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«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot
Some time in the last few months, I remember reading something of a rant about how difficult it was to add features to Oracle - something about having tests run for hours to days, hundreds of feature flags, causing completely random things to break, having to add hundreds of your own tests, and having to wait weeks for management approval after additional testing.
However, I can't seem to find it anymore. The only other clue I have is that I got to it through a link from the "Daily News" email.
I tried searching on the site, but I can't seem to find it.
It doesn't sound familiar to me; I'm guessing it came somewhere other than the insider news.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I’ve replaced spinning hard drives (HDD) for SSDs in several computers recently and the difference is amazing. An SSD on a SATA interface is about 10 times faster than a 7200rpm HDD and about 13 times faster than a 5400rpm drive. On my wife’s 2012 laptop (Intel i3-2350M CPU running at 2.3 GHz with 4GB of DDR3-1333), I replaced the original 5400rpm HDD with an SSD and the computer is around 10 times faster. It boots in seconds rather than minutes (Windows 10 Home) and there’s no waiting for web pages to load, no pauses in videos, and so on. I’ve now done the same thing for three of her friends. Prices on good SSDs are incredibly low on Amazon right now. I’ve been using Samsung 860 EVO or SanDisk Extreme Pro SSDs.
To make the swap, you typically need just three things. The new SSD, a USB 3.0 external disk enclosure and disk cloning software. USB 3.0 enclosures from Sabrent or Inaco are in the $10 range. I’ve used the free versions of EaseUs Todo Backup or Aomei Backupper or Acronis TrueImage to do the cloning. Put the new SSD in the enclosure, clone your existing drive to the SSD and swap out the HDD. A serendipitous advantage is that, after the swap, you can put the old hard drive in the enclosure and use it for backups. Total cost can easily be under $100 depending on the size SSD you need.
With GHz CPUs and memory, if you're still running off a HDD, you're probably losing 75% or more of your computer's potential.
Note: I just refurbished by own desktop computer with an Intel H270 chipset motherboard and an M.2 SSD with a PCIe x4 interface (Samsung 960 EVO). The configuration is 3 times faster than hooking an SSD up to SATA, but you need a compatible motherboard and SSD, obviously.
2 things are dead now. ICE cars and mechanical drives. More so mechanical drives but yeah, it is truly beyond anything else, the #1 speed up shop in the arm you can do for your pc today.
The greater question is this today: With laptop manufactures falling all over themselves with hybrid drives, optane memory cache, and split ssd/mechanical drive setups all because windows 10 is soo doggy slow about starting up, what the heck is windows 10 doing? Where is the outrage?