Recent content by Yonzie

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    AMD's best Big Navi GPU may only be a match for Nvidia Ampere's second tier

    No need to worry. We will get 3070Ti/16GB and 3080Ti/20GB soon enough, to fill out the gaps in the lineup. $599 and $899. 3070Ti with slightly higher clocks, 3080Ti with more cores.
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    Morgan: IBM Creates First Movie Trailer By AI

    Part of this "created by AI" is probably bullshit, but... Damn that was one of the best trailers I've ever seen. Not too long, didn't give too much info. Made me REALLY want to see the movie. And then they decide to ruin it by showing more, and my excitement just instantly deflates. Why does...
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    High-Tech Holiday Present Protection System

    Is it just me or does he look like he's excitedly trying to abduct some kids in the thumbnail?
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    Windows 10 Usage Climbing As Windows 7 Share Drops Sharply

    It appears Windows 7 lose about 1% per month consistently August through November. At this rate, it'll be gone in only about 5 years and 4 months. Impressive showing. People must really love Windows 10. Now even Microsoft has jumped on the constant Star Wars tie-ins... Seriously...
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    Inventor Files “First Run” Movie Patent to Beat Piracy

    This dude is a loon and this patent application will never be granted. In the filing, he repeatedly undermines his claim for an invention with prior art.
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    Apple and Adobe Are Creepy, Tone-Deaf, And Icky?

    This "controversy" paints a pretty clear picture of who is either clickbaiting and/or rabid SJWs and who is rational. Sadly, there seems to be far more of the first group. Well, it's also about Apple and therefore apparently by default worthy of a headline, no matter how asinine.
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    Star Wars Trading Card App Attracts Those With Disposable Income

    So... For $225, you get a GIF-quality instagramified digital image of Han Solo with fake creases and completely artificial scarcity. I understand collecting, but here you might as well collect (free) screenshots people have posted of their cards. What is the difference between having the...
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    Storage ideas

    For the same price as the Dell, you can assemble your own system with additional flexibility. Something like the Antec 300 natively holds 6 hard drives, with room for 3 more in the optical drive bays, if needed. You trade off some size for a huge gain in flexibility.
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    Long Term Storage Solutions

    I totally agree. My anecdote proves nothing. The point I was trying to make was that buying optical media and hoping it will work in ten years is a gamble. One will have to test the discs regularly to check data integrity. If the backup requires 120 BR discs (3TB/25GB) that is (IMO) extremely...
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    RAID with varying Drive Sizes Possible?

    How about lightning strikes, fires, floods, viruses, malware, accidental deletion, evil people or your computer crapping itself taking all drives with it? If you want (real) data security, do backups.
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    Hitachi Shows Off New 4TB Hard Drive

    Hitachi is known for their 5-platter designs... Hmm...
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    RAID with varying Drive Sizes Possible?

    150+160=310 on 250GB drives? Eh? That would be a 500GB partition. It should be doable, if wonky and less than ingenious, but I have to ask what you do that makes you want 0+1 for the OS. The effect of RAID 0 in a desktop environment is near zero. Buy more memory or a SSD instead. Follow the...
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    Long Term Storage Solutions

    I've thought about this subject as well. Years ago, I made a backup to ~100 CDs. Needing the data about a year later, Brand A worked perfectly while Brand B had serious issues with the outer ~20% of the disc. while my archival conditions are hardly perfect, they were stored out of the sun, etc...
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    Some NAS/ZFS questions

    You are correct about the RAID levels. I'd go with one of the 'powerful' ones, but replace the case with a normal ATX case. The Antec 300 is a great case, if not the cheapest. £50 from your chosen store, saving you £36 while accepting 6 hard drives and having 3 ODD slots.
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    Velociraptor or SSD for OS Drive now???

    1) Install Windows 7 2) ??? 3) Profit. Or did I miss something?