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Qualcomm Begins Contributing To Reverse-Engineered Freedreno Linux Driver

ChunderDownunder Re:Someone in the know please explain (11 comments)

Doesn't the Android driver employ some kind of binary blob? Maybe Qualcomm are tired of expending resources on it.

If freedreno becomes good enough for everyday use and can be retrofitted to work with Android then Qualcomm can reduce their software division.

6 minutes ago
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Firefox OS Coming To Raspberry Pi

ChunderDownunder ARMv6? (87 comments)

Mozilla recently stopped doing builds for Android, despite builds of CM11 being actively developed by the androidarmv6.org community.

AFAIK, Firefox OS currently only supports the armv7 architecture as found in later Qualcomm SoCs.

3 days ago
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Firefox OS Coming To Raspberry Pi

ChunderDownunder Re: What is the point? (87 comments)

Apple phones are outside the price range of the masses in the developing world Mozilla is supposedly targetting.

3 days ago
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Firefox OS Coming To Raspberry Pi

ChunderDownunder Re:Low power CPU meet bloated pOS (87 comments)

So what you're saying is Firefox, the desktop browser, is too 'heavy' for a raspberry pi?

Firefox OS has been optimised for devices of 256MB or less.

3 days ago
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Jedi-ism Becomes a Serious Religion

ChunderDownunder Re:is it worth the effort ? (267 comments)

You can probably find 2000 people that declare Kermit the Frog to be their personal savior.

As it happens, Miss Piggy and Yoda are both the puppets of Frank Oz.

5 days ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

ChunderDownunder Re:The year (172 comments)

I guess you don't know any "old people", then.

My uncle, by marriage, was born in 1920. His creaky 94yo bones don't get around so well but he still remembers the 20s and 30s quite sharply.

5 days ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

ChunderDownunder Re:Theory vs reality? (172 comments)

In my country dirty coal supplies most of the power, so electric cars might actually increase emissions.

Does USA electricity come from "clean" sources? I guess Monty Burns supplies much of the energy from low-emission nuke reactors...

5 days ago
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OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

ChunderDownunder Re:Why not allow the update into the repos? (126 comments)

Ubuntu does have backports - does this not handle 'Universe'? If it does then the dev just needs to add their package, surely.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

ChunderDownunder Re:Those bastards? (117 comments)

Ease up, Android will be one of the few Linux distros by 2016 not using systemd. :-)

about a week ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

ChunderDownunder Re:Britain only (164 comments)

My government licenses Doctor Who through the ABC, the federally funded national broadcaster

Why addict hundreds of thousands of Australian schoolchildren to Doctor Who, such as my 13yo nephew, and then deny them access? :(

about two weeks ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

ChunderDownunder Re:Britain only (164 comments)

We still have the queen - maybe I'll write an angry email to prince william!

about two weeks ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

ChunderDownunder Britain only (164 comments)

Sorry, CBBC games and videos can only be played if you're in the UK.

Commonwealth citizenship apparently grants no privileges.

about two weeks ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

ChunderDownunder Re:One of the worst points about systemd (522 comments)

Seriously, what do people want? That nothing must be using Linux specific kernel features ever, because that is unfair to other OS's?

When I use gimp, pidgin, geany etc on a Windows desktop, it's because they consistently work well with a thin Gtk+ shim over Win32. That's without installing a Linux compatibility layer like cygwin.

If in future one has to install some cygwin-systemd abomination just to run Gimp, then free software will have lost a fan.

about two weeks ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

ChunderDownunder Re:Step one (352 comments)

War of 1812?

about two weeks ago
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Ex-NSA Director Keith Alexander's Investments In Tech Firms: "No Conflict"

ChunderDownunder Does he brew beer too... (59 comments)

...in Nova Scotia?

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

ChunderDownunder Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (365 comments)

If, in practice, the whole 'distro' is compiled using the same compiler, i.e. g++, then it matters not about a standardized binary API?

about a month ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

ChunderDownunder Re:Why still 32bit builds? (554 comments)

Because Windows RT runs on ARMv7, so the code remains 32 bit clean.

If a handful of people wish to run Windows 10 on their 10 year old Athlon XP/Pentium 4, they can.

about a month ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

ChunderDownunder Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (549 comments)

I wouldn't call Khan an environmentalist.

about a month ago

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Android forked, apps to run in Java SE

ChunderDownunder ChunderDownunder writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ChunderDownunder (709234) writes "Android not quite free enough? Dalvik sluggish? Concerned about the Harmony/Dalvik lawsuit? Can't run your favourite app on your desktop? IcedRobot will allow Android to run as a software stack on top of OpenJDK, the standard edition of Java (TM). The obvious target bringing Android compatibility to Meego but also to Windows/Linux/OS X desktops."
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