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Comment Re:So what's new? (Score 1) 112

Gotta say, SSD caching in the device mapper sounds pretty interesting.

Can't wait until the mainstream distributions pick this up. I'm using ext4 on my SSD (64GB) and my rotating disc HD (3 TB), and would like to seamlessly use the SSD to cache.

Comment Re:Will Box for Passport (Score 1) 1109

I'm not trying to downplay the seriousness of what he's done, if he's done it, but I rather suspect that is a common experience for immigrants to the USA now, especially muslim immigrants whose backgrounds are poorly understood. It's merely honest.

It's also pretty common among white teenagers. Just look up "Emo".

Comment Re:Children don't like their parents music (Score 1) 191

I wouldn't be so sure about that. My daughter, son, wife, and I have somewhat different tastes but with a lot of overlap.

Then there are the movies. Hundreds of movies and quite a few TV series as well.

Everything in unencrypted container formats with a password to the SMB share that my wife and dad know.

Comment Re:A smart watch? (Score 0) 260

These watches better hold a charge for a year or longer.

The advantage of a watch over a phone is that you don't have to worry about charging it up regularly.

P.S. I really don't think wireless charging is going to make the watch more endearing to the general public, but I have a feeling that's the way most of these companies are going to go.

Comment Re: My theory (Score 1) 1010

XP was a "what for?" for long for me, but it does have its advantages over 2k. Better WiFi support was one thing. A lot of other goodies, not only the improved DirectX support, was certainly part of its appeal. Security became an issue eventually, and XP saw the beginning of an attempt to secure Windows.

The benefit of XP was that it was supposed to be the unification of the home OS line (windows 9x) and the business OS line (windows NT).

As such, a lot of people moved to it. Especially the advanced home users who were crashing Windows ME left and right but felt that Windows 2K was too complex for them because it was a business OS.

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