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Comment: Multiple factual errors and dubious statements... (Score 5, Insightful) 204

by tjrw (#32058406) Attached to: Blurring Lines — Dual Core Atom To Lift Netbooks

As others have already mentioned, dual-core Atom processors have been out for 2 years, so a dual-core Atom is nothing new.

As regards the support of DDR3 memory, it's unlikely to make any measurable performance difference over DDR2 given the relatively anaemic CPU performance of the Atom. The reason is far more prosaic. DDR3 is now cheaper than DDR2 and that trend will continue so Intel are doing the right thing in moving the chipset support over to the less expensive memory. In a budget platform anything else would be foolish.

Communications

Wi-Fi Allergy a PR Stunt 174

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the hope-he-made-his-buck dept.
ADiamond writes "There is no Wi-Fi allergy. The English DJ claiming a Wi-Fi sensitivity, chronicled earlier, was a PR stunt to promote his new album. It would appear that the stunt was highly successful, appearing in multiple high-profile media outlets like The Sun, The Telegraph, and Fox News. The article at Ars goes on to discuss the evidence, or lack-thereof, of electromagnetic spectrum sensitivity."

Comment: Re:Isn't an apology enough? (Score 1) 646

by tjrw (#28898967) Attached to: Student Suing Amazon For Book Deletions

Nothing like enough. I want a cast-iron guarantee that they will never, ever delete anything from my Kindle under any circumstances. They have absolutely no right to do so, and in fact, I'd go so far as to say I want them to remove any such capability. As has been pointed out endlessly, if I bought a physical book from them, they cannot do anything to it once it is in my possession. There shouldn't be any difference just because it's an eBook.

The more cordial the buyer's secretary, the greater the odds that the competition already has the order.

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