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Linux 2.6.37 Released 135

diegocg writes "Version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes SMP scalability improvements for Ext4 and XFS, the removal of the Big Kernel Lock, support for per-cgroup IO throttling, a networking block device based on top of the Ceph clustered filesystem, several Btrfs improvements, more efficient static probes, perf support to probe modules, LZO compression in the hibernation image, PPP over IPv4 support, several networking microoptimizations and many other small changes, improvements and new drivers for devices like the Brocade BNA 10GB ethernet, Topcliff PCH gigabit, Atheros CARL9170, Atheros AR6003 and RealTek RTL8712U. The fanotify API has also been enabled. See the full changelog for more details."

Comment Re:Indian government develops computers? (Score 1) 294

Um, more people rising up from gutter rat to middle class, especially in the computer market, which is absolutely KILLER for bringing in foreign coin instead of just cycling rupees internally - how do you not see this as a HUGE win for India? They are big enough to execute and they remove some of the price because of reduced profit motive - just charge enough to cover costs, and wait for the inevitable benefits.

Comment Re:Lies, Damn Lies and Theft! (Score 4, Insightful) 525

I worked at one of the banks being lambasted here in a group that I left, within a year my peeps advised me that the group disappeared OVERNIGHT with no explanation. They pay big money to make the SEC an empty shell of what it's supposed to be doing (policing them). We need a big legal fence put up to keep these sharks away from "cash in a barrel" situations like being brokers and traders for the same products, and we need to vet any and all new products that hit the marketplace. Do we not remember the $4/gallon gas situation, an overnight doubling in price caused by pure speculation when we allowed oil companies to act as their own brokers? Wall Street banks bought oil companies and started Milken the public like crazy (pun unavoidable). Trusting Wall Street to not grab any and all cash it can any way it can is like trusting a starving 20 foot python to babysit your infant.

Comment Re:Coffee party (Score 1) 703

The central platform of the Coffee Party is campaign reform - the $100 cap on donations, repealing corporations having the same rights as individuals, etc. They're all about getting both sides of the aisle working for the people instead of special interests.

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