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Comment: Re:Now answer these questions (Score 2) 122 122

What's the power density? (Amount of energy delivered over time)

That's not power density. That's just power. Power density is how much power (energy delivered over time) it can deliver per unit volume of battery. That's really only of concern for high power applications such as an electric race car. For most usages, energy density is far more valuable.

Comment: Re:Dependencies (Score 1) 119 119

by GigaplexNZ (#49906691) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Feature Requests For Epoch Init System 1.3.0?

So your service will randomly fail to start, depending upon whether the local system's "init" just happened to start the services yours depends upon before your's?

That... doesn't seem like a good idea to me. While I'd certainly ensure my scripts handle the non-startup of dependencies gracefully, I'd definitely want a sane init system to actually know what to start up, and in what order.

Uh, no, the whole point is that the service checks for the dependency, and if it's met, then all good, and if it's not met, it requests the dependency to be started.

Comment: Re:No media center? Windows 10 is DEAD to me... (Score 2) 468 468

by GigaplexNZ (#49835957) Attached to: Features That Windows 10 Will Deprecate
Microsoft needs to pay royalties on the codecs included in WMC for every copy they ship. Very few users actually use it, so Microsoft was spending a ton of cash on codecs they don't need. That's why WMC was removed from Windows 8 by default, requiring an upgrade code (for tracking the codec royalties). Perhaps the demand for the Windows 8 upgrade code was too low to make it worth their effort, so they dropped it completely.

Comment: Re: There can be only one. (Score 1) 443 443

by GigaplexNZ (#49828113) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

C++ is one of the toughest languages for tools to handle - it's crazy complicated even just to parse right.

You're not wrong, and I don't disagree with anything you said. I was just merely pointing out that, for a large C++ project, the value of the refactoring tools in an IDE is of little concern, so a smart editor is often sufficient.

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