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+ - 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?

Comment: Re:Yes, let's destroy our fastest growing industry (Score 3, Informative) 78

by perryizgr8 (#48709875) Attached to: India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory

Hey, the block will take about a week to get enforced here! I can still access each one of those at my home, office and mobile. India is slow. And mark my words, nobody gives two shits about this block. Those who care about github, will still be able to access it. At least I will. We have had dailymotion blocked for months. I didn't even know until yesterday when everybody went up in arms about github. Because dailymotion never went down for me.

Incompetency pervades everything here. The ones ordering the block did it because they are incompetent. The ones supposed to enforce it are also incompetent.

Comment: Re:Another perspective (Score 1) 61

by perryizgr8 (#48709839) Attached to: India Faces Its First Major Net Neutrality Issue

This is the wrong way to think about this. We have had 'Facebook' plans and 'Whatsapp' plans. They do not violate net neutrality because they do not offer internet access. Now, Airtel says that the 'Internet' plans will not cover Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, etc. This is a net neutrality violation.

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