Now that Windows 7 will support the TRIM command on SSD disk controllers, the defragmentation slow down will go away. But what else is there in store for suffering SSD owners? Well maybe the disk controllers need to be re-architected too. Enter Indilinx in the Patriot Torqx SSD
David Lynch inspires Moby and returns the favor by letting Lynch create a music video. Now I’m inspired by Moby and inspired by David Lynch. It’s a gordian knot of inspiration these days.
I was raised on the most successful initiatives from Public Television, or ETV as it was previously known (E standing for Educational of course). Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Reading Rainbow were my bread and butter as a kid. via TidBITS Just for Fun: Welcome to Internet U, via Video. I couldn’t… Continue reading TidBITS: Welcome to Internet U, via Video
Backup your Data. No, I’m not kidding, stop what you’re doing right now and buy a backup hard drive. Right Now!
There’s a lot of hype, but it looks like cloud-based applications will enter a new era when Google Waves hits the market. Lookout Sharepoint, Google’s got Waves.
ATI Avivo is not ready for prime time. But you should read the Anandtech review all the same to see why. Maybe it can be revved and turned into something comparable to nVidia’s own GPU acceleration efforts.
I don’t know why there isn’t more work put into visualizing the flow of edits to a text. In paper and pencil and even in the era of the typewriter the slow back and forth of edits/corrections is hard to grasp. But the era of electronic text should make this automatic, shouldn’t it?
Netbooks are a computing platform to reckon with. You only need to look at total sales over the last year to see it’s the only growth area for Intel and the computer manufacturers. I think the performance of Intel Atom CPU’s while not perfect is ‘good enough’. The next target for improvement is to give netbooks the cell phone-like ability to conserve the battery. Maybe Pine Trail can do that.
Larrabee is getting larger and later. These are not desirable traits if you are competing in a market dominated by nVidia and AMD. You have to have to on time, no bigger than other competitors GPUs as die size is a huge cost variable. Lastly you have to compete on price. If as Intel is doing you make the product so many things to so many people, and make it outperform products ‘currently’ available,… In two years there will be on market for your product.
Beware! There be Futurists about all weekend long as the Apple WWDC starts next week. Everyone wants a scoop, or an opportunity to wax philosophical and all. O’Reilly Radar is there to wax with the best of ’em.