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    XenosTech got a reaction from TomvanWijnen in OldBoIs urgently wanted - States cry for urgent help as Pre-Y2K systems struggle to handle epidemic   
    I mean it could have been in the process for the last 20+ years lol. It's the same shit with government here, at least now this new administration is taking steps to digitize parts of government slowly.
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    XenosTech reacted to BuckGup in Magnetic Tape Storage is making a comeback and could replace hard drives in Enterprise and business storage   
    It didn't go anywhere though. A lot of companies still use tape when it transitions to cold storage or meets their thresh hold for content that hasn't been accessed in a long time. You think Youtube and Facebook are backing up to SSDs? Ha no
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    XenosTech reacted to Phill104 in Magnetic Tape Storage is making a comeback and could replace hard drives in Enterprise and business storage   
    To be fair, magnetic tape never really went away. Fujitsu (Who I work for) have many customers still using tape in many iterations such as LTO. With the advent of https://www.fujitsu.com/emeia/products/computing/storage/data-protection/ I am sure the market can grow further.
    It will be interesting however to see how this competes with another Fujitsu product, Eternus CS - https://www.fujitsu.com/emeia/products/computing/storage/data-protection/ . What this product does is acts a a protocol converter and cache between the source system/systems and tape drives on the back end. So when writes are made from almost any system including mainframes, windows boxes, open systems etc the writes are done to fast hard drives as cache. You can then set the cache to backup to tape and depending on policies you can keep frequently accessed data cache resident. Moreover, the system can be split over multiple sites for redundancy, and the back end tape libraries can be from many different brands or, another Eternus CS using hard drive storage but of high capacity slower vault drives. I've been supporting such a system for many years now and it is very reliable and resilliant. In effect you end up with fast storage and recovery, low cost long term storage, multiple systems and types of systems can be connected with many tape types emulated and a superb redundant backup system. 
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    XenosTech reacted to leadeater in No way! AMD Take A Way security vulnerability   
    Not really, either one would of been waiting for the other, better to ride bad news at the same time and see who cops it worse than different times when only you will.
    But Intel funding research even if it's directly to find flaws in a competitor product like this only helps AMD not hurts. If there is a flaw and it is published then AMD can fix it and that improves the product and it's money AMD did not have to spend to find it. There actually has to be a flaw for one to be found so at some point Intel could spend as much as they like and find nothing while all their past efforts have done nothing other than improve the product and make it more secure.
    For the people that really do actually care about these security issues they have enough intelligence to assess the products and make those informed decisions, little bit of bad press a few times in the past doesn't really alter the best decision that can be made at the time it's being made.
    Just remember situations like CTS labs was not security research.
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    XenosTech reacted to VegetableStu in Hanging on for dear life - Windows 7 won't let you shut it down   
    (i'm having such a good time, i'm loading it all)
    (if you want a good time, just open up piiiiinbaaall)
    DON'T! SHUT ME DOOOWWNN~ ('cause i'm having a good time)
    DON'T! SHUT ME DOOOWWNN~ (yes, I'm havin' a good time)
    I don't want to stop at all~
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    XenosTech reacted to RejZoR in Hanging on for dear life - Windows 7 won't let you shut it down   
    Not to mention Windows 10 really isn't bad at all these days. Early on, sure it had tons of really dumb shit, but today, it's far beyond reliability of any other Windows. Back in WinXP, Vista and Win7 days I basically had to reinstall OS clean pretty much ever yhalf a year coz there was always some dumb shit breaking for no logical reason. Windows 10, I now have it installed on my PC for months and it just works. No issues, no weird bizarre problems. And I keep it fully updated with every update. Hell, the "forced" updating isn't even annoying and a lot of big updates now just hang there and wait for you to manually confirm them. They also solved stupid forced driver installs which don't seem to annoy me anymore. So, all in all, Win10 really matured and is a solid OS that I actually really like using.
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    XenosTech reacted to The Torrent in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    i literally just bought a boat load of usb c to lightning audio adapters damn it DONT DO THIS TO ME NOW
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    XenosTech reacted to LAwLz in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    Because when a company does it it's profit driven which often leads to things such as anti-competitive behavior.
