10 posts • joined Tuesday 7th October 2008 16:29 GMT
Memory prices to drop
One thing that will be interesting are the secondary impacts of the drive shortage. As PC sales drop due to shortages or increased prices for hard drives, we can expect a surplus of other components. For non-comodities, such as CPUs, this will have little impact on the price, but for memory, this could drive the price down.
I doubt that memory makers are flexible enough to shift production over to flash fast enough to take advantage of the increased demand for alternatives to hard drives and at the same time avoid a glut in the DRAM market.
Apparent position, not actual position
It sounds like this is a map based on the apparent position of the quasars relative to Earth, not their real position, In other words, it's their locations as of when the light hitting Earth now left them. Until we start navigating with FTL drives or wandering around in a TARDIS, that will probably be good enough.
Will this run all phones that currently have WM6, or did they raise the requirements?
I might be willing to do an OS upgrade to get a better browser, which might postpone my jumping to a Google or Apple phone.
This sounds a lot like the lawsuit that Data Domain investors filed when their board didn't try to get a bid from EMC before agreeing to the NetApp deal, except in that case, there plainly was another party interested in purchasing the company, while it's less clear here, making it harder to claim specific damages.
Failed on my phone
I installed it on my T-Mobile Dash (HTC Excaliber, I think). It comes up and just sits there. I'm not sure if it's because the phone doesn't have enough RAM, or if Fennec can't handle a non-touch screen phone.
It's a shame, since Internet Explorer Mobile is useless on most sites.
This sounds like a chemical version of the traditional mathematical problem of factoring. It's much easier to put two things together than to take them apart. That's the basic concept behind RSA encryption. It's also the same idea here. It's nice to see the same concept showing up in multiple realms.
How efficient is this technology? I hooked up my Kill-A-Watt to my cell phone charger, and it reports 0 watts when the phone isn't connected, and between 1 and 2 watts when it is. That said, I do use a similar system for recharging my Wii controllers, so this isn't some theoretical technology, just another company pushing something that already exists. And the good news is that if it takes off, everything needed to support it on the device will be built-in in the future. So given that they don't talk about efficiency, I assume there's a big downside there.
Yes, but not at Walmart
"What, don't progressives, libertarians, and Greens also want to "Save money" and "Live better"?"
Yes, but not at Walmart. Progressives and friends shop at Target, the Walmart for people who don't want to shop at Walmart.
Many devices need this.
I had an electric hedge trimmer that became useless when the battery stopped holding a charge. I've had electric shavers with the same problem. This is not a new problem.