Capacitor. The very word conjures up profound indifference amongst my family members every time I use it in conversation, which is surprisingly often. But, as many of you are aware, they are of profound importance to the operation of a Switch-Mode Power Supply, or SMPS for short. Today we will be taking a close look at how different quality capacitors can affect a computer power supply's output.
(By Oklahoma Wolf on Mon, Mar-05-2007 - 19772 Reads)
The rate hasn't quite bit doubled in subsequent years after Mr. Moore's statement was made back in 1965, but Mr. Moore was fairly close considering that, up until recently, data density has actually been doubling at a rate of once every 18 to 24 months.
Scary as it may sound, the people in my rants are very real. It's hard to believe, but the situations in my rants are real. And just as in real life, I never called anyone a name or expressed that I ever "hated" someone for simply being ignorant or stubborn. There's enough hate in this world, I don't want to add to it. As long as I am under the impression that people understand my rants as an expression of hatred towards people, then I'm going to cease going in that direction.
In my job I often end up going to AMD, Intel and Microsoft seminars and press conferences. When I meet some of the other techs at these get-togethers, I'm often reminded of the Simpson's character simply named, "Comic Book Guy".
I have a motto. I didn't copy it out of a book or translate it from ancient scrolls. It's a motto based on years of beating my head up against large, hard walls: "I have not seen everything and anything is possible."
"Don't you realize that any jerk off the street can buy that book, memorize it and still not know nearly as much as they should know to even get by and get an MCSE and then call you or me ever hour on the hour when they run into a problem because it wasn't covered on the test or their little 1,000 page paperback?" He seemed actually quite serious about his opinion about my little book.