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  1. Rybags

    i see dead people

    I saw the story on the news but there was no mention of the flat Earth theory. His previous attempts mustn't have gone very high, you only need to get about 15,000 feet altitude or less to see some real curvature.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    Better get yerseff a croc stick! Got to be a Simpsons sketch in that somewhere.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Wouldn't come as a surprise if it did escape from a lab rather than by <existing theories> The whole handling of infections is a bit dodgy too, regardless of where it's happening. You can't put 1,000 people together and say "OK, you're all leaving once we have 14 continuous days without a new infection". Simple statistics says that won't work in the short or medium term.
  4. It's fairly common for transfers to get to near finished then just sit there apparently - just the cache destaging (generally the Windows one). Maybe you could get some more unadulterated test results by disabling Windows write caching for the volumes to be tested, at least then it should make the progress meter a bit more accurate.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    I used to laugh and go WTF about those walking poles... but apparently they can give you near 20% efficiency gain. Walking stick as in picked up one... usually just a security blanket though, if you use it for rebound it'll likely break on you. But can be handy to help keep your footing but with that reliability risk.
  6. You can change it through Properties/Hardware - generally I do it for externals as the default is to optimize for quick removal which = no write caching. But it's not good for performance when writing lots of small files.
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    Locked threads and suspensions

    The left used to be about looking after the bloke working at the Morris Minor factory. Nowadays, fuck that bloke, his job, and his "uneducated family". Shut the factory and let Mandeep at the Tata factory in Bombay have the job, the industry and the profits.
  8. You'll probably get sporadic perceived performance thanks to Windows caching. Sort of funny that - a fast drive such as that would barely benefit from write caching at times. Also there might be local caching on the drive itself. Generally a decent sustained write operation like copying 10s of Gig worth of file/s should see it start fast then settle to something slower. For a "proper" test you'd probably want a fresh bootup so you know there's no cached data to give false results. Choose 50 Gig or so worth of decent sized files and see how quickly they copy from one drive to another. If you have some insane amount of system Ram like 24 Gig or more then maybe double that copy amount.
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    how crap is this government ?

    PMSL... that story is dated November 2007.
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    how crap is this government ?

    Anzac Day still over 2 months away, generally they only get stuff ready in the week leading up. I've tried to think is it some special anniversary coming up - it is 75 years since the end of WW2 but I can't remember much happening at this time of year except the final round of island hopping in the Pacific.
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    how crap is this government ?

    I think the aquisition intention for those dates back to the late 1990s and maybe earlier. Had a look on the 'net but couldn't find anything describing what the Anzac Pde event will be. Normally such things are setup within a few days of whatever's happening. I'm fairly sure it was there early in the week also but only saw it from a distance.
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    how crap is this government ?

    Unsure. There's a whopping great marquis with chairs being setup in the middle of Anzac Parade, so maybe there's some event coming up.
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    how crap is this government ?

    OT a little bit but related... I was in traffic and there were obstructions to the view but I'm sure I saw some sort of AWACS/EW mid-sized jet type coming in to land at Canberra/Fairbairn a few days ago. Might have been one of these Boeing E-7A Wedgetail
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    What's on your mind?

    Really, maybe just a little bit more thought should have gone into the naming of this news story: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6639696/turkey-russia-mull-joint-patrols-in-idlib/?cs=14232
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    What's on your mind?

    The problem I have with these parodying cartoons & sketches - it's just so easy to sit on the outside criticising, with the benefit of 20:20 hindsight usually in hand.
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    What's on your mind?

    Sounds like some sort of populist stunt. I bet if he won the election he'd not have shown the same concern.
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    What's on your mind?

    PMSL. Armed robbery with toilet paper taken in Hong Kong. "2 men arrested, a third on the run"
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    Regular laptop or 2-in-1 ?

    I've had a go and worked on some such as Yoga and Surface 2. Nice as in light, compact and portable but onscreen keyboard is something I don't care much for and I'd probably never end up using it in tablet mode.
  19. Dual station... I should have bought one of those. With hotswap you're supposed to perform a proper dismount/safely remove procedure, especially if write caching's turned on. Also, I'm fairly sure if you're hotswapping internal drives there's usually an option per port in the Bios to enable it, plus you should run the Intel Rapid Storage utility (not 100% on that, I need no interaction with it other than reading it's plug/unplug messages) Backing up/recovering from a large drive though... just that in itself can be sufficient to trash or further damage a drive given the huge timeframe. I discovered the MiniTool Data Recovery software which seems about the best, there's 1 or 2 lesser featured clones of it by other companies. But it's big advantage is that once the scan is finished you can save the project file and do the file recovery part at your leisure.
  20. Ah, OK. Didn't realise they'd reused the name. Wonder though who supplies the flash chips?
  21. Firecuda? That's a Seagate tag which they use for their SSHDs (hybrid mech/SSD). I installed one for someone about a year ago (2.5") but wasn't overly impressed. Generally the SSHDs aren't too much more $ than the standard mechanical ones. Them 970s are a bit pricey vs the Sata 860s. I've got numerous SSDs in use now but they're all Sata and as such hampered by the transmission speed limit. My desktop is all SSD now though I've got a removable bay that I just switch off/on to offload stuff + another hotswap insert bay and the usual assortment of externals. I was going to get an EVO but the local MSY being as they are had next to nothing so I had to settle for a QVO which is cheaper, slower and using quad-level cells has a much less write cycle lifetime. But anyway, with your strategy I'd be maybe looking at benchmarks that reflect the type of work you'll be giving to them. If your processing is purely sequential then it's an easy job since most SSDs perform well in that realm. But if there's random access, especially writes then you'd want to look closely at that aspect of their performance. Samsung though are generally pretty good relative to the rest so you should do well. The PRO somewhat better than EVO but whether you can justify the extra expense?
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    What's on your mind?

    I guess on the other hand if you know your days are numbered then move quickly, though 69 isn't as old as it used to be.
  23. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    2 months ago. That's a WTF right there. Understandable for someone "young & stupid" (sort of) but for anyone with the life experience of being over about 35, I dunno. But I guess for anyone over 45, hooking up with someone a generation younger might have you getting that commitment from them before they change their mind.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Dunning-Kruger. PMSL. Pot meets kettle. Or should I say, the chronic pothead posesses the delusion he's accusing everyone else of having. We don't bask in your company, merely tolerate it.
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    What's on your mind?

    Bit of a shock and like it says, kissing 25% of the market goodbye if they don't even bother engineering RHD variants. Though I doubt they have much presence in India, and Japan would be Suzuki which I think they still have a stake in, and probably a few Daewoos. I guess take those 2 out and the remainder is like 10% of the global market or less. Badge engineering costs SFA really if it's a near identical car with only the compliance plate and stickers/badged being different, so it would be surprising if they pulled out completely. Likely we might get the Euro scenerio where Chev is the cheap junk and Opel is the premium brand.