How long before we chuckle at this and say
"Can't believe we thought 1-TB was a lot for a memory card"
13 year old me holding 8mb PS2 memory card
"The power of the sun, in the palm of my hand"
Dr. Octopus is legend
Recently came across somebody saying Spider-Man 2 was a bad film
Like hold up, that film is still a masterpiece with one of the best comic book movie villains ever. Seems people are forgetting how legitimately revolutionary Spider-Man 1 & 2 were for their time, and it was really only the 3rd one that was widely panned and ill* received
After I watched Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters, I went back and watched all three Raimi films to make sure it wasn't just a case of nostalgia.
Obvious graphical improvements aside, they are still some of my favorite comic book movies. Yes, even 3, though it ranks far lower. What I'd give to see Raimi given free reign over another comic movie...
Due to the impact that trilogy had on me, my brain refused to register Andrew Garfield as Spider-man.
However, it's been fun watching Tom Holland.
Garfield was too cool. Holland is pretty great, but it seems his path now is to become the next-generation Iron Man and a world-class super genius. Which is fine, I just prefer Raimi's more street-level ideals.
Hopefully Reed Richards can fill that role sooner rather than later!
I'd say that role is still tainted by Ioan Gruffudd.
Let Dr. Doom fill that role, and start the 10-year build up to Secret Wars.
A slow burn with Fantastic Four, including Wakanda vs Latveria, would be so good
A Secret Wars movie with similar buildup to endgame but it has all current heroes + x-men and F4 would be insane if they still maintain the quality of the marvel films we have now.
I’d rather Galactus tbh
It all depends on the era. Tobey brought that 60's corny humor, Holland feels a lot closer to Ultimate with a more relatable teenage anxious humor. Both good in their own ways.
He does the best at capturing an excited teenager. Could you see Tobey walking around shaking everyone's hand "Hi I'm spiderman".
Garfield IMO captured thr spiderman snark/confidence perfectly. But his Peter Parker was also way too cool, like you said. Tom Holland captures the awkwardness a lot better as Peter, but his spiderman is exactly the same, when a big thing thematically was how night and day the two personas were.
I think it's going to go the route of "Why do I have to be the next Iron-Man when I can just be the best Spider-Man I can be?"
The next Iron Man will most likely be the kid from IM3. I can totally see them pairing up him with Spiderman though.
Man, I loved Garfield and the ASM films. I still want a third, but damn does Holland do fantastic
I really liked the take on Gwen Stacy. The problem was they were trying to redo what Raimi had already done to great success. The best thing about the MCU Spider-Man is that they understood they needed to do something different and felt comfortable skipping the backstory.
Yeah I downloaded and watched the Tom Holland spiderman last night, and I kept going back to the internet because I thought I skipped a movie. There was no backstory.
And it was all the better because of it. We all know who Spider-Man is at that point.
Are you talking about Homecoming? If so, you did miss one; he first appeared in Civil War. But still, not much (if any) backstory in that one either.
Damn, it is a shame we don't have Osborne in the MCU right now. That manipulative bastard sweet talked his way into becoming the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the comics. Imagine the damage he could have done after Captain America: Civil War. We could have seen the Thunderbolts in the MCU by now.
More than the Raimi ones? Not looking to blast you, honestly just curious.
I consider both the ASM movies to be utter failures, and the ending to the second one was a slap in the face.
There are elements of all three incarnations that I love, and elements that I don't. IMO, Spider-Man 2 is one of the best superhero films ever. It will probably consistently be a top ten choice of mine for a long time, but that doesn't mean I don't also enjoy ASM 1 and, yes, even 2
Say what you want about Tobey Maguire and his general work, but he was perfect as Peter Parker.
As long as he has Bruce Campbell playing (203)847-2119
I mean Bruce can act as a phone book and it would be the perfect balance of humor, action, authentic emotion and visual poetry.
The way how 3 is received angers me so much. Even 14 year old me understood that the emo Peter Parker dancing scene is supposed to be sarcastic and not cool.
I did the same thing and I got a lot of entertainment value out of 3. Watching Sandman form was a beautifully made clip, and bad boy Parker was a really fun series of scenes.
I guess I haven't clocked in enough Comic book movie viewing to know better by way of comparison, but Sandmans powers made for some really clever and entertaining fights.
How the fuck did we go from 1tb micro sd to spider man
Oh is that what thread im in? I was beginning to wonder.
Something something Endgame
I'm reading the comments all the way down and I don't remember. I totally forgot this was a thread about 1TB micro sd card until you just reminded me.
Had to put down the Doc Oc haters before we get back to the topic at hand
Everything is a spiderman 2 reference if you try hard enough
One thing people rarely mention about Raimi's Spider-Man is how it revolutionised superhero's costume. Before this it's just plain spandex or leather. Spider-Man textured costume set the benchmark.
Here's an 'argument' for why Spider-Man 3 > Spider-Man 2.
Not saying I agree, but he does make some good points:
Spiderman 3 doesn't have the best video game adaption on the PS2... So it doesn't matter.
The Pizza. Oh. God! The Pizza.
“Try not to run into my FIST with your FACE”
I played that game on an emulator recently and as an adult I'm realizing how bad the voice acting is. Like, you could tell Tobey Maguire absolutely did not want to be there. Which just makes everything even funnier.
In the words of Agent Coulson, “People just might need ‘a little old fashioned.'” from time to time
I’ll have an old fashioned, easy on the soda.
uhhh, spiderman 2 is arguably the best superhero movie ever.
The Dark Knight would like to have a word with you. Preferably in a dark alley, with no witnesses.
In an english class in college i wrote an English paper on how revolutionizing Spiderman r 1 & 2 was. Needless to say it was a good paper. Wish i still had it.
Fuck, you know the Raimi suit is iconic, and it's the first introduction to the character for a lot of people, but I always hated the casting choices for Peter and MJ. It felt like I was watching my aunt and uncle act out a Spiderman play.
I think McGuire was a decent Spiderman, but an awful Peter Parker.
I'm still amazed at how well they did Doctor Octopus live-action in 2004, when it got announced I just assumed they'd fuck it up. The fight sequence on the train is still one of the best comic book movie action scenes of any of the Marvel films.
92% on Rotten Tomatoes but 82% for audience making it the rare comic book movie that critics liked a bit more than fans. People don’t have to like it, but to say it’s a “bad film” seems false.
