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Comment Re:SSD speed. (Score 1) 259

Even mSATA is faster than any SATA cable, internal or external. NVMe (which includes M.2 which is just a 4-lane PCIe connector) is much, much faster.

Maximum speed for SATA is 600 MB/s. Maximum speed for an M.2 drive is about 3000 MB/s. I have a workstation with a 1.2 TB Intel 750 that does 2150 MB/s sequential.

SATA isn't fast anymore. It's slower than iSCSI over 10 Gbps Ethernet!

Comment Re:Big disappointment anymore (Score 1) 95

That "crappy GPU" is more cores. Specialized cores, but even the Intel GPU is ridiculously fast for the right kind of code. Now that we're getting Vulkan and DX 12 software should be able to run GPU compute on the Intel or AMD integrated GPU while doing video on the discrete card.

I predict a future with a lot more OpenCL code in it. I also predict a future with more idiot gamers who complain that using all of the CPU cores plus the integrated GPU ruins their 4.6 GHz overclocks.

Comment This isn't a victory for Behring-Breivik. (Score 3, Insightful) 491

Someone once pointed out that hoping a rapist gets raped in prison isn't a victory for his victim(s), because it somehow gives him what he had coming to him, but it's actually a victory for rape and violence. I wish I could remember who said that, because they are right. The score doesn't go Rapist: 1 World: 1. It goes Rape: 2.

What this man did is unspeakable, and he absolutely deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. If he needs to be kept away from other prisoners as a safety issue, there are ways to do that without keeping him in solitary confinement, which has been shown conclusively to be profoundly cruel and harmful.

Putting him in solitary confinement, as a punitive measure, is not a victory for the good people in the world. It's a victory for inhumane treatment of human beings. This ruling is, in my opinion, very good and very strong for human rights, *precisely* because it was brought by such a despicable and horrible person. It affirms that all of us have basic human rights, even the absolute worst of us on this planet.

Submission + - How Barnes & Noble stole the first e-book I ever bought

Robotech_Master writes: I bought my first e-book in 1998, before my e-reading hardware had even arrived yet. Yesterday I discovered that Barnes & Noble has effectively stolen that book from me, mistakenly replacing it in my Nook library with another title I never bought.

B&N's customer service rep's most helpful suggestion was that I could buy the e-book again—he even offered to give me the link. Is it any wonder Barnes & Noble is having such a hard time competing with Amazon?

Comment Re:Screw your gun rights (Score 1) 954

The problem is, all the pro-gun advocates ever only seem to see in pure black and white, absolute terms rather than paying any mind to actual reality. Very few people have actually suggested that law abiding people get to keep their guns. What's been proposed and talked about are policies that would help prevent whackjobs from getting guns and killing innocent people with them.

That's not most gun owners, it's only a very tiny fraction of them. Almost nobody wants to stop law abiding, responsible people from being able to defend themselves-- that argument is ridiculous.

What's fascinating is that the argument that the people clamoring for sensible gun laws want to do that is only being made-- not by the people lobbying for sensible updates to gun laws based on reality and data-- but instead it's always presented on a broad scale only by the pro-gun lobby as if that were the argument being made by their opposition-- but not actually being made by their opposition. That is patently absurd. How can pro-gun people expect to be taken seriously when they can't even logic? No, instead, the arguments always have to be made by irrational, insane people rather than all the reasonable, responsible gun owners. It makes it hard to have any sympathy for their cause.

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