#editorial | Logs for 2017-03-12

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[04:22:20] <Fnord666> charon = howdy. did you respace my stories for me?
[04:23:31] <Fnord666> s/=/-/
[04:23:31] <sedctl> <Fnord666> charon - howdy. did you respace my stories for me?
[04:23:34] <exec> <Fnord666> charon - howdy. did you respace my stories for me?
[04:24:22] <charon> hiyo Fnord666. yeah, i set them at two hours
[04:24:30] <Fnord666> cool. thanks.
[04:24:48] <charon> how are you?
[04:26:10] <Fnord666> good. just got back from seeing "The Great Wall". Not a bad movie. You can see Max Brooks hand in it.
[04:26:15] <Fnord666> yourself?
[04:27:04] <charon> doing ok. reading a book instead of putting up stories, silly me
[04:27:20] <Fnord666> Anything interesting?
[04:27:59] <Fnord666> I'm rereading "Rendezous with Rama" right now
[04:28:04] <charon> it's called "A Deepness in the Sky" by Vernor Vinge. i've read it before and it is very good. just ran across it while cleaning up and decided to re-read it
[04:28:31] <Fnord666> I like VV's work
[04:28:53] <Fnord666> Not sure I've read that one though.
[04:29:16] <charon> me too. except i his most recent i couldn't get into for some reason, didn't even finish it
[04:29:20] <Fnord666> Ah, looks like it's the requel to A Fire Upon the Deep.
[04:29:31] <charon> actually, prequel
[04:29:40] <charon> in a very odd way
[04:31:22] <Fnord666> Always liked Rainbow's End
[04:31:40] <charon> that was ok, but i didn't love it
[04:31:52] <Fnord666> What was the most recent book titled?
[04:32:20] <charon> i'd have to look it up. it actually was a direct sequel to fire upon the deep
[04:32:53] <charon> Children of the Sky
[04:36:20] <Fnord666> hmmm.
[04:36:27] <Fnord666> maybe our library has it.
[04:37:03] <Fnord666> although I just picked up most of the Rama series from our Half Price Books in the clearance section.
[04:37:23] <charon> that ought to keep you in reading material for a while
[04:37:47] <charon> i know i've read at least the first couple, but i really don't recall much
[04:37:55] <Fnord666> one would think.
[04:40:12] <Fnord666> Wonder how cmn's DC trip went
[04:40:42] <charon> he did not assault any politicians
[04:41:46] <Fnord666> that's good at least.
[04:43:00] <charon> i think he is not so hot headed. at least he wouldn't do it infront of a bunch of cub scouts
[04:45:10] <Fnord666> :)
[04:45:24] <Fnord666> ok why the heck is Chrome using 3+Gb of memory?
[04:46:58] <charon> must be the new NSA extension
[04:49:57] <Fnord666> probably.
[04:50:18] <Fnord666> screenshots are sucking up my bandwidth too.
[04:51:01] <Fnord666> nothing better to do I guess
[04:52:35] <charon> jeez, 7 OO subs in the queue
[04:52:54] <charon> think i'm going to delete some of them
[04:54:18] <Fnord666> Go for it.
[04:54:55] <Fnord666> I was thinking about that myself.
[04:55:04] <Fnord666> How many queued politics stories?
[04:55:21] <charon> 7
[04:55:44] <charon> though one of them is mis-filed
[04:56:09] <Fnord666> not sure how to tell
[04:56:36] <charon> well, maybe it's not. it's about drone strikes, but specifically through the lens of Trump's presidency
[04:56:54] <charon> can't decide if that's politics or not
[04:58:33] <Fnord666> Someone needs to make a Trump Pez dispenser
[04:59:48] <charon> hah, i would not be surprised if it already exists
[05:02:52] <charon> Rarely have PEZ dispensers featured real people, however; when humans have been depicted, they have generally been either fictional characters (such as Santa Claus) or generic representations of roles (such as a fireman or pilot).
[05:04:41] <Fnord666> well tbh he is sort of a fictional character...
[05:05:25] <charon> heh
[05:33:59] <charon> https://soylentnews.org
[05:34:02] <exec> └─ 13Diplomatic feud Turkey-NL boiling over 4 days before Dutch elections: SoylentNews Submission
[05:34:26] <charon> um... is it still politics if it's not in the US?
[05:39:23] <Fnord666> i would think so
[05:39:43] <Fnord666> you going to merge the two?
[05:40:23] <Fnord666> Looking at OO's sub
[05:40:24] <Fnord666> https://soylentnews.org
[05:40:27] <exec> └─ 13Robot Repair Tech Killed by Factory Robot: Family Suing Everyone Involved: SoylentNews Submission
[05:41:09] <Fnord666> and wondering why the Register cares about this other than there is a lawsuit involved.
[05:42:04] <charon> yeah, the two by fakebeldin would be merged. but i wonder if it's more worthy of being in News rather than the Politics ghetto
[05:44:44] <takyon> I see you people are awake
[05:45:48] * charon closes his eyes
[05:46:14] <Fnord666> howdy takyon
[05:46:24] <takyon> hey
[05:46:42] <Fnord666> apparently you are awake as well
[05:46:43] * charon pretends to snore
[05:46:50] <takyon> I didn't catch the news cycle much today so maybe I'll sub something
[05:47:38] <charon> man, how can you stalk an ex-girlfriend if she has no pictures on the internet?
[05:48:42] <Fnord666> cool. Always appreciate your subs
[05:49:20] <takyon> get her SSN
[05:49:32] <Fnord666> and DL number
[05:49:36] <takyon> and her linkedin
[05:49:52] <Fnord666> and Facebook
[05:50:19] <Fnord666> presumably if she's an ex-girlfriend someone knows what she looks like
[05:50:49] <charon> i'm not really stalking. i was cleaning a bunch of junk and found a few letters. just curiosity on where she is
[05:51:12] <takyon> do a human flesh search
[05:51:13] <Fnord666> nothing on Instagram?
