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About leadeater

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  • Birthday 1987-09-23


  • CPU
    Intel i7 4930K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill TridentX F3-2400C10-4GTX
  • GPU
    Dual Asus R9-290X
  • Case
    LD PC-V8
  • Storage
    4 512GB Samsung 850 Pro & 2 512GB Samsung 840 Pro & 1 256GB Samsung 840 Pro
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova NEX 1500 Classified
  • Display(s)
    Dell U3014 30"
  • Cooling
    Custom EKWB, 3x 480 RAD everything cooled inc ram (why not?)
  • Keyboard
    Razor Black Window Ultimate BF4
  • Mouse
    Mad Catz R.A.T. 5
  • Sound
    Custom build speakers, home theater sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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    New Zealand
  • Occupation
    Systems Engineer | IT

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  1. For things like trucks and trains high temperature hydrogen fuel cells start to make sense. Low temperature hydrogen fuel cells require pure hydrogen and aren't as efficient but are a lot safer and smaller. My worry isn't that battery technology, or even a move to super capacitors, won't give the range or the charge time but the the actual power required to do it over such a short period of time. It doesn't do us much good if we can't safely get the power in to the vehicle and also lack the required infrastructure to do it, which isn't a total generation output issue but rather a transmission issue. The current process to actually obtain pure hydrogen is very polluting and energy demanding so is a poor choice to replace combustion engines. I could see trucks using low temperature fuel cells and trains using Internal Reforming high temperature fuel cells which can produce the required pure hydrogen for the trucking industry, that way trains are a dual production and income system making it an attractive proposition. Yea pipe dream I know. http://www.nfcrc.uci.edu/3/research/keyInitiatives/hydrogen/HighTemperatureFuelCell.aspx Also if Internal Reforming high temperature fuel cells become more wide spread and clean hydrogen production is significantly increased car manufacturers could make hybrid Battery/SuperCap-Fuel Cell long distance cars without the inconveniences.
  2. Does it have a dedicated GPU or Intel iGPU? Maybe is only shows for the latter?
  3. Actually no, there is a lot of battery tech not being utilized at all yet and there are some battery technologies being worked on now with actual working prototypes that are 100% impossible to burn or fail in a catastrophic way at all while also being more energy dense than any battery is use today, it is also cheap and easy to manufacture so cost isn't an issue either. Edit: Oh and can be formed in to any basic shape you like. Edit 2: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcochiappetta/2017/01/31/researchers-create-new-high-capacity-battery-technology-without-lithium-ions-explosive-risks/#57c7399d1a6b https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/the-plastic-battery-that-doesnt-explode/
  4. Yes, vPro is the fully featured version of AMT. In fact they all have vPro capability but it's microcode locked out on overclocking CPUs etc.
  5. How does AMD come in to this? This is using Apple's own A10 ARM processors not AMD's A10 APUs, unless I'm missing something which is highly likely cos bleh Mac.
  6. It's probably a good idea to sign some kind of legal agreement when entering a bug program now days, it's just too easy for companies to reneg on their commitment and do this type of thing. Of course one has to be offered to be able to sign one.
  7. Help with MacOS VM

    Apple's ToS state you have to run Mac OS on Apple hardware, so if you're virtualizing on Apple hardware then that is fine.
  8. I can't remember if the HEDT CPUs have the issue or not, what effects me and what I actually had to check was if E5 and above Xeons were effected and they are not . Also personally I run a 4930k so yay for being outdated, don't even need to check.
  9. Only CPUs that feature AMT, which is a lot of them. Basically anything on the desktop/consumer socket/chipset line of products which includes the low end Xeons, the bigger chips that Intel makes don't feature AMT as they use IPMI instead which is on the motherboard and not in the CPU.
  10. Ehhh... AMD has a similar feature in their CPUs, becoming more popular likely means a flaw with that will be found at some point.
  11. Yea that flaw is basically RIP everything lol.
  12. Those big data breaches are pretty unrelated to having a co-processor and embedded code for extended functionality. In fact most of the big business data breaches have directly been due to incompetence and not from a fundamental lack of security within the hardware being used. When you get advanced warning of a security flaw in a software component you are using, then the flaw becomes public, then details of how to exploit become public and yet you still haven't bothered to apply the security patch then that falls outside of any software or hardware security issues. If a business has terrible security practices and bad governance no amount of hardware security features or protection is going to save them, just a matter of time. Sure the more pieces of hardware in a device and the more different bits of firmware there are the more potential attack vectors there are, but doesn't mean they can't increase security either i.e. TPM.
  13. It's 50v here too, that's why POE is generally 48v. That regulation is more around servicing the device though rather than operating it, hence why we can flip 230v breakers.
  14. Maybe some of us just have a stronger healthy fear of electricity and how dangerous it can be lol.
  15. And the old one doesn't use electric drive by wire steering, hydraulic is at least still mechanically connected.