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Comment Fusion Drives... (Score 5, Informative) 141

Yup, this is no different to "fusion drives" that have been on the market for years - a small SSD acting as a cache for a large spinning disk.

What is different is that all Kaby Lake Intel chipsets come with support for setting this up in the bios, easily and quickly, so long as you are using an Optane PCIe stick as the cache device.

Once the DIMM packaged versions become available, thats when Optane will really start to take off - slightly slower than DRAM, but not much, but considerably cheaper than DRAM for the same capacity - so you get slightly slower, much much cheaper RAM, meaning large RAM setups (like 1TB plus) are no longer out of many peoples budgets...

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 2, Informative) 68

Right, and you do realise that the SPEECH act does not matter to the Australian judicial system, right? If its bounced out of the US, the EFF had better hope it never has any funds or assets in Australia, because they will be seized under contempt of court, and contempt of court rulings aren't covered by the SPEECH act even if the contempt is based on an original case which is, so any fines issued under contempt of court *can* be pursued in US courts against its US assets.

The SPEECH act is not a "get out of jail free card", and it does NOT solve the underlying issue - there is a valid court order issued in Australia, and any ruling by a San Francisco court doesn't invalidated it, it just limits the ability to collect under that specific ruling in the US. There are multiple ways around that if the EFF want to ignore the Australian court...

Yes, I've read the SPEECH act (been a few years tho).

Comment Huh? (Score 1) 68

The court order wont be enforced in the US - it will be enforced in Australia, by an Australian court, and if the EFF refuse to comply, then the Australian court will issue contempt proceedings, in Australia.

If the court fines the EFF, then that fine can be pursued in the US under separate law, but it probably wont need to be.

And I'm on the EFFs side in this battle, I just think their filing in the SF court is ridiculous and a waste of money, as any court ruling in SF will have utterly no effect on this order.

Comment Re:Still don't get why people liked this show (Score 1) 84

This and "roasts" are two things an American friend of mine tried to explain to me when he realised we don't have either - and then our Comedy Central tried to get the UK all het up about Justin Beibers "roast" and it all failed miserably over here.

The Americans just have some unique sense of humour, one that is hard to decipher some of the time :)

Comment Re:Numbers (Score 1) 575

It depends on the timings - the airline crew can only legally operate if they have a given amount of *uninterrupted* rest before the flight, and that includes travel time. If the flight gets them there in enough time to allow for the uninterrupted rest period before the flight the next morning, but any other travel means does not, then the flight is the only option. In this case, driving wouldnt have cut it as it would have broken into the rest period.

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