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Memory and Storage

The RAM is the main memory of the computer and it works hand in hand with the processor to enable speedy execution of commands. This means having a sizeable RAM to match your processor speed and type is very important. 471 more words

Personal Computer

Scrap a Hard Drive, Build a Rotary Encoder

There’s something to be said for the feel of controls. Whether it’s the satisfying snap of a high-quality switch or the buttery touch of the pots on an expensive amplifier, the tactile experience of the controls you interact with says a lot about a device. 198 more words

Hardware

Data loss

Over the weekend, I had an internal HDD fail on me and I lost a lot of data. Fortunately, I had a backup on an external HDD. 24 more words

Computing

Sunoco’s no-nos: highlights from the January 3 DEP Order

Anti-pipeline activists won a major victory when the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a 24-page “Administrative Order” requiring Sunoco to temporarily stop all work on the Dragonpipe (Mariner East 2 pipeline). 1,154 more words

Regulation