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Comment Re:Under what authority? (Score 1) 298

Um, that's exactly how it works. That's why movies can put restrictions on DVDs: You can watch the DVD in your house with your family, but if you want to show the movie to a large group, you'll need to get a separate license for that showing from the copyright holder. This is also why you can't record a movie at the theater, or record an entire stage performance to put up online without potential repercussions later, etc.

Comment Re:You no longer own a car (Score 4, Insightful) 649

You don't need to worry about car complexity creating that scenario. An idiot wrench can absolutely wreck his ability to stop by sucking air into a caliper while 'bleeding the brakes' leading to a failed panic stop or fail to lock down cables on a carb leading to a stuck open throttle, etc.

Comment Re:'Backward compatibility' (Score 1) 370

On the flip side, we're using an old P4 based HP to test Windows 10. 1GB of RAM, Intel chipset integrated graphics and the darn thing is actually quite responsive using IE/etc. Chrome takes forever to load but I want to toss the 64bit beta on there to see if that improves things at all. That's circa 2005 hardware. I need to research to see if my i810e chipset based e-Machine can run it next...

Comment Re:no (Score 1) 174

Um, no.... You still have to go over all the same hops with your encapsulated packet to get to the VPN endpoint, THEN the hop to the game server in the farm. Just because the trace looks different in the tunnel doesn't mean you've magically bypassed the internet. Sans VPN you'd be skipping encapsulation and that VPN endpoint to game server hop.

Comment Re:Is it better? (Score 3, Interesting) 125

This is an area where post compile optimization can shine. By watching actual execution with live data, the post compiler optimizer can build branch choice stats to tune against based on actual operation rather than static analysis at compile time. HP's dynamo project IIRC was based around this idea, it'd recompile binaries for the same architecture it ran on after observing them running a few times. I believe the claims were an average 10% improvement in perf over just compiler optimized binaries.

"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer