I've come across an unusual USB flash memory stick. What's going on here? [more inside]
[bookfilter] Help me remember this non fiction book I read as a teenager about "mind power" (if I remember correctly) [more inside]
A character in a book that is ... worried/afraid of reminiscing, for fear that it may taint their memory (or sense of self), or lessen the experience, or something similar? (might be Sartre's Nausea, but I can't find an appropriate quote.) Thanks! [more inside]
Can you point me to any good writing (research-based, speculative, or heck, even fictional) about the potential historical permanence or impermanence of digital media? I'm interested in both professional (theatrical movies, book publishing, maps...) and personal (digital snapshots, Livejournal, email...) forms of digital information storage. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a movie in which a woman was chained to a wall or ceiling, and an unattractive bald or blond man approached her with a worm-looking growth emerging from his forehead toward her face. What is the movie? [more inside]
I forget. a lot. I don't know why. please help me. [more inside]
One Hen, Two ducks, radio test/memory trick VS. alternate version - Are you a Turtle? [more inside]
Looking for fiction books, tv shows, movies, etc, that have something interesting to say about memory-- e.g., why we remember some things but forget others, the quality of memories, anything like that. [more inside]
I remember this storyteller comedian from the late eighties and early nineties. Who am I thinking of? [more inside]
Please help with my writing project on the kinds of memories that visit you over and over again and annoy, non-plus or disturb you. I’ve got my own examples and some of the most common (e.g., irritating songs). What involuntary memories do you have—that you wish you didn’t? [more inside]
Apple support told my mom 3GB of memory in a Late 2006 MacBook (1.83GHz C2D, Snow Leopard) could overload the processor. What could they have meant by that? [more inside]
I've added another gig of RAM and my computer is slower. What gives? [more inside]
I have an unusual memory from childhood that I have always wondered about. Was it partial sleep paralysis? Circulation cut off? A dream? [more inside]
I'm interested to read books about people who have lost their memory. Preferably BY people who have completely lost their memory, but fiction works too. Novel type format best, as I'm just following a current bit of curiosity triggered by a "This American Life" episode, not really looking for information per se. Thanks!
How much of your life do you remember? [more inside]
Hello! I'm looking for a simple solution to turn my 64GB USB Thumb Drive into a portable MP3 player. Nothing fancy, simple display, controls, and small screen. I have Microsoft Sync in my new car, and a laptop that I travel with. Seems like it would be easy to keep all my mp3s on one thumb drive and take it with me rather than having multiple copies floating about on all devices. There used to be an old Lexar & I believe a Sandisk product that allowed for this. Anyone aware of anything more recent or that supports all 64GB? Thank you in advance. PS. My USB drive is not one of those fancy encrypted ones, so it works in every device I've tried it in.
Why is my MacBook Pro so laggy, and how can I keep my new MacBook Pro from being the same way? [more inside]
Have received a new laptop as a gift. Should I add more RAM to get ahead of Moore's Law? Should a possible RAM upgrade influence my choice of OS? [more inside]
What is it called when you remember forever where/whatever you were doing when you first heard of a world-changing event?
What's the term for a never-to-be-forgotten memory of an important event (e.g., when the space shuttle Challenger exploded), when you remember when/where/what you were doing when you heard of the event? [more inside]
Homo sapiens can memorize The Iliad, and I can't be that far removed from my ancestors, right? How can I improve my ability to remember things very precisely? I'm particularly interested in textbook definitions, chemical formulas, and mathematical formulas. [more inside]
Is cognitive bias blindness peculiar to humans? [more inside]
80 gb macbook HD... using ~10GB for stuff I care about. Constant "startup disk is full" message. I'm operating at capacity and constantly burning CDs to free up operating memory. Can I delete all of my local mail (I use gmail through the mail app) or something? Any way to just reclaim a massive amount of space?
