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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

4wdloop Re:Let us consult the Constitution (146 comments)

I am not a English Major but the meaning is conveyed as :

TO PROMOTE THE PROGRESS .....by securing ....the exclusive right

This is intention of creating copyright and patents in the first place, I am afraid, and not to allow free copying and reuse.

about two weeks ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

4wdloop Re:You can copyright maps and manuals (146 comments)

There is definitely a value (art) in good API. However...then there should be a similar balance as in patent intentions (no, not US implementation of patents) ie keep balance of reward/incentive to innovate with general society benefit.

If API was found to be copyright-able everybody would stay away of everybody's else APIs unless given to public domain. This at least would make clear statement of what to do - do not use copyrighted APIs. However this defeats the purpose of APIs: cooperation.

I at least hope they would not apply it retroactively - this would be mayhem.

about two weeks ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

4wdloop API == interface: electrical, mechanical, biochem (146 comments)

The concept of APIs can also be extended to any "interfacing" whether software, electrical, mechanical or perhaps even biochemical (proteins etc?) or "human communication protocols".

Where do we go from here?

about two weeks ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

4wdloop Re:Oracle wouldn't even exist today... (146 comments)

If SC decides APIs are copyright-able then IBM should be able to sue them...and they should do it.

about two weeks ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

4wdloop IOT (155 comments)

oh..that's what it's for!

about two weeks ago
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Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

4wdloop nice CPU but with what boards? (33 comments)

This is nice CPU/SoC but what board are they targetting or thinking people can use? Or are they targeting real phones w/ this SoC (assuming it will run upper layers of "cognition" leaving real-time outside of it)?

about a month ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

4wdloop Re:2GB of RAM? (215 comments)

yes, that's enough of ram to run browser and few apps fairly well.....(win8x improved somewhat in this respect over Win7)
32GB of flash is another matter,,. leaves _maybe_ 10GB free for apps and media...that will fill up quickly with updates and will wear through

My experience with T100TA made me understand why MS is loosing mobile/tablet...took half day to recover from botched auto-update (had to reimage...a normal user would throw this back at Asus&MS). And it's a clanky M-UI compared to androids...

about 2 months ago
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Processors and the Limits of Physics

4wdloop Re: The limit is human (168 comments)

Except multithreading is used to do many usually different things at the same time while a paraller algorithms does the same thing on different part of data. Think car mounting line vs cloth sawing swet shop....

about 2 months ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

4wdloop Re:intel is using fabs for low power (96 comments)

StrongARM was before iDevices...

I mean a 14nm ARM SoC for mobile devices, in fact why wouldn't they now when they push with x86 into this market space?
Can't be profit margins and they do not care about Windows anymore there, do they?

about 2 months ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

4wdloop Re:intel is using fabs for low power (96 comments)

They have the tech to make the best low power processor(s) on the planet...if only they would make an ARM one!

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data

4wdloop Re:If information can't be sent faster than C..... (202 comments)

More like this:
2 entangled particles exist. One at A and one at B
Measurement is taken an A. This results in a change of state to both particles (ie makes state of B the same of just measured of A) but the result of the measurement is random.
Measurement is taken on B.
Measurement is sent from A to B (via classical channels)
Now B can then determine that the state of B matches the state at A which proves A&B where quantum-coupled.

about 5 months ago
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Bunnie Huang Shows Off His Open Source Laptop (Video)

4wdloop Re:It could (24 comments)

WinCE != Windows, you'd be better off with Wine, although granted not on ARM.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 With Bing To Sell Cheaper Devices

4wdloop Re:So who uses IE? (124 comments)

So interestingly, would they allow OEMs to bundle another browser with this?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 With Bing To Sell Cheaper Devices

4wdloop Re:Antitrust (124 comments)

The M$ IoT cannot have storage nor local apps as they MUST make you use the $Cloud (for their business model to work)? IoT is for fridge, picture frame, thermostat kind-of stuff...

These here are likely intended for 9" tabletoids of sort, I think, now that Surface Pro is for Pros and Business and no hear about non-Pro versions....so it's more a replacement for Windows RT (an ARM Windows so to speak)?

But how they can still go through with this legally I do not understand...pretty sure they spend lots of $$ on lawyers already so they have legs to stand on....

about 5 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

4wdloop Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

Yea, WinRT/Metro is a different user space but there is a "good old desktop" Win32 subsytem in "Windows RT" (this is how they run Office there). An app recompile should do...

I guess they did not see any value in opening it out. Perhaps due to the real value of "legacy desktop" being the stash of existing x86 applications? Or they were afraid of more confusion (as if Windows RT/Surface/Surface Pro names were not already confusing).

about 5 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

4wdloop Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

>> It still amazes me that you can't just run normal Windows on the ARM-based surface.
That would be Windows RT...RiP?

Business model? In ARM tablet space there is no margin for M$ license.

about 5 months ago
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Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

4wdloop Re: Not denying something is different from forcin (406 comments)

Well, your parents did not get stopped by the DRM. They got stopped by lack of will/time/knowledge to to use bittorrent to access a DRM-free content. Just saying... I agree it does something, I for one avoid buying all disney movies as I cannot make backups for my kids who would trash a dvd in few days.

about 5 months ago
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US Military Drones Migrating To Linux

4wdloop Re: Air Vehicle Uses RTOS (197 comments)

Yes I was thinking solaris or linux as flight control system can't be it. Ground station make more sense. Thanks for clarifying.

Btw what rtoses do they use?

about 5 months ago

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Would Intel build best-in-the-world ARM SoC?

4wdloop 4wdloop writes  |  about 9 months ago

4wdloop (1031398) writes "With x86 architecture becoming quickly irrelevant for market dominance, Intel's fab technology being step or two ahead of competition could make them the King of ARM. Why would or would not Intel do it?"

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