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Comment: Re:Moore's Law (Score 1) 143

by kelemvor4 (#47301149) Attached to: Researchers Unveil Experimental 36-Core Chip

That's a fun post! 36-core is immense! As an aside: It's been a while since we've seen any decent rise in processor Ghz. I remember IBM talking about functioning reasonably cool 10 Ghz processors (ref needed) in the early 2000s, but no one has them in the shops yet! I'm sure this was discussed in Moore's Law lectures prior to Y2K, but mention it these days and everyone scowls! So some people can (and they run cool) and some people can't, what normally happens in computing when the faster items are released?

It's a step down from the 48 core CPU Intel created in 2009.

+ - Microsoft outed for attempting to hire shills-> 1

Submitted by kelemvor4
kelemvor4 (1980226) writes "On sites like Slashdot that large corporations such as Microsoft pay shills to post on their behalf. Here we have someone who Microsoft would have liked as a shill outing them for the practice. A Twitter employee named Paul Stamatiou outed the scheme in a tweet. Michael Arrington of TechCrunch fame also outed them for the same activity. However he went so far as to post a screenshot with the proof."
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Comment: Re:Linux soon? (Score 2) 202

by kelemvor4 (#47164571) Attached to: Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs

Can someone explain this? Netflix runs on Linux under Wine, so why the need for hardware/driver support?

IME it runs poorly under Wine. I have had good results with an XP Pro x32 VM running under Linux x64, though. Not even too much added overhead, it seems. However, XP Pro x32 under XP Pro x32 seems to fail due to DRM. Hooray Linux!

As does pretty much everything under wine. Wine is great for a stopgap, that's about it.

Comment: Uhhh what? (Score 1) 482

by kelemvor4 (#46892757) Attached to: Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?
What the heck is this guy thinking? AFAIK, every cell phone company will sell you a phone and service separately with no contract. You simply pay full price for the device you want, and buy the service. Or you can buy the device from a third party and as long as it's compatible with the network, buy the service. It's not rocket science, it's not hidden, it's not even particularly unusual.

That would be the reason that when you browse a carriers online store you see the price of the phone and the discounted price with a contract at the same time.

Some people just want attention, I guess.

If you had better tools, you could more effectively demonstrate your total incompetence.