New Middleware Promises Dramatically Higher Speeds, Lower Power Draw For SSDs
You're in luck, as that time is right now!
tl;dr - the Samsung 840 series is the only drive to really suffer problems but that's strictly relatively speaking; it's allocating from reserve capacity and to reach the point it's at now you'd have to have 150 gb of writes per day for 10 years, which is probably at least an order of magnitude higher than even a heavy standard user. And that's the consumer version -- the Intel ssd, aimed more at production / business environments, fares even better. Which mechanical hard drives do you use that support 150 gb of daily writes for 10 years?
Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked
I used to feel the same way, going so far as basing smartphone purchases entirely on the keyboard (Touch Pro and Touch Pro 2, both of which had best-in-class hardware keyboards. Got those despite the WinMo interface they came with).
The days of lousy on screen keyboards are in the past. I can Swype far faster than I could ever type on a 4" keyboard (with keys that were measured in millimeters). Is my input speed up to the ~100 wpm I can type on my desktop keyboard? No, but I doubt anyone can do that regardless of hard or soft phone keyboard. It's much higher than one might expect though -- if I had to guess, I'd say it's in the mid 30s to 40ish and I'd feel confident challenging anyone who is still inputting on a hard keyboard.
Charles Carreon Finally Surrenders To the Oatmeal
You need legal representation. You can not represent yourself. Your two options are Charles Carreon and Jack Thompson. Who do you choose?
US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq
Since Jews were, by definition, there before Muslims, doesn't it stand to reason that the Muslims were the ones who originally encroached on the land? I mean, it's all arbitrary in that region, depending on what date you choose to establish as the date of ownership unto eternity.
Israel as a country dates back to 930 BCE which, for the non-history buffs here, is before Muhammed (and thus Islam) even existed. The area known today as Palestine was taken over by Muslims in the mid 630s -- which I can only assume, since you are a logically consistent person, you find unacceptable and thus will now demand the land be turned over to Jews. Right?
Fire At Hynix FAB May Bump DRAM Prices
In a commodities market, retailers must base prices on their (anticipated) price to replenish their stock, not what their current inventory cost them. Those that don't quickly go broke.
Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright
If you found out today that dozens of people had been banging your wife for the last year, would you be upset? Perhaps you should question whether any real harm is being done. Since you didn't know about the 'usage' yesterday and was seemingly quite happy with everything, finding many instances of your wife being used like a two dollar whore should make you question whether that use has actually caused you any harm.
Travelling Salesman, Thriller Set In a World Where P=NP
For your next post, explain why anecdotal evidence is not used in scientific studies.
Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape: Suppose They Had?
M$? Really? Whatever, party like it's 1998 bro.
After Firing CEO, Yahoo Puts Itself Up For Sale
And then the most competent CEOs ignore your company's job offer and go somewhere that does offer a golden parachute, knowing that despite their skill shit can and will happen that is out of their control but nevertheless wanting to get paid in such a contingency.
People are going to act in their self-interest, which is why companies *do* offer crazy sounding deals.
Breaking Into the Super Collider
You may want to get an upgrade on your understanding. It was a Democratic Congress under a Democratic president who killed funding. :-)
Should Dolphins Be Treated As Non-Human Persons?
Well that's kind of a silly standard. Most technology is ultimately based on at least one of two things: the opposable thumb (needed for dextrously manipulating one's environment, exceptions such as an elephant's nose notwithstanding) and fire (and its natural descendent electricity).
By your standard, a person in a coma or an infant are not to be granted rights.
Doctor Marries Doctor's Daughter, TARDIS Explodes
Uh oh CmdrTaco you posted this in Entertainment instead of Idle. How embarrassing for you.
Stuxnet Virus Set Back Iran’s Nuclear Program by 2 Years
M$? Oh, I get it, it's because Microsoft likes money. That's really clever, did you come up with that yourself?
BTW I also like money so please refer to me as rgu£ar_gonz£z
Doubling of CO2 Not So Tragic After All?
Just want to verify that everyone who is full-on convinced about the negative effects of climate change is a vegetarian. At this point it's essentially indisputable that eating meat -- particularly beef, but all meat due to second order effects aside from methane (increased fuel usage for the additional grain required to grow animals, etc) -- is a significant factor in greenhouse gas production. If every American became vegetarian, the reduction of greenhouse gasses would be greater than swapping out every SUV for an electric car. So, those of you pilloring consumers, government, or industry -- you've already made the switch, right? Cause you wouldn't want to be hypocritical.
Amazon Web Services Launches DNS Service
I'm a huge fan (in general) of Amazon. Spent more money there than I care to think on. That's irrelevant. The /. story was either a verbatim PR release or written by a PR stooge to be as banal and self-aggrandizing as possible. It wasn't intended to spur discussion but to advertise a product. The submission was obviously not along the lines of "Hey guys, here's a new DNS host, what do you think will be the advantages and disadvantages compared to OpenDNS et al?" That's fine, great, if you want to advertise your product by passing it off as a news article, when there is a clear difference between the two, be prepared to be mocked for doing so.
Amazon Web Services Launches DNS Service
Cool, thanks for the PR release wiredmikey
DOS Emulator In and Out of App Store
Anything that would allow a user to run a non-Apple-approved program, anything at all, even a DOS emulator, is against the rules.
Nice tautology there: "Anything that will let you do something not allowed is not allowed". How does one argue against that kind of thinking?
Humans Will Need Two Earths By 2030
The Simon-Ehrlich wager is required reading for anyone making or reading about such claims.
How the Web Rallied To Review the P != NP Claim
Can I get a summary of the summary please
Canon Abandons SED TV Hopes
Lifespan is one area that immediately springs to mind. Granted, they're making advances in OLED lifespan but it's still well below SED's "indefinite" (i.e., comparable to lcd or crt) life.
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