Dr. Octogonapus BLAAAAH
For the price of like 2 months allowance
Or infinite months allowance for the rest of us
I just ordered a 128MB card off Amazon for a fraction of the price of the OG 8MB cards. I wish I had this hardware as a child. It was painful making decisions about which saves to keep and which to lose in place of new ones.
No my son, this taught you life's hard lessons for which you used to become a man. Life is not about saving all of your saves, but rather the important ones - so that you may respect the finality of life & the limited time & saves you have available to yku.
Honestly kids are just spoiled now a days.
It's funny because everyone I knew that went with an off brand memory card with way more storage always eventually wiped out on them.
The 128kb ps1 cards trained me to be so frugal with my saves that I never filled up a whole ps2 card.
It’s the worst mentality. “Something more important may come along soon so I can’t save now”. Then you never save anything.
Same thing with me fighting a final a boss. “Is it time to finally use one of these potions I’ve been carrying since level 1?”
I have a 256mb card. Get on my level.
Yes you're right, 128k
I'm 50+. Used the TRS-80 Model I. No drives. Cassette tape. 4k RAM. I still have it.🤣 Those were the days!
My first computer (Commodore VIC20) loaded from a cassette.
Half hour of waiting to realise it had crashed.
Oh boy yeah.
8mb PS2 memory card
8mb PS2 memory card
But we knew 8mb cards were tiny even back then, I remember filling cards and agonizing over what to delete and my friend had 2 cards and an unofficial 16mb to hold everything.
Roughly 5-10 years. I just bought a 250GB external SSD. It's about the size of a stack of credit cards and it's fast enough to run windows through USB. Cost me $60.
I can remember less than 10 years ago I was at Office Depot and they had a candy jug full of 2GB flash drives at the counter for like 5 bucks a pop. 2GB reduced to a literal impulse buy like you would a candy bar. The first computer I built about 16 years ago had a 250GB hard drive that cost me over $200, and I added a 500GB storage drive a couple years later for about $150.
Technology advances and decreases in price at an exponential rate. It's weird to think you could take a card the size of a fingernail and store entire generations of data onto it and it's likely going to cost less than $300.
A single sperm cell can store up to 750MB of data, the same amount that fits on a CD. A whole load can store up to 13.500TB of data!
Can you already imagine jizz based computing?
Latency is atrocious though. It takes fucking months for the data to be fully transmitted and there's just too many opportunities for corruption from user error because the broadcast remains open and unencrypted during the entire transmission and is only protected by a rudimentary physical obfuscation scheme, and that's not even counting the millions of bugs still present in the infrastructure.
I mean, transmission is very fast. The data is just so compressed that it takes nine months to unzip once it’s been received.
It's just the source code, that's why the package is so light.
9 months is for compiling.
that's why the package is so light
that's why the package is so light
Jesus, my girlfriend is more memory-hungry than Chrome!
If you can even find one.
Might as well get the 32GB for 7 bucks.
Which especially sucks when you need a smaller drive for whatever reason like compatibility or whatnot
Just partition it and set up a 4GB FAT partition for older stuff and leave the rest as exFAT or NTFS for new stuff.
NTFS for NSFW
No FAT chicks.
Because there's a 4GB file limit
Your momma so fat, a picture of her can't fit on a FAT32 partition.
Back in my days we hid NSFW on our parents DOS machines using ATTRIB commands.
This guy flashes....
The first flash drive I ever bought was about 14 years ago. I bought a 1GB for $30 I loaded it with Age of Empires 2 and installed it on the computers at my junior high. Times were good.
$30? That's a steal! My first 1GB stick was closer to $100. It was literally all I got for Christmas one year (and basically all I asked for)
Damn you must be old. I remember when I was a kid we used the blood of the ancient to trade for Googlebyte® flashes as fiat had reached obsolescence.
First USB Flash Drive I ever bought was 128MB.
I was working with Solidwork files and 3.5 Floppies weren't gonna cut it.
I got one after seeing the movie 'The Recruit'
We're already approaching what we consider to be the limits of how small we can make transistors.
So once we hit that wall things will likely stagnate for a while until we make a significant breakthrough in storage mediums or quantum computing or some other nonsense. But just because things stop advancing as fast doesn't mean adoption and scale will slow down. So while new technology might slow a bit, the rate at which older technology becomes mainstream and affordable will not, so the world as a whole will continue to see advancement and increase in technological scale.
You have to remember, large parts of the world still don't even have reliable internet. There's still large strides to be made in the world of technology, it's just going to look more like a lateral move than a vertical one.
Over a billion people don't have safe water to drink.
Exactly. Technological advancement in modern countries could literally grind to a complete halt and there would still be centuries worth of advancement that we could deploy across the planet.
2006 or 7 my buddy bought a dozen 1gb flash drives for friends, they were dirt cheap $20 each. Every single one failed within months.
Right? It is crazy to think about how fast technology is moving
I paid 120$ for a 1gb SD card in 2004.
I remember having a 600Mb drive that cost $600....
Actually, Moore’s law has been slowing down considerably in the past few years. It may be longer than we would hope.
Isn't Moore's law specific to processing power? It doesn't have anything to do with storage size.
It's a bit of an industry gimmick to say there's "Moore's Laws" for various microtechnology. For a more specific answer this microSD uses a space approximately 50 atoms wide per storage bit. Future scaling is very muddy.
Mr. Moore's observation was about the number of transistors you could get for a dollar was doubling. It was later applied as a lot of other fields were doubling too and they called it Moore's Law. So ignoring the fact that it's Moore's Observation, not a law, there's nothing forcing things to double. And has been observed, limitations of physics has caused things to slow down.
It's about the density of transistors in an integrated circuit. You can project that pretty easily onto things like flash memory.
Neither really, it's about transistor density. But it's actually more important for storage density than processing power.
Just wait till the 5tb is announced.
I'm still waiting for these to be around $200. https://www.disctech.com/Samsung-PM1633a-Series-MZILS15THMLS-MZILS15THMLS-00003-15-36TB-12Gbps-SAS-SSD
Hopefully you don't mind all your eggs being in one basket! For professional event work I used a camera with dual cards and I changed them frequently. That way if I had a failure of a card, I still have one backup and it was only a small subset of the entire event, so no actual loss. Clients can get sue-happy if you fail to capture what you said you were going capture per the contract!