I'm ready to buy a new desktop PC with Windows 7, and I can't decide whether to spend more money on a faster CPU or more memory, if either. Which would be better in the long run: i7-860 (or even i7-920) with 6 GB RAM, or i5 with 8 GB of RAM? Considering the CPU alone, is an i7 instead of an i5 worth the extra money? [more inside]
iPod Touch for a 12-year-old: More memory, or more buying power? [more inside]
UNIX. There's /usr/bin/time to measure how much time a unix command needs to finish. What's the equivalent for spitting out how much memory a unix command needed to allocate to finish it's work? [more inside]
A friend is looking for a company or service to scan in 20 boxes of random art, journals and material over the next year while she's in Korea. Where would you go? [more inside]
I once read something, perhaps a comment on this very site, that compared the united states to a ten year old boy. It might have made similar nation to person comparisons. They went on to describe this ten year old using some term that was close to, but probably not, "belligerent". What was this bit of writing?
I can't remember this movie from the 80s. I can remember a few fleeting details. Stupid getting old. [more inside]
What is the most memory-friendly linux web development stack? [more inside]
How do I improve on memory and answering questions? [more inside]
A few weeks ago I reduced my alcohol intake from way too much to nearly nothing. I feel a lot better. But can I ever feel all the way "normal" again? [more inside]
My husband can't remember anything related to food. [more inside]
Help me remember this dimly remembered audio book that we listened to when I was a child. [more inside]
When does "forgetfulness" transition from annoyance to full-fledged clinical illness? [more inside]
Help ID this childhood meditation cassette tape from the mid-80's. Side A was "be a bird' and side B was "be a ball". [more inside]
Taking photos of kids' homework and projects. How do I take good photos of children's paper items such as, construction paper projects, and drawings? [more inside]
I spend a lot of time reading for both work and pleasure yet I have a hard time translating this to my everyday life, for example being able to remember key quotes or even retaining main points of books I have read. Do people here have any tips for retaining and utilizing content read in books, especially novels? [more inside]
Does anyone know of or recommend a good flash-memory hi-def camcorder that has AV input? (ie it can also record regular/analogue video from another source, like a VCR does, though obviously it won't be in HD). Something like the Aiptek A-HD+ meets the flash/HD/AV-in criteria, but I'm hoping to find something with better optics/zoom/stabilization. [more inside]
I just picked up 4 GB of DDR2 800 RAM to upgrade my computer. It already has 2 GB of DDR2 533. Should I get rid of the old RAM and just use the new, or should I install all of it? [more inside]
How can I make periodic, spaced reminders of items from an rss feed (or even straight from evernote) so that I know I will not forget them? [more inside]
How much memorization does art dance performance require? [more inside]
I find that it doesn't take very much alcohol for me to end up with a bit of short-term amnesia. Is there anything I can do about this? Is this a sign of Bad Things To Come? [more inside]
Squeezing a bit more out of a PowerMac G5... [more inside]
I'm trying to find a short sci-fi story I read over 10 years ago that I barely remember. It may have involved some or all of the following: bicycle repair, ripe banana smelling bacteria used as deodorant and anti-libido medication. [more inside]
How to correct sudden massive Chrome memory leak? [more inside]
I'm going crazy trying to come up with a topic for a paper on St. Augustine on Memory (ie, book X of the Confessions). I've been trying for days and I just am such a blank. Help brainstorming? I need to be arguing something. Thanks!
How is memory typically mapped to the different chips on a DIMM, and what are the typical timing characteristics, broadly speaking? For example, are bytes/words whose address is i mod 8 typically on chip i? In the case of reads, are results returned first from chip 0 (after the RAS and CAS latencies), then promptly on subsequent cycles from each of the next 7 (or 15) chips? How about from other DIMMs on the same motherboard?
Call it procrastination, call it forgetfulness, call it disorganization, call it laziness-- whatever it is, it's affecting my work life, and I want it to stop. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of a sci-fi book. I read it like 10 years ago, so my memory of it's a bit fuzzy. One of the major topics was something about the religion of science. I remember a guy who was able to trick people, a traveling salesman of sorts, who sold someone a machine that turned lead into gold. The machine actually worked, but would stop working after he got away with his money. I don't *think* I'm imagining this book, but who knows...