The copyright on old Mickey Mouse cartoons, the copyright on the design of the Mickey Mouse character, etc. should expire because copyright laws are meant to encourage the production of new works, and not to let Disney executives sit on their ass while earning an income from something a dead animator made almost a hundred years ago.
I don't see anything terribly wrong in that. There are more important battles to fight.
The reason that the listeners could not hear a difference is not because the cables did not differ in quality, but because Ethernet is digital and has the capabilities of error correction and retransmit. The chip might have extra signal processing as well, to do noise reduction for example. In the test, these kind of characteristics were enough to fully compensate for the flaws of the crusty cable.
There's still many scenarios in which you can benefit from better EMI shielding and conductivity, even when talking about a digital application.
Care to give examples of when a company which spends the GDP of a small country on R&D has ever overhyped technology or not delivered a product?
Sure. How about the Archival Disc?
Windows doesn't yet support queued TRIM, it still uses the legacy serial TRIM.
Queued TRIM is serial as well...
With "serial TRIM" you probably mean "blocking TRIM" (it requires other operations to be halted and command queue flushed before it can be performed).
In a perfect world
We don't live in such a world. If we want our computers to work properly today, these workarounds have to be taken into account.
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Nice to see vendors working together to improve Linux.
Well, Samsung had some SSDs to sell. It's part of the open source philosophy: you scratch your own itch, and everyone benefits.
Still, the problem is that we don't arrive at a well-rounded result. Fixing some things here and there is not deep QA. After stories like this I always get cold chills imagining what else broken is there.
Umm, you don't seem to act any smarter yourself.
Classic tip from Thomas Jefferson: "Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
— It does its job acceptably
— Works, but could be improved
— The system is complete garbage
— Interesting question, I have to check and see
— It is what it is, and I do not care that much