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Comment: Re:Dropbox (Score 1) 261

by BrentH (#38164938) Attached to: Of all my locally stored data, I encrypt ...
Thing is, you can take any file as a keyfile. Why not a certain version of a certain sourcefile of the Linux kernel for example? You're always going to be able to retrieve it without actually carrying it with you, but no one will find out. Another option is to use a personal photo from your camera. How will anyone ever know which one it is?

Comment: Re:AMD isn't about performance anymore (Score 1) 271

by BrentH (#37691990) Attached to: AMD 'Bulldozer' FX CPU Reviews Arrive
If you are comparing systems with the same amount of memory, the AMD is still only $35 more expensive. In your example the Intel has 8GB versus the AMD with 16GB, which is clearly not similar. I only suggested that if the $35 extra is a problem, getting the A6 with 'only' 8GB makes sense.

Comment: Re:AMD isn't about performance anymore (Score 1) 271

by BrentH (#37690824) Attached to: AMD 'Bulldozer' FX CPU Reviews Arrive
I think going down to 8GB and putting that money towards the A6 is by far the best option. The 6530 smokes any Intel graphics, and be honest: the 6530 is even for nongamers much preffered over the HD2000. Casual games like the Sims3 will thank you for it, as well as gpu-assisted computer which is increasingly common.

Comment: Re:Not a novelty (Score 1) 189

by BrentH (#37496972) Attached to: OCZ Wants To Cache Your HDD With an SSD
So what do you think of eBoostr? I've been thinking of expanding my (5400rpm) system with a 16/32GB SSD as some sort of cache. Readyboost has its downsides, but I understand that eBoostr makes the cache persistent. Apart from a few forum posts, I cant find any proper benchmarks of it from the big hardware sites.

Comment: Re:Not a novelty (Score 1) 189

by BrentH (#37495804) Attached to: OCZ Wants To Cache Your HDD With an SSD
I agree it makes for sense for an operating system (filesystem perhaps) to do this job. Unfortunately, Windows does not do it. Readyboost is merely an extra space for Superfetch to cache files, but this isnt persistent over reboots. So every time I boot, I have to retrain the cache, which is about as undesirable as a filesystem cache could be. If not sure if software like eBoostr solves this, but if anyone has a Windows alternative, much obliged.

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