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by Buub
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Modern Macbooks...really worth it?
Replies: 69
Views: 5759

Re: Modern Macbooks...really worth it?

I am still of the opinion that MacBooks are still the best notebook hardware made. And I am a fan of macOS far more than WIndows. That said, the premium price Apple charges for additional memory and storage is somewhat sobering. So the answer to "is it worth it" is really an individual cho...
by Buub
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: IBM + Red Hat = ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3113

Re: IBM + Red Hat = ?

Whatever decay happens, I predict it will happen in slow motion.
by Buub
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

Local coffee stand, and then just barely! Must be Seattle. I can fill a 24oz thermal mug with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (the Keurig people) drip-brew for $1.10 at my morning stop. To be sure, in my world coffee is a black liquid unadulterated by any additions. Add anything and I WILL fling it ...
by Buub
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

In Seattle? You might have to look around. Maybe a gas station. Local coffee stand, and then just barely! Must be Seattle. I can fill a 24oz thermal mug with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (the Keurig people) drip-brew for $1.10 at my morning stop. To be sure, in my world coffee is a black liquid u...
by Buub
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

DancinJack wrote:
Buub wrote:
No, for my $5.36 check. Maybe it will buy me a coffee.

In Seattle? You might have to look around. Maybe a gas station.

Local coffee stand, and then just barely!
by Buub
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

Captain Ned wrote:
Buub wrote:
Internals, too. I have two of them. Link to class-action? Suppose I can google it...

For a coupon on another Seagate?

No, for my $5.36 check. Maybe it will buy me a coffee.
by Buub
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

3TB Seagate externals (circa a few years ago) were perfectly capable of killing themselves without assistance. There's even a class-action lawsuit over it. Internals, too. I have two of them. Link to class-action? Suppose I can google it... https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/seagate In case you haven't ...
by Buub
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

just brew it! wrote:
3TB Seagate externals (circa a few years ago) were perfectly capable of killing themselves without assistance. There's even a class-action lawsuit over it.

Internals, too. I have two of them. Link to class-action? Suppose I can google it...
by Buub
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

Convert wrote:
My 850 Pro at work has 164TB written to it, it's about 3 years old. I don't feel like I really use my work PC all that much, since most work is done at customer sites, so that's a head scratcher.

My Macbook Pro has about ~44TBW, and it's only about a year ~ year and a half old.
by Buub
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 5754

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Say what you might, but this is an advantage Apple gained by controlling the entire hardware/software stack from top to bottom. Even x86 would be a lot faster if you could recompile the entire software stack to make use of specialized instructions sets. Modern compilers already do precisely that. O...
by Buub
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 71
Views: 7696

Re: Bedbugs FTL

If you sprinkle 91 iso alcohol on them, that will kill them also, and that is a heck lot cheaper in bulk then most sprays. Hmm.....speaking of which, I’ve occasionally wondered what happens to intestinal parasites and bloodsuckers when they feed on someone with exceptionally high blood alcohol. Wou...
by Buub
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 71
Views: 7696

Re: Bedbugs FTL

SecretMaster wrote:
Any update on how the extermination process is going?

He didn't make it. He is now worshiping his new insect overlords.
by Buub
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: IBM to acquire Red Hat!
Replies: 30
Views: 2694

Re: IBM to acquire Red Hat?

just brew it! wrote:
I wonder if Microsoft is considering acquiring Canonical. Wouldn't surprise me if they've been looking into it, and this may convince them to pull the trigger.

Oh please don't ruin Canonical like that!
by Buub
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 7097

Re: College Football 2018

Iowa State is currently the best three-loss team in the country. Change my mind!

Sucks that they won't be ranked unless they win out the rest of the season. That was a really rough start to the season.
by Buub
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Which hair dryer do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 4563

Re: Which hair dryer do you use?

https://techreport.com/r.x/geforcefx-5800ultra/bfg-5800-ultra1.jpg Wow, had to look up the FX5800 Ultra . What an idiotic cooler design. So nice that the intake is right next to the exhaust.....and a centrifugal fan the size of a dime. It was a ground-breaking new design at the time. The first floa...
by Buub
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Which hair dryer do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 4563

Re: Which hair dryer do you use?

Krogoth wrote:
Geforce FX 5800 Ultra. The HSF is awesome at drying hair and blowing leaves! :lol:

I actually owned one of these rare and elusive beasts. It was truly deafening. That is, until I removed the fan and hooked it up to water cooling. I ran it for years like that and it was flawless and quiet.
by Buub
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Samsung Graphene Batteries in 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 3453

Re: Samsung Graphene Batteries in 2019?

