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Comment Re:I've used one for over a year (Score 1) 154

The game has a 5GB file. I have no idea how much of it gets used at once, but it's not unreasonable to assume that across a 12GB game there's a fair bit of data being used.

I'm also certain that I'm using 8GB of storage when I'm processing 8GB of photographs.

I'm also certain that I'm using more than 8GB of storage over the course of a week. A $140 hybrid drive just isn't going to give me the performance I'd like.

So I spent $180 and got a 60gb cache not an 8gb one. But hey, go ahead and save $40 if you don't need the performance boost it would give to you.

Comment Re:D'oh! Tre-not-Galileo (Score 1) 47

This one looks better, though. Apparently, the SoC used, in addition to the application processor, has two extra 200 MHz dedicated independent microcontrollers. It just seems like a better match for hard-RT control applications. I'm not sure about Galileo but without a hard-RT OS and with caches on the CPU, it doesn't look all that juicy for these applications.

Comment Re:Apple fusion drive (Score 1) 154

I just bought a new desktop and opted for SRT rather than the hybrids.

OS drive: High performance (so quite expensive) dedicated SSD
Data drive: 2TB 7200rpm with a rather cheaper 60GB SSD as a cache
NAS : Purely spindle, it's there for infrequently accessed files and backup

The biggest benefit over the hybrid is that 60GB not 8GB. If I import 10GB of photos from my camera I don't want them getting flushed off the cache. If I want to play a 15GB install-size game I don't want to lose the benefits of caching. Right now I can use Lightroom and play the game at the same time.

Comment Re:Sure, to lower paying jobs (Score 2) 674

You're essentially increasing the productivity of mankind per capita. There's nothing wrong with *that* - the one thing wrong is that once we have that productivity, we randomly deny the output to others even though nothing prevents us. Well, I guess that societies can get outdated as much as business models and technologies do.

Comment Re:Bad idea (Score 1) 149

It would have to be a ship-sized device. I believe that for thermal depolymerization, the water contents is actually useful. The high percentage of water in jellyfish is worrisome, but the feasibility of the process depends on the efficiency of heat recovery from the exiting steam. Since ordinarily, the EROEI of the process is somewhere around five for "standard" inputs, it might still work.

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