* Posts by qbix

11 posts • joined 16 Oct 2012

Apple: Trust us, we've patented parts of Swift, and thus chunks of other programming languages, for your own good


Re: ignoring the fact of Prior Art ?


TPU was a powerful environment.

Humble Pai: New FCC supremo promises long overdue transparency


competition vs cooperation

Here in Sweden, I can get 250Mbps/100Mpbs (FTTH) for the equivalent of ~$40/month (I am still on 100/10 though, signed up some years ago). VPN and VoIP service included (call charges excluded).

This is thanks to shared infrastructure (the city-wide fiber network) and (actual) competition among the ISP's for the service.

'Oi! El Reg! Stop pretending Microsoft has a BSOD monopoly!'


hex dump

Back in the early nineties, I once got a hex dump on a Nemo-Q ticket at Systembolaget (Swedish alcohol reseller).

You use whatever output devices are available...

Bash on Windows. Repeat, Microsoft demos Bash on Windows


Already available

Sorry Microsoft.

These tools and utilities already run under Linux (and other Unix-like operating systems). So what's the point?

Linux lads lambast sorry state of Skype service


Re: But does it work in Linux?

The Skype web interface works on my ARM-based chromebook. I didn't see anything about a plugin.

Credit card thieves setting up safe seller certifications


Capitalism and free markets at its finest. The oversight seems to have sprung out of a common need. No player big enough to game the system.

Devs angrily dismiss Absolute Computrace rootkit accusation



If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck...

Fujitsu launches lappie for oldies


Re: Here's the specs

Why the numerical keypad? I never use it and I don't think granny is heavy on data entry either. It's useless and just clutters the design. Typical of non-design-driven companies though (i.e. pretty much all but Apple) who just keep dragging along the old "features". Only if you look at smaller (i.e. 13") and thus more expensive laptops (except this ChromeBook I am writing on) the numerical keypad is gone and possibly then only because it didn't really fit.

ARM server chip upstart Calxeda bites the dust in its quest for 64-bit glory


Re: $90m - where did the money go?

$90m was not all salaries.

Calxeda designed and got fabbed two complete server SoC's (ECX-1000 w. Cortex-A9 and ECX-2000w. Cortex -A15) with their own fabric (to connect multiple SoC's). That cost a lost.

They are (were) a startup with a specific idea, what should management have done before the money ran out? Started chasing some other idea?

Calxeda is not the only company developing ARM-based server SOC's.

2012 was warmest year ever recorded in USA

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Re: Two grains of salt to take with this data


Just because you can "explain" it doesn't mean it is no longer abnormal.

Kaspersky Lab to create new OS 'to save the world'


you are not alone

There are already operating systems which claim to be secure, e.g. commercial like Green Hills Integrity and academic like OS' s based on the L4 micro kernel.

What's the unique selling point of the KL secure OS? Developed in Russia?

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