The system uses 24 flash modules, not standard off-the-shelf solid state drives (SSDs), with different flash densities per module to provide the 2.5, 5 and 10TB capacity points.
Look, I think everybody is aware of the issues of segmentation and of following various forks on a main branch of any code base, whether it's open-sourced or not.
The fact that people are still discussing this as an issue whilst handset manufacturers and operators are supporting growth and proving that Android-based handsets are selling makes the whole argument moot.
Opinion pieces they may be, but unless it comes from the mouth of Google or other major contributors such as HTC, then the only ones complaining are people on slashdot, because your average mobile user in the wild doesn't seem to be too bothered.
Android is a platform, welcome to how platforms develop.
So really "It's a bad idea to roll your own, except when it's a good idea".
Or perhaps the others didn't see somebody they could put their trust and beliefs in to vote?
Remember, this is the internet. Nobody trusts anybody else.
Well, it seems that Facebook's reluctance to (or slow) monetization of the site has certainly come back to bite it. When releasing details of the API for developers back in the day little did they know that the casual market would suddenly turn into a full blown business platform on top of their own infrastructure.
Unfortunately they are now in the position where Zynga are such a big part of Facebook that forcing them off the site through policy changes would be a loss for Facebook any way they looked at it. Luckily for Zynga they got in early to have the power or authority to cut a deal as well. Now all the new developers will seemingly be under the 70/30 rule of Facebook credits.
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Another editor a sheep at the wheel, ewe would think baaad puns like this woolen be rammed into a summary.
Time to get the flock out of here.
I find it strange that already a lot of the comments seem shocked and confused by the fact that China is capable, willing and more than ready to provide this technology at a price that would obviously be deemed competitive with local markets. Has American industry really been asleep for so long?
Yes, other countries, even those that people think are so backward and lacking in knowledge are more than capable of producing high value goods at a reasonable price and a high quality standard.
I'm just waiting for the rest of the comments to come flooding in that:
a) China will try to takeover local industry
b) America will be seen as weak
c) Local industries weren't given enough opportunity
d) The American Life will be affected by reasonably outsourcing work.
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Called the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the system uses three satellites and a ground network of about 40 ground positioning stations and four control centers."
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