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Comment: Re:not really (Score 1) 256

by hypergreatthing (#46779101) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

The only speed increase you get out of harddrives is when density goes up.
Otherwise platter speeds have been more or less stuck at 5400/7200 rpms. Increased density has slowed down a lot in the past 5 years.
Eventually ssds will beat out harddrives in terms of price/capacity. They've already blown them away in terms of reliability and speed.

Comment: not really (Score 4, Insightful) 256

by hypergreatthing (#46778531) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Fairly sure that increases in capacity usually means increases in performance as well. I have not seen any ssd on the market today that illustrates otherwise.
We're down to less than .50$ a gig on ssds. Prices have been plummeting. You can get a 256 gig drive for ~100$ . 1TB drives have been almost hitting the $400 mark.
When 2TB ssd come on the market, you'll see the rest drop in price as well. I'm not quite sure where the author is getting their information. Check the price drops over the last two years and you can see they haven't hit bottom yet.

Comment: Re:Changing IMEI is illegal (Score 1) 109

by hypergreatthing (#46750859) Attached to: Inside the Stolen Smartphone Black Market In London

You would have to change the code in the PROM for every system to make it unique.
Then you're also assuming that no one will be able to figure out how to solder out the prom for another device.
Then you're also figuring out that no one will produce a patch to return back a different imei even if i was hardcoded.

And manufacturing the exact same thing over and over is way more cost effective than anything that has a one off process.

Comment: Re:The simple solution is make them document it (Score 1) 322

There is a technical solution for this.
Have the system report back a heartbeat with status.
It's done today to report back when an antenna is disconnected. GPS receivers can do this. It's probably due to the change in impedance. In a system that has multiple antennas, checking the change and reporting it back o a certain location is fairly quick and simple.

Any car out in the field that fails a heartbeat should mandate that it come back in for servicing immediately.

Manual random checks or filing out paperwork is just plain outdated.

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