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Meat the Food of the Future

jedirock So does that mean (705 comments)

We have to put Texas out of business? It would get rid of the Eastern Texas courts too!

more than 2 years ago

Power-Saving Web Pages: Real Or Myth?

jedirock Real and myth... (424 comments)

It's real for CRTs (why do we still test these anyways?) and OLED screens. It's a myth for LCDs, including those "LED" screens everyone's touting nowadays. CRTs and OLEDs do take more power to display a white pixel because of the way they work. LCDs depend on the backlight to produce a visible image, and the backlight is always on. The only use case where the LCD had lower consumption was a totally black screen and with HardOCP: dark enough to trigger the darkening of the backlight in "dynamic" contrast (which is a farce anyways). Turn off dynamic contrast, and suddenly there will be no power savings. This isn't a story...

more than 2 years ago

The Future of OpenSolaris

jedirock Re:Well this sucks... (307 comments)

Not too worried about performance right now. It'll essentially be a NAS over 1Gbit/s, so as long as it's faster than that.

more than 3 years ago

The Future of OpenSolaris

jedirock Well this sucks... (307 comments)

I was planning to build a file server using OpenSolaris in the coming weeks, but I may have to rethink that now.

Anyone know a good place to get access to ZFS in another place? Would BSD or FUSE on Linux be better?

more than 3 years ago

The Science of Folding@home

jedirock Re:BOINC? (88 comments)

It's more general purpose, and you can make your own UIs for it. I'm in the middle of doing one myself.

more than 5 years ago

The Science of Folding@home

jedirock BOINC? (88 comments)

Where's BOINC? BOINC may not have as many users or processing power, but it is more diversified than Folding@home.

more than 5 years ago

ComputerWorld, "Linux will Crush Windows 7"

jedirock Linux and Windows 7... (2 comments)

I don't know if I'd go as far as to say Linux will crush Windows 7 (it seems to be quite good actually), but I do believe Linux will continue creeping up in the OS share. I own three computers: a Mac running OS X Leopard, and two PCs, both of which dual-boot Linux and Windows. I've found that quite a few configuration things require diving into the command line, which is often beyond what most people expect. Example: to turn off tap-to-click on my laptop (annoying as hell!), I had to edit X's configuration file, then restart X. Restarting X isn't a problem (log out and in will do the trick), but editing a configuration file? I bet most would be scared shitless of screwing it up.

more than 5 years ago


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