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Comment Not that impresssed (Score 1) 73

What they are saying is: If you reprogram a computer, you can get it do to the wrong thing!

I could mess up any computer by going through the config files or even recompiling binaries to intentionally break stuff.

It gets more interesting if they could show how to do this remotely on a real battlefield instead of just taking a device and acting all shocked that it behaves differently when reprogrammed.

Comment Re:Intel's linux support is impeccable (Score 0) 61

What the hell are you talking about? Broadwell support under Linux is just fine and Phoronix just ran a piece showing Broadwell beating the crap out of anything else on the market when it comes to integrated graphics: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.p...

Hell, there's already SKYLAKE support that's publicly released!

As for binary blobs, since you give off the smell of an AMD fanboy, why do you hate Intel so much for copying your beloved AMD? I hate to break it to you, but the requirements for binary blobs in the OPEN SOURCE AMD drivers (not just Catalyst kids) has been around for years. Intel is probably putting these (small) binary blobs in because of third-party IP restrictions anyway.

Comment Re:Improving the performance by more than 100% (Score 1) 167

YOU ARE SO SMART!

It's obviously physically impossible to ever improve the performance of anything more than 100%. That's why 60+ years of Moore's law means that modern computers have a maximum theoretical performance ceiling of 769 FLOPS since the Eniac churned out 385 FLOPS and it's physically impossible to be more than 100% faster.

Where can I sign you up for the Turing Prize?

http://knology.net/johnfjarvis...

Comment They didn't "beat" anybody (Score 0, Interesting) 89

A test chip made in a lab is not proof of being first to anything with the possible exception of being first to put out an advertising announcement. That goes double for IBM who recently paid GloFo $1.5Billion just to takeover its actual production fabs that make the real chips.

Comment I know how this is going to be fixed... (Score 4, Insightful) 352

Anything that's politically incorrect will be blacklisted from being labeled as a result. No more gorrillas or any other of a million and one potentially offensive labels!

Although gorillas might be labeled as people, which would actually make some SJWs happy.

Comment Difference between Warmists and Rapturists (Score 1, Troll) 639

The big difference between the Church of Global Warming and whatever kook cult is predicting the Rapture for next Tuesday is this: When the Rapture doesn't actually happen, at least the kooks admit that it didn't happen. The warmists just say that it did happen by changing the past data to fit their conclusions.

Comment Re:Dream laptop. (Score 3, Interesting) 46

Everytime AMD comes out with a new mobile part we see the usual requests for products revolving around a wish for the "cheap" AMD parts to be coupled with high-quality cases/displays/RAM/storage/cases/etc./etc. to get a premium product that's super cheap.

It never happens.

Instead, the OEMs look at AMD's advertising of "cheap cheap cheap!" and run with it for the rest of the components in the system.

It's not just a conspiracy either, because while AMD parts are cheaper than (some) Intel parts, when you factor in the overall cost of a system, it could turn a $1200 notebook into a $1000 notebook (maybe) but it ain't gonna turn a $1200 notebook into a $600 notebook.

Comment Read about the author of the article... (Score 0) 69

"A senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, Robert Alvarez served as senior policy adviser to the Energy Department's secretary and deputy assistant secretary for national security and the environment from 1993 to 1999. During this tenure, he led teams in North Korea to establish control of nuclear weapons materials. "

Yeah... bitter old man seeking payback over his failures so now he's on to this crusade since he knows the U.S. government won't do anything to him.

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