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by Redocbew
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16/0 True cores 1% faster then 16/32threads. Threadripper
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: 16/0 True cores 1% faster then 16/32threads. Threadripper

You may find that it's not so easy to find an "optimal" number of threads for encoding(and probably for many other tasks as well). Optimal in terms of "this is the best this application can do", and "this is the best my leet CPU can do" can often be different things.
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3831
Views: 555184

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Yeah, the death metal growls are something of an acquired taste. I used to not be into it so much, but once I started listening to metal more often I guess it grew on me. That's also something that's not specific to a male voice by the way as there's groups like Arch Enemy who is now led by Alissa W...
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 34
Views: 941

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

S3 is what I've been using also. I have other uses for an AWS account in addition to image hosting, so it's convenient for me.
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: VW in deep Doo-Doo
Replies: 215
Views: 22263

Re: VW in deep Doo-Doo

You would have thought that'd be the first thing they'd do, but I guess it's good that they didn't, or this dude probably would have just walked away from it.
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3831
Views: 555184

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

It would've still been a Taylor Swift album, with everything that implies. Obviously that was the overall vibe she and/or her producer wanted for this album. Not my cup of tea either, but there's a crapload of other great music out there, so I don't spend much time listening to (or dwelling on the ...
by Redocbew
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Adding a NAS for backups only
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: Adding a NAS for backups only

I'm using a DS418j here, and it's been pretty good so far. I have the PC rsync its home directory to the NAS nightly, and I'm using one of the cloud backup apps for DSM to replicate that data to S3. I had two drives left over from previous builds, so total cost was about $500, plus a few hours to co...
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2066

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

We totally need a Dijkstra card now also. If it tells you how bad and wrong your code is when running GPU compute apps, then so much the better.
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Another day which leads me crossing over into sysadmin territory, and this time I'm messing with a mail server. To quote John Dorie, that is some ugly mustard.
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!

Linking to a clone wars video would usually be trout-slap worthy, but I think in this thread it fits.
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Today in the news: AT&T gets approval to buy Time Warner, and the story is eclipsed by a raccoon climbing 23 stories up the side of a building.
by Redocbew
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3831
Views: 555184

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
The official video is disturbing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVXauWq9Hwg


Dude should have known she was trouble.
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME
Replies: 38
Views: 1649

Re: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME

When there's an instruction that says "load this chunk of data" I don't believe the execution core of the CPU has any idea about memory channels, or even if the data is in main memory rather than being stored locally in a cache. My understanding is it's the memory controller(now usually al...
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

There was also one more guy who refused to leave the evacuation zone. He ended up getting arrested and held on bail of $3750. No "lava bombs" for you. :P
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME
Replies: 38
Views: 1649

Re: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME

I wish I could downvote reality all the time, but that would be way too Black Mirror-ish if it were to actually happen, and I have a feeling all the people who I'd be downvoting would probably make up the majority anyway.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heiwashin wrote:
There's luck, and then there's that, the royal flush on the final hand of all parties all in. So many lucky elements worked together to turn a high rate fatal mechanical failure into a casual shoulder pull off.


Go buy a lottery ticket or something before whatever mojo you've got wears off. :P
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heh. I, OTOH, can sleep anywhere, anytime... even when it is not appropriate to do so. I don't understand how people do that. At least for me it's not a huge issue since I don't have a job where I have to be in an office at a certain time every morning. It's just feels weird after a while when your...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

At least you have a reason. :lol:

I've been catching up on reading lately, because I've been spending 3 or 4 hours in bed every night not sleeping.
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: Microsoft acquires GitHub

I'll admit to having an immediate sense of dread when reading about this which I guess many people have shared. It probably won't affect me greatly even if MS does manage to screw it up. Most of the repos that I use professionally I host locally anyway, but yeah... I really hope they don't screw it ...
by Redocbew
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output

It's hard to kill a CPU without overclocking, and if you happen to get a bad one chances are good it'll be completely dead right from the start. However, a motherboard has a number of components which can fail and make it act strange or be half dead.
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: VLC becomes one of first ( (non UWP?) ARM64 Windows apps
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: VLC becomes one of first ( (non UWP?) ARM64 Windows apps

just brew it! wrote:
End User is channeling whm1974


Agreed, but he's doing that wrong also. whm1974 wouldn't have created a bunch of useless threads that all stuck to a particular topic like this.
by Redocbew
Thu May 31, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Maybe if I had been part of large teams more often and been less of a lone wolf it'd be different, but translating this stuff into language that non-engineers can understand has been a pretty significant part of my career so far. What bugs me about corporate speak isn't so much that business people ...
by Redocbew
Thu May 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I think we've mentioned this in some other thread here, but I just want to reiterate: solution is not a verb. You cannot "solution" a thing.

That is all.
by Redocbew
Thu May 31, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cortex A76? In Arm’s words, it’s a “laptop-class” performance processor with mobile efficiency
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Cortex A76? In Arm’s words, it’s a “laptop-class” performance processor with mobile efficiency

Let's see what it actually delivers. This is the Internet. There must be profound oaths declared, even more profound rebuttals, multiple months of rampant speculation, and opinions stated as fact until they start to grow and spread like mold. One cannot simply wait and see. Clearly you don't unders...
by Redocbew
Tue May 29, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2215

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

Business people are weird. How so? Seems to me that they just understand that there are many aspects to having a successful business plan, and that Apple seems to have hit on a winning formula. The Apple zealots who unquestioningly shell out big $ for the latest shiny thing are weirder, IMO. They m...
by Redocbew
Tue May 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2215

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

Apple: Give me your money.
People: Ok.
Investors: THEY SHALL RULE THE WORLD!

Business people are weird.
by Redocbew
Thu May 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 53
Views: 1777

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Waco wrote:
Just because you can doesn't mean you should. :P


Indeed, but a great many of us here can. We really, really can. :P
by Redocbew
Thu May 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

If a persons balls are glowing, then something terrible has happened. That remains a fact.
by Redocbew
Wed May 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ironically, I think that was the same intent here. I was looking at how to do unit testing in Ruby using rspec. My first reaction when looking at big chunks of plain text in context statements was "how does the interpreter parse this?" when they don't really influence the behavior of the t...
by Redocbew
Wed May 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116430

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I don't understand the point of attempting to mix natural language into a programming language. If you're not able to fully utilize natural language, then it's not really "natural", and there are still syntactic boundaries that need to be respected in order to avoid ambiguity. It's not rea...
by Redocbew
Tue May 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 34
Views: 1125

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

I'd be very wary of their claim that she can "handle things on her own". If she attempts to do that and then brings the insurance company in later it wouldn't just be the accident they'd be investigating, but any action she had taken about it afterwards as well. It really just allows for m...
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