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by Monster_user
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2106: "Sharing Options"
Replies: 22
Views: 4462

Re: 2106: "Sharing Options"

Perhaps I kind of overshot and tied my whole online self to a particular name :roll: , but still, my potential employer and not-too-precise hostile (domestic) government aren't going to pin it to my person. Your employer most likely won't be able to identify you, largely because they are not likely...
by Monster_user
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"
Replies: 20
Views: 5558

Re: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"

Is this where the "romance" part of the comic comes in to play?
xkcd "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language."
by Monster_user
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 7200

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

I've written this same post about four times now. Each time I finish I think, that is so obvious it doesn't contribute anything to the discussion. We're designing computers to be modular, so you can replace parts (PSU and PCBs, GPU, RAM, MOBO, etc.), rather than individually soldered components and ...
by Monster_user
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1961: "Interaction"
Replies: 28
Views: 5126

Re: 1961: Interaction

Small talk is hard. Yep, it is hard to believably fake my interest in the weather, traffic, someone's spawn, or sports; nor do I believe the fake interest from the other person. :roll: That's why it's an effective signaling behavior: it's expensive. You're not supposed to believe they are intereste...
by Monster_user
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1899: "Ears"
Replies: 31
Views: 6117

Re: 1899: "Ears"

Ear Buds, or Ear Phones? Ear Buds on the ones with different sized rubber ends, which seem designed to fit snugly into the ear canal, slightly. Ear Phones are similar, but they sit just outside the ear canal, usually wedged between the "Tragus" and "Antitragus". Ear Phones don't ...
by Monster_user
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"
Replies: 57
Views: 17183

Re: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"

we've always used consumer-grade parts because they can be obtained with an hour's notice (quick trip to the store) as opposed to specialized stuff that must be ordered and generally takes at least overnight to arrive. were now the fancy-schmancy many-U rack-types with front-accessed RAID array slo...
by Monster_user
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"
Replies: 57
Views: 17183

Re: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"

Anybody else's shocked that a "mobile screwdriver" gets paid $50 for two hours? As far as I am aware, they make $9 an hour (USD) around these parts.
by Monster_user
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"
Replies: 57
Views: 17183

Re: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"

ijuin, the server is never pulled from the rack. If the server is running a mirrored RAID configuration, then it never even leaves service. Otherwise the tech has to rebuild the RAID, and then remirror the contents from another server. Servers these days are also smarter, and can self-diagnose and o...
by Monster_user
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"
Replies: 57
Views: 17183

Re: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"

I'll agree, throwing away an entire machine, because a single drive failed, is kind of point less. You've still got to maintain a minimal level of redundancy. And any equipment designed for scale has front swappable drive bays, and replacement drives can be ordered at an effective cost, with the dri...
by Monster_user
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 44471

Re: 1168: Tar

tar -xf *.tar*
Then press tab to get the first tarball in the folder? (Tab autocompletion)

Compression bomb? Given that a "compression bomb" that would extract 500 terabytes in 10 seconds, what should we do?

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