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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

trparky Re:Where to draw the line (326 comments)

I thought that they made it as closed source as Windows is. Apple isn't exactly forthcoming with anything that they do.

Then again, this may be my hate of everything Apple coming through on this.

about a week ago

Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

trparky Re:Where to draw the line (326 comments)

The whole OS. See Apple Mac OS X as an example.

about a week ago

Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

trparky Re:Free for the community (326 comments)

A BSD license may as well be proprietary because eventually it will become proprietary if it is of any use at all.

Is a horrendous POS. It is factually wrong. If you can't see or accept that then you really do need to grow up a little, both politically and intellectually.

Ok, so please explain this one.

Take OpenBSD, there's a reason why much of Apple Mac OS X is based upon OpenBSD. Apple needed a new OS, they looked about and saw an already written base operating system with a nice licensing agreement that states that if you make any modifications to the source code you are under no legal requirement release said changes back to the community from which the original code came from. That is essentially what the BSD license states.

However, the GPL states that if you make changes to the source code you are legally required to release said changes back to the community.

That's why Apple OS X is largely based upon OpenBSD. Apple can make changes all they want and they can keep those changes to themselves and the OpenBSD community doesn't have a legal leg to stand on to prevent that from happening.

about a week ago

Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

trparky Re:Final nail in the Itanium coffin (161 comments)

You can't add too many stages to the pipeline or you end up with the Intel NetBurst Pentium 4 Prescott mess again. It had an horrendously long 31-stage pipeline. Can you say... Branch Prediction Failure? The damn thing produced more branch prediction failures than actual work. That's essentially why the NetBurst was completely scrapped and why they went back to the drawing board.

about three weeks ago

Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

trparky Hopefully he will do it right... (252 comments)

Hopefully he will do the job in more than one movie. Say, one movie leading up to the Shadow War, then another movie that is the Shadow War, and then a third movie showcasing the results after the Shadow War.

about a month ago

AMD Prepares To Ship Gaming SSDs

trparky Re:What is the expected edge? (110 comments)

OCZ? *chuckles* *snorts* *laughs* *falls off chair laughing*

Anyways, now that I had a good laugh for the day I can say that I wouldn't hit a dog in the ass with any SSD (or any SSD made with components) from OCZ. Their reliability is shit and until Toshiba can clean up OCZ's act I won't touch an SSD made by them with someone else's ten foot pole.

about a month ago

Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

trparky Re:Thankfully those will be patched right in a jif (127 comments)

Couldn't this be patched as part of an update to the Google Services Framework? From what I understand, Google controls the Google Services Framework and can push updates even to phones/devices that haven't been updated by their network provider.

about a month and a half ago

One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

trparky Re:So answer me this... (396 comments)

If I were in your shoes, if that module failed a MemTest (even just one pass) then that module will be getting replaced with an RMA from the RAM manufacturer. I don't care if the system is stable, if that module failed... it's getting replaced.

about 3 months ago

One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

trparky Re:It's all about ERROR rates (396 comments)

I have noticed that a lot of OEMs (Dell, HP, Apple, etc.) use a no-name brand of RAM in many of their systems that they build. If you look at them, especially the CAS latency stats, you'll notice that many of the RAM chips found in most pre-made computers are absolutely pitiful (to say the least).

So with that being said, who knows if this no-name RAM that is installed in many pre-made computers that many people buy is of any real quality. I'm guessing... no. So, with that said perhaps that odds of bitrot happening on pre-made machines is going to be higher than that of systems that have better quality of system RAM installed in them.

about 3 months ago

One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

trparky So answer me this... (396 comments)

Some people are talking about the fact that bitrot could happen as a result of bad RAM. Are you talking about bad system RAM or the RAM onboard the HDD's controller board?

If it was indeed bad system RAM, wouldn't bad system RAM cause a random BSOD (Windows) or Kernel Panic (Linux)? With how much RAM we use these days it's very likely we're going to be using all of the storage capacity of each of the DIMMs that we have in our systems.

Myself I have 16 GBs of RAM in my Windows machine and at any moment in time I'm using at the very least 40% of the RAM in the system with spikes up to at least 60% depending upon what I'm doing at the time. So with that said, the possibility of kernel memory structures being corrupted at some point while using memory (in even less used DIMMs in your system) I figure is going to happen. I'm not sure how the memory in the DIMMs are being used though. Is it being used sequentially? (DIMM 0, chip 1... 2... 3... 4, DIMM 1, chip 1... 2... 3...4, etc.) Or is the data thrown about randomly on the DIMMs?

Myself, if I had a random BSOD just happen I'd be running MemTest86+ in a hot second to test my system RAM and be asking to Corsair (the company that made my DIMMs) for an RMA.

So if does indeed turn out to be bad system RAM that causes this, I guess that it's a good idea not to be buying cheap RAM to begin with. Myself, I've never had a problem with Corsair Vengeance RAM modules so I will continue to buy that line of Corsair memory.

about 3 months ago

Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

trparky Re:Once again the FSF does not understand (403 comments)

Basically it's a "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of situation. No matter which way you go, you're damned. *shakes head*

about 4 months ago

Free Can Make You Bleed: the Underresourced Open Source

trparky Re:The problem is both forms of free. (175 comments)

Personally, I think the concept of FOSS should be torn down and rebuilt; at least the free part of it.

