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Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 589

by phayes (#48911663) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

Listen you illiterate twit, I HAVE proven that Linux is less energy efficient than OS X by booting Linux on a Mac & testing how long it lasts. I get almost twice the battery life - just like every one else does.
You, blinded by your prejudice refuse to perform the test (presumably because you'd need to touch a Mac & contaminate yourself) and are unable to comprehend ARS' article which clearly shows the work that Apple has performed on OS X that no other OS has.
As you clearly filter out all information that contrary to your dialectic, and keep posting unsupported out & out lies, we're done here.

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 589

by phayes (#48905207) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

Hey troll boy, learn how to read. The graphs explain precisely and exactly what I repeat time & time again to counter your general ignorance & obtuseness: OSX aggregates running tasks into blocks so that the CPUs can be put to sleep (and not just start transitioning only to transition back when an interrupt occurs). Linux has nothing like Grand Central, nor App-Nap, keeps getting interrupted & thus puts the CPUs into low power modes much less often.

I've said so in my first post in this thread, in my second post, in my third post, in my fourth post, ... I've detailed multiple times just how easily testable OS X's advantage over Linux is in battery time is but instead of performing the test yourself, you keep finding excuses.

The 50% added battery time has been tested & proven by everyone that has tried to run Linux on Macs. You say it's just me? Fine, point out even one recent site that has compared OSX & Linux battery duration on typical workloads. The test is trivial. Linux fails it every time. Thus I CAN know that OS X would be 50% more energy efficient than Linus is, because I have tested how Linux compares to OS X.

People talk about the Apple reality distortion field. You have a Linus distortion field that prevents you from parsing simple phrases & understanding simple graphs.

Comment: Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 215

by phayes (#48904875) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

It's only apt to blame Bush if you chose to ignore Obama's mistakes. But of course Obama won the NPP so for people like you, he can do no wrong. Bush's actions had repercussions, but the rise to power of IS is almost purely Obama's responsibility.

Obama, by cutting and running - getting out as fast as he could, surrendered sovereignty to the Al-Maliki Shiite government who promptly declared the heads of the allied Sunni tribes terrorists and refused to integrate the sunni tribal members (as promised) into the national army nor continue to pay them to combat AQ. The allied tribesmen and the troop surge (criticized by Obama as sending more troops into a lost cause) that broke AQ in Iraq. It was Obama's abandonment of the Sunnis that what created the power vacuum that created IS. Had Obama not abandoned the Sunni tribesmen and forced Al-Maliki to respect the promises given to the Sunnis there would be no IS.

Comment: Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 215

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 4, Insightful) 215

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) 369

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) 369

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) 369

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...

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