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USB is Evil

Most people realize that Firewire has much better sustained read and write speeds when compared to USB but I’ve never gone so far as to say USB is the Devil. Then again I’m not an Evangelical Christian in Brazil:

The evangelical cult “Paz do Senhor Amado” (“Peace of the beloved Lord”) in the interior of Brazil forbids its followers to use any USB technology by contending that it uses a symbol that shows sympathy for the devil.

According to its founder, the “Apostle” Welder Saldanha says that this is just another symbol of Satan, which is always present in all Christian homes.

“The symbol of that name (a name which he doesn’t even like to pronounce) is a trident, which is used to torture souls that go to hell. Use only a symbol of those shows that all users of that vile technology are actually worshipers of Satan” – explains the” Apostle”.

I actually lack any smart ass remark that could add to the hilarity of that statement.

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Written by Christopher Burg

November 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

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  1. I guess it depends on which revision of each spec you are looking at doesn’t it? As I thought USB 1 was like 12mbit, and USB 2 is 480mbit. Firewire started out at 400mbit right (so USB 2 passed it for a time), but I thought I have seen a firewire 800 out there. I don’t recall how fast USB3 is, but I suspect faster than 800mbit firewire…

    Jeffrey H

    November 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

    • The main advantage of FireWire is the sustained read and write speeds. Although USB 2 has a higher theoretical speed than FireWire 400 you get better speeds from FireWire 400 when doing any large data movement.

      USB 3 once again has a very high theoretical limit but we’ll have to see what the sustained speeds end up being.

      Christopher Burg

      November 18, 2010 at 8:41 am


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