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Comment: Meh. (Score 1) 157

Still no consumer-level octo-core? I'll continue to stick with my Q9450 then. I'm not willing to spend thousands on a Xeon.

Before you ask, I do video work as a hobby. I often utilize all four of my cores at 100% capacity for 6+ hours on end when performing filtering and encoding. No, I am not interested in the AMD FX and their half-cores.

Get it together, Intel. I will buy as soon as you sell.

Comment: Netcraft Cofirms! (Score 4, Funny) 102

by snarfies (#46959827) Attached to: Netcraft: Microsoft Closing In On Apache Web Server Lead

It is now official. Netcraft has confirmed: Apache is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Apache community when IDC confirmed that Apache market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that Apache has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Apache is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be the Amazing Kreskin to predict Apache's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Apache faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Apache because Apache is dying. Things are looking very bad for Apache. As many of us are already aware, Apache continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

+ - Woman Banned for Wanting a Safe Space Within Star Citizen Community->

Submitted by snarfies
snarfies (115214) writes "Gameranx reports that a woman was banned from Star Citizen for trying to start a safe place for females within the game. She was banned for "trolling" and told that she could only attempt to appeal her ban through customer support, and if she attempted to do so the ban would be made permanent. Anyone else who has asked about this incident has also been banned. She details her entire experience, along with screencaps of the entire thread and the official responses she has recieved, on her page.

Ben Lesnick has been contacted through his Twitter, and says he will look into the matter."

Link to Original Source

+ - Swype Android keyboard makes almost 4000 location requests every day

Submitted by postglock
postglock (917809) writes "Swype is a popular third-party keyboard for Android phones (and also available for Windows phones and other platforms). It's currently the second-most-popular paid keyboard in Google Play (behind SwiftKey), and the 17th highest of all paid apps.

Recently, users have discovered that it's been accessing location data extremely frequently, making almost 4000 requests per day, or 2.5 requests per minute. The developers claim that this is to facilitate implementation of "regional dialects", but cannot explain why such frequent polling is required, or why this still occurs if the regional function is disabled.

Some custom ROMs such as Cyanogenmod can block this tracking, but most users would be unaware that such tracking is even occurring."

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.