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Streaming Companies: One Resolution to Rule them All.. or Why are we still on the Oliver 1080 Poverty breadline?

Hello..    Oh wandering wisp of the internet.. or should that be Edna the Evil TV? Sit back and relax, grab a tea, coffee or beverage of choice while I, your town crier, regale you on how Streaming Companies of Mordor have locked us all in to 1080 and stagnated the industry..   Skeptical? I don't blame you, its a large and sweeping claim.. but for balance.. remember how locked we were with DX9? that thing just would not die! until; we starved it to death. Hear ye! Hear Ye!

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dava4444 in Streaming

Folding Month 2021 Awards Ceremony

Well here we are, at the end of the event, battered, bruised and some of us noticeably lighter in the wallet, but we made it through! Over 80% of sign ups this event made the minimum requirements, that is an impressive number considering we usually are lucky to get 50% or so of people who signed up making onto the final sheet. As expected we have a new king! With Den-Fi no longer on the forum there was always going to be a new king, but this is shocking. A first timer not only competing well but

GOTSpectrum

GOTSpectrum in Event Update

On the Topic of HDMI Version Numbers...

[I'm writing this post mainly in reaction to this TFT Central article, but this is less of a direct response and more of a general information post for the community. I originally wrote this for r/monitors, but I decided it would probably be better to post it here where I have more control over formatting, because this is going to be a looong post.] Introduction Well. I was already planning on writing an article on this topic, but since TFT Central published their piece, it seems t

Glenwing

Glenwing in Version Numbers

Day Thirty Three - The Closing Hours

Mxyzptlk is still looking in good pace to have one billion points by the end of the event, Starman57 has gained a rank up to 7th. GOTSpectrum is looking like they dont have the steam to keep in the top ten for the rest of the event. There aren't many more things to report on, but I do have to say to see you all pushing as hard as you have is great, and thank you for getting involved in the event.    Please click on the link below to see the full list of ranks for today.   Tod

GOTSpectrum

GOTSpectrum in Event Update

HGST Ultrastar He10: One of my favorite drives

So far, I’ve only seen two of these. They turned up in my school’s e-waste bin, brand-new and sealed in their factory ESD bags. My school has a nasty habit of tossing stuff like this out, and it’s really distressing to see how much goes to waste. On the plus side, hey--free datacenter drives.   When I plugged them into my desktop at first, I was surprised that they didn’t turn on. I learned that some of them have a power-disable feature, where they won’t turn on if they detect voltage

Schnoz

Schnoz in General

Day Thirty One - A Few Thoughts

Well here we are, the end of the event draws near and we have certainly been pushing hard.    Mxyzptlk is looking in good form to be passing the billion point mark before the end of the event. Id Igor is wanting to take the throne they will certainly need to recover big style, my guess if they have been folding on AWS and have been affected by the outage. LazyDev is really pushing hard to take over cbigfoots, and they are going to need to push harder if they are wanting to leapfrog.

GOTSpectrum

GOTSpectrum in Event Update

HGST Deskstar 7K2000: An excellent secondary storage drive

It’s not one of the most common drives that I’ve experienced, but it’s one of the best.   It definitely isn’t the fastest 7200 RPM HDD, not even back in its time. Its average seek time is an unimpressive 18.2 ms, and it takes forever to start up and initialize (though it sounds very nice doing so). What sets it apart is its reliability.    We pull quite a few of these out of Core 2-era iMacs, and while they routinely have around 30,000 to 80,000 load/unload cycles, I have yet

Schnoz

Schnoz in General

Assessing hard drive performance and reliability

I tried to write this blog entry not just as an interesting read for people experienced in tech, but also as a starter for people who aren't as familiar.   There isn’t a simple, perfect way to reduce hard drive performance into a single number. Modern 5400 and 7200 RPM drives can have extremely high areal densities and excellent sustained transfer rates, for instance, but nothing can compensate for the decreased rotational latencies of the 10K and 15K drives of a bygone era, not to men

Schnoz

Schnoz in General

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