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    You know that the new MS file system ReFS - the...

    You know that the new MS file system ReFS - the possible replacement for NTFS - is already fully available in Windows 8.1 as well as the latest Windows Server, right? You can access all features and...
  2. +1. I can't see any need for inbuilt WiFi on a...

    +1.

    I can't see any need for inbuilt WiFi on a desktop motherboard at all. Small-format items meant to be portable, then obviously that makes sense, but desktop machines need good wired...
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    Size isn't everything:...

    Size isn't everything: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?289329-6TB-drives-are-good-for-your-data-discuss!

    Following his reviews of these new huge Red drives, I have a dialogue...
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    I wish that were true... I think you misread the...

    I wish that were true... I think you misread the same spec sheet I saw, which listed it (cleverly) as 10 in 10^16. The spec is indeed 1 in 10^15 as shown in their datasheet:...
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    Most end users (not companies) here aren't...

    Most end users (not companies) here aren't building arrays for high-throughput database work, but Write-Once Read Many (WORM) media storage arrays. Even with significant daily throughput the...
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    Personally, for many years, ever since I...

    Personally, for many years, ever since I discovered the difference between consumer and RE/Enterprise drives, I've never bought a consumer-class drive or installed one for my friends or at work. I'm...
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    6TB drives are good for your data: discuss!

    There's been a couple of reviews on Anandtech recently about new 6TB drives in consumer-class and enterprise variants: eg. http://anandtech.com/show/8263/6-tb-nas-drives-wd-red-seagate-ec-hgst-he ...
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    That makes more sense. Given I'm not a gamer, and...

    That makes more sense. Given I'm not a gamer, and am more interested in PCI-e lanes for extra storage bandwidth than filling slots with tri/sli setups, but still want the cores and onboard cache for...
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    OK, I'll bite. I haven't been following the...

    OK, I'll bite. I haven't been following the high-end recently as an end-user, as the -E parts were well out of my price range. But I'll ask the obvious question for this forum as someone without...
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    Then you don't understand how databases work. ...

    Then you don't understand how databases work.

    If I ask (in SQL code) for the last 30 posts from sub-forum "Storage", the subsystem only has to check one index to make the master list of posts -...
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    Then someone changed my default settings without...

    Then someone changed my default settings without asking. How can I browse or search a site when large parts of it aren't being shown, due to an obscure setting in my profile? That is exactly the...
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    Serra's letter is an interesting coincidence. And...

    Serra's letter is an interesting coincidence. And I hope you'll allow me to comment as a long-time mostly-lurker who hasn't earned his stripes by volt-modding everything or playing with LN2... ;)
    ...
  13. Thread: Banana mania

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    Fugger, it wasn't meant as a kick-you. But you...

    Fugger, it wasn't meant as a kick-you. But you have had programmers "on staff" previously (mods/admin, whatever) who have made their own forum tweaks for you so were clearly capable of fixing this...
  14. Thread: Banana mania

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    Banana mania

    I wish you guys would do some debugging before you throw a new skin and code update on this site. Is that too much to ask from a technical website that should have competent programmers on it?
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    This! ++++++++++++++++

    This! ++++++++++++++++
  16. I never jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon, and (if...

    I never jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon, and (if only for the state of my electricity bill) I am glad I never did. The number of people jumping around saying smugly "I told you so" must be pretty...
  17. Uh... no. Completely INcorrect use of an...

    Uh... no. Completely INcorrect use of an apostrophe. Nothing to gloat about. :shakes:

    Apostrophes are used to show missing letters in contractions - as in there's (missing 'i' from 'is') - and...
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    Damn that's good. :rofl: I hope someone sigs it.

    Damn that's good. :rofl: I hope someone sigs it.
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    Gary McKinnon NOT to be extradited to US

    A triumph for British justice over the extremely one-sided extradition treaty with the US. After being challenged for ten years, the controversial extradition has now been blocked by the Home...
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    Nope, they are fancy Flash embeds rather than...

    Nope, they are fancy Flash embeds rather than simple images. For me, NoScript strips them out. A triumph of cleverness over web design, unfortunately. :/
  21. I don't think so - did you not see that famous...

    I don't think so - did you not see that famous old interview where he gloats about what a good idea intellectual property theft is? Jeez, does no-one remember that the Lisa/Mac interface was stolen...
  22. Thread: Random reboots

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    Random reboots

    I'm having issues with my i3-530 H57 machine, which has been perfectly stable for a year, suddenly starting to randomly reboot. These aren't software/OS issues or BSODs, but instant power-offs and...
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    Apple patent to be challenged in the UK

    Channel 4 News here in the UK reported tonight that the High Court will be hearing a challenge to Apple's "sliding button" touchscreen gesture patent, based on it being prior art. They have a short...
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    Guess this will prove an interesting link for...

    Guess this will prove an interesting link for this audience on the subject. ;)

    http://www.reddit.com/r/darknetplan
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    You're missing the point that much or all of that...

    You're missing the point that much or all of that activity is likely subject to bottlenecks elsewhere in the system. Most threads doing meaningful computational work on significant amounts of data...
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