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Comment: Re:SSDs on the desktop: ReadyBooSSD anyone ? (Score 5, Informative) 249

by viper66 (#31900062) Attached to: Why Aren't SSD Prices Going Down?

I think your facts are out of date. The latest SSDs beat hard drives in every category, sequential reads/writes and random reads/writes. SSD random write performance has been superior to the fastest hard drives for quite a while now. Performance is even better with TRIM and 4K alignment in Windows 7. It is sequential write performance that has typically been weak, but even that is no longer the case.

Comment: Re:Safety Critical (Score 1) 913

by viper66 (#30977244) Attached to: Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics

Car and Driver tested the ability for brakes to overcome the power on the engine. In a 540hp Mustang they found that it nearly could.

As for the emergency brake, it doesn't take a whole lot to overpower one of those. In my manual transmission car (which has over 300hp) I forgot the brake on once and was able to get going with no problem. It did make a horrible screeching noise though.

Comment: Re:Its a Server OS... (Score 1) 303

by viper66 (#29421185) Attached to: OpenSolaris vs. Linux, For Linux Users

Its not quite that easy to add more space. RAIDZ and RAIDZ2 pools don't support expansion yet, so you have to be using mirroring to achieve expandability. And when you are using mirroring you have to add 2 more drives to expand an existing pool. Even when using mirroring I don't think you can remove drives like you say.


+ - Jericho Fans Send Tons of Nuts to CBS

Submitted by viper66
viper66 (412839) writes "CBS recently canceled the popular series 'Jericho' after ending the season with a cliffhanger. After many emails and forum comments asking the network to continue the series they got a response which promised closure to the Jericho story. Fans were not happy with this response and began sending peanuts by the pound to CBS headquarters in New York."

+ - Jericho fans say NUTS to CBS

Submitted by Calvin
Calvin (666) writes "Jericho fans are going NUTS trying to keep their show going another season or more.

6 tons of nuts have already been delivered to CBS in support of not canceling the Jericho TV series about an town surviving in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. CBS has decided to cancel the show due to ratings, however CBS apparently also made a few blunders regarding scheduling and advertising of the show.

The fans are gathering together singing petitions, making calls, sending mail and email, taking out advertisments, posting prolifically on forums and blogs, and delivering tons of NUTS to CBS based on a line in the season finale to bring the show back for Season 2. "

+ - Save Jericho, Send Nuts!!

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "At 2 p.m. on May 16, 2007, CBS announced its 2007-2008 primetime slate. Jericho was not on it. The network has decided that it wasn't worth the fight to relaunch it for a second season. Fans of the show are uniting to get CBS to renew the show for a second season by sending nuts to CBS in a reference to the season one cliffhanger episode, if you enjoy this show join in and send nuts to CBS!"

According to all the latest reports, there was no truth in any of the earlier reports.