Vicotnik wrote:They get taken aback I think. For many the SSD is the OS drive from heaven and here you come and say it should not be used as that at all. Many people get defensive when confronted with the radical. Then if their minds are closed they are not willing to listen to any arguments.
I have never told anyone before that it should not be used as that at all.
I would just say "I don't want it as my OS drive" or "I don't like SSDs" and that is enough to get the flood started
Apparently, that is radical enough in itself. It's like saying you don't like cars, or you don't want to use YouTube (or anything of that matter of kind; something someone takes for granted).
Many also react to the form. I run into this all the time with my friends. I'm trying to communicate something, but I fail to get the format right and then the message is ignored. Communication is violent in its very nature.
The form can introduce negative emotions in what would otherwise have been a factual or clean message. I'm sure you notice how your mind rewrites the messages that you want to say, before you utter them. I never noticed this in the past so much because it was more fluid and I was not aware of the difference between "before" and "after" the rewrite so much that the first person saying something out me had me wondering what he meant.
Now my own mind does it all the time and very "visibly" for me. And the annoying thing is someone would have said "yes" to the original message and "no" to the twisted form of it.
And the end result is constant rejection from everyone and there is very little you can do about it. In fact, in a sense "doingness" is the problem (of your autonomous mind, influenced by pain and ego and despair and all of that).
But once my mind has rewritten something, I have to go with it. The old is no longer relevant, I missed that moment, I missed that "beat".
And now, the new will express some rage or depression or panic or whatever, letting it go. But also ruining the encounter for me
I don't know how else to look at it. When I ask what it means, I get the answer "It means you have to be patient with your self and the misery that has accumulated".
Sneakernet. And I don't quite back up all of my data.
You know a lot of terms, my friend. I was seriously looking up what that meant, expecting a networking service
I mean, you say you come from Romania right. Not to say that Romanian people should be stupid. Lots of Dutch folk treat them that way, thinking the Netherlands is oh so much better and treating the people of Romania as victims (poor poor victims) of the government.
But this is condescending. And I have had Romanian friends. One of them also worked in IT and had migrated to Southern Italy. But you know more terms than me, apparently you are better educated.
Booting was a bit slow. It was mostly for fun, I might try it again some day. I like the idea, and the server is there anyway so why not.
That is when the thin client idea becomes a bit relevant
(and you can get rid of a whine-producing (even if you can't hear it) SSD
That would kill it, as would dropping a HDD to the floor a few times. I don't worry about my SSD wearing out due to writes. I don't write much to them and I think I would notice if very much writing would occur. The faint sounds my motherboard makes during writes would give the virus/hacker away.
Hehe. You are safe then
. So you went from rotating disks because you want silence, to a SSD or motherboard that now makes noise, and now you have coil whine noise instead of rotating fixed frequency noise.
I didn't even *know* SSDs would make that sound (or surrounding circuitry). I mean, I didn't start this topic for that. I didn't expect that sort of thing.
But now that other person says that it is rather likely that if they make sound, you will not hear it; which means that given quite a number of them do seem to make audible sound (there are more videos like that on YouTube, and lots of comments too) it would mean that an even larger number of SSDs will make inaudible
sounds high enough in the range not to hear it, but of the same detrimental quality as the visible sounds of other SSDs.
I have seriously had the worst nightmare I have ever had (while sleeping/dreaming) due to a phone charger. I had feeling asleep next to it while it was plugged but there was no phone connected.
I mean I am not trying to turn this into a topic for audible sounds, but man. How can you stand such a thing. Currently my monitor is connected to the physical motherboard instead of the graphics card (addon) -- it wouldn't boot from it, I don't know why. I have to reboot to fix it. But the sound is coming from a receiver connected by analog to an addon audio card. However, as you may have experienced yourself before, visual changes (monitor changes, display stuff doing things) now produces a sound on the speakers. So if I open something, I will hear a sound. Terribly annoying.
Even the smallest
changes I can hear (like hovering the mouse above a different taskbar tile which changes the colour of it). It's terrible. I have not noticed it for a very long time because I was always using my graphics card. I can "turn it off" by using digital but I can only drive these speakers with analog.
I have been fighting coil whine for so long now.... but usually too chicken shit to confront the vendors, even before when I still have warranty, or after, certainly, when it is no longer so. Try to find the vendor who will still care about you when the warranty period is over. Even though the device was faulty from the beginning. Consumer contracts have very limited terms in which you can complain; you have to complain within 3 months, and make a case out of it in maybe 6 months after that. If you do not go back to the shop because you think you would be considered a whiner
, you are screwed.
