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

by Predius (#49516487) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

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

by Predius (#48180767) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

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

by Predius (#48120929) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

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.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson