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Comment: Re: To answer your question (Score 1) 279

by daryl_and_daryl (#49130849) Attached to: Intel Moving Forward With 10nm, Will Switch Away From Silicon For 7nm

Respectfully, you are likely not using a 'full size' keyboard.

I learned to type on an IBM Selectric Typewriter (yeah, I'm old) - You will not find a full size keyboard at newegg.

IBM, Model M, from 1984, came with the IBM 5150, that was a masterpiece of a full size computer keyboard.

It weighed more than a heavy laptop today, made noise, and was arguably the best computer keyboard ever made. I would doubt that your keyboard has as much pitch, rake and travel of the Model M. A true full size keyboard.

Comment: Re:Gin & Tonic (Score 1) 71

by daryl_and_daryl (#49107629) Attached to: Drug-Resistant Malaria May Pose Major Threat

"It is a curious fact, and one to which no-one knows quite how much importance to attach, that something like 85 percent of all known worlds in the Galaxy, be they primitive or highly advanced, have invented a drink called jynnan tonyx, or gee-N’N-T’N-ix, or jinond-o-nicks, or any one of a thousand variations on this phonetic theme.

The drinks themselves are not the same, and vary between the Sivolvian ‘chinanto/mnigs’ which is ordinary water served just above room temperature, and the Gagrakackan ‘tzjin-anthony-ks’ which kills cows at a hundred paces; and in fact the only one common factor between all of them, beyond the fact that their names sound the same, is that they were all invented and named before the worlds concerned made contact with any other worlds.

D Adams HHGttG

Comment: Re:SaaS != Cloud computing (Score 1) 439

by daryl_and_daryl (#49107519) Attached to: Will Submarines Soon Become As Obsolete As the Battleship?

Cloud computing is, at some point, not elastic.

Electricity at some point is not elastic.

Elastic at some point is not elastic.

There is a limit, a point where there are simply no resources left to provision.

Cloud or Time-Share, all you are doing is buying cycles from someone.

If there are 2 units of memory, ferrite core, disks, or chips, racks, drums, punch cards, or data centers, they are not in the same place. Items in different places are distributed.

The Cloud is time sharing, you are just buying cycles on a processor.

Comment: Re:Sad but not surprised. (Score 1) 138

by daryl_and_daryl (#49066147) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series

I understand the point, and agree that NIVDIA should have done more on the previous laptop issues. It is most likely that their chips were the weakest link of the laptop cooling.

NIVDIA did not have final control over the airflow path inside of the computer, or the pc board layout. The chances of all the failures being a single point problem is unlikely.

NIVDIA clearly pushed the limits, and it is likely the laptop design pushed other parts to or past their design limits. In the end, the fault lies with the manufacture of the end product.

Comment: Re:Homes shouldn't be retrofitted for smart (Score 1) 248

by daryl_and_daryl (#49056829) Attached to: Smart Homes Often Dumb, Never Simple

Credit due for the VCR hack.

I used 10$ battery drills from Harbor Freight to provide the control, gears, motor for my window shade unit. Power to spin just about anything is not a problem for these, but noise can be and issue. There is also more than a little dremel work required to get a reasonable size/shape/weight to the drill turned motor.

The next version will use the 3$ ebay arduino and wifi bits, with a usb charger wall wart. Harbor freight currently sells a $10 4.8v drill and a $ 3.50 flashlight w/ 20+ leds

Comment: Re:A better solution... (Score 1) 190

by daryl_and_daryl (#49043819) Attached to: Smartphone Theft Drops After Spread of Kill Switches

Using your statement, the Police never shoot the wrong people. Every shooting is intentional.

Accidental Shooting - Yes it does exist. It is the bullet hitting something you did not expect. ' I intended to shoot the kidnapper, and not the hostage, it was a tragic accident'.

Accidental Discharge - No. It is a negligent discharge. If you pull the trigger, and the gun fires. The tool operated in the expected manner.

Comment: Re:Without Steve Jobs ... (Score 1) 458

by daryl_and_daryl (#48953983) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

TRS-80 Model 100 - was a serious game changer

Created before manual typewriters went out of the mainstream, and only hit the point of not being really useful only a few years ago. Laptops becoming available to the masses finally moved them to the 'interesting but not really useful' category.

True laptop
Useful full size keyboard
Instant on
Powered by AA batteries

I have 2 that still work - but then my Newton also works as intended

"Everyone's head is a cheap movie show." -- Jeff G. Bone