* Posts by neill miller

3 posts • joined 5 Apr 2008

HP: We're axing 29,000 workers? Add another 5,000 to that

neill miller

all self inflicted wounds yet blame other factors

HP was once a great company. their products lasted forever, were high priced but worth their money. every penny. then they bought compaq (after they choked after their digital purchase). whatever. they needed to cut costs, and therefore product lines. cheap compaq lines like ‘presario’ were rebranded as HP. useless crap. cheap chipsets from SIS, very little updates & support. they deserved to be oblivious. the only good products they make today are their server lines, though too pricey.

however, i still love HP. they have given birth to my ‘HP laserjet’. the thing does not even have a model number. it’s ONE. after that the laserjet TWO came out, a big success. but the ONE was groundbreaking, breathtaking, everlasting, reliable, goodwilled, cheap-to-use … i can go on longer. the thing prints 8 pages a minute, crisp, in courir since it has only 128MB RAM. whatever. it works. it’s almost 30 years old. it works. HP quality…. from back-then.

but now i hate HP, at the same time. i have a mid-priced inkjet ‘officejet-pro’, which, as a ‘pro’, i had great hopes for the machine. turned out a 5 cent piece of electric tape made it work again …. after HP tried to rip me off, and force me to buy another color cartridge. for $30.

my HP laserjet still works. if that inkjet ever dies, i just go back to my 30 year old HP printer, and smile, while i’m feeling the nice warmed up pages coming out of it. i love HP!

SSD tools crack passwords 100 times faster

neill miller

300 000 000

it's gotta be 300 000 000 whatever you use US/UK measuring

the cpu is a 4400 dual core, and you need at least a few compares/memory reads for one check, even within the cpu-cache, AFAIK they run 2300MHz

2300x2/300 = 15.3 cycles per check, sounds quick but possible

there's one aspect of SSD though everyone seems to forget: latency!

Al Gore's green job bonanza - can we afford it?

neill miller

disposable income ...

... will NOT increase, rather the opposite will happen, therefore the question should be: where will all the money come from other than printing new one?

reminds me of the piracy issue: industrie claims losses in the billions, but again, where's the beef?


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