Some people have to live a specially-prepared supplement through a tube, sometimes for years. How is this any different?
It would have better if you'd posted this in the topic about RUSSIANS in SPAAACE!!!!!!
Having the ability to execute the idea isn't required to get a patent. By leaving off one of the inventors, they committed perjury.
...about the future. Google isn't selling any driverless cars.
...awesome ganja you been smokin'.
What is it with SSD controller failure?
The processor, bridges, memory controller and memory, and all the other chips in a modern computer, can run flat-out for many years without failure.
What makes the controller chips in a SSD fail so often? (And I don't believe you about the controllers in a HDD failing, I've never had one fail, or even known anyone who had one fail, out of hundreds of hard drives run for many years, but I've heard of several SSDs failing in just the few that my friends have tried). Do they spend so much on the Flash chips that they have to go that cheap on the controller chip?
Hence why we want to see a study that compares overall failure to old-fashioned drives, taking all failure modes into account.
I would like to see some evidence that SSDs are more reliable.
It's not a security problem in the sense that people knowing about it won't be able to exploit it. In other words, public knowledge of the problem won't hurt security any more than it already has been, which is what the earlier post was talking about.
Things like 1% management fees and high expense ratios on 401(K)s (which can end up costing you 3/4 of your retirement money), combination life insurance/savings plans (almost always a ripoff), and more specific to day-traders, things like how the AP sells early access to hedge funds, insider trading, that type of thing. I would argue that even the ads on CNBC trying to convince people that they can make money day-trading qualify as a scam. Also, see this video:
I have heard the argument that the HF traders are actually taking money from the exchanges, rather than the other traders (because they reduce buy/sell price spreads, it's actually beneficial for the traders). That is why they've gotten so much publicity (because the exchanges have big lobbying budgets). There are other things which hurt the average trader a lot more than HFT but they're mostly unknown.
Madoff's track record was good... until it wasn't.
Everything that's old is new again.
I bought a number of different LED bulbs back when they were even more expensive (around $50 each). None of them lasted for more than a year or two. I think it was the power supplies, not the actual LEDs. And, they were in the open, not in an enclosed fixture, but they still got extremely hot. So if they only test it for the life of the LEDs, fuck 'em. They need to test the electronics too.
Apparently the ability to detect sarcasm declines with age...
It doesn't help that Congress is basically stealing $5 billion a year from the post office. They're making the USPS fully fund retirement plans over a very short time, and that money is going into government bonds, which ends up in the general fund. If it wasn't for the budget shenanigans that Congress pulled, the Post Office would be doing fine.