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Comment You don't understand much (Score 1) 1

Laser guns are fine for shooting down missiles, but on the ground? This isn't Star Wars; lasers don't stop after a short distance, and you evidently are ignorant of the maxim to know your target and what is behind it.

You also don't understand the first thing about self-defense, as evidenced by "legitimate hunter". The Second Amendment is all about self-defense, not sport, not hunting, and that self-defense includes not just bears and wolves, but also criminals and governments.

You seem completely ignorant about the changes 3D printers are making. Pretty soon, it will be utterly irrelevant what governments want to do about guns; anyone will be able to make guns and ammo from raw materials which are used for vacuum cleaners, pots and pans, cars, houses, and everything else people want. Government will only be able to confiscate guns when they are used, and considering how many criminals, even in hoplophobe-friendly places like Britain, Japan, Russia, and elsewhere, have access to guns, this prohibition won;t be very effective either.

Which brings up the last ignorance -- history. History shows that prohibitions don't work. Prisoners make knives. Alcohol prohibition didn't work 90 years ago and doesn't work now. Drug prohibition has never worked. Some 25% of California drivers don't have insurance. All prohibition does is turn everybody into a criminal, which decreases respect for law.

Comment Interesting (Score 5, Interesting) 57

Kernel bypass plus zero copy are, of course, old-hat. Worked on such stuff at Lightfleet, back when it did this stuff called work. Infiniband and the RDMA Consortium had been working on it for longer yet.

What sort of performance increase can you achieve?

Well, Ethernet latencies tend to run into milliseconds for just the stack. Tens, if not hundreds, of milliseconds for anything real. Infiniband can achieve eight microsecond latencies. SPI can get down to two milliseconds.

So you can certainly achieve the sorts of latency improvements quoted. It's hard work, especially when operating purely in software, but it can actually be done. It's about bloody time, too. This stuff should have been standard in 2005, not 2015! Bloody slowpokes. Back in my day, we had to shovel our own packets! In the snow! Uphill! Both ways!

Comment Re:No. It won't be (Score 1) 149

I had a 4 processor ARM workstastion with NT. it was the most unstable piece of shit ever made. Windows NT for ARM was so half assed it barely ran, but it had an advantage, it was mostly hacker proof and served as a gateway to our SCADA system back then. Virus proof, hacker proof for the most part as the only break in we had they kept trying to run X86 executables on it. after that we used a single direction ethernet cable to make it completely hacker proof. Yes, 100% hacker proof. the best hackers on the planet can not defeat the security of a unidirectional ethernet cable. (RX wires snipped, TX only and all data sent to the office systems was UDB broadcast.)

Comment Re:No. It won't be (Score 1) 149

And nobody will buy them. There is a buttload of cheap china windows 8 surface tablet clone out there that are cheap, and they run linux very well and easily. so nobody in their right mind would buy a arm based android tablet. you want to stick with something that is far morepower and power sippy like what all the current android tablets use.

Comment Re:Samsung != Apple (Score 1) 142

You can quit attempting to put words into my mouth, I have no intention of falling for your strawmen.

Android's abysmal adoption rate of new OS versions is well known. Marshmallow is and will be irrelevant for months until it's adoption rates become significant & given how frequent new & different attacks have been released for android over the past few years I have little confidence that marshmallow will bring significant change because any new bug is still no more likely to be patched by upgrading to a fixed version than present versions of Android have been.

That someone with the experience you claim would be so apparently clueless as to ignore these points and to keep bringing up "but how's marshmallow" like it makes any difference just shows that you still haven't understood the problem.

My children are adults now. During their childhood they were often complimented on how well behaved they were for their ages but I've seen what bad parenting does. Your lack of self-control and justification of how that is supposed to be normal in particular for an adult does not speak well for how you were raised.

Comment Re:computing device performs optimization for user (Score 1) 307

Saw an analysis the other day that boiled down to:

Site with ads: 5.5mb
Same site without ads: 50k

Yes, 90% of the bandwidth was used by ads. This was for some major newspaper or magazine on the order of Business Week, not a site that exists solely to serve content-free advertising.

How is this fair to people who pay by the byte? I've seen phone data usage rates as high as $100/GB!!! and even if you're paying a more reasonable $5 or $10 per GB... it adds up fast. I've found that just for ordinary browsing on my PC, I can easily use as much as 1GB/day even without visiting YouTube.

Methinks it's time to start metering and billing advertisers who consume bandwidth that users have to pay for. Surely someone can code a phone app to do this.

Comment Re:Samsung != Apple (Score 1) 142

You're an android user admittedly ignorant of how the repeated and generally unpatched critical vulnerabilities of his cherished platform have made Android into a security nightmare. You compare iOS vulnerabilities for people that downloaded code from unvetted third parties or from Chinese developers that performed the same bone-headed move with innate Android bugs that in most cases will never be corrected until people replace their phones with new models so that their maker will be motivated enough to update them. The vulnerabilities that Touch-Wiz, etc have are severe but most android malware targets the OS level bugs because that makes the exploits work on more devices.

Again, I am not here to educate you & I have signed NDAs that prevent me from talking about them or just what problems they encountered in anything but the most general terms. Android's adoption rate of the most recent OS has stagnated for years in single digit adoption percentages even in corporate environments. Until that changes and the current avalanche of new Android security vulnerabilities every month tapers off, Android Security will continue to be a joke right up there with Military Intelligence.

As for you calling me names ? I couldn't care less that you are unable to show more control than most small children.

Real Programmers think better when playing Adventure or Rogue.