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by Glorious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Changing partion size - Surface Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Changing partion size - Surface Pro

Serious question: why? I can't think of any reason that would be beneficial. MFT = master file table File table = lots of accesses lot of accesses = middle of disk is optimum for head movement (on average) (for spinning disks). EDIT: then again, I always thought the MFT was at the beginning of the ...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

To be clear, have you ever been in a place where the roads don't exist yet, to support your stuff and the only connectivity available to anyone is satellite, in which you have the wonderful choice of picking between ~100 ms of latency with sub-dialup bandwidth or DSL-bandwidth and ~600+ ms? When you...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

You are missing the point. There is no fracking free wifi on the Eurostar. I was on a generic phone connection @ 200+ km/h - the worst possible mobile connectivity connection yet remote VM performance was acceptable - from a server in Canada!!! If performance is that good in that situation it shoul...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

You totally glazed over the fact I was on a high speed train half way across the world and remote performance was fine. Yeah, you were on a premier rail line in the world's financial capital. Why would JBI be warranted in assuming this was normal? I would not do it if it was not as good as local. I...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1159

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

bthylafh wrote:
I got it for him because he was unsatisfied with USB adapters.


Rightfully so, finding a decent USB one can F$#^@ing hard.
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2287

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

I don't think I've seen the ephemeral ports on windows be quite that low, but I assume that's what you are referring to. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6335 EDIT: To be clear, you *ARE* *ONLY* using 80/443 as Ryu Connor explained, the range of ports you are referencing are just the corresponding sho...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2115

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

Ideally, the enterprise you work for can afford a competent team that enforces source control and code reviews/audits of anything that gets added for merging to production. hahahahahahah *breathes* hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahah *breathes* *sighs* *groans* *frowns* I work in industrial automation...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2115

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

That line about how you don't want to see how laws or sausage get made? It applies to software too. In spades. Closed vs. Open source doesn't make much difference either. That's for sure. There's a big imbroglio right now in bitcoinland because someone disclosed a theoretical implementation vulnera...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2393

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

I just checked and got ~105 on a 5400/2.5 HDD (ST5000LM000) over USB3. Disk is more than half full, so while I don't specifically know whether high/low LBA, I'm likely not getting best-in-show results... And that's just a random 5TB SFF/Bus-powered external drive I picked off a shelf (x2 and RAID1'd...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 68
Views: 3128

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

It's EU regulation only, however it will impact US firm doing business in EU, too. That's still an open question from the previous effort when the territoriality went the other way: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Corp._v._United_States We'll know more this upcoming October term, but I woul...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 68
Views: 3128

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Someone already made this point on the frontpage without the use of a link loaded with charged language and massive doses of unrelated acrimony.
by Glorious
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Decent Test Lab Server
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: Decent Test Lab Server

oh, Intel product segmentation, what a rascal!
by Glorious
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 68
Views: 3128

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Internet has never been a secured network or environment. It has always been that way by design. It is just a matter of time and motivation for certain parties to find an exploit against lucrative targets. Better get used to these "leaks" until people start to realize that transmitting se...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup
Replies: 38
Views: 1429

Re: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

Hey, that's a decent chunk of hard drive space! On a modern Windows system, the pagefile could grow to something like 16GB, which isn't small change if your system drive is a tiny SSD. In all seriousness though, I haven't even looked at this on Windows in over a decade, but can't you set it to a ce...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup
Replies: 38
Views: 1429

Re: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

You keep yours, ill keep my actual hands on experience/research solving this very problem across multiple unixes. What "problem?" How is simply having a pagefile a problem? When you disable it, what did you "solve?" To be clear, the fact that you are paging is perfectly obvious,...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2393

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

Whm1974 needs to actually buy the systems he inquires about more often, this thread is inspired.
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

I had to find that quote from Cyan in my history because it had been deleted from this site. Glorious BS all you want you know what I'm talking about and TBH I don't know what to really call you as you're so beneath my contempt. I'm telling you, it's right there. Nothing happened. Does the link I p...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

well at least we know what you're really like. Does 100 -18% not represent 82%. Not for "Nvidia market share", no. As I said, there's another company in the mix called Intel. Strange all the other posts have been deleted isn't it. ...Not as far as I can tell? And I don't think this forum ...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Just to show you I haven't made it up. Maybe ask Cynan where he got it from Uhh.... Are you are saying that you get 82% figure because cynan cited the ~18% AMD GPU number from the survey? As I said before, I'm still completely lost, because AMD having 18% doesn't mean Nvidia has 82%, there's anothe...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

I will once you tell me the number of respondents in the survey so I can work out what 82% is. Stop the BS posts and just provide THE NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS/b] Is that really too much to ask? Where is this 82% thing coming from? This is a sincere question, because I honestly have no idea what your 8...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Jerry Maquire said SHOW ME THE NUMBER Is that really too much to ask? Explain to me what exactly Nvidia's 82% of market share really is. You've quoted the Steam survey likes it's a gamers GPU bible so please explain to me how they work out the percentages. Am I speaking in a foreign language? Expla...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

So if that's the case why aren't the moderators doing something about Cyan and Glorious as none of their claims seem to stack up. Can you provide any evidence to back up their claims? If not who's talking BS? I seem to be asking for REAL FACTS they can't seem to prove. Is it really that hard to und...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Perhaps the steam survey is not completely representative of the distribution of GPU manufacturers across gamers Oh so now you're finally agreeing with me. No, he isn't. You're selectively quoting. Go away. I'm still awaiting you or Glorious to provide me with the baseline respondents so we can act...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Glorious please enlighten me how many people actually responded to the Steam survey so we can form a baseline? I can't find it anywhere TBH. From an advertising viewpoint if you publish any statistics regarding a product you have to publish the baseline respondents so people can make a reasoned dec...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

So lets let look under the hood at these headline figures of 82% Nvidia and 18% AMD. Let's look at Nvidia's Pascal chips first. The most popular is the 1060 at 6.52%. Next is the 1070 with 3.28%, the 1080 with 1.69% and the 1080ti with 0.56%. Bringing a total for all Pascal cards to 12.05%. Whilst ...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Alpha Litebook Linux notebook any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Alpha Litebook Linux notebook any good?

dude, how many of the systems in these "whatabout" posts of yours do you normally end up buying?
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Sure, we don't know for certain how accurate the "18%" is, because sampling and denominators are not explicitly defined. But it still likely paints a fairly representative picture of current AMD vs Nvidia GPU adoption by gamers. That's where I am coming from as well, and we shouldn't be s...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

When 10 of the top 10 cards are Maxwell or newer, you and I both know damn well that isn't representative of the community. No, I don't. What I do know is that this idea of yours is basically make-believe. I have no idea why you are incredulous about it. Market research independently states that Nv...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7800

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Maybe you originally deferred the question? Again, doesn't reflect my experience with Steam, which is that it generally asks after a fresh install of the program, and rarely does afterward. Dude, come on. You go from "very clearly only polling upon new installs" to "and rarely does a...
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