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Comment Re:How does it compare with the other NVidia drive (Score 1) 289

Hey moderator! ... every single of my statements is a fact

This one isn't:

The Linux “team” of ATi is a one-man-show, and focuses only on workstations. Everything else is simply ignored.

You missed the part where AMD has devs working on the open driver as well.

As for the rest of your rant, everyone knows the fglrx driver sucks on Linux. What has changed is that ATI is now a subdivision of AMD, and the future of ATI graphics on Linux will be the open driver that is being (rapidly) developed as we speak, and in the end it'll be much better than anything NV is willing to provide.

Anyone brave enough to use that in-development version of AMD's open driver already knows what the future is going to look like. Give AMD another year or two to stabilize the open driver and bring it up to speed on chip support, performance tweaking, and handling corner-cases, and once that work makes it into the mainstream Linux releases, they will end up changing the world of Linux graphics support (as we've known it) forever.

After all, their driver will be entirely found within either the kernel (KMS) or Xorg itself (DRM/Mesa), so you'll no longer need a separate binary blob/package just to get hardware-accelerated 2D & 3D (anyone with AMD-ATI hardware will thus get all this goodness right out of the box, as soon as they install Linux). And thats just for starters...

Comment Re:like trying to offer proof to a Birther (Score 2, Insightful) 1093

#1. Some of the data was deleted (obviously, it has been mentioned many times).

#2. Some of the data was contractually banned from being shared (the Met is working on getting this fixed, sent requests to 180 counties).

Secret and deleted data is NOT a good basis for anything, and the Met agrees, and wants to redo it transparently over the next three years.

I hope the Met gets permission to do that, I would love some really transparent / open process work around this.

I was shocked when I found out that stuff based on "secret" or unpublishable data, or deleted data was allowed to be written up in a peer reviewed journal. How the hell do you review something you can't see the data to?

While this is a 'pressing' issue in the west, and they there is a strong bias for action, screwing it up and having bad science will have a huge impact on how it is viewed by India and China in the future... it is worth doing it all in a hyper-transparent and straightforward way.

Comment Re:I'd like to see... (Score 1) 215

I'm an idiot? Are you trying to tell me that the difference in the cost of powering the network equipment, and paying customer service people, and pushing paperwork and maintaining hardware for someone who downloads 100GB/month is that much different from the cost of powering the same switch for someone who uses 10GB/month? I'm the idiot? Run a business or shut up? Don't be an ass. It's a stupid argument. Yes, providing bandwidth to customer costs money, and nobody is arguing that. The point is that the carriers see an opportunity to raise prices while rationalizing it by saying that people that download more should pay more. But the fact is, they aren't spending any more to provide those customers with the product. In fact, they've taken billions from the taxpayers and done next to nothing to improve capacity. THEN, even though the network is funded more and more by the taxpayers, they want to control what the customers can do with it. If you're cool with that, then good luck with that.

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