You could also back up your pics as you click to a storage device with WiFi enabled cameras but otherwise professional photographers also have two cameras and an assistant who takes pics.
I was more like saying don’t have to worry about the card being full.
Eh I'm a photographer and I've never really seen a pro use built in camera wifi to offload pics as they take them. Super pro pros have cameras with Ethernet and wifi add-ons that dump the photos to FTP but that's more for immediate use than backup.
The built in wifi transfer on the cameras I've owned like the 6D, X-T2, and A7iii has been some combination of slow, buggy, or doesn't let you transfer RAW files. It's plenty to drop some JPGs over to your phone for fast sharing, but I wouldn't use it as a backup medium.
Most pros are happy to just use dual card redundancy. Card failure is rare but a crazy headache if it manages to happen to you. Two copies of the data and you're pretty safe barring you crush your entire camera, which case you got other problems in life.
Can confirm. If you’re any sort of professional & shooting large amounts in RAW or hell really anything, you’ll be swapping out cards. In my company our policy is 3 as cards, using one then swap out & your assistant starts downloading it to our mobile NAS. By the time it’s uploaded they’re ready to switch out cards again. Third card is for backup in case a card gets lost broken abducted by aliens.
As an amatuer who deselected raw when his card filled up so he could fit more vacation fits. Should I try to capture everything with a RAW+JPG? just incase?
I've never had a reputable sd cars fail between camera and computer. I think you'll be fine. I've only had one or two fail and that was with a lot of handling between raspberry pi and pc, and another that may have failed doing the same thing with a lot of handling. Generally they'll fail in a bath-shape fashion. Lots of infant deaths, lots of late-life deaths. Few middle-life deaths so if it lives past the first month you're probably fine.
We’ve had a total of 5 cards fail (we exclusively use SanDisk) out of the untold thousands we use across our locations. All of those cards were from our original stash as well, so they had been used a lot & should have been cycled out but we missed a small batch. Good analogy on the deaths. We keep ours for at most 2 years because we use them so much. It’s usually closer to one year.
Haha its a real thing people have studied https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve
But that's interesting. Do you have statistics on around when sd cards fail?
That’s neat. I forgot where I saw it, but it was talking about SD cards being in their prime a week or two after their first use & then around 2 years. It also matters how many times data is loaded onto them & pulled off, how many times it’s inserted/removed, & then just how it’s stored. We recycle our gear pretty much every two years on the clock to keep up with tech.
Last event i was at the photographer had an assistant unspooling cat 6 cable. Had to keep jumping over it like a vacuum cleaner cord
At some point I think it would be easier to rapid swap cards with the assistant
Imagine tripping over that shit and yanking your whole setup from both ends. Oooh.
Hopefully they tied in some strain relief to minimize the possibility of that happening.
Sports coverage needs to be as close to instant as you can get, so jpgs are fired to an editorial team as they're taken . Even the delay of waiting until a card is full (or reaches a set limit) is too slow these days.
Too slow for most pro cameras over WiFi. The File sizes in RAW are typically over 25mb. A quick burst would overload that WiFi bandwidth very quickly. Which is why most pro cameras have dual Slots to write to both cards simultaneously.
Caching is a thing. As long as the data gets to its destination eventually it doesn't matter how much bursting happens.
It may be in other applications. But there is literally no speed benefit to dual cards in any production camera I’ve used. Nikon, Sony or Canon.
You are just limited by the volatile memory in the buffer and the write speed of each card. At that, you are limited to the slower of the two cards if not matched on some cameras. While others are limited by the faster and do the duplication after the initial write. Nikon D500 which I normally shoot wildlife with does the latter.
There are no downsides in saving data in more than one location.
Agreed. But it can’t happen at the speed I can shoot. If I am shooting wildlife, even if I was on WiFi, I can burst 20 times faster than WiFi can transfer which will only slow down and burn battery on the camera.
At least on today’s cameras.
You're absolutely correct. I also shoot wildlife with a d500 and leave writing to a second card off because it eats up that sweet sweet buffer. Infinite raw 10fps is such a dream.
and off-by-one errors
Just realized 5g will be very beneficial for this exact scenario. We'll be able to instantly cloud save huge files.
Never works. Because the camera sensor is always getting better too. Meaning bigger files.
This has been a seesaw problem forever and probably always will. Lol.
Not buying this argument. 1000-2000 mbps connections would certainly be enough for huge picture files. I don't think you fully realize how fast of a connection that is. That's 100-200 MB per second transfer speed. So even if for some reason the photos were that big you can still transfer 60 photos per minute to the cloud. And 5g promises to eventually get to 10 Gbit/s so we're talking 600 huge pictures per minute.
I can't think of scenarios why a wedding photographer would need files larger than 200-300 mb per photo so 5g would certainly be a great solution for storage issues.
The ones who want to waste money yes. I was based in France, I haven't met a single independent photographer with an assistant on the event (not saying it doesn't happen), though yes multiple bodies, mostly in the trunk of the car (yes I'm talking about cameras), our contracts were in the Ks btw so no cheap shit as well, russian/english/french business family flying you to another country type deal.
Maybe it's because our equipment never failed us so we were careless, idk.
Are the dual cards redundant or does adding a second just increase the storage capacity?
Depending on the camera I think it can do both. Might be wrong but I think the GH5S by Panasonic has 2 SD slots, which I believe can be used either as a way to expand storage (one card fills up then the other card does) or as a redundancy thing (both cards fill together.)
I think you might even be able to make it record in a proxy format like Prores to the second storage device but I’m not sure.
Nah you are correct , can confirm am a photographer
You can set them as overflow, mirror or save different formats to each card (jpeg on one , RAW on the other)
Most of your higher tier cameras can do this its been around for about 10 odd years
It's fantastic tho for redundancy etc.
While they are powerful they do come with their limitations too, mostly being the more powerful they become, the less battery life we get out of them.
The GH5 is a dream in many ways.
so, he said 'fun' and you went 'profesional'.
Did you have to change the subject to be correct?
I am the gatekeeper of fun, actually. You can't have fun with photography unless you go through me first.
Even as an adult, I still chuckle when I hear someone talk about riding a horse bareback.
