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    Results45 got a reaction from irajacobs in Deploying ANOTHER PETABYTE of Storage!   
    If it is I’m gonna be really disappointed. ?

    VERSE 1:
     
    “My arm so strong they don’t understand,
    boom box too big carry it with two hands,
    all I wanna do is sit back n’ kick it,
    all the cops wanna do is write me a ticket.”

    VERSE 2 (my take):
     
    “Linus gives tips even dummies can learn,
    quick bits so fast rakin’ money to burn,
    what he really wants is that family life,
    but at times he can’t escape Yvonne his wife!”

    VERSE 3:
     
    “Anthony just swags making ‘puters his slaves,
    bald spot on his head its very own en-clave,
    pushin’ petabytes just doesn’t cut it,
    he secretly wishes he could just chuck it.”
     

    @GabenJr tell us if there is a full song or not PLEEEAASE.
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    Results45 got a reaction from illegalwater in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    Doesn't look like anybody else has a thread on this yet so here goes.........
     
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/16575/intels-x86-designs-no-longer-limited-to-intel-on-intel-ip-blocks-for-foundry-cores-on-tsmc
     
    EDIT ~ even more details from TechTechPotato:
     
    It looks like Intel is aiming to offer TSMC/Samsung/GloFlo-style foundry capacity to clients wanting orders of custom x86 and RISC processors by 2023 and maybe even FPGA, MIPS, Power, analog, and other kinds of architectures later on.
     
    So........my iPhone, laptop, eGPU, PS5, PC, Tesla, Roomba, and AR glasses might all soon have Intel Inside®?
  3. Agree
    Results45 reacted to Commodus in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    I could as well. Apple may be the sort that prefers to control its own destiny where it can, but it might not want to burn bridges, either.
     
    I mainly love the story arc this would represent. Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, Apple was the underdog trying to fight the Wintel monopoly. Apple had to concede to an ugly reality and depend on Intel chips for over a decade... but during that time, Apple grew into a beast while Intel was starting to wither away as it got complacent. Now, the roles are reversed and Intel is both fighting a negative perception of its chips while courting the possibility that it might be a contract manufacturer for Apple.
     
    It's basically a decades-long lesson in why corporate hubris (that is, the assumption your company will reign supreme) is so dangerous.
  4. Agree
    Results45 reacted to porina in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    It did happen earlier, but didn't go anywhere. To my understanding, Intel had their own tools and it was too difficult for outside parties to use those tools to make their designs. My understanding is for the newly announced offering, Intel will be supporting wider industry standard packages. 
     
    Another data point: China was talking about building new 28nm fabs so they can have more local supply under their control. To PC tech, this might sound ancient, but even today it can still be used for a lot of applications.
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    Results45 reacted to Beerzerker in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    I'm wondering if it has Intel inside, will it come with a pair of oven mitts too so it isn't too hot to handle? 🙄
     
  6. Agree
    Results45 reacted to DexterSmythe in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    Fortunately, lots of processes prefer a higher nanometer because of the cheaper cost like car electronics, micro controllers, etc. These processes don't need to have state of the art efficiency and are still experiencing a shortage currently because all of the world's fabs are running at 100% capacity.
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    Results45 got a reaction from Vector0102 in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    Doesn't look like anybody else has a thread on this yet so here goes.........
     
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/16575/intels-x86-designs-no-longer-limited-to-intel-on-intel-ip-blocks-for-foundry-cores-on-tsmc
     
    EDIT ~ even more details from TechTechPotato:
     
    It looks like Intel is aiming to offer TSMC/Samsung/GloFlo-style foundry capacity to clients wanting orders of custom x86 and RISC processors by 2023 and maybe even FPGA, MIPS, Power, analog, and other kinds of architectures later on.
     
    So........my iPhone, laptop, eGPU, PS5, PC, Tesla, Roomba, and AR glasses might all soon have Intel Inside®?
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    Results45 got a reaction from KatanaDV20 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I moved to the Baltimore at the beginning of the pandemic to live with my sister and brought my Chromebook with me instead of my Windows laptop and guess what? Zoom only launches properly if I use Firefox.
     
    So there you go. Firefox for Zoom, regular Chrome for Youtube, docs, & email, and Incognito Mode for browsing with the peace of mind that history and cookies will be automatically deleted when I close the window.
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    Results45 got a reaction from dundundundun in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    Doesn't look like anybody else has a thread on this yet so here goes.........
     
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/16575/intels-x86-designs-no-longer-limited-to-intel-on-intel-ip-blocks-for-foundry-cores-on-tsmc
     
    EDIT ~ even more details from TechTechPotato:
     
    It looks like Intel is aiming to offer TSMC/Samsung/GloFlo-style foundry capacity to clients wanting orders of custom x86 and RISC processors by 2023 and maybe even FPGA, MIPS, Power, analog, and other kinds of architectures later on.
     
    So........my iPhone, laptop, eGPU, PS5, PC, Tesla, Roomba, and AR glasses might all soon have Intel Inside®?
  11. Funny
    Results45 reacted to huilun02 in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    But then they would all have to be 14nm
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    Results45 got a reaction from RorzNZ in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    Doesn't look like anybody else has a thread on this yet so here goes.........
     
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/16575/intels-x86-designs-no-longer-limited-to-intel-on-intel-ip-blocks-for-foundry-cores-on-tsmc
     
    EDIT ~ even more details from TechTechPotato:
     
    It looks like Intel is aiming to offer TSMC/Samsung/GloFlo-style foundry capacity to clients wanting orders of custom x86 and RISC processors by 2023 and maybe even FPGA, MIPS, Power, analog, and other kinds of architectures later on.
     
