That's just fucking stupid. That guy's a "lead engineer"?
I assume you're talking about 9.5mm drives because there have been 2tb 15mm drives for quite a while. And Samsung recently released a 9.5mm 2tb drive but they're only selling it in portable cases for some stupid reason.
I've got more storage now than I ever thought existed when I was a kid. I have a 32tb fault tolerant array in my RV. My little pocket camera has 32 gigs. So does my phone. I've got 4 2tb drives I cycled out of my array that are just sitting in boxes because I have no use for them.
That's the second biggest GPU I've ever seen.
It shouldn't cost that much. Many planes already have data service (run thru satellites) that they sell to passengers. Shouldn't be that hard to tap into the available instrument data and send out a blurp every 10-15 seconds. Doesn't even need fancy 2-way handshaking. Just send the encrypted packets and grab them as they arrive at the NOC. Not a big deal if the occasional blurp gets missed. But, if they never get another blurp from a plane, at least they got the data right up to the point of disaster.
That number's way too low.
So you'd ride a CitiBike home from the airport?
If only there was a more efficient way to publish information and make it available to a large group of people.
$995 will buy a lot of cab rides.
I worked for a lab that occasionally did work for them. I have no impression of them at all other than they were a client with a weird name. They sent samples, we analyzed said samples, sent them results, they paid, rinse, repeat. If they wanted interpretation, that'd be handled by the forensics division but I doubt they ever did.
Range. Range. Range. Ability to recharge quickly at many locations. Range. Make it look cool. Range.
There. Paypal me a bunch of money, Nissan. Did they really not know this?
William Atherton better have his home insurance paid up.
I don't get a discount for short statements or a fee for long ones so we're right back to me not giving half a shit about the number of line items on my statement.
And I'm old fashioned because I still get most of my bills snail-mailed to me.
Oh, now I get it! How do I transfer my 401k?
Who gives half a shit how many line items are on their debit/credit statement? This has all the logic of putting money on a gift card.
I guess it could be used like an allowance for kids but it'd make more sense to give the kid a pre-paid Visa/Mastercard and drop a fixed amount on it every month. That way they can use it anywhere instead of just at the one or two places where some proprietary currency is accepted.
The whole thing smacks of Itchy and Scratchy Bucks.