Much better than working for some bureaucrat or politician who *thinks* he knows what he is doing.
I *would* really like working for someone like Linus -- really sharp, really on-the-ball, really high expectations, really willing to listen to well-though-out "it might be better to..." (see his response to Ted T'so later in this thread).
It is known that boot times for Windows grow exponentially in the number of Windows-updates performed
;-( (This is true for at least XP, Vista, 7, and 8.)
Or PCLinuxOS (or Mageia) with KDE...
If the original plugins-team follow the Scientology copyright-action precedent and show up with an ex parte seizure order, a Federal Marshall, and an 18-wheeler to seize the evidence of copyright infringement (i.e., every computer in the place), it might serve as an example pour les autres.
Read what Heinlein said about his grandfather's (public-school) education as compared with what he had. And then compare with what is happening in this country right now.
Gates, Bryant, et al. think that the problem is the presence of parental participation. They don't want to school citizens; they want to condition sheep.
Quoting C S Cewis: there are exactly two groups that are concerned about escape: the jailers and the inmates.
Here, we're hearing from the jailers, who are afraid their control is in danger.
That's right. Reading performance is optimal for 64-72 characters per line.
To H)(&*$#* with these Hollywood types that have forced us into 16x9 aspect ratio monitors!
You can drive 4K@30Hz off the on-chip graphics in a Haswell CPU!
I've been running near-4K (3200x2400, actually) virtual resolution on physical 2560x1600 for several years. It gives me roughly a 20% boost in productivity over the previous 1920x1200 (which was more productive than its prececessor...)
"Price they sell at" is how big a tax deduction you can claim. Which was the point.
60% of face value is the going retail rate at used bookstores in Raleigh NC, Durham NC, and Charleston SC. At least for paperback SF.
With real books, I can donate them to charity when I'm done with them. Given that the general retail rate for used books is 60% of face value, that means the donation is worth about 30% (taking both state and federal tax deductions into account), so my effective printed book-price is 70% of face value. E-books need to be priced fairly against that.
...increases energy usage, as well as increasing the death rate. Studies also say the heart-attack and stroke fatality rates are much higher the weeks after both (Springand Fall) time transitions.
Nor what flags he means by "full optimization". Nor what the hardware really is - for some problems, with the right flags Haswell performance is very different from Core-2.