in the sense that if you do something like on your systems regularly, you're not going to buy a ryzen system.
by Glorious
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3791

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

problem is only the router has the home WiFi Well I certainly didn't think about that point, as I have dedicated AP and disabled the built-in AP. We are indeed getting to the point where that could potentially drive saturation issues. When I re-upped my FIOS connection a few months ago, the price t...
by Glorious
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3791

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

My post had nothing at all to do with the WAN port Here's where the confusion comes in: It matters when most home networks simply connect to the router making it the de facto switch for the network Sure, but most of those router things only have 4 ports, one of which would be used for the uplink to...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 75
Views: 3352

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

The developers of ethereum want to move away from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake. This is therefore the result of a calculated decision. If that doesn't mean anything to you, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof-of-stake You might not have to agree with the wisdom of their decision or their implemen...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 75
Views: 3352

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

I think they made a mistake in labeling the y-axis. The difficulty bomb at 4mil blocks was ~20%
by Glorious
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3791

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

SuperSpy wrote:
That's actually a requirement of the gigabit PHY spec so it the problem solves itself on modern networking hardware.


Actually it isn't (it's optional according to the spec), but I've never seen hardware without it.

Autonegiation *is* required, but that only deals with speed/duplex, not MDI/MDI-X.
by Glorious
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 75
Views: 3352

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

The difficulty bomb at block 4,000,000 (or any of the previous ones) evidently wasn't factored into any of the profitability calculators, which gave miners an even more unrealistic picture than normal. That is, Ethereum has a constant adjustment every 100k blocks that is not a typical dynamic diffic...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Re: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...

Wed Sep 8716 01:00:35 CEST 1993
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Re: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...

To re-iterate what JBI is actually saying and why Waco and I are like "STAWP": We're not talking about hardware revision or software version, we're talking about a configuration option that (presumably) many different versions of JBI's software supports on (potentially) many different revi...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Re: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...

You are *totally* misunderstanding the situation JBI is talking about.

Stop.
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 1024

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Duct Tape Dude wrote:
Also if I skipped to step 5 then I'd have to host on port 80, which is blocked by all ISPs.


No it isn't.
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Re: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...

whm1974 you misread it.

It's a configuration of HIS COMPANY'S software that is no longer widely used, but is presumably still used by a few paying customers and therefore supported.

And even then, yeah, thanks for the "advice". :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 1024

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

I would not say that... I find remote access to my server painful and I have 60/10. I am only using it to grab the occasional document. Ok, but you do realize that's literally all a website is: HTTP GET (Document). Yes, if you want to quickly download a file of substantial size or stream something ...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 1024

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Unless he's trying to run a commercial site or host a lot of multimedia content, I don't see the bandwidth being a big deal. Not sure what his service is like, but my cable internet (Comcast) service has 25 mbit upload, which should be fine for a low-traffic site. Even a 5mbit connection is fine fo...
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