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Comment: Re:Depends on the specs. (Score 1) 235

by jones_supa (#47973609) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?
Yep, that's true. There simply seems not to be an "iowait" class for a process, Windows just puts the process in an idle state. However the Performance Monitor (perfmon.exe) can (among other neat data) show disk latency counters, which allows you to find out total time spent for I/O operations on a specific device.

Comment: Re:ObBillGates (Score 4, Insightful) 235

by jones_supa (#47973303) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

That is, a move from 64k to 640k felt like something that would last a great deal of time. Well, it didn’t – it took about only 6 years before people started to see that as a real problem.

Seeing how fast the PC industry develops, if his prediction lasted 6 years, I'd say that's still pretty good.

Comment: Re:The total storage capacity is 620 GB. (Score 1) 141

by jones_supa (#47964651) Attached to: The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'
I have sometimes said that the torrent file (or magnet link) is a virtualization of the actual data files, kind of a seed which you plant and from which the data grows. Even when the torrent does not contain the actual data files, you "see" the files through the torrent.

+ - Fisker Karma coming back!->

Submitted by sumit sinha
sumit sinha (3836609) writes "Delhi: Karma would be reintroduced within a year, says the Wanxiang Group, which bought Fisker Automotive earlier this year. According to a recent report, the Chinese owner is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car, and will be built with the defunct model’s specs as the basis."
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Comment: Re:Slashdot Hate Machine (Score 0) 65

by jones_supa (#47958203) Attached to: New "Crescent Bay" VR Headset Revealed and Demo'd At Oculus Connect

I want the old Slashdot back. It was very informative, genuinely funny at times (dont tell me a shark-laser joke is genuinely worth the now-guaranteed +5 Funny), and was the only place on the 'net that I could find and share in that level of expertise and genuine interest and excitement in Science and Technology. The last few years have been a sad and disturbing decline in the quality of commenters in Slashdot.

I challenge you to show me an old Slashdot article and its discussion that represents what you mean with "good old times". They are all archived. I have occasionally read them again. There is about the same amount of trash-talk and sophisticated comments as we have here today. The only clear difference is that back then there was a lot more mod points in circulation.

Comment: Keeping it discreet (Score 4, Funny) 93

by jones_supa (#47955429) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

Except the software that comes bundled with this particular brand of smartboard is ridiculously clunky. Without naming this particular piece of software, and highlighting its shortfalls

I have a particular plan which involves some unnamed hardware and software. I won't go into details, but let's just say that everything of it is implemented through some specific steps. It allows the users to leverage various possibilities. Maybe this could be the solution?

Comment: Re:Some criticism (Score 2) 184

by jones_supa (#47953253) Attached to: KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

Yep. Some other classic ones:

- "Your distro is configured wrong for KDE."
- "Everyone knows how broken KDE is. That's why I switched to Linux Mint and haven't looked back."
- "I have never had that kind of problems and I have used Linux on desktop since 1997."
- "How much does Microsoft pay you to write that?"

"What man has done, man can aspire to do." -- Jerry Pournelle, about space flight