Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers New Halo 15TB HDDs: Western Digital Unveils the Ultrastar DC HC620

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers New Halo 15TB HDDs: Western Digital Unveils the Ultrastar DC HC620

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by Anton Shilov on October 26, 2018 12:00 PM EST Posted in HDDs Western Digital HGST SMR Ultrastar 15TB Western Digital this week introduced its new Ultrastar DC HC620 family of hard drives that consists of 14 TB and 15 TB models. The HDDs use shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology and are aimed at applications…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Beyond the Digital Revolution: The Need for Militant Optimism

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Beyond the Digital Revolution: The Need for Militant Optimism

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When we launched WIRED, we were accused of being Pangloss­ian optimists. I embraced that as a badge of honor. The Digital Revolution was reinventing everything, and that was good. Twenty-five years on, that optimism is no longer justified—it’s necessary. Indeed: militant optimism.WIRED’s premise was that the most powerful people on the planet weren’t the politicians…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards:The Asahi Shimbun

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards:The Asahi Shimbun

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“How do I double click?” “What is a cell in a spreadsheet?” Mashiko Ishii often hears that her fellow lecturers at Uchida Human Resources Development Center become confused when they are asked such basic questions during training for new employees of IT companies. Pressing the button of a computer mouse twice and knowing the basic…

Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients’ Phones Inside ERs

Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients’ Phones Inside ERs

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Some personal injury law firms now automatically target online ads at anyone who enters a nearby hospital’s emergency room and has a cellphone. The ads may show up on multiple devices for more than a month. sshepard/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption sshepard/Getty Images Some personal injury law firms now automatically target online ads at…