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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

ustolemyname Re:Problems? (152 comments)

The sample size of total number of Tesla's is statistically significant. Total size of population relative to ICE vehicles is irrelevant.

about a week ago
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Github Rolls Out New Text Editor Atom

ustolemyname Re:looks like ... (82 comments)

Commenting to fix mis-mod - accidentally modded flamebait, but sublime was the first thing that came to my mind as well.

Off-topic - this was actually the one thing I thought the beta made better, the left/right split of positive/negative mods as well as larger hit boxes, I think it will reduce this kind of error in the future (I mean.... #betasux).

about 1 month ago
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NVIDIA Launches GTX 750 Ti With New Maxwell Architecture

ustolemyname Re:Heat and noise.... (110 comments)

The benchmarks on Phoronix did temperature, and commented on (though didn't measure) noise. Was actually a fairly comprehensive, well done benchmark, the only thing missing was frame latency measurements.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

ustolemyname Re:My biggest gripe with systemd... (379 comments)

Yeah, but it tab completes, so on the other hand it's the only word you have to type and the only spelling you have to get correct.

My biggest gripe with service is that it doesn't support tab-completion.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

ustolemyname Re:More information on the topic (379 comments)

Just because you can point to one microkernel that doesn't really work, and one monolithic kernel that does, will not invalidate the perfectly valid points made about the benefits of modularization. Yours is just a logical fallacy:

eg. "I'm sure everybody that likes bicycles never drives a car..."

Except it's not valid points made about modularization in this context. It's a blanket statement that modular is better, for which a single counter example is sufficient to disprove. The AC's post didn't mention specific flaws with systemd, instead they asserted generalizations about how modular is better than monolithic. Just because there are potential benefits to a modular system over a monolythic system does not mean a specific modular system is better than a specific monolythic system, leaving the AC's post as little more than FUD.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

ustolemyname Re:More information on the topic (379 comments)

This is not the point or benefit of the original UNIX and much of the Linux architecture. By doing small tasks well, a reliable toolchain can be built of those small tasks. *OF COURSE* a monolithic megamonster is going to have fewer lines of code than all the different components shoe-horned into it. And of course *it's going to get details wrong* in those individual components, but the monolithic megamonster may rely on those flaws or make debugging of them unreasonably difficult.

I can only assume that all people who support this argument run GNU Hurd, as it's a microkernel, instead of that 16,000,000+ line of code "monolithic megamonster" known as the Linux kernel.

about 2 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

ustolemyname Re:As can ANY of the major CLAs... (279 comments)

Thanks, my kernel also says that ;)

The relevant "or later" clause from GPLv2 is Section 9, for those who are curious.

The point being, Linus could have allowed later versions of GPL. He explicitly decided to disallow them from the start, and has defended that position repeatedly.

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

ustolemyname Re:As can ANY of the major CLAs... (279 comments)

The Linux kernel is stuck on the GNU v2 license for exactly this reason, and can never change. That's the fate of any such non-CLA'd Open Source project (other than something using Public Domain or the BSD license).

Actually no, the Linux kernel is stuck on the GNU GPL v2 because Linus made that decision on purpose. The default GNU license allows for relicencing under any later version, but Linux removed that clause on purpose.

Here's his rant against GPLv3: https://lkml.org/lkml/2006/9/2...

about 3 months ago
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KDE Releases Frameworks 5 Tech Preview

ustolemyname Re:GNOME kills KDE (51 comments)

Pro tip: When someone does something retarded on the internet, don't point and claim responsibility.

about 3 months ago
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KDE Releases Frameworks 5 Tech Preview

ustolemyname Ideal dependency graph (DAG) (51 comments)

That dependency graph is beautiful.

I wish gcc had a --fno-circular-dependencies flag to force that on a codebase (much like go does in the language spec).

about 3 months ago
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FBI Edits Mission Statement: Removes Law Enforcement As 'Primary' Purpose

ustolemyname Re:Put a fork in it, it's done. (539 comments)

60% of the Canadian public votes against the Tories

That is not even a little bit true.
Only 61% of the Canadian voting-eligible public voted at all in the last federal election.
Of those that did vote, 60% voted for a different party, not explicitly against the Tories. Our electoral process is not configured to allow one to vote against a party.

about 3 months ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

ustolemyname Re:64 GB ECC 32 consumer, pcie vs. sata. compare H (804 comments)

I'm not sure how you got "a pcie bridge over wires rather than on board connectors" from "Expose devices as hotplug PCI-E". Presenting devices to the operating system as PCI-E hotplug in no way implies they actually are PCI-E devices or are in any way electrically similar (much like how "file descriptor" hardly means "file").

In short, I agree with everything you said in the second paragraph, and I think it supports my point. The OS (local CPU) only gets involved with the Thunderbolt controller for communication relevant to it. The controller chip hides all the complexity of packet switching and routing etc. Unless you're on a Mac, which takes all that brilliant design and says "We're going to require the kernel to manage everything the controller chip should be doing for us".

Source: same as before, from someone who has read the relevant spec and implemented a driver - http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/hardware.html

about 4 months ago
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SpaceX Wins Use of NASA's Launch Pad 39A

ustolemyname Re:Watch out (99 comments)

Nevermind, I found what you meant - link 60 was dead, I checked out 59 (related, not as detailed as 60 promised to be).

I wonder if you could set up a plugin to connect the wayback machine to dead wikipedia references.

about 4 months ago
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Ford Self-Driving R&D Car Tells Small Animal From Paper Bag At 200 Ft.

ustolemyname Re:What are they really saying? (207 comments)

Disagree. Tumbleweed moves, and anyone who gives it any notice while driving is putting others at risk. Any sane system ought to be able to recognize tumbleweed and give it the appropriate lack of attention.

I think massive improvements are made to safety when object collision is context aware. Heck, in my driving instruction manual they had an ordering of, "What to hit in an emergency situation," went something like "Animals, ditch, traffic on same flow pattern, structures (buildings, poles), pedestrians, oncoming traffic."

An even more obvious use of contexts: There are two objects, a bag and a baby. You have to hit one, which one do you run over? I think it is possible to build systems that make better decisions than chance in this kind of circumstance.

about 4 months ago
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Ford Self-Driving R&D Car Tells Small Animal From Paper Bag At 200 Ft.

ustolemyname Re:What are they really saying? (207 comments)

To alert other drivers that:
1. They should pay attention
2. I'm about to get all kinds of crazy

about 4 months ago

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Apple Clames to have open-sourced webkit

ustolemyname ustolemyname writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ustolemyname (1301665) writes "Remember KHTML, from which Apple forked webkit?

For the ars liveblog at 1153 PST,
"beyond this, we took Apple's Safari engine and open sourced it, and it's the basis of all web browsing on Android"

What the FUCK do they mean they open sourced webkit? They forked an open source project (khtml), which was licensed under the LGPL, and then claim to be the ones who open sourced it? Bastards seem to be caught in their own RDF. Furthermore, Google, Nokia, Samsung etc have been contributing for quite a while, as well as the KDE Project (who ARE the creators.)

Facts from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit"

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