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Comment NVidia GPL kernel module (Score 1) 946

Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't NVidia have a small GPLed kernel module which communicates with the rest of the driver which is platform neutral (e.g. the same on Windows and Linux) and therefore not derivative work.
This is a bit of a gray area, but so far the Linux devs have not complained. So if NVidia exposes this functionality in their GPL kernel module in a platform-neutral way will that be ok?

Comment Re:I wanted to post this (Score 1) 359

...the petrol their cars run on ... is really just an inconvenient waste product that happens to have found a use.

While the market for plastics is huge, it is dwarfed by the gas market.
Once there's no need for gas - production will shift to converting petrol exclusively to plastics, wax, asphalt, lubricants, etc. You can create plastics from many sources - vegetable oil, sugar and ... oil.

Comment Re:I wanted to post this (Score 5, Informative) 359

The amount of electricity required to travel a certain distance with an EV is roughly the same as the amount of electricity used to refine the gas for a regular vehicle that travels the same distance. According to DOE:
http://gatewayev.org/how-much-electricity-is-used-refine-a-gallon-of-gasoline

Comment Re:Resolution! (Score 1) 217

This chip will work on tablets, so I am not sure about the 20-40% of the pixels thing. Also PS3 games look much better than the PC counterparts on similar hardware thanks to the fine-tuning and specific optimisations which are possible only on fixed hardware. In order to match the PS3 the Mali GPU actually has to be more powerfull. And let's not forget that the power consumption will be orders of magnitude lower. It definatelly will not be high-end, but might still be more powerfull than most of the GPU's that will be sold at the time of the release (e.g. integrated Intel crap).

Comment Soooo, Adobe loves open markets? (Score 4, Interesting) 731

Great! Now if they would be kind enough to adjust the European prices for their products so that they are not 2 times more expensive than in the US.
Observe:
http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Creative-Suite-Master-Collection/dp/B003B328TE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1273768517&sr=1-3 - $2,450.99
http://www.amazon.de/Adobe-Creative-Master-Collection-deutsch/dp/B003FSSL3M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1273768468&sr=1-5 - EUR 3,688.00 = $4,683.39

And thanks to some european laws that Adobe strongly supports and enforces (with the help of BSA) it is illegal for an european company to use software bought in the US.
Yay for open markets.

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