Monday, March 20, 2017

Ars Technica: Intel’s first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM


Intel's first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM
Ars Technica

3D XPoint finally has (limited) commercial availability. Read the full story


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fossbytes.com: Which Linux Distribution Is Best For Me — Top 11 Operating Systems


Which Linux Distribution Is Best For Me — Top 11 Operating Systems
fossbytes.com

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care - The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/11/overkill-atul-gawande


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The Wall Street Journal: How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore’s Law


How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore's Law
The Wall Street Journal

Microprocessors got smaller, faster and more power-efficient, but as they reach their physical limitations, chip architecture is driving performance gains. Read the full story


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

National Geographic: Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades


Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades
National Geographic

Geologists couldn't account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Then a high school teacher dared to question the scientific dogma of his day. Read the full story


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The Road to a Free Europe Goes Through Moscow - POLITICO Magazine

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/russias-plot-against-the-west-214925


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WIRED: Ex-FCC Boss: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom


Ex-FCC Boss: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom
WIRED

Ted Cruz says net neutrality is Obamacare for the internet. Tom Wheeler looks to the Constitution for his comparison. Read the full story


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