As long as they don't talk about fucking a horse bareback. It's safe sex or nothung.
I worked with a woman pretty cute too and she was talking to someone when I hear her blurt out " I love the feeling of riding bareback." I was like wtf?? Then I realized she was talking about her horses but God damn that had my head spinning.
I read that right after the comment with the sperm analogy. Really did a number on my reading comprehension for a bit there.
What do you think of BBC news?
I shot your Mom in raw, bro.
Check out these Mother’s Day photos.
Huh, I didn’t realize what you meant until I saw the replies.
“Shooting in raw” reads differently to non-photographers.
Protip: never shoot in raw.
I still remember my brother freeing up some hard drive space by copying stuff onto diskettes. I think the drive was like 30mb or 60mb or something.
I pirated so much music back in the day I had boxes full of albums I had burned to cd to save space on my 20GB HDD. I recently pulled them out of the attic and left them outside a charity shop. Had one of those cd label makers as well to make them look legit. All in all I probably spent as much money as I saved on CD's, cases, ink, and special cd paper making it an entirely stupid venture.
That is dumb. Especially since you didn't mention selling them for $5 or $8 to all the poor kids with no internet for napster.
Had a friend who would burn any cd you wanted over night, just had to make the highest bid for that evenings time.
And you didn't even try to make money off of it. Shame on you. You are an American, act like one.
Jonathan is that you? Dont forget that bubblicious hustle, 25c a pack and sold it 25c a piece or $1 a pack. Man middle school was easy. RIP entrepreneurship.
My racket was Pokemon Cards. Buy rares for $5 and flip them on trades for games, firecrackers, knives, almost got a parrot once. Good times.
My best friend and I ran a hockey card ring. Only sold the ones we didn't want though. It was an extension of our storefront i.e. bus shelter.
Is $5 high for rares? I used to buy like 10 commons then trade like two commons for 1 uncommon then 2 uncommons for a rare and then 2 rares for a rare holo, then sell that or trade it for heaps of energy cards, rinse and repeat til i finish a somewhat “competitive” deck then sell that deck
All so i can perfect my dewgong deck
On a good day you could pull a full dollar for one piece of Stride
Profit margins were insane
I sold bootleg Pokémon cards I got from the flea market for 25 cents each or traded for things like candy or tech decks and finger bicycles. The late 90s ruled.
I made my own packs of legit Pokemon cards with the dupes my brother and I pulled from retail packs. Except 5 instead of 8 cards or whatever. Sold them rubberbanded for retail price ($3-4?) and wouldn't tell kids what was in them. We'd take our earnings and our allowance and restock.
It wasn't always trash cause sometimes we got decent dupes, we only cared about completion, and the kids were real happy with like a Haunter or Kadabra - thanks Sabrina episode. We sold or traded the foils with the other 12 year-old Pokemon entrepreneurs and had a good profit margain.
All total we saved and bought a Gameboy color and Pokemon Blue (120 bucks or so) and had a lot of the original 150 before the school banned the cards. Not bad for a few months.
That's a great hustle. I put the cards in plastic sleeves and it for some reason made them seem legit even though some were obviously screwed up or had some Spanish mixed in.
Kids are dumb I guess. Even us... if we had been informed enough to know the real value of the cards to the TCG crowd we probably could have made hundreds more. No one knew how to actually play Pokemon at my school, though. We were all in it for the pictures.
You remind me. I did have to get used to spotting fakes so that I could accuse kids of trying to sell me "fakes" and get discounts on real cards. That Pokemon racket is probably the most business minded and underhanded i've ever been.
I used to sling the high caffeine cola to the ADHD kids until the school banned me from access to caffeine lol. Fun times.
I'm not American but your point is valid. In my head at the time I thought I'd get in trouble if I tried to profit from it despite already committing a crime. You know the old saying, never commit 2 crimes at once.
I installed Windows 95 upgrade (from 3.11) using the floppy version. I believe it was twelve 3.5" which actually seems pretty compact. Took all night. I did it at night because I didn't tell my parents ahead of time. Just kinda, did it.
“Who on earth is going to ever need a whole terabyte of gigs”
8k - “hold my record botton”
"terabyte of gigs"
Thank you for pointing that out. I got a really good laugh from that
We're not quite there yet (zettabytes, which are 1000 exabytes each, which are 1000 petabytes each, which are 1000 terabytes each)
I've got gallons of fluid ounces and yards for miles.
I remember when I was like "Who's gonna need more than a terabyte?" Me, just a few years later, that's who.
Tbh, I still haven't even gotten close to a terabyte in useage, my last PC, after 7 years of daily use, only got up to around 350GB.
My biggest useage of files were hours and hours old YouTube LP episodes I recorded many years back. (But not that many, probably would have filled up the 500GB storage I had if I suck with it) and save files to various paradox games like Ck2, Eu4, Victoria 2, ect
To be fair, the average user doesn't need a lot of space(it's a bit weird in your case though as you did let's plays)
Video games take up tons of space nowadays. That's the space-hog on my machine currently.
Game sizes are insane now. Not including ES/Fallout mods I have 1.4 TB of games. That's just half of my owned Steam library (79/162) and some other games (League, Overwatch, etc). I'm probably due for a cleanup but it's crazy seeing 50+ GB downloads for games that are a few years old.
In comparison my friend used a 128 GB SSD and a very old 1 TB HDD up until a few months ago and had only just filled them. Only plays a few games and some light photo/video editing.
It’s really difficult being a Destiny fan when the game, if it continues like this, is probably going to end up being like 90 gigabytes. It’s definitely something of a problem. Of course, there are definitely waaaay larger ones but this is just one I know off the top of my head. It already requires over 1/10th of my hard drive just to install.
For instance, Doom 2016 takes 70 gigs.
Not only that though, in those days you would mainly store text or perhaps spreadsheets on your harddrive.
Now you download one 8K VR HDR surround sound porn flick movie trailer and you're down 25GB.
My first computer had a hard drive with 500 megabytes.
Mine had 10, and it was a "hard card", legitimately a 10mb hard drive mounted directly to a slot. Sort of like a very slow, very low density FusionIO drive I guess.
Had a Tandy 1000 TX with the 10mb card. Oddly, it stopped working only a few months later. So we just booted DOS from floppy.
