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Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off

WhoBeDaPlaya Hitachi 6TB (173 comments)

Since we have a Backblaze staff member here, can I ask why did you guys not test Hitachi's 6TB drives?

5 days ago
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Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

WhoBeDaPlaya Apple's CSM Strikes Again (189 comments)

Looks like their infamous CSM team strikes again

about three weeks ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

WhoBeDaPlaya Idiocracy (376 comments)

Accurate documentary of Murica's future...

about a month ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:$500 per card or per household? (227 comments)

What on earth are you smoking? A decently clocked i3 is sufficient (CPU-wise) for the vast majority of games. A 6-year old i5/i7 would even suffice. GPU? $200 for an R9 290, $120 for an R9 280X. That's not expensive at all for (TRUE) 1080p gaming.

about a month ago
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Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy

WhoBeDaPlaya Fuck Technical Competence (204 comments)

I'm rather more concerned with his/her managerial competence, provided that they are decent enough technically.

about a month ago
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Court Order: Butterfly Labs Bitcoins To Be Sold

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:That was a near miss (66 comments)

Was this for their ASIC or FPGA miners? To their credit, the FPGA miners worked well and ran reliably. Heard some grumblings about the bundled power bricks, but don't know about that since I ran mine off of a regular PSU.

about a month and a half ago
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Court Order: Butterfly Labs Bitcoins To Be Sold

WhoBeDaPlaya Hardware Ponzi Scheme (66 comments)

I got in early on a bunch of their FPGA miners. Made obscene money mining and a tidy profit after I sold them and decided to quit mining.

about a month and a half ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Critical thinking (553 comments)

Smart enough to do the job, dumb enough to keep doing it.

about 2 months ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Inequality isn't harmful (839 comments)

No, but they have to power to CONVINCE you to hand over stuff to them. That is a lot more insidious.

about 2 months ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Traffic Shaper? (429 comments)

Well those baristas aren't bimbos right? I mean, they got a degree for something :P

about 2 months ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

Bandgap engineering is amazing stuff. I fondly remember sneaking into a device physics class as a sophomore and being bowled over by it.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:iPod Classic (730 comments)

Y'all are missing an important point. Most automotive headunits are designed to work best with Apple devices (eg. my Pioneer Z140BH - full voice recognition, album art, etc. only for iPod/iPhone sources). Out of no choice, I shelled out $189 back in 2009 for a 160GB iPod classic to essentially use it as a USB HDD in the car.

about 3 months ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Sorry guys, but you are full of shit (533 comments)

20Mbps is stupid excessive even for a 1920x1080 1.78 aspect ratio MKV video. That's approaching commercial BluRay datarates (~28Mbps on a lot of releases). 10Mbps for video (less if the aspect ratio is 2.4) + 0.625-1.5Mbps for audio (5.1 AC3 / DTS) is plenty.

about 3 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Same reason blu-ray didn't take off (204 comments)

There's a discernible difference between say a BluRay 25+Mb stream vs. a 10Mb encode, let alone a crappy Netflix 3Mb 1080p stream. And that's not even getting into audio (640Kb AC3 / 1.5Mb DTS / 1.5Mb DTS-HD vs. streaming)

about 4 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:DPI Scaling (204 comments)

Not trying to argue the pros/cons of each OS. Just so happens that a lot of folks need Windows to run particular apps. No, please don't trot out the tired out "But GIMP instead of Photoshop, etc." arguments. Just assume a "I want to use app X, and it only runs / runs best on Windows" scenario. While I like Linux and OSX, Windows does have it's place.

about 4 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

WhoBeDaPlaya DPI Scaling (204 comments)

Sorry, until Windows fixes it's DPI scaling, there's not much point in having retina-like desktop displays.

about 4 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Read that statement as follows: (441 comments)

Don't speak the truth here. You might get lynched by a xenophobic mob.

about 4 months ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

Crucial was late to the party. PNY already broke the $0.50/GB barrier using Silicon Motion's controller in their Optima line. Hell, even Samsung came close. I bought my 500GB 840 for $260 years ago.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Lets cut the H1B's! (383 comments)

Fuck this xenophobic bullshit. Curb H1B abuse, leaving only the genuine cases, and you solve the problem.

about 5 months ago

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