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"Not the sharpest blade in the data center...if you know what I mean," wrote Sam C. [expand full text]
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Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:07 • by Sehe (unregistered)
The 1.5TB make perfect sense. You know, BTFS supports sparse files since... forever.

Also, compression can make a difference :)

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:22 • by russ0519
Check number is 42, so the rest of the check makes sense.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:28 • by Rodnas (unregistered)
Of course if you have check #42, a freak wormhole opens and you are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe. So, the tax rate seems normal to me.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:48 • by Not sharp (unregistered)
Can someone explain no. 1?

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:51 • by GettinSadda
398443 in reply to 398441
Of course if you have check #42, a freak wormhole opens and you are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe. So, the tax rate seems normal to me.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bistromathematics

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:51 • by dkf
398444 in reply to 398442
Not sharp:
Can someone explain no. 1?
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Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:51 • by 50% Opacity (unregistered)
398445 in reply to 398442
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Hope that helps.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:54 • by MiffTheFox
That's probably the most meta placeholder text I've ever seen.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 06:57 • by campino (unregistered)
I wonder how the check for a minimum of 0 characters is triggered. I mean, how do you type less than zero characters? Pressing delete very often?

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 07:09 • by Roby McAndrew
398448 in reply to 398442
Not sharp:
Can someone explain no. 1?


I believe no.4 is an adequate explanation.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 07:16 • by Herwig (unregistered)
N°1 stole the content of my personal web page
Soso aber auch...

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 07:18 • by JamMule (unregistered)
Please note: do not use the browser back button to navigate


Now that is a larger WTF than all the years...

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 07:20 • by faoileag (unregistered)
Back in the olden days when OS/3 Warp came out, I upgraded my pc with a 2x CDROM drive, because otherwise you would get the software in the form of a leporello with 22 3.5" floppy discs. I shudder trying to imagine on how many DVDs Altium Designer Release 10 ships, if the installation ends up consuming 1.5 TB... or do you just simply let a network install run while spending a week on Hawai?

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 07:29 • by Bill (unregistered)
398452 in reply to 398450
JamMule:
Please note: do not use the browser back button to navigate

Now that is a larger WTF than all the years...
So true. Browser back button breakers should be brutally brow beaten before being buried alive.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft (232GB)

2013-01-04 07:43 • by Guest (unregistered)
I don't get the 232 GB problem. At most its a rounding error, though it could have been simply rounded-down or having used a bankers-rounding.

Oh yeah, the value is a result of dividing by a computer GB (1024^3 , GiB), not a manufacturers GB (10^9).

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 07:49 • by EvilSpudBoy (unregistered)
The real WTF is that the crab roll is 3.95 and the salad is 14.95

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 07:58 • by ggeens
398456 in reply to 398441
Rodnas:
Of course if you have check #42, a freak wormhole opens and you are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe. So, the tax rate seems normal to me.


Bistromathics in action!

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 09:03 • by wood (unregistered)
398460 in reply to 398455
That's what I came here to say ... 14.95 for a house salad!!! That's TRWTF.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft (232GB)

2013-01-04 09:09 • by Steve The Cynic
398461 in reply to 398454
Guest:
I don't get the 232 GB problem. At most its a rounding error, though it could have been simply rounded-down or having used a bankers-rounding.

Oh yeah, the value is a result of dividing by a computer GB (1024^3 , GiB), not a manufacturers GB (10^9).

You don't think it odd that an application installed on that 232 GB disk is taking up 1.45 TB, i.e. 1450 GB?

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft (232GB)

2013-01-04 09:11 • by urza9814 (unregistered)
398462 in reply to 398454
Guest:
I don't get the 232 GB problem. At most its a rounding error, though it could have been simply rounded-down or having used a bankers-rounding.

Oh yeah, the value is a result of dividing by a computer GB (1024^3 , GiB), not a manufacturers GB (10^9).


