[svlug] Mars Rover
Robert Hajime Lanning
lanning at lanning.cc
Sun Jan 25 09:52:47 PST 2004
<quote who="Karsten M. Self">
> on Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 06:03:44AM -0700, Karl Larsen (k5di at zianet.com) wrote:
>> As you have heard, they are having computer problems on Mars.
>> This morning I learned the problem is with "flash memory". I have never
>> run across flash memory so I wonder if anyone here knows what that is.
> I think it's what they had in instamatics.
This would be Disk-on-Chip technology.
You know, Compact Flash, PCMCIA memory, memory sticks, Secure Digital cards,
Multi-Media Cards, Smart Memory... I have a 1Gigabyte Compact Flash card, that
I bought for my Sharp Zaurus PDA. Though, I have loaned it out to a friend for
use in his digital camera. Somewhere I have a 4Megabyte PCMCIA Flash Memory
card for my Apple Newton (long gone, screen cracked, not worth saving.)
That would be far sturdier than sending spinning disks up there.
"Park the heads! We're landing!"
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