Fast forward to this year. I finally found another Tandy, and this one surprisingly still has the 10mb card in working order.
I remember playing Off Road on my dad's Tandy 1000. I also remember the way my dad would say "Tandy One THOUUUUsand"
Nice. I have vivid memories of Play Sierra games, Like the black cauldron, police quest, space quest etc.
And dialing into some BBS's to get my daily Legend of the red Dragon turns.
My local sysops would just give themselves and their friends like 1000000000 hit points so my character would instantly die when they hit me back.
Thats no fair.
Super Odd Story. I used to frequent this one particular BBS in my area. Seemed to be the most popular and mutli node. this was early 90s
Flash forward to 2014 when i got this job. One of my bosses was the said owner of that BBS. I questioned him when I saw his email address was the name of that BBS. Small world. (or maybe just small town?)
Edit: First Silver. Thank you!!!! :)
Commodore 64 and jumpman was my first experience with a computer
Commodor Vic 20 here
That's awesome!! I was wondering if those things were still in the wild... I remember mine looking just like this: https://forum.classic-computing.de/forum/index.php?thread/12222-plus-development-hardcard-10-mb/&postID=124117
IIRC, it was an ISA slot, but not positive. I don't remember thinking "this is so much room!!", I only remember trying to play Commander Keen on an 8088 and eating dinner while it loaded that sweet 4-color CGA palette ;)
The first time I remember thinking I had a ton of room was when I bought my first 250Gb hard drive... Even today, it isn't the worst sized drive in a laptop.
Wow, I programmed my first database on that same computer. I remember talking with my dad about how no one could ever fill 10mb. Pool of Radiance taking 2O minutes to load in black and white was fun too. When I got four colors on the next one, I was the king of the world.
I played warcraft 2 against my brother using the printer ports on our laptops....
My first computer was basically an oily rag on a stick, which was either on fire, meaning 1, or not, meaning 0.
My first computer was a cardboard shoe box and my sister kicking me in the nuts.
Nuts unkicked: 0
Nuts kicked: 1
It's operable, but might be a bit slow unless you can upgrade to a larger nut array.
In the industry, we call those the sack.
So what is sack overflow?
Well a memory leakage when there's an error in the nut kicking
Don’t knock it, it’s Turing complete.
My first computer was a Commodore 64. 64kB of RAM, a tape drive, and no HDD. How times change!
Same here, still have it and boxes upon boxes of floppy disks!
Cleaning I just stumbled on a box full of floppy's yesterday.
ALL ABOUT THE PENTIUMS!!!
Oh how I miss the psychedelic colors of some game loading screens when waiting for them to LOAD.
What a beautiful machine.
My mom bought one from a neighbor in like ‘93 and had it waiting for me one day... in a box, completely disassembled, with just the instruction manual.
8 year old me figured out how to connect all the components and get it running - it set to course for the career I have today.
Lucky you. I had to write my 1s and 0s on a piece of paper.
Every time I got a new hard drive (with the exception to SSDs) I was always in awe. The first one was 25mb and I thought of it in terms of how many 5.25" disks that would hold. In 1995 I had a 1.2GB drive and I remember after a fresh install of Windows 3.1, I still had over 1gb. So amazing to see! And of course crossing the TB threshold felt the same way. Got my first 2TB ssd a few months ago and sort of felt the same again. So much solid state space! Another memorable drive was the impossibly tiny 1gb IBM zif drive.
My first computer had 5 kilobytes RAM and no HDD.
Ah, you kids are so spoiled... My first computer had 2k ram, no storage and a zx80 processor.
My first computer was a field with copper deposits laid out in order. Y'all are lucky
My first computer was a cool ass rock I found while riding a dinosaur.
My first hard drive was 20MB
“Only Amiga fans will remember this”
Does anyone have a rough number for the amount of data on YouTube alone? I’d be curious to know what that looks like
Heaps. At least 2 milk jugs worth.
We're gonna need a water cooler bottle.
No, thats a data structure.
As of a couple years ago, it was 93 petabytes per year.
4 milk jugs??
Still 2 milk jugs, just comically oversized ones
True, it isn't a very good indicator of the size of the internet, but it is a good example of a large and important public datastet.
A single sperm has 37.5MB of DNA. Which means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1,500TB. I’m not too sure how much that equates to in milk jugs.
According to wikipedia an ejaculation might be between 0.1 and 10ml. Let's call it 5ml. That means 1 gallon can hold roughly 750 ejaculations, or 1.125 Exabytes in a gallon of semen.
In other words, your mom can hold more data than amazon.
Too much for a floppy.
Data compression will do wonders here. Lots of redundant data. However, no need to waste storage space on data that will never be used.
I’m so happy to have a new standard measure of data transfer capacity.
Considering that data density in a milk jug will increase over the years and practical data usage also increases, this gives us a consistent unit of measure. 1 milk jug of videos in 2019 will be almost the same as 1 milk jug of videos in 2024. Seems more practical than using TB or PB.
25 PB/gallon x 1000 TB/1PB x $450/TB = $11.25 million/gallon
Still cheaper than printer ink.
the wayback machine, humanity's attempt to archive the entire web, is about that much -- 25 petabytes.
the wayback machine, humanity's attempt to archive the entire web, is about that much -- 25 petabytes.
But then again, The Wayback Machine favors popular sites and 90% of the time it won't have what I'm looking for at all. It's important to keep perspective. 25 petabytes is a lot, but nowhere near enough to do anything as comprehensive as "archive the entire web".
Milk jug petabytes is actually a useful system of measurement.
At long last, I can finally fit my encrypted homework folder on my phone!
I love technology.
EDIT: To the people asking how to encrypt their homework folders, I would suggest looking up a program called VeraCrypt.
Can you explain this?
E oh you mean POOOORN
As long as it's before the boob job, it's good.
Gonna need you to share those folders
No but I do have milk jugs.
so does Alexa
It's an euphemism for a certain category of digital media that no one uses, but that is a multi-billion dollar business hosted on some of the most visited websites in the world.
The sort of "homework" you don't exactly show your mother.
the kind of “homework” your dog doesn’t wanna eat.
Unless it's covered in peanut butter
I have at least 4tb of homework. I study a lot.
Why anyone downloads their homework is weird to me
Well in a couple of months I'll need a homework pass before the government will allow me to do my homework.
