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[–] 11498272? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Don't get too excited. You need the 512K rom to play Sim City. That didn't come out until the Mac Plus.

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[–] Master_Foo 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

its astronomical price of $10,000 - $24,700 when adjusted for inflation

I just laid down $5,000 to build the most powerful desktop I could reasonably imagine. I have a 1TB SSD drive dedicated JUST for swap... and I don't think it's ever been written to because I have too much memory. Fuck, imagine having that kind of problem. Too much memory, I can't even use my fucking swap drive. Boo fucking hoo!

Now, I look at the $24,700 price tag for the Lisa and I confirm my suspicion that we are living in a golden age and maybe we should just stop complaining about all the stupid shit and appreciate where we are. You know, like for 5 minutes, just stop and appreciate it.

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[–] 4775795f4d616e 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

1TB for SWAP is fucking retarded and an unbelievable waste of money. You should've just bought more DDR4.

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[–] Master_Foo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, I know. But my motherboard is full to the brim with memory, and I got a good deal buying a case of 1TB hard drives because I'm also building a NAS. So, as long as I have extra hard drives, I might as well dedicate one for swap. Jesus Fucking Christ these things are as cheap as a bag of chips there are more important things to worry about.

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[–] prairie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Your system still swaps code in from disk. You need to mirror your whole drive into RAM if you want to claim no swapping at all. /s

EDIT: also general buffering of things from disk (and later purging from the buffer). All forms of swapping in a more general sense, in that they get read from disk more than one time during a session.

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[–] Master_Foo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You are probably right. I haven't actually checked to see what is going on apart from what htop tells me, and according to htop, the swap is at 0%.

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[–] juicedidwtc 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

1tb for swap isnt going to be any better than 10gb. if you have that much in swap, windows will just crash because the H1B street shitters wrote code that has no mathematical gurantee that certain things on different threads will finish in the correct order when it slows down too much from thrashing to swap.

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[–] Master_Foo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

1tb for swap isnt going to be any better than 10gb.

Yes, I know this. But I bought 1TB SSDs by the case, so I have plenty. And I do want to have a dedicated swap drive because that does provide a performance benefit. I didn't have any 10 GB hard drives lying around. But the 1TB hard drives were cheap, so who gives a fuck?

windows will just crash

What the fuck is Windows? Sounds like a shitty system. Who the fuck would use a shitty system that crashes with more than 10 GB of swap?

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[–] sova9999 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Damn, thats so old!