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* Posts by Tom Stephenson

7 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009

Flashy mutant Ultrabooks to shove pure SSD chaps off cliff

Tom Stephenson

Re: This is a generic BOM

Apple bought their own SSD operation a few months ago. (Anobit)

I was in the middle of an SSD evaluation when Apple pulled the rug. Anobit made a very nice SSD (especially the SAS unit).

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3.2 billion pixel sky-watcher a step closer

Tom Stephenson
Happy

Re: 6 petabytes

6 petabytes no problem... Just takes a bit of power to keep all those disks spinning.

:-)

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WD pushes out super-slim shock-resistant Ultrabook drive

Tom Stephenson

Re: Near SSD performance?

No way will a 5400 RPM drive deliver 300MB/Sec. Not even in sequential read.

Think 150MB/Sec sequential read and you will be in the right ball park.

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iPad typos are Apple's fault, not yours - new claim

Tom Stephenson
Coat

It's really N key roll over that is missing

If you press a key, then another (while the first is still pressed) and the system sees both keystrokes, that is 2 key roll over. If you can press three keys and the system sees all three keys, that's N key roll over.

Real keyboards debounce the keystrokes *and* provide N key roll over. You should on a mechanical keyboard be able to slide you finger across the row and not miss a keystroke. But you will miss keystrokes if you have only 2 key roll over.

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Red Hat engineer renews attack on Windows 8-certified secure boot

Tom Stephenson

Alternative to UEFI

If hardware suppliers are really on the ball they will include a jumper that allows the user to boot using UEFI or a BIOS image. In that way you CAN upgrade/downgrade your OS and your hardware. The ultimate freedom. Lock into Win 8 or run as things are today.

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Yahoo! 'f**ked me over'! says! Carol! Bartz!

Tom Stephenson

She won't be happy till she runs for Gov of CA.

:-)

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Recession ending for Western Digital

Tom Stephenson

WD SSD

Actually, the article did discuss the WD SSD plan. They bought Silicon Systems (which have SSD product). The two companies are in the process of merging.

Hope they are successful.

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