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Comment Re:Backlight time (Score 1) 231

On a laptop or tablet, the backlight probably draws far more juice than the CPU. So if the CPU can complete a task more quickly by not hitting the HDD or eMMC as often, the backlight won't need to be on as long, which saves power. I wonder whether this is a simple enough task to be put on the little cores in ARM's big-little configuration.

That's kind of a silly thought. It's not like the backlight gets turned off when the CPU is done. It gets turned off when the workday ends. You don't get to leave early just because your CPU compiled your code faster or that web page loaded a bit faster.

Comment Re:Overkill for MOBAs (Score 1) 85

The 5870 is still a very capable GPU that is on par with a 750 ti. Definitely not what would be considered typical stock hardware. The 950 is replacing the 750 ti. So for MOBA, no compelling reason to upgrade, but this is Nvidia's offering at the ~$150 price point for people who are in the market today for a card.

Comment Re:this already exists (Score 2) 288

This doesn't prevent suspicion and it doesn't prevent your from being arrested. The police arrest you and seize your property because they think you've committed a crime - at that point, there's no convincing them that you didn't. This is about avoiding conviction or keeping highly sensitive information secret. Of course, if the information on your computer isn't highly sensitive and you aren't doing anything illegal, and you are not super paranoid about your privacy, then you probably shouldn't be using this, because it is suspicious. This isn't for the general public. This is for people who REALLY need to keep their data secret. Even at the risk of raising suspicion.

Comment Re:this already exists (Score 5, Informative) 288

This is to be used in conjunction with TrueCrypt. The summary is alluding to the arrest of the alleged founder of Silk Road at a public library. He was using a computer with full disk encryption, but they physically separated him from the laptop before he could power it off. Attach this to your wrist, and the machine will be powered off when the USB drive is removed from its port.

Comment Re:That doesn't sound bad (Score 4, Informative) 430

So, if I get this right, 80% of the US Americans have at least 25MB/s download.

No. 80% of Americans HAVE ACCCESS TO 25 Mb download. As in they have the option to subscribe to. They may not be able to afford it, or they may choose not to subscribe, or they may be choosing to subscribe to a lower tier.

Comment Re:islam (Score 3, Funny) 1350

You obviously aren't up on the latest logical reasoning. Here, let me spell it out for you: If a woman weighs the same as a duck, then she is made out of wood and is therefore a witch. By the same logic, any two ideologies that require faith can therefore be classified as religions.

Comment Re:Malware (Score 1) 181

Of course, the replication/snapshots are great for recovering for certain types of disasters, but they shouldn't replace tape backups...that's simply an extension of the old "RAID is not a backup." Do you actually work at a shop that only does replication and no actual tape backups, or have your heard of such a business? If so, please let me know so that can make sure that I'm not affiliated with them in any way.

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