Sandisk Extreme III CF cards?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by John A. Stovall, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. John A. Stovall

    Bill Guest

    Not a benchmark utility, but a reasonably decent measurable method. See
    the tests your own link points to below.
    Yup...and I'm not saying your tests are wrong, just not applicable to
    what most users want to know - is card X faster than card Y in my

    If you read all of the article, you know the important tests were those
    conducted with actual cameras. High transfer speeds from the card reader
    to a computer may be nice, but it's not the critical part of the process
    of taking photos.
    My mind is card/camera performance. :)
    Bill, Mar 6, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  2. John A. Stovall

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    I would -- except that I don't *own* a Mac. I do own a token
    Windows system (for income tax programs and a very few other things not
    yet supported on unix), and a bunch of unix boxen.. A Mac would do as
    well as a Windows box for those things -- but they tend to cost more for
    a seldom-used system. :)

    DoN. Nichols, Mar 6, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  3. John A. Stovall

    G.T. Guest

    What's a boxen? I don't see it in the dictionary. Are you a pretentious
    UNIX admin who wishes they had a bunch of vaxen to admin? What UNIX boxes
    do you own?

    G.T., Mar 6, 2005
  4. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

    Boxen \Box"en\ (b[o^]ks"'n), a.
    Made of boxwood; pertaining to, or resembling, the box
    ({Buxus}). [R.]

    The faded hue of sapless boxen leaves. --Dryden.

    From Jargon File (4.3.0, 30 APR 2001) [jargon]:

    boxen /bok'sn/ pl.n. [very common; by analogy with {VAXen}] Fanciful
    plural of {box} often encountered in the phrase `Unix boxen', used to
    describe commodity {{Unix}} hardware. The connotation is that any two
    Unix boxen are interchangeable.
    Ben Rosengart, Mar 6, 2005
  5. John A. Stovall

    G.T. Guest

    Yep, pretentious jargon.

    G.T., Mar 6, 2005
  6. Philistine. Nobody appreciates the Restoration poets any more.
    Ben Rosengart, Mar 6, 2005
  7. John A. Stovall

    G.T. Guest

    Hahaha, nice edit. I'm no Philistine, hell, I've never even been to

    G.T., Mar 6, 2005
  8. John A. Stovall

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    [ ... ]
    It is a common plural of "box" in the computer world -- and also
    among players of button accordions. You won't find it in most
    dictionarys, but you will find it in _The New Hacker's Dictionary_,
    published by MIT Press.
    I do not wish to have even a single VAX, thank you. I am
    currently a *retired* unix admin -- at least nobody is paying me to play
    with these now. :)
    Hmm ... which order to use? O.K. In *service* at the moment:

    3 ea Sun Ultra-2 -- various CPU clock speeds 200 MHZ through 400 MHz
    (actually, one of the three is down awaiting new disks for a
    fresh install of a newer version of Solaris.)

    1 ea Sun Ultra-1/140 -- running OpenBSD, and serving as a firewall.

    3 ea Sun SS-5 -- two 170 MHz, and one 110 MHz -- One running OpenBSD

    1 ea Sun SS-20

    2 ea Sun SS-10 -- one with two double ROSS CPU cards.

    1 ea SUN LX still in service -- domain name server

    1 ea Tadpole (Sun SPARC laptop) Booted only when needed.

    1 ea Ancient IBM Thinkpad 760XD alternately running OpenBSD or
    Windows in the field, depending on my needs. Again, booted only
    when needed.

    1 ea Shuttle SS51G Intel box running OpenBSD

    1 ea Misc pentium running a modified Linux to control a Bridgeport
    CNC milling machine.

    1 ea Tower style 2.9 GHz Pentium 4, running Windows when I can't
    avoid it, and scheduled for OpenBSD when I find unix equivalents
    for the last of the programs. So -- yes, it is *not* a unix box
    at the moment.

    All Sun boxen may be presumed to be running some version of
    Solaris or SunOs unless otherwise stated.

    Aside from those, there are the *retired* machines, unix unless
    otherwise stated:

    1 ea) Altair 680b -- my first home machine. Obviously not unix, nor
    really equipped with *any* OS.

    1 ea) SWTP 6800 -- much modified. Not unix

    1 ea) SWTP 6809 -- running OS-9 when last run. A sort of unix-like
    OS which fit in under 64K of RAM.

    1 ea) Cosmos CMS/UNX -- a 68000 based unix machine -- my first unix
    box. Deadly slow. :)

    3 ea) Sun 2/140 machines -- Motorola 68010 CPU.

    1 ea) Sun 3/140 machine -- Motorola 68020 CPU

    2 ea) Sun 3/160 and 3/180 machines (same except that the /180 is

    2 ea) Tektronix 6130 (NS 32016 CPU, BSD 4.2 variant.)

    1 ea) Calma (IIRC) double-headed machine with built-in digitizing tablet
    for drafting, etc, klugy version of Sys5 unix. CPU is the
    Fairchild clipper.

    ? ea) Some spare SS-10 and SS-20 boxen not currently installed.

    And there may be a few machines which I have forgotten.

    Are you satisfied with your off-topic question?

    We should probably drop this from this newsgroup.
    DoN. Nichols, Mar 7, 2005
  9. ROTFLMAO! You must have a bigger apt. than I do.

    Rodney Myrvaagnes NYC J36 Gjo/a

    "Be careful. The toe you stepped on yesterday may be connected to the ass you have to kiss today." --Former mayor Ciancia
    Rodney Myrvaagnes, Mar 7, 2005
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.