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Comment: Re:Free for the community (Score 2, Informative) 326

by trparky (#47849377) Attached to: Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

A BSD license may as well be proprietary because eventually it will become proprietary if it is of any use at all.

Is a horrendous POS. It is factually wrong. If you can't see or accept that then you really do need to grow up a little, both politically and intellectually.

Ok, so please explain this one.

Take OpenBSD, there's a reason why much of Apple Mac OS X is based upon OpenBSD. Apple needed a new OS, they looked about and saw an already written base operating system with a nice licensing agreement that states that if you make any modifications to the source code you are under no legal requirement release said changes back to the community from which the original code came from. That is essentially what the BSD license states.

However, the GPL states that if you make changes to the source code you are legally required to release said changes back to the community.

That's why Apple OS X is largely based upon OpenBSD. Apple can make changes all they want and they can keep those changes to themselves and the OpenBSD community doesn't have a legal leg to stand on to prevent that from happening.

Comment: Re:Final nail in the Itanium coffin (Score 1) 161

by trparky (#47774815) Attached to: Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter
You can't add too many stages to the pipeline or you end up with the Intel NetBurst Pentium 4 Prescott mess again. It had an horrendously long 31-stage pipeline. Can you say... Branch Prediction Failure? The damn thing produced more branch prediction failures than actual work. That's essentially why the NetBurst was completely scrapped and why they went back to the drawing board.

Comment: Re:What is the expected edge? (Score 1) 110

by trparky (#47630309) Attached to: AMD Prepares To Ship Gaming SSDs
OCZ? *chuckles* *snorts* *laughs* *falls off chair laughing*

Anyways, now that I had a good laugh for the day I can say that I wouldn't hit a dog in the ass with any SSD (or any SSD made with components) from OCZ. Their reliability is shit and until Toshiba can clean up OCZ's act I won't touch an SSD made by them with someone else's ten foot pole.

Comment: Re:It's all about ERROR rates (Score 1) 396

by trparky (#47236639) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+
I have noticed that a lot of OEMs (Dell, HP, Apple, etc.) use a no-name brand of RAM in many of their systems that they build. If you look at them, especially the CAS latency stats, you'll notice that many of the RAM chips found in most pre-made computers are absolutely pitiful (to say the least).

So with that being said, who knows if this no-name RAM that is installed in many pre-made computers that many people buy is of any real quality. I'm guessing... no. So, with that said perhaps that odds of bitrot happening on pre-made machines is going to be higher than that of systems that have better quality of system RAM installed in them.

Comment: So answer me this... (Score 1) 396

by trparky (#47236399) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+
Some people are talking about the fact that bitrot could happen as a result of bad RAM. Are you talking about bad system RAM or the RAM onboard the HDD's controller board?

If it was indeed bad system RAM, wouldn't bad system RAM cause a random BSOD (Windows) or Kernel Panic (Linux)? With how much RAM we use these days it's very likely we're going to be using all of the storage capacity of each of the DIMMs that we have in our systems.

Myself I have 16 GBs of RAM in my Windows machine and at any moment in time I'm using at the very least 40% of the RAM in the system with spikes up to at least 60% depending upon what I'm doing at the time. So with that said, the possibility of kernel memory structures being corrupted at some point while using memory (in even less used DIMMs in your system) I figure is going to happen. I'm not sure how the memory in the DIMMs are being used though. Is it being used sequentially? (DIMM 0, chip 1... 2... 3... 4, DIMM 1, chip 1... 2... 3...4, etc.) Or is the data thrown about randomly on the DIMMs?

Myself, if I had a random BSOD just happen I'd be running MemTest86+ in a hot second to test my system RAM and be asking to Corsair (the company that made my DIMMs) for an RMA.

So if does indeed turn out to be bad system RAM that causes this, I guess that it's a good idea not to be buying cheap RAM to begin with. Myself, I've never had a problem with Corsair Vengeance RAM modules so I will continue to buy that line of Corsair memory.

Comment: Re:The problem is both forms of free. (Score 1) 175

by trparky (#46908603) Attached to: Free Can Make You Bleed: the Underresourced Open Source
Personally, I think the concept of FOSS should be torn down and rebuilt; at least the free part of it.

For instance...
Free: If you use this library in another free product. For instance, if you make a small program which you give away for free, then you are allowed to use said library for free.
Not Free: If you use this library in combination with systems that essentially make you a ton of money, you are legally required to pay a license for the use of the library in question..
FOSS may be a wonderful thing at first but lets face it; FOSS doesn't put food on your table, a house over your head, gas in your car, send your children to school, etc. I'm not saying that FOSS is a bad thing, no... far from it, but what we have to realize is that there are some fundamental issues with FOSS when we live in a world dominated by the use of money. Maybe in the future when we all work for the betterment of mankind (ie. United Federation of Planets level of betterment), FOSS will have no issues.

Comment: Re:Or foregoing kids altogether (Score 1, Insightful) 342

by trparky (#46807183) Attached to: Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers
It is projected that within the next fifteen to twenty years, if global population growth rates don't slow down we will simply not be able to grow enough food to feed the world's population. Global famine will be a result. Already we're seeing the effects of over-fishing, fish populations are at the lowest seen in years. The giant water aquifer under the Great Plains of the United States (sometimes referred to as the Breadbasket of the World) is losing water, we're taking out water faster than nature can replace it.

So yes, even we in the United States, need to start worrying about over-population.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1633

by trparky (#46768535) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
No, the reason why they put it into the Constitution like they did was to stop tyranny. They wanted to make sure that the people were going to be able to remain free and the only way to make sure that the people remain free is when the government fears the people.

Remember this quote by Thomas Jefferson...
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

At this moment, I fear this government and what it can do to me and the rest of the people in this nation.

"Our vision is to speed up time, eventually eliminating it." -- Alex Schure