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  1. So, wouldn't this just be treated as a low power...

    So, wouldn't this just be treated as a low power CPU running the same kernel and code and everything? Or is it more of its own self contained system running separate software stacks for everything?
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    What about reporting it to a cache layer to lock...

    What about reporting it to a cache layer to lock some lost writes in the cache instead of just totally losing data? Like that will ever happen :(
  3. Well, when google pushed YouTube to switch to...

    Well, when google pushed YouTube to switch to "real" user names, a new outlet for stupidity had to be secured.
  4. Amen. I say focus on stuff that people want to...

    Amen. I say focus on stuff that people want to use. Faster 3d for the only thing I use WINE for? Lay it on me, devs.
  5. Well, I was half joking, but it does kinda...

    Well, I was half joking, but it does kinda illustrate their legal options at this point...
  6. All they have to do is stop shipping code with...

    All they have to do is stop shipping code with devices and they're legal again. Hell, they could ship the devices just with the required patches against open source components and it's both legal...
  7. For real, I just nuked flash off my last computer...

    For real, I just nuked flash off my last computer a couple weeks ago.
  8. And it's so stupid, because if they'd just follow...

    And it's so stupid, because if they'd just follow the license and open source it, nobody would be pissed off. And it probably wouldn't lose them any competitive advantage anyway!
  9. Printer? We should all be carving our own CPUs...

    Printer? We should all be carving our own CPUs out of silicon with dental picks!
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    There are some awful things* you can do with...

    There are some awful things* you can do with assembly macros, and sometimes for bare metal stuff you end up with things at weird alignments/positions that can be difficult to get set up right. But...
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    Maybe it's just an optimization technique... you...

    Maybe it's just an optimization technique... you know, cuz the compiler won't do it for them.
  12. Personally I don't find platform specific blobs a...

    Personally I don't find platform specific blobs a huge problem as long as...

    A: They're generic and not tied to a particular operating system (or boot firmware, as the case may be)
    B: They're...
  13. I don't need to run the software to be aware of...

    I don't need to run the software to be aware of the politics and decision making behind it. That alone is enough to turn me off. You'll notice my argument makes no claims based on technical...
  14. What gets me with this whole systemd thing...

    What gets me with this whole systemd thing (although admittedly not having tried any of that software) is exactly what's being mentioned in this thread - fingers in too many pies. I don't understand...
  15. Hey don't feel bad about it - when we started...

    Hey don't feel bad about it - when we started out, we threw out a few drives due to excessive bad sectors but it was actually the version of linux we were using screwing up and no longer transferring...
  16. This isn't what the 252 means, I promise. If...

    This isn't what the 252 means, I promise. If those numbers read 0 (at or below the third of those numbers), the drive is considered to be in a failure state.

    Those numbers are the drive's...
  17. Well, hang on guys. We can still maybe bitch at...

    Well, hang on guys. We can still maybe bitch at systemd for this yet.

    Let that badblocks run to completion. When we test hard drives for customers, we typically don't worry a whole lot about a...
  18. I had some Seagate USB3 4TB "expansion" (name)...

    I had some Seagate USB3 4TB "expansion" (name) hard drives, and at first I thought I couldn't run smartctl over them, but I found that using "smartctl -d sat -a /dev/sdx" would make it work. Note...
  19. I think this might be an oversimplification but...

    I think this might be an oversimplification but I'm sure it does apply in some cases. But then I think of a case where the open source development is proceeding faster than the versions made closed...
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    Well, it's always cool seeing software improve,...

    Well, it's always cool seeing software improve, but is a 1.5% - 2% improvement in a compression algorithm that basically nobody uses really news material?

    What I'd like to see is a decompression...
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