Faster charging implies lower internal resistance, which (on the surface) is a good thing. But it likely also means a lot more potential for 'splody-ness in the event there's an internal short or physical damage to the battery, since it means all of the stored energy can be dumped a lot faster. See...
by Buub
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Which hair dryer do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 4563

Re: Which hair dryer do you use?

The cheapest one that looks cool and fits my needs at the local department store. Actually, that's the answer for my wife.

I just let my hair air dry after toweling off.
by Buub
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Paul Allen, 1953-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: Paul Allen, 1953-2018

Microsoft co-founder and succumbs to complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/15/microsoft-co-founder-paul-allen-dies-of-cancer-at-age-65.html And more importantly, owner of the Seattle Seahawks. And also the Portland Trailblazers. He was a fabulous owner for the Seahawk...
by Buub
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 7097

Re: College Football 2018

Nice spanking of West Virginia by the Iowa State Cyclones! Best 3-3 team in the nation? Yes. Absolutely yes.
by Buub
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: “The idea that Apple receives $1B/month of pure profit from Google may come as a shock.”
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: “The idea that Apple receives $1B/month of pure profit from Google may come as a shock.”

Here's the surprising thing that follows from that: Google pays $1B/month to Apple because they consider it worth the investment. In other words, Google is making (much) more than $1B/month off of that relationship. Kinda puts into perspective how lucrative scraping and serving all your personal inf...
by Buub
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 7097

Re: College Football 2018

My Iowa State Cyclones finally show their full potential, beating OSU. It has taken them five games to find their offense, and somehow it materialized in a dual-threat freshman quarterback. He was truly dynamic. Now that he's no longer a surprise, we'll see how he fares against a potent West Virgini...
by Buub
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 5754

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

The best thing about the new iPhones is that they're finally named properly: iPhone eXcess! :lol:

(This coming from an iPhone owner...)
by Buub
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Mojave is CRAP!
Replies: 54
Views: 5758

Re: Mojave is CRAP!

DancinJack wrote:
End User wrote:
DancinJack wrote:
1 each, I think. Since 2016 the "real" rMBPs have four TB3 ports each.

Pure Magic.

In this case, "Pure Magic" = Intel JHL7540 TB3 Controllers

I bet there's a bit of software involved too... :D
by Buub
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Mojave is CRAP!
Replies: 54
Views: 5758

Re: Mojave is CRAP!

For a while I was using a 28" 4K display at work. Hated it. While it worked well for native OS X stuff, DPI scaling issues made it kind of wonky when running Linux VMs. I now use a 42" 4K display at work and I'm a much happier camper since I can run the VMs at native resolution without te...
by Buub
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: New to Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 2366

Re: New to Windows

Hi, this is my first post. I spilled coffee on my mbp and apple is charging me the same amount I would spend on new (version) mbp... fu apple I really like to new Surface design but at the same time a bit afraid of windows. Viruses, malware, adware etc oh and I still can't forget Windows ME ;-) Sho...
by Buub
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: New to Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 2366

Re: New to Windows

Hi, this is my first post. I spilled coffee on my mbp and apple is charging me the same amount I would spend on new (version) mbp... fu apple I really like to new Surface design but at the same time a bit afraid of windows. Viruses, malware, adware etc oh and I still can't forget Windows ME ;-) Sho...
by Buub
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Mojave is CRAP!
Replies: 54
Views: 5758

Re: Mojave is CRAP!

Just updated over the weekend, and I'm more than satisfied. Dark Mode looks pretty good, except for the glaring contrast on web pages/emails/apps that don't yet support it. I don't see horrible looking fonts, and the changes mentioned in font smoothing aren't all that visible. I am using standard-de...
by Buub
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 7097

Re: College Football 2018

So wish Iowa State hadn't had its first game canceled. The Iowa game was a disaster because Iowa had that first game to work out the kinks while ISU didn't. The improvement from week one to week two was phenominal, but still not enough to overcome Oklahoma. As good as the Sooners are, that game was ...
by Buub
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 7097

Re: College Football 2018

I just want to say, as someone that graduated from the University of Kansas and was a student when they won an Orange Bowl, the past two wins have been a nice change from the last decade. They've been the worst D1 team for at least the past five years IMO and winning a couple games, regardless of o...
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