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Comment Re:It's the Windows 10 bump (Score 2) 205

The Linux desktop has declined in quality, and usability... while the range of Linux drivers available has went up. There just isn't even any justification for the sheer bloat present in the current GUI toolkits and libraries.

Evidence of the decline in usability is the sheer excitement that KDE1 was met with upon it's recent rerelease... sure nearly any Linux desktop properly configured is better than windows 10's interface. But that still doesn't make the modern desktop environments good.

KDE1 + antialiased and hinted fonts would genuinely be good. Personally, for awhile I used e16 as a desktop it mostly was quite nice, lightweight on resources (several megabytes of ram and negligible CPU) and *unintrusive*. I don't think the same can be said for any modern desktop at all.

Comment Natioonal security gravely impacted you say? (Score 1) 278

WW3 still hasn't happened..

Haven't heard of any terrorism other than the usual random crazies, certainly nothing organized.

The worse thing that might have happened as I gather... is a few ops may have been compromised and scuttled (we never should have been doing these ops) and a few politicians and diplomats have been severely embarrassed which is just great.

I'm sitting here typing this ... it seems to me national security is just fine.

Comment Re: 10.0L engine in your Toyota? Moar? Add turbos. (Score 1) 133

Your are right about that speed doesn't inherently increase memory density. However nothing is stopping anyone from reading multiple bits of information from single atoms...so yes higher densities are possible it's a somehwat separate problem from processor speed though....

Comment 10.0L engine in your Toyota? Moar? Add turbos... (Score 1) 133

Super conducting processors are a thing... they run at Thz cycle frequencies in the lab.

Sure their on the level of complexity of the original IBM PC or so... but that can be remedied. More transistors isn't the only way to go faster... faster transistors is also an equally valid method. Implementing wave pipelines in more components is also valid (they've been used in varying degrees since the early 2000's) being able to go into 3 dimensions may help the practicality of wave pipelines which rely on constant time propagation though all circuits in the pipeline... to optimize both throughput and latency.

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