Yesterday while browsing the web, I stumbled upon a blog where the author had written a post regarding what a computer scientist should know, in that list he had given links for further reading. One of these links was to a website [nand2tetris](http://nand2tetris.org/) where the goal is supposedly to build a modern computer from first principles! This seems very interesting to me, and I would like to ask whether anyone here has tried, or would recommend this project. In a video he says it could be completed in 12 weeks, is this an accurate estimate? If so I would perhaps …

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With all this talk about cheaper laptops for the third world, it’s easy to miss how inexpensive memory has become for us members of the first. I once prophesized to a colleague that by the end of this decade, a terabyte hard drive would be available for less than US$100. I was referring, of course, to conventional magnetic hard drives. I wasn’t really going out on a limb. We’re edging closer to that goal seemingly every day, but Best Buy circular has yet to appear with deals [i]that[/i] good (Samsung [URL= http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080521006156&newsLang=en]in a May 21 announcement[/URL] unveiled a one terabyte …

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Smaller, bigger, faster. The more time that goes by, the bigger the number of bits they squeeze into smaller places for less money. And always faster than before. This time it's Samsung, with [url=http://www.eetimes.com/news/design/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221901550]news today[/url] that it has begun volume production of flash memory that's more than three times faster than previous versions in a 30-nm die, which it claims makes it the world's smallest. In a separate announcement, the Korean giant said it is now producing the world's first 3-bit, multi-level-cell NAND flash chips using its 30-nm process. The circuits will be initially used to produce 8GB microSD cards, …

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