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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

trparky Re:Not really missing vinyl (433 comments)

I thought the sampling rate refers to how many times per second changes in the wave form are tracked. Obviously the higher the amount of times the wave form changes are tracked per second the more true to the analog form of the wave the digital version of it will be (if that makes any sense). And isn't that what we want? A more true to the original wave form representation? More data should equal less interpretation the DAC needs to do to convert the digital back to analog.

5 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

trparky Re:Not really missing vinyl (433 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong but shouldn't a higher sampling rate make up for the stair-step look of the wave form? Obviously the higher the sampling rate the more bits you need to represent the wave form thus resulting in a larger uncompressed audio WAV file.

about a week ago
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Google Closing Engineering Office In Russia

trparky Re:50 engineers (157 comments)

And you're going to be seeing a lot more companies that have operations in Russia doing the same thing. Don't be surprised that by next year there will be no foreign companies operating in Russia and Russia wants it that way.

Basically, Russia has said in no uncertain terms that they don't want to play ball with the rest of the world. Their latest actions have shown that they want to become an isolationist and cut themselves off from the rest of the world. "We're Russia! We don't need the world! We can survive without you!" That's basically what Russia is saying.

OK Russia, can we have that block of IP addresses that you're not going to be using now that you've cut yourself off from the global Internet?

about a week ago
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U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

trparky Re:This isn't really surprising at all (176 comments)

My car is a 2004 Pontiac Vibe which is really nothing but a re-badged Toyota Matrix. And you know what they say about Toyota's right? Do your regular maintenance like change the oil when you're supposed to and the thing will run until doom's day.

about two weeks ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

trparky Re:About fucking time (233 comments)

If they didn't spend their money on such lavish houses, cars, vacations, and women they would have money to retire on.

about three weeks ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

trparky Re: Reliability... (438 comments)

Not only* Typed on a phone with autocorrect. Damn autocorrect.

about three weeks ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

trparky Reliability... (438 comments)

Other only that but hard drives have started to become more and more unreliable.

about three weeks ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

trparky Re:Duuuuuude (167 comments)

When if you want a notebook PC?

about 3 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

trparky Re:Where to draw the line (326 comments)

I thought that they made it as closed source as Windows is. Apple isn't exactly forthcoming with anything that they do.

Then again, this may be my hate of everything Apple coming through on this.

about 3 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

trparky Re:Where to draw the line (326 comments)

The whole OS. See Apple Mac OS X as an example.

about 3 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

trparky Re:Free for the community (326 comments)

A BSD license may as well be proprietary because eventually it will become proprietary if it is of any use at all.

Is a horrendous POS. It is factually wrong. If you can't see or accept that then you really do need to grow up a little, both politically and intellectually.

Ok, so please explain this one.

Take OpenBSD, there's a reason why much of Apple Mac OS X is based upon OpenBSD. Apple needed a new OS, they looked about and saw an already written base operating system with a nice licensing agreement that states that if you make any modifications to the source code you are under no legal requirement release said changes back to the community from which the original code came from. That is essentially what the BSD license states.

However, the GPL states that if you make changes to the source code you are legally required to release said changes back to the community.

That's why Apple OS X is largely based upon OpenBSD. Apple can make changes all they want and they can keep those changes to themselves and the OpenBSD community doesn't have a legal leg to stand on to prevent that from happening.

about 3 months ago
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Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

trparky Re:Final nail in the Itanium coffin (161 comments)

You can't add too many stages to the pipeline or you end up with the Intel NetBurst Pentium 4 Prescott mess again. It had an horrendously long 31-stage pipeline. Can you say... Branch Prediction Failure? The damn thing produced more branch prediction failures than actual work. That's essentially why the NetBurst was completely scrapped and why they went back to the drawing board.

about 4 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

trparky Hopefully he will do it right... (252 comments)

Hopefully he will do the job in more than one movie. Say, one movie leading up to the Shadow War, then another movie that is the Shadow War, and then a third movie showcasing the results after the Shadow War.

about 4 months ago
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AMD Prepares To Ship Gaming SSDs

trparky Re:What is the expected edge? (110 comments)

OCZ? *chuckles* *snorts* *laughs* *falls off chair laughing*

Anyways, now that I had a good laugh for the day I can say that I wouldn't hit a dog in the ass with any SSD (or any SSD made with components) from OCZ. Their reliability is shit and until Toshiba can clean up OCZ's act I won't touch an SSD made by them with someone else's ten foot pole.