It's mostly harmless. It compels me to put funny labels on systems, samba shares and the like.
It was another term I did not know, although I realized what it meant.
I do not amount to much, really, today.
All things are meaningless really, and that too is meaningless. I like a responsive system and I like a low energy system and a very quiet system. For a long time the HDD was the one thing difficult to silence and now I don't need one. And my computer hobby is also an extra source of income for me, my day job is only part time. So the cost of my own systems are mostly covered by the money my hobby brings in.
I also like movies. Just like the cool 2.5" are sweetspot for SSDs the sweetspot for movies are 1080p/720p (depending on the source). m.2 is like cinema overkill.
You mean m.2 is not actually such a great format for it? You said you had overheating problems before.
But in any case, it feels rather nihilistic what you say. It feels like you content with a world that is going to hell while you try to keep things pleasant for yourself, but you have no real faith in anything changing for the better. I have no issue with 720p/1080p today (but we are already many years later). The sort of attitude I see you reveal (and not only you, I am just hooking onto your feeling) would be the kind that would be sad and really terribly sad actually, but that would hope that the small bubble in which you lived, would survive. On the greater scale, the global scale, the feeling is more of people who have no hope for the future, who have no goals, who have no urgency, instinct, or caring, that their choices will ever make a difference, that such a thing would be folly regardless, and most of those people would also argue that you are powerless as an individual to rationalize or justify their own choices or feelings.
Then the same kind of people would criticise you if you thought you could change things, or would tell you stuff like "the government will win anyway" or "if they really want to, they will have their way". I do not think Romanians have such attitudes, I think Romanians are less government-loving than most people in the West. And yet, there are different segments, or perhaps even challenges, there.
Your feeling is more the feeling of thriving without caring so much about any real hope. Let's call it small hope then.
But now I think I have touched on something
In any case. Do as you like of course. I am just saying that denial won't get you there.
Dynamic range compression is destroying music. Flash media is the media format of choice for my mobile audio collection. But easy access is not all great, there is a cost. When I have lots of soda at home I stop drinking pure water. Then the soda taste like water.
It's more, like not having physical copies (ever tried replacing your real books with an eReader? You mentioned having one. How does it work for you? If I had an ereader, I would feel depleted, poor. Of course it would work better than having to read at the computer (or laptop) but I would probably prefer a laptop for ease of searching. I had a friend who tried to get rid of all physical copies. I'm not sure it serves him well. I mean physical music, at first. He wanted to minimize his spatial requirements) ----- of books. I have tried looking to acquire an ereader but they were either expensive or low quality. I'm not sure you can search with all of them. Scanning a book in search for some text may be very hard. You also cannot put it in someone's hands for him to read (or her). Music, you cannot give as a gift anymore, so people do not give music.
Unless perhaps if you use Bandcamp or something, and even then. If you lose your bandcamp account you lose your purchases (in that sense).
People don't sit in the couch with a booklet in their hand. You can't really inspect someone's home to find out about music. Without physical media, there are a lot of avenues you can no longer utilize. I send 8cm DVDs to people. I have a bunch of them. If I do not have someone's email address, or an email would get thrown in the trash as spam anyway, I send people little DVDs with the content on it. It is the only format that really works; flash is too expensive (even SD-cards) (and an SD card is too vulnerable, too small, to be sending away) and USB sticks are not meant for changing hands constantly. 12cm DVDs are really too big. Floppy disks do not exist. The Zip drive is long defunct, and would have been too expensive. So the only medium we have left is 8cm dvds.
I use FLAC for mostly anything, if I can get and use it. I have a script that will compare two trees, one with MP3 etc, and one with FLAC, for albums with identical names (save for the FLAC/MP3 tag in the name). It requires you to tag the folder with the format, otherwise I would have to search the contents of the folders for what's in it. It populates a list and then throws out the MP3 albums if a FLAC album of the same name is present. Then it will symlink all of the remaining albums to a single flat directory, that I then feed to my jukebox player (in this case it is just Clementine).
Now I have a preference of FLAC over MP3/MP4/OGG/OPUS while keeping 2 separate trees
. If you want the script, I can send it to you, it is simple (just uses a bunch of command line tools).
True. We like the use value, and the exchange value. Maybe the sign value?
Sign value? Oh yes. I think that too yes.
Nobody brags about using rotating disks. Maybe at some point people did so using RAID. Or 10k drives, but I never knew any people that did.
