Excuse my personal geekfest 22 May 2011 @ 20:40Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Technobabble , add a comment
Here’s just the splashy numbers:
There are SSDs and then there are SSDs — the Texas Memory Systems (TMS) RamSan-70 is definitely the latter, packing 900GB of high-speed SLC NAND flash onto a single half-length PCIe card. Boasting an incredible 2GB-per-second sustained external throughput, this near-terabyte solid state drive is clearly overkill for most of us, considering that it’s guaranteed to have a sky-high price (once details are released). Instead, the “900GB Gorilla,” as it’s come to be known around TMS HQ, is destined for high-end servers — though we certainly wouldn’t object to clearing out a slot in our desktop, if by some miracle we can afford this monster when it starts shipping in four to eight weeks.
Oh. Emm. Gee!!!!
The manufacturer lovingly calls it the “900GB Gorilla”. Although pricing will clearly put it out of the range of basically everything except the high-end server market….it would be seriously SUH-WEEET in a desktop case near the Command Bunker. Guess the General is going to need to put in the Purchase Order Request later this summer when this gem is available on the market.
IN MEMORIAM: Randy “Macho Man” Savage (1955 – 2011) 20 May 2011 @ 12:34Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : In Memoriam , add a comment
Not much of a WWF fan, but I know Macho Man Savage was a good guy.
Reports out of Florida (from the TMZ article) said he had a massive heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler, crossed over the opposing lane of traffic and hit a tree head on. Both he and his wife of one year were wearing seat belts. She is fine.
Being that the General has done rotations in hospital Emergency Rooms, he can say with a fair amount of certainty that the autopsy will not be pretty.
Prayers go out to Mrs. Savage and his fans.
BREAKING: Osama is dead 1 May 2011 @ 20:44Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Breaking News , add a comment
Reports are coming in that the 9:30 CT Presidential speech is going to report that Osama Bin Laden has been killed.
UPDATE 21:47 CT — Pentagon officials via Fox News are stating that the Al Queda leader was killed one week ago in a US military bombing. DNA testing on the body is what was the delay in confirmation was for. No news if he was killed in Afghanistan or Pakistan.
UPDATE 22:10 CT — AP reports that he was killed in a compound in Islamabad, Pakistan.
UPDATE 22:28 CT — Reports on Fox News are saying that it was a covert US ground operation in Pakistan that took out Bin Laden and that’s how the body was retrieved for DNA testing.
What should this tell the rest of the world? Plain and simple. We.WILL.FIND.YOU!!!!!
UPDATE 22:35 CT — President is now commenting on the news.
UPDATE 10:00 5/2/2011 — Please continue to pray for those members of our military all across the globe, but especially those still in harms way in Pakistan and Afghanistan. As you can imagine, this is GOING to cause retaliation strikes by just about every extremist anti-American group in the region.