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Comment: Re:Just like Bulldozer? (Score 2) 345

by __1200333 (#47021229) Attached to: AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) is also a common name for it. That and tons of linux distributions and people refer to it as "arch" or "architecture". GNU coreutils even has a program named arch that prints out the "machine hardware name" (ew...).

The fact is lots of people call it architecture and it can reasonably be called architecture in the given context. I'll allow it!

Not denying it's important to know the difference, though!

Comment: Re:Holy shit, batman! (Score 1) 70

by __1200333 (#45518021) Attached to: Virgin Galactic Now Taking Bitcoin For Suborbital Flights

Interesting discussion save the bickering :-)

as technology improves, even the best current technology becomes obsolete

Bitcoin is a protocol, not a product or technology. I would compare bitcoin to HTTP or bittorrent. Look at the success of the web, which is based on a protocol that has seen minor (and mostly backwards compatible) changes over the years. Nobody could have predicted exactly what the web browser experience is in 2013. Once a protocol gains enough user and developer momentum it is hard to throw it away. In my opinion, bitcoin has a good shot.

The fact is that bitcoin is a protocol with lots of flexibility baked in which will allow it to grow and expand as needed. Fundamentally unlike an iPhone or AOL or Myspace or specific company X.

Comment: Re:bcache is a HUGE improvement for some workloads (Score 3, Informative) 190

by __1200333 (#45443797) Attached to: Linux 3.13 Kernel To Bring Major Feature Improvements

Perhaps someday dm-cache will make it into mainline.

dm-cache is in mainline since 3.9. Now please test it and let me know if I should bother trying it!

https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/device-mapper/cache.txt
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c6b4fcbad044e6fffcc75bba160e720eb8d67d17

Comment: Re:'bout time! (Score 5, Informative) 86

by __1200333 (#38947193) Attached to: Sandboxed Flash Player Coming To Firefox

Switching from on-board to usb audio on windows 7 reliably hangs flash for me.

However, you CAN do something about it! Find the right plugin-container.exe process (usually easy because it's the one taking hundreds of megabytes) and kill it. Firefox will now resume and give you the "your plugin has crashed" screen wherever flash was embedded previously.

Comment: Re:vim gripe (Score 1) 271

by __1200333 (#37927114) Attached to: Vim Turns 20

That's macro mode. It's super useful. I used to be like you, but now I have seen the light.

Quick version: press 'q' again to get out of macro mode.

Long version: press 'q' followed by a letter to start macro mode. Then press 'q' again to stop. You can press '@' followed by that same letter to replay your commands.

Comment: Re:Wifi (Score 1) 214

by __1200333 (#31633076) Attached to: How Do You Extend Your Wireless Connection?

Google voice does not support SIP directly, but through Gizmo5 which does not allow new user signups yet. And let's not get started about what your caller ID will show when you call someone else.

I think the GP could use wifi to initiate a call on google voice's web interface and then received the call through Gizmo5 with a SIP client (either his computer or phone could have a SIP client).

Comment: dnsmasq bogus-nxdomain fix (Score 2, Informative) 352

by __1200333 (#28963441) Attached to: Comcast the Latest ISP To Try DNS Hijacking

Dnsmasq has an option to "fix" this kind of dns redirection called bogus-nxdomain. The bogus ip address to block is 208.68.139.38. I wonder if comcast uses multiple addresses or will ever change it...

Maybe I'll just switch to using 4.2.2.[1-6] as many other people have mentioned.

Comment: Re:Eight megs and constantly swapping (Score 3, Informative) 367

by __1200333 (#28889747) Attached to: Emacs Hits Version 23

I hope you're joking. About everything. Maybe you're even making some convoluted commentary about vim being impossible to use without knowing its secrets (but I think emacs is also guilty).

1) you can save directly from the scratch buffer
2) emacs --help clearly says use -nw for text mode (it's obviously also in the man page, but a little harder to find)

Maybe attempt #5 will work out better for you. I'm on attempt #3 myself. Perhaps try growing a giant unkempt beard or something. Good luck to both of us!

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