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Daily News Stuff 1 July 2021

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  • The world's fastest SSD...  Ish.  (Hot Hardware)

    Intel's Optane P5800X has a 6 microsecond access time.  That's about ten times faster than regular flash SSDs.

    On most benchmarks that doesn't matter.  Sequential access performance is the same as a PCIe 4.0 SSD, and multi-threaded I/O too.

    Where this helps is if you have a single task that requires fast access to data.  Which isn't that common; if you have a large busy database you probably have a lot of active threads.

    Optane is also good for very heavy write loads - the drive is rated for 100 drive writes per day, where an enterprise SSD might go as high as 3.

Anime of the day os Fune wo Amu, also known as The Great Passage, from 2016.  It's the story of the attempt to create an entirely new Japanese dictionary.  Only all the records for the existing dictionary are stored on little file cards in little boxes in a huge warehouse, and no-one really knows where to start.

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Disclaimer: Not that I have any experience of that.

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1 "Windows II has DNS over HTTPS"

If you run a local resolver, you can run DNS over HTTPS.  Of course, you could run DNS over TLS since 2011, IIRC.  But I'll just bet that in Windows Å¿Å¿ it's not as simple as 
$> echo "nameserver" | tee /etc/resolv.conf
to make everything just use your local resolver.

Posted by: normal at Friday, July 02 2021 01:34 AM (LADmw)

2 Normal:  well, for one thing, it'd be "c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\resolv.conf". wink

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, July 02 2021 04:20 AM (eqaFC)

3 and windows probably ignores that just like if you'd installed a custom /etc/hosts (because "IT MIGHT BE A VIRUS")

Posted by: normal at Friday, July 02 2021 08:37 AM (obo9H)

4 Heh.  You can absolutely edit the hosts file in Windows, although you have to be an administrator to do so.  I've modified mine to block one particularly obnoxious site.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, July 03 2021 06:56 AM (eqaFC)

5 I used to have a program that could import a huge number of malicious and advertising sites into your hosts file. I stopped using it when I discovered those lists were thoroughly seeded with most conservative blogs and news sites.

Posted by: Mauser at Monday, July 05 2021 06:29 PM (Ix1l6)

6 I have one site in my hosts file, the CDN for the JW Player, an obnoxious video player that isn't blocked by my adblocker. (Actually I think it might not play video so much as individual images fast, based on the network traffic in the browser tools.)

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, July 06 2021 07:14 AM (eqaFC)

7 I think I need that. Where to purchase that and what brand? The video is removed and I can't watch it. Business Listings

Posted by: Business Listings at Friday, December 17 2021 07:14 PM (Kulw7)

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