    When a government does it it's to crack down on said anti-competitive behavior for the greater good of consumers.
    Who benefits from Apple not using USB-C? Apple, and only Apple.
    Who would benefit from Apple moving to USB C? Apple's customers.
    It's that simple really.
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    XenosTech reacted to LAwLz in Security updates for Windows 7 ostensibly end tomorrow, but also officially continue until 2023   
    I haven't been following the conversation but I just want to point out that pretty much no company in existence has "proper business/corporate structure" everywhere.
    Best practice is rarely implemented fully. It's not the businesses fault either most of the time. The problem is old stuff having carried over, or a lack of time and money.
    For example last week I replaced a few switches in a factory that had been running since the late 90's. Why had it taken so long to get these switches replaced? Because the documentation for how they were connected and configured were long gone, and the factory lost around 100,000 dollars for every hour of downtime (metal factory and the metal starts hardening if the machines stop). Even though those switches were very critical to the operation, there was a massive risk associated with touching them, so they had been left untouched for as long as possible.
    Up until very recently, the risk and cost associated with replacing it outweighed the risk and cost of just leaving it in place.
    So while we can all throw out "if X and Y then Z isn't a problem" the reality doesn't look like that.
    Some ranting about that network job I mentioned earlier. 
    The fiber patch panels were not labeled (so old the marking had faded /worn off). It was damn near impossible to figure out the physical layout of the network. It's not like I could find maps of the physical topology either (people who handled it before were all gone), and even if I could find it there were several patch panels at each cross-connection cabinet. Not to mention it would have been 30 years old and maybe incorrect. 
    So how about documentation or clues in the switch config? Well just finding documentation for for the password was one challenge. Luckily for me console standards haven't changed in 30 years so my new equipment could access it at least, once I had login details. 
    But that's when I noticed that some of the interface descriptions were outdated. So that couldn't be trusted. 
    But the switches supported not only lldp but also cdp! That's nice right? Well turns out the switches are so memory constrained (hardware wise) that they only support SENDING lldp and cdp. It doesn't have the memory to save any cdp or lldp info it receives. 
    It was a total shit show. 
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    XenosTech reacted to NumLock21 in (Update: announcement imminent) A new generation of thermal throttle - new intel laptop chip found   
    I like how op immediately jumps into conclusion with the word “thermal throttle” in their topic title. Heh
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    XenosTech reacted to SpaceGhostC2C in (Update: announcement imminent) A new generation of thermal throttle - new intel laptop chip found   
    CPUs regularly drop below their base clocks for that reason - you are describing power-saving states, not the base clock. Base clocks are not how low it can go when it has nothing to do, but how high it can go for sustained full load.
    I think @Mira Yurizaki's point was that you can always release a 28-core monolithic CPU with a tiny heatsink as a "500 MHz base clock, 5.0 GHz max boost" CPU rather than acknowledging the inadequacy of said heatsink - or, to come back to laptops, the difficulty/impossibility of fitting adequate cooling in limited space in order for the increased core count to have a meaningful impact on performance.
    Hence, the question was whether these mobile CPUs are tuned to some kind of sweet spot, or just tuned down to make them laptop-viable while keeping core counts and single-core, short-lived boosts for marketing purposes.
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    XenosTech reacted to mr moose in (Update: announcement imminent) A new generation of thermal throttle - new intel laptop chip found   
    That was exactly my point.  People today don't understand why it's a thing because they have no experience where it has come from and why, hence they have drawn some rather arbitrary conclusions as to what it is and when it applies.
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    XenosTech reacted to mr moose in (Update: announcement imminent) A new generation of thermal throttle - new intel laptop chip found   
    I think half the problem here with nomenclature is that a good portion of today's enthusiast (active on forums that is) aren't familiar with technology from 20 years ago when variable clock rate was becoming a thing.   For those of us who had to set everything manually (no software to do it for you) then test then reset and retest and so on, Throttling has a different connotation.    Some people seem to be under the impression that throttling is the result of bad CPU design, or that throttling is bad full stop.    Neither of those are true, what is true is that throttling is the restriction of clock speed only.  Not just from a specific point only but any restriction.  As soon as the CPU gets to hot it throttles down (restricts itself) to reduce heat damage.
