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Comment Obvious fail is obvious... (Score 4, Funny) 346 346

I think I see the problem: They didn't allow any burn-in time for the cables before doing the listening test - they just plugged them in and started listening as if that was going to sound correct.

A real listening test needs at least of couple of weeks for the atoms in the cable to settle down after moving/bending it in any way.

Comment Re:Passed data with a ton of noise? (Score 1) 346 346

THIS! But testing Ethernet cables passing TCP is pointless anyway... Where is the Bit Error Rate specs here? Digital data is either correct at the bit level, or it's not...

It's almost as if you didn't read the article before posting that.

Hint: The problem perceived by audiophiles isn't caused by data errors.

Comment Re:Life has taught me (Score 1) 173 173

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) 173 173

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) 173 173

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) 173 173

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:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 869 869

It won't be the government that pushes people towards autonomous cars. It will be insurance companies.

No it won't. It will be the day people realize you can move down highways while surfing facebook and watching porn.

The day that happens you won't be able to sell an old manual-control car for more than about $50.

Comment Re:How? (Score 4, Informative) 368 368

I don't think they're trying to stop a 12 y/o who is determined to see porn. Rather, they're trying to stop someone from clicking on a link that brings them to adult content without a warning. It seems reasonable to me,

Wrong. They're trying to get some more votes from one of their demographics.

Nothing he can legislate will reduce the amount of porn children have access to.

Frankly, Scarlett, I don't have a fix. -- Rhett Buggler