They said the same thing back in the 90s when the manufacturing tech of the time was approaching its theoretical 100nm limit, surpassing which would require manufacturing technology so revolutionary, nobody would ever, 3V4R, be able to afford it.
Have these people not learned anything from Bill's famous "640k ought to be enough for anybody" gaffe?
I'm at least going to want to do it... On the Beach.
They could just link to it. It's still up there on this page:
You need to learn a little bit about government funding and ownership. The taxpayer does NOT own things that are purchased with taxpayer money.
"I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists â" and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president."
-- Barack Obama, Speech in Des Moines, IA
November 10, 2007
'Netflix might say, "I'll pay in order to make sure that my subscriber might receive the best possible transmission of this movie."
Verizon might also say, "We're not going to allow Netflix traffic to a subscriber in excess of 1mbit/sec, PERIOD."
I've bought tons of OCZ drives over the years. In my experience, you either get a good one, or a bad one. The good ones stay good, and the bad ones die quickly.
I've never had one fail after the warranty period was up, but I've had plenty fail within 2-3 months of purchase.
I'm not sure what their deal was, but in dealing with their support people and in general just hearing about how they operated, it sounded like they didn't actually know anything about how SSDs worked, but were just buying parts, "connecting the dots" on the schematic, and hoping for the best.
I'm not even convinced Sandforce knew how their own controller worked, until Intel figured it out for them (and had exclusivity on the fix).
I never tried any of the Indilinx drives. By the time those came around I was already soured on the reliability of OCZ products. Honestly I think they probably died because they tried too much to differentiate their products in the firmware, doing things that Sandforce probably told them would give unexpected results (like putting wait states in the state machine to slow drives down and sell them at a lower price point).
Who knows... now Toshiba can buy them and have some crappy SSDs to put in their crappy laptops.
...it has NOT CONCLUDED that it will not charge Julian Assange.
We have this unexplainable, sometimes completely irrational, and certainly short-sighted view of life. About half of all medical spending in the United States is spent in the last weeks of life, often just keeping a warm body alive long after the mind and soul have vacated it. Yet, as long as there is a warm pile of mushy innards there exotherming energy away, there will always by that crying, screaming, irrational family member (usually a woman) insisting that the mind and soul will return some day, if only everyone around would kneel and bow their heads to some fictitious diety.
What is it about human beings that gets them so unnecessarily attached to ugly bags of mostly water that will continue to exotherm away as long as a machine pumps oxygen into them?
I share Scott Adams' frustration with "the system." Really, the only opponents there are to assisted suicide, besides irrational relatives, are nursing homes, assisted living centers, and other charlatans, leeches, and vultures that will prey on your loved one's body until it can no longer convert chemical energy to heat. These are enormously wealthy corporations that steal BILLIONS of dollars from real, living, productive people just to keep bodies warm. They don't want to lose that income stream, and politicians certainly don't want to preside over losing those jobs.
So, we will never, EVER have assisted suicide. Ever. There will never, EVER be a humane and decent way to end one's life with dignity, respect, and calm acceptance. As long as irrational people can vote, and as long as there are billions of dollars to be fleeced from the estates of old people, the prohibition on assisted suicide will continue unabated.