* Posts by eswierk

7 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Apr 2011

Worried about the impending demise of Windows 10? Google wants you to give ChromeOS Flex a try


Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES


The Register narrowly avoids committing act of journalism

Let's see: counterfactual subheading ("metal-on-metal VIOLENCE"), irrelevant photo (first of a totaled Honda in a junkyard, now of a completely unrelated Google self-driving car), scare quote attributed to no one ("uncrashable"), borrowing heavily from a secondary source (Reuters), no primary reporting, yet stripping useful context from the original (no self-driving car has yet been found at fault in a crash).

But at least the Delphi exec should be pleased that his little PR stunt worked. Now I know Delphi has a self-driving car!

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


Re: Pish

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

Word wonks insist GIFs are really JIFs


The OED is obviously written by a bunch of jits.

Google stiffs Samsung on price, now wireless charging too


Re: SD

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


Cisco may slash 10,000 jobs


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.

Viking Modular plugs flash chips into memory sockets


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.