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Comment Re: Rithmetics (Score 1) 155

The artificial benchmark has the headline grabbing 8x figure, but one might suspect that was simply a cache effect. The bigger drives having bigger caches that can fit the benchmarks entire dataset. The real world write test you are referencing is closer to the actual performance of the storage.

In other words, the headline is sensational because the authors didn't understand how the hardware works.

Comment Re:50,000 * 30 (Score 1) 377

If you are waiting for the media to break open the story about how they're in bed with the people they are reporting on, well, I wouldn't hold my breath. But if you think this is a major revelation that is going to shock and panic the people you are way late. This has been a problem since the advent of media and politics, but as an issue it peaked during the second gulf war when journalists spent most of their time integrated into military units instead of reporting on the situation independently. At the time it was a minor scandal that the military was coddling the journalists and preventing them from seeing the actual conditions on the ground, but they were also strongarming them by saying they would deny access and stonewall if the journalists tried to do any real journalism. It was a bit of a shock at the time, but instantly became the new status quo and has remained as such ever since.

Comment Re:50,000 * 30 (Score 4, Insightful) 377

Maybe they could wait until there was one with something actually interesting? Clinton didn't like a book that was critical of her foundation, and someone else doesn't like Chelsea. Assange is doing a major disservice to people who don't want to see Clinton elected by burying any potentially juicy details under this constant drip of boring non-news. Where is the email where Clinton brags about how she can grab any guy's dick anytime she wants because of the implication? Where is the email where she boasts about sucking at her job so badly that she doesn't have to pay taxes again?

Comment Re: Fiber infrastructure, everywhere. Starting nor (Score 1) 101

Thanks to global warming you won't have to worry about Icebergs anymore in 50 years.

Undersea cables do get cut from time to time. They can be repaired. OMGWTF Icebergs are one possibility. Ships dragging anchors is a more common case. Still a hell of a lot cheaper than cutting a road through the countryside and burying thousands of miles of cable in permafrost.

Comment Re:The screen buffer? Really? (Score 2) 170

b) Game Settings: A state was represented by the most recent frame, which was a 60 × 45 3-channel RGB image. The number of skipped frames is controlled by the skipcount parameter. We experimented with skipcounts of 0-7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40. It is important to note that the agent repeats the last decision on the skipped frames.

How is this not using the screen buffer?

Comment Re:WikiLeaks is pretty good at trolling. (Score 2) 181

I thought he released that email where Hillary said roughly "Assange is a pain in the ass, What could we do to stop him? Maybe a drone LOL? Ok, how about some real ideas people!" And he's freaking out that drone comment and assuming that everybody else in the world will be shocked that anybody might even jokingly talk about hurting his precious body.

Comment Re: Fiber infrastructure, everywhere. Starting nor (Score 1) 101

Being mostly coastal is a big help, you can run undersea cables much easier than land cables in desolate areas. The trick would be splitting them off to connect to the land near whatever they call a population center up there. From the coast you can extend the service through cell coverage, but of course this still runs into the problem of being a hugely expensive project to service a few thousand people who don't have much money.

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