Gotta love the Tories...
Sometimes times get tight and you can't afford the internet bill, and you wished you had downloaded at least some homework.
I prefer my homework in 4k
They have 5k homework now.
What a time to be alive. This will be great for my research. I'm also dabbling in VR homework--very educational
Same. I turn that shit after and never think about it again.
So they can come back and rewatch their homework anytime, anywhere.
Do people seriously download porn videos? not to mention at large quantity?
It is so strange to store anything when you can watch online. Also, why not sign up to any porn site and bookmark the videos?
Also, what is even the point of seeing something again and again. I rarely watch porn but when I do, my favorite just become mundane after 4-5 rewatches.
To put the last figure of ~1.8 exabytes into perspective: global monthly Internet traffic surpassed the 1-exabyte mark in 2004, 15 years ago.
You can get more comparisons to what an exabyte represents on its Wikipedia page.
Yeah but in 2004 my global monthly internet traffic was probably a few gig. Now it's routinely over 5TB, and I don't even download stuff illegally, that's mostly just streaming movies.
Cries in internet data cap sadness. Do you need a closet renter who can clean, cook basic foods, and make really dark jokes? Cause my only fee is an Internet port and a sleeping spot.
What are you streaming?! That must be at least half 4k content?
Maybe it's mostly 4k content?
I have know idea where I saw this but one average ejaculation holds about 1.5 petabytes of data.
That’s a lot to swallow
Is that accounting for the data being stored as base-4?
wow, that's almost as big as my erotic txt file collection.
That's 1.812342 sexybytes not exabytes.
Switch owners like this
I'd say handheld device owners with microSD card support will like this lol
If the devices have support for it.
That's my main concern. Wonder how long it will take for new devices to catch up.
If it’s an iPhone, you could be waiting a while....
Next iPhone advertisment will be like: "precisely designed micro SD slots"
More like "Integrated storage up to 128 Gigabytes"
"Waterproof!!!" (instead of interchangeable microSD-card slots)
Does have to be a choice? Couldn’t the housing for the SD be waterproof too?
It does not have to be a choice. IP68 with SD cards is already on many phones.
My phone has an MicroSD card slot and it's IP68. Which is dust and water-resistance.
It just goes in the same slot as the sim card.
This is entirely on Apple.
A quick Google suggests the Switch already supports MicroSDXC up to 2TB:
F U T U R E P R O O F I N G
It's the standard that's future proof not the device.
In all probability it'll work in a galaxy s2.
D I S T I C T I O N W I T H O U T A D I F F E R E N C E
I think technically it actually supports as much as the filesystem on the card can support. As long as your device supports exFAT there should be no problem in supporting sizes many times over.
Zero doubt in my mind it already works. The SDXC card standard that started with 64gb cards goes up to 2 terabytes. I could probably slap one of these on my 2011 HTC sensation which was made like a year before SDXC was made. I've never had a device that was "only cards up to 32gb" not work with 64gb cards or bigger. Phone manufacturers always include that "works with cards up to" blurb to make it look like they have some special feature. I remember LG making a phone that flat out said "cards up to 2 terabytes"
They knew what they were getting into.
I grabbed a 512 for $99 on Amazon last week. Way more space than I need.
This comment will definitely not age well at all
No, no it will not. But I doubt that my Switch will need much more than 512, even do.
Said the same when I bought a 4tb external for the xbox. fast forward a couple of years and if I wanted every game I own/play installed I would need another 4tb and still wouldn't have much room left.
My 200GB memory card in my Switch is like 96% full
I just wish SO MUCH I could easily install my n64 roms
And yet apple still wants you to believe that the extra 64gb in your Iphone justifies the 300 dollar price difference from the base model lmfao.
If your iPhone had read/write speeds of this micro SD card for the storage capacity, you would not be pleased.
Edit: I will remind you all of this debacle.
Apple wouldn't tell you, and we would all have to figure it out for ourselves that half of your storage is slow.
If it's expandable, that's great, that's what we all want. We then expect the performance we pay for, but if it's soldered chips, you can't expect them to gut performance on some of it for a reduced price.
Not all gigabytes are the same.
My phone has an SD card reader in it and I use it constantly without even noticing a difference. I think you are exaggerating. The only reason Iphones don't have SD card readers is because they want to monopolize their peripherals and deprive customers of the ability to upgrade without paying them for it first.
Yeah but storing files and even launching apps off the SD card is different than booting from it. The flash memory in your phone is way faster than the SD card it’s reading from so everything still runs pretty smoothly while you use the SD card.
Trust me, I had to put a full Mavericks installation on a flash drive once because I was fixing my Mac and had to do a Mac thing you couldn’t do from a Linux drive and it took like 10 minutes just to get past the login screen.
Integrated flash memory is a ton faster than most SD cards. You also aren't running the OS from the SD card, so you won't notice the slower transfer speeds as much.
One of Apple's biggest selling points for iOS (and a fact ignored in many iOS vs Android arguments) is security. Apple maintains a tightly-closed ecosystem for iOS, and adding a Micro SD card slot adds a massive security risk. Another one of their big selling points is ease of use. Giving users the option of expandable storage that is not controlled or managed by Apple opens the door to incompatibilities, slowdowns, inconsistency, bad app optimization, etc. Keeping things closed off makes it much, much easier for Apple to maintain control of the user experience across their entire line of devices.
In terms of quality control, I understand your argument that Apple want only the best gadgets compatible with your phone following their rules.
However, it’s not a security hazard - Apple could enforce encryption - just like they do in their normal storage. If you remove an iPhone’s internal storage you still can’t access the data.
Yeah but no ones arguing that apple put their os on an SD card. Were talking about a supplement.
That is why you have a fast OS drive and then a SD or what ever big storage for your actuall data.
Android doesn't install the os to the SD card. You can keep pretending that it causes huge slowdowns but it just doesn't. Apple knows what it is doing and overcharging for storage is one of them.
It's extremely open knowledge that Apple marks up the price of their memory, though it is a different type.
The difference between 64GB and 128GB on the iPhone XR is $50. But, let's be honest, who cares about facts when it comes to hating Apple?
DAE APPLE MOUSE BAD!!?
Every damn thread.
Seriously. How much misinformation and flat-out bullshit can be crammed into each thread?
