It is, it's a 500k CAD reward, which translates to ~380k USD.
And getting lower in USD every day. How convenient.
With this particular technology, never... but even if it performed identically to flash, you would need a radical shift in computer architecture (both software and hardware) to support such a thing, and it would actually substantially increase complexity rather than decrease it. Memory management would become far more complex, I don't know why you think it wouldn't be needed at all.
You mean identical to RAM? It's already much faster than Flash. Why the hell would memory management become far more complex? Now you have HD/SDD - RAM - L3 - L2 - L1 - CPU Registers. If you take out RAM out of the picture, along with loading, swapping, etc. how would that make it more complicated?
3. There are going to be endless registry hacks to turn things off or change the way they work.
Here are a few to start with. Doing it on my machine right now: http://www.msfn.org/board/topi...
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