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Comment Noisy SSDs (Score 1) 213 213

I have had some issues with a Dell laptop, that gave off high pitched sounds when using the disk - but only while on battery. i don't know if it was the SSD it self, the controler or the LED that flashes when the disk is used, but while a very low squeek, it was still annoying.

Comment Start with (Score 1) 91 91

If they would stop changing my settings of Most Recent to Top News every time i look away and of course fix the chat windows to something useful, then that would be fine - if i cant understand what my friends are posting, then its probably not for me anyway.
Knowing how other things got implemented, this is probably what will happen:
The service will be offered for some users, quickly followed by offering it to all users, whoever accepts are stuck with it and can do nothing to switch it off, and despite what they think all of a sudden EVERYBODY gets that feature.

Submission + - What is happening on the SSD front?

lyberth writes: So what is happening on the SSD front now?
the news have been few and far between. Prices have remained fairly stable and capacity is only climbing very very slowly comared to nearly any other storage technology.
Why is this, why dont we see a bitter pricewar between Intel, OCZ, kingston and any other company that makes those drives?
Is there perhaps a silent accept by the producers, that as long as there are hungry customers out there, then nobody needs to lower their prices?
Or is it just that much harder to make a SSD disk than to make a usb thumb drive?
Microsoft

Submission + - Who uses tablet pcs? 2 2

lyberth writes: With all the hype about Apples new iWhatever I wonder who is using the MS (or other OS) versions of tablet pcs? I have met alot of people that are very into this hype, but when I ask what they would use it for, how they would use it and where, i get no good answers. So i figure if anyone will know, it will be the Slashdot guys. So please: give the Who, How, Where about the tablet pcs.
Does anyone really use them?
Desktops (Apple)

Submission + - Copenhagen monitoring IOC congress with Macs->

lyberth writes: "When Obama visits Copenhagen this week for the IOC conference along with other big people like Oprah, Ban Ki Moon and others, everything will be monitored using the HS2 system based on Mac computers.
Looking for a replacement of the original HS1 system (also based on mac) they went to view what the UK and US authorities had made and found that their Windows based were too slow and difficult to manage. They found that they had to double the amount of people to manage the system, just to keep the current overview.
The article has some pictures of the actual monitoring station, placed in the old womens penitentiary.
Among the hardware are 13 Mac Pros and 73 Mac Minis
Original language found here."

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Intel

Submission + - Intel recieves record fine by the EU-> 2 2

Firefalcon writes: "Intel has been fined a record 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion / £948 million) by the European Competition Commission after being found guilty of anti-competitive practices. This makes Microsoft's 497 million euro fine in 2004 (which was a record at the time) seem like a slap on the hand. Reports had previously suggested that the fine would be similar to Microsoft's. Intel was charged (among other things) with encouraging manufacturers and retailers to purchase fewer (or even not stock) AMD processors. More details of the ruling are on the European Commission's Competition website."
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Networking

Submission + - free or cheap network measuring tools

lyberth writes: I want to make some measurements of networks. Currently i know of the excelent but very expensive tools from Ixia or Codima. It should be able to measure things like throughput, jitter, packetloss so that it will be easy to agree with a customer that there is or is not a problem with the network before implementing VoIP. If the tools can find causes of network flaws its fine, but main issue is to document a networks readines for VoIP. What tools do you recommend?
Intel

Submission + - Intel accused of tax evation - 650 million worth

lyberth writes: The Danish tax office Skat is going after a number of high-profile international companies which it believes have avoided full tax payments by cheaply transferring assets or funds within their organisations, the danish newspaper JP.dk says. By internally moving products at lower prices Intel avoid having to pay taxes in Denmark, the amount runs up to dkr 3,600,000,000 or $ 650 million including interest. Intel of course denies but otherwise niether Intel nor Skat is commenting at the moment.

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