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Comment Re:performance/price comparison? (Score 0) 55

A 6 core 7800X at $389 is substantially cheaper than AMD's highest-end 1800X and don't expect "ThreadRipper" to be given away for free or to be a perfect chip given the latency issues that are inherent to AMD's architecture.

Plus, a little overclocking is going to get that 7800X up to 4.5GHz without heartburn and more if you are adventurous. Oh, and AVX-512 sure as hell doesn't hurt either, especially for open source software that can adapt to it easily with support already baked in to major compilers.

Comment Re:Translation: (Score 0) 87

Funny how AMD is getting credit around here since they actually sued multiple mobile graphics companies for patent infringement this year:

Incidentally, those companies are in absolutely no way trying to make "Radeon knockoff" parts that copy AMD's actual products. Hell, they aren't even competing in the same markets where AMD sells products since AMD ain't selling smartphone chips.

But AMD sued anyway and not a peep from the "OMG patent troll!" crowd.

The difference is that Intel is trying to prevent direct knockoffs of its own products here. Intel isn't running around suing anybody who makes an ARM chip for use with standard ARM software, it's (legitimately) trying to stop direct knockoffs that are basically reimplementing x86 architecture. If you want to whine about how that's "unfair" try making an ARM knockoff chip without paying up and see how far you get.

Comment Re:You Will Comply (Score 0) 689

Left-wing Holocaust denial is extremely fashionable in the same politically correct circles that would stone you to death for "nationalism" if you wave American flag at a political convention.

However, they have have zero problem waving trans-jordanian arab (incorrectly referred to as "palestinian") flags at the same convention.

Comment Hillary never set foot in Wisconsin either (Score 1, Funny) 524

Hillary Clinton never set foot in Wisconsin during the general election and curiously enough she lost the state.

Obviously this is not due to her actions because she is perfect. The question has to be: Who let Jared Kushner lead 3 divisions of the Russian Army into Wisconsin to prevent her from campaigning there!
Keith Olbermann wants to know!

Comment Bury the lede much? It's a SAMBA problem (Score 0) 109

This is a pretty important bug in SAMBA that, if you read the patch, all boils down to a major failure to validate user input by accepting directory paths with the "/" character in named pipes where they don't belong.

Of course, you wouldn't know that after Slashdot got done with its editorial disinformation.

Comment Wall of PC Diarrhea! (Score -1) 685

Bonus points if this story later turns out to be an intentional fake (preferably computer-generated) that was made on purpose to tick all the PC checkboxes and get published with zero criticism since that would trigger the usual Stalinist "corrective response" from the collective.

Comment Re:When leaking national secrets was cool (Score 4, Insightful) 542

So indiscriminantly dumping thousands of classified communications in an active warzone is "OK" because you hate Bush.

But -- and this is assuming that the "narrative" is true -- Trump giving information to Russia pertaining to known terrorist plots to place explosives on civilian airliners that would result in the murder of innocent civilians is somehow "immoral" because wanting to protect civilians is evil now because Trump?

Comment Re:Article sounds like B.S. (Score 0) 135

No, you're an idiot and the guy is wrong.

I don't need to improperly code a program and be all pretentious on github to use the strings utility.

Here's literally everything that came out of the Windows 10 explorer.exe file:

<?xpacket begin="
" id="W5M0MpCehiHzreSzNTczkc9d"?>
<x:xmpmeta xmlns:x="adobe:ns:meta/" x:xmptk="Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c014 79.156797, 2014/08/20-09:53:02 ">
  <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="">
      <rdf:Description rdf:about=""
        <xmp:CreatorTool>Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 (Windows)</xmp:CreatorTool>
              <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
                  <stEvt:softwareAgent>Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 (Windows)</stEvt:softwareAgent>

If that's a full 20% of all bytes in explorer.exe, then Microsoft should sure as hell be congratulated for writing one of the tightest pieces of code known to mankind.

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