Sad... Martin, you will be missed!
If I enable automatic subtitles for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn-wY6Ir1hw, jcm is talking about "hyper threaTs".
Many times when I click on a "click image to enlarge" link on http://linuxgizmos.com/, I wonder if and how many % the enlarged image is larger than the base image...
A doctor at my annual appointment: "Ever since you told me about medical software safety last year, I see articles about how bad things are on a regular basis! I don't know how I managed to be oblivious to this before talking to you." #AlwaysAGoodTimeToTalkAboutSoftwareFreedom
Here's something frustrating in hardware design: vendor designs custom board such that there's no recovery mechanism without doing hardware rework. In this case, instead of providing a dip switch or jumpers, they force the developer to desolder/solder an 0402 resistor switch from QSPI<->UART bootloader mode. Just no thought to designing for development at all.
Why I like to own my books https://kernelpage.com/corbet/why-i-like-to-own-my-books
The "Ultimate" tag might be a bit much, but it's at least closer to a usable ARM workstation!
Solidrun's Clearfog NXP LX2160A based mini-ITX board with 16 Cortex-A72 cores is closer to being a real thing you can buy for $500-750.
The full extent of the MIPS Open program was announced yesterday, so I had a closer look.
They finally stopped calling it "Open Source", and instead use the term "Open use" now, which basically seems to mean "royalty-free, as the license is not particularly open and appears to prohibit making copyleft CPU cores.
Everything that was released for download on mipsopen.com now seems to have been available for a while without the click-through EULA.
The components are all for different and partly incompatible revisions of the architecture: the ISA license is for MIPSr6, the MicroAptiv core is MIPSr3, and the GNU toolchain binaries they distribute target MIPSr2.
I suppose their competitors have nothing to fear from this.
One week passed, so I got a phone call from "Microsoft" again.
When I pointed out that their instructions don't work, as I'm running Linux, the lady first insisted I was lying, and not using Linux: my keyboard has a key with a Win logo, ergo it must run MS Win.
Pointed her to cherry.de, and finally she started to believe me. She thanked me, and wished me a nice day!
First time ever our conversation concludes that friendly, but I still wasted 11 minutes of her time, while reviewing patches ;-)
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