Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

July 12, 2006

now yahoo has a video service: ViewDo

Filed under: category euthanized,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 10:58 pm

and since they’re NOT-google, they’re also actually NOT-evil

see kittens

comical version of death star scene in star wars

Filed under: All Your Base,category euthanized,hahaha,Humor — Sagacious Himself @ 1:45 pm

“there’s no place for you in the future”

switching lines by James Earl Jones from Star Wars… with his lines from other movies… hehehe

public school brain damage — teen bangs head

Filed under: category euthanized,Healthy,Humor — Sagacious Himself @ 1:32 pm


fornication is for selfish fuckers

Filed under: category euthanized,fornication,Healthy,Knowledge,Liberty,Sex — Sagacious Himself @ 9:18 am

14.1.(3). An angel of Satan [2 Cor. 12:7], which is the spirit of fornication, is given to some
to buffet their senses with strong and abominable temptations, and afflict their spirit with
foul thoughts and very vivid images, which sometimes is a pain worse than death for them.

download Gigabyte I-Ram: XP booting video

Filed under: category euthanized,CIO,Download,Geeky goodness,HardWare — Sagacious Himself @ 9:14 am

this is how I expected my $4000 laptop to function.  silly me.–_never_buy_a_toshitba_notebook.avi.html

only $1100 for 16gig HyperOS hyperdrive IV … throttled to ATA133 … PATA nonsense

Filed under: category euthanized,CIO,Geeky goodness,HardWare — Sagacious Himself @ 8:59 am

sadly still only NATIVE PATA.  Why WASTE money on Bridged SATA??  Build a HUGE throughput device and then throttle it to death with ATA133.

XP installs on a HyperDrive IV in around 2 minutes, rather than the 40
minutes that it takes to install on a Hard Disk. It fires up Windows XP
in 2 seconds from the splash screen to the desktop with nForce4 Mobos.
So it is “instant on” and has an “instant

OmniPeek personal free … not so great for wlan

Filed under: category euthanized,CIO,Geeky goodness,HardWare — Sagacious Himself @ 8:38 am

– 50 points for requiring defunct w-w-w-dot host

Summary Powerful, free, real-time network analyzer with visual expert and packet visualizer toolsets
Pros • Free

• On-the-fly filter creation and switching

• Visually stunning
Cons • Limited support options

• Multiple NICs not supported
• XP Professional SP2

• Microsoft .NET Framework 2

Wireshark, by comparison, has an informative and busy support forum.

+ OmniPeek: frame decoding during capture, in real-time

Sticking with this visual approach that is at the heart of OmniPeek
Personal, the ‘Expert Peer Map’ happily displays all communicating
network nodes as an organic vertically-oriented ellipse.

– OmniPeek Personal does not however support either AES or WPA2 decryption

– Nor is there any visibility of control and management traffic, or RF Monitoring capability for channel scanning or hopping.

– It also requires the installation of a special NDIS driver for a supported network driver in order to capture wireless packets.

laptop with one sata port — add one sata port multiplier … host is to IFS as device is to NCQ? SATA approaches SAS power

Filed under: category euthanized,Geeky goodness,HardWare — Sagacious Himself @ 8:02 am

While it is possible to connect up to 15 drives to each SATA PM port
via a port multiplier, drive connectivity is practically limited to the
maximum available bandwidth on the 3Gb/s link. Sustained I/O rates from
the drives are kept to within the 3Gb/s host port connection limit for
maximum efficiency and performance.

This is sounding more and more like SAS

By using port multipliers, a single host adapter occupying a single PCI
slot is able to connect four times as many drives with no performance
degradation on a 3Gb/s line.


SATA PM requires that controllers support either command-based
switching [bad] or FIS (Frame Information Structure)-based switching [good] in order
to use port multiplication. Each paradigm offers unique capabilities
suited for particular environments.


Command-based switching, conceptually similar to a
mechanical A/B switch, limits the host to issue commands to only one
drive at a time. Commands to other drives will not be issued until the
command queue is completed for the prior transaction. Since
command-based switching only accesses one drive at a time, it does not
take advantage of the higher speed 3Gb/s host link. Therefore,
command-based switching is ideal for simple drive expansion where
capacity is more important than performance.


switching offers high performance storage connections to multiple
drives simultaneously. The host issues and completes commands to drives
at any time. The port multiplier will direct data to any drive ready
for I/O. An arbitration algorithm ensures a balanced data flow. Unlike
Command-based switching, FIS-based switching allows aggregation of
reads to fully use the higher bandwidth of the 3Gb/s host link and
takes full advantage of the performance benefits of Native Command
Queuing (NCQ) on the port multiplier, resulting in aggregated
throughput of up to 300MB/second.

CoolGear CGS-3726-A1  (IFS)

host : IFS :: device : NCQ ?

ONLY a motherboard bus, Host Bus Adapter or RAID Card that specifically supports Port Multiplication will successfully connect through a Port Multiplier card.   Drives attached via
a port multiplier can be mounted, dismounted and formatted
the same as if they were individually connected. A portion of the drives or
all of them can be formatted into RAID arrays
or mixed as JBOD disks or even included in RAID arrays containing drives
on other port multipliers making for monster arrays at quick speeds (300 MB/sec shared pool).  The maximum
a port multiplier can move with the current state of the art of its chipset
is closer to 225 – 230 MB/sec.

By using many smaller and less expensive hard drives to make
up large capacity storage, costs per GB go way
down as opposed to the limited one drive per port method. It is far cheaper
to build a 2 TB array using 8 x 250 GB drives (at 1/2 the per GB price), compared
to the same capacity using 4 x 500 GB drives. With 20 drives per
host card possible, smaller drives become practical and very cost effective.

Get Perpendicular

Filed under: category euthanized,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 7:41 am

seriously, shutup. FireWire IS FASTER than USB2

Filed under: category euthanized — Sagacious Himself @ 7:20 am

Read and write tests to the same IDE hard drive connected using FireWire and
then Hi-Speed USB 2.0 show:
Read Test:
  • 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 33% faster than USB 2.0
  • 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 70% faster than USB 2.0
      Write Test:
  • 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 16% faster than USB 2.0
  • 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 48% faster than USB 2.0

I dub thee: ToshiTba

Filed under: category euthanized,Justice,Righteous Rage,ToshiTba — Sagacious Himself @ 6:04 am

I will never buy another ToshiTba notebook. Their lies, contradictions, and duplicity have ended it. As I cannot get the notebook to FAIL at a ToshiTba service center they will not honor the warranty. EVEN though their technician admitted IN WRITING in her report that it does overheat…. get this…. they deny that it overheats. hmmmm I think she might have the same mental heat defects as my ToshiTba laptop

read as: toh-SHIT-bah

t’ealc the new voice of magneto

Filed under: category euthanized — Sagacious Himself @ 12:16 am

it just doesn’t sound right

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