You're probably right, I just don't deal with anything that big so it's foreign to me. Heck, I have to max out a Dell R910 to get anywhere close to 6 figures and I'm still short, and that seems like overkill for whatever this company would need. I only pick on Sun cause they're one of the few where I've seen preconfigured systems (SPARC systems) starting in the 6 figure range. I sure haven't seen it in the X86 world. Thanks for the info.
I honestly wasn't trying to flame, I'm legitimately curious as to whether he shot a single $100,000 machine or that's just a number the authorities are throwing out there as the "intrinsic worth" of the machine, e.g., includes the cost of recreating the data stored, etc.
At that price it just sounds more like a huge Sun SPARC system or something, I'm just curious what.
A single $100,000 server? Must be a Sun errrr Oracle machine. You can buy a hell of a lot of Dell's for $100,000.
Well, I still have to point people to online outlet/refurbished stores (Apple, Dell) when they're buying new computers, so there's still a lot of learning left to do!
Doesn't Amazon also allow you to preview the first chapter of most of their books before you buy?
Many retailers are like this. Best Buy offers, occasionally, decent discounts online. However, if you go into the brick and mortar store they won't match their price online. Even going so far as to let you go up to one of their demo laptops, order the product from their website with in-store pickup, and then waiting for them to process the online order. This just infuriates me.
Correction, only idiots "pay" MSRP for anything in this day and age.
The Xbox 360 has supported H.264 for over a year now
Well personally, since you pretty much have to link your iPhone to a single iTunes on a single computer, it was a pain when a new OS got rolled out and I had to wait until I got home (if I was traveling, etc) to get the update. Furthermore, it means that you're in a similar situation to the one being discussed, where you have no way of guaranteeing that iPhone's are all running the same OS version. At least they have the option to, that's a plus that Android phones right now can't claim.
Not necessarily, the "downside" to the Apple model is that you're never forced to upgrade and you can't do it over the air. There are plenty of people still running phones on the 2.x series of iPhone OS.
Thanks for the link!
That's a very good point, they should pull those games from the market if they're going to go forward with this. They have an obligation to inform people that these games may not work as advertised.
Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982