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    XenosTech reacted to MageTank in Welcome to *new* Edge web browser. Chromium based Edge being rolled out to all.   
    I might have to give this browser a try. I prefer Chrome, but if this can effectively pull off what it's advertising, it's worth a look.
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    XenosTech reacted to Belgarathian in How do you even cool this thing - i9-10990XE + 10th gen i3/i5 spotted   
    CES 2021: Check out these awesome cases with their RGB, tempered glass, and companion phase change coolers.
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    XenosTech reacted to goodtofufriday in How do you even cool this thing - i9-10990XE + 10th gen i3/i5 spotted   
    As someone who ran a FX 9590 in tandem with two radeon 6990s, this is fine. 
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    XenosTech reacted to LukeSavenije in Microsoft is handing out handfull of Ugly Windows XP holiday sweaters to select few people   
    controversial opinion
    I kinda like it
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    XenosTech got a reaction from SlimyPython in AGESA seems to improve performance,   
    Get out! *points to door*
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    XenosTech got a reaction from leadeater in Intel recalls Xeon...   
    Ha I'd love for him to slap that 4790k cooler on a xeon equivalent and let it  try to cool the xeon while it does it's usual tasks. There's a reason server sit in air conditioned rooms. Even with those high rpm fans they'll throttle faster than a consumer chip when they get bitch slapped with a sustained load.
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    XenosTech reacted to leadeater in Intel recalls Xeon...   
    It'll be failing the task due to desktop/workstation usage being burst load and the server workload profile is much more sustained, meaning the cooler never gets time to dissipate extra heat above the capacity of the cooler. 5 minutes of 140W load on a 80W cooler isn't actually much of a problem, you may or may not throttle slightly but once the load drops the built up heat will dissipate and the cooler is ready to handle another peak load. On the other hand the Xeon could be sustaining 100W load on a 80W cooler, it'll throttle always forever.
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    XenosTech reacted to leadeater in Intel recalls Xeon...   
    The equipment and process shown in the video is standard across the industry, like I said it's however not relevant to the devices they are going to cool. CPUs aren't fixed heat output and a cooler with 200W TDP can perform worse than a 180W TDP cooler for an Intel CPU operating in Intel spec (not common on gaming MB) where by the boost duration is actually honored and the 180W TDP cooler has better heat conduction from the IHS to the cooler base plate and to the fins.
    TDP ratings are unfortunately not fully representative of a coolers performance when placed on a CPU, that is why cooler TDPs were taken off box packaging and marketing. There just isn't a single unit of measurement that can be used to show which cooler is better than another for all applications.
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    XenosTech reacted to leadeater in Intel recalls Xeon...   
    Cooler manufacturers do actually have very good standards for measuring thermal performance of coolers and it's common across that industry, the problem is the devices they are designed to cool (CPUs/GPUs) do not use the same measurement specification nor use the TDP rating for the same intended purpose. It's a bit like measuring the horsepower at the flywheel versus at the wheel, different things telling you different information.
    Gamers Nexus has a video on their channel where they go to a cooler manufacture and show the equipment used to measure TDP of coolers and how the process is done. While this method is scientifically accurate a CPU/GPU is not a fixed power output heating plate so if you were trying to 1 to 1 the TDPs you'll end up with a greatly over spec cooler.
    Intel does also have detailed thermal specification documents for mobile CPUs, desktop CPUs and server CPUs. Yes how Intel rates these products with TDPs is different across these product ranges, a desktop CPU with 88W TDP is not the same as a Xeon with 88W TDP.
    What it boils down to is that there is zero point in general for consumers to be discussing TDPs because they are, for us, useless specifications that are not understood well enough to convey meaningful information.
    The relevant video: