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Comment: Re: 5820K is an extremely nice part (Score 1) 181

by godefroi (#47788703) Attached to: Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

In my experience, I'm seldom if ever CPU-capped, and if I am, what I'm doing it the sort of thing that 10% won't make a difference on. My advice, save your money. Buy all the RAM you'll want now (16GB, 32GB would be extravagant) before it becomes expensive.

The few extra months you buy with the 5960X isn't going to make a difference in the long run.

Of course, I don't know your particular application, nor do I know your particular financial situation. YMMV.

Comment: Re:maybe (Score 1) 355

by godefroi (#47773693) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

You didn't sign a contract with your greengrocer that allowed them to rig the scale in any way they want. You DID (or, at least, the submitter did) sign a contract that allowed AT&T to measure bandwidth any way they want. Furthermore, he/she signed a contract agreeing to take all disputes to arbitration, not the courts. Double whammy.

Comment: Re: maybe (Score 1) 355

by godefroi (#47773681) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

furthermore, they could one sidedly change the encapsulation to have gigabytes of padding for no reason at all.

They sure could. Additionally, if you read the T&C, they could do just about anything else they wanted, too (section 10.d, emphasis mine):

http://www.att.com/shop/intern...

d. Network Management. AT&T reserves the right to engage in reasonable network management practices, to protect its broadband network from harm, compromised capacity, degradation in network performance or service levels, or uses of the Service which may adversely impact access to or the use of the Service by other customers. Reasonable network management practices that AT&T may adopt include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) a cap on data usage; (ii) a modification of a customer’s serving facility or service technology, and/or (iii) a modification of or a limitation on a customer’s data throughput speed or data consumption.

Furthermore, the customer agreed to go through arbitration for all "all disputes and claims". This sure sounds like a dispute to me, therefore, what the submitter should be looking for is an arbitrator.

Comment: Re:I seem to remember... (Score 1) 275

by godefroi (#47764797) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

All my machines run beautifully; I spent the money for 16GB of RAM when I built them so that I wouldn't have to obsess over each MB a process uses

Enlighten me:
- CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
- Click show all processes
- How many?

Also:
- goto performance tab
- How many threads/handles?

Each thread and handle uses up resources, not just your excessive 16gb of memory. Unless you have X thread capable cores to match the current thread number, your programs are having to compete and share CPU resources.

and I wrote the sync client myself, because I couldn't find one I liked.

Is it "coded" in Java?

# get-process | measure -property handles -sum

Count : 119
Average :
Sum : 55134
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property : Handles

So, that's 119 processes, and 55,134 handles.

# Get-CimInstance win32_thread | measure-object

Count : 1623
Average :
Sum :
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property :

Looks like 1623 threads.

I wrote my S3 sync client in C#.

Comment: Re:I seem to remember... (Score 1) 275

by godefroi (#47756449) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

All my machines run beautifully; I spent the money for 16GB of RAM when I built them so that I wouldn't have to obsess over each MB a process uses.

I also don't use the Google disk-space-thingy- whatever-its-called. I use S3, and I wrote the sync client myself, because I couldn't find one I liked.

Comment: Re:I hope not (Score 1) 511

by godefroi (#47748761) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Um, 'var' always means exactly what the compiler decides it means. The coder gets no say in the matter. It's not a variant type, it simply means, 'compiler, decide what this type is for me'. It's called 'type inference', and it's quite common in non-ancient programming languages. C++ even has type inference, now. ML, Haskell, Scala, and Apple's new Swift language all have it as well.

Comment: Re:I seem to remember... (Score 1) 275

by godefroi (#47748491) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

Microsoft keeps Azure blob storage's price pretty closely aligned with S3's price. I don't know how big a player it is in terms of customer count, but it's still there, and it's cost-competitive.

Now, if only the API provided more metadata, it would make syncing much easier. S3 gives you each item's hash when you list items in a bucket; Azure's API doesn't.

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