Heck, at $35, they're cheaper then some A/V cables...
Talks to the Amazon Prime ecosystem, talks to the Google Play ecosystem, talks to Netflix, and dozens of other ecosystems.
If you could still pair bluetooth headphones to the Roku itself, I'd give it a 5/5.
Roku 2 or Roku 3 are both better choices then Amazon's product. More cross-platform with Amazon/Google/Netflix and more.
Only thing I dislike is that there is no way to pair bluetooth headphones to the device. Instead, the only viable option is to hook up regular wired headphones to the Roku 3 remote. (Which does a very good job, but it's not completely cordless.)
That being said, good enterprise SSDs are around $0.60-$0.80 per GB the last time I looked. About $650 for a 1TB unit with a super-capacitor inside (which makes it more resilient against power failures).
SSD in software RAID is fine, unless you are going to be writing to the array 24x7 at max speed, you will never have issues with drive endurance with modern units.
The big win is that a RAID-1 array of SSDs can vastly outperform a short-stroked, dozen or two dozen, array of 15k RPM SAS drives. Using far less power and noise to do so. So as long as you don't need massive amounts of space, the SSDs in RAID-1 make the best choice. In fact, I expect 15k RPM SAS drives to exit the market within 2-3 years, pushed out by the SSDs. The older 10k RPM SAS will probably suffer the same fate a few years after that, or may linger on as nearline storage.
I have three Linux servers using SSDs, all with either 2x RAID-1 or 3x RAID-1 setups. No issues with any of them for the past 12-18 months. One of the servers hosts VM images, and it's made a huge improvement in performance/responsiveness of the guest VMs.
There are even some down around $0.30/GB if you shop around and aren't picky about brand name.
My price point is no longer about $/GB, but "how much space can I get for $100" if it's an office / light duty machine or "how much for $400" if it's a power-user / gaming machine.
So, please call me these new 2TB drives drop below $400. Which will probably be around this time next year, maybe as long as 18 months.
Not too many laptops have a 2nd drive bay. The older Thinkpads let you swap out the optical drive bay to fit a 2nd SATA drive, but not sure they still offer that option.
SpaceX has had more then one failure, this is just their first failure on the Falcon 9 series that resulted in loss of all payloads. The Falcon 1 rocket had 3 failures out of five launches, but was considered a "test" project. Falcon 9 launch #4 was a partial failure where the secondary payload failed to reach orbit. Launch #7 was an almost failure due to a fire during flight down in the Octaweb engine area.
I believe there has been at least one launch where a first stage engine acted up, but I can't find the reference.
One trick with pointer nubbies is that you really need to turn up the mouse pointer movement sensitivity to maximum. You'll overshoot on movement for the first week, but then your index finger will thank you because you need less effort to hit a target. Again, the purpose of the nubby is not to replace the mouse, but to let you do 90% of point-and-click operations (clicking buttons, positioning the cursor, basic drag-n-drop) without taking your hands off the home row.
If you're not a touch-typist, you won't see the benefit of a pointer nubby. If you do a *lot* of copy/paste or complex mouse operations, then a regular external mouse is better.
My current work unit is a Thinkpad T540p -- on that one, I dislike it, not because of the nubby, but because there are no physical left/middle/right mouse buttons. They got subsumed into the touchpad click surface. Fortunately, for the T450 and T550 series, they have brought back the physical button below the spacebar.
The only reason BIND / unbound talk to the root servers is to find out which DNS servers are authoritative for the various TLDs. The DNS root servers do not return the answer for "what is the IP address of maps.google.com", they only return the answer for "what DNS server is authoritative for
I've read that a well behaved DNS server will only talk to the root servers about once every 48 hours, or whenever it hits a new TLD that is not yet cached.
Something like pfSense on the firewall to the outside world with "unbound" running does just fine for this. You can configure it to talk to your ISP's DNS servers, Google's servers, or set it up to start at the root DNS servers and do its own heavy lifting.
Not sure if it's everywhere, or just in select cities, or only on faster PCs.
Right now my options are... Chrome.
The killer feature for Firefox or Opera would be to offer some way to sync to any WebDAV backend. Then I could setup something like Owncloud / Seafile on my own hardware..
Not to mention that you're talking about low-end phones, which are always designed to hit the minimum specs. If you want bigger/faster, then you need to pony up for phones like the iPhone6 or Galaxy S6 which come with 64GB and 128GB options.