* Posts by eswierk

5 posts • joined 14 Apr 2011

Apple marks '1984' anniversary with iPhone-produced un-commercial

eswierk

Re: Pish

Indeed. It's the worst atrocity the world has seen since 11/9.

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Word wonks insist GIFs are really JIFs

eswierk

The OED is obviously written by a bunch of jits.

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Google stiffs Samsung on price, now wireless charging too

eswierk

Re: SD

Anybody know why the nexuses don't have SD cards?

http://www.androidcentral.com/why-nexus-devices-have-no-sd-card

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Cisco may slash 10,000 jobs

eswierk

Salary is only part of it

In the US, an employee's health insurance and other benefits cost a company nearly as much as his salary. So the average laid-off employee would be paid roughly $50k annually, which isn't high by CA tech worker standards.

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Viking Modular plugs flash chips into memory sockets

eswierk

Power loss

(1) The purpose of the supercap on the flash DIMM is to store enough power so that when main supply drops, the flash controller can itself down properly with no advance warning.

(2) The flash DIMM is probably not connected electrically to the memory hub; only the power pins are used.

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