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Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

rossy Laws of Physics (1009 comments)

This is more a case of performance I expect, the higher I/O speeds of the newer memory and graphics ports and PCI-e are such that the costs to maintain signal integrity through a socket adaptor are horrid. If your really performance minded, you'd shotgun the socket and solder existing PC's to the motherboard today, over clockers would likely benefit from the lower noise due to removing the inductance of the socket leads on the power and ground pins. This would yield higher reliability at higher clock frequencies. The concerns over socket signal integrity have been an issue testing these high end CPU's since the I/O bandwidths approached 100Mhz.

I agree with Jump! Jump! Jump! To quite a dramatic conclusion.

Also... in the IC testing community, regardless of the physical structure (flip chip/BGA/PGA), we still refer to the electrical contacts of a device under test aka (DUT) as "pins". So these devices are likely to have "pins" forever, even when we start interfacing to these chips with photons...

about 2 years ago
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Hard Drive Makers Slash Warranties

rossy Not at the Crimson Permanent Assurance Company! (445 comments)

Monty Python's Meaning Of Life: Crimson Permanent Assurance
Bean Counters there have a life!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX61PUZ3xkI
When Crimson Permanent Assurance takes over warranties will be a thing of the past!

more than 2 years ago
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Java Apps Have the Most Flaws, Cobol the Least

rossy Re:so? (435 comments)

Good point.

more than 2 years ago
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Java Apps Have the Most Flaws, Cobol the Least

rossy Re:SQL too (435 comments)

BitZStream.
Nicely done and fucking awesome post. Best /. Read for me in years.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Snaps New Photo of Incoming Asteroid

rossy Ying Lim...are those Slugs or Newtons (135 comments)

Ying,
    I'm reviewing your trajectory data, Just wanted to double check... I'm sure the astroid is going to miss us, but wanted to double triple check, you remember that probe that sort-of hit mars?
    So your measurements of the acceleration were in inches per second, and slugs of force right? Thats what we have been using here at NASA, we never managed to convert to the metric system in the '70s.
As far as I can tell, this things going to miss us by a mile right? Or was that a kilometer?

more than 2 years ago
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EU Scientists Working On Laser To Rip a Hole In Spacetime

rossy Re:The most important question: (575 comments)

The laser will be aimed at the HP Pavillion in San-Jose. There are Sharks there.

more than 2 years ago
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Astronauts As Alien Life Hunters?

rossy Re:True, but that's still going to be a tough sell (172 comments)

I'm not sure, but if you built a private spaceship, you would be hard to chase, given that the US government has no official space flying capability. If you leave US airspace before leaving 18,000 feet, I think your probably fine. My point is that if you can solve the technical problems, you can just go. Join an EAA chapter, and build a spaceship in your garage, start the open source mars project...let's do it.
 

about 3 years ago
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Why HP Should Sell Its PC Business To Save It

rossy Re:HP Didn't Spin Off Its Soul (221 comments)

I think I agree to this, but the nail in the coffin was spinning off Agilent in the late 90's, since them it's been a downward cycle IMHO. . That engineering/scientific business was what brought HP into the world. The calculator division used to be huge!

about 3 years ago
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Why HP Should Sell Its PC Business To Save It

rossy Re:perfect match (221 comments)

Brilliant solution! The company coul be split into two business units, H-Net and P-Flix, which would raise prices, make you go to the nearest Best Buy to pick up your movies once a week, where you have to sit through a 90 minute timeshare sales pitch or buy a laptop before you can take your movie home.

about 3 years ago
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Why HP Should Sell Its PC Business To Save It

rossy Perhaps HP and Netflix could merge (221 comments)

They could alternately announce price hikes, name changes and spin offs until customers get so fed up, they start buying crayons and paper to draw their own entertainment.

about 3 years ago
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Oil May Be Finite, But U.S. Production Is Ramping Up

rossy Re:Idiot (745 comments)

I love the use of the term 1% er. Nicely done.

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft Killed the Start Menu Because No One Uses It

rossy Re:...the dock. (862 comments)

You are 100% on. I REFUSE to wait for any user interface. I also find "it's now OK for you to shutdown" what about power outages. If an OS can't let me be in charge, it fails.

