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Forum: Soap Box 2021-06-25, 01:48
Replies: 378
Views: 48,310
Posted By retina
WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/mass-data-wipe-in-my-book-devices-prompts-warning-from-western-digital/ At least one user has come to a very startling discovery:Well you connected it to the...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-24, 17:41
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By retina
I'd be much happier if drkirkby would manage to...

I'd be much happier if drkirkby would manage to resist the urge to remind us in every post about that 52-core box. It isn't special. It is just a computing box. Other people here also have similar,...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-24, 14:23
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By retina
So it was a failure then. The heatsink should be...

So it was a failure then. The heatsink should be taking all the heat. But with that result the heat is staying in the chip, and leaving the heatsink colder.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-06-22, 15:36
Replies: 378
Views: 48,310
Posted By retina
Many countries have emission regulations that...

Many countries have emission regulations that would ban such products, and put the sellers at risk of prosecution if they ignore them.

Maybe you can talk to your politicians about getting some...
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-06-22, 12:04
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By retina
Normal? Who cares. Just do what you want and...

Normal? Who cares. Just do what you want and don't worry about what others are doing.

Just IMO.

:wink:

I'm fairly sure that just running P95 is not normal for most people. So if you have...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-06-22, 11:41
Replies: 378
Views: 48,310
Posted By retina
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/p...

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/pelotons-3-000-treadmill-now-comes-with-surprise-subscription-fee/ Great, thanks for thinking of the users and not just using it as a ploy to make...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-18, 04:46
Replies: 1,681
Views: 124,792
Posted By retina
It's all about the joules, not the voltage or the...

It's all about the joules, not the voltage or the current. More joules = more kills.

In theory you could have a capacitor charged to 300MV and deliver 30kA into a short. But if it only lasts a few...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-06-17, 13:57
Replies: 2,907
Views: 236,084
Posted By retina
So, not actually very large then.Wot? :confused: ...

So, not actually very large then.Wot? :confused:

Our galaxy is ~100,000 light year wide. I'd consider that larger than "several hundred" light years.
Forum: Software 2021-06-17, 00:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By retina
Spiralling into ever more bureaucracy

That screenshot in the first post also contains some MS Windows components (the close button, etc.). Do we also need to ask MS for permission to post that?

And the font used might be under some...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-12, 23:24
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By retina
NOP is not the same as nothing. So any comparison...

NOP is not the same as nothing. So any comparison to the "statue" isn't valid. NOP actually has valid use cases and is clearly something.

A statue that exists only in your mind is just plan silly....
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-12, 13:03
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By retina
So the "sculpture" is perfect. Right?

So the "sculpture" is perfect. Right?
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-12, 00:55
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By retina
The OP already mentioned that online converters...

The OP already mentioned that online converters were an option if they worked so the PII thing is probably not an issue. Since uploading the DB to a "free" online service is obviously going to have...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-06-11, 00:55
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By retina
IMO disk fragmentation is an overblown non-issue...

IMO disk fragmentation is an overblown non-issue for most uses. Don't worry about it. Companies that make the defragmentation tools will of course say how awful it is and that you definitely need...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-10, 12:47
Replies: 865
Views: 76,983
Posted By retina
You take your computers on vacation with you...

You take your computers on vacation with you partly to help you sleep, but mainly to make sure they keep crunching.
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-06-10, 10:17
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By retina
You are assuming the base is not 13.

You are assuming the base is not 13.
Forum: FactorDB 2021-06-08, 07:33
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By retina
Yes. Am I going to tell you how? No. ...

Yes.

Am I going to tell you how?
No.

Many sites consider it abuse to automate large numbers of queries/posts. You might find your IP address gets blocked or something.
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-08, 00:06
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By retina
I think this is the most important step. That is,...

I think this is the most important step. That is, the process of periodically moving the data "forward" onto new media.

Even if the old media are considered "permanent", like punch cards might be,...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-07, 04:15
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By retina
... that you have been led to believe. Some...

... that you have been led to believe.

Some people might claim to be, or imply they are, male when in fact they are not. How would you know for sure?

It also works in reverse; someone using a...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-07, 03:12
Replies: 60
Views: 3,458
Posted By retina
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TiB :google:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TiB

:google:
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-03, 08:34
Replies: 60
Views: 3,458
Posted By retina
I read that the usual plot size is ~100GB. ...

I read that the usual plot size is ~100GB.

So could a machine with 128GB RAM fly through the plot phase much more quickly than an SSD? Then save to HDD/cloud/whatever and move to the next plot?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-06-02, 08:20
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By retina
You are both correct. The page has been...

You are both correct.

The page has been edited to show "... > 1". Before it said "... ≥ 1"
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-05-31, 23:14
Replies: 28
Views: 846
Posted By retina
This doesn't work any more. You need the...

This doesn't work any more. You need the --no-preserve-root option in there, and probably a sudo also.

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Forum: Hardware 2021-05-31, 22:01
Replies: 60
Views: 3,458
Posted By retina
So does replacing "metal" with "bitcoin" mean...

So does replacing "metal" with "bitcoin" mean that bitcoin is doomed to fail? After the 21M coins are found then that is the end?
Forum: Prime Gap Searches 2021-05-31, 00:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By retina
I've seen estimates of the total number of...

I've seen estimates of the total number of configurations (permutations or orderings?) of all particles in the observable universe is ~10^360.

What about TREE(3)?
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Or TREE(G)?...
Forum: Viliam Furik 2021-05-30, 23:40
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By retina
Proving P=NP in no way guarantees you can then...

Proving P=NP in no way guarantees you can then find P algorithms for all NP problems. Maybe you could, maybe you couldn't. It depends upon the nature of the proof.

All it would say is that an...
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