about 4 months ago
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Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

trparky Re:Thankfully those will be patched right in a jif (127 comments)

Couldn't this be patched as part of an update to the Google Services Framework? From what I understand, Google controls the Google Services Framework and can push updates even to phones/devices that haven't been updated by their network provider.

about 5 months ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

trparky Re:So answer me this... (396 comments)

If I were in your shoes, if that module failed a MemTest (even just one pass) then that module will be getting replaced with an RMA from the RAM manufacturer. I don't care if the system is stable, if that module failed... it's getting replaced.

about 6 months ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

trparky Re:It's all about ERROR rates (396 comments)

I have noticed that a lot of OEMs (Dell, HP, Apple, etc.) use a no-name brand of RAM in many of their systems that they build. If you look at them, especially the CAS latency stats, you'll notice that many of the RAM chips found in most pre-made computers are absolutely pitiful (to say the least).

So with that being said, who knows if this no-name RAM that is installed in many pre-made computers that many people buy is of any real quality. I'm guessing... no. So, with that said perhaps that odds of bitrot happening on pre-made machines is going to be higher than that of systems that have better quality of system RAM installed in them.

about 6 months ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

trparky So answer me this... (396 comments)

Some people are talking about the fact that bitrot could happen as a result of bad RAM. Are you talking about bad system RAM or the RAM onboard the HDD's controller board?

If it was indeed bad system RAM, wouldn't bad system RAM cause a random BSOD (Windows) or Kernel Panic (Linux)? With how much RAM we use these days it's very likely we're going to be using all of the storage capacity of each of the DIMMs that we have in our systems.

Myself I have 16 GBs of RAM in my Windows machine and at any moment in time I'm using at the very least 40% of the RAM in the system with spikes up to at least 60% depending upon what I'm doing at the time. So with that said, the possibility of kernel memory structures being corrupted at some point while using memory (in even less used DIMMs in your system) I figure is going to happen. I'm not sure how the memory in the DIMMs are being used though. Is it being used sequentially? (DIMM 0, chip 1... 2... 3... 4, DIMM 1, chip 1... 2... 3...4, etc.) Or is the data thrown about randomly on the DIMMs?

Myself, if I had a random BSOD just happen I'd be running MemTest86+ in a hot second to test my system RAM and be asking to Corsair (the company that made my DIMMs) for an RMA.

So if does indeed turn out to be bad system RAM that causes this, I guess that it's a good idea not to be buying cheap RAM to begin with. Myself, I've never had a problem with Corsair Vengeance RAM modules so I will continue to buy that line of Corsair memory.

about 6 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

trparky Re:Once again the FSF does not understand (403 comments)

Basically it's a "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of situation. No matter which way you go, you're damned. *shakes head*

about 7 months ago
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Free Can Make You Bleed: the Underresourced Open Source

trparky Re:The problem is both forms of free. (175 comments)

Personally, I think the concept of FOSS should be torn down and rebuilt; at least the free part of it.

For instance...
Free: If you use this library in another free product. For instance, if you make a small program which you give away for free, then you are allowed to use said library for free.
Not Free: If you use this library in combination with systems that essentially make you a ton of money, you are legally required to pay a license for the use of the library in question..
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FOSS may be a wonderful thing at first but lets face it; FOSS doesn't put food on your table, a house over your head, gas in your car, send your children to school, etc. I'm not saying that FOSS is a bad thing, no... far from it, but what we have to realize is that there are some fundamental issues with FOSS when we live in a world dominated by the use of money. Maybe in the future when we all work for the betterment of mankind (ie. United Federation of Planets level of betterment), FOSS will have no issues.

about 8 months ago

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trparky trparky writes  |  more than 7 years ago

trparky (846769) writes ""This is the first part of a series on what's new in the Windows Vista kernel. In this issue, I'll look at changes in the areas of processes and threads, and in I/O. Future installments will cover memory management, startup and shutdown, reliability and recovery, and security.

The scope of this article comprises changes to the Windows Vista(TM) kernel only, specifically Ntoskrnl.exe and its closely associated components. Please remember that there are many other significant changes in Windows Vista that fall outside the kernel proper and therefore won't be covered."


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