SATA is not going to 12 Gbps. Going from 6 to 12 Gbps is a huge leap, and requires quite a bit of extra electrical training, which has been defined for SAS, but not for SATA. The next generation of SAS controllers will support SAS at 12 Gbps, and SATA at 6 Gbps.
Instead, T13 has decided to move to a pure PCIe based model called "SATA Express". This uses either AHCI, which current operating systems will interpret as a SATA controller attached to a single hard drive, or "NVM Express", which is a completely new protocol which is intended for use in high-performance servers.
Apple is simply jumping the gun on the new technology.
Would Louis C.K be able to get "**ck"?
I believe it's spelled: one BIIIIIIIILLION dollars...
If Amazon EC2 can license Windows, surely OnLive can. Microsoft won't turn down an opportunity to make more money.
And this. That's 4 relevant XKCD comics for one article. Is that a new record?
If this passes, every single MP that votes for this will suddenly find hundreds of copyright complaints against them...
Most of these mutations are in "junk", or non-coding DNA. Almost all novel mutations to functional DNA are detrimental.
At Skepticon 3, PZ Myers gave an excellent presentation about genetic mutation and adaptation. It's about an hour long, but definitely worth a watch.
What's wrong with an ordinary soundproof wall with a microphone on one side and a speaker on the other?
XFCE, LXDE, EDE, Enlightenment,
plus all of the alternative window managers like Openbox, Fluxbox, IceWM, FVWM, twm
The x87 registers are all 80 bits long, while standard doubles are only 64 bits. You can get into a situation where two floating point registers contain different values that round to the same double value, yet they don't compare equal. Adding the volatile keyword forces the compiler to copy the registers to the stack and read them back every time they are accessed, truncating them to 64 bits. The patch is only needed on x86 because x86_64 uses SSE3 for floating point, which works with 64-bit floats natively.
So if Android is Windows, iOS is MacOS, does that make Maemo/Meego the Linux of the mobile world?
"My N900 runs Linux."
"So does my Android phone."
"But the N900 runs GNU/Linux!"
I still get to feel superior.
For those fans disappointed by the cancellation of "The Universe is Toast", there is an excellent series of fan sequels available:
They are set up as mods to Keen 4, Keen 6, and Keen 5, respectively, although the third is not available yet.
So, the snakes were the product of normal intercourse, but were born without original sin?
Come on, I'm not even Catholic, and I know the difference between Immaculate Conception and Virgin Birth.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke