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by Glorious
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 72
Views: 1418

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: 72
Views: 1418

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: 72
Views: 1418

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: 72
Views: 1418

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: 72
Views: 1418

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: 72
Views: 1418

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: 505

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: 72
Views: 1418

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: 505

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: 3314

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: 3314

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: 1764

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: 3775

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: 3775

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: 3314

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: 3314

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: 3775

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: 3314

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: 1154

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: 1154

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: 1154

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: 1010

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: 1154

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: 1010

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: 1010

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...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 1010

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

That's way too complicated, and now you have two points of failure: If either your home connection *OR* your VPS is unreachable/kaput, your system doesn't work. It also does nothing from security, the first 3 steps do *literally* nothing: by running a reverse proxy on a VPS all you are doing is addi...
by Glorious
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon Locker weirdness
Replies: 36
Views: 6740

Re: Amazon Locker weirdness

Uhm, but I've heard it from a practicing IP lawyer that a building is normally regarded as a useful article and cannot be copyrighted in its utilitarian aspects. I AM DEFINITELY NOT A LAWYER... ...But that's a general principle of copyright, it's even explicitly expressed right after part that says...
by Glorious
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 40
Views: 1692

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Are fan failures really that common? I can't remember the last time I had a fan fail on anything even for old, sad, dirty machines brought to me by family members. Miners seem to talk about it a lot, so I'd say yes. I've seen two fan failures on GPUs I've used personally (just for gaming, which in ...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3910

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Not in my experience That's because it's largely a myth. To the extent that there is a difference, it probably comes to down to Nvidia just not bothering to include the game-specific profiles with the Quadro drivers. Which matters somewhat for some games, very little for others, and not-at-all for ...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 1010

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Depends what you mean by "limited", which in turn depends on what you're trying to store/compute. Linode's $5 plan includes a gig of RAM, 20GB of SSD, and one CPU core. Unless you're expecting a lot of traffic and/or planning to store a lot of multi-media, that's more than big/fast enough...
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