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Comment Re: V8 doesn't support Windows? (Score 1) 146

Presumably chakracore will already be there, whereas V8 won't. Size is important in IoT.

The engine used by node is embedded inside node, so currently it has an embedded version of v8 and if you were to install a chakra based version of node, it will have it's own copy of ChakraCore embedded in it.

Comment Re:Figures... (Score 1) 727

Does your clever use of the dollar sign indicate the money Microsoft want to save by not having to support an 11 year old operating system after they have already released three newer versions. Or perhaps the money they would like to reinvest in research and development but can't because they have to keep supporting a decade old legacy? I think after 11 years, people have had a good run. After all, what was an XP licence? $200? What do you still own that you bought for $200 in 2001 and which is still maintained by the vendor?

Comment Re:Weigh with average income (Score 2) 195

That is because, quite simply, it makes no economic sense to save cash. Even using the hilariously manipulated official statistic of inflation, the Consumer Price Index, the US dollar has an inflation rate of 1.66%. Using the CPI as it was originally designed without the manipulation gives you a real inflation rate of ~5%. Now, a savings account will pay you, what? .35% interest if you're lucky? A 1 year CD rate will pay you about 1% or so. A 1 year treasury bond will pay about .2%. This means to an American if they keep cash or any other traditionally "safe" investments of cash they are taking a guaranteed loss. Which means that their only other options are to invest it in stocks, foreign bonds, real estate, or commodities such as gold or silver in order to even keep the same purchasing power they have today.

You don't have save or invest - why not pay off your mortgage or car loan early instead?

Input Devices

Is the Line-in Jack On the Verge of Extinction? 411

SlashD0tter writes "Many older sound cards were shipped with line-out, microphone-in, and a line-in jacks. For years I've used such a line-in jack on an old Windows 2000 dinosaur desktop that I bought in 2000 (600 Mhz PIII) to capture the stereo audio signal from an old Technics receiver. I've used this arrangement to recover the audio from a slew of old vinyl LPs and even a few cassettes using some simple audio manipulating software from a small shop in Australia. I've noticed only recently, unfortunately, that all of the four laptops I've bought since then have omitted a line-in jack, forcing me to continue keeping this old desktop on life support. I've looked around for USB sound cards that include a line-in jack, but I haven't been too impressed by the selection. Is the line-in jack doomed to extinction, possibly due to lobbying from vested interests, or are there better thinking-outside-the-box alternatives available?"

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