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Comment Re:Seems logical (Score 1) 104

I think it is a good start, but you also need to be careful that your data doesn't pass through outside networks before getting to your home. For example, when I get a page from slashdot, it may travel around the world and back again to get into my computer. we need ways to keep control of which paths the datas take.

There is a tool that allows you to explore the travel paths. And from the stats that the tool has gathered so far it appears that most of the local/domestic Canadian traffic gets routed through a few very specific points in US. See here:
https://www.ixmaps.ca/faq.php

IX maps has been sending request recently through openmedia.ca asking people to download the tool and submit their stats. The tool is here:
https://www.ixmaps.ca/contribu...

Comment Re:Not a surprise (Score 1) 227

Personally, I think there are a lot of things they could do with the iPhone to make it better, but I think it would hurt their bottom line so they don't do it. The iPhone is $700. Why not ship the base unit with 256 GB of storage. They could do it and still remain profitable. Then they would only have 1 option for storage space, and they could differentiate models on things like battery life. Have a thick version with a headphone jack and an extra large batter, and smaller, thinner version with a smaller battery and no headphone jack (since they insist this is what people want).

Are you from the ThinkPad team?

Comment Re:The moral of the story (Score 1) 100

I think the moral of the story is simpler. The only thing in this article that makes it relevant for the "News for nerds" site is the presence of computers in the story. It's a paid PR article for Apple. The message is that Mac laptops are as valuable as money. Nothing more. Everything else is just fluff to feed the discussion.

Comment Dirty air in pill form (Score 1) 112

Typical example of the way our industry works. While the problem was found with the way of life and the fact that we isolate ourselves from nature. Instead finding the way to bring nature back into our life, the solution is to take this part of nature, put it into a pill form and monetize the hell out of it. What else is new...

Comment Linux Mint (Score 4, Insightful) 318

All this talk about Windows made me rediscover Linux. Tried out latest Mint and was really pleasantly surprised by how well polished the thing is overall. Everything worked right from Live CD. Things that I could never get to work on Ubuntu even a year ago. Bluetooth speaker just connected, Android phone didn't make any components die a quiet death. Skype. All menus are reasonably laid out. Configurations work. Started being productive on it just after two hours of installation/configuration. Breath of fresh air.

Comment Re:Still need RAM (Score 1) 80

With this particular technology, never... but even if it performed identically to flash, you would need a radical shift in computer architecture (both software and hardware) to support such a thing, and it would actually substantially increase complexity rather than decrease it. Memory management would become far more complex, I don't know why you think it wouldn't be needed at all.

You mean identical to RAM? It's already much faster than Flash. Why the hell would memory management become far more complex? Now you have HD/SDD - RAM - L3 - L2 - L1 - CPU Registers. If you take out RAM out of the picture, along with loading, swapping, etc. how would that make it more complicated?

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