For instance...
Free: If you use this library in another free product. For instance, if you make a small program which you give away for free, then you are allowed to use said library for free.
Not Free: If you use this library in combination with systems that essentially make you a ton of money, you are legally required to pay a license for the use of the library in question..
FOSS may be a wonderful thing at first but lets face it; FOSS doesn't put food on your table, a house over your head, gas in your car, send your children to school, etc. I'm not saying that FOSS is a bad thing, no... far from it, but what we have to realize is that there are some fundamental issues with FOSS when we live in a world dominated by the use of money. Maybe in the future when we all work for the betterment of mankind (ie. United Federation of Planets level of betterment), FOSS will have no issues.

about 4 months ago

Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

trparky Re:Or foregoing kids altogether (342 comments)

It is projected that within the next fifteen to twenty years, if global population growth rates don't slow down we will simply not be able to grow enough food to feed the world's population. Global famine will be a result. Already we're seeing the effects of over-fishing, fish populations are at the lowest seen in years. The giant water aquifer under the Great Plains of the United States (sometimes referred to as the Breadbasket of the World) is losing water, we're taking out water faster than nature can replace it.

So yes, even we in the United States, need to start worrying about over-population.

about 5 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

trparky Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

No, the reason why they put it into the Constitution like they did was to stop tyranny. They wanted to make sure that the people were going to be able to remain free and the only way to make sure that the people remain free is when the government fears the people.

Remember this quote by Thomas Jefferson...
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

At this moment, I fear this government and what it can do to me and the rest of the people in this nation.

about 5 months ago

Samsung SSD 840 EVO MSATA Tested

trparky Re:no capacitors (76 comments)

For mere consumers it's a great drive. If you need that level of data assurance you're looking at the wrong SSDs, go look at Intel SSDs but be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for it. For us mere mortals it's still a great drive.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

trparky Re:Yes and No (860 comments)

Not only that but if they didn't make the desktop user interface look like something that crawled out of the ass end of 1995, I'd be more inclined to upgrade to Windows 8/8.1.

about 6 months ago

Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

trparky The US has nothing to worry about but... (574 comments)

The United States has enough IP addresses in our pool to carry us through to the end of say... 2018. If current growth of the Internet continues we will still have enough IP addresses in our pool, we'll just have to knock a year or two off that projection. Say, may 2017 or half way through 2016. The United States has more than enough IP addresses to keep us going for some time.

Europe and other parts of the world is a totally different story. When the Internet was created and we started handing out the IP addresses we were quite stingy when giving them to other parts of the world. The United States is one of the biggest hoarders of IP addresses in the IPv4 world while Europe and the rest of the world got relatively few IP addresses with compared to how many the US holds. There's where we are seeing the problem.

Europe has the issue, Europe has no choice in the matter; they have to move to IPv6 or their side of the Internet is pretty much crippled. So unless we all implement 6to4 to allow United States Internet users to connect to European web site (that's fugly) or finally get on the bandwagon in converting to IPv6 in the US, there will eventually be two Internets; a US and a European Internet with IPv4 and IPv6 being the limiting factor.

about 7 months ago

Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

trparky Re:IPv6 has this tiny problem (574 comments)

Actually that would be fe80::200:f8ff:fe21:67cf. You can drop the three zeros after fe80 and replace it with a double colon.

about 7 months ago

Reports Say Satya Nadella Is Microsoft's Next CEO

trparky Re:The Enterprise? (177 comments)

No, they abandoned the enterprise market when they released that train wreck known as Windows 8.

about 7 months ago

GPUs Dropping Dead In 2011 MacBook Pro Models

trparky It's not just Apple... (359 comments)

It's not just Apple that's had an issue with this particular problem. HP has had an issue with their GPUs failing on their motherboards too in their notebooks.

I'm of the opinion now that notebooks just don't belong having high-end GPUs in them. Notebooks have always had a history of cooling issues because of a variety of issues from inadequate fans or other various issues. Now let's stick the equivalent of a space heater in the device and let's see what happens. I'm really surprised that this sort of thing isn't happening more often to more brands of notebooks.

Let's face it, a notebook is a portable device with very cramped internals. It's like it's become a form of art to find out just how much more stuff we can cram into an even smaller space. A notebook is a portable device, it's not meant to be your one and only device. If you want to be playing games, get a desktop; not a notebook.

about 8 months ago



trparky trparky writes  |  more than 7 years ago

trparky (846769) writes ""This is the first part of a series on what's new in the Windows Vista kernel. In this issue, I'll look at changes in the areas of processes and threads, and in I/O. Future installments will cover memory management, startup and shutdown, reliability and recovery, and security.

The scope of this article comprises changes to the Windows Vista(TM) kernel only, specifically Ntoskrnl.exe and its closely associated components. Please remember that there are many other significant changes in Windows Vista that fall outside the kernel proper and therefore won't be covered."

For more information, click here for the article ."


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