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Comment: Re:Too good to be true? (Score 4, Informative) 189

by msauve (#46827069) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone
"MicroSD uses a cheap n-wire serial interface."

Uh, no. While it's true that SD cards offer backwards compatibility with MMC, modern cards transfer using a 4 bit wide parallel bus, and it's not nearly as simple as the SPI mode. With regard to your argument, have you ever looked at the flash chips in an SD card? Last I checked, they use the same memory dies as the "embedded" packages, and add the cost of an SD controller and more complex packaging. On the host side, there's the cost of an SD controller (although that's probably "free" with the SoC) and socket.

More specific to the original point, if a phone already has 16G of flash, the cost of upping it to 64G is minor - the parallel interface you mention is already there, and the difference in packaging costs between 16G and 64G chips is likely zero.

Comment: Re:How many? (Score 1) 334

by msauve (#46826635) Attached to: Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage
"Of course the over the air broadcasters are complaining. They actual PAY for the content. Then Aereo comes and leeches off the broadcasters, taking away a source of revenue, without paying anything. "

Now, turn that around and make a point about how the broadcasters are making a PROFIT off the use of a constrained public resource - the airwaves. It's hard to think of a better example of "placing a work into the public domain" than broadcasting it over the airwaves for anyone to receive.

Comment: Re:Frist pots (Score 1) 323

by msauve (#46819079) Attached to: I expect to retire ...
Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?"
Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course... "
Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?"
Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!"
Churchill: "Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price"

Comment: Re:Leaked by codenomicon (Score 4, Insightful) 582

by msauve (#46762313) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?
Gloat? About what? This only provides proof of the benefits of open source - a significant flaw was discovered, which is exactly the claimed advantage - the more eyes, the better.

Anyone who would claim that proprietary software is somehow more secure is making a huge leap - there are only a few eyes, if any, looking for unreported issues - so there may be even more serious issues which have existed for much longer, which only a few bad guys know about. If MS or anyone else thinks that their proprietary SSL implementation has no security breaches, let them put a guarantee with full financial liability behind that thought.

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. -- Wernher von Braun