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Comment Copyright infringement =/= Piracy (Score 1) 207

They're actually copyright infringers, not pirates.

Publishers often refer to copying they don't approve of as “piracy.” In this way, they imply that it is ethically equivalent to attacking ships on the high seas, kidnapping and murdering the people on them.

https://www.gnu.org/philosophy...

Comment Plea for simplification: static HTML (Score 5, Insightful) 119

It is absurd how much computing power is wasted on dynamically generating what is effectively static content, like blogs.
A simple blog should not require an SQL database and complex software stacks that are executed whenever someone visits the site.

Instead, consider using a static website generator like Pelican, or one of the many alternatives.

Write articles and blog posts in a simple, human-readable markup language such as Markdown or ReStructuredText.
Manage your documents in git. Run the generator to recreate the HTML and update Atom/RSS feeds.
The resulting website is blazing fast and can be hosted on dirt cheap servers.

More simplicity on the Internet please.

Comment Broken Arrow (Score 5, Informative) 107

Lost nuclear bombs are also called "Broken Arrow".

>the US Department of Defense has officially recognized 32 "Broken Arrow" incidents, including but not limited to
        1950 British Columbia B-36 crash
        1956 B-47 disappearance
        1958 Mars Bluff B-47 nuclear weapon loss incident
        1958 Tybee Island mid-air collision
        1961 Yuba City B-52 crash
        1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash
        1964 Savage Mountain B-52 crash
        1965 Philippine Sea A-4 incident
        1966 Palomares B-52 crash[6]
        1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash
        1980 Damascus, Arkansas incident

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Even some x86 CPUs contain ARM (Score 2) 65

AMD's new x86 Zen CPUs contain an ARM based coprocessor.

Zen added the support for AMD's Secure Memory Encryption (SME) and AMD's Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV). Secure Memory Encryption is real time memory encryption done per page table entry. This is done utilizing the onboard "Security" Processor (ARM Cortex-A5) at boot time to encrypt each page, allowing any DDR-4 memory (including nonvolatile varieties) to be encrypted. AMD SME also makes the contents of the memory more resistant to memory snooping and cold boot attacks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Then there are the new ARM-based Opterons.
http://www.amd.com/en-us/produ...

Comment Real meaning of SMART (Score 1) 82

The hidden meaning of "smart" in "smart phone" and "smart light switch" actually implies something different, taken from the hard drive industry:

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART)

The purpose of these devices seems to be total monitoring of its users. A "smart" home usually means the vendor knows the state of every light switch, every door sensor, every movement down to the millisecond. I'm just waiting for a group of burglars to break into such a database to determine when and where to break into houses.

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