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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

GigaplexNZ Re:I call bullshit (395 comments)

"Never" is a bold claim. Are you sure that these hurdles would be insurmountable 500 years from now?

about two weeks ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

GigaplexNZ Re:Missing one key point (303 comments)

Arch is rolling release. It doesn't do "major release upgrades". In that sense, there are absolutely no issues with major release upgrades. Updates, on the other hand, can often have issues similar to major release upgrades, but they are usually less severe and occur more frequently.

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

GigaplexNZ Re:No, lying headline (155 comments)

I think it's fairly safe to say that the majority of headlines these days are sensationalised.

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

GigaplexNZ Self fulfilling prophecy (155 comments)

Challenge accepted?

about two weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

GigaplexNZ Re:In other words... (203 comments)

If it's not produced, then technically it isn't "coming".

about three weeks ago
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Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone

GigaplexNZ Re:Come on - a 4.5 is nothing (65 comments)

Trolley cart - sure. Slamming a door? I'm not so sure. I've experienced quite a few 4-5 magnitude quakes and I definitely feel them more than someone slamming a door nearby.

about three weeks ago
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Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone

GigaplexNZ Re:Come on - a 4.5 is nothing (65 comments)

It's a data centre, with spinning platter hard drives. I'd be more worried about the hard drives than the building with a sub-5 magnitude quake. In some circumstances, just yelling at an array of drives is enough to push the vibrations over the edge, causing massive performance degradation.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

GigaplexNZ Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

I'm well aware of the hardlinking that Microsoft does. I've also done some actual analysis measuring the real disk usage of WinSxS by using tools that count the hardlink references. On my Windows 7 installation that had a 16GB WinSxS folder, 14GB of that was unique to WinSxS with no other hardlinks. It isn't as efficient as Microsoft claims it to be.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

GigaplexNZ Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

I did a clean install of 8 and 8.1 in VMs to compare disk usage. 8.1 used slightly more.

about three weeks ago
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First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

GigaplexNZ Re:patched my servers last month (236 comments)

Well...
As a software engineer they expect me to be a sysadmin.

I know that feeling all too well...

about a month ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

GigaplexNZ Re: Mind boggling (167 comments)

Perhaps you missed the word "often".

about a month ago
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Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

GigaplexNZ Re:Bad idea. (101 comments)

They're trying to leverage the Android market to make Chrome OS more appealing. They don't want this hack running on 3rd party operating systems.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

GigaplexNZ Re:If it's not like Vista or 8.0 (Vista II)... (545 comments)

I used Vista, and as long as you had at least SP1, it wasn't bad. However, I find the new taskbar in Windows 7 is enough to make me never want to go back to Vista.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

GigaplexNZ Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (545 comments)

Installation is not the problem. It's mostly driver and software compatibility that holds it back.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

GigaplexNZ Re:Simple (610 comments)

That is true, but the post I was replying to claimed that games don't get added to libraries automatically. I was simply giving my counter-anecdote.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

GigaplexNZ Re:Simple (610 comments)

I've had Steam put promotional stuff in my library automatically on a couple of occasions.

about a month ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

GigaplexNZ Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

It definitely makes a difference when I tested software RAID at home, but I doubt "real" servers bother with the Windows storage software stack. It also used a bit more RAM under load, but not enough to be a dealbreaker.

about 2 months ago

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Microsoft developer tools abandon Windows XP suppo

GigaplexNZ GigaplexNZ writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GigaplexNZ (1233886) writes "Earlier this year a bug was filed against the developer preview of the next version of Visual Studio complaining that applications built with it are incompatible with Windows XP. Pat Brenner from Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries Development issued a response: "Thanks for the report. This behavior is by design in MFC and CRT for Visual Studio vNext. The minimum supported operating systems are Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista. Windows XP is not a supported operating system for the release (design-time or run-time)." Can Microsoft seriously be considering preventing early adopters of the next version of Visual Studio from supporting a large portion of their existing customer base?"
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