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Comment Re:LibreOffice Online? (Score 1) 59

I'm sure LOOL will be released Real Soon Now! I've already pre-ordered my copy.

(Seriously though - unlike Duke Nukem, one can actually verify that LOOL is being actively developed. I realize they've been talking about LOOL for like half a decade now without a real release, but I actually think they'll really release it now that they have some collaborators working on it.)

Comment Re: in-vehicle concierge (Score 1) 410

Some features are great, and not everyone wants the same exact set.

I love the Pandora App. It is essentially a shortcut: Car stereo connects via bluetooth to my cell phone, start Pandora on my Cell, then play the most recently selected station on Pandora. I do not need to pull out my cell phone and mess around trying to get it to sync and start playing some music streaming app.

Wireless Networking

Massachusetts Boarding School Sued Over Wi-Fi Sickness 586

alphadogg writes: The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass., allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month (PDF). The child, identified only as "G" in court documents, is said to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome. The radio waves emitted by the school's Wi-Fi routers cause G serious discomfort and physical harm, according to the suit. "After being continually denied access to the school in order to test their student's classroom, and having their request that all classrooms in which their child is present have the WiFi network replaced with a hard-wired Ethernet denied, the parents sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act."

Comment Re:Didn't Like Eich (Score 1) 187

"the removal of Brandon Eich because he held a non-progressive belief.

Eich removed himself, and it's a good thing, because his response to the overblown controversy was to try to hide from it and hope it went away. His inability to cope pretty well proved that he wasn't fit to be CEO of Mozilla, whose problem is largely the same (unwillingness/inability to engage with its public any more) to begin with.

On top of that, the last thing I remember about Eich's activity at Mozilla was him enthusiastically cheerleading the possibility of shoving OTOY's special proprietary video codec for remote-desktop use into Firefox. This is the same kind of proprietary 3rd-party off-topic crap that has people throwing tantrums with Pocket right now. Eich was all on-board with this sort of thing, it would seem, and was an active part of this harmful tumor of corporate culture. Having him in charge would not have made things better.

Data Storage

Intel Promises 'Optane' SSDs Based On Technology Faster Than Flash In 2016 80

holy_calamity writes: Intel today announced that it will introduce SSDs based on a new non-volatile memory that is significantly faster than flash in 2016. A prototype was shown operating at around seven times as fast as a high-end SSD available today. Intel's new 3D Xpoint memory technology was developed in collaboration with Micron and is said to be capable of operating as much as 1000 times faster than flash. Scant details have been released, but the technology has similarities with the RRAM and memristor technologies being persued by other companies.

Windows Memory Manager To Introduce Compression 231

jones_supa writes: Even though the RTM version of Windows 10 is already out of the door, Microsoft will keep releasing beta builds of the operating system to Windows Insiders. The first one will be build 10525, which introduces some color personalization options, but also interesting improvements to memory management. A new concept is called a compression store, which is an in-memory collection of compressed pages. When memory pressure gets high enough, stale pages will be compressed instead of swapping them out. The compression store will live in the System process's working set. As usual, Microsoft will be receiving comments on the new features via the Feedback app.

Comment Re:Does Laid off = fired? (Score 1) 179

I was "fired" at my last job. 2 years I received 10K raises for the good work I was doing, then when I am on vacation. Then there is a problem with with an install while I am on vacation, and I take the fall. The company tried to claim it was for cause, but the State denied that claim immediately.

The reality was the company was hemorrhaging cash during the recession, and was trying to lay off employees, but not pay unemployment. Almost half the staff was let go over the course of the year, and no one was denied unemployment, though the company tried with everyone.

Comment Re:And yet... (Score 1) 663

Calories matter, but source of Calories matter almost as much. Starch and sugars (Carbs) raise insulin levels. Insulin not only helps are bodies burn glucose, but at high levels of insulin, convert glucose into fat.

Low carb diets take advantage of low insulin levels to keep the body from converting food into fat storage. Other processes help too, such that fat, protein, and fiber take longer to process so keep on feeling satiated longer. One still needs to track food, but it becomes easier.

It is much easier to feel full eating a small salad, an 8oz steak and a side of steamed asparagus then it is to eat a 4oz steak and baked potato even if the two have equal amounts of calories. The former is also more nutritionally complete and keep insulin levels low.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (4) How many times do we have to tell you, "No prior art!"