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ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It's okay if you have any questions.
:fart:

https://twitter.com/VividVoid_/status/1611029617326067713

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ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It's okay if you have any questions.
:fart:

https://twitter.com/will_luton/status/1610326326610726912

Cidrick
Jun 10, 2001

Praise the siamese
I've always wondered if defragmenting a traditional mechanical hard drive actually had any real world performance benefit or not. My father religiously defragged his computers for years once a week and insisted he could tell the difference.

I never could, even on our old 240mb-equipped 486DX2. Still defragged the fucker once a week though.

minato
Jun 7, 2004

cutty cain't hang, say 7-up.
Taco Defender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR3TbL3Tl6M

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005


Toilet Rascal

Cidrick posted:

I've always wondered if defragmenting a traditional mechanical hard drive actually had any real world performance benefit or not. My father religiously defragged his computers for years once a week and insisted he could tell the difference.

I never could, even on our old 240mb-equipped 486DX2. Still defragged the fucker once a week though.

seek times on a decent hard disk were 10-20 ms in the worst case, so it would have to be a severely fragmented large file or a large number of slightly fragmented small files to make a perceptible difference. there are probably some tasks where a familiar user would notice a small change but you would have to let it get real bad before it could be described as "runs slow because of fragmenting"

it did make a difference on optical drives, which have much larger seek times, so you can realize significant gains by bundling all your small files into a large file you read as a single operation and interpret in ram

nudgenudgetilt
Mar 18, 2003

it scratches that "oddly satisfying" itch

Cidrick posted:

I've always wondered if defragmenting a traditional mechanical hard drive actually had any real world performance benefit or not. My father religiously defragged his computers for years once a week and insisted he could tell the difference.

I never could, even on our old 240mb-equipped 486DX2. Still defragged the fucker once a week though.

if you use btrfs, you can still defrag today. amusingly if you want to enable/disable btrfs compression on existing files, you do it with defrag

nudgenudgetilt
Mar 18, 2003

it scratches that "oddly satisfying" itch

haveblue posted:

seek times on a decent hard disk were 10-20 ms in the worst case, so it would have to be a severely fragmented large file or a large number of slightly fragmented small files to make a perceptible difference. there are probably some tasks where a familiar user would notice a small change but you would have to let it get real bad before it could be described as "runs slow because of fragmenting"

it did make a difference on optical drives, which have much larger seek times, so you can realize significant gains by bundling all your small files into a large file you read as a single operation and interpret in ram

it doesn't take much fragmentation for that 10-20ms to add up. sequential reads on all forms of spinning media are say faster than random reads

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
GOTH FASCISTIC
PAIN
MASTER




shit wizard dad

https://twitter.com/NoContextBrits/status/1611322567721107456

dioxazine
Oct 14, 2004

the sticker in the lower right really makes that image

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Iím sure some of those more advanced defrag things did things like order the files windows boots with which are apparently loaded alphabetically so they were stored in that sequence on the disk. itís feasible to see how that could make a difference


I assume modern disk controllers shield the actual inner workings of the disk from the operating system now, so flash drives wear out uniformly etc

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It's okay if you have any questions.
:fart:

https://twitter.com/FoldableHuman/status/1611491203140444160

Dijkstracula
Mar 18, 2003

You can't spell 'vector field' without me, Professor!

dan olson is so good, he alone almost entirely compensates for the rest of calgary

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It's okay if you have any questions.
:fart:

https://twitter.com/PonchoRebound/status/1611047387425800215

Powerful Two-Hander
Mar 10, 2004

Mods please change my name to "Tooter Skeleton" TIA.


https://twitter.com/neilcic/status/1611765707636891649?t=Yr4ufyB0xtwpGdpIzzmJjA&s=19

jeebus bob
Nov 4, 2004

Festina lente

I'm going to tell my kids this was the vote for speaker of the house

MrQueasy
Nov 15, 2005

Probiot-ICK
https://twitter.com/TheFattRatt/status/1611360280226967553?s=20

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017


my god. it's true. it's all true

The Fool
Oct 16, 2003


https://twitter.com/mathiaszamecki/status/1611807625104003076?s=46&t=GcS3k9NlAwRdskxFAM3isA

The Fool
Oct 16, 2003


https://twitter.com/uyarakq/status/1609173521003057153?s=46&t=G1bmjCW3koz0v0kA6AQ6BA

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It's okay if you have any questions.
:fart:

https://twitter.com/uyarakq/status/1610673061652566025

jeebus bob
Nov 4, 2004

Festina lente
From that dude's timeline
https://mobile.twitter.com/Tetiderrr/status/1611365749163167744

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It's okay if you have any questions.
:fart:

https://twitter.com/extranapkins/status/1611852862849683456

The Fool
Oct 16, 2003


https://twitter.com/gschnakenberg/status/1611746618906234881?s=46&t=FGG9WgC1-kSe9KDWWvJk7A

Corla Plankun
May 8, 2007

improve the lives of everyone
im not a film expert but shouldnt this gregory have peeped at a frame of this before sending it off? its not like he had to hand decode the dolby compression or something its just a bunch of negatives in a row

Roosevelt
Jul 18, 2009

I'm looking for the man who shot my paw.



Corla Plankun posted:

im not a film expert but shouldnt this gregory have peeped at a frame of this before sending it off? its not like he had to hand decode the dolby compression or something its just a bunch of negatives in a row

looks like combat footage to me

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005


Toilet Rascal
I donít know anything about film restoration but maybe it was in a sealed can and had to be opened in a controlled environment

Cold on a Cob
Feb 6, 2006

i've seen so much, i'm going blind
and i'm brain dead virtually
College Slice

Roosevelt posted:

looks like combat footage to me

indeed. absolute bloodbath.

Ornamental Dingbat
Feb 26, 2007

https://twitter.com/psychotronica_/status/1612466751177986048?s=20&t=mDQFHUXdkwzgaLHcTEI9zg

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003


you can't pirate windows 10. it's free software

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



akadajet posted:

you can't pirate windows 10. it's free software
bullshit, i got receipts

pseudorandom name
May 6, 2007

akadajet posted:

you can't pirate windows 10. it's free software

ok, how do I get a copy for free?

The Fool
Oct 16, 2003


buy a dell

pseudorandom name
May 6, 2007

that's not free

The Fool
Oct 16, 2003


the computer isnt but the windows is

MrQueasy
Nov 15, 2005

Probiot-ICK
if you canít pirate free software then buddy, you ainít tryiní hard enough

EricBauman
Nov 30, 2005

DOLF IS RECHTVAARDIG
https://twitter.com/NaughtyZippo/status/1611635604843896835

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually
https://twitter.com/bkmacd/status/1612905887458557958

hell yeah

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



The Fool posted:

buy a dell

did you just tell me to go gently caress myself!?!?

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored



College Slice
in that case buy a small dell, they come with a flared base

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AtomD
May 3, 2009

Fun Shoe
hmm dell proctiplex

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