* Posts by Zech Lim

5 posts • joined 8 Jun 2007

Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

Zech Lim

Q-Dir file explorer

Best damned free software explorer replacement, wish there was one for linux. Up to 4 panes, multiple tabs, recursive folder sizing (best ever feature), built in viewers, x86, x64 and PORTABLE versions.

softwareok.de

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Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C902 cameraphone

Zech Lim
Paris Hilton

Memory vs. Storage - Mass Confusion

Dear Reg, as a respectable IT rag, er, publication, PLEASE...do not join the clueless marketing dolts who market to the equally (un)schooled masses that a "phone has 160mb MEMORY". IT HAS 160MB MASS STORAGE. It is like the hard disk on a PC. For reasons best left to the creators of the school system, even in this e-day and e-age, the masses have never really gotten round to distinguishing between ROM, RAM and a DASD..far less SRAM, cache, registers....

Look, it really gripes me when a phone marketeer tries to tell that a phone has x amount of MEMORY and it's expandable with a MEMORY CARD to xGb. IT'S F'ING STORAGE. If I could add MEMORY (as in RAM) to my phone I'd be a seriously happy camper. And what of all the marketing that "Your phone is your computer" crap......where are the specs!!!!!!!!! WTF is the CPU type, speed, bus speeds etc.... these are all buried probably among the phonegeek sites and even then serious phone review sites RARELY mention this stuff. All we ever hear is that the phone has got MORE MEMORY so you can STORE MORE SONGS...MORE PICS...ad nauseam. Look at the eee...a low power cpu etc..yet RAM, SSD, USD expansion is all clearly stated. And I thought the phone is a computer+radio chip? I own a symbian 9.2 nokia, and you have to use a $$ 3rd party utility like Handy Taskman to tell how much free RAM and FLASH you have, there is no way to even see this information using the built in tools and apps.

Despite having very little love for M$...at least their phone boys got it right and state CPU speed, RAM, ROM, and USER STORAGE + expandable STORAGE. Perhaps that's why Nokia isn't marketing successfully to the US.

Perhaps El Reg can whisper to the phoneboys regarding architecture vs. marchitecture. Hell they are not even marchitecting correctly.

Paris coz I forgive her for not distinguishing between a RAM and a Hard Diks.

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The first rule of Reg Club is...

Zech Lim
Coat

What is it with the coat? I'm from Asia

If a land war happens in Asia, by virtue of geographic association and propinquity, I will likely be involved. And methinks perhaps only Asians staying in the northern regions (Korea and northwards) wear coats regularly. The rest of the continent is too frigging hot and humid.

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Google Maps rolls out the Mesopotamian nil-cubit

Zech Lim

Chinese Imperial Cun

The word is pronounced as "chun" as in Wing Chun kungfu. In Chinese phonetics (HanYu Pinyin), "c" has the properties of "ch" as in "chair".

Admittedly, I couldn't help sniggering at the word either.

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Five things Sony needs to do save the PS3

Zech Lim

Sony = DRM

Sony screwed up royally when their content division decided to screw every other division around. Betamax, UMD, Memory Stick/MagicGate, BluRay....I'm sure El Reg has copious amounts of archived coverage on this.

Personally, I think Sony has cool gadgets, IF, IF they didn't have their products DRM'd up to the arse. Same goes for Apple. For God's sake, I wouldn't mind a Tower of Babel for unified standards....I'm no communist but why pay 4x for the same amount of storage, a 1 is a 1 in the register (pun intended)...and yes, no PC game needs 20Gb. Look at their VAIO PCs....cool devices, and based on the open PC architecture. That's something worth buying when I have the moolah.

MrMagoo made a VERY good point about the PSP....it's all about Marchitected Obsolescence....that sucks BIG TIME. I'm still running my Duron 1200 w 1.5Gb SDRAM and 8Mb VGA card thank you very much. I can play most Flash games and run anything I damn well please, even Linux when I fancy.

I'm saving up for a nice C2D/Athlon X2 with prolly a Graphzilla card and 4Gb RAM for Oblivion.

My last Sony was a Betamax player which died a natural death the day the media died. And I won't own an Apple or an iPod. My content/data is MINE, not AACS LA/*AA/BigDRM/M$

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