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* Posts by Lewis

15 posts • joined 25 Jun 2007

Attention large Linux workloads

Lewis
Linux

Re: Holy Grail

But there is...

http://www.debian.org/ports/

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8 in 10 small UK firms hacked last year - at £65k a pop: Report

Lewis

"The 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey (ISBS) was funded by BIS and carried out by PwC in conjunction with the Infosecurity Europe trade show"

John, kindly place such information at the beginning of the article...

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Apple 15in MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Lewis
Trollface

"every Mac-loving pro semi-pro user on the planet drooling"

That sounds about right.

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Debian delivers FreeRunner open-phone package

Lewis
Happy

Debfan

Debian, anything else is a corner case.

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Extra-heavy minicopter 'Jetpack' astounds world+dog

Lewis

solved problem

Get a paramotor, 1/10th the price, same effect, inherently stable, controllable without power.

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Windows random number generator is so not random

Lewis
Stop

@Francis and Bryan

Not sure why you guys think compression has anything to do anything random. My random number generator just happened to spit out 1111111111111... that should compress just fine. Well ok it didn't really but a "perfect", "truly" random generator is just as likely to spit that out as anything else so back to the drawing board for you both.

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Fedora 8 spins into action

Lewis
Alert

@Bryan Anderson et al.

I will rue the day when the clueless like you can manage Linux as that's the day I'll have to start taking malware precautions.

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Boeing trumpets 'relevant battlefield laser' raygun

Lewis
Alert

blinder!

should be effective for scanning everything out to the horizon, blinding anything/one looking in the general direction, friendly or not!

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So, what's the first rule of Reg Club?

Lewis

bad analogies

Thou shalt not make car analogies!!!

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US Army dalek assassins to pack mini-missiles?

Lewis

Yay

Yet again the USA prove they are too irresponsible to be left to play with toys on their own.

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IT shouldn't cop all the blame for wrecking environment

Lewis

<snort>

no no what we really need is the latest greatest supercomputer sucking hundreds of watts to run the latest greatest desktop eye candy and tasks of computational complexity easily solved by a typewriter.

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Sun fattens up Niagara for middleware play

Lewis

T2 vs T1

Can anyone confirm that the T2 has removed T1's max thread speed of 1/4 core clock?

The only place I see any reference to this feature is

"Support for up to 32 simultaneous threads, with eight threads executed per clock cycle."

from this page:

http://www.sun.com/processors/UltraSPARC-T1/features.xml

And event that doesn't mention that idle threads get just as many executions as the busy.

Now obviously it's not good marketing to say we scale up but not down, but over inflating expectations is just asking for disappointment.

PS I'm not pulling this out my arse, I was involved in evaluating the T1 when it was released and witnessed 250Mhz Max per thread on a 1Ghz chip.

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Pentagon chief: no more oil for blood, man

Lewis

Fossil Fuels

Oh ffs, leave the fossil fuels where they are. Finish of the Integral Fast Reactor and we'll solve the nuclear waste issue, the energy for the developing world and rogue states (ie Iran) issue and the nuclear weapon disposal problem. I'm so sick of government facilitated corporate profiteering.

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Lenovo to ship Linux laptops

Lewis

kernel

Distro doesn't really matter, as long as all the hardware is supported by open drivers, ideally already included in the mainstream kernel. The issues they'll face supporting closed binaries should nudge them away from such hardware. I dream of this pressure forcing ATI or Nvidia to open their specs.

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Sentient world: war games on the grandest scale

Lewis

No winners.

Haven't they seen Wargames?

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