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Data Storage

Why Size Matters For Your SSD Purchase 175

Posted by kdawson
from the taking-out-the-trash dept.
Vigile writes "Performance analysis on solid state drives is still coming into clarity as more manufacturers enter the fold and more of the drives find their way into users' hands. While Intel's dominance in the SSD market was once undoubted, newer garbage collection methods from Indilinx and Samsung are now balancing performance across the the major players. What hasn't been discussed in great detail yet is the effect that drive capacity can have on overall performance. Some smaller drives (64GB versus 128GB) will actually use fewer data channels from the controller chip and thus will have lower transfer speeds. The article compares drives using controllers from Indilinx, Samsung and Intel." Note that PCPer greedily spans this review over 12 pages. Next time maybe they can keep it down to something more reasonable.
Government

+ - Mexico decriminalizes small-scale drug possession 4

Submitted by Professor_Quail
Professor_Quail (610443) writes "Mexico enacted a controversial law Thursday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs while encouraging free government treatment for drug dependency. The law sets out maximum "personal use" amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities will no longer face criminal prosecution when the law goes into effect Friday."
Earth

+ - "Cash for Clunkers" Program Ends On Monday->

Submitted by Looce
Looce (1062620) writes "U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that the "Cash for Clunkers" program, also known as the Car Allowance Rebate System, would end at 8 p.m. Monday because the $3 billion allotted for trade-ins has largely been depleted — two weeks earlier than expected. It had been anticipated that "Cash for Clunkers" would run until Labor Day. Rebate applications will not be accepted after 8 p.m., he said, and dealers should not make further sales without receiving all the necessary paperwork from their customers. Dealers will be able to resubmit rejected applications after the deadline."
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Communications

+ - Gaboogie Conference Service runs on Open Source->

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mrtaylor
mrtaylor writes "The Gaboogie Mobile and Group Conference service is based on open source products: from the operating system running on the servers (CentOS) to the primary programming language (Ruby) to the actual devices doing the switching and routing (FreeSwitch)

Many of the features in Gaboogie are familiar to anyone who uses a conference calling server, but a lot of them are innovative and make the service very nice to use.

http://gaboogie.com/"

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