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infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


Agile Vector posted:

at least with google you can't shout commands at them when viewing the results



that looks heavy

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NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
GOTH FASCISTIC
PAIN
MASTER




shit wizard dad



Agile Vector posted:

at least with google you can't shout commands at them when viewing the results



it's no

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOJaDDO38kk

that's for sure

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

infernal machines posted:

that looks heavy

yeah, they should put it on some sort of heavy duty backpack frame.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

carry on then posted:

whatever happened to that google service that would have the computer call and make reservations for you?

I'm more curious about the company whose business model was to tie up the entire IRS customer service phone bank and sell the slots to accountants

Crusader
Apr 11, 2002



https://twitter.com/sweatieangle/status/1504651665084977155?s=21

edit: woops, missed the prior

Crusader fucked around with this message at 23:21 on Mar 18, 2022

Kuvo
Oct 27, 2008

Blame it on the misfortune of your bark!


Fun Shoe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC0mTMz9CdM

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you



timeline.jpg

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

Behold the power of the DIC
(Dairy Industrial Complex)


https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1371966313904627720?s=20&t=2omHDeGssypotMcuE3yX8w

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

640 kilocrabs ought to be enough for anyone

Powerful Two-Hander
Mar 9, 2004

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



infernal machines posted:

cool, we're finally hitting the "human proxy" part of the cyberpunk dystopia

The Peripheral prequel looking grim

Powerful Two-Hander
Mar 9, 2004

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




I had forgotten about this and how much it rules. Purity of purpose and satisfaction from a job well done, the dream of all robots. Plus they look like some good tomatoes

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


Powerful Two-Hander posted:

The Peripheral prequel looking grim

the jackpot wasn't really hypothetical

HELLOMYNAMEIS___
Dec 29, 2007



https://www.pcmag.com/news/fujifilm-and-ibm-set-world-record-with-580tb-magnetic-tapes

i dunno, something about 500 TB on a tape medium strikes me as cyberpunk... "PRESS PLAY ON TAPE" making a comeback?

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

it's pretty impressive, that's 1856 johnny mnemonics

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

Behold the power of the DIC
(Dairy Industrial Complex)


Ironically that tape definitely causes NAS

Fart Sandwiches
Apr 3, 2006

i never asked for this


haveblue posted:

640 kilocrabs ought to be enough for anyone

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix 🌐? We just don't know 😎.



Buglord

HELLOMYNAMEIS___ posted:

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fujifilm-and-ibm-set-world-record-with-580tb-magnetic-tapes

i dunno, something about 500 TB on a tape medium strikes me as cyberpunk... "PRESS PLAY ON TAPE" making a comeback?

the casette future is back babey

Deep Dish Fuckfest
Sep 6, 2006


Fucking computers...


Toilet Rascal

oh, it's encased in a small plastic shell

i was hoping for a return to those big rear end tape reels

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

Behold the power of the DIC
(Dairy Industrial Complex)


blockbuster is back baby

cuz if you drop that you'll level 3 buildings

Ornamental Dingbat
Feb 26, 2007



HELLOMYNAMEIS___ posted:

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fujifilm-and-ibm-set-world-record-with-580tb-magnetic-tapes

i dunno, something about 500 TB on a tape medium strikes me as cyberpunk... "PRESS PLAY ON TAPE" making a comeback?

Aren't magnetic tapes preferred over solid state for long-term storage?

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




yes. if you keep them within temp + humidity limits then tapes will last 30+ years. they also degrade in a way that means even if you get errors then you can probably still recover *something*. it's also really cheap per gigabyte.

hard drives might last, or might just poo poo themselves one day and lose everything. flash isn't really tested beyond ~10 year retention.

Deep Dish Fuckfest
Sep 6, 2006


Fucking computers...


Toilet Rascal

flash usually has the issue that each bit is really a small capacitor. they hold a charge, and while the resistance between the two charged "plates" is very high, it's still not infinite, so they will discharge sooner or later and you'll lose your data. there's really no way to avoid that

for magnetic stuff, i remember hearing that eventually the magnetic field of the earth takes its toll and degrades the data, but i never checked so maybe that's bullshit

i think optical media can be used long term if it's made specifically for it?

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

with optical media the problem is the plastic. nonrewritable optical encodes data in physical details of the aluminum layer, that should last basically forever if stored safely but you need to be able to shine the laser on it. writable optical media uses light-sensitive dyes and I donít think it lasts nearly as long

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

weirdly, the tigerdirect cheap discs have done very well in my pile of early aughts burns. unsurprisingly, memorex has done poorly; even at the time they were the worst for bad burn rates. because of that, they're mostly tv tuner recordings that i now own dvds or blu-rays of

overall, i haven't lost anything of significance, but i'm glad i decided to dig out the spindles now and not five years later

Cybernetic Vermin
Apr 18, 2005



i have no idea where a single disc i burned ever is now, and i too have still lost nothing of significance.

KirbyKhan
Mar 20, 2009


Soiled Meat

Cybernetic Vermin posted:

i have no idea where a single disc i burned ever is now, and i too have still lost nothing of significance.

I burnt two copies of The College Dropout, one with skits and one without. I do genuinely feel loss after remembering the first one is gone forever.

Deep Dish Fuckfest
Sep 6, 2006


Fucking computers...


Toilet Rascal

that reminded me i might want to make sure the offline backups of the credentials on my yubikey are still good

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

Wanna run with my crew huh? Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?



Cybernetic Vermin posted:

i have no idea where a single disc i burned ever is now, and i too have still lost nothing of significance.

I remember when Steam came out I had a big binder of CDs (a mix of purchased and pirated) with the keys written on bits of paper and stuffed into the cover pockets of the binder. I thought that was a good long term system, while in theory Steam could close down over night.

20 years later it faithfully remembers all the poo poo I bought while that CD binder is long, long gone.

Deep Dish Fuckfest
Sep 6, 2006


Fucking computers...


Toilet Rascal

it's probably linked to gaben's heart or something; the moment he croaks the whole thing gets wiped

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

Behold the power of the DIC
(Dairy Industrial Complex)


https://twitter.com/FedorovMykhailo/status/1506644669362540548

Crusader
Apr 11, 2002



https://twitter.com/normcharlatan/status/1507045383159128065

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


:unsmith:

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

Behold the power of the DIC
(Dairy Industrial Complex)


Upgrade

But itís a hijinks movie

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

Behold the power of the DIC
(Dairy Industrial Complex)


infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


well, poo poo

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





computer as gently caress

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




nuclear war is now the only honourable course of action

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually

Kazinsal posted:

nuclear war is now the only honourable course of action
wargames 2: WOPR's revenge

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

if it's anything like custer's revenge it'll be a mess

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infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


https://twitter.com/dog_envier/status/1507890334193258500

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