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xentropa

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    xentropa got a reaction from leadeater in Toward next-generation optical disks   
    I think the 700TB figure is just based on the number of nanoparticles that can fit on the area of the disk.  Realistically it will be much lower.
     
    I am also a huge fan of the MO disk.  Hands down, no media is more robust or has a longer retention time than MDs.  
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    xentropa got a reaction from Mark Kaine in Toward next-generation optical disks   
    I think the 700TB figure is just based on the number of nanoparticles that can fit on the area of the disk.  Realistically it will be much lower.
     
    I am also a huge fan of the MO disk.  Hands down, no media is more robust or has a longer retention time than MDs.  
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    xentropa got a reaction from Soyuz1966 in Yellow lines and zoomed in screen when booting up   
    So you turn on PC, see messed up screen, reset PC, boots up normally.
     
    Does this messed up screen show up consistently, and you have to fix it every time by resetting?  
     
    If so at a glance it seems like some hardware issue with hiberboot.  You can pull out all non crucial hardware (including USB devices) and see if the situation improves and that would confirm the hardware/hiberboot issue. 
     
    In my opinion hiberboot is trash and shouldn't be used.  Cold start from shutdown all the time for me.
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    xentropa reacted to kelvinhall05 in Question on google spreadsheets   
    That link will only allow them to view (or edit, if you've given them permissions) the spreadsheet. They can't access any other documents.
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    xentropa got a reaction from TheInfinityBacon in How to securely erase a HDD?   
    Without any special software, copy and paste a useless file until the entire drive is filled.
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    xentropa got a reaction from milesuy in How to securely erase a HDD?   
    Without any special software, copy and paste a useless file until the entire drive is filled.
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    xentropa got a reaction from kb5zue in How to securely erase a HDD?   
    Without any special software, copy and paste a useless file until the entire drive is filled.
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    xentropa got a reaction from 711jrp in Question about an electronic homework (find the current)   
    The ground on the negative terminal of the battery and at the end of R2 causes the R3 to be bypassed.
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    xentropa got a reaction from TetraSky in Question about an electronic homework (find the current)   
    The ground on the negative terminal of the battery and at the end of R2 causes the R3 to be bypassed.
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    xentropa got a reaction from Moonzy in Question about an electronic homework (find the current)   
    The ground on the negative terminal of the battery and at the end of R2 causes the R3 to be bypassed.
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    xentropa got a reaction from VHS_Tape in TV Disconnects after Windows boots up   
    Can you test with a displayport cable?
     
    It is also worth noting there are different versions of HDMI with different transfer rates and video specifications although they all use the same physical cable.  I don't know if ur problems are resulting from an incompatibility.
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    xentropa got a reaction from pythonmegapixel in HDD with a clear cover   
    Just a random thought but wouldn't it be cool if HDDs had clear covers?  You could see the movement of the heads, disks and all.
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    xentropa got a reaction from Origami Cactus in HDD with a clear cover   
    Just a random thought but wouldn't it be cool if HDDs had clear covers?  You could see the movement of the heads, disks and all.
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    xentropa got a reaction from wall03 in Nvidia cards are overpriced, what about stock price?   
    I don't think it's actual growth.  My speculation is the feds are pumping copious amounts of Corona relief money into the market and these are all highball buybacks.
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    xentropa got a reaction from ACEHACK in Does anyone know what device is this?   
    What device?  You mean the machine she is looking into and displaying the news article?
     
    My guess it is a microfilm projector.  In the days before computers were cheap enough to be used everywhere, newspaper articles and other documents were transferred to a microfilm for archiving purposes.
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    xentropa got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    I am the one on the right.

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    xentropa got a reaction from zeusthemoose in Toshiba has Left the Laptop Market   
    Toshiba dynabooks are common in Japan.  But just about every Japanese laptop company went kaput in favor of cheaper made in China ones.  
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    xentropa got a reaction from hbsterling in How Do I Share locally across network   
    If you want to use the crappy windows file sharing, first you have to enable file sharing in control panel, then you right click folders on your pc and set the sharing status.
     
    Another way is to use filezilla server, then map a network drive using the IP of the filezilla server.
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    xentropa got a reaction from Zmax in PCIe 4.0 GPU on a PCIe 3.0 motherboard?   
    PCIe has had backwards compatibility since its inception.  No reason to stop it now I would imagine.
     
    Only drawback of putting a pcie 4 device in a 3 slot is that it will run 3 speeds which should be more than enough anyways.
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    xentropa got a reaction from StDragon in [Updated] TSMC Reportedly to build US Foundries   
    If you really want to reverse engineer a photomask by mapping the entire area with an electron microscope with enough detail to see 20nm features, you are probably looking at somewhere between 10 to 100 million 1920x1080 jpeg images per mask.  Even the best automated SEM machines would take 10 seconds or so to fetch an image.  That's for one mask too.  A 14nm CPU can use as many as 50 masks.
     
    It would probably be easier for TSMC to hire their own circuit design engineers to create false chips and pass it off to customers.  But they have no financial incentive to do that because the reason companies trust tsmc is that tsmc can claim ignorance to chip design and thus there is zero conflict of interest between their own goals and the customers'.  That unfortunately wasn't the case with Samsung, Apple and Qualcomm 10 years ago.
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    xentropa got a reaction from hishnash in [Updated] TSMC Reportedly to build US Foundries   
    TSMC doesn't design any circuits.  They only make what is provided to them.  While TSMC would be in possession of photomasks for the chips, reverse engineering them, mush less modifying them is near impossible.  You'd have to take up backdoor concerns with the designers like apple, qualcomm, huawei etc.
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    xentropa got a reaction from Sauron in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    This plus we do have shots and vaccines for the flu.  Although not everyone chooses to get them.
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    xentropa reacted to Sauron in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    Except it doesn't just affect you. If you get sick you clog up the healthcare system and you risk getting a lot of other people sick, too. There's nothing authoritarian here, it's just a sensible precaution. Just like drunk driving, it's disallowed not because you'll hurt yourself but because you'll probably end up hurting other people too.
     
    There are much more complex ramifications than just "you'll spread the disease", too. If some people are willing to keep working at risk of their own life then those who aren't will be pressured into doing it anyway under threat of being fired. Just like during a strike, people "choosing" to work regardless place their coworkers in a bad position.
     
    There should be social safety nets in place for people who will just lose their jobs if they can't go in to work, not a "choice" between risking their life or losing their livelihood.
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    xentropa got a reaction from Teddy07 in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    Meh, move it to Mexico already.  Maybe then Teslas won't be so expensive.
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    xentropa got a reaction from TheGameqt in RAM compatibility question   
    While many companies make the physical board and DIMMs for memory, 90% of DRAM chips in the world can only be one of 3 companies, Samsung, SK Hynix or Micron Technologies.  Chip wise, you should be safe either way.
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