Is the order of magnitude these heads have traveled (in a circle).
8000rpm x 60 x 24 x 365 x 16 x (5.25/2/2)*pi x 12 x 5280
Another quote from that story...
I could go to my grave, and my tombstone could say, 'Here lies the dumbest CEO ever to live. He chose not to sell to Wal-Mart.'
I wasn't condoning nor condemning nVidia's move, just pointing out the similarities.
This. A million times this.
Nobody should ever pay income tax deductions above the absolute minimum permitted by law. Do I have to include a cheque when I turn in my income tax paperwork?
Of course, but meanwhile that cashflow sits in MY bank account, which has side benefits of raising my number of free transactions, makes it easier to keep a minimum balance, helps get a better interest rate on progressive savings accounts, provides an extra cushion againts overdrafts
There seems to be a lot of similarities to the Snapper Lawnmower story.
"Jim Wier believed that Snapper's health -- indeed, its very long-term survival -- required that it not do business with Wal-Mart. "
Failing that, drugs and a $5 wrench. [xkcd #538]
Seems to do what's needed.
On a related note, has someone combined x86 emulation and WinE into a single package for Andro?
"Damn you autocorrect!"
In any case, 'some strange usage of the word "throaty" that I wasn't previously aware of'.
What joke? bloodhawk is correct: geekoid didn't put a snarkmark at the end of his comment therefore he was serious.~
Ouache. Kosse-ça, stie. Du crisse de sirop de poteau?
Shouldn't we pushing photons over glass by now. Fibre infrastructure has existed for decades now, isn't it time it was scaled down to individual computers and appliances?
I remember both Apple ][ and Commodore floppies would seek past the end of the rail to recalibrate track 0. The apple made a noise on power up but 1541s made a scary noise whenever formatting a new disk or trying to recover a read error.
After a while the rattle actually threw the head out of alignment as the pulley was slipping on the axle. I connected the read head to the microphone input of a tape recorder to listen to the signal strength as I adjusted the stepper motor alignment.
After a while the screw threads were worn and I had to tap&die them. Then I got tired of realigning the heads and drilled in a cotter pin to stop the pulley from slipping.