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Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan

faragon In South Korea... (459 comments)

In South Korea only old people do Low-Protein Diet.

about 7 months ago
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Intel's Knights Landing — 72 Cores, 3 Teraflops

faragon Not going to work (208 comments)

In my opinion, the point of using x86 in order to reuse units from desktop/server CPUs is the base of these experiments. The counterpart is to deal with the x86-mess everywhere. This seems a desperate reaction to AMD's CPU+GPGPU, which also has drawbacks. I bet that both Intel and AMD prefer to keep memory controller as simpler as possible, having a confortable long-run, without burning their ships too early. E.g. a CPU+GPGPU in the same die, with 8 x 128 bit separate memory controllers configured as NUMA (i.e. without channel interleaving/bonding) would be much better, but it would imply expensive chips, motherboards, and more DRAM chips. So I bet we'll have same-die CPU+GPU plus simple memory controller (even with embbeded RAM in 3D package) for the next 20 years (consumer-grade products).

about 9 months ago
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European Health Levels Suddenly Collapsed After 2003 and Nobody Is Sure Why

faragon In Europe old people don't expect... (304 comments)

In Europe old people don't expect the Spanish Inquisition :-)

about 10 months ago
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PlayStation 4 Released

faragon Re:Not this time, Sony (294 comments)

Agree. But I *PAID* for running Linux, and then they *REMOVED* such feature, unless you kept your console out of date, without playing new games (last firmware with "Other OS" enabled is 3.15).

about a year ago
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PlayStation 4 Released

faragon Not this time, Sony (294 comments)

After removing the "Other OS" feature in the Playstation 3, which enabled running Linux, I'm no longer interested in your devices.

about a year ago
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Why Project Flare Might Just End the Console War

faragon IMO, it is not going to work (166 comments)

Why to spend power in datacenters when people can use it at home? Other than vendor-lock, is non-sense. Another thing is how scalabe the thing is, etc.

about a year ago
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TrueCrypt To Go Through a Crowdfunded, Public Security Audit

faragon Please, Google (104 comments)

Fuck buy TrueCrypt.

about a year ago
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Can Nintendo Survive Gaming's Brave New World?

faragon No like until now: Sega 2.0 overlods (277 comments)

Except for hardcore gamers, in my opinion there is no reason for "low-performing gaming consoles" when in 2-3 years a mid-priced smartphone with HDMI + bluetooth running Android will reach similar results. They can become a platform-agnostic seal, providing what users want from them: Mario stuff and fun family games.

about a year ago
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Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

faragon Really huge (304 comments)

I hope this mean not only first class graphics API porting (e.g. OpenGL), but also production-grade computing API (e.g. OpenCL) without vendor-specific crap (try to rebuild OpenCL stuff with the AMD """""SDK""""").

about a year ago
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Visual Studio 2013 Released

faragon Who cares? (198 comments)

Visual Studio 2010 was already bloated and brain-dead. TFS sucks and the Git integration is poor. Not worth it, in my opinion.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Hands Out $28k In IE11 Bug Bounty Program

faragon It is just QA cost saving (57 comments)

So they spend millions in developing the IE, including reviews, QA, etc. and they pay such miserable money for bug locating/fixing? Come on.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

faragon Who cares about? (262 comments)

Metro interfece is nice, but useless without software.

about a year ago
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

faragon Stock price drop in 3, 2, 1... (773 comments)

How much time will Apple be able to sell smartphones at 600-700 USD?

1 year,21 days
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Steve "CyanogenMod" Kondik Contemplates The Death of Root On Android

faragon If no root, no Android. FirefoxOS anyone? (240 comments)

If Android becomes a closed dungeon, don't count with me. You, insensitive clods.

about a year ago
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Apple To Launch Largest Stock Repurchasing Plan In History

faragon Dumbest idea, ever (282 comments)

In my opinion, they just will burn their cash. It is inevitable: they must lower device prices, so their shares will fall. No way out.

about a year and a half ago
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Sony Exercising Its Acquisition of GaiKai, Plans To Stream Games To PS4

faragon Sony: you are idiots (129 comments)

Why such massive computational power? Just to decode h264 streams and spend lots of money in centralized servers? For that there is no need for releasing a PS4, they could use current PS3 hardware, more than enough for receive and play such streams.

IMO, Sony will go bankrupt eventually. That is non-sense, and non-scalable.

about a year and a half ago
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Will Microsoft Sell Off Its Entertainment Division?

faragon Frankly, dear Microsoft... (404 comments)

... I don't give a damn. Instead of selling Windows 7 and 8 at reasonable prices, you're turning Windows 8 into 200$, after some time in the 30-40$ (source. You'll die, slowly, because of being greedy and short-sighted. In my opinion.

about a year and a half ago

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