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Comment Re:In Europe, they disable phones (Score 1) 204

I don't know for what part of Europe you are talking about, but here in the UK all stolen and blacklisted iPhones are sold openly on Ebay as 'faulty', 'no reception', etc. The sale price is not bad as well, you can do a simple search and check for yourself. Buyers are usually people who export in bulk to other countries where the blacklist do not apply.
Data Storage

Submission + - cache theory

An anonymous reader writes: if you want cache hits to more regular and useful, limit the size of cached data to, I guess 32KB, maybe even 64KB. The bigger size data flows right on thru to where it needs to go.

Submission + - The Bible's mixed messages on sexuality (

klchoward writes: Jennifer Wright Knust, a pastor and author of Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire, pulls apart the misconceptions about same-sex relationships in the Bible. After reading this, it makes me wonder if religious figures even read the Bible, or at least read these passages.

Comment Re:Fermi needs a refresh or v2 (Score 2, Insightful) 132

Not to mention the overwhelming lead Nvidia has with GPGPU currently.

We are using GPU's for a number crunching tasks - integer operations. Currently one 5970 (aircooled) outperforms
a computer with 4 x GTX 295, watercooled and overclocked to 725 Mhz each.

NVIDIA has to do really much better with those new cards to win us back


Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register 89

Cwix writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state: 'Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts, and special services.'"

Comment Re:26 years (Score 1) 921

The quality of our hand soldered prototypes with SMD components is much better then production devices made in sweat shop type of factory in China(even they use machines for that). Of course you are right if you can afford the factory that Sony/Apple uses to assemble their boards.

Comment Re:Pointless (Score 1) 252

"There's no such thing as Society."

Or as my cat puts it: "Me! Me! Me!"

Yes but i already take part by barely watching TV, but paying licence so people like you can
watch the latest 'shot on camcorder' episode of Coronation street. I guess with the 50p tax
you will be able to even catch it on your BBC iPlayer and help clog my speed further ...

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer