Personal computing discussed

Search found 1443 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 49
by meerkt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Whole-disk R/W benchmarking software?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Whole-disk R/W benchmarking software?

Thanks. These are most of the staples I mentioned, but also a few I haven't heard of. Parkdale is new to me and has some merit. It can graph R/W but it's clunky and I found it inconsistent. Ultimately I managed to get HD Tune to work. I think the key was to first delete the partition/filesystem. It ...
by meerkt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

chuckula alone is worth at least $50k.
by meerkt
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail

It's not really that new. They made that change a while ago. Maybe a staggered release, or A/B testing? But a few days afterwards it was back to the good old system. Hopefully it stays, or perhaps they're incorporating changes to the new system after getting some feedback. The inability to further ...
by meerkt
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Whole-disk R/W benchmarking software?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Whole-disk R/W benchmarking software?

Any suggestions for something to test and graph whole-disk R/W, both linear and random?

I think none of the commonly used disk benchmarking software fit the bill.
HD Tune does at least sequential testing, but the write test refuses to run. Maybe it dislikes USB flash drives.
by meerkt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What is Intel thinking?
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: What is Intel thinking?

Welcome!

Which graphics card, and did you try another type?

Did you try contacting Intel?
by meerkt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail

My experience with these misunderstanding is that sometimes the reps turn defensive. Even when not, chats tend to take longer than writing an email. In cases where more than one email is needed, at least your timing is flexible.
by meerkt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail

I've not had a ton of purchases so it's not like I'm statistically bound to hit bad cases, yet I've run in the past into a major major issue with them, and their consequent handling was a total disappointment. I'm much more guarded since then but still use them, just factoring in a revised risk asse...
by meerkt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail

Also seems email replies from CS now can't be further replied to, at least sometimes. An auto-message saying the address does not accept incoming messages.

Hopefully just teething problems.
by meerkt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail

No longer a(n obvious) way to send a message - only chat or phone, no chat transcript auto-email - must ask for it explicitly, and the format is worse, mobile-inspired design - each participant aligned to an opposite side of a 16:9 screen, messy log copying, low density. What's not to like? Also, ma...
by meerkt
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: A surprising variety of SSD speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 479

Re: A surprising variety of SSD speeds

3. You just bought 4TB for $400±. :)
by meerkt
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: A surprising variety of SSD speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 479

Re: A surprising variety of SSD speeds

I can't think of a consumer use case where I'd actually need to do that. It's not just about speed but also data survivability in cases of imminent failure. Tape might be slow but is unlikely to vaporize all data in one fell swoop. RAID is not always an option. I hope future HDDs, or an entirely ne...
by meerkt
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: A surprising variety of SSD speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 479

Re: A surprising variety of SSD speeds

Realistically, 4 hours would be cool, 8 okay, but I'll settle for 12-14 if we're talking 2020-2021. :)

Waco's employer is too far away and I hear the weather isn't that great.
by meerkt
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: A surprising variety of SSD speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 479

Re: A surprising variety of SSD speeds

I wouldn't be comfortable knowing accessing all my data is 24+ hours away. Much more attractive if I can cut that in half.
by meerkt
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: A surprising variety of SSD speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 479

Re: A surprising variety of SSD speeds

A 20TB drive at 250-300MB/sec is going to be painful no matter what your uses are.
by meerkt
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: A surprising variety of SSD speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 479

Re: A surprising variety of SSD speeds

I just found the random numbers funny, that's all. You still might want more than one or two quick drives, so M2 isn't a full replacement because of the floor space. I also wonder if in some cases there might be benefit to having hot devices away from the motherboard or PCIe cards. Anyway, 12Gbps ma...
by meerkt
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: A surprising variety of SSD speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 479

A surprising variety of SSD speeds

:)
Image
by meerkt
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam's Autumn Sale banner unplayable?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Steam's Autumn Sale banner unplayable?

Looks like a nice retro game (view at 1:1 for proper rendering, or the source before it's gone):
Image
by meerkt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

The plot thickens!

logitechG.com? Took me a second to figure out it's the site for cool Logitech.
by meerkt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils
Replies: 33
Views: 2460

Re: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils

The Maker Forums I really dislike Discourse. The functional and visual layout, and the high reliance on JavaScript. the forum software looks and functions like it's from 2003 2003 is good. :) In here it's almost 2003 + notifications. Unless you mean a mobile layout. But yeah, it seems a bit uncomfo...
by meerkt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Personal to do/task management software?
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Personal to do/task management software?

Handwriting, yeah, not for me. Even assuming a digital form it's too much manual work.

Outlook both doesn't have the advanced features I'm after (I assume?), and it's big, ugly, and with a different focus.

But the one I mentioned earlier seems agreeable, despite the flaws.
by meerkt
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Personal to do/task management software?
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Personal to do/task management software?

Was looking for more than a simple tasks list.

And Thunderbird... I'm not happy with it even for email.
by meerkt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils
Replies: 33
Views: 2460

Re: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils

lacking in language skills :) not to say there aren't helpful, knowledgeable users --- they're just a much smaller percentage overall. On TR it's survival of the fittest. Dealbreaker. If I'm not able to talk about the best vehicle for a zombie apocalypse, it's not my kind of place. Next to trial: H...
by meerkt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Chrispy_ wrote:
survey/sheets or Doodle and just let democracy decide on a new site to call home

https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic ... 1&t=122430
by meerkt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

by meerkt
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Personal to do/task management software?
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Personal to do/task management software?

Physical pen and paper is not for me. Anyway, I found a candidate: MyLifeOrganized . It ticks many of the boxes, it's configurable more than typical (but not fully), and it's oldschool in development philosophy and design. It's also missing a feature or two, is a little messy in some usage and visua...
by meerkt
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Is that what's happening right here?
by meerkt
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

At first I expected maybe a tech slant. Modeling, profiling? No.
A capo and Petrucci picks. Indeed out of left field.
by meerkt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Ergo, ((free gear + rodent appreciation) > priceless).
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 49
GZIP: On