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    vanished got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, I recently had an idea for what some might call a smart watch, but significantly more   
    I recently had an idea for what some might call a smart watch, but significantly more restrained than the phone-on-your-wrist that most try to be.
    No android or ios or any other big system, just a very simple firmware. It would have an e-ink display and show just time, weather, and a notification counter. It would be solar powered so hopefully no need to ever charge it "manually". Because of this simplicity it would be a more agreeable form factor than some of the thicker options out there currently, not to mention quite a bit cheaper It would use one of the various low power communication systems available for devices like this rather than bluetooth.  I realize that phones generally not having such a thing built in would be a problem in practice but I'm just brainstorming here I believe the purpose of a watch, smart or traditional, is to provide access to basic, commonly used information as quickly and effortlessly as possible.  You could simply check your phone directly, but perhaps saving those few seconds is a convenience worth having.  I think too many of them try to do too much however, and lure you into trying things like reading, typing, etc. that because they are so awkward on such a tiny device, end up taking longer than it would to just use your phone for in the first place, and this is what I've attempted to eliminate here.  By doing so, it frees up resources that can improve the device in other ways, such as size, cost, and battery life.
     
    What do you think?  Would there be any market for such a thing?  Does such a thing perhaps already exist unbeknownst to me?  I feel like it would actually do well, provided that hitch about communication with the phone could be resolved.
  2. Agree
    vanished got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, I recently had an idea for what some might call a smart watch, but significantly more   
    I recently had an idea for what some might call a smart watch, but significantly more restrained than the phone-on-your-wrist that most try to be.
    No android or ios or any other big system, just a very simple firmware. It would have an e-ink display and show just time, weather, and a notification counter. It would be solar powered so hopefully no need to ever charge it "manually". Because of this simplicity it would be a more agreeable form factor than some of the thicker options out there currently, not to mention quite a bit cheaper It would use one of the various low power communication systems available for devices like this rather than bluetooth.  I realize that phones generally not having such a thing built in would be a problem in practice but I'm just brainstorming here I believe the purpose of a watch, smart or traditional, is to provide access to basic, commonly used information as quickly and effortlessly as possible.  You could simply check your phone directly, but perhaps saving those few seconds is a convenience worth having.  I think too many of them try to do too much however, and lure you into trying things like reading, typing, etc. that because they are so awkward on such a tiny device, end up taking longer than it would to just use your phone for in the first place, and this is what I've attempted to eliminate here.  By doing so, it frees up resources that can improve the device in other ways, such as size, cost, and battery life.
     
    What do you think?  Would there be any market for such a thing?  Does such a thing perhaps already exist unbeknownst to me?  I feel like it would actually do well, provided that hitch about communication with the phone could be resolved.
  3. Informative
    vanished reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, New mouse!   
    New mouse!
     

  4. Informative
    vanished reacted to Energycore for a status update, https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZLtQzy/noctua-nh-u12a-6009-cfm-cpu-cooler-nh-u12a Ma   
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZLtQzy/noctua-nh-u12a-6009-cfm-cpu-cooler-nh-u12a
     
    Man is this thing really in the same tier of cooling as the NH-D15?
     

     
    It's gorgeous. It's compact. And apparently it's as high performance as those huge, bulky dual towers (other than the very best ones).
     
    I want one so bad but I don't want to pay $100 for a CPU Cooler
  5. Agree
    vanished reacted to Energycore for a status update, Elon missed a huge opportunity not calling the Neuralink'd Pig the Cy-boar   
    Elon missed a huge opportunity not calling the Neuralink'd Pig the Cy-boar
  6. Agree
    vanished got a reaction from SansVarnic for a status update, I recently had an idea for what some might call a smart watch, but significantly more   
    I recently had an idea for what some might call a smart watch, but significantly more restrained than the phone-on-your-wrist that most try to be.
    No android or ios or any other big system, just a very simple firmware. It would have an e-ink display and show just time, weather, and a notification counter. It would be solar powered so hopefully no need to ever charge it "manually". Because of this simplicity it would be a more agreeable form factor than some of the thicker options out there currently, not to mention quite a bit cheaper It would use one of the various low power communication systems available for devices like this rather than bluetooth.  I realize that phones generally not having such a thing built in would be a problem in practice but I'm just brainstorming here I believe the purpose of a watch, smart or traditional, is to provide access to basic, commonly used information as quickly and effortlessly as possible.  You could simply check your phone directly, but perhaps saving those few seconds is a convenience worth having.  I think too many of them try to do too much however, and lure you into trying things like reading, typing, etc. that because they are so awkward on such a tiny device, end up taking longer than it would to just use your phone for in the first place, and this is what I've attempted to eliminate here.  By doing so, it frees up resources that can improve the device in other ways, such as size, cost, and battery life.
     
