I just gave my son a Nook HD+. I stuck a 32GB micro-SD card in it, on which I included 20,000 epub books, as well as a few other odd-'n-ends. Even with technology a few years old, it seems incredible to me that they could only get 300 books on these things. I used to put that many books on a 2GB SD card on my Dell Axim PDA, which is really old technology today.
Given the goals of OpenStack I'd prefer using it, but running a cloud provisioning student learning instances in an academic institution with the academic discounts from Amazon makes it a no-brainer to run a system that allows our cloud to peak into AWS. Repeated discussions with Rackspace about meeting/beating this deal make it clear that they can't even begin to do that. And we have to get the most bang for our buck to ensure our students have optimal systems for their learning.
Had the same thing happen with Seagates in one of my labs; made the OEM PC vendor replace each one as it failed with a Western Digital drive.
I've had radar operators work for me who could see flocks of birds skimming over the ocean, and certainly could see diesel submarine attack periscopes, with an airborne look-down version of the LN-66 radar. The LN-66 was an adaptation of a very standard commercial vessel navigation radar and was far from a sophisticated device, but in the hands of a really skilled operator--a Navy operator, I might add--even relatively unsophisticated radars can do some pretty remarkable things.