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Comment: Re:Apple Specific Drivers (Score 1) 279

by ishnaf (#30620128) Attached to: Apple Fails To Deliver On Windows 7 Boot Camp Promise

From what I heard, OS X uses certain low level functions that control processor speed/voltage within the OS itself versus what conventionally would be done through a BIOS on a normal PC. Apple uses EFI... I know that. Just reading about some of the "dangers" if using a Mac to run Linux... main reason being, you have a likeliness of damaging the CPU if all you run are intensive tasks under Linux. Apple wrote drivers that deal with this stuff under Windows.

Is this true? If so, can anyone provide some references (as my googling was fruitless)? I'm currently doing exactly that after installing rEFIt on a Macbook Pro 5,3...

Comment: Re:This will never happen. (Score 1) 183

by ishnaf (#29063257) Attached to: Australian ISPs Soon To Become Copyright Cops

Please lets vote Turnbull in, enough is enough (already)

If a Double Dissolution happens Turnbull (or another Lib, I doubt Turnbull could run) that might just happen, so long as no-one utters the words "work choices" they should get in.

Last time I checked, Turnbull's popularity was at record low: It's going to take more that just not uttering "Work Choices"...

Comment: Ordinary Aussie Life (Score 1) 199

by ishnaf (#25800261) Attached to: It's Official, Australia Needs a Space Agency

"Australia is the only [first world country] without a Space Agency, which impacts on many aspects of ordinary life"

Totally! I'm Australian and I'm *sick* of this not having a space agency! Every day, someone's all like "Can you launch this into orbit mate?" and I'm all bloody like "Nah, ya see, we don't have a space agency mate!", so they go "Throw another shrimp on the barbie then mate!". And then I ride my Kangaroo home, because my bloody spaceship is still in the bloody hangar. Strewth.

In the sciences, we are now uniquely priviledged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand. -- Gerald Holton