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Comment Re:Life has taught me (Score 1) 174 174

IF it was cheaper (or even close) to manufacture than NAND, then they ought to forgo profits and gain Marketshare and put the NAND business out. They would make more money in the long run. This is unique process, nobody else has, Marketshare means long term (this is electronics, which means 7 years max) profitability.

I can see charging a premium for early (beta) testers, and as they iron out the bugs (there will be a bunch) but as they ramp up production, the cost WILL come down, quickly.

If I were in the market for faster more durable short range data storage, I would be a heavy better and get in on early adoption, just so I can see what it can do and how useful it could be.

Comment Re:Moor? (Score 2) 174 174

I've been saying this for a long time. There is a definitive hierarchy between all the different memory locations. Unfortunately we don't have an OS that looks at all these levels as one. We have abstarcted all the CPU Cache, RAM, NAND, Spinning disk, clout etc as separate levels, rather than a single level with varying degrees of capability.

When we have an OS that can view all the levels as one, intelligently, we'll have a much more efficient OS. It might take a whole new design from the hardware up to accomplish.

Comment Re:Moor? (Score 1) 174 174

It's going to cost more than NAND flash ... when introduced


Once the production scales, the price will drop, and we have no idea how much. At some point, the price will become low enough for "mainstream" consumer products. In the meantime, expect to see this sitting in front of NAND and Spinning Disks on very large SANS as high end CACHE.

Comment Re:Moor? (Score 4, Insightful) 174 174

Here something I learned a while ago; Speed isn't how fast you do something (it is, but only partially), it is often a measure of whether or not you actually CAN do something.

Here is my story:

In the Mid 90's I ran an ISP. Part of my daily chores was processing logs looking for anomalies, and to gather stats needed to project out the upgrades that are needed. When I started, the logs were small and it took a few minutes to process. As the business grew, the process took longer and longer. It soon took hours to process the logs for the day. It became so problematic, that I just stopped doing them.

But business kept growing, and I needed the stats. So, I bought a new machine. The new machine could process the logs in five minutes, what took hours on the older machine. Mind you, this was one generation difference between the two machines (68040 to PPC 701), but that was all that was needed to show me that speed isn't just how long it takes, sometimes it is whether or not you do the thing you ought to do.

Seeing the price of SSDs and Spinning HD, at their current price points, there is no reason to NOT get the SSD, at whatever cost they are now. Especially for enterprise grade systems that need the IOPS, Even at $1000 for 1 TB SSD is extremely affordable speed, especially when considering you get 90,000 IOPS.

IF we're talking about 1000x faster, the speed is enough to change what we can do.

Comment Re:No Compromises (Score 1) 151 151 [] : "An easier way to pay. Google Wallet makes it easy to pay - in stores, online or to anyone in the US with a Gmail address. It works with any debit or credit card, on every mobile carrier".

For Google Wallet, this is true. But NFC and Google Wallet are only tied together in certain Apps and for certain purchases. One of my favorite stores takes Google Wallet / NFC which would be great, except the damn store is a Faraday cage and I can't actually use it there.

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1) 571 571

Taxes (all of them) are regressive. Tax subsidies only make it more so.

And the bigger issue is that the people who own oil companies are typically everyone that has a mutual fund (most Americans). There are very few people that hold substantial positions in most oil companies. So, while the left cries about "Big Oil" as if it is completely detached from everything else, the reality is, those very same people often benefit from "Big Oil" in their portfolios.

I would love to see a "Left Wing Mutual Fund" that is fully divested of all the "bad" things that left wing protests about, and follows all the left wing bullshit they want others to follow. My guess is, that without substantial government "investments" it would simply be a big fail, which is why you don't actually ever see one.

Comment Re: Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 2) 571 571

You wish that in your fellow man?

I don't wish that on anyone. Nobody does. And yet, we all still buy the stuff that is made in those factories. And instead of Americans working, we have Chinese working. We just moved the problem to another place. That is how economics solves problems (routing around them)

Comment Re: A plea to fuck off. (Score 2) 365 365

horse battery staple

As a hacker this is all you know
1) You have a password that is eighteen characters long,

As a hacker you can make assumptions
1) Word length
2) Number of words
3) Spaces or Not
4) Fancy Characters or not
5) Numbers or not

OR you can target passwords that are eight characters in length.

I would suggest to you, that if you have a whole database of passwords, encrypted and salted properly, you pick low hanging fruit first.

If you're a hacker, which password is easier to brute force ? "onetwothreefourabeeceedeeexclamationpound" or "1234abcd!#" (basically the same password) all other things being equal?

How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind? -- Charles Schulz