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Old 08-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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Got the hard drive in the laptop switched out today. Old one was clicking, but still readable. (Thank heaven for Ghost.)

Upgraded from 80GB to 120GB, which doesn't sound all that massive until you actually see the drive itself:



A bit larger than a MicroDrive, but still makes a standard 2.5" laptop drive look like a a stone tablet.
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You ever stop and think for a while about the fact that we undeniably live in the future now?
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I'm waiting for my Johnny Mnemonic chip.
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You ever stop and think for a while about the fact that we undeniably live in the future now?
Yep. I remember watching Star Trek (TNG, DS9, Voyager) as a kid and thinking how cool it would be to have a PADD:



And now we do with the iPhone/iPod Touch.
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that's a massive palm
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There are over like 700 million transistors in that chip. Just think about that for a little while.
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Pretty much every time I reach into my pocket and pull out my little Swiss Army knife (which has a USB memory stick in it) and think "This knife has more storage capacity than existed in the entire world during the Apollo moon landings."
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That is pretty small for a HDD, the new SSD are pretty damn small as well.



sorry about size, seems sandisk likes huge pictures.
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Pretty much every time I reach into my pocket and pull out my little Swiss Army knife (which has a USB memory stick in it) and think "This knife has more storage capacity than existed in the entire world during the Apollo moon landings."
And yet, here I am doing afterhours support with an RDP client on my other monitor, trying desperately to just get a dang service pack to install on a client's server. Why? Security concerns? Technology updates? Functional improvements?

No. I'm just trying to install blasted Word 2007.

Progress? I don't think so.
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Word on a server? Makes sense? I don't think so...
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Terminal server.

I finally got the service pack installed, but I rebooted almost 10 minutes ago, and it hasn't allowed me to remote in again since. :(
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Makes sense. We have remote power switches on all our machines just for instances like you are running into right now. Also, LAN KVMs. Makes working remotely on the servers so cake.
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yeah, well this is my most cheap-*** customer, so no DRACs on this server. I created a trouble ticket for in the morning.

FML.
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I live 20 min away from my building anyway. So I just take small trips on Saturdays to do **** like this that might result in an outage.
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Thank goodness for aliens.
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God I hate those ZIF drives.

Small, yet unreliable.
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That what she said?
Her: It's so....small
Joe: Yeah, but look what it can do!
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Pretty much every time I reach into my pocket and pull out my little Swiss Army knife (which has a USB memory stick in it) and think "This knife has more storage capacity than existed in the entire world during the Apollo moon landings."
BTW, that needed a little time to sink in. Mind if you tell me where you sourced that bit of info from?
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Finally, Hustler can have a hard drive smaller than his *****.
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