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    Can "Autopilot" be added to your car (not just tesla) for $1000?

    I've got the Chrysler Pacifica with factory lane following assist, it has a pretty indicator in the dash that turns green when it's confident about the lines and ready to nudge; if it can't tell, it's not going to steer. The real question is what these systems do when the lanes are visible, but...
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    Intel Moving Select CPUs To GlobalFoundries

    That makes sense; if that's the case, then sure, maybe make the quad-core dies at GloFo (probably have to adjust a bit and not just ship the masks over there), and only make the bigger chips on Intel fabs. In my defense, Intel's product numbering scheme makes keeping track of all of this stuff...
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    Intel Moving Select CPUs To GlobalFoundries

    Distinguishing this by brand (pentium/celeron/i3) doesn't really make that much sense; I'm pretty sure the Pentium/Celeron core series chips are the same die as i3/i5/i7, just lower bins and/or cores disabled. HEDT and Xeon have a couple different dies depending on core counts though. Doing...
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    Intel Drops PCIe 4.0 support for Comet Lake

    Doesn't the Radeon 5500 perform better with pci-e 4? Maybe only 99.9999% of people it won't matter for. I'm not sure there's that many people willing to spend for the latest chipset and the latest low end GPU, but there's gotta be a few.
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    Linux Founder Linus Torvalds Draws Ire for Criticizing Oracle ZFS

    What other people said here; Oracle picked CDDL for a reason, and that reason was most likely so that it would be hard to ship integrated with Linux; however, towards the end, they were making more and more overtones towards open source, and there's some chance they would have relicensed if they...
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    Linux Founder Linus Torvalds Draws Ire for Criticizing Oracle ZFS

    I think I agree with most of what you said, but I wouldn't have used those words ;). ZFS can't be mainlined without an act of god/Larry Ellison, so Linus is certainly right to not care about it. I think a lot of the changes that break ZoL are sane, but some of them do seem intended to spite...
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    Linux Founder Linus Torvalds Draws Ire for Criticizing Oracle ZFS

    Sun used to say your system should have 1GB of ram to run ZFS, with no particular amount per increment of storage. Seems reasonable to me.
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    Linux Founder Linus Torvalds Draws Ire for Criticizing Oracle ZFS

    This widely quoted figure seems to be some random person's rule of thumb, for ZFS with deduplication turned on; and may not have even been accurate in that use case. Deduplication doesn't seem to be a very useful feature outside of some very specific use cases (and in those cases, the reduction...
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    Linux Founder Linus Torvalds Draws Ire for Criticizing Oracle ZFS

    I've only used ZFS at home (with small arrays), but where I was working they were using BTRFS on all the Linux systems, and it wasn't uncommon for it to have weird technical issues that made our systems go from mostly working to fairly broken without a lot of notice of impending doom. I haven't...
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    GN: Intel PCIe Socketable Computer: Tear-Down of Ghost Canyon NUC SFF PC

    I'm not sure how this is much different than a mini-itx with a 90 degree riser for the video card; I guess it's a little nicer, because the CPU card and the GPU would be the same shape. Using standard PCI-e slots would seem to bottleneck the CPU card at 16 lanes to the rest of the backplane...
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    Zen 3 is rumored to be flaunting monumental IPC gains in early testing

    So... Jim Keller (re)joined AMD in 2012, and Zen 2 smoked Intel in 2019. He joined Intel in 2018, so I expect results by 2025 ;) ... Maybe sooner, since Intel of 2018 has a lot more resources than AMD of 2012. Intel's fab trouble has really set it back, because of the long design pipelines.
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    TLS 1.3 Is Coming: Here's What You Need To Know To Be Prepared For It

    TLS 1.3 support in OpenSSL was released in September 2018, and IIRC the open source browsers already supported it back then. The RFC was finalized August 2018. You should support it if you can, it's a meaningful upgrade.
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    Intel Revives old 22nm process to battle 14nm shortages

    This processor is a nice enough processor, I've got a slightly nicer one (3470) in a light duty home server around here, but the G3420 was originally released six years ago, in 2013, and was significantly better than Core2, which intel had put out six years before that, in 2007. It's a pretty...
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    NVIDIA Develops Tile-based Multi-GPU Rendering Technique Called CFR

    If they've already split rendering up into tiles (which it seems I missed, but NVIDIA has been doing since Maxwell), it seems like distributing tile renderijg among available GPUs shouldn't be too bad, as long as you have the bandwidth to send all the scene data to all the GPUs. Checkerboard...
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    ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo : Dual screen laptop

    If you're keyboarding properly, your wrists shouldn't be anywhere near the 'wrist rest.' Those things are a ergo nightmare, with a contradictory name to make it sound like they aren't. Of course, having the touchpad near you is good for mousing, and it's hard for two things to be in the same...
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    ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo : Dual screen laptop

    I like the keyboard at the end of the laptop, but not enough to pay for the rest of the machine... Although, just the bottom with the small screen would be a fun retro-ish look. Like a TRS-80 Model 100 or something.
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    Picard Will Lead "Radically Altered" Life in New Star Trek Series

    Yeah, if I give you money for housing and food and you spend it on hookers and blow, hopefully you'll figure it out next month. If you can figure out how to eat and have a roof over your head for less than other people, you'll have some room in your budget for hookers and blow. Micromanaging...
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    Picard Will Lead "Radically Altered" Life in New Star Trek Series

    Getting money and being expected to buy food and housing with it enables the recipient to make choices about which food and which housing in a more transparent way. With assigned housing, a trade will develop for prime units, and probably associated corruption of the process to assign those...
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    Windows 10 X: Dual Screen Fork

    Yeah, Microsoft really screwed up by making developers rewrite their apps for each big release. And killing the dedicated phone team during Windows 10 development nailed the coffin.
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    Cracking Entombed the Atari game.

