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Comment 1.2GBps (Score 1) 84

DDR3-1600 RAM runs at 12.8GB/s. If we wanted to read a 1.2GB/s couldn't we have a RAM chip, some fancy logic, and a delay line. That is, continuously clock the RAM contents around the delay line and then wait for it to come back in when you want to read it out.

Come to think of it, that just adds read latency, once your patch of delay line comes around you can read it at 12.8GB/s.

probably costs a ton of power, and of course it's volatile, but if 9/10ths of the memory is on the bus you get a lot of value for the RAM.

Comment Re:Imaginary plot (Score 1) 259

So how do all these other fake devices get through? I've read that the TSA has a lamentable record detecting test devices, and I imagine by test device they mean something that otherwise looks ordinary, because if the test device is a number of red tubes stuffed with trace amounts of dynamite with an alarm clock and curly wires taped to it I'm sure a photo would have emerged by now.

Comment silent s (Score 1, Insightful) 243

I'm sure the "so called" security experts you deride would point out that the S in HTTPS is not simply encryption spelled in a funny way. Security != Encryption and the role of the certificate is Authentication not Encryption. If it doesn't authenticate anything then it is worthless, and the whole bloody point of a public CA IS to be the internet's watchdog or there is no point in trusting them.

Or do they feel that the only role of an adult is to buy liquor for children ?

Comment Re:Not a Republican defeat (Score 1) 522

I was listening to Ryan on the radio talking about not rejecting the good because it was not perfect and accepting compromise etc. If the voice had been slightly different and the timing a year ago I could easily have believed it was Obama saying those things.

For that matter, if the opportunity had been better to run against Hillary in the primary I could easily see us looking at president Trump the Democrat.

What I want to see more than anything else is a healthy working opposition, not just everyone switching hats between a "Party of no" and the party of "cmon, let's just work together to get it done", but rather two parties promoting, contrasting, and building support for their ideas, but as it is, the opposition are not rewarded for co-operation or punished for blatant obstructionism it seems.

Comment more healthcare (Score 3, Interesting) 522

I think it depends on what's said on Fox in the morning. I don't think H1B reform is a hot button issue for its own sake, or for the sake of employers or visa holders, but if it can be co-mingled with outrage over someone who can be an easy target for blame and looks like they're getting a better deal than they deserve regardless of the facts then it will rise to be the next big thing. I doubt he's walked away from healthcare, there's plenty of rage left to be mined there.

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