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Comment Re:Silly (Score 1) 233

> Only the regional NICs have run out of blocks to distribute. No one has actually run out of IPv4 addresses.

APNIC is the only NIC which has run out of IPv4 adresses, on 14 April 2011. Surely there have been an ISP somewhere in Asia since then who wanted to use an IPv4 address, but haven't been able to. That should qualify as running out.

Comment Re:Accidental overdose? (Score 1) 385

> Seriously, you're going to bicker over semantics?

The grandparent's post was about the semantics of "overdose", and he got a +5 informative for it. Saying

> Overdose isn't when you take more then prescribed, it's when you take more then what your body can handle.

is a semantic argument. So why shouldn't I point out that he is wrong.

Comment Re:Accidental overdose? (Score 1) 385

> Overdose isn't when you take more then prescribed, it's when you take more then what your body can handle.

According to Wikipedia, an overdose "describes the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities greater than are recommended[1] or generally practiced.[2]"

So your use of the word is incorrect.

Comment Re:.... and it's not the only leech (Score 5, Informative) 112

> Then they sued everyone and if it were not for AMD Rambus would be the next monopoly in ram. AMD still used Sdram which many of us preferred over the high latency and $$$ rambus.

It was not just AMD which used SDRAM. Other companies made chipsets and motherboards which worked with Intel CPUs and used SDRAM.

As RDRAM failed to match SDRAM technically and price-wise, Intel was saved by their competitors selling Intel-compatible chipsets, for otherwise few people would have bough Intel CPUs. Because Intel was contractually obligated to only ship RDRAM-compatible motherboards.

Comment "by law, the drug czar must oppose..." (Score 1) 920

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_National_Drug_Control_Policy#Anti-legalization_Policy :

> By law, the drug czar must oppose any attempt to legalize the use (in any form) of illicit drugs.

This is the man who the Obama administration gave the job of answering the marijuana reform petition.

Comment Maximum cable length (Score 5, Interesting) 327

Thunderbolt is interesting because of the potential maximum cable length. The current cupper cables are limited to 3 meters, but once optical cables are available, "10s of meters" will be possible.

Since you can run both display, keyboard and mouse over one cable natively, this means that you can put your computer with its noisy fans into the basement, use a single thunderbolt cable, and just have an extremely thin client at your workstation.

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