I have no idea how they work but I notice they make 1, 2, 4, 8 anf 16 gig cards for common usage
Does this mean they don't use a 32-bit addressing scheme?
no, there are 32 and 64g ones available too, but their price still exceeds the average consumer range.
There's actually more storage on the module than its indicated capacity, because the controller adds a bit of wear leveling and spare sector replacement -- all hidden from the host.
Good idea. Lots of it, big piles right next to an exhaust fan.
Each one should tell the host how big a block is, endless capacity.
also say that (unlike an increasing number of ISPs), Google Public
DNS behaves exactly according to the DNS standard, and will not
redirect you to advertising in the event of a failed lookup. Very
cool, but of course there are questions about Google's true
motivations behind knowing every site you visit."
Worse than that. I've been saying for years, all those people who whine that the US owns DNS: shut up and set up your own dns servers and you can tell everybody to point there and you can make mcdonalds.com go to whereever you want.
it seems google has caught on to my idea.
Once everybody starts using them for DNS, they control the yellow pages.
Now there's a good idea.
What's worse, ISPs will start using them for DNS if it turns out to be more reliable, and either way google will end up being able to resell whatever domain names they want.
Remember google doesn't even have to be evil to do these things, they just need to gather the control then have some evil group of companies buy them up (no, nobody can buy google? don't be stupid, they're a public company, money talks) and start pointing ebay.com and amazon.com to adsrus.com
Just you wait.
Ford (not evil my ass) ][
This is not to say that Google won't derive benefit from having people use their DNS servers. By simply knowing what sites people are visiting, they can datamine those logs for the same type of analytics that drive the rest of their system.
This could also be a defensive move, if they are anticipating that AT&T and Comcast will begin using DNS as a cudgel with which to abuse Google.
Firefox 3.5 ... seems like a decent, incremental upgrade.
One of the things that's bugging me about it, though, is that they've removed the throbber and replaced it with a mini-throbber that appears in the icon for each individual tab when that tab is loading.
I understand by they did it -- you want to know which tab is waiting for data. But I'm constantly finding that when I want to see whether a page has finished loading, it takes a couple of seconds for my eyes to find the right tab.
Not sure what could be done to fix this. Perhaps they just ought to change the mouse pointer when a loading tab has focus.
If you right click on the tab, you can customize the tab, one of the things you can drag on to it is the throbber.
yea. iceweasel 3.5. plus 2.6.32. my netbook is useable again. No more blocking at 100% cpu
The good news: I have a three year warranty on it, which is actually still in effect for another couple of weeks!
The bad news: I bought the laptop at CompUSA.
A little Googling reveals that the warranty is still going to be honored, but I'm expecting this is going to be one hell of a bumpy ride getting my laptop fixed.
A good reason to buy a dell after all? ;-P
they will come to your house (or work) and fix it...
Exactly. I didn't and don't want a Dell laptop.