    What do you think?  Would there be any market for such a thing?  Does such a thing perhaps already exist unbeknownst to me?  I feel like it would actually do well, provided that hitch about communication with the phone could be resolved.
  7. Funny
    vanished got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Congratulations! You just found a cubic meter of solid gold! You are now a billionair   
    Congratulations!  You just found a cubic meter of solid gold!  You are now a billionaire and thus more wealthy than 99.997% of the world's population, and well on your way to matching the first percent of Jeff Bezos' net worth.  Keep it up!
  8. Funny
    vanished got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, Congratulations! You just found a cubic meter of solid gold! You are now a billionair   
    Congratulations!  You just found a cubic meter of solid gold!  You are now a billionaire and thus more wealthy than 99.997% of the world's population, and well on your way to matching the first percent of Jeff Bezos' net worth.  Keep it up!
  9. Funny
    vanished got a reaction from soldier_ph for a status update, Congratulations! You just found a cubic meter of solid gold! You are now a billionair   
    Congratulations!  You just found a cubic meter of solid gold!  You are now a billionaire and thus more wealthy than 99.997% of the world's population, and well on your way to matching the first percent of Jeff Bezos' net worth.  Keep it up!
  10. Like
    vanished got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that   
    I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that can do anything and is better than anything else.  In reality, steel can be as good or better in terms of both hardness and outright strength.  What makes titanium special (among other things) is just that it can be as strong as it is while weighing much less than comparable steels.  Much like aluminium then, it's stronger per mass but weaker (or at least similar) on an absolute scale.
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    vanished got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Regarding a HDD, in theory, if you had a folder full of many tiny files, and the part   
    Regarding a HDD, in theory, if you had a folder full of many tiny files, and the partition was properly defragmented, they would all be stored contiguously, would they not?  And as such, if you were to copy or move the entire folder, despite the fact that technically it contains many tiny files and would thus normally be subject to the terrible random IO performance of HDDs, you could theoretically instead read the entire block of data that represents the contents of the folder sequentially for a massive performance improvement, could you not?  If anyone knows better I'd like to hear why this wouldn't be the case, or if it's correct, why such an optimization hasn't been created by now.
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    vanished got a reaction from RGProductions for a status update, I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that   
    I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that can do anything and is better than anything else.  In reality, steel can be as good or better in terms of both hardness and outright strength.  What makes titanium special (among other things) is just that it can be as strong as it is while weighing much less than comparable steels.  Much like aluminium then, it's stronger per mass but weaker (or at least similar) on an absolute scale.
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    vanished got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that   
    I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that can do anything and is better than anything else.  In reality, steel can be as good or better in terms of both hardness and outright strength.  What makes titanium special (among other things) is just that it can be as strong as it is while weighing much less than comparable steels.  Much like aluminium then, it's stronger per mass but weaker (or at least similar) on an absolute scale.
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    vanished got a reaction from Mateyyy for a status update, I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that   
    I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that can do anything and is better than anything else.  In reality, steel can be as good or better in terms of both hardness and outright strength.  What makes titanium special (among other things) is just that it can be as strong as it is while weighing much less than comparable steels.  Much like aluminium then, it's stronger per mass but weaker (or at least similar) on an absolute scale.
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    vanished reacted to TVwazhere for a status update, Tomorrow will be the 1 year anniversary of me keeping up with Badge requests Been fol   
    Tomorrow will be the 1 year anniversary of me keeping up with Badge requests

    Been folding for LTT? You may qualify for workers compensation a LTT Folding badge!
  16. Agree
    vanished got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that   
    I feel like there is an (undeserved) perception of titanium as this super metal that can do anything and is better than anything else.  In reality, steel can be as good or better in terms of both hardness and outright strength.  What makes titanium special (among other things) is just that it can be as strong as it is while weighing much less than comparable steels.  Much like aluminium then, it's stronger per mass but weaker (or at least similar) on an absolute scale.
  17. Funny
    vanished got a reaction from wkdpaul for a status update, It may be a test for children but it seems that most governments also struggle consid   
    It may be a test for children but it seems that most governments also struggle considerably with the concept
     
  18. Informative
    vanished got a reaction from Ben17 for a status update, I recently had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a Ryzen system for the   
    I recently had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a Ryzen system for the first time.  3600 with stock cooler in a Tomahawk max (affordable but well recommended board).  I've got some good news and bad news as a result.
     
    The bad news is that, unless this is somehow a one-off fluke/defect, we've been greatly mislead about the degree to which these CPUs automatically choose the best settings for performance, thermals, etc.  Prior to this, I was of the belief that you basically get ideal performance out of the box, and if not, a simple toggle of PBO or auto-overclocking would get you there.  Certainly manual might squeeze out a few more percent but it was complex and thus not really worth it.  This it seems couldn't be further from the truth.  PBO and auto-overclocking do literally nothing, and out of the box, the chip is running at or even well beyond the maximum recommended safe voltage (~1.33 - 1.45 v), and despite this, scoring nearly 10% under the promised boost speed of 4.2 GHz.
     
    The good news is that in the end this was very easy to rectify.  Not only is manual overclocking extremely simple (just set voltage and all-core speed), but it is able to squeeze out what amounts of basically an entire generational leap's worth of improvement.  The chip now runs 4.25 GHz all cores at just 1.15 v.
  19. Funny
    vanished got a reaction from CircleTech for a status update, It may be a test for children but it seems that most governments also struggle consid   
    It may be a test for children but it seems that most governments also struggle considerably with the concept
     
  20. Like
    vanished reacted to Schnoz for a status update, The highest honor in journalism isn't a Pulitzer Prize, it's getting imprisoned by th   
    The highest honor in journalism isn't a Pulitzer Prize, it's getting imprisoned by the CIA.
  21. Funny
    vanished reacted to Schnoz for a status update, Fun fact: In the US, when someone orders two large pizzas, they will be the only one   
    Fun fact: In the US, when someone orders two large pizzas, they will be the only one eating it.
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    vanished reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update,   
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    vanished got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update,   
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    vanished reacted to Red :) for a status update, Me after I hear some idiots blowing up fireworks in the neighborhood:   
    Me after I hear some idiots blowing up fireworks in the neighborhood:

  25. Funny
    vanished reacted to CircleTech for a status update, This should be PMed to every user if you are banned from the forum:   
    This should be PMed to every user if you are banned from the forum:
     
     
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