All of slashdot should know the hard drive industry uses 1000, not 1024. It makes their drives seem bigger.
Also, it follows the standard. (and by standard, I don't mean the computer industry's informal, approximated, bastardized de-facto 'standard', I mean the actual standard that just about every other scientific and engineering enterprise on the planet conforms to)
In my experience this is bullshit. Is there any evidence whatsoever that disproves my anecdotal evidence and shows that professional developers don't learn from their mistakes and even make a bigger hash of it the second time around?
It's not that they'll make a hash of it, so much as that a complete rewrite will take much longer than they think it will, because they've forgotten (or weren't around to experience) the thousands of niggling little corner cases whose correct handling is what makes the current codebase so, um, interesting to work with. Then when they do finally get the ground-up rewrite done (years later than they thought they would), they'll find that it is now a complicated mess too, for most of the same reasons the first codebase was.
That wasn't the case here. The ringing tone (and all the other tones, dial tone, engaged, number unobtainable, all circuits busy) was generated by a machine called a Ringer 2A, which was a big motor driven thing with relays that interrupted the audio output to give the various cadences of the various tones.
We still had Strowger exchanges into the 1990s. I remember the line noise they used to put into your calls when using a modem. Before the whole network went digital, different telephone exchanges had slightly different cadences and pitches to their tones. It gave the phone network character.
Governor Christie is just concerned about the changes in traffic patterns that would be triggered by allowing electric cars to enter the state's vehicle markets unimpeded. Christie has a vision for the future of New Jersey and it is deeply important to him that municipal leaders across the state share his enthusiasm and goals. Enforcement along these lines would be impeded. Specifically, if the governor were to block off lanes to a bridge within a mayor's district, and everyone was driving electric cars, the smog wouldn't be as good for intimidating or disciplining the mayor. Clearly the traffic issues need more study.
As a consumer listening to songs I find only a small percentage of work of any single artist strikes that perfect mix that makes me want to put a song on a "favorites" playlist. As you look back at your library of songs, is there a group that you think really are just meh and how many do you still really, really enjoy performing? As a followup - if the songs you perform the most get stale for you as a performer do you look to your catalog to keep things fresh or do you prefer to write new material?
I was going to post that the range would be teh suck, and disqualify a tesla, but a stretch version with 2-3x the batteries, and high-performance regenerative breaking might actually make it a better choice. Yes, it takes a shitload of energy to get the 10 ton vehicle moving, but this is mostly an in town car - lots of stop and go. You get a percentage of that kinetic energy back every time you brake. Even with an enhanced fuel tank of 30+ gallons, the Caddy probably doesn't have even a 200 mile range in town (best guess is that it gets 8mpg in the best scenario, on Diesel). An electric vehicle would be more limited by aerodynamics and heat losses, so it might actually be range-competitive except at highway cruising speeds.
Now, there still may be a scenario (extended evacuation distance) which the batteries just couldn't handle, but for normal to moderately-extreme conditions a battery pack car very well could out-perform the ICE version.
And if you really, really, really needed to get the stuff quickly you can "upgrade" to a commercial, highspeed account (100Mbps uncapped is ~$200/mo) and upload everything quickly or - in the case of a failure - download it all back faster than they can write it to a HDD and mail it to you.
Damn straight. I'll remind myself that phones and tablets were never mean to watch movies or listen to music or share vacation photos or pull up a reference document when I'm on a job site. That's the kind of stuff I really should be carrying around a full laptop for.
Yeah, but their sync service is total shit.
This actually starts looking a lot better if you're near the TB+ mark. At 1TB, it costs the same as glacier ($0.01/GB) with no bandwidth charges and instant, sync access.
The restore data is a nice feature, but for a few hundred dollars you can almost certainly negotiate access to get your data back that quickly from someone (vs having someone else queue you up, copy to disk, and then ship). Most big cable operators have 100Mb connections now. I don't know this for a fact, but I have this suspicion that if I slipped $200 to the right person at the local comcast office, I'll bet I could use their internet to download my TB to a hard drive in one day. Probably 1/4 of that if I had a friend with comcast business services (which are unmetered).
Are you worried about the NSA? 'Cause here in the states they pretend like they need a reason to gather data. Snooping data in non-US countries is their raison d'etre.
Ahhh, capitalism - where no good deed goes unpunished by the marketplace!