top Intel Plans 'Overclocking' Capability On SSDs
Considering SandForce sells controllers to multiple vendors isn't the only difference between them how they choose to provision the drives. I know there can be hardware differences, but lets say we have two drives with basically the same internals. Lets also suppose that Drive X is faster than Intel's equivalent, but Intel's is cheaper (not likely but stay with me here). Now you may be able to tweak the Intel drive's settings and get it to match or closely match Drive X for cheaper. That could be a good use.
Or you want to use the consumer level drive in a small business. You don't want to spend the money on the enterprise level drive so you take this new drive, reserve more space for failure (such as dropping the 250GB down to 220GB or something) and continue on.
Overall I agree that this won't be much use to most people but it does have potential for the unusual cases.
top Senate To Vote On Internet Sales Tax (For Real This Time)
Not entirely true. When I buy a car I get charged taxes based on where my address is, not where I'm buying. Going to a nearby city with a lower tax rate doesn't work. I haven't tried across state lines but at least in state I always pay local taxes on cars.
about a year and a half ago
top Chinese Rare Earths Producer Suspends Output
The problem with this is we don't have government controlled mines. When a private U.S. company cannot sell it's rare earth elements cheap enough to compete with China, they cut their losses and shut down. Only if the government gave them money to keep running or was willing to buy U.S. rare earth's at U.S. prices could we not "set ourselves up". It's not the quick buck, it's the global economy.
top Intel Details Power Management Advancements in Haswell
They may get there, but until I see silicon, I'm not holding my breath for it.
Does that mean when you do see the silicon you'll hold your breath? For how long?
top Are We Failing To Prepare Children For Leadership In the US?
I also think lack of affordable public health care is a big factor. When even something as minor as a few stitches can cost an uninsured parent hundreds of dollars they my be more protective.
top Microsoft Ignores Usability With All-Caps Menu in Visual Studio
I actually like the all caps menu structure. Going by the screenshots in the linked article I think I'd find the new version more useful. It makes the items stand out without taking up more of the screen.
top Rand Paul Has a Quick Fix For TSA: Pull the Plug
I don't have the right to visit a doctor, get handed a bill, and then go-round taking money from my neighbors' wallets to Force them to pay my bill. Neither does the government.
Pay your own damn bills.
I don't think you go far enough! Why do I have to pay for your security and safety? How dare the government take money out of my pocket to pay the police in your town! And public education? If you can't afford to educate your kid then let him be stupid! And can you believe how the government forces food inspectors on farmers? If the farmer wants to use any growth drugs he wants, let him! Damn government always taking my money to provide safety, security, education, and health standards!!!
top DOJ: We Can Force You To Decrypt That Laptop
I was thinking that decrypting is similar to forcing someone to unlock their safe and I don't have a problem with this. However, the more I think about it I see it as a secret code. If I invent my own language XYZ and write everything down with it, can they compel me to translate my documents back to English? Or force me to give them an XYZ to English dictionary? The decryption password to me is the same thing as a translation dictionary.