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Comment Re:This is bullshit (Score 1) 155

Either all speech is protected or none of it is.

Caveats of threats of violence aside, your speech is protected because you have conflated freedom of speech with freedom from consequences of said speech. If you read the actual U.S. constitution then you will notice it's protecting you from the government. There is nothing that says you are free from the consequences of what you say from other people.

Comment Not much can be done. (Score 1) 243

Light travels at 299,792,458 meters per second and Earth has a circumference of 40,075,000 meters. Unfortunately, light is impeded to about 66% it's original speed when traveling through glass which includes fiber.

Assuming you only have to travel a quart of the way to connect to Hawaii (check a map!), that's a 20,037,500 meter round trip.;
20,037,500 / (299,792,458 * 2/3) = 0.10025685836 seconds

Add to that the response times of routers and you got yourself a 120ms ping.

Until we get faster than light communications, you're SOL if you are half a world away... or even a quarter.

Comment Unimpressive performance. (Score 3, Insightful) 137

Take a look at the ATTO Disk Benchmark graphs and you'll notice that optane comes in at dead last on both read and write performance. Sure, it'll beat Intel's SSD for the first few milliseconds but it gets absolutely destroyed by all the Samsung SSDs. Though, for all we know, the memory controller made the system retarded. Either way, it's not a winner.

The upside of this is that I learned the Samsung SSD 960 Pro M.2 has excellent performance characteristics.

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