This one I don't get. Other than maybe militant Amish people, who wants to kill the Internet in their own city? Wouldn't that just be hurting yourself?
They listed the Linksys WRT54GL. Alex, I'll take "Routers nobody should be using anymore" for $2000.
I work with Cisco products all day long. Some I love, some I don't. The ASA's are long in the tooth and pretty much everybody has passed them up. Now I just use them as a glorified VPN concentrator. Traditional WiFi (Aironet WLC product line) is still the best in the biz as far as I'm concerned, but that model is being challenged by the Meraki's of the world. The CUCM VoIP products SUCK!!! From a management standpoint, it's awful. Sure, it can produce dial-tone and make a phone call after massaging the f*ck out of it, but so what? Give me Avaya any day.
Even if their switches aren't the fastest in the world, they are ubiquitous and just work. I'd rather have an old 6509E than most modern alternatives just because of what the software can do. It's not always about speed.
" Unpowered data retention is around 10 years for relatively unworn flash and around 1 year for worn flash."
Unfortunately, that is not true of smaller processes. It's much worse. That figure is for 90nm SLC.
Irrelevant. A storage medium shouldn't be so volatile than a mere month without power would cause them to go bad. I wouldn't touch 16nm TLC with a 10' pole.
Wear leveling doesn't help with static data as much, or if the SSD doesn't have power. The second you stop flowing electricity through it, the degradation starts (albeit very slowly). At the rate they are going, the hard drive manufacturers should have nothing to worry about. Sure, cheaper cost per Gig will make hard drives less attractive for a primary OS, but on the other hand, HDD's can retain data while it is off for months or years at a time.
As someone who uses USB HDD's for backups (not powered up much) this is important. Some may think this is silly, but imagine if you were told you had to spin up every one of your DVD-R's every few months to keep the data intact?
This is why all my SSD's are older. Most are 34nm, some 25nm. Nothing smaller. The speed trade-off from 22nm, 20nm, 19nm and below is barely incremental in daily usage.
I care more about reliability and would be willing to give up some benchmark numbers for it. The smaller they make the NAND, the bigger chance of bit rot.
New version is god awful. The old one allowed you to zoom before printing, had better directions instructions, pretty much everything.
I don't understand?
...for the Apple II is still their greatest achievement to date. Bravo Microsoft, bravo.
Microsoft should know this from their own past. It's not necessarily who is the best, but who starts early and gets the market share.
Case and point: MS-DOS
By any yardstick, DOS was a pretty mediocre operating system, even accounting for the time. But when everybody started writing software, games, drivers and hardware for it, the rest did not matter. And they carried that success through Windows 3.1 and 95. Not even OS/2 could compete.
You are under the assumption that everyone agrees you get a good education in an "elite" school. Many of them are just liberal indoctrination machines. Any census on the number of liberal vs conservative professors will back that up.
Any game where I can say "I've got wood for sheep" is tops in my book.
Yes, but not 16x9 landscape. It's an arbitrary number forced upon us by the HDTV folks. 16x10 is much more useful.
Doesn't matter what the reason is. FLAC is archival because it is lossless. You can create MP3's from it later, or convert it to a different format. But once an MP3, always an MP3 (quality), even if you want to change it later.