PC Perspective Podcast #355 – 06/25/2015
Join us this week as we discuss the AMD R9 Fury X, Sapphire Nitro R9 390, Batman: Arkham Knight and more!
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Hosts: Ryan Shrout, Josh Walrath, Sebastian Peak, and Allyn Malventano
Program length: 1:25:13
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Hardware/Software Picks of the Week:
Ryan: Pebble Time
Jeremy (AKA Sebastian): ASUS PB258Q Monitor!
Allyn: SD Card Holder!
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But but Ryan, I am desperate
But but Ryan, I am desperate for your 390X review?
+1 for Mail Order Monsters..
+1 for Mail Order Monsters.. Atari 800 version I assume ? 🙂
Come on, circling, that’s a
Come on, circling, that’s a lame excuse. Just introduce Ken already. 🙂
Hey Allyn, I ordered a microSD container too couple days ago! I do have six microSDs for multiple purposes. It’s small, it’s tough, it’s spacious (technically SDXC could be up to 2TB!). Anyone thinking of an alternative backup storage, IMHO, microSDs are great for it and it can be BitLocked.
ASUS PB258Q has an IPS panel and thin bezels that most gamers are looking for now. But it actually is a professional monitor, so it still max at 60Hz and probably have ghosting while gaming. Waiting for your review, Jeremy. 😛
Man I got a Philips 4065UC
Man I got a Philips 4065UC 40″ 4k monitor a couple months ago and Josh’s head is literally as big as mine watching the podcast.
I knew it was worth the dough!
Josh, neurons have myelin
Josh, neurons have myelin sheathing with periodic nodes (areas bare of myelin), allowing the electrical signal to “jump” from node to node, speeding up its transmission. But in essence, yes, the myelin makes signal propagation faster, but I’m not sure this graphene coating works the same way.
Good question and
Good question and observation. It is interesting to see in a biological situation where there is 1) too much myelin and 2) too little or no myelin. They didn't explain exactly how the graphene actually works, but I wonder if it essentially creates a more effective barrier for leakage? Or does it essentially "compress" the flow of electrons so that impulses can actually move faster through the metal? I don't know if I am expressing that very well… say water down a pipe where outward expanding pressure leaks out of the pipe vs. a metal pipe within a pipe where the inner is pushed and no energy is expended outwards. Clear as mud?
I kicked the Duke of New
I kicked the Duke of New York’s ass. I am Snake Pliskin.
There are diseases of too
There are diseases of too little myelin like Multiple Sclerosis where the main symptom is progressive weakness. I don’t know of any, “too much myelin” diseases except in tumors, but that does not make the neurons faster of course (I’m a neuropathologist, BTW).
Graphene *sounds* like some kind of carbon-based insulator so a better barrier from leakage sounds possible.
Compressing the flow of electrons like when you decrease the diameter of a pipe? Would that work like fluid in a pipe, v = 1.273 q / d2, where v is the velocity and q is the flow rate (meters cubed per second) and d squared is diameter? Not so sure. Interesting technology though for sure.
Probably more to do with the
Probably more to do with the interface/layer between the graphene and the metal that reduces the impediment to flow of the electrons. Electrons can essentially leak through any material once the circuit size gets small enough, what with quantum tunneling and such. But electrons running into things(Being impeded/resisted by an atom’s other fields) is what is causing the electron to give up some of its energy into heat/phonons, so maybe the carbon creates a zone of freer passage through its layer, or the carbon/metal interface layer, to allow the electrons to flow without being impeded as much. The water pipe analogy only goes so far, until you realize the wires are solid and that electrons will flow through the areas of the wire with the least resistance to flow, and that magnetic fields do funny things to the conductor’s atoms as the electrons flow through them. It’s probably some sort of field effect between the Carbon/metal/whatever at the interface layer. I wondering how the graphene is interfacing with the wire, is the carbon just wrapping the metal, or in it bonding with the metal.
Can I get one of those keys?
Can I get one of those keys?