[05:51:57] <charon> didn't check instagram. there's some text results so i know where she lives, but no pics
[05:54:25] <charon> time to call hear and breathe heavily until she hangs up
[05:54:52] <Fnord666> maybe google maps caught a picture of her
[05:55:02] <Fnord666> did you check street view?
[05:55:19] <charon> nah, it's really not that real
[05:55:34] <Fnord666> :)
[05:55:50] <charon> actually, i'm nearly certain there are no pics of me on the internet. maybe one or two on facebook
[05:56:25] <takyon> http://www.anandtech.com
[05:56:27] <exec> └─ 13SD Association Announces UHS-III (up to 624 MB/s), A2 Class, LV Signaling
[05:56:42] <takyon> The SD association really needs to define capacities greater than 2 TB already
[05:56:50] <takyon> 2 TB SD cards are fast approaching
[05:57:05] <charon> with a new form factor that makes all readers obsolete?
[05:57:22] <Fnord666> found one
[05:57:24] <Fnord666> https://savage-tide-d-antoine.obsidianportal.com
[05:57:26] <exec> └─ 13charon | Savage Tide d'Antoine | Obsidian Portal
[05:57:31] <takyon> any smaller than microSD and you'll break it by sneezing
[05:57:36] <takyon> so no plz
[05:58:02] <charon> i know, when i got the micro SDs for my RPi, i was shocked at how tiny they are
[05:58:25] <charon> nice, Fnord666. that is a good likeness
[05:58:45] <charon> a shame i can never find one of you
[05:59:04] <Fnord666> It astounds me how far storage has come
[05:59:59] <takyon> I won't be impressed until a consumer product stores 1 petabyte in a single SD card, 3.5" or 2.5" drive
[06:00:07] <takyon> until then it's trash!
[06:00:46] <charon> i was going to say you're nuts, but 10 years ago a TB would have sounded insane
[06:05:33] <Fnord666> My first home computer with a floppy drive stored 360KB on a 5.25" disk. To go from that to a 256GB microSD card?
[06:05:59] <charon> 360k? luxury
[06:06:21] <Fnord666> That was a floppy drive. Before that it used cassette tapes
[06:07:05] <charon> the cassette drives were a bit before my time. i grew up on the 5.25 and 3.5 floppies
[06:07:48] <Fnord666> but yes takyon i'm looking forward to a Petabyte on a portable form factor as well
[06:15:26] <Fnord666> well gentlemen, sleep calls. Good night all.
[06:15:38] <Fnord666> ~gnight charon
[06:15:39] <charon> gnight Fnord666, take care
[06:15:40] * exec derisively cyberbullies a truecrypt volume of rations at charon
[06:15:47] <charon> ~gnight Fnord666, take care
[06:15:48] <takyon> later
[06:15:49] * exec clumsily enriches a tumblr of Brazilian wandering spiders with Fnord666,
[06:16:25] <takyon> as for you charon
[06:16:48] <takyon> my records show that the first consumer 1 TB drive was released in March 2007
[06:17:01] <takyon> so 10 years ago it wasn't insane, but reality
[06:17:20] <charon> huh, interesting
[06:17:31] <charon> probably cost $1000 though
[06:19:14] <takyon> not for long. by around 2010 you could get 2 TB for $100
[06:19:42] <charon> yeah, prices go down quickly once the early adopters get theirs
[06:21:59] <takyon> I'd love to see the HDD industry adopt HAMR and try to stay relevant against SSDs for a little longer
[06:22:05] <takyon> but they have delayed it so much
[06:22:22] <charon> what's HAMR? the helium filled drives?
[06:22:28] <takyon> no
[06:22:34] <takyon> Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording
[06:22:42] <takyon> helium can be used with all of the HDD types
[06:23:00] <takyon> for example, PMR + helium + shingles
[06:23:29] <takyon> https://en.wikipedia.org
[06:23:31] <exec> └─ 13Heat-assisted magnetic recording - Wikipedia
[06:24:55] <takyon> "12 May 2016 Seagate is targeting 2018 for HAMR drive deliveries, with a 16TB 3.5-inch drive planned, featuring 8 platters and 16 heads. It is assumed the drive will be helium-filled.
[06:24:55] <takyon> "
[06:24:58] <charon> we just had a story today about magnetizing a single atom... if only we could make drives out of holmium
[06:25:38] <takyon> there's talk of using electrons for storage... and then there's the femtocomputing idea
[06:25:57] <charon> and have a scanning tunnelling electron microscope for reading
[06:26:09] <takyon> http://hplusmagazine.com
[06:26:17] <exec> └─ 13Femtocomputing - h+ Mediah+ Media
[17:38:07] <paulej72> Does anyone remember when Brtram said he would be back?
[20:16:15] <cmn32480> Monday or late Sunday night paulej72
[21:01:13] * Bytram is struggling to catch up with backscroll...
[21:02:38] <Bytram> Fnord666: wrt "Rendezous with Rama" -- great story! ... I betcha Elon Musk read it, too. can you say "ITS" ?? =)
[21:02:44] <paulej72> ~gday Bytram
[21:02:46] * exec proverbially mixes a thing of terrorists with Bytram
[21:03:27] * paulej72 wrote a report for high school about RWR
[21:05:51] <Bytram> paulej72: hi!
[21:06:02] <Bytram> meet ya in dev
[22:40:20] <Bytram> charon: hiya!
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