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Comment: Re:When do we get a real boost over 2013 speeds? (Score 1) 126 126

Wait another half a decade. A Haswell 4770K maxed out at ~4.5GHz (typical max if you do not delid) works out to be ~= 5.6GHz Nehalem i7. This is absolute crap if you consider that it was pretty much 5 years from Nehalem to Haswell, but I needed to upgrade some machines (i7 920 @ 4.1GHz) so went with Haswell and got only a 37% boost in absolute OCed performance for my trouble.

Comment: Nanophotonic WG (Score 2) 26 26

The waveguide has a very small cross-section. Wonder how they coupled fiber to the ports. End-fire coupling directly to a fiber would be horrendously inefficient, since minimizing coupling loss requires both a good spatial overlap of the mode profiles and a good match of the effective refractive indices in the two waveguides.

Comment: Head Up Ass (Score 1) 65 65

It's taking them ages to admit that the vanilla 840 has the same problem. Just like the silent data corruption firmware problem with their 2TB Spinpoint F4, which they purported to have fixed (just like the 840 EVO). Now before you mark me as a troll / flamebait, know that I do like some of Samsung's storage products. I have a bunch of 1TB Spinpoint F1, 1TB Spinpoint F3 and 512GB 840 Pro drives, all performing brilliantly and reliably.

Comment: Re:THIS!! Read the Research! (Score 1) 349 349

Sadly, this is true for any successful organization.

"But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes ........ Every combination of two or more human beings has both a useful aspect and a political aspect. These tend to conflict with each other. As the political aspect becomes more and more influential, the organization ceases to be useful to its members and starts using them.

Why does this happen? Because the better an organization is at fulfilling its purpose, the more it attracts people who see the organization as an opportunity to advance themselves.

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets. There are some people who are extraordinarily good at manipulating- organizations to serve their own ends."

[Empire of the Rising Scum]

He who steps on others to reach the top has good balance.