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Comment: Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 187

by phayes (#48901941) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Oh sure, Obama is the prince of peace. He won the NPP, closed Guantanamo & left Iraq in a state capable of dealing with IS.

By cutting and running Obama abandoned the partnership with the Sunni tribes that were the main reason violence in Iraq went down to the level it did as Obama took office. In doing so, Obama created the power vacuum that birthed ISIS. But of course some will blame Bush for everything bad in the world.

Comment: Re:Balderdash (Score 3, Insightful) 187

by phayes (#48898649) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Has world peace made a major step forward in the years Obama has been President? No. In fact by abandoning Iraq before they were ready Obama fostered the Islamic State which we will be spending the next few presidencies working on.

Obama was indeed handed the NPP for not being Bush but that says more about the NPP's political leanings and how irrelevant the NPP is than anything else.

Comment: Re:Popcorn time! (Score 1) 359

by phayes (#48898503) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

Oh look at you, trying to climb all the way up onto that high, high horse...

You badly paraphrase gizmo and try to throw dirt on him by equating his remark that women often use sex appeal with "she deserved it".

"well sure" versus RAPIST, hmmm, which carries the most weight? You have to be pretty stupid to not realize which is the stronger term, which is why you don't throw around "she deserved it" or RAPIST casually like you did.

Reread the post that you replied to. Nowhere did Gizmo say "she deserved it" That's all in YOUR mind.

Comment: Re:Do You Even Literate, Bro?! (Score 1) 359

by phayes (#48892969) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

No, it's I saw YOU Megol RAPE a child! MEGOL IS A RAPIST! Lets round up a bunch of easily inflamed people & go STRING YOU UP!

My point is that before stringing anyone up, literally or figuratively, BOTH sides of the story need to be presented before a judge. This is not the case at present with regard to TFA & the lynch mobbers need to calm down.

Comment: Re:Popcorn time! (Score 1) 359

by phayes (#48891743) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

And it's not as if women don't use their sex-appeal when it suits them.

Well sure. But now you're using the "she asked to be raped" stupidity.

What is stupidity is feigning to ignore reality. Women DO consciously use their sex appeal to their advantage when it suits them. That doesn't mean that they are asking to be raped but neither does it mean that their using sex to their advantage doesn't exist, nor that we cannot all acknowledge that it does. It is abject stupidity to attempt to be blind to this and rejecting anyone who brings it up as a latent rapist is part of the problem.

Comment: Re:Absolutely fair.. (Score 4, Insightful) 114

by phayes (#48883517) Attached to: Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

What better way to learn what undiscovered security holes there are in a product than to be able to see the source code?

Oh, you thought that the reason China wants to audit the code is so that they can "protect" their citizens. Yes, because not at all well known for targeting dissent, no, not at all...

Comment: How about the flash integrated into chrome? (Score 1) 47

by phayes (#48877511) Attached to: Adobe Patches One Flash Zero Day, Another Still Unfixed

Can anyone tell us if that's vulnerable (& on what platforms)?

I don't have flash installed but I do have chrome (with it's integrated flash) for those sites that just cannot keep up with the times. Yes, I use flashcontrol to autoexecute only whitelisted sites, but you never know...

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 585

by phayes (#48874617) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

No, my argument was that there is parity between major OSes.

You're wrong.

Again, and for reasons I have explained multiple times, Linux does not aggregate periods of CPU use/non-use because it has nothing like Grand Central, App-Nap & other technologies Apple has developed to get more efficient use of the hardware.

Again, OS X's advantage is trivially provable: Dual-boot Linux & OS X & see how long each OS lasts on battery performing the exact same tasks. Thousands of people have done so & the result is that OS X lasts in general 50% longer.

That's 50% more energy efficiency in OS X compared to Linux.

It's not a question of "you think that bla bla bla", it's been proven.

That your CPU spends part of it's time in low power states using Linux doesn't change the fact that it would spend 50% more time in low power states were you using OS X.

Just in case you're not to lazy or prejudiced to learn, here's a review of OS X that goes into some detail: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2.... It has graphics that even you should be able to understand.

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 585

by phayes (#48854505) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

You appear to think that cooperation with "cpu outfits" like Intel & AMD has given Linux an advantage in power consumption efficiency. You're wrong as can be trivially proven by running OSX & Linux on the same hardware & the same workload. OS X battery duration is generally over 150% that of Linux. You can buy older & slower hardware to eke out longer battery duration (at the price of lower performance) but some of us need modern hardware AND good battery life.

Linux has nothing like grand central. When you have multiple tasks that need CPU on Linux, they all execute on their own rigid schedule with no cooperation to coalesce active and inactive periods. Every time it starts transitioning to low power, an unrelated task comes along and the CPU must transition back. Thus your CPU never actually spends time in low power states.

OSX has grand central. Tasks that need to execute regularly tell grand central what their schedule is but also give grand central a margin of acceptable movement in the schedule. Grand central uses the margins to coalesce active and inactive periods.

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