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Comment: Sad no one mentioned the French TGV (Score 2) 189

by forged (#49525813) Attached to: Maglev Train Exceeds 600km/h For World Record
- Has been operating on conventional rail (cost $ vs. $$$ for maglev) since 1981.
- Is holding the world record of 574,8 km/h on conventioanl rail since 2007.
- Is linking all major cities in France and some abroad (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, UK).
- Has commercial speeds of 280km/h for the oldest ones, to 320km/h for the current generation.
- Costs a fraction of the price of the maglev.

But, YMMV. And by all means go Japan !

Comment: Re:ISTR hearing something about that... (Score 1) 159

by kesuki (#49515597) Attached to: New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

my single point of reference is that SSD's while fast, are actually too fast for some video transcoders. (I have converted tape to DVD and Blu-ray with my computer before) it actually caused a bug that would crash the system when i was using an older, but functional tool to convert video, and for transcoding video IO is a factor as the processor can write out data faster if the CPU can keep up with the transcode (for instance doing 600 FPS of transcoding with simultaneous audio muxing i think it's called, to keep the video and audio in sync with each other) if only i had a video transcoder that uses graphic cards i could probably saturate a SSD when considering that an 8 core cpu is only doing 600 fps and a 2048 stream processing unit gpu should be much much faster.

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Journal: yet another hint as to why MS-DOS is the pariah of the computer universe. 1

Journal by kesuki

when a n00b copied a file to a dos machine that being did not understand that 'ban proliferation' would be appended to nab.efilorp . this cause much confusion since 'proliferation of nuclear technology' and 'prolife' are not the same thing except when giant, atomic powered robots are trying to make giant atomic powered babies.

Comment: Re:Many times, newer is actually better. (Score 1) 6

by kesuki (#49473757) Attached to: One year since XP OEL.

Why would everyone have used Trojan horses to hack the overlords and get money? i mean if you were gonna go that time stream, why not have a car too? saving all the resources the overlords provide you with is kinda silly since the overlords will eventually hack your own brain stem and make you stop breathing and turn you into Oscar Meyer weaners.

We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.