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by Newfie
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: G-Mail space
Replies: 38
Views: 13869

G-Mail space

According to G-Mail, Google's cool e-mail system (of which I am a member), I have about 2.7 GB of space, and they continue to give me more and more each second. At any given point in time, I only use about 256 KB of their server space. Even if that was my first e-mail account, and if I saved all the...
by Newfie
Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advertising
Replies: 40
Views: 20389

Printing a magazine, newspaper, etc... Is very expensive process and you wouldnt get it as cheap you are getting it right now. Yeah, I was wondering why the Telegram was only 75 cents normally and the giant important weekly issue was only $1.50. I thought they just wanted to sell more of them quick...
by Newfie
Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pluto - A Planet no more
Replies: 19
Views: 6350

The giant space rocks, whatever you call them, are still there as they are, it's more so an opinion about what is and isn't a planet. Instead of planets, asteroids, meteors, comets, etc. maybe we should just call all of them "giant space rocks". That oughta clear it up for the astronomers who have a...
by Newfie
Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pluto - A Planet no more
Replies: 19
Views: 6350

The old saying:

"My very educated mother just served us nine pizzas"

would become

"My very educated mother just served us nachos"

or something like that

Anyone remember that?

With that mentality, shouldn't Rhode Island no longer be a state or PEI no longer be a province?
by Newfie
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advertising
Replies: 40
Views: 20389

Advertising

Have you noticed that traditional advertising has a far better reputation than Internet advertising? E-Mail got plagued with SPAM, some websites have pop-up ads, stuff like "Shoot the animal for a free iPod" gets repetitive and corny after a while, etc. However, on the radio, we have entertaining ji...
by Newfie
Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpbb one
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Nostalgia is a cool thing.

Starware, I salute your nostalgic efforts and I hope you succeed. :D

I wonder if there are any existing phpBB 1.x forums that still work... 8)
by Newfie
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2427

Even though I believe phpBB is doing a good job with security and stuff, as far as the Internet is concerned, you can almost never be paranoid enough. If everybody was paranoid, hackers/viruses/trojan horses/etc. would be about 99.9% eliminated. iServe is practicing paranoia, an essential part of a ...
by Newfie
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: OSUOSL.org's Rackathon 2006!
Replies: 9
Views: 3866

At least phpBB is truly free, there would be no guilt or pity to push someone to make a donation.

Possibly a good move in the long run. :)
by Newfie
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: OSUOSL.org's Rackathon 2006!
Replies: 9
Views: 3866

The majority of donations would likely be small ones like $1, $2, $5, etc. anyway.
by Newfie
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 64-bit computing
Replies: 26
Views: 9404

Well, if RAM continues to be separate from the user's main storage, then 16 EB oughta be enough for anybody! :D And if the flash drive is fast enough, Virtual Memory can do the job in the unlikely chance that more than 16 EB of RAM is ever necessary. Everybody here today should be dead by the time w...
by Newfie
Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 64-bit computing
Replies: 26
Views: 9404

Interesting concept, having all of the computer's information in one big chunk of RAM, from running programs to all the data that is not currently used. The OS would boot from a RAM drive, and then the CPU would use the remaining RAM for the binary code/executables. Yet all of it is contained in the...
by Newfie
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: user_id of admin: why 2 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 823

The mysterious user number 1... 8O
by Newfie
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 64-bit computing
Replies: 26
Views: 9404

For a 512-bit CPU, I do believe Intel and AMD already have the capability to create one, trouble is, it would cost an incredible amount of money. Even with the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit, I hardly noticed any speed increase (the normal 32-bit Windows XP is about the same speed as Windows XP 64...
by Newfie
Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 64-bit computing
Replies: 26
Views: 9404

In the world of technology, there is no such thing as "too much RAM," "too much hard drive space" or "too much processor speed." The thing is, that 64-bit CPUs are limited to 16 EB RAM. If we could say that 16 EB of RAM is enough for anybody, we wouldn't need to go through the trouble of inventing ...
by Newfie
Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 64-bit computing
Replies: 26
Views: 9404

It could use multiple computers. If the holodeck needed 256 EB RAM, 16 separate computer systems could work together to generate the imaginary environment, each one working on its own piece of the "world". If Captain Janeway wanted to visit a fake Florida, one computer could do Orlando, another coul...

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