Monday, December 17, 2007

Then & Now: Magnetic Storage


Here is how you used to have to move 5MB of storage:

Courtesy of Snopes


Compare that with today's 8GB thumb drive:

Courtesy of Newegg

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Israeli Air Strike on Syria Updated Yet Again

This story just doesn't die. It seems that almost everything is being linked to the mysterious air strike.
In a Defense Update article on the Russian navy in the Med, the author speculates that one of the reasons the Russian aircraft carrier is making a port call in Syria is to investigate the Israeli's EW usage during the operation. The Russian's are allegedly boosting their presence to increase their intelligence gathering in the region. Makes sense, seeing as the Russian navy has been in such a funk since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although I doubt the Sixth Fleet is losing much sleep over a single small carrier that has no operational experience.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I was never an Amiga user but an fascinated by its tale. It is a classic story of a superior technology that gets ruined by bad marketing and incompetent executives.

Thursday, December 06, 2007