I was completely convinced by his argument until you replied with using bold letters and completely blew his argument out of the water. I'm totally on your side now.
I've told this to several of my friends, that mining Bitcoins is a mechanism to convert carbon into currency. Where I live, that life cycle looks like coal -> electricity -> Bitcoin. Of course you have to pay for that electricity, which pretty much guarantees that while you're melting the polar caps due to your mining, you're also loosing money at the same time.
Of course, you're probably not paying for the electricity. Your parents, or employer, or some other unwitting person probably is. Which means your shitting on the environment and stealing at the same time. Way to go!
I'm a bit of a literalist when it comes to laws, so I don't like this judges ruling. That said, he should have never been put into this position in the first place.
We shouldn't have laws specifying cell phones and driving. Distracted driving laws should be sufficient. If the penalties for distracted driving are two weak, then fix that. There's no need to specify exactly what distracted driving is. I'd rather leave that up to the cop and a jury.
Why does everyone keeping thinking you have to have enough flash to store the whole os? Hybrids are sector based, not file or application based. They only needs to cache the frequently used bits in flash. Which might not even be a whole file.
If they are real clever (and I'm not saying they are), they could hide the seek time for a file by putting the first few sectors in flash. That would allow the drive time to find the rest of the file on disk.
There is obviously a cost performance tradeoff here. How much flash is needed to achieve a desired performance level can not be derived simply by using data from pairing an SSD with and HDD. It is also a function of the caching algorithm used.
There are only two things that can be surmised for sure about this drive. It's large file sequential transfer rate is going to be slower than a 7200 rpm drive. And pure random accesses will be slower than an SSD, because you can't fit everything into those 8GB of flash.
So, obviously if you are doing those two tasks a lot, this is a poor drive for you. On the other hand, that doesn't sound like a typical work load for the average user.
The only fault I find for this drive is they don't offer a 7200 rpm model in the 2.5" form factor. Was that a good decision? I don't know. They will might lose out on some aftermarket sales because of it. But then again, if those aftermarket purchases were so concerned with performance maybe those were going to be pure SSD sales anyways. I'm guessing this compromise is what Dell, Acer, HP, Samsung, and company were asking for.
So, if I had the cash to upgrade my laptop to 750 GB SSD, I'd do that. But I'm seriously thinking of giving one of these a try. I'd buy a 7200 rpm model if it existed in the 2.5" form factor, but this still has the potential to be a lot faster than the 5400 rpm drive I have now.
Try using google my friend.
A penny can have more than one state, but a finite count of them. A transistor can have one state unless you add a method to change it, such as a sine wave generator or another transistor. Then it is a transistor + input generator make a computer. The penny has itself and a small image (signal) that make it a computer.
You're confusing transistor with flop-flop or flash cell or something which is slightly more than just a transistor. Which by the way, a transistor does not have a finite number of states. Transistors are analog devices with continuously infinite number of states. It just happens that digital computers use them in arrangements of multiple transistors where we generally only use 2 states.
Monthly contract, suckiest gift ever.
Black tape. Try finding a zero day hole in that biatch!
Interesting article. However, it only affects software FDE implementations. FDE implemented in hard drives don't store keys in DRAM, and sector data stored DRAM (cache memory on the drive) is encrypted.
That said, for the described attack to work they'd have to steal a running computer. Which quite likely means they'd have access to all of your data without going through all the trouble.
I love the concept of network transparency, but in many cases VNC-style screen scraping seems faster. I've exported the display of apps from our Linux farm to my desktop. However it is painfully slow. VNC on the other hand operates with barely any noticeable lag. Exporting the display of a Linux app from one machine in the farm to another seems to work fine though.
It seems that network transparency in X requires a very high bandwidth and very low latency network connection, where VNC does better with less bandwidth.
I hope they maintain network transparency in Wayland. But I also hope they can improve it so I don't need VNC anymore.
I interpreted the poorly written article to mean. The forming rocks could absorb the other noble gases just fine, but not xenon. I infer this would have left an atmosphere (at the time) that was rich in xenon since very little of it was absorbed into the rock. The article speculated that some form of meteorite collision or solar event blew off the atmosphere. Leaving me to infer that the atmosphere we have today is the result of the rock releasing gas into the atmosphere. Since the rock was xenon poor, today's atmosphere is also xenon poor as a result.
What's needed here is to turn this technology against those who are currently wielding it.
Since newspapers are making false claims of copyright ownership over material, we need to somehow submit false claims. Primarily on political material. We need to politicians to be greatly inconvenienced by this. There's nothing like self interest to create change. But if you can take down all the videos on YouTube that have adds with this method, that might get some favorable change as well.
Mod parent up!
Thank you for taking the time to post that.
It's a sucky deal for the share holders, but a great deal for the company. Use all that cash they were just given to buy back all of their publicly traded shares at the discounted price. Then you send out the net gain as bonus checks to compensate the employees for their restricted stock now being worthless.
The press release says the user doesn't need to know anything about how their tool works. So obviously it will infer the appropriate solution and implement that too.
Actually the printf example is one of the easiest to implement. You'll receive a sheet of paper with "Hello World" printed on it in 6-8 weeks.