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- Response Source | Press Releases – Help cut your removal costs |…
- Hiring movers often takes detective work
- A storage technology that breaks Moore’s Law
- Bring on the cheaper computers
Response Source | Press Releases – Help cut your removal costs |…
Response Source – Response Source (press release) – Mar 19, 2008
access, parking, stairs. com have a list of removal and self storage companies on their site and also offer a free moving request quotation service. Do some of the hard work – pack your boxes yourself to bring down the costs. Buy quality packing materials as poor quality or odd shape boxes are a false economy.
Hiring movers often takes detective work
Inman.com – Inman.com (subscription) – Mar 19, 2008
Most moves will be local. Others will be cross-country. There are simple moves and complex moves, but there is a method to the moving madness, according to Linda Bauer Darr, president and CEO of the. "The most important thing you need to do when you’re preparing for a move is to put your to-do list together," she explains, adding that the hard part is figuring out how much stuff you’re trying to move and how long it will take you to get it all together. "People lose perspective, and they get excited about their new house and they think about the house they’re leaving…
If the amount is small, you may be able to use your car or borrow a friend’s van or truck. If the amount is larger, but you still feel you can move yourself without injury, you can hire a small moving truck. If you decide to hire a moving company, Bernas suggests asking friends, family members and work colleagues for recommendations of moving companies with which they had a good experience. "Ask your friends or family for movers with which they have felt comfortable. Then, get a listing of our accredited moving companies online. Do your own research and ask around," he says. There’s no easy way to pick a good mover, he admits.
A storage technology that breaks Moore’s Law
InfoWorld – Mar 19, 2008
In MEMS, the electronics or “brains” of the chip are usually fabricated using integrated circuits, while the moving parts are microscopic components etched from silicon in a micromachining process. Millipede itself was based on nanoscale research in which individual iron atoms were arranged with atomic precision on a special copper surface. That research won two IBM scientists the 1986 Nobel Prize in physics. Millipede works by using a microscopic probe to make an indent in a polymer material. Each indent represents a single bit as part of the write operation…
By using thousands of such probes in parallel, array-based memory achieves high data rates, with each probe able to read, write, and erase in its own data field. Where Millipede puts “dents in plastic,” Nanochip has found a better material for the read-write process to occur, according to Knight, though he declines say what that better material is. A year and a half ago, Knight says, the company made a breakthrough on a new media type that could be infinitely rewritable. “The media never wears out,” Knight claims. “That’s really what got the company rolling fast.
Bring on the cheaper computers
News & Observer – Mar 19, 2008
Cheap and ubiquitous makes sense. Intel had to have been looking at the striking success of the Asus Eee PC. The little notebook with the 7-inch screen is the product of a Taiwanese company with vision. It is a tiny machine that taps flash memory for local storage instead of hard disks and offers easy Net connectivity. The Eee PC comes with preinstalled Linux and is compatible with Windows XP, if you’re so inclined. You can get 4 gigabytes of storage onboard and wireless or Ethernet capabilities. Buy the top of the line model and you’re just over $400 on Amazon.