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Comment Tegra X1 used to be the fastest ARM/GPU SoC (Score 1, Troll) 22

Tegra X1 used to be the fastest ARM/GPU SoC - but now the A9X in the new iPad Pro leaves it in the dust.
Meanwhile, the Cortex-A57 is probably one of ARMs worse cores to date. It really needs to be implemented on FinFETs to avoid overheating / throttling and performs poorly compared to custom ARM cores.

Comment Tracking protection, can it work? (Score 1) 134

I wonder how well the tracking protection really works.
Just looking at the huge amounts of ways that your browser can be fingerprinted - - it seems virtually impossible. To start with they already have your IP and there's about a dozen other standard parameters the uniquely identify you. Then there's some crazy shit, like checking system clock time skew.

Comment Fonts (Score 1) 84

As mentioned by others, cookies are only one mechanism.
For instance, if you install any wierd fonts on your system - that along with your IP makes your are quite easy to identify. Browsers allow javascipt to query the fonts installed on a system (that feature is really a privacy intrusion bug, IMHO)

If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.