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3 posts • joined 9 Feb 2008

Good news for gamers who don't leave the house: SanDisk debuts 24/7 Extreme PRO SSD

John Stoffel

I agree, the longer warrantee now makes it much more likely that I would buy one of these for my home systems, as well as work systems. But it does come down to the number of writes in the specs, which I haven't touched yet.

Don't you all look at warrantee length when you buy spinning rust too? The extra money is well worth it when/if a drive dies 4 years down the road. You might argue that it will be obsolutete by then, but it probably will still be useful no matter what.

John

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BlackBerry makes its devilish Android trickery official in OS update

John Stoffel

I've had a Z10 from quite early on, and now I'm also carrying an iPhone 5 and I have to say I prefer the screen size and feel of the Z10 over the iPhone. Somethings are better on the iPhone, but the Z10 gets alot right as well.

The soft keyboard on the Z10 is better, or at least I can type faster and more accurately on there than on the apple. I've got bigger hands, so I find the just a bit bigger Z10 a real advantage. I'd probably go Android otherwise because of the physical size I'd prefer to have.

I also like that I can expand my Z10 with an SDHC card for more storage room, as well as replac the battery with a new one or a spare if need be. And the iPhone's email is *horrible*. Maybe I'm dumb, but not being able to group emails by sender and quickly and easily select multiple emails at once is key, and the oiPhone (running iOS 7) just doesn't do that.

I do like iIOS7 though, it looks much better to my eye and seems to work quite well overall.

John

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Prince Opteron unloads on AMD, Intel and the future of memory

John Stoffel

Wow, remembering the Encore Multimax...

Wow, this brings me back. My school brought in an Encore Multimax to reaplce a DEC-20 as the general computer for the school. 20 processors, 64mb of RAM. A real screamer! Cost us $250k at the time.

I helped move it in and it worked well with a bunch of DECstation 3100s as the front ends, replacing VT100/220s.

Three years later, we ditched it for $25k... talk about depreciation!

It was a pretty decent machine, watching compiles fly by with 'make -j 8' was cool.

John

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