EDIT: forgot what sub I was in. Now all the misinformation/BS being upvoted makes sense
DAE HATE APPLE
UPDOOTS TO THE LEFT
IPhone XR 64 GB: $749
IPhone XR 128 GB: $799
Which iPhone costs $300 for an extra 64gb again?
That’s most phones not just apple
64GB is the base model now...
This is roughly equal to 728,177 floppy disks. Pretty incredible.
I like this comparison
If my math is correct
If you had standard 3.5 inch 1.44 mb floppy disks. This would be 6,144 feet (1,873 meters). Or 4.25 Empire State buildings tall.
Or 10,521 Bananas
There’s always money in the banana stand
Oshit someone call linus
He'll buy 1000, say everyone needs like 50 of them (at a retail cost of like 10 grand) then make something weird out of it :p
1,000 1tb sdcards in raid!
Water cooled, overvolted, and OCd
Water cooled using "The Chiller" featuring Steve[n]
Is it even possible to run SD Cards in Raid without soldering your own hardware? Are there raid SD card readers out there?
Yes, but they are kinda sketchy. Some chinese company makes one. I think linus actually did a video on it.
2,1 million euros per kg. Or about 57 more expensive than gold per unit of weight. Pretty cool!
57 times, percent, pesos?
That is a good scale
How about genetically engineering a herd of zebra and having them run past bar code scanners as a way to replace the internet?
You joke but people have genuinely researched using DNA to store data instead of the gates used in nand flash storage.
At one point processing will be so fast, nand cannot keep up. Then we will come up something new.
I mean, I'm sure there's any number of freakishly intelligent people sitting in silicon valley campuses right now figuring out this very thing.
Not always the case but I’ve found best price per gig tends to be the one right under the max size.
Actually it is exactly like buying doughnuts in bulk.
The doughnuts are a standard size. You don't buy 1 really big doughnut.
You don't buy 1 really big doughnut
i want donuts
1 really big donut.
This comment should be much higher. I hate this so much. Also, every time I update an app that I've set to save to external storage, it reverts back to saving to internal memory on it's own.
Seriously Androids SD card support is lackluster.
It's the lithography shrinking (developing a smaller and smaller picture basically) AND they are stacking the memory cells like a giant sandwich whereas before they could only do the shrinking part.
What kind of 5 year olds do you know
Add MLC to the mix. (more bits per cell)
We’re past that and moving towards full 3d. Which will be just downright silly
Add chip size to that, chips are now being manufactured at 7nm, compared to 14nm just a year ago.
Cool, but what device can even utilize such a large capacity? The highest I've seen that a phone can use is 512 GB. Also, why is there a limit to how much storage a device use from a microSD?
Are you for real? Whats the expected lifetime?
I think they designed it to work for up to 2tb but this is the first I’m hearing that they might not last. I have a 400 go and now I’m worried
Switch can take up to 2TB I believe.
Most modern Android phones support up to 2TB as well
Most OEMs say their cards support up to the highest size available. Most are capped at 2TBs
They’re capped at 2 TB because that’s the storage limit for the SDXC format.
I remember about 10 years ago (ish?) when the format was announced, and thinking 2 TB on an SD card (let alone micro SD) was insane. Then CF tried to keep themselves relevant, and released their new format that has a theoretical top capacity of ~144 Petabytes.
Geez. Who would need 144 petabytes on an SD card?
Imagine in 20 years we'll shake our heads at the concept of games that take less than a TB of storage
It will not take long with games already passing the mark of 100gb and using 4k assets.
Digital cameras, possibly. Shoot RAW+JPG, and you're looking at ~60-70MB per shot. That's for a high-end consumer mirrorless SLR camera, something like the Fujifilm X-T3. You can shoot ~ 3 fps once you're past the buffer for RAW, or 11fps up to the buffer (36 shots), so it'd still take some time to fill it, but if you're really keen (or on a very long, picturesque holiday) it's doable.
Also, 4K video - a minute of 4K will require around 400MB of space at 30fps. As technology brings even higher resolutions and frame rates, expect that to increase very, very quickly.
[edit - in terms of support, if pro-grade cameras don't support it now, I expect they will in the near future, and although many still use full-size SD cards, I expect they'll start to switch soon (or just not bother, since it's just as easy for people to use an adapter)]
Those sweet 5G phones that can be used in like...2 places.
If it is At&t it is fake 5G its only their 4G LTE finally.
GTA6 with a 1 tera game folder
My laptop which has 512 ssd hdd but a sd card slot
It's usually the highest size available at the time of testing but they won't have a problem with higher capacity released at a later date.
Lots of devices? Also the devices that currently can't will eventually be phased out and new devices that will be made with the higher capacity as standard will replace them.
How much is it?
In a few years that'll be the price of a 10tb microSD
Is it common for their price to drop like that?
3 years ago when the SanDisk 256GB Micro SD card was the largest capacity one I bought one and it cost me $250. Now, 3 years later I saw them online for ~$40, so the price of this will probably also drop in a few years
No. Maybe in a decade, but in just a few years, I doubt the price of this will drop more than $150.
Really? SanDisk released the first 200GB MicroSD in 2015 for $240 and since then they've dropped as low as $25. You can buy it on Amazon for $37 right now.
I'd say this card will be in the $75-100 range by 2023.
RemindMe! 4 years this guy prophets
You wish (sorry). They will likely have 4 to 32 GiB tops.
Those already exist. They're usually 32gb, enough to work for awhile without you questioning it.
I'm pretty sure there already are. LTT did a video on stuff like that and they had a "1 TB" sd card which was nowhere near that. I forgot the real size of it, but the scammer did a really good job of faking it.
Lower than I expected.
That's pretty reasonable for first generation. I remember paying a few hundred for a 1tb SSD several years ago.
About a thousand gigabytes
seriously, it must be fragile as fuck
So much storage in one easily mislaid little package.
I give it six days before we see a trending YouTube video, "PRANK GONE WRONG!! EATING A $599 1 TB MIRCO SD CARD!!! 🤣🤮"
Oh no! You just ate several libraries!*
*not gonna do the math but that sounds right
Don't forget the thumbnail with a shocked expression and the SD card taking up most of the left side.
Are you telling me that the 1TB card I got off eBay for 10 bucks 3 years ago was a scam?
For some reason I feel that SD scams are much more common than other scams
Ah finally something to use my LED-TurnOn-TurnOffer Arduino with!
ITTT my pooping jams when the mother in laws phone is detected by my router
What kinda time frame ya think we looking at before they hit a 99.99 dollar price tag? lol
I give it a year, year and a half. The tech industry is always one-upping. Something else that's "innovative" will probably come out knocking the price down substantially.
So they've got 1 TB micro-SD cards, now, and Apple is still getting away with selling unexpandable 64 GB phones.
SanDisk? So, 2-3 months before it dies?
Is there a better brand?
I've switched to Samsung without any issues. I have the same card in my phone, dashcam, and drone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XX29S9Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_fT.2CbJ23PGHR
If you buy your cards from Amazon, there is a 50% chance that you got a counterfeit Sandisk, Other brands like Samsung are less copied than Sandisk, this is why you have the impression that they are better. Always buy memory from big chain brick and mortar store like walmart and bestbuy.
If you buy them from third party sellers, I could believe that. If you buy it directly from SanDisk's Amazon store where the products are sold and shipped by Amazon, I really doubt that. I have purchased at least 15 over the past few years and not one of them was a fake.
I once got counterfit cards from amazon germany directly.
Were very slow, didn't identify as SanDisk on linux. Was able to return them no problem, but that was still annoying.
Amazon comingles stock betwixt sellers, including themselves.
There's a 70% chance that statistic is made up
I agree with this statement about 85% of the time
I just don't believe that at all. Sounds like internet adversity only.
Haha. You recommend Walmart over Amazon? Are you on crack?
They're fine but there are a lot of counterfeits.
Got them off amazon.de. shouldn't be counterfeit I hope.
Depends on the seller you bought from though.
Eh? Are you buying cheap fakes?
SanDisk made the sd standard. Now part of Western Digital.
I've had a 200gb SanDisk for... A few years now.
Old gray-beard, checking in...
Back in the day, I remember being shocked and astonished by the first terabyte device. It was an optical tape (you read that right) system that used magnetic storage as a first-tier cache and cost millions. This was around 30 years ago.
You will now be able to have that in a device the size of your pinky fingernail (depending on hand-size). The phrase "sorry, I lost those terabyte devices in my bag," will be entirely rational.
Getting old is surreal.
The price for the Extreme version of the card is about $585 (523 euro) in Europe.
The price for the Extreme version of the card is about $585 (523 euro) in Europe.
Nintendo switch owners be like: https://media0.giphy.com/media/TdwziQPhbNAzK/giphy.gif
Imagine bringing this back 40 years or so - to like the DARPA internet pioneers, watch the blue smoke some out of their ears.
It would be worthless, really.
Would be much better off bringing the white papers on how its built and/or all the machines to manufacture it.
Could they read card like this 40 years ago? Let's say I time traveled and took it with me
You should see what people pay for rings.
LOL... gullible foolish sheeple... I’d never pay that much when I can get as many 1TB microSD cards as I want for $10 each on eBay. ;-)
In 1997, right before I started college, I bought my first desktop PC. It had a ONE gigabyte hard drive and my computer nerd buddy who built it for me literally laughed at me for wanting such an absurd amount of memory in my computer.
22 years later, longer than most redditors have been alive, there are now tiny little memory cards with over ONE THOUSAND times more memory then my absolute unit of a PC had back then.
I remember getting the 200gb one a couple years ago and being staggered by how much data could fit on something the size of my pinky finger nail... This is unreal.
Lemme get one for my 3ds real quick.
Now I can finally get all my porn on 5 easy to swap SD cards...
Apple still gonna charge $300 for a 32gb upgrade on their iphone.
Actually, it is a 64gb upgrade (64 to 128) for $50 extra on the XR. Not “$300 for 32gb”. If you’re going to bash Apple at least get your facts right
Now you can lose even more data when it fails a month later.
Just watched an old episode of friends. Chandler bought a laptop with 500mb HDD, and 12mb or ram.
Crazy how long ago that episode aired. I bet it was a high end laptop at that time. 25 years later top tier laptop have more than 12+ GB RAM, so specs improved 1000x +
What’s the point if it eventually fails and your out all those photos?
And my fucking $1300 MacBook only has 128gb of storage smh
450bucks ... ill wait 2 years till it reaches 49.99
I’ll wait a few months for the price to drop to $60...
My first computer at home had 2Kb... not a typo, two thousands bytes... of memory.
I realize we're talking about storage versus RAM in this thread, but that computer also saved to a cassette, and you couldn't get much more than about 32Kb on a side of one.
And, I'm not even 50 yet.
Point being: it's easy to not realize just how fast this tech is growing.
It helps though to have lived in a world before computers were a common thing and have therefore seen it from the beginning (as far as consumer electronics goes I mean). It definitely gives you some perspective - I kind of laugh at the people saying "I remember when 10Gb was an insane amount" and I'm like "shit, I remember when 10Gb was a number I couldn't even fathom, let alone fathom HAVING!" (and yeah, I know there are those even older than me that will bring up punchcards and core memory and the like - I get what they're saying even if I don't directly have their experience, and I'm closer to their view than those marveling at 1Tb versus 512Gb, as depressing as that realization is).
And 512GB cards are getting quite affordable, seen them typically at $99, but I've seen them as low as $80 too. Remember when people were complaining about micro SD cards being the storage format for the Switch? I think they probably made the right choice. Though granted, more than 32GB internal storage would still be nice.
RAW + Large JPEG? Don’t mind if I do!
I remember buying my first 1gb thumb drive in 2007 for $80. 12 years later 1000x that fits on a disk the size of a thumbnail.
First Gigabyte SD card
$450? Jesus. My 1TB PS4 was $400 and that has much better graphics.
Imagine how fast a 1tb flash memory card would die...
Why would it die ? For high volume of writes, they sell high-endurance microSD cards.
One wrong move and bam it’s cracked
I'm still using a 2 GB microSD card
And yet Apple still can’t make a base model phone with more then 32/64 gigs.
I still remember getting a PC with 6GB of memory thinking that was an absurd amount that could never possibly be fully used. I guess this will be our generation's measuring stick of being old.
Who else went to the comments to see the price?
How much lifetime memories can you put into 1 TB?
In what quality?
What? I bought one back in October for $30 off Ebay