However, people that use SSDs feel superior to people using rotating disks. They think or feel that their "choice" to use an SSD reflects on them as being the superior person, that the superiority of the SSD transfers onto them. This is rather strange because they didn't design it and probably know jack shit about the technology. Every manufacturor uses a different firmware, so it is also hardly possible to know the details of it. What is left is the basic NAND technology that you can know something about. This manufacturer uses this, this one uses that. But I don't see anyone being enthusiast about it, about that knowledge. As such, using an SSD (or choosing it) is absolutely not a sign of being somehow more knowledgeable or having achieved something. It is void, empty. It is free. It is like buying an achievement for money without having had to do the work for it. Or like buying a title. Or a university degree. Some people BUY
So just in general, not on you, the "achievement" of using an SSD is not yours. It does not reflect on you, but you think it does. There starts the confusion.
And there start the derogatory remarks towards people who have not bought into it and want to earn it using hard work
So it's the ego thing, yes. "I am superior because I use a superior device". It's called a shortcut. You skipped the hard work required for utilizing it properly (and so did the rest of the world) and just took all the gains for free. But because you have not actually performed the steps to reach that level, you are now living on a sort of cloud, you are floating above the ground but the steps and the support is missing; I mean. I mean that your throne does not have a foundation in a sense and it could be taken away, and you have built your house on quicksand. You have made a leap forward in technology in a sense that can only come at a cost, like selling your soul to the devil. It is like having had to live on €10 a week for years, and now suddenly you win the lottery. And most people who go from €10 to €1000 or more end up bankrupt in a few years.
I mean, these are just the sentiments I am seeing you know. I don't mean that about you exclusively, or at all. This is what SSD IS. There is a book called the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in which a remote planet was threatening the entirety of existence. "With a noise like a hundred thousand people saying 'wop', a steely white spaceship suddenly seemed to create itself out of nothing directly above the cricket pitch and hung there with infinite menace and a slight hum. Then for a while it did nothing, as if it expected everybody to go about their normal business and not mind it just hanging there. Then it did something quite extraordinary. Or rather, it opened up and let something quite extraordinary come out of it, eleven quite extraordinary things. They were robots, white robots. What was most extraordinary about them was that they appeared to have come dressed for the occasion. Not only were they white, but they carried what appeared to be cricket bats, and not only that, but they also carried what appeared to be cricket balls, and not only that but they wore white ribbing pads round the lower parts of their legs. These last were extraordinary because they appeared to contain jets which allowed these curiously civilized robots to fly down from their hovering spaceship and start to kill people, which is what they did.
'Hello,' said Arthur, 'something seems to be happening.'"
. The leadership of the planet they were from had started living in the clouds in order to communicate with some higher intelligence. They had lost touch with the people down below, which didn't even know what the fuck the leadership was doing. And they had created robots that went on a rampage of destruction, and even the leaders didn't really know what it was all about.
What I mean is the disconnect between your foundation and what you have today. Is what makes people arrogant and think they are something amazing. They didn't have to work for it, and yet they got it, that must mean they are some kind of extraordinary beings
. I mean, in a way, even if you concede that you had to earn money for it, compared to what we had before, the performance per dollar is far far far far far greater than what went before, so for a certain sense of the word, it is basically free, or entirely very cheap.
There is also a line in the I Ching that says:
He lends grace to his toes, leaves the carriage, and walks.
A beginner in subordinate place must take upon himself the labor of
advancing. There might be an opportunity of surreptitiously easing the way-
symbolized by the carriage-but a self-contained man scorns help gained in a
dubious fashion. He thinks it more graceful to go on foot than to drive in a
carriage under false pretenses.
In retrospect of the person who responded before me (thank you!) I will also say that this rapid advance in technology may have resulted in technology and the effects thereof on people that we barely understand, and given such a rapid advance, and such a steep climb, scarcely any attention has gone into the research of whether the technology is actually right or healthy, and we know nothing about detrimental effects, nor do we know how to solve that. We are completely lacking on information on this subject, apparently.
I don't really have time to study it now. You can see some of that reflected in the writings of Herman Daly. And also in a way of Hegel and his hierarchy or system of needs: https://www.marxists.org/reference/arch ... civils.htm
I don't have time to study it now. I have read some in the past, not much. Also reminds me of Erich Fromm. I may have read a book called Escape from Freedom, but I think I read it in German.
Look, criticize technology all you want. But leave my beloved SSDs out of it. Ok?
I can leave you out of it, but not your beloved SSDs
Maybe I should leave it to better versed people as me, such as the previous poster.