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Comment: Re:parent delays (Score 3, Informative) 121

So tux2 was ready in 2000, and it took 14 years to rewrite it to avoid parents? Oh how much patents help innovation!

Few more years and those patents will expire and we can use both!

Tux3 is a better design. Tux2 was more along the lines of ZFS and Btrfs, that is, multiply-rooted trees sharing subtrees. Tux3 is a single tree with exactly one pointer to each extent. Considerably easier to check and repair. Of course we need to see if it turns out that way so please stay tuned.

Comment: Re:Non removable battery, no memory card slot. (Score 1) 152

by Daniel Phillips (#42948417) Attached to: HTC Unveils Revamped HTC One

I have never had any issues with any Li-ion batteries as long as they are properly maintained. That means do not let it run below 20% (yes, it means stop yakking on the phone and stop playing games on the phone if it is that low).

In which universe does that qualify as acceptable usability for a consumer device? Especially considering that typical high end smart phones don't even last a day, just running maps or other moderate loads.

Comment: Re:Non removable battery, no memory card slot. (Score 1) 152

by Daniel Phillips (#42948371) Attached to: HTC Unveils Revamped HTC One

SD cards are going away on phones

Sounds like wishful thinking from someone who doesn't have one. SD cards are plenty fast enough for me. I would far rather have an SD card than be forced to futz around with USB cables, dongles, adapters etc. I have some Android devices with SD card and some without. I have a strong preference for the devices with SD cards. That's one of the big annoyances of the Nexus 4, no SD card. Plus, needing a special tool or a pin (problematic on an airplane) to get the SIM card out is just plain idiotic. But I digress. I note that Samsung has begun to see the error of their ways in that regard.

Comment: Re:Open Source (Score 1) 297

by Daniel Phillips (#41425653) Attached to: Can Microsoft Really Convince People To Subscribe To Software?

Microsoft knows how to reclaim home computing. They need to make your computer the system that you use to watch TV.

That's quite funny. My last TV (from LG) came with a copy of the GPL because it runs Linux. I think this is pretty common. I can assure you, there are zero TVs running Windows.

Comment: Re:Why is this relevant? (Score 1) 68

by Daniel Phillips (#41418193) Attached to: Torque3D Engine Goes Open-Source

I think there's some confusion. The id tech engines are under the GPL, so all games/tools/etc created from it must have their source released.

Torque 3D is under the MIT license, so no one has to release their source regardless of the type of project.

And as a bonus, the good bits could be imported into a GPL project.

Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs. -- Kernighan