You missed the WTF. The WTF is that there's apparently a 1.4TB software package installed on that 232GB drive.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 09:15 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
Gene Hoont would have none of this poofter Windows bollocks! He'd be sure to smash the heads of whatever pansy is responsible for this, and maybe plant some droogs on 'em too!

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 09:15 • by Andrew (unregistered)
I'm sure that Josip's error message violates several error message writing conventios.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 09:21 • by dude (unregistered)
I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 09:28 • by Zagyg
"This is the first time that I have every left the USA, seeing this did not leave me with any comfort," writes Jared.


First time out the US and you end up in Manchester? You poor bastard ;)

2101

2013-01-04 09:29 • by anon (unregistered)
In AD 2101... WAR WAS BEGINNING

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 09:39 • by anon (unregistered)
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Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 09:47 • by Ben Jammin (unregistered)
398472 in reply to 398465
dude:
I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?

He has a backpack full of gold bars

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 09:47 • by campkev
If you pay fifteen bucks for a house salad, you deserve to pay that much in "stupid tax".

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 10:07 • by pencilcase (unregistered)
398474 in reply to 398466
"This is the first time that I have every left the USA, seeing this did not leave me with any comfort," writes Jared.


Greater Manchester Police have a computer??!!! When did that happen?

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 10:31 • by Anonymous Bob (unregistered)
398476 in reply to 398472
Ben Jammin:
dude:
I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?

He has a backpack full of gold bars


At today's price ($1645.45 / troy ounce) that's a little over 625 POUNDS of gold.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 10:41 • by dkf
398477 in reply to 398476
Anonymous Bob:
Ben Jammin:
dude:
I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?
He has a backpack full of gold bars
At today's price ($1645.45 / troy ounce) that's a little over 625 POUNDS of gold.
Which is just a bit under 15 liters of gold if I've got my conversions right, so yes, a fairly small backpack full.

Bearer bonds are much more convenient after all…

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft (232GB)

2013-01-04 10:59 • by Svensson (unregistered)
398478 in reply to 398454
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Makes sense up to the last paragraph:


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but then you lost me. Could you clarify?

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft (232GB)

2013-01-04 11:16 • by aptent (unregistered)
398479 in reply to 398478
Svensson:
aptent:

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Makes sense up to the last paragraph:


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but then you lost me. Could you clarify?


If you can solve the riddle, you will know where the gold is hided.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 11:25 • by Spewin Coffee (unregistered)
If the answer to the meaning of life is 42, then the answer to the meaning of death must be 14817804.04

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 11:36 • by HowItWorks (unregistered)
398481 in reply to 398472
Ben Jammin:
dude:
I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?

He has a backpack full of gold bars

Or a $100Trillion note (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_dollar#Second_Redenomination:_Introduction_of_the_third_dollar_.28ZWR.29) and he will get change back, hopefully in gold.

(apologies about not getting linked url)

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 11:50 • by emurphy
398483 in reply to 398447
campino:
I wonder how the check for a minimum of 0 characters is triggered. I mean, how do you type less than zero characters? Pressing delete very often?


Ask the folks at table #0, they may have some useful suggestions.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 11:52 • by PseudoBovine (unregistered)
398484 in reply to 398446
MiffTheFox:
That's probably the most meta placeholder text I've ever seen.


I'd imagine there's a story behind it:

"Bob, I know we're still waiting for legal, but you can't just make stuff up. While you might think things like 'If you're smoking riotous bud, you must give the delivery boy a toke' are funny, it's not something that should be part of the website, even during development.

There's a standard placeholder text for these situations called "Lorem Ipsum". ... No, I don't have a copy of it lying around - just Google it and copy and paste what you find."

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 11:54 • by Paul Neumann (unregistered)
398485 in reply to 398476
Anonymous Bob:
At today's price ($1645.45 / troy ounce) that's a little over 625 POUNDS of gold.
Check your math:

Gold spot value for 2012-09-14PM was 1775.50. There are 12 troy ounces in a troy pound.
  148177804.04 $

/ 1775.5 $/T oz.
= 83456.9440 T oz.
/ 12 T oz. / T lb.
= 6954.7453 T lb.
* 0.8229 A lb. / T lb.
= 5723.0599 A lbs.

