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Comment: Re:Right to be forgotten? (Score 1) 193

by arielCo (#47738675) Attached to: Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

Educated guess: since some files will eventually have to be modified/deleted, and they aren't about to toss a disc every time, I'm guessing they log file (block?) invalidation for deletes/updates. Once the disc has too little valid data, the valid data (likely of several discs in the same condition) is copied to a new disc and the old one goes to the shredder.

If regulations internal or legal) specify that some data has to be effectively destroyed at the moment, then just skip the invalidation bit and replace the disc right away.

Comment: Re: Annoyances (Score 1) 426

Wow, someone's ulcer is flaring up.

FF never loaded my routers page because some stupid certificate bullshit at the time.

If you're using https, it's worthless without a trusted certificate. Blame who made your router. And psst... it can be bypassed with an exception, even permanently.

Opera, forced an update on me right in the middle of writing down stuff.

I don't use the Wonder from the North, but apparently the update can be postponed, and the whole auto-update mechanism can be disabled.

Why are developers so shit? You'd think they'd sit down and just think things out. PLAN THINGS YOU IDIOTS.

I know, right? So hard to find competent help these days. So fire them!

Comment: In before "$3,300 WTF?!" (Score 3, Informative) 42

by arielCo (#47452979) Attached to: AMD FirePro W9100 16GB Workstation GPU Put To the Test

From TFA:

Understanding the Workstation Market:

The first thing we need to talk about is the difference between workstation and consumer GPUs. The GPUs themselves are essentially identical -- NVIDIA's Quadro K6000 is based on GK104 (Kepler) the older Quadro 6000 is a GF100 (Fermi)-based chip, the W9000 uses the same GCN core that powers the HD 7970/R9 280X, and today's W9100 is essentially identical to the Hawaii XT core inside the R9 290X. What sets these workstation cards aside are the amount of RAM they carry (typically 2-3x as much as a consumer card), their validation cycles (workstation GPU cores are hammered on far more than the consumer equivalents) and the amount of backend vendor support and optimization that AMD and NVIDIA both perform.

This optimization process and long-term vendor partnership is what distinguishes the workstation market from the consumer space and the need to pay for some of those development costs is part of why workstation cards tend to cost so much more than their consumer equivalents.

Comment: Re:what? (Score 3, Informative) 42

by arielCo (#47452953) Attached to: AMD FirePro W9100 16GB Workstation GPU Put To the Test

Understanding the Workstation Market:

The first thing we need to talk about is the difference between workstation and consumer GPUs. The GPUs themselves are essentially identical -- NVIDIA's Quadro K6000 is based on GK104 (Kepler) the older Quadro 6000 is a GF100 (Fermi)-based chip, the W9000 uses the same GCN core that powers the HD 7970/R9 280X, and today's W9100 is essentially identical to the Hawaii XT core inside the R9 290X. What sets these workstation cards aside are the amount of RAM they carry (typically 2-3x as much as a consumer card), their validation cycles (workstation GPU cores are hammered on far more than the consumer equivalents) and the amount of backend vendor support and optimization that AMD and NVIDIA both perform.

This optimization process and long-term vendor partnership is what distinguishes the workstation market from the consumer space and the need to pay for some of those development costs is part of why workstation cards tend to cost so much more than their consumer equivalents.

From TFA.

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