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft Killed the Start Menu Because No One Uses It

rossy Re:...the dock. (862 comments)

Hate to ask, what is a PHB? I know what a PhD is but a PHB has me wondering what I'm missing.

about 3 years ago
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CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

rossy Re:Einstein replied "Check your measurements, son" (1088 comments)

I agree, as much as it would be cool to see a breakthrough here, it could be a failure to calibrate, or account for propagation delay betwwn triggers in an instrument.

about 3 years ago
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Astronomers Find Unusual Star

rossy Star mining (203 comments)

It's not too hard to consider mining a star here are some examples:
1) Wait until the star is bar hopping, and steal the bling from their jewelry box.
2) Remove the heavy elements from the outside of the stars Bentley.
3) When the star enters rehab, file a leon on the heavy elements, then pay to have them delivered to you.
4) After the big bang, when the star is asleep, take a few heavy elements.

more than 3 years ago
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The Mathematics of Lawn Mowing

rossy Useful research but what about a grass runway (514 comments)

I live adjacent to a grass runway, and part of my responsibilities include mowing my section of the runway. Some of my neighbors are particular and for safety reasons demand the mowing occur lengthwise along the runway so you can see an airplane coming at you and get out of the way. This is a constraint that could be mitigated if I had 360 degree vision.
How do the authors address constraints like this?

more than 3 years ago
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Places With the Most Wikipedia Articles

rossy Boring Oregon (37 comments)

This just proves the need for the non profit "boring initiative" to begin funding articles about Boring Oregon. Every individual needs to be interviewed, historical significance of buildings, which doorknobs were brought in bybwagon train, etc.
A team needs to examine the micro organisms unique to the soil etc. Only megabytes of wikapedia data can keep boring boring.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Support Forums Suggest Malware Explosion

rossy Re:Hardly surprising (455 comments)

I love this post, but don't want to bother to verify the accuracy of the # of Mac infections. I'm too busy entering my password to install this free mac virus checker that just popped up humping my leg

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Plants Keyloggers On Laptops

rossy Re:North v South (515 comments)

Great leader in North Korea is working with Samsung Marketing. Successes with key loggers and the Galaxy tablet marketing campaign are making great strides!

more than 3 years ago

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PCI-X multi lane disk controller?

rossy rossy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rossy (536408) writes "I'm reading about the new Sandy bridge, and I see this great high-bandwidth path direct into the CPU (PCI-X)
Does anyone have a RAID multi-lane PCI-X controller I can create a low latency disk set onto...
I have a task where I need to process lots (gobs) GB of data through the CPU, and back out again.
SATA at 6Gb seems like such a constrained pipe for the data.
Is there anyone who could keep a PCI-X multi-lane disk controller card fed with data from a disk?"

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Lightfleet all-to-all interconnect data

rossy rossy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rossy writes "I stumbled across this site http://lightfleet.com/ and they reference a "rumored" Intel laser computer. Lightfleet is preparing to launch a all-to-all optical interconnect switch. This looks like it would be cool for supercomputer inter-node communication. I can think of some other cool applications as well. The idea of an optical computer or optical network IC from Intel is always fun."
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rossy rossy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rossy writes "The US treasury actually has a terrific website, and I encourage folks to try it out and get great deals on savings bonds and T-bills online, which are likely to beat your banks rates... but today while logging in I found something rather interesting/funny. So while I think this is just a coincidence, the more I thought about it the more I wanted to comment on it.

Basicly, the entry link photos suggest that only men are interested in buying/selling US treasuries.
Go to the following link... http://www.treasurydirect.gov/ look at the three pictures.

Personal , Institutional, Government.

Based on the bulleted information, only Personal and Government bulleted text discuss the buying and selling of securities. The institutional bulleted text discuss the location and dissemination of information.

Look closely.... Men are depicted in the Personal and Government pictures... but women are in the institutional picture.

I can't tell if this means that men are the only ones who should be trusted to buy and sell government securities...
and I'm sure it is not something that is a result of explicit policies of the current administration.

I'd also comment that the two government men look like they are carrying large briefcases full of (? Money, un-passed legislation?)
I hate to slur a wonderful website, but it was a slow news day. My apologies to the team that did such a good job with that site, other than those photos.
— Ross"

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