* Posts by MMM4

9 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jan 2022

TSMC mulled moving chip fabs from Taiwan over China threat


Re: ...Yet

To understand one big reason why it's "unfeasible", check what TSMC thinks about Arizona workers.

Neither Rome nor TSMC was built in a day.

IBM lifts lid on latest bid to halt mainframe skill slips


Re: Encourage z/OS and z/VM on Hercules

This new thing looks like they're trying to open up a bit. But not too much, don't want to share too much technical details that could help the direct competition which ... does not exist, lol.

AVX10: The benefits of AVX-512 without all the baggage


Re: flags

Code re-use: what a revolutionary idea! ;-)

Russian developers blocked from contributing to FOSS tools


> One of the major points of sanctions is to make the citizens of the targeted country, not suffer ,but to not be able to carry on as if nothing is happening.

Where does that come from?

Winning a war is all about logistics and economy. ALL the sanctions are aimed at the Russian _economy_ and businesses, none is targeted at random Russian civilians, they're just undesired collateral damage as usual in war.


Guys, either way this was more than 50 years ago. As a matter of fact one of my grand-grand parent was posthumously decorated - so what? I could still be a very dangerous idiot or worse. Please don't feed this type of misplaced nationalist bullshit, it's totally irrelevant.

Even the "weapons of mass destruction" criminals are now dead or close to be. Granted they should have been tried but that ship has unfortunately sailed now.

It's been 230 years since British pirates robbed the US of the metric system


The DECIMAL system

Thanks for mentioning the most important difference, the one most comments and other articles miss most the time: the international system is DECIMAL, meaning 342 cm is 3.42m. Good luck doing the same conversion in imperial units.

Unless you're actually a scientist, all the other differences are just habits no matter how people try to rationalize them.

Let's stop calling it the "metric" system, the "decimal" system is a more relevant name.

China spins up giant battery built with US-patented tech


Re: Good on China

Exactly how fed up and screwed up people end up electing dictators.

IPv6 is built to be better, but that's not the route to success


Re: People do not want it

> "In my house IPv4 NAT is just easier"

Outside readers of TheRegister who configures NAT or IPv4 or IPv6 in their house... People get IPv6 in their house when their ISP turns it on because it runs out of IPv4 address = the problem IPv6 was meant to solve all along. They use the default IPv6 firewall settings provided by their ISP that give them the same protection than IPv4 NAT - without the P2P limitations of CGNAT.

Everyone gets IPv6 on their mobile phone for the same reason.

Big companies who can afford it turn off IPv4 because it simplifies things and saves them money in the longer run.

Small businesses will be last to switch if ever - who cares. Life goes on.


Re: Can't disagree with anything there

It does not matter how old your computer is, what matters is how old and insecure its software is. Bug-ridden and unmaintained software creates tons of e-waste, no need for a nuclear war (and NAT alone is obviously not enough to save these devices)