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Comment Re:Does Raspbian OS use systemd? (Score 1) 52

Stop whining man. *Do* something about it.

I suspect that SystemD whiners do not even want to do anything about it. They just want something to whine about. It feels relaxing and is a great way to release some general stress.

It's like a lady watching Bold & Beautiful on the television. She yaks how rubbish the series is and how lame the characters are. But dare you to change the channel...

Submission + - Windows 10 Update KB3135173 Is a Lemon For Some (softpedia.com)

jones_supa writes: Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 cumulative update just a few hours ago, but posts on Microsoft's community forums reveal that for some computers KB3135173 fails to install or freezes during the setup. Users have no other option than to manually reboot the computer and interrupt the process. You might want to postpone downloading and installing this update until Microsoft's quality assurance team gets the glitch resolved.

Submission + - Chinese Tech Group Offers To Buy Opera

jones_supa writes: There's been plenty of speculation around the future of web browser maker Opera, and now that looks like it will soon be resolved. Today the Norway-headquartered company confirmed that it has received a $1.2 billion acquisition offer from a group fronted by Chinese consumer tech companies Kunlun Tech and Qihoo 360. The deal is for 100% of the company, and it represents a 53% premium on the company’s valuation based on its most recent trading price. Opera's board said in a statement (PDF) that it has "unanimously decided to recommend" its shareholders to accept the bid. The final deal is subject to government and shareholders' approvals.

Comment Flash won already (Score 4, Insightful) 182

If you look at a list of new computers, you will notice that a surprisingly large amount of PCs are already shipping with 128 GB or 256 GB SSD. That's gonna hold everything that most people need. People with bit more specialized needs (hardcore gaming, media production, virtual machines, etc.) can probably soon acquire 1 TB SSD for a price like $200. Only massive data centers will remain as users of HDDs. Flash memory companies are putting huge investments in developing the technology further, while HAMR is still a prototype in skunkworks that is struggling to be usable for mass production.

Submission + - Talos Secure Workstation Is Dream of Open Source Nerd

jones_supa writes: These days, the motivation to use open source software for many people is to avoid backdoors placed by intelligence organizations and to avoid software that has hidden privacy-intruding characteristics. For the operating system and userspace software, open choices are already available. The last remaining island has been firmware included in various ROM chips in a computer. Libreboot has introduced an open BIOS, but it is not available for newer systems featuring the Intel ME or AMD PSP management features. Talos Secure Workstation comes to fill the need, providing a modern system with 8-core POWER8 CPU, 132 GB RAM, and open firmware. The product is currently in a pre-release phase where Raptor Engineering is trying to understand if it's possible to do a production run of the machine. If you are interested, it's worth visiting the official website.

Comment I'm confused (Score 1) 136

Why does the article call it "leaked patch"? That seems like a normal public patch to Linux Kernel Mailing List.

Also when I read the source code, I do not see anything suggesting 32 cores, and instead the patch adds support for an "instructions retired" register which is introduced in the Zeppelin architecture.

So is the article rubbish or am I rubbish? Once again I get the feeling that by even just slightly scraping the surface, things turn out to be completely different than what is described. :D

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