I would consider nearly 3 tons more than "a little over 625 POUNDS of gold."

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft (232GB)

2013-01-04 11:56 • by Guest (unregistered)
398486 in reply to 398461
Borf. That 1.45 TB thingy was outside my window, and I never saw it until just now.

There I was, trying to find something odd about those numbers on the left and couldn't ... rofl.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft

2013-01-04 12:11 • by Grzechooo (unregistered)
TRWTF is writing the application size to the registry, and that's one of the "side effects".

Captcha - tation - a s-less station.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft (232GB)

2013-01-04 12:13 • by Jeff (unregistered)
398488 in reply to 398486
Guest:
Borf. That 1.45 TB thingy was outside my window, and I never saw it until just now.

There I was, trying to find something odd about those numbers on the left and couldn't ... rofl.
Dude! Your computer can't handle a 625 pixel wide image? It can't even zoom?? Such technical weakness boggles the mind... (checking calendar... nope, not 1993.)

Oh, maybe you're one of those people who got a "phone" that does everything but make calls. In that case, a pox on you and all your house.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft

2013-01-04 12:14 • by bye (unregistered)
398489 in reply to 398487
Grzechooo:
TRWTF is the registry
FTFY.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft

2013-01-04 12:17 • by Priest (unregistered)
398490 in reply to 398487
Grzechooo:
Bless you.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 12:21 • by Paul Neumann (unregistered)
398491 in reply to 398477
dkf:
Which is just a bit under 15 liters of gold if I've got my conversions right, so yes, a fairly small backpack full.
Using my previous calculations would indicate 134.6 liters, so a bit of a larger of a backpack.
Bearer bonds are much more convenient after all…
Agreed :)

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft

2013-01-04 12:27 • by Evan (unregistered)
398492 in reply to 398487
Grzechooo:
TRWTF is writing the application size to the registry, and that's one of the "side effects".
It's really not...

How would you do it? You "can't" just have Windows go out and calculate it, because where would it look? The installer would have to write a list of every file that it installs (just the directory is insufficient), then Windows would have to go and stat that file. I addition to being more work and more fragile, it'd be incredibly slow.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 12:27 • by noOne (unregistered)
398493 in reply to 398485
dude, if you are going to act like a pedantic ass and point put someone being wrong, you should at least be right yourself.

The reason you came up with (approximately) 10x his number is that you added an extra number and started with 148,177,804.04 instead of the correct 14,817,804.04...

625 lbs is much closer to the true number

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 12:28 • by Steve (unregistered)
'Allo allo allo, what's all this then? Start Windows normally? You're nicked, mate.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 12:38 • by Spewin Coffee (unregistered)
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Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center

2013-01-04 12:43 • by D E (unregistered)
The 1.45 TB number is Altium's fault, not MS. The number is supposed to be generated by the installer and written to the registry. That's how they got that list to be so much faster versus the XP days since XP calculated it on the fly.

Re: Not the Sharpest Blade in the Data Center - Altium or Microsoft

2013-01-04 12:47 • by Ted (unregistered)
398497 in reply to 398492
Evan:
Grzechooo:
TRWTF is writing the application size to the registry, and that's one of the "side effects".
It's really not...

How would you do it? You "can't" just have Windows go out and calculate it, because where would it look? The installer would have to write a list of every file that it installs (just the directory is insufficient), then Windows would have to go and stat that file. I addition to being more work and more fragile, it'd be incredibly slow.
(At the risk of being mocked for a sincere question...) and why not? Why don't packages install under a single directory? It would make it a lot easier to copy them, share them on a network drive, or delete them when you're done. (Why should you need an "uninstalller" to do what should be just a delete?)

I'm not that familiar with NTFS, but there have been operating systems that maintain a per-directory count of space used in real time, plus you can set quotas so the print queue doesn't take down the production database. In such a system, reporting the acutal space used would be a single file system query, as in, nanoseconds.
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