    For any Atari 2600 game? It's very unlikely. For this specific game, it was developed while the company was owned by Quaker Oats, and was closed a year after release. They probably destroyed everything.
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    Esoteric (rare) hardware from the past

    I had a Shuttle board (maybe the HOT-603?) with the AMD 640 Super Socket 7 chipset that disappeared from Shuttle's website. I dunno what happened, but I guess the product got pulled. Incidentally, I botched the BIOS update on that board, but some time later got an identical board at a new job --...
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    Anyone else constantly torn between building a tiny ITX and a massive EATX system?

    I've done SFF a few times with flexible components, and the smallness can be really frustrating at times; combined with the difficulty of getting replacement parts from local stores. I've moved towards fully built systems where small is desired, using chromebox, NUC, and similar for HTPC and...
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    Yet another new Atari VCS update...

    My Atari 2600 would always be done loading before the CRT warmed up. Same with the pac man cocktail I just got; it's got a self test and everything, but you can't see it on first boot. :)
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    LTO-8 Library and Linear Tape File System

    I haven't used tape in this way, but you have to keep in mind that seek time on a tape is measured in seconds to minutes, not milliseconds. You would want a workflow that would be ok with a significant delay while the tape is seeked to the right point, and then the data is read off into...
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    One PC, two networks

    LACP is never going to get you more than a single link's bandwidth for a given TCP/UDP connection; so your best bet is to use multiple connections, if that can be made to work with your use case.
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    (Verge) Honeycomb Glacier : Intel dual screen gaming laptop

    This is kind of terrible, but I love the keyboard at the edge of the laptop, which is nice for typing, instead of having to reach over the massive touchpads that are common these days.
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    Bad Ethernet Outlet? How?

    Oh yeah, port security might do it. Unknown MAC address = shut down the port until IT can re-enable it.
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    Bad Ethernet Outlet? How?

    I love a good cabling mystery. Option one is someone is f***ing with you :D First off, are you sure things were working this morning before the change? Mice or whatever could have eaten the cable in the wall overnight? When the five old stations were removed and the new one was put in, the...
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    This Is Probably the Movie Version of Sonic the Hedgehog

    I'm going to treat this like I treat Star Wars, which has three films (plus or minus the Christmas special). The Sonic series ended on the Genesis (or maybe the 32x, I don't know Chaotix was more weird than anything)
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    Assembling a high capacity NAS

    Two thoughts that I don't think I saw earlier in the thread. a) You do not want all your drives to be super close; if all of your drives came from the same batch, and there was a firmware or manufacturing issue, chances are they're all going to die at the same time. Although, if you don't care...
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    dual monitor but only 1 HDMI

    Matrox makes an HDMI thing that does what you want, DualHead2Go, but it costs way more than a low cost card. Maybe you can find something super cheap used; if you're using Intel CPU graphics for one monitor, it barely matters how old a card you get for the second monitor, although bonus if it's...
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    my friend pedro

    You call it bullet time, I say it's running on a system without blast processing ;)
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    EU plan to fit cars with speed limiters could be UNSAFE

    I had another thought on this last night. This is basically attempting to apply positive train control to cars; but the thing is train speed limits are set based on actual safety needs, so they're important to follow, and a train doesn't really have the option to go a little bit faster or swerve...
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    Can I route my network through a virtual NIC?

    Can you PCI passthrough your existing NIC to the VM? Then have a virtual NIC connecting the VM and the host (that part is relatively simple; vmware calls it 'host only networking') Alternatively, you would still have host drivers, but you could disable tcp/ip on the real NIC, configure it as a...
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    EU plan to fit cars with speed limiters could be UNSAFE

    Sorry, I didn't have enough time to read the article while speeding down the road? :p
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    EU plan to fit cars with speed limiters could be UNSAFE

    Something like this might be useful, if instead it was just a display of the current speed limit. Drivers would/should be able to tell when it's pulling the limit from the wrong road and not do 65 mph on the country road next to the highway, or slow to 25 on the highway next to the country road...
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    EU passes the "link tax"

    Yeah, last time I was involved in a high traffic website with links, people paid us to get links, or at least wrote nice articles for us to publish that had links to their site. It makes no sense to pay someone to promote their business. There were some exceptions, where people didn't like it if...
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    m.2 length extension?

    Has anybody used the m.2 length extenders? I've been using a m.2 sata ssd that's 2242, but my new motherboard only has a mounting point at 2280, so it looks like my options are: a) don't screw down the SSD, b) get a length extension and use the m.2 port, something like this, c) get a m.2 -> 2.5"...
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    Compatability Question

    Sorry I can't help on your question, but that's a nice score for $8! I really need to get in the habit of scoping the goodwill.
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    I commuted from San Jose (near Valley Fair) to Menlo Park, and when my carpool buddy changed her schedule I went out and got an off-lease CMax plugin for the stickers. That got my 20 mile commute down to about 40 minutes most days, instead of approximately forever if I drove myself. Taking the...
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