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Comment Re:ROI (Score 1) 61 61

They have spent money or research developing the HARDWARE. Hardware is useless without software.

Spending money on hardware and not software is like designing a car without an engine.

Open source drivers allows them to provide a better "user experience" on Linux platforms, but more importantly it enables "peer review" of the driver which helps to indentify bugs, promotes trust, and provides a better "user experience" on some platforms (ie Linux).

So yes we are talking about open source, and we are talkign about financial benefits to AMD.

Comment Take his own advice (Score 4, Interesting) 283 283

How about facebook just stop using flash and switch to html5 like youtube has.
Or do i need to put my tinfoil hat on and speculate why certain influential groups might want a large proportion of the internet dependent on a binary only browser plugin.
(yes yes in theory there is open source flash plugins, but nobody uses it because its mostly broken).

Comment Twisted logic (Score 1) 546 546

"This removes intelligence capabilities that have existed throughout the Cold War, and which may have helped to prevent a 'hot' nuclear war. Have the actions of Snowden, and, apparently, the use of weak encryption, made the world less safe?"

Its a twisted mind that thinks to be safe a country need to invade the minds of other nations rather than earning their respect and admiration.

Trust is the most valuable attribute, spying destroys trust.

Dont blame the messenger.

Comment Their release process; (Score 1, Funny) 66 66

As part of AMD's QA process they first submit their driver and sample hardware to the FSF and debian for rigorous testing.
Once approved it will be submitted to Linus for inclusion in the official kernel.
Only when all parties are satisfied the product is stable and efficient and all 3 major OSS's will QA sign off on release of the product.

Oh wait, no, that isnt the plan at all.

Comment Re:Sounds like BS (Score 2) 145 145

Come on, of course 100% detection rate is possible! We don't know about any threats it doesn't detect!

But they also say they protect against the "unknown unknowns".

Claiming "100% protection against the unknown" really should get this company investigated for fraud.

Comment Re:Funny, that spin... (Score 1) 421 421

Sometimes you get so close to something you lose sight of whats happening around it. Like the saying 'Cant see the forrest for the trees', or people arguing if the best editor is Vi or Emacs.

To be objective is really difficuly, you need to be able to see the details without losing sight of the big picture.

If the only book you read is the Bible, i would say you most certainly can NOT be objective about the bible.

Real programs don't eat cache.