eBay Deploys 100TB of SSDs, Cuts Rackspace By Half
I read on the The Register that in fact these are far from consumer grade SSD implementations. Instead they are using specific set of flash module configurations:
The system uses 24 flash modules, not standard off-the-shelf solid state drives (SSDs), with different flash densities per module to provide the 2.5, 5 and 10TB capacity points.
Will Android Flavors Spoil the Platform?
Look, I think everybody is aware of the issues of segmentation and of following various forks on a main branch of any code base, whether it's open-sourced or not.
The fact that people are still discussing this as an issue whilst handset manufacturers and operators are supporting growth and proving that Android-based handsets are selling makes the whole argument moot.
Opinion pieces they may be, but unless it comes from the mouth of Google or other major contributors such as HTC, then the only ones complaining are people on slashdot, because your average mobile user in the wild doesn't seem to be too bothered.
Android is a platform, welcome to how platforms develop.
When Rewriting an App Actually Makes Sense
It's a bad idea to roll your own. In fact, Joel Spolsky (Who's comment this blog post is the basis of) even went on to explain that in some cases, that's a complete lie (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2008/10/programming-is-hard-lets-go-shopping.html)
So really "It's a bad idea to roll your own, except when it's a good idea".
What Game Devs Should Learn From EVE
Or perhaps the others didn't see somebody they could put their trust and beliefs in to vote?
Remember, this is the internet. Nobody trusts anybody else.
Facebook, Zynga Sign Long-Term Virtual Currency Deal
Well, it seems that Facebook's reluctance to (or slow) monetization of the site has certainly come back to bite it. When releasing details of the API for developers back in the day little did they know that the casual market would suddenly turn into a full blown business platform on top of their own infrastructure.
Unfortunately they are now in the position where Zynga are such a big part of Facebook that forcing them off the site through policy changes would be a loss for Facebook any way they looked at it. Luckily for Zynga they got in early to have the power or authority to cut a deal as well. Now all the new developers will seemingly be under the 70/30 rule of Facebook credits.
Do Gamers Want Simpler Games?
You seem to have missed the point that perhaps you are a part of the minority 'completionist' statistic they are banding around.
Will Smith In For Independence Day 2 & 3
- Days of Independence: Independence
- Days of Independence: Independence with a Vengeance
- Days of Independence: Even More Independence!
Haptic Gaming Vest Simulates Punches, Shots, Stabbing
Technology that already exists becomes headline news.
Airport Scanners Can Store and Transmit Images
Pubic - Public : Parapraxis
Mega Man 10 Confirmed For WiiWare
Another editor a sheep at the wheel, ewe would think baaad puns like this woolen be rammed into a summary.
Time to get the flock out of here.
CIA Manual Thought Lost In 1973 Available On Amazon
An article on Slashdot linking to The Huffington Post, talking about a Wired story talking about an item for sale on Amazon. No need for the book, misdirection is alive and well.
Chinese To Supply 600 MW Wind Farm In Texas
I find it strange that already a lot of the comments seem shocked and confused by the fact that China is capable, willing and more than ready to provide this technology at a price that would obviously be deemed competitive with local markets. Has American industry really been asleep for so long?
Yes, other countries, even those that people think are so backward and lacking in knowledge are more than capable of producing high value goods at a reasonable price and a high quality standard.
I'm just waiting for the rest of the comments to come flooding in that:
a) China will try to takeover local industry
b) America will be seen as weak
c) Local industries weren't given enough opportunity
d) The American Life will be affected by reasonably outsourcing work.
Comparing the Freedoms Offered By Maemo and Android
Most phones offer message templates. Create any generic salutation or excuse you can think of and then simply select the call from any call log application and in most cases you can send a templated SMS message without fear of being told off for not answering your phone.
Will You Stream Or Download Your Mobile Music?
That link to youtube is actually for their latest demo of a Google Android application.
US Postal Service Moves To GNU/Linux
What is an "HP Linux Environment" (Does HP have its own version of Linux? What distro is HP using?)
As I posted earlier in reply to another comment, in a lot of cases, HP will attempt to bundle its http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-UX with large hardware solutions.
However, if we can assume that the original article was correct that it is a Linux distro then it would most likely be RedHat Enterprise, as that is HPs preferred partner.
US Postal Service Moves To GNU/Linux
Unless of course they're running http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-UX (which seems to be the preferred package option when HP are selling).
Using the iPhone As a Pointing Device For the Real World
I wrote these apps for Windows Mobile, I've writtten a couple for Android, I've even written some into specialized devices using basic GPS Dongles and cellular network access for triangulation.
Now that Apple is doing it, suddenly it's going to CHANGE THE WORLD (tm). Location-based services/applications along with advertising have been looked at before, they failed then, they will fail now. People don't want adverts on their phones, they don't want bluetooth spam or to be bombarded with "Hey, come and enjoy a Pizza half-price at Hungry Joe's" everytime they walk past a pizza restaurant.
The article is poorly written, lacking in experience or significant research into previous implementations and sings the praises of Apple combining their award-winning expertise with this amazing new tech to change the marketplace forever.
Pass me a bucket, mine is full already.
7-inch Android Netbook From GNB
- CPU: 533MHz Freescale i.MX31 ARM-based processor
- Operating System: Google Android
- Display: 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen (Sascha says it's not glossy, but you can see a fair bit of glare in the video)
- RAM: 256MB
- Storage: Up to 8GB SSD
- I/O: 3 USB ports, mic, headphone, and 4-in-1 card reader
- Weight: 680 grams, or about 1.5 pounds
See working video of it here
McDonalds Free Wi-Fi Users Soak Up Seating
I hope this isn't indicative of the general opinion that is being bred into today's society.
McDonalds are a business that relies on a appeal to families as well as adult customers. Restricting the service like this promotes their own policies as a kid-friendly establishment (ignoring for now their impact on the growth of obesity and unhealthy lifestyles), one of their major requirements as a business. If they are seen to be promoting the freedom to surf porn within their premises then they lose this reputation as kid-friendly. Gone are the families and in come the nerdverts.
Just because they restrict, monitor and flag material that they, or their customers may find offensive (before possibly even passing it onto local authorities) does not make them evildoers, stealing your freedom and liberty. If you are currently employed then don't you think that this is happening in your workplace? Don't you think if they wanted to, people could (and in some cases do) monitor your usage at home already? Ignorance is bliss.
The question that should be asked is: Are McDonalds making their patrons aware that they must adhere to these policies when using this service (ToS, T&Cs)?
Conficker Worm Strike Reports Start Rolling In
Far more fun to reverse your expectations every 1st April, the world (annoyingly) makes more sense.
I FOR ONE WELCOME OUR NEW MONEY-SPEWING ATM OVERLORDS!
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