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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by goaljnky, Jan 8, 2010.
Wow. I don't think some of those things panned out:
The touch screen is making a come back, and somehow netflix can push a movie down a wire right into the TV. The discs are smaller, and show a HI-Def image.
But where the hell are the rocket belt packs:incazzato: We were promised over 30 years ago:mad5:
Flashback- I was in the middle of the Chicago snowstorm of 79' they reffered to. I recall making some pretty good money, at the time, shoveling off peoples roof's cause they feared collapse. Pretty trippy
I'm with ya on the rocket belt packs Mark!
I remember predictions from about that time that hard drives would soon be obsolete, and replaced by bubble memory or other technologies.
Well, there was the technology bubble. Probably not the same thing. :mad2:
they are obsolete. SSD's are where its at.
I still think that hard drives have a good 5 years left in them. SSD tech is not fully up to par with the longevity or size that mechanical drives can give. Besides, the tech is expensive and provides marginal gains over the best of the mechanical drives.
marginal? 30% or better read/write over a 10,000 RPM drive is hardly marginal. Not to mention most people have 5400rpm drives. SSD's will make spindle drives obsolete when the cost per GB comes down (its still astronomical but has come down 50-75% over a year ago). Besides, nobody needs a 1TB drive unless you're downloading movies and that's not exactly legal. The sweet spot is an SSD for system disk and programs and a larger, slower drive for docs/files that aren't critical for speed.
I was able to upgrade to a 128gb Samsung SSD for $150 when building my laptop. I just added a second matching one to do RAID-0, though I'm not sure I'll see better throughput.
We've been playing around with RAID-10 arrays of SSD's for a test/dev sandbox running some python that analyzes malware. nearly realtime outputs. the cool thing about that is you can now offload processor cycles to the storage....something unheard of 5yrs back.
So can you help me program my VCR?
if you still own one, yore beyond help!
See, one more thing.
I do. The PS3 has that annoying curve to it. My beer keeps sliding of.
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Open the pod bay doors HAL.
oh not so my friend. for those of us in the tech industry that use virtualization... 1TB is a nice starting point.
don't you have some kid around the neighborhood that can help? :lol: