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Comment: Re:Who needed it? (Score 1) 69

Yes, however the last time I was in Costco I looked at the cheap printers, and the $140 multifunction scanner, doc-feeder, photo ink-jet with duplexer (some fly by night outfit named HP made it) had a touch screen interface and WiFi.

So yeah, not seeing this as a really killer feature in a router. I guess that's why my router doesn't have a USB port.

Comment: Re:Batteries with Solar Systems = No Net-metering (Score 1) 317

by chuckugly (#49623661) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs
I lived in Subic for over a year. I didn't find AC (AirCon - lol - always sounds like a knockoff of a movie) to be crucial but I'm pretty tolerant of temperature variations. I did maintain several large dry boxes with desiccant packs to keep electronics not currently powered on and other items dry.

I did have high speed (ish) DSL and a few other things on UPS, as I found the 3G solutions where I was located not good enough. The power outages were seldom more than a nuisance and you're right, it's not as cost effective but if the thing could function as a silent whole house UPS it would qualify as 'nice to have' in my book.

On the other hand, power out meant I could hit the Arizona for some cold beer without regret. ;)

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 1) 486

by chuckugly (#49339821) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory
Actually the way they did it, when you write to a file you add a byte to a memory buffer and the runtime and/or OS and/or disk controller will then write that across the IO bus to cache in the disk, where it will finally get carved into the platter. I believe.

What they are doing is exploring two different ways to concatenate in memory, one using Java and one using lower level code written in (probably) C.

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