Shouting at hard disks increases latency

Brendan Gregg from Sun’s Fishworks team makes an interesting discovery about inducing disk latency.

Shouting at Disks Increases Latency (VIDEO)

For more details, see Brendan’s blog entry.

Now you know what the technicians do to hard disks when they get angry. They shout at them and then notice something surprising and go like woah. For me, I whisper sweet nothings to my hard disk. It fetches documents a lot faster this way.

Sound of jelly wobbling recorded for the first time

A sound artist recorded wobbling jelly in a soundproof chamber in London.

Sound of jelly wobbling recorded for the first time

Oh wow, why didn’t I think of this? It’s one of the top-rated video in YouTube right out.

So what’s next? Recording of someone yawning with their mouth closed? The sound the spring makes when your slider phone slides up?