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Firefox 3.5RC2 Performance In Windows Vs. Linux

amdpox Re:But why? (240 comments)

Wine runs the code almost raw - the only difference to running on windows is that Win32 API calls are handled by Wine rather than Windows. All the computation that Firefox itself does is run exactly as it is on windows, ad thus the optimisations MSVC makes to the machine code are still there when it's run under Wine.

more than 5 years ago
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A Teacher Asking Students To Destroy Notes?

amdpox Re:Notes? (931 comments)

RTFS with regards to quotes - the submitter is not the person in question. A google of the quoted text will turn up the original forum post if you want to ask, though.

more than 5 years ago
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Nation-Wide Internet Censorship Proposed For Australia

amdpox Not Good. (424 comments)

I did some research earlier in the year and decided that the filtering would either be ineffective due to humans attempting to maintain blacklists, or would result in a ridiculous amount of false positives (as quoted in the summary). And no opt-out? Yipes. I certainly hope this is the hand-picked blacklist that was the original proposition... but I really don't think they'll get anywhere with it. After all, it's alt.binaries you really have to worry about. On a more serious note, Rudd was in China jabbering Mandarin at a mysterious group of people a few months ago. Now we know who they were - Golden Shield sysadmins. Flee to the parts of Europe that aren't Sweden, the UK, Russia or Germany! Flee now!

more than 5 years ago
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Twilight of the GPU — an Interview With Tim Sweeney

amdpox Re:For once ... (286 comments)

Yes, it's much better to be told "you're not allowed to do that" than "you are not being allowed to be doing that".

more than 5 years ago
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Berners-Lee Launches New W3 Foundation

amdpox Re:Quick! (111 comments)

Funny mod parent's ass!

more than 5 years ago
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Users Report Faulty WPA In 2nd-Gen IPod Touch

amdpox Re:The Sony Syndrome (188 comments)

Yes, I think the improvement of usability of open platforms is going to see Apple having problems with their traditional proprietary approach... let's hope that alternatives like Android get some mainstream press and that the consumers start voting with their wallets.

more than 5 years ago

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