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Comment: Why buy a product that you're going to jailbreak? (Score 2, Interesting) 136

by ottawanker (#47586075) Attached to: Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

When are people going to stop buying products that they feel the need to jailbreak instead of buying unlocked or open alternatives? Keep rewarding the bad behaviour that you don't like, and you'll just get more of the same, except locked down even better.

Comment: To help prevent people from buying AMD and nVidia (Score 3, Insightful) 80

Intel Xeon customers can reap higher performance for critical functions without translating the majority of their code to OpenCL or bothering to update it for GPGPU

In other words, to help prevent people from buying AMD and nVidia products.

Comment: Re:Ghost in the machine (Score 3, Interesting) 128

by ottawanker (#47130997) Attached to: Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses

Electric power steering works with sensors on the steering wheel that detect when you turn it, and how much. The car then does some calculations taking into account the force and speed with which you turn the wheel, and the speed at which the vehicle is traveling. It then activates a motor, which actually turns the wheels.

I believe there is an electromagnetic clutch that disconnects the steering wheel from the actual rack and pinion, unless a fault is detected.

Comment: Re:CD's ARE digital (Score 1) 393

by ottawanker (#43028417) Attached to: Music Industry Sees First Revenue Increase Since 1999

Compact Discs are digital. LaserDiscs can be analog.

Audiophiles complain about music stored on digital media, its too bad Laserdiscs didn't catch on and too bad albums weren't released on Laserdisc, we'd have a much better analog source for music. Way less popping and hissing than vinyl.

Things are not as simple as they seems at first. - Edward Thorp