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  • IBM: The World's First Hard Drive

    Hard drives have grown in size and slimmed down in size over the years. When the first hard drives were being developed they were 3.75 Megabytes, that is the size of about one high quality 3 minute song. It was 68 cubic feet big, that is the just under the average minicompact car cubic footage. And weighed just about as much as the car, the hard drive weighing in at 2,000 pounds. To access data on it it would take about 600 milliseconds, that was fast for back then. They were amazed they could measure it in milliseconds and not seconds. The price per megabyte was about 9,000 dollars (Farrance, 2006). In 1956 IBM shipped its first hard drive the Ramac 305 system, having 5 megabytes of data and selling for 10,000 dollars. It worked with 50 24-inch platters with being the size of 2 refrigerators. IBM invented heads that work off a cushion of air. In 1963 IBM makes the first removable hard drive with 14 inch platters and holding 2.6 Megabytes. In 1978 the idea of raid (redundant arrays of independent disks) it was then patented. (Farrance, 2006) Seagate then introduced the st-506 drive and interface, it was then used in most early microcomputer systems. The first gigabyte hard drive then comes about in 1980, costing 40,000 dollars. That is just about 40 dollars a megabyte. In 1982 Western Digital announces the…

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  • Henry Ford: What Happens With Four Wheel Drives

    Differentials are a more crucial part of a vehicle, they have gone back over a hundred years. Henry Ford was not the person to invent the first vehicle; Henry Ford perfected the assembly line. Out of all different wheel drives, all-wheel drive is the safest and most effective use of the differential. The French made an explanation that the very first vehicle was made in the 1860s, based on their point of view. Having the power go from the engine to the wheels was almost impossible back then,…

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  • Short Essay On Self Driving

    Self-Driving Cars A self-driving car is when the car needs little or no human interaction. With a self-driving car instead of having to drive for long hours you can just sit back and watch some Netflix or maybe read a book while the car does the work by using GPS and censers to tell where it and the other cars are on the road. The first attempt at a self-driving car was in the 1950 's GM and RCA developed a automated highway using radio control for speed and steering. Magnets in the car…

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  • Individualism In Society

    the free world". Thousands of people come to this country every year, learning about the country in hopes of becoming citizens. William Hudson in his book 'American Democracy in Peril ' talks about the seven biggest challenges to this democratic nation. Individualism can be seen as a gift or a curse, depending on the context in which it occurs. Because modern society finds it important that people think independently, decide autonomously and take personal initiatives, the concept of…

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  • A Narrative Essay About Working At Mcdonald's

    It was a cold Friday night, the temperature was below freezing. I was working at McDonald’s, it was the only job I had been able to keep in the last couple of years. I was always recognized from the managers for being so friendly and kind to everyone including my co-workers, except on this specific night. I had been having mood swings all day and was not feeling good at all. I clocked in and got to work, for tonight's shift I was working in the drive-thru. Working drive-thru on Friday night was…

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  • Drive In The Book Drive Analysis

    Diego Andrade Mrs. Williams English 73x October 10, 2016 Drive In the book Drive by Daniel F. Pink he talks about how the use of rewards and punishments to control our employees prediction is an antiquated way of managing people. Pink advocates that one way on how to maximize the employees enjoyment and productivity of 21st century work is by upgrading our philosophy so that it can include autonomy, mastery and purpose. Pinks theory of moving from motivation 2.0 to motivation 3.0 is extremely…

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  • Drive By Shootings

    important is a drive by. These have been happening for a while now and were a lot more common in the late 90s. While this type of shooting is not so common anymore it is still an issue in our world today. Gang violence and gun possession are some reasons why drive by shootings happen, also what they are and when they mostly occur. People in our world wonder what these drive by shootings are and when they occur most. In an article it covered this when the text stated, “A drive-by shooting refers…

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  • Drive Strength

    My two strongest areas from the success profile are: Drive strength and physical wellness. I feel as if these are my two strongest areas because I care about my physical wellness and drive myself to stay fit. Those two areas help boost each other up. I tend to work hard on projects that I feel suit me. Many of these projects, links with physical activities and this helps me drive myself to get the task done faster. These two points help lift each other, therefore that is why they are my two…

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  • Reflection On The Drive

    The Drive Reflection The Drive was surprisingly easy to write. It was easy because I was simply jotting down my emotions. I already had the whole essay in my head before I knew we were writing an essay. Though, I did not want to write a school essay on it. I finally had to after I spent hours trying to think of a different idea, but this one always came to mind. I finally said, “Screw it” and started it. When I was writing The Drive, I had a lot on my mind always thinking of ways I can tell my…

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  • Arnold Parallelism

    just an innocent girl that’s about to be torn away from the only thing she’s ever known. Eddie and Arnold coming into Connie’s life also represent the contrast between innocent and evil. After spending an evening with Eddie, Connie is able to picture how “nice he had been, how sweet it always was, not the way someone like June would suppose but sweet, gentle, the way it was in movies and promised in songs.” (Oates) While Arnold is the sinister figure that comes into her life proclaiming that he…

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