No BS Podcast #208: Intel’s Broadwell, Comic Con, and the Samsung 840 EVO

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don2041

whats up I can't seem to find how to download the podcast for later listening

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joshnorem

The audio link is right up at the top in the word "pocast," first sentence of the article.

http://dl.maximumpc.com/maxpc_208_20130729.mp3

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praetor_alpha

You keep saying that cloud storage will replace hard drives. That's not going to happen for decades.

Firstly, cloud storage is incredibly expensive in comparison, and the pricing model is more complicated.

Secondly, although you people think that hard drives are incredibly slow, cloud storage is magnitudes slower in both bandwidth and latency. HDDs can easily transfer at over 120 MB/s, which is 1 gigabit, and 1 gigabit internet is barely happening anywhere.

Thirdly, most cloud storage TOSes state that accounts (and the entire provider) can be terminated at any time. Whoops, your data is gone, and you had no hard drive to backup to!

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joshnorem

I'm not saying they will replace them, I'm saying for the average home user they *could* get by with an SSD for an OS, and cloud for music, docs and movies.

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dkull9

Gordon's Butter Zombie Car will work. Use a sprinkler system on the roof to spray the zombies. The zombies will slide off the car and continue to re-butter the car. Driver stays safe in vehicle.

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Insula Gilliganis

- It's Friday already?? :-) Good luck to Julian.. perhaps his going away present for all of us listeners was to encode the podcast at 48kbps.. why is the bit rate different on EVERY podcast?? This made for a slightly less than an optimal listening experience.. keep it at least 60kbps!!

- Hard to get excited about Broadwell knowing that it is so far into the future, plus just read about Ivy Bridge-E pricing showing up today. Haswell refresh and Haswell-E will both happen before 2015 and Broadwell.

- The zombie discussion was really reminiscent of how the podcast was back when Nathan ran things. And, yes Gordon, for the 3rd or 4th time, "using music to lure zombies over a cliff" has been discussed!! I guess the podcast topic Nazi was asleep for a bit?? Oh.. glad he woke up when "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" was brought up!!

- "EA reported today that it made more money through Apple’s App Store than any other retail distributor. That includes its own Origin digital-download service. Apple was EA’s biggest retail partner as measured by sales. Electronic Arts made a total of $90 million on smartphones and tablets" (venturebeat.com/2013/07/23/ea-made-more-sales-on-ios-than-any-other-platform-last-quarter/)

Companies are going where the money is and that is the mobile space where iOS and Android have 60% of the computing operating systems (allthingsd.com/20130529/mary-meekers-internet-trends-report-is-back-at-d11-slides/) Mary Meeker slide 109

- Josh, no one at Samsung mentioned how to "pronounced" the EVO name.. and you didn't ask when they didn't??

- My son started college this summer and, when moving him in, I found that almost every room in the dorm was using their own wireless router, and that just about every one of those was using 802.11n.. so I got my son an ac router to minimize his interference with all those other routers.

- For a change, Gordon's rant sounded as if he ACTUALLY had some REAL GENUINE rage.. but still unfunny.

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joshnorem

Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to keep Gordon on track better next time. At least this time he actually ranted, and not about Star Wars.

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Engelsstaub

Gordon's not a professional comedian, to be fair. A rant is not defined as being funny. A rant can be funny, but that's not what makes it a rant.

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Block_Dude

Josh, I can offer you a reasonable explanation on how polling your Facebook audience nets you a seemingly alarming trend in people having very underwhelming PCs. At the risk of sounding "daring," I'm going to say people on Facebook fit the age demographic of 16-24 and are mostly "underemployed," if not un-employed outright. I know several people who all have pulled the splurge trigger and built high-end systems -- but these people and myself included -- vehemently REFUSE to engage in public social networking due to privacy issues that initially cropped up long ago. Once you personally witness clear evidence that your boss is keeping tabs on other employees via social networking, you get "turned off" in a hurry -- and that's an understatement. As "ridiculous" as that might sound to the tech people, it's the truth as I know it.

Bear in mind, I'm strictly talking in "trends," but for a non-celeb taxpayer who works a 9-5 every day with a $75K salary probably is content with not wasting more time than they need to online -- other than gaming with an anonymous handle :)

Of course I could be one the other outliers who focuses way too much time on security-related items.

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joshnorem

All fair points - it's hard to really get a sense of whether the average reader has a Maximum rig, or simply aspires to one day. We've never really done a poll of the readers as there is not an easy way to do so.

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KHRex

That about sums it up for me too...

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brannank

Video isn't playing here or at Youtube:(

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jimmthang

Really? It's working for me. :/

Try refreshing or perhaps experiment with a different browser?