philmt59 at aol.com
Fri Jun 29 05:03:56 CDT 2012
Good move, Joe. I always find 4GB optimum, as all PCs mess about reading drives as part of the mounting process. The bigger the drive, the bigger the delay, and 4GB is tolerable. I have yet to require anything with more capacity, at least until the computer comes bundled with the thumb drive!
BTW, I never considered carrying floppies sufficiently fast to qualify as 'Sneakernet'. I meant mag tape spools!
"Would you like to purchase the additional 4 KB of RAM with the kit, sir?" - My first computer purchase (Ohio Superboard), 1981. I declined.
"I cannot imagine anyone requiring more than 640 KB" - Bill Gates, ca. 1984
"Could I get a new brain please sir? This one's full" - undergraduate student in my lecture, ca. 1996
"While I'm under, could you fit my head with a USB port, please?" - comment to surgeon before wisdom tooth extraction, ca. 1999
On 28 Jun 2012, at 23:46, Joseph Bento wrote:
> On 6/27/2012 4:00 PM, Phil wrote:
>> Seven blue ray movies per second? Pah. I can carry at least ten of them one metre in one second without dropping them. Anyone remember "Sneakernet"?
>> Phil M1GWZ
> Sneakernet is still immensely popular in my workplace. The only change is the exchange is now done via thumb drive rather than floppy. Local trade shows have been great, lately. Been picking up lots of the giveaway 'swag' 4GB thumb drives.
> Joe, N6DGY
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