[nycbug-talk] how are soekris boxes?
jesse at theholymountain.com
Thu Jul 29 16:48:03 EDT 2004
On Jul 29, 2004, at 10:39 AM, Barry Kominik wrote:
> Michael Hanulec wrote:
>> there was tons of talk about them in June. has anyone received
>> theirs yet? anyone onlist done anything cool w/ them yet?
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> I got mine a few months before all that talk. I love it. I use it as a
> home firewall/web/mail server running openbsd. I installed a 60 gig
> laptop hard drive. The only problem I have is heat. The system runs at
> about 60C which I think is too hot, though I haven't seen any errors.
> I just bought a cheap usb wifi card with the prism3 chipset. I plan on
> playing around with making a wifi base station. I'm also thinking of
> swapping out the hard drive for a compact flash. Has anyone ever seen
> one of these: US Modular 2.2GB compact flash;
> http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=338550 In the product
> details it says the media is glass. I'd love to find out more about
> this as it is cheap, $176.
I'm fascinated by these micro hard drives. Glass? I'm trying to read up
on them and have found one cool thing:
The heads are floated above teh platter on an air bearing. Thus they
don't work at high altitudes because the air mass can't push hard
enough on the head-beam.
I'm also trying to read up on how giant magnetoresistance works, but I
have little knowledge of spin and polarity.
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