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Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 579

It is fine if you value design and build quality above usability, updates, battery life and features. But then you don't have a right to complain later that you aren't getting updates. You knew exactly what you were buying the HTC for: design and build quality. You got that. Be happy. Don't whine about updates. If you cared even a bit about functionality, you wouldn't have got an HTC.

+ - Qualcomm Puts A Kill Switch In A CPU->

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "Since a smartphone is an easily portable — and easily losable, and easily stealable — device that contains all sorts of personal data, the idea of a remote "kill switch" or wipe solution is a popular one. Now Qualcomm is looking to build the concept right into their next-gen Snapdragon chip, preventing any OS-level workarounds."
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+ - Linus Torvalds: Apple's HFS+ is probably the worst file-system ever->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It’s been long since we heard a good rant from Linus Torvalds. Linux doesn't rant much, but when he does he hits the nail and he doesn't mince worlds and this time he targeted Apple's HFS+. Linus says, "The true horrors of HFS+ are not in how it’s not a great filesystem, but in how it’s actively designed to be a bad filesystem by people who thought they had good ideas.""
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Comment: Re:Pullin' a Gates? (Score 1) 449

by perryizgr8 (#48802405) Attached to: How We'll Program 1000 Cores - and Get Linus Ranting, Again

Adding 12 more cores to your quad core is not going to make the desktop perform better.

Why, though? Why can't they separate things involved in loading a single page? Like network, static images, css, javascript, WebGL, etc. Each gets their own core. Won't that speed up the loading?

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