* Posts by manford

4 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jun 2019

Microsoft introduces AI meddling to your files with Copilot in OneDrive


I am so thankful that I chose not to ever use OneDrive. 'nuff said.

VMware has clouded the SmartNIC market, not created it



I am wondering if this marketing decision is related to VMware now being owned by Broadcom. There could be an antitrust issue here with VMware, Symantec and hardware DPUs all combining under the Broadcom umbrella to muscle out any competition.

Boffins improve on tech that extracts DC power from ambient Wi-Fi


Crystal radio?

This reminds me of the old crystal radios that grabbed enough power from AM radio transmitters to power a earphone with the broadcast. WiFi is nowhere near as powerful as a 50000 kilowatt transmitter several miles away. As a kid, it struck me that if you could link multiple circuits together in phase, you could likely power a light. Unfortunately, that was long before efficient LEDs came on the scene.

Western Digital invites frenemies to help hash out storage standards of the future-ture-ture-ture


"Like SMR, this approach requires serialisation before data is written, and this needs to be done by the host system"

Hmmm.... Sounds like tape to me.