Since we have a Backblaze staff member here, can I ask why did you guys not test Hitachi's 6TB drives?
Looks like their infamous CSM team strikes again
Accurate documentary of Murica's future...
What on earth are you smoking? A decently clocked i3 is sufficient (CPU-wise) for the vast majority of games. A 6-year old i5/i7 would even suffice. GPU? $200 for an R9 290, $120 for an R9 280X. That's not expensive at all for (TRUE) 1080p gaming.
I'm rather more concerned with his/her managerial competence, provided that they are decent enough technically.
Was this for their ASIC or FPGA miners? To their credit, the FPGA miners worked well and ran reliably. Heard some grumblings about the bundled power bricks, but don't know about that since I ran mine off of a regular PSU.
I got in early on a bunch of their FPGA miners. Made obscene money mining and a tidy profit after I sold them and decided to quit mining.
Smart enough to do the job, dumb enough to keep doing it.
No, but they have to power to CONVINCE you to hand over stuff to them. That is a lot more insidious.
Well those baristas aren't bimbos right? I mean, they got a degree for something
Bandgap engineering is amazing stuff. I fondly remember sneaking into a device physics class as a sophomore and being bowled over by it.
Y'all are missing an important point. Most automotive headunits are designed to work best with Apple devices (eg. my Pioneer Z140BH - full voice recognition, album art, etc. only for iPod/iPhone sources). Out of no choice, I shelled out $189 back in 2009 for a 160GB iPod classic to essentially use it as a USB HDD in the car.
20Mbps is stupid excessive even for a 1920x1080 1.78 aspect ratio MKV video. That's approaching commercial BluRay datarates (~28Mbps on a lot of releases). 10Mbps for video (less if the aspect ratio is 2.4) + 0.625-1.5Mbps for audio (5.1 AC3 / DTS) is plenty.
There's a discernible difference between say a BluRay 25+Mb stream vs. a 10Mb encode, let alone a crappy Netflix 3Mb 1080p stream. And that's not even getting into audio (640Kb AC3 / 1.5Mb DTS / 1.5Mb DTS-HD vs. streaming)
Not trying to argue the pros/cons of each OS. Just so happens that a lot of folks need Windows to run particular apps. No, please don't trot out the tired out "But GIMP instead of Photoshop, etc." arguments. Just assume a "I want to use app X, and it only runs / runs best on Windows" scenario. While I like Linux and OSX, Windows does have it's place.