Why Does the Mac Pro Need an Update? Is It Not Powerful Anymore?
Thanks for the A2A.How powerful a machine is a relative term. The Mac Pro is powerful compared to many other machines, but it hasnt been updated in any substantial way since 2013. Thats a very long time for a computer to not get better internal components.So while it is powerful compared to most other computers, it is not as powerful as it should beâ¢ Related QuestionsWhy is cos pi used instead of sin or tan pi for the power factor?The power factor in a electrical circuit is basically te ratio of true power(real power P) to apparant power(S)."Phi" is the impedance angle of the circuit.Use of cos phi is just dependent on the mere fact related to trigonometry.As you can observe in image above, to get a ratio of real power(P) to the apparent power (S) we have to use cosine function.This is the only reason to obtain the power factor as cos(phi).------Why is 1kb not equal to 1,000 bytes?A2A: You have some nice long answers, so I will give it to you concisely. Since computers use binary math, the amount of memory that can be addressed by 10 bits is 1024 addresses. It was convenient to make approximate use of the kilo prefix to refer to that quantity. However, it is not accurate. Recently new prefixes were added: kiba (ki) 1024, miba (mi) 1024*1024, etc. Thus 1024 bytes would be 1 KiB. This new prefix has not really gotten widespread adoption, but it is technically correct------Does data at rest encryption refer to no power condition?Brett said it well, data at rest is regardless of the computer being powered or not. It refers to data on the disk as being encrypted, thus access to the data requires decryption. Data at rest means the data resident on the disk is encrypted, it stays that way regardless of power cycles. So the explicit answer to your question is "yes".Does data at rest encryption refer to no power condition?------How do you feel about Japan's plan to dump still radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean due to a lack of storage space?How do you feel about Japan's plan to dump still radioactive water from the Fukushima plant into the Pacific Ocean due to a lack of storage space?let me introduce you to the appropriate measure of radioactivityThe BANANA!All bananas are radioactive as they contain Potassium which is radioactiveThe plan in Japan is to dump water that is approximately one Banana to ten Tons in radioactivityThis water is not only 10,000 times less radioactive than a Banana but people are not going to drink/eat it------What are some cheapest hosting providers in Hong Kong and Singapore that offers its service throughout the world and China?Internap has hosting service in Singapore, but it's not going to be the cheapest. Eric Fan's answer is spot-on regarding bandwidth. It is significantly more expensive than in the U.S. and Europe. So you might find similar server pricing to the U.S. but with separate bandwidth charges that are markedly higher, or the server prices will bundle in the bandwidth and the overall cost will be higher------How electricity is stored at power house, or is it not stored?AC cannot be stored as asked by OP. You have to convert it into DC or into mechanical, chemical or thermal energy forms for storage.Arunava Chatterjee's answer to Can electricity be stored? When electricity is generated at a plant, is it stored and then distributed to the citizens? Can electricity be stored at such a large scale? How efficient is the storage process?How electricity is stored at power house, or is it not stored?------What is meaning of 16 v 100 micro Faraday in capacitor?that means the capacitor can take up to 16 volts DC, not AC, the AC rating is a current rating, it will say "1 amp ripple current", which can only AC.The 100 uF means that it has 100 millionths of a Farad of capacity. A Farad is a very large unit, it's equal to a capacitor the can supply 1 amp for 1 second and only lose 1 volt DC. The common units are microfarads, nanofarad, and picofarads------Why do some spend so much on an iPhone? I buy Android-based phones for less than $100 and do just fine.Apple ecosystem is very mature.The iPhones are always the fastest phones in their respective years.Updated for their respective phones is amazing.Most importantly, the status symbol of iPhones, everyone sees them as a lifestyle.Apple has the best support ecosystem of services of any tech company in the world, you have to pay a premium for such.The resale value of the iPhoe is always higher than any Android OEM------Will Tesla's supercharger network use its power pack storage?Its most like Tesla superchargers were the beta for the Tesla Power Pack/Wall.Tesla Superchargers can draw insane peak electricity and that carries a high demand surcharge.But AFAIK superchargers have a fez dozen kWh worth of batteries while it would be interesting for Tesla to have a full 100kWh power pack on each.Much like not all superchargers have solar PV canopies, the upgrade is coming to all of them.------If an Uninterruptable Power supply (UPS) has the power shut off at a time it isn't providing a load, how long will the battery stay charged? I need to run a shredder inside a storage unit.Divide the W/hr rating of the UPS by the W rating of the shedder to get how many hours of run time you should get. Be aware the the actual run time might be a lot less for a number of reasons. Also my experience with UPSes is once they are year or two old they have no usable capacity because they have traditionally be a crap designs that cook the batteries. Maybe the current generation are better.------Do people who you no longer see still exist?I think so. Think of people you know and visualize them in your mind. It is sort of like looking at a photograh, or almost like trying to remember a photograph. And it has almost the same feeling of trying to remember a dream. One might say people you no longer see continue to exist in the dreamtime. I have often said the dead continue to exist in our dreams.Do people who you no longer see still exist?.------If climate change advocates care so much about the environment why are they against nuclear power which emits zero emissions and if storage properly the waste is safe?Great question. My opinion is that it is because these advocates are more interested in looking virtuous and feeling good, than being practical and coming up with a long term solution. In other words they place wishing above hard fact. I think it may be the result of living in nice urban environments where stuff just happens. Stuff like electricity. People do not realize just how complex power generation is------Whatu2019s the best Computer and software to do graphic design?By far the Adobe for iPad is the best way to start. Microsoft surface is an excellent product and also a strong contender but you need to enroll in a monthly subscription with Adobe to download the software so if youre a student or a beginner with not a lot of cash in the iPad might be the better choice but theyre both excellent products and the Adobe software is by far the best more capable and and a better ramp towards professional software------What degree will take you to the path where you can design, implement and sustain a solar farm and be a solar systems engineer?RE: What degree will take you to the path where you can design, implement and sustain a solar farm and be a solar systems engineer?A degree in economics and business would be a good place to start. There you would learn that some endeavors of man simply cannot compete without substantial government subsidies.What degree will take you to the path where you can design, implement and sustain a solar farm and be a solar systems engineer?.------When a wind turbine does not produce enough electricity how does the power company compensate for the loss?The utility to whos distribution system the wind turbine is connected has to make up the shortfall with whats called spinning reserve. Thats generating capacity thats ready to be brought on line in milliseconds.On the average, each installed kilowatt of wind turbine generating capacity has to be backed up with 0.75 kilowatt of spinning reserve. This costs money, of course; money to keep the generator spinning, money for maintenance, money for the feedline thats not operating at capacity------As homework for next week, I need to translate any article related to/about physics, but I have no ideas. It doesn't matter what it's about as long as it's interesting & is related to physics. Do you have any ideas?Okay Google, find me recent articles on Einstein. You will get millions of hits, so choose wisely go with the shortest one. If Einstein isn't your thing, then try particle physics, or astrophysics. There are always physists on the show How the Universe Works. Perhaps a segment done by Neill de Gras Tyson since he is super cool. You could also look to TED talks and transcribe a short one of those.------Is regulation of greenhouse gas emissions just moving emissions from the vehicle to the electric grid's power production methods?Moving the energy source to the grid is the point, and it is not just shuffling emissions to a different place.In many areas, grid power is only partly carbon emitting. Where I live, the grid has a large and growing percentage of power generated by non carbon producing sources.But even if you live somewhere where the grid is 100% from coal, EVs are the equivalent of very high MPG cars------How much more power would a photovoltaic solar panel produce, in a 24 hour period, while on the equator of the moon compared to Earth's equator?No air, so same as spaced based solar power, up to 144% maximum earth levelsSpace-based solar power - WikipediaProblem is, the 144% value is essentially only for lunar daytime. With no air, there is no gradual increase or decrease in light intensity. You have maximum sunlight for 2 weeks, then partial sunlight for a very short time while the sun partially passes under the horizon, then its a two week nightExcept maybe for tall peaks at the lunar poles which may always be in sun.------Why is the advertised size of SSD not always power of two? (e.g. Intel 40G and 80G SSD) Logically, to maximize every bit usage, I think the advertised storage size (no matter hdd or ssd) should always be the power of two.As asnwered by others, over-provisioning explains some of the difference.But in the case of the Intel drives mentioned (40GB and 80GB) the difference is because these drives are 5/10 channel devices (FLASH channels), as opposed to 4 or 8 channels used in most SSDs. Each channel provides 8GiB of storage, then over-provisioning rounds that storage down from the power of 2 GiB to the power of 10 GB. The 40 GB drive has 5 of these channels, the 80GB drive has 10------Is there an Evernote alternative that syncs to Google Drive or Dropbox?I feel your pain! Its both annoying and time consuming to have your notes and important information in two different places. You shouldnt have to settle for that. TipHive is designed to be able to capture and store anything and everything - documents, images, links, videos, small bits of text, or lots of text. It integrates with DropBox and Google Drive to get your documents over to it. TipHive is far from old and clunky!.------What are the definitions of "power costs" and "energy costs" with respect to energy storage?The Power Cost Adjustment is a separate line item on each Clay Electric bill statement which reflects the increases/decreases in the co-op's cost of power purchased wholesale from Seminole Electric Cooperative. The fluctuation in the Power Cost Adjustment is largely caused by changes in the cost of fuel for generation.Energy cost means that costs of gas, electricity, etc., as shown in accounts.What are the definitions of "power costs" and "energy costs" with respect to energy storage?------Is cloud hosting much faster than shared hosting?Yes, cloud hosting is faster than shared hosting. The reason for it is that the number of servers deployed for shared hosting is less whereas, in cloud hosting, a large number of servers are deployed.The finite amount of processing power and storage capacity in shared hosting makes it slow and it even stops working with heavy traffic on the server. Contrary to this, there are no issues with high traffic on cloud hosting because the storage capacity and processing power are much higher in it------Which is the best smartphone to buy that has speed, storage, battery power and looks?May be the upcoming #SamsungGalaxyNote9 will fill all these requirements.Because this is likely to come with a larger 4,000 mah battery,snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM.And may be the best designing,best display and one of the best camera in the market.For now,I can say it's Google pixel 2 XL or Oneplus 6(red edition)Which is the best smartphone to buy that has speed, storage, battery power and looks?------Elizabeth Warren explicitly stated she does not support nuclear energy. How exactly does she think weu2019ll get enough energy to sustain America without nuclear energy or fossil fuels?Exactly the same way they will get the money for reparations and universal healthcare. MAGIC!Its this extremely shortsighted logic that will lead to an economic collapse and energy shortages.Im not against clean renewable energy but it needs to be implemented in a controlled economical and sustainable way.Nuclear is the cleanest reliable and non weather dependent energy production method we have. It should be the last to be replaced, not the first