Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-21-2010, 09:02 AM   #14641
Fully Optimized
 
dude_56013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,262
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remeniz View Post
In a non RAID array multiple HDD's has no effect on a computers overall performance.
Actually, wouldn't running the O/S on it's own drive speed things up if you have other data on a separate drive? I'd think you'd see a bit of a difference since the O/S drive can seek independently of the data drive...I'd assume the difference is minuscule, but still a bit of a difference.
__________________

dude_56013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 11:03 AM   #14642
meh.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 9,629
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

Quote:
Originally Posted by dude_56013 View Post
Actually, wouldn't running the O/S on it's own drive speed things up if you have other data on a separate drive? I'd think you'd see a bit of a difference since the O/S drive can seek independently of the data drive...I'd assume the difference is minuscule, but still a bit of a difference.
It's a pretty big difference in W7. When I first installed 7 on my HTPC, games were all but unplayable because it was constantly seeking things. When I threw in an old 160GB and installed the OS to it, it got tons better.
__________________

__________________
Account no longer active. Contact info available in profile, if anyone cares to reach me.
foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 11:27 AM   #14643
j03
~~~~~~~~
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 5,556
Send a message via MSN to j03
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

As mentioned, it depends on the circumstance. If you do a lot of Virtualization, then it's a good idea to keep the VM's hard disk file on a separate physical disk to the host computer, otherwise, performance can get a bit sluggish.
j03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 11:36 AM   #14644
Fully Optimized
 
dude_56013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,262
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

So, long story short, parents were supposed to send their kids a present at my private college (it was a surprise before Christmas break)....well, everyone's parents sent them food and/or embarrassing crap. One of my things was a mystery hot wheels car. Opened, put it back away because it was a stupid VW New Beetle Cup. Took it out again today to find a place to throw it and realized that the whole interior is backwards! COMPLETELY. Cross bar of the roll cage is in the front window, seats are facing the back and the dash is in the rear window. I lol'd, then wondered if it was worth anything....
dude_56013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #14645
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

Haha I'd keep it just because of the manufacturing mistake.
__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 12:15 AM   #14646
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 732
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

Quote:
Originally Posted by dude_56013 View Post
So, long story short, parents were supposed to send their kids a present at my private college (it was a surprise before Christmas break)....well, everyone's parents sent them food and/or embarrassing crap. One of my things was a mystery hot wheels car. Opened, put it back away because it was a stupid VW New Beetle Cup. Took it out again today to find a place to throw it and realized that the whole interior is backwards! COMPLETELY. Cross bar of the roll cage is in the front window, seats are facing the back and the dash is in the rear window. I lol'd, then wondered if it was worth anything....
I'd send a letter to hot wheels complaining and then get a ton more cars out of it ;p
__________________
My Desktop: Intel Core i7-970@4.5GHz 1.39V Stable--ASUS P6X58D-E--6GB Supertalent Chrome (Elpida Hyper) 1800MHz 6-6-6-24--eVGA GTX 580--Intel 510 120GB--WD 2TB Caviar Black--Silverstone RV03-EK Supreme HF w/ Black Ice GTX 480--Koolance VID-NX580

My Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz--4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM--NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT-320GB hard drive
shozzking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 05:46 PM   #14647
j03
~~~~~~~~
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 5,556
Send a message via MSN to j03
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

I've just created a little similar-music finding tool. Similarity Wizard.

What do you think of it? Any ideas what I could do to improve it?
j03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 09:18 PM   #14648
..m.0,0.m..
Site Team
 
iPwn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,673
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

Quote:
Originally Posted by j03 View Post
I've just created a little similar-music finding tool. Similarity Wizard.

What do you think of it? Any ideas what I could do to improve it?
Pretty awesome!

How did you program it to find the different artists? What's the AI behind it doing?
__________________
Humans are the only creatures that won't live up to the their potential. Give everything your all. When you die, die on E.

So I ask you, what do you intend to do now?
iPwn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 07:09 AM   #14649
j03
~~~~~~~~
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 5,556
Send a message via MSN to j03
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

It's not me that's sourced all of the data - It's a company called "The Echo Nest".

It can find similar artists based on articles/reviews written about what you initally searched for. So if you searched for "Iron Maiden", then it can be assumed that if an article mentions both "Iron Maiden" and "Another band", then "Another Band" is similar/related to "Iron maiden", so "another band" is listed as being similar to "Iron Maiden".

Honestly, It's mostly The Echo Nest that has done all of the hard work. They must have scoured through terabytes of information!
j03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 04:05 PM   #14650
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 732
Default Re: Random Chit Chat

Finally finished up my computer. Got my i7-970 bootable at 4.75GHz@1.39V long enough to run SuperPi.
__________________

__________________
My Desktop: Intel Core i7-970@4.5GHz 1.39V Stable--ASUS P6X58D-E--6GB Supertalent Chrome (Elpida Hyper) 1800MHz 6-6-6-24--eVGA GTX 580--Intel 510 120GB--WD 2TB Caviar Black--Silverstone RV03-EK Supreme HF w/ Black Ice GTX 480--Koolance VID-NX580

My Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz--4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM--NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT-320GB hard drive
shozzking is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0