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Follows industry-accepted best practices, Tells users about government data demands, Discloses policies on data retention, Discloses government content removal requests, Pro-user public policy: opposes backdoors. Adobe. Amazon. Apple. AT&T, N/A. Comcast, N/A. Credo. Dropbox. Facebook. Google ...
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SSD prices in a free fall. "By packing 32 or 64 times the capacity per die, 3D NAND will allow SSDs to increase capacity well beyond hard drive sizes. SanDisk, for example, plans 8 TB drives this year, and 16 TB drives in 2016."

"This all means that SSDs will surpass HDDs in capacity in 2016. There's even serious talk of 30 TB solid-state drives in 2018."

"There clearly is an inflexion point in the use of hard drives coming."
With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed?
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"The design allows for extraordinary economy in computer processing: the terrain for eighteen quintillion unique planets flows out of only fourteen hundred lines of code. Because all the necessary visual information in the game is described by formulas, nothing needs to be rendered graphically until a player encounters it. Murray compared the process to a sine curve: one simple equation can define a limitless contour of hills and valleys—with every point on that contour generated independently of every other. “This is a lovely thing,” he said. “It means I don’t need to calculate anything before or after that point.” In the same way, the game continuously identifies a player’s location, and then renders only what is visible. Turn away from a mountain, an antelope, a star system, and it will vanish just as quickly as it appeared. “You can get philosophical about it,” Murray once said. “Does that planet exist before you visit it? Sort of not—until the maths create it.”

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No Man’s Sky will let virtual travellers explore eighteen quintillion full-featured planets. Credit Hello Games
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Stumbled across Lake Street Dive this weekend and I can’t get enough of this song. So I bought the whole “Fun Machine” EP - so good!
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If you’ve clicked on a Twitter link in the last couple of months that has taken you to a tall rectangle of shaky footage and lots of shouting in a bar, chances are you’ve stumbled on to a friend’s Periscope or Meerkat feed.
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In honor of the latest Pixar movie’s release, here’s a look at the story behind “Toyota Story”, which started out as a single image for the MAD website during the Toyota “unexplained acceleration” lawsuit and investigation, and ended up being used as part…
In honor of the latest Pixar movie’s release, here’s a look at the story behind “Toyota Story”, which started out as a single image for the MAD website during the Toyota “unexplained acceleration” lawsuit and investigation, and ended up being used as part of a parody in MAD #504 back in 2010. The initial job was described to me as a fake poster for a “Toy Story” spin-off film, done in a typical Pixar look, with the gag being the toys behind the w...
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The FTC just settled its first case involving crowdfunding against a man who pocketed $122,000 in contributions on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter without delivering the project - but he's not go...
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