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Comment: Re:Hello? The 21st Century Calling (Score 1) 229

... There is no time savings from a computation unique to a Xeon chip, that cannot be replicated by a supercomputer cluster with software higher precision emulation. Its just more work and higher energy consumption costs.

Actually, for performance-per-watt arm64 is the winner.

Comment: Re:A database... (Score 1) 73

by gerddie (#49051601) Attached to: EU Preparing Vast Air Passenger Database

So up to know the EU has NOT been keeping track of who arrives and leaves???

Apparently yes, in December, when I went to India when exiting the EU in Madrid they just looked at the passport, compared the face that the boarding pass is valid, without any further check (e.g putting the document on some kind of reader).

Crossing an international customs border is not a private affair

But it should be.

Comment: Re:Radical Left allowed to run a country... (Score 2) 328

by gerddie (#48917153) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Shit like this [Chile coup, Pinochet -mi]

Chile's Pinochet, upon stepping down (show me one Left-dictator to have done that!), has left his country as the top Latin American economy.

Really? Then why is this organge line indicating the average of Latin America above the blue line indicating Chile between 1970 and 1991? There is also a different story to tell.

Comment: Re:Not at all the same (Score 1) 192

by gerddie (#48898031) Attached to: WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

Taking that even further, they pay to keep their XMPP servers running, WhatsApp Plus don't....

Actually, this is not quite correct: To connect to the WhatsApp servers one has supposedly pay for a subscription after the first year, and this subscription is bound to the account and not the client software; the official WhatsApp client is free on Android.

Comment: Re:Telegram (Score 1) 192

by gerddie (#48897807) Attached to: WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

Really? Using what server? Run by who? If you want guaranteed privacy, keep your data off a network.

With client end-to-end encryption it shouldn't matter who runs the server, should it? And since the client is FLOSS, you can check that they really do use a secured client-to-client connection when they claim to do so.

Comment: Re: was a warning too much to ask? (Score 1) 192

by gerddie (#48897615) Attached to: WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

The practicality of that might not be guaranteed. Are there platforms that have the unofficial client but no official client?

FirefoxOS has an unofficial client and no possibility to run the official one. Sailfish OS also has an unofficial client, and to run the official one you have to use the Android emulation layer.

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants. -- Adam Walinsky