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  1. Interesting. I've been thinking of building a...

    Interesting. I've been thinking of building a Mini-ITX for my next telecommuting box, and this was one of the cases that showed up online.

    Would be nice to have something slightly larger that can...
  2. Of course, only idiots build sites that rely on...

    Of course, only idiots build sites that rely on Flash, particularly now it doesn't work on most tablets. It should just die.
  3. Isn't Chromium just Chrome with that stuff...

    Isn't Chromium just Chrome with that stuff removed?
  4. Why have 'ls' and 'grep' when the new, improved...

    Why have 'ls' and 'grep' when the new, improved 'lsgrep' can do both?

    DEs are, by themselves, a horrible violation of traditional Unix design principles. Just look at all the crap KDE spews out if...
  5. Oh, I remember the joys of developing on Alpha...

    Oh, I remember the joys of developing on Alpha and having to run the profiler every time after you built the code so you could rebuild it with decent performance after it analyzed the profile....
  6. If you enable ecryptfs, it also encrypts the swap...

    If you enable ecryptfs, it also encrypts the swap partition automatically. Or does on the version on my netbook.

    There was definitely a big performance hit with the original Ubuntu install on that...
  7. Just tracking down all the hidden configuration...

    Just tracking down all the hidden configuration options in every new version of Windows normally takes 2-3 hours.
  8. You could have said the same about SGI, even into...

    You could have said the same about SGI, even into the NT era.

    My computing purchases from 1997 (when I bought my first PC) to 2007 were:

    1. Windows, dual-booting Linux.
    2. Windows
    3. Windows...
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    To be fair, there are a lot of limitations of...

    To be fair, there are a lot of limitations of init scripts that would be good to remove; for example, being able to auto-restart daemon processes when they fail. But systemd does look like the kind...
  10. Windows 7 certainly starts slower from an SSD on...

    Windows 7 certainly starts slower from an SSD on an i7 than 3.11 did from a RAM disk on a 486. OK, the 486 was already in DOS by the time we started Windows, but even removing the BIOS from the...
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    Why is it that 'UI improvements' alway means...

    Why is it that 'UI improvements' alway means 'hiding things and making it look like you're using a phone with dual 24" monitors'?

    In five years, the next fad will be putting everything back and...
  12. The problem with running old games on Android is...

    The problem with running old games on Android is not so much the emulation, as the controls. I have a port of Carmageddon on my Transformer, and it's vastly more difficult to play with a touch screen...
  13. Sounds useful then, particularly if the server...

    Sounds useful then, particularly if the server boards come with a sensible number of SATA ports.
  14. My dual-core (four thread) Atom server CPU from...

    My dual-core (four thread) Atom server CPU from 2008 is 8W. So while 6W would be a good TDP for a home server CPU, I'd want to know how peformance compares to an Atom first.
  15. Not really needed any more. TRIM allows it to...

    Not really needed any more. TRIM allows it to erase in the background, so there's no great performance benefit to having spare blocks that it can use without erasing. As for longevity, I checked my...
  16. I run a background task that creates a new file...

    I run a background task that creates a new file and deletes it every five seconds. Now the load cycle count is no higher than the original Greens that didn't have this issue.

    That said, I've never...
  17. Yeah, so? What about Windows 9? You might say...

    Yeah, so? What about Windows 9?

    You might say Microsoft would never try forcing all software into their 'app store', but no-one thought Windows 8 would try to push a tablet interface onto the...
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    On Linux, it's undeniably true. On Windows, you...

    On Linux, it's undeniably true. On Windows, you may be right.
  19. APUs are meant to be cheap. Once you start...

    APUs are meant to be cheap. Once you start putting gigabytes of exotic RAM on your motherboard, it's no longer cheap.

    For the price of a Kaveri and a special motherboard with DDR5, you could buy a...
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    You should get a job as a stand-up comic. That's...

    You should get a job as a stand-up comic. That's the funniest thing I've read on the web today.
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