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Comment: Article seems ignorant of current state (Score 1) 147

I think the article screwed up here.
From the article:

"Party Play allows four friends to connect via BlueTooth controllers to an iPad, enabling local splitscreen multiplayer. Take your iPad out to your flatscreen TV with a HDMI adaptor and bingo, the Apple microconsole has arrived."

So the iPad is the microconsole, and you can ALREADY DO THIS.

The iPad can mirror anything to a TV using HDMI, and the iPad can already do MFi controllers, so there is NOTHING NEW HERE.

Comment: Re:Bigger problem: stupid 'optimizations' (Score 1) 447

by Bram Stolk (#46725151) Attached to: Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

OpenSSL has a functionality: to provide high security. If it fails to do that, it loses all reason to exist, regardless of how efficient the code is.
Also: allocation does not tend to show up in profiling.
Last, note that allocation was deemed slow on SOME PLATFORMS.
Way to go: completely compromise the security on all platforms because you think that on some platforms allocation is slow.

Comment: counter rotating (Score 1) 353

If the two engines rev at different speeds, the whole plane will start to roll, faster and faster.
Consider this scenario:
Engine 1 stalls.
Engine 2 has its throttle stuck at wide open (Aircraft engines do this e.g. when linkage breaks: full throttle is safer than no throttle.)
Then the pilot will die a horrible death EVEN BEFORE HITTING THE GOUND.

You can do this with electric engines, not with IC engines.
It's a death trap, and it will not fly.

Comment: benchmark (Score 3, Interesting) 107

by Bram Stolk (#45838595) Attached to: NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 Tested, Fastest Android 4.3 Slate Under $200

It does well for on-screen benchmarks, because of the low resolution of 1280x720.
For on-screen tests, it will have to process fewer pixels than the more expensive models with high-res screens.
This makes it look faster than it is, as you can see by the off-screen benchmark results.

Comment: Re:Listen to A.S.T. (Score 1) 341

by Bram Stolk (#45815781) Attached to: Kernel DBus Now Boots With Systemd On Fedora

That word does not mean what you think it means. In fact, kernel dbus is probably the most microkernel-ish feature I've seen added to the Linux kernel (although I haven't been paying close attention).

From wikipedia:
Traditional operating system functions, such as device drivers, protocol stacks and file systems, are removed from the microkernel to run in user space.

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