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Amazon's eBook Math

cheesybagel Re:Disengenous (166 comments)

ebooks often don't have right to resale or lending or whatever.

6 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

cheesybagel Re:Radicalization (817 comments)

He was just pointing out that having a token muslim minority in the Knesset doesn't mean squat in practice.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

cheesybagel Re:Not worth it (168 comments)

Yes this. Especially Android. Since it is Java based you can use that knowledge to program server side apps as well.

Programming for an OS without memory protection is a nightmare.

2 days ago
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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

cheesybagel Re:Sigh, that's another waste of time then. (149 comments)

No man. The thing is Android had a resolution independent UI while iOS did not at the time. That was a technological handicap Apple had so they had little choice but to solve it that way.

2 days ago
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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

cheesybagel Re:Sigh, that's another waste of time then. (149 comments)

Symbian was great when it came out. 32-bit OS with memory protection and multitasking. The APIs are horrible and I hear its a mess to program for but at the time it was probably the best cellphone OS. It is really dated now.

2 days ago
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World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Goes Into Production In China

cheesybagel Re:Why? (85 comments)

The problem was more than computers. The materials weren't up to snuff. The airframe deformed after just one flight.

2 days ago
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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

cheesybagel Re: Master Strategy (149 comments)

It was painfully obvious they only acquired Nokia because of the patents. The rest be it R&D or especially manufacturing operations is to be disposed of.

2 days ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

cheesybagel Re:TCO (153 comments)

From my experience you need less Linux sysadmins to begin with. Its easier to do remote admin. So the TCO numbers Microsoft claims are usually bullshit.

3 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

cheesybagel Re:Weird premise (281 comments)

Security fixes or speed. Pick one.

3 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

cheesybagel Re:What is rbp anyway? (715 comments)

RBP is the 64-bit version of the X86 BP register. It is used to point to the beginning of the stack frame. Are those 'variables' function arguments?

It is just fetching values directly behind the end of the stack frame.

3 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

cheesybagel Re:Oe noes! A compiler bug! (715 comments)

The bug happens to manifest on version 4.9.0. How many Linux kernel versions have you know to be bugfree.

GCC is the most robust compiler around. Don't compare it with ICC which breaks compiling anything other than microbenchmarks.

3 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

cheesybagel Re:How about the cell characters? (281 comments)

Let me guess it doesn't support all the 4G frequencies modern phones do.

3 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

cheesybagel Re:Weird premise (281 comments)

It does get slower with upgrades man. I have an iPhone 3GS and it is way slower after the upgrades than when I bought it. To the point I way forever for applications, even Apple's, to start, scrolling is jerky. Even the phone startup and shutdown are slower.

Sometimes I feel like the graphics driver is not optimized and the binaries have been compiled with the wrong processor flags and aren't being scheduled properly.

3 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

cheesybagel Re:Not Just Phones (281 comments)

When the old firmware has security issues like the Apple SSL bug it is a bad idea not to update the firmware.

I do suspect they do not even bother compiling the binaries for the older architecture by switching a couple of compiler flags though. The performance difference is just too big.

3 days ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

cheesybagel Re:I am also amazed. (132 comments)

They only started actually building something now. Before that it was paper studies in an office. That cost millions a year.

5 days ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

cheesybagel Re:Cost (184 comments)

Yet in the end Japan lost the war because their industrial power was much inferior.

Guess where is that industrial power today.

5 days ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

cheesybagel Re:I'm curious (184 comments)

The F-104 Starfighter was supposed to be a cheap Mach 2 fighter. It was precisely that. It was also designed in record time with nothing but drafting boards and sliderules. It was just accident prone. The F-35 has taken forever to develop, costs more than an F-22 per unit, is slower than the F-104 Starfighter from the 1950s. It uses less fuel and has more advanced weapons. That is about it.

about a week ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

cheesybagel Re:It was pretty cool in its day (192 comments)

You can downmod other people and ignore facts you want you little pseudoanonymous shit. It seems you prefer to keep to your idea of what happened instead of reading the link the other guy gave you which clearly shows the EGA version of The Secret of Monkey Island came before the VGA version but the reality is still the same. Here have a quote from Ron Gilbert himself:

2) I was playing the VGA version that was released after the original EGA version. The original original version used 16 colors and the inventory was text only.

http://grumpygamer.com/stuff_a...

Idiot.

about a week ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

cheesybagel Re:Bugs... (184 comments)

I would not bet on it being the last fighter. There are already proposals for a 6th generation fighter floating around such as the Boeing F/A-XX.

The pilots have g-limits but it is certainly possible to increase speed or reduce fuel consumption.

about a week ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

cheesybagel Re:I'm curious (184 comments)

The F-35 was supposed to be cheaper and sold to US partners. Sort of like the F-16.

It turns out it is costing more per plane than the F-22 however.

about a week ago

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