My old radeon 3650 based laptop runs hot on the open source driver compared to old FGLRX drivers that support it. So, hot that at times the thermal protection shuts it down when running computational intensive processes for 10+ minutes. So performance isn't everything at times.
Exactly, intent is huge in the eye of the law in terms of Murder Vs Manslaughter. WBC folk have intent to be indecent and upset, if that was not their intent this would be a freedom of of speech issue though.
I would think they could be charged with disturbing the peace, even if they don't say anything. I would think that any right thinking Judge would realize this is not a freedom of speech issue but a deliberately protagonist group. They themselves have publicly stated many times that they like to upset people.
As long as they don't Patent dropping annoying phones in a glass of water, I think there might be some prior art on that one.
I used to think he was clean then you see graphics like this, http://i.imgur.com/i3mwd.jpg, that show the number of doped world class riders he bet and I know that his performances are too good to be clean.
Looking around my office most people sit about 20" from their monitor but hold a smartphone 12" away from their face. With 20:20 vision are humans able to see 326ppi at 20"? I would guess not.
Yeah, I think folks are forgetting that the mainline kernel has only just got back in sync with Android. For a long while there you could say it wasn't using the Linux kernel but a fork of it.
Yes, Android is Linux at a Kernel level. So, Mac OSX=FreeBSD?
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