• Jun 20, 2007
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Latest comments made by: WARGAZMUS

  • I'm also contemplating possible performance gains from partitioning, and my idea is, if you partition along with physical boundaries, that is the platters, which we have usually 3 or 4 on single drive. Each platter has it's own head, so it can be just like we have 3-4 separate and completely autonomous* "drives". So if you distribute your files smart, you could have each major task (OSX,CS3,Aperture,Fusion&XP,etc) accessing their own "drive". And you can even turn it into the "RAID 0" with boost in performance. Although that would probably require some participation from vendors. *Of course there is a bottleneck, they all sit on a single interface, but if it's SATA, there should be plenty of bandwidth to serve them all simultaneously. Soon I'm going to get myself some extra hardware, so could probably experiment with it. Though I know nothing of how to measure any gains possible yet. But what you think for now: is it a pipedream, or does it has something ?
    WARGAZMUS had this to say on May 16, 2007 Posts: 3
    Are Partitioning Applications Passé?
  • Patent law is really dreadful thing, BUT you can be not "got burned by not patenting often enough", because if YOU came up with the thing FIRST, and especially if you USED it(just like the case mentioned above with Hierarchy-something), than there is NO WAY THIS thing can be patented by anybody else. So cut with this bullshit, that companies like Apple do it to protect themselves from "patent sharks", it's that they themselves act like that, in Apple's case sending letters of Cease & Desist, so they not extract money from other companies, they just stiffle possible innovation, thinkig that they own the innovation virtue themselves. And I guess this is the worst possible scenario of patent system abuses, form a standpoint of consumer.
  • I think the SYSTEM is open for abuses, and a lot of "businesses" abuse it to sue those who enter the market with the weak patent portfolio. But then there's another batch of "businesses" who patent everything & trivial like crazy, and it seems like Apple is amongst the leaders here (a lot of pun here). This practice is not actually brings more protection against first batch, it's rather used to stiffle innovation in other legitimate players in the market, so that Apple itself and the likes can act like those who abuse the system in the first place.