My Nexus 5 spontaneously and mysteriously went into the same reboot loop too. It started for me on March 24th. I couldn't make time to debug it and couldn't afford to be without a phone, so I switched to my wife's old phone.
He's right. Smartwatches are going to hit the luxury watch market hard over the long term.
I was a fan of good (but affordable, like Orient) automatic watches always kept my eyes open for deals on interesting ones. At least, until I received an LG G watch (Android smartwatch).
It unlocks my phone just by being near.. Tells me who is calling. Let's me reply quickly to text messages and emails. Accepts voice commands like "Set a reminder for 7 pm to take out the trash" or "How many people live in London". Allows me to change watch faces depending on the situation (e.g. something classier for date night). My default watch face shows me the weather radar, hourly temperature and hourly rain forecast throughout the day. Tracks my activity. And I think it looks decent enough too.
I keep noticing deals on new watches, but they hold no interest. Why spend money on a watch that doesn't do what I'm now used to?
Eventually, luxury watches will be a sign of shallowness and stupidity. Let's say you meet three folks at a conference. One pulls out their iPhone 6, one pulls out their Nexus 6, and one pulls out their Vertu. Who are you going to take seriously? The two folks who have a fashionable and practical phone? Or the idiot who spent $20,000 on a barely functional behind-the-time tool instead of a modern functional one just because it was covered in diamonds.
It may take a decade or two, but eventually a luxury watch will get the same reaction. Maybe not from every last person, but from enough to impact sales.
You could also try LOCK CMPXCHG16B. However, cacheline-crossing locked operations can be very slow
I think you are misinterpreting that paragraph; and thus not giving Microsoft their due credit.
It is saying that Microsoft already does run a ‘donation’ program to NGOs that likely does allow them tax deductions at no cost. But that’s not what this is. By instantly creating a license that any NGO can use for free; they cannot claim a deduction. For a deduction, they would have to get the NGO/journalist to go through specific channels so that they could document the ‘donation’. And that of course if why they want to move people to their donation program.
This is talked about in a bit more detail in the Microsoft blog entry that announced it. I would expect this to make it a bit more difficult to get NGOs to use their donation program since the motivation for jumping through the hooks is less.
This is a fantastic program and Microsoft should be commended for it. Even on Slashdot.
Now, getting deductions for software (or other IP) donations in general is ridiculous and something that governments should reconsider. Any business deduction where they can control the value of the donation by their pricing is somewhat shady. But this license does not seem to be taking advantage of that.
Huh? ECC should be able to _correct_ (and thus prevent) single-bit errors. If it is a double bit error then it will only detect the error (preventing them from passing through undetected). And I believe that when a line has more than 2 bits corrupted then that may not be detected by ECC in all cases. Since the probability of single-bit errors is massively higher than double-bit errors, ECC does help correct errors; preventing them from affecting the end user.