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Ryan_Vickers

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  1. Agree
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to MEC-777 for a status update, Any Linux distro, I can run in a VM fairly smoothly on this old laptop without it bre   
    Any Linux distro, I can run in a VM fairly smoothly on this old laptop without it breaking a sweat. Windows? Pffft! Just trying to get it updated and the fan is blazing away with the CPU at 84C. >_<
     
    And another thing; Windows is STILL updating!!! Why does it take so bloody long for a fresh install of Windows to update? I can install and have any Linux distro fully updated and ready to use in a VM in about 20 mins or so. Windows has been updating for the last 2 hours... It did have to update from 1803 to 1903, I give them that, it is a big update. BUT, to upgrade a major Linux distro like Ubuntu or Mint from one major version to the next in anywhere from 20-40mins. It should not take hourS!
     

     
  2. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to OlympicAssEater for a status update, 31:10 - 31:30 Linus says my name out loud   
    31:10 - 31:30 Linus says my name out loud
     
  3. Informative
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to Den-Fi for a status update, I guessed from the 3 mins it took to extract Cinebench from .zip that the score would   
    I guessed from the 3 mins it took to extract Cinebench from .zip that the score would be this hilarious.
     

     
    Surface Go, Pentium 4415Y.
  4. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to wkdpaul for a status update, If it was my kid, I would be proud AF !! source :   
    If it was my kid, I would be proud AF !!
     

     
     
     
    source : 
     
  5. Like
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from MEC-777 for a status update, An addition to this previous post about SSD and Flash drive pricing: https://linustec   
    An addition to this previous post about SSD and Flash drive pricing: https://linustechtips.com/main/profile/265114-ryan_vickers/?status=250441&type=status
     
    Just adding HDDs to the mix now.  All the same selection conditions apply.
     

     
     
    I should clarify, as with the previous post, I've used "GB" just because that's a familiar term, and I've gone with the 1024 multiplier since it sort of comes out naturally as a result of starting from small flash drive capacities like 16 GB and doubling as you go up, but strictly speaking, the point for "16384 GB" is really "16 TB", aka 16 trillion bytes.  I feel this won't make a significant difference in the numbers.  Anyway, on to the value chart:
     

     
    As with before, this confirms some things that I've felt lately.  Specifically, that 4 TB is the sweet spot, but with higher capacities up to and including 8 TB also being a decent option.
     
    If I now superimpose the two charts for the sake of comparison, it's clear why HDDs are still preferred for affordable bulk storage:
     

     
    Apologies for doing this visually and not just adding this line but I didn't think to keep the old document and didn't feel like recreating it just for this lol
  6. Informative
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from MEC-777 for a status update, https://www.floatplane.com/video/1jFiXmOENX Very cool technology. The 45:1 split is p   
    https://www.floatplane.com/video/1jFiXmOENX
     
     
    Very cool technology.  The 45:1 split is particularly interesting.
     
    I've said before that when it comes to traditional flat displays as we know them, there is not now, nor will there ever be, a need for more than 8K.  It's truly an "end game" resolution, dictated to be so by the reality of our biology.  If you have an 8K panel, you can sit close enough to see the pixels, or far enough to actually see a reasonable amount of it all at once, but never both.  The rule for a display to be "retina" is that regardless of resolution, you don't see pixels at normal viewing distance.  My 8K claim is simply taking that concept to it's logical limit, factoring out field of view, distance, and size for a single maximum reasonable value.  I continue to stand by this claim.
     
    However, at the same time I also acknowledged that in the future, there would likely be new technology that I could not imagine which would not be in any way beholden to this same rule, and it appears we already have one in a big way.  To get the same kind of fidelity with something like this, due to that 45:1 split, you would need a 55k base panel!
  7. Like
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from wkdpaul for a status update, An addition to this previous post about SSD and Flash drive pricing: https://linustec   
    An addition to this previous post about SSD and Flash drive pricing: https://linustechtips.com/main/profile/265114-ryan_vickers/?status=250441&type=status
     
    Just adding HDDs to the mix now.  All the same selection conditions apply.
     

     
     
    I should clarify, as with the previous post, I've used "GB" just because that's a familiar term, and I've gone with the 1024 multiplier since it sort of comes out naturally as a result of starting from small flash drive capacities like 16 GB and doubling as you go up, but strictly speaking, the point for "16384 GB" is really "16 TB", aka 16 trillion bytes.  I feel this won't make a significant difference in the numbers.  Anyway, on to the value chart:
     

     
    As with before, this confirms some things that I've felt lately.  Specifically, that 4 TB is the sweet spot, but with higher capacities up to and including 8 TB also being a decent option.
     
    If I now superimpose the two charts for the sake of comparison, it's clear why HDDs are still preferred for affordable bulk storage:
     

     
    Apologies for doing this visually and not just adding this line but I didn't think to keep the old document and didn't feel like recreating it just for this lol
  8. Like
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to VegetableStu for a status update,   
  9. Like
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from VegetableStu for a status update, https://www.floatplane.com/video/1jFiXmOENX Very cool technology. The 45:1 split is p   
    https://www.floatplane.com/video/1jFiXmOENX
     
     
    Very cool technology.  The 45:1 split is particularly interesting.
     
    I've said before that when it comes to traditional flat displays as we know them, there is not now, nor will there ever be, a need for more than 8K.  It's truly an "end game" resolution, dictated to be so by the reality of our biology.  If you have an 8K panel, you can sit close enough to see the pixels, or far enough to actually see a reasonable amount of it all at once, but never both.  The rule for a display to be "retina" is that regardless of resolution, you don't see pixels at normal viewing distance.  My 8K claim is simply taking that concept to it's logical limit, factoring out field of view, distance, and size for a single maximum reasonable value.  I continue to stand by this claim.
     
    However, at the same time I also acknowledged that in the future, there would likely be new technology that I could not imagine which would not be in any way beholden to this same rule, and it appears we already have one in a big way.  To get the same kind of fidelity with something like this, due to that 45:1 split, you would need a 55k base panel!
  10. Informative
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to Silentprototipe for a status update, AMD's dinamic res tech is increbible. Like holy crap something like Crysis 3 was able   
    AMD's dinamic res tech is increbible. Like holy crap something like Crysis 3 was able to mantain 30-40 FPS in areas where it normally dips to low 20's. Cant wait to try it out in GTA Online 
  11. Agree
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from Den-Fi for a status update, fantastic   
    fantastic
  12. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to handymanshandle for a status update, Mmm, low-res screenshots on the back of a game's manual. Quality. Especially since th   
    Mmm, low-res screenshots on the back of a game's manual. Quality.

    Especially since this was a first-party PS2 game.
  13. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, Excuse me what This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open b   
    Excuse me what

     
    This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open box, used, refurbished, etc. products for cheaper, why and how is this in there...
  14. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to Derkoli for a status update,   
  15. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 for a status update, Excuse me what This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open b   
    Excuse me what

     
    This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open box, used, refurbished, etc. products for cheaper, why and how is this in there...
  16. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from Pascal... for a status update, Excuse me what This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open b   
    Excuse me what

     
    This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open box, used, refurbished, etc. products for cheaper, why and how is this in there...
  17. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from MEC-777 for a status update, Excuse me what This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open b   
    Excuse me what

     
    This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open box, used, refurbished, etc. products for cheaper, why and how is this in there...
  18. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from themaniac for a status update, Excuse me what This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open b   
    Excuse me what

     
    This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open box, used, refurbished, etc. products for cheaper, why and how is this in there...
  19. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from Gegger for a status update, Excuse me what This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open b   
    Excuse me what

     
    This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open box, used, refurbished, etc. products for cheaper, why and how is this in there...
  20. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from Levent for a status update, Excuse me what This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open b   
    Excuse me what

     
    This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open box, used, refurbished, etc. products for cheaper, why and how is this in there...
  21. Funny
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, Excuse me what This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open b   
    Excuse me what

     
    This is the warehouse deals section where they resell returned, open box, used, refurbished, etc. products for cheaper, why and how is this in there...
  22. Agree
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to Nowak for a status update, Oh, you like keyboards? Name every keyswitch   
    Oh, you like keyboards?

    Name every keyswitch
  23. Informative
    Ryan_Vickers reacted to Levent for a status update, LMAO. I somehow corrupted my 82579V's MAC ID. On the plus side, I recovered the BIOS.   
    LMAO. I somehow corrupted my 82579V's MAC ID.

    On the plus side, I recovered the BIOS.
  24. Agree
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from RGProductions for a status update, I've been watching a lot of videos recently about the various dangers people used to   
    I've been watching a lot of videos recently about the various dangers people used to live with.  Arsenic and lead in paint, makeup, or even consumables.  Asbestos, radium, mercury, and all manner of highly dangerous materials in virtually every product you can imagine.  There were physical dangers as well, like poorly designed and installed electrical systems, but it's the chemicals that really get my attention.  In some cases it was a matter of suppression of the known dangers in the name of profit, but in many cases it was simply a matter of not knowing.  Regardless, what strikes me is that it's easy to think "well that was a long time ago, we know everything now", but I'm sure they thought the same thing back then.  Who's to say we're not indulging in something just as bad today that we won't realize for decades to come?
  25. Like
    Ryan_Vickers got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, I've been watching a lot of videos recently about the various dangers people used to   
    I've been watching a lot of videos recently about the various dangers people used to live with.  Arsenic and lead in paint, makeup, or even consumables.  Asbestos, radium, mercury, and all manner of highly dangerous materials in virtually every product you can imagine.  There were physical dangers as well, like poorly designed and installed electrical systems, but it's the chemicals that really get my attention.  In some cases it was a matter of suppression of the known dangers in the name of profit, but in many cases it was simply a matter of not knowing.  Regardless, what strikes me is that it's easy to think "well that was a long time ago, we know everything now", but I'm sure they thought the same thing back then.  Who's to say we're not indulging in something just as bad today that we won't realize for decades to come?
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