    So........my iPhone, laptop, eGPU, PS5, PC, Tesla, Roomba, and AR glasses might all soon have Intel Inside®?
  13. Funny
    Results45 reacted to whm1974 in Experiences with non-techies   
    GOOD GOD, a PSU mistaken for a Hard Hard.🤣
  14. Agree
    Results45 reacted to Mitko_DSV in Experiences with non-techies   
    @KatanaDV20 Well... I'm gulty of this as well. For me the reason is that I use different browsers for different purposes, just easier to separate for example university and personal stuff. Though I usually don't have more than two browsers open at the same time. Currently tiping this in Firefox and have an online lecture running in Chrome.
  15. Informative
    Results45 reacted to FalconBlue in Experiences with non-techies   
    What gets me is not novices per se, but people who actually work in IT, or for software companies, but know almost nothing about computers. At one company, a software QA tester didn't know that you could use e-mail on a Mac. She thought Windows was required to do e-mail, and that Macs were relatively crippled and lacked basic functionality, like the ability to send or receive e-mails. This was maybe 2005, when Macs were somewhat more rare than today. She didn't understand how e-mail works, and maybe thought it was application-locked or dependent, like how you needed Word to work with Word docs (until all the open source suites arrived or something).
     
    Much more recently, in the IT department of an American nuclear power plant, I encountered people who didn't know what Chrome was... Or Visual Studio. How is that possible? It's possible because at some of these larger corporations, especially quasi-governmental entities like bloated electric utilities, people can end up in IT after transferring from other business units. Maybe they were in the power trading side of things, or maintenance of the power plants, or safety or something. They go to IT for whatever reason, but they don't know anything about computers. They don't love computers or software, or even particularly like the domain. They don't use computers at home, which I think is the biggest tell of all – computers are just not a significant part of their lives or an interest or hobby. That nuclear power plant was awful. They tried to force me to use IE 8 as a browser, in late 2014 or so, long after IE 11 had been released. They used incredibly old Java versions to run their business apps in IE 8 with the Java plugin. Everything was just so insecure and easy to hack, and it was a nuclear power plant. There was just a profound lack of competence and proficiency with computers that fostered certain security risks that simply would not exist if those people just had a baseline of knowledge.
     
    It's interesting to think about why people know so little about computers and software. The way people learn about it is obviously broken. It's far too informal and ad hoc, and whatever training or education most people get, from government schools or whatever, isn't adequate. There are some very basic concepts that really everyone should know, but they don't. Businesses especially need to normalize basic IT knowledge the way they might normalize basic accounting or bookkeeping concepts.
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    Results45 reacted to FalconBlue in Experiences with non-techies   
    Yeah, you can definitely get viruses from video files. It's probably one of the easier ways to embed exploits compared to other files. Videos are luxuriously fat for a virus or trojan.
     
    It would be hard from YouTube literally, since it's usually just streaming, not downloading files, and it's unlikely that YouTube would have any viruses in their content and not know it. But people download YouTube videos sometimes, especially with the aid of browser extensions designed for that purpose, and there's another vector – browser extensions can be malware. The grandmother might have been using "YouTube" to mean online videos generally, like Coke for any cola – maybe she's heard that lots of people have gotten viruses downloading porn videos, which is true.
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    Results45 reacted to Donut417 in Experiences with non-techies   
    An ad. I’ve had issues with Facebook trying to infect a system before, or at least one of the a holes they sold ad space to. 
  18. Funny
    Results45 reacted to Zob in Experiences with non-techies   
    I was watching youtube with my grandma and i told her my computers slow so videos take a while to load, and she told me the reason its slow is because i got viruses from all "those stupid youtube videos i watch"
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    Results45 reacted to artuc in Experiences with non-techies   
    Tell me about it. Having issues at a hospital, super slow, crashing constantly and about 10 years old. The CPU cooler fan bearings giving out finally prompted a replacement.
     
    The 'new' one was about 5 years old and nearly as slow.
     
    If you measured the staff time wasted daily due to these POS boxes and put it in dollar terms, a brand new PC with an SSD or hell a 1-2 year old refurb would pay for itself many times over.
     
    I was face palming harder than Picard.
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    Results45 reacted to Ankh Tech in Experiences with non-techies   
    oh and the optiplexes, probably like the 2nd gen i5 ones, gets 20 fps in kodu, lol
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    Results45 reacted to Bitter in Experiences with non-techies   
    1991 faxed, they want their computer joke back.
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    Results45 reacted to whm1974 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I heard this back in 94/95: A woman calls the Vendor's service department and says her Coffee Cup Holder on her computer is broke, and wants a replacement. The SD Employee ask her to describe the Model of Computer of computer she has....
     
    Turns out that the Coffee Cup Holder is the CD Tray of the CD-ROM... She was using that to hold her coffee while on the computer...
     
    Is this actually true, or an Urban Legend?
     
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    Results45 reacted to soldier_ph in Experiences with non-techies   
    I over heard a girl and boy talking about random crap in the Hallway at school the other day and suddenly they changed the subject to Smartphones all of a sudden and she was like "I'll literally smash my iPhone into the ground should it have "problems" again".

    I full body cringed when I heard that...
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    Results45 reacted to wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    Another one bout my school, all of the speakers are in the ceiling. Not too bad, right? Well, you can hear what the class 4 rooms away are doing because the speakers are so poorly designed plus the teachers don't know how to change the vol of the amp... Those replaced a single pair of Logitech speakers on every teachers desk that was supposed to be audible through the whole room.
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    Results45 reacted to Science Officer Spock in Experiences with non-techies   
    This seems to be common in the US. I remember hearing teachers far down the hall (like 6 or 7 class rooms away) talking to the administrators who would call in. It's really funny to see how education uses technology, and instead of learning about options, just get whatever is cheap as possible. 
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