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    Registered User Beryl's Avatar
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    Two GigaByte SD Card

    I can't believe I spent $180 (including shipping at ecost.com) since they will probably sell for $100 in 6 months.

    shaking my head

    These extravagancies get justified with "I work hard every dang day and deserve it."

    Now to fill it up with music, audible books, etc.
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    Good place for Bill Gates SilvrDrgn's Avatar
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    I think I paid almost $200 for my 512 MB SanDisk Ultra-II SD card back when I bought it. Don't remember how long ago. Still, look how cheap they are now. Yep, we've all been there!
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    Re: Two GigaByte SD Card

    Originally posted by Beryl
    I can't believe I spent $180 (including shipping at ecost.com) since they will probably sell for $100 in 6 months.

    shaking my head

    These extravagancies get justified with "I work hard every dang day and deserve it."

    Now to fill it up with music, audible books, etc.
    lol... or in a couple days thay wil have the special sales and sale it for 90 bux... LOL...

    thanks for the heads up on the card.. ive been waiting for it...

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    Expensive, yes. But think of how many songs, programs and dvd's will fit!
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    It amazes me how much memory we use. Years ago, before PDAs, I managed to get along with 0mb on my person. Then I bought an old Palm II. Then a Handspring Visor, etc. Fast forward, here I am with a 512mb card, wishing for more.

    My mom has the same problem with refrigerator space.

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    Originally posted by njbair
    My mom has the same problem with refrigerator space.
    Now that's funny!

    One of the first wireless pen based devices I used was a terminal I wrote an application for that was deployed in Casinos. The device had a total of 16MB of RAM/ROM, in which we had to load the OS, device drivers, our application, the database, and allocate space (RAM) for it to actually run as well. What we did to save ROM space was zip everything except the OS kernel and an unzip utility. During the boot process, the OS unzipped what it was going to load, and then deleted it from ROM after it was loaded in RAM and running... so we only needed a small amount of working space for unzipping and loading. Anyway, this was a commercial app that held in memory the database of all the Casino's VIPs, and communicated in real time with their accounting system to update information on there table games betting so they could get awards immediately. If you remember the movie Apollo 13, and that drill they went through to get enough amps to restart the command module, that was what we went through with memory. We kept trying different combinations of compression and drivers and order of loading to get them all up and running in the memory we had and not hit the wall. Those were the days! Now you can buy 2GB of RAM for a couple hundred bucks. Back then, the device with 16MB was about $5K if memory serves, and to add more memory was in the $x,xxx range... for a small increment.
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