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I finally did it.  I’ve had the computer hooked up to the TV for a long time, but yesterday while cleaning house, I brought up and set it to live and watched it most of the day.  I never get tired of hearing Leo Laporte talk about the latest technology.  And what great technology there is!  Apple has some kind of new solid state drive available with 10 gigabit transfer rates and you can hook four of them together in a RAID 0+1 (or 1+0) or something like that.  I don’t have an Apple or $2,000 to go out and get the drives, but I admit, it sure sounds exciting.  Just amagine what will be available in 10 years?


OCZ Technology | About OCZ | | OCZ Technology Introduces the High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) Interface to Revolutionize Solid-State Storage Performance

SAN JOSE, CA—September 29, 2010— OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, has unveiled a proprietary interface called “High-Speed Data Link” (HSDL) to accelerate the progression of solid-state storage. Unsatisfied with existing interface options, OCZ developed HSDL to eliminate I/O bottlenecks and enable SSD technology to operate at its full potential. With this initiative, OCZ aims to enhance high performance computing (HPC) and I/O-intensive infrastructures for its clients.

“Solid State Drive throughput speeds are increasing at a rate in excess of what current storage buses can support, and as a result, storage protocols are quickly becoming the bottleneck to storage subsystem performance,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. “Designed for both high-performance computing and enterprise storage applications, our new High Speed Data Link interface addresses this issue and revolutionizes data storage by significantly outperforming other current interfaces delivering performance at levels that saturate most CPU busses.”

Capable of running up to 20Gbps of data bandwidth per channel, HSDL significantly outperforms existing storage interfaces such as Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) which only offer 3Gbps/6Gbps data rates. Furthermore, multiple HSDL channels can be combined for maximum bandwidth to increase productivity levels in both consumer and enterprise applications.

via OCZ Technology | About OCZ | | OCZ Technology Introduces the High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) Interface to Revolutionize Solid-State Storage Performance.

via OCZ Technology | About OCZ | | OCZ Technology Introduces the High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) Interface to Revolutionize Solid-State Storage Performance.

Google Glitch Briefly Disrupts World’s Search

Wow – and I thought Google was the only sure thing going these days.
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Google has become part of so many people’s lives on this planet, like a dependable appendage — until suddenly it malfunctions.

Such was the case, at least temporarily, this morning from 9:30 a.m. Eastern time to about 10:25 a.m., when all searches returned results with the same warning message: “This site may harm your computer.” A link then referred users to, the nonprofit organization that works with Google to flag sites with potentially dangerous software. Even if people chose to click on a link, disregarding the warning, the site would not load.

Google explained what went wrong in a post on its own blog an hour and a half later, which was later revised to clarify that the fault was the company’s own.

Recently, Google Maps had a software glitch that advised drivers trying to get to different points within Staten Island, specifically zip codes 10302 and 10308, to take a 176-mile detour to Schenectady.
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How to Friend Mom, Dad, and the Boss on Facebook…Safely

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Oh no! Your mom just joined Facebook and what’s even worse, she wants to be your friend. More and more people are finding themselves in this situation today and unsure of what to do. Friending mom and dad, the boss, or other work colleagues opens up the details of your private life for the whole world to see – and you might not be entirely comfortable with that. What’s to be done?

A little over a year ago, Facebook launched a new feature called “Friend Lists.” With lists, you can create groups of friends on Facebook, separating work from family and close friends. It’s simple to use, but it’s definitely an underutilized feature. In fact, most of the people who spend their days “Facebooking,” never seem to take the time to worry about who’s seeing what…until it’s too late.

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Report: Microsoft Makes Big Cuts At Flight Sim Studio

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Microsoft Makes Big Cuts At  Flight Sim  Studio
Redmond, Washington-based ACES Studio, the Microsoft-owned internal group behind the venerable Microsoft Flight Simulator series, has been heavily affected by Microsoft’s ongoing job cuts.

Development sources have told Gamasutra that a large portion of the dev house’s staff has been let go – with multiple reports indicating that the entire Flight Simulator team has been axed.

The Microsoft-owned Flight Simulator is possibly the game industry’s longest-running continuous franchise.

Corroborating the reports, Twitter messages from collaborators of the Flight Simulator workers are claiming that the layoffs occurred earlier today, following Microsoft’s announcement that it would immediately cut around 1,400 jobs.

The Flight Sim series is well-known not just for its official releases, but for its unusually dedicated fan base, which has produced copious amounts of user mods and resources for players.
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