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  1. Something of note is that the actuator movement is actually one of the most reliable things in the drive. It is just magnetic positioning. My only concern with this is really that the pivot point and bearings may cause more vibration than a single actuator head moving, depending on access patterns, even though it probably causes less in general use since half the mass is moving all at once.
  2. Now that just makes sense for folding on time of use rates. Nice job!
  3. Good, only used it to enter some contests that required a re-tweet or the like. Happy for it to go away.
  4. I'll guess 3.5 base clock and they keep the same boost, but you pretty much never get it, since more cores than just a couple will be running and that'll do thermal stuff. To be fair though, if it is anything like the 3950 as far as binning compared to the 3900, it has a shot at keeping the frequencies up too. Based on reviews of the 3950, 3960, 3970, I would expect it to be amazing at specific full thread count work loads, but to really be no better than the 3960 at most things since most things won't load up the majority of cores anyway (that and the slightly lower clock for more cores let the 3960 keep up with the 3970 most of the time). You can see a review of the 10980, 3950, 3960, 3970 here from GN:
  5. In a traditional pickup design, the removal of the cover creates an aero effect that helps the air slide off the square top more smoothly because the air gets caught in the bed and circled around to provide pressure back behind the cab. On the Tesla, this won't be the case as the cover is angled from the top of the cab, so it will mechanically do this as a full aero package. The question would be if the normal effect is good enough and still applies, and then how horrible it will handle additional drag from anything you might mount in the bed (say ladders on ladder racks as an easy example). We shall have to wait and see. But hey, it could be worse…it could be the new "Mustang". At least this thing was always known to be thinking outside the box, has a name and design to match, and has a reasonable price for the comparable pickups if it doesn't fall on its face.
  6. Hate the look, hate that there’s no real frame. Love the thick and solid stainless steel for the body...finally a body that will last like an old truck. Hate there’s no 8 foot bed option. Concerned about using it like a truck (plowing, bed accessories such as ladder racks or tool backs or camper shells, actual off road...it has clearance, but what about when it hits or slides the bottom, where the battery is). Concerned it will only get reasonable ranges when the bed is closed to keep full aero Actually interested in the ATV. Will be interesting to see what run time and charge time is like, performance on track, and if they branch out to bikes later (there are some pretty reasonable motocross e bikes now, except for cost and runtime). What I find the most important though is the pricing. This isn’t super inflated above normal truck pricing like most expected e trucks would be. If this can bring e truck pricing, and normal truck pricing even, down for consumers as the other major players all expect to enter the space too...this is a win.
  7. PayPal, the company that you couldn’t use with add blockers for a while because they ran internal pages through double click for tracking purposes to market all your transactions and purchased goods at that deep an integration level...yep, your honey data is perfectly safe. Saw this sort of thing coming from a mile away, and thus never got or installed it. The entire point was to get unique data willingly that was worth enough to be bought out for.
  8. Depends on the scale and type of metal 3d printing. GE uses metal 3d printing in its aircraft engines and Koenigsegg uses it in some of their turbo and exhaust systems because it isn't possible to machine the parts.
  9. I agree, ARM servers are starting to take off in data centers. It will be interesting to see if just how awesome AMD's new lineup has been will quell that tide or not (was it just people sick of intel not moving forward?). I doubt Apple will sue them unless there's some specific IP use going on. I would also bet that if they were to want to use various patents that they'd probably be smart enough to license them from Apple. I'd only see Apple being outraged if they started making small chips for other phone/tablet/laptop products soon, instead of just server products.
  10. You can always fold for the team. Many folks fold year round.
  11. Sounds retro. I like it. I'll probably sign up at some point, since I hate FB and wouldn't be on it if I didn't need to be for my job.
  12. Apple's wins by a landslide when calling in for support. You WILL get support in a store as well, even if not all people get it free because of AppleCare coverage (which actually covers most everything, unlike the warranties from most big box stores). Some stores certainly are better than others (my local one SUCKS at the genius bar, but the one another 30 minutes away is awesome), so I'm not discounting that people are told things that aren't great…but it isn't the norm either.
  13. I would suggest that the ability to 1 handed enter numbers fast from the numpad is important in a lot of cases, even if you don't need it. That being said, they're still minority cases for most people who would be far better served by picking up a bluetooth numpad for only when they want it, rather than having it always attached to the laptop in place of things more commonly used, like speakers (which also add ventilation areas) and internal space (which has components moved into it to also allow for such a large battery capacity).
  14. I'm actually impressed with it, though I'd still like built in ethernet, even with Thunderbolt ports, even if it is just gig ethernet, as that is still the common thing to find while traveling to pro environments. I'd also like magsafe back as a dedicated power port, but I'm sure I'm in the minority there. I'm really looking forward to benchmarks on the graphics card side, both under MacOS and when booted into something like Windows and using the drivers on that side. If I were looking to buy a laptop right now, this would probably be the choice for me. Fortunately, mine is still running well, and has things like HDMI, USB, SD, and a dedicated power port in addition to Thunderbolt, though I wish USB/Thunderbolt were all a generation newer.
  15. So, here's an actual security look at the exploit, to hopefully clear up some of the misconceptions here. While not accurate, I and others may use both checkra1n and checkm8 interchangeably. Technically, checkm8 is the exploit that was released back in September and checkra1n is the updated automation around it to allow for possible use as a jailbreak. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/checkra1n-ios-jailbreak-gets-public-beta-update-with-fixes/ Explanation by me for those not able to decipher the security and exploit language: This can only be used from a Mac computer (for now), via direct wire connection, often takes multiple attempts as it is relying on a timing attack of how specific versions of iOS's USB interface code interacts with the hardware, and in the end still requires special hardware to make use of the JTAG mode that can eventually be enabled. With a proper connection, the exploit CAN decrypt the "KEYBAG" (current phone hardware communication encryption that changes often) and DUMP the SecureROM (which has some device specific encryption keys and identifiers…though they're encrypted there still, so that also is not useful on its own). It doesn't: • Work on the most recent hardware (iPhone 11 lineup), nor various other specific hardware. • Work remotely. • Allow access of any user data or decryption of user data or keys. • Stay persistent without additional patching to force it to do so (the referenced persistence is due to this being a bug existing in hardware as well, not JUST software) • Run any apps after a reboot without additional noticeable patching. In the non-security crowd, this is mainly of interest to those with really old phones (like the iPhone 5s) who want to try and run newer versions of iOS than they could normally install, unsupported, or those who wish to install non-approved or pirated apps in newer versions of iOS than had been previously jailbroken. In these cases, the end users are doing the additional patching to keep this persistently used and active. Of note: Also a word of warning: There have actually been a LOT of search bait and phishing attacks towards getting iOS users to jailbreak (usually without any actual jailbreak, just installing a malicious app).