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Will PCIe Flash Become Common In Laptops, Desktops?

jspenguin1 Re:Ummm, I kinda doubt it (372 comments)

SATA is not going to 12 Gbps. Going from 6 to 12 Gbps is a huge leap, and requires quite a bit of extra electrical training, which has been defined for SAS, but not for SATA. The next generation of SAS controllers will support SAS at 12 Gbps, and SATA at 6 Gbps.

Instead, T13 has decided to move to a pure PCIe based model called "SATA Express". This uses either AHCI, which current operating systems will interpret as a SATA controller attached to a single hard drive, or "NVM Express", which is a completely new protocol which is intended for use in high-performance servers.

Apple is simply jumping the gun on the new technology.

about a year ago
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Sprint Now Offering Vanity Phone Numbers Aliases With **Me Service

jspenguin1 Ideal customer (85 comments)

Would Louis C.K be able to get "**ck"?

about 2 years ago
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$1 Billion Mission To Reach the Earth's Mantle

jspenguin1 *pinky* (267 comments)

I believe it's spelled: one BIIIIIIIILLION dollars...

about 2 years ago
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Mozilla's Open Source Project Shumway To Translate SWF To HTML5

jspenguin1 Shumway... (57 comments)

I can't wait to watch Shumway on Shumway...

more than 2 years ago
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Is Onlive Pirating Windows and Will It Cost Them?

jspenguin1 EC2 (225 comments)

If Amazon EC2 can license Windows, surely OnLive can. Microsoft won't turn down an opportunity to make more money.

more than 2 years ago
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Gnarly Programming Challenges Help Recruit Coders

jspenguin1 Re:xkcd (177 comments)

And this. That's 4 relevant XKCD comics for one article. Is that a new record?

about 3 years ago
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Italy Prepares '"One Strike" Anti-Piracy Law

jspenguin1 Shooting themselves in the foot (219 comments)

If this passes, every single MP that votes for this will suddenly find hundreds of copyright complaints against them...

more than 2 years ago
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The Average Human Has 60 New Genetic Mutations

jspenguin1 Junk DNA (246 comments)

Most of these mutations are in "junk", or non-coding DNA. Almost all novel mutations to functional DNA are detrimental.

At Skepticon 3, PZ Myers gave an excellent presentation about genetic mutation and adaptation. It's about an hour long, but definitely worth a watch.

more than 3 years ago
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One-Way Sound Walls Proven Possible

jspenguin1 Really necessary? (177 comments)

What's wrong with an ordinary soundproof wall with a microphone on one side and a speaker on the other?

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME vs. KDE: the Latest Round

jspenguin1 What about (344 comments)

XFCE, LXDE, EDE, Enlightenment, ...

plus all of the alternative window managers like Openbox, Fluxbox, IceWM, FVWM, twm ...

more than 3 years ago
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PHP Floating Point Bug Crashes Servers

jspenguin1 Re:how does the patch work? (213 comments)

The x87 registers are all 80 bits long, while standard doubles are only 64 bits. You can get into a situation where two floating point registers contain different values that round to the same double value, yet they don't compare equal. Adding the volatile keyword forces the compiler to copy the registers to the stack and read them back every time they are accessed, truncating them to 64 bits. The patch is only needed on x86 because x86_64 uses SSE3 for floating point, which works with 64-bit floats natively.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Android Is the New Windows

jspenguin1 Maemo/Meego (424 comments)

So if Android is Windows, iOS is MacOS, does that make Maemo/Meego the Linux of the mobile world?

"My N900 runs Linux."
"So does my Android phone."
"But the N900 runs GNU/Linux!"

I still get to feel superior.

more than 3 years ago
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Immaculate Conception In a Boa Constrictor

jspenguin1 Immaculate conception? (478 comments)

So, the snakes were the product of normal intercourse, but were born without original sin?

Come on, I'm not even Catholic, and I know the difference between Immaculate Conception and Virgin Birth.

more than 3 years ago
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Immaculate Conception In a Boa Constrictor

jspenguin1 Immaculate conception? (478 comments)

So, the snakes were the product of normal intercourse, but were born without original sin?

Come on, I'm not even Catholic and I know the difference between Immaculate Conception and Virgin Birth.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Settles Buzz Privacy Suit

jspenguin1 Re:Did I miss something? (165 comments)

The point is, if you used GMail, you were signed up for Buzz without any warning - If you never "used" Buzz, you still had a public profile, listing everyone you "follow" - which by default was the people you e-mailed the most.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

jspenguin1 MAMAA (271 comments)

MAMAA... just killed a man. Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger, now he's dead...

more than 4 years ago

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