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Comment: Re:It's working so well in Venezuela (Score 2) 526

by AbRASiON (#47405737) Attached to: Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

Completely unsustainable under the assumption people are allowed to continue to breed as they currently do.
If every human on earth were to have the same luxuries which many of us do in the west (I'm typing this from my 1 bedroom apt, it's heated, I'm sitting on a $1000 comfortable office chair, behind 4 monitors, I saw a doctor today for free) then the entire world would collapse in about 11 minutes.

Maybe, just maybe if the machines did all the work AND we stopped our endless population / consumption, we might be ok - while we pillage what natural resources are left - but I suspect we're all mostly fucked regardless.

Comment: I'm all for hating Apple but calm down (Score 2) 415

This guy here has posted the answer :
It's been discussed before, it's not the end of the world.

What _IS_ fucking stupid is Google utterly ruined the SMS application for shitty hangouts _AND_ they still haven't cloned / stolen the functionality of iMessage properly. For goodness sakes, just copy Apple already. The Apple solution is how it should work, attempt IP based message, if it fails revert to SMS //__and make it fucking seamless to the end user__//

Hangouts is an abortion, honestly as someone who switch to Android 3 years ago now, I'm really getting tired of Google focusing on un-important shit and worrying about uglifying things than improving stuff.

Comment: I hate to admit XKCD was right, but....goddamnit (Score 1) 116

by AbRASiON (#46945041) Attached to: It's World Password Day: Change Your Passwords

The prevalence of the passwords requiring uppercase, lowercase, punctuation etc is ridiculous as more and more sites and servers I use are requiring it.

I'm going to make an assumption here and I bet I'm I'm right. (I have NO idea!)
The VAST majority of security breaches are due to poorly patched software / bugs / social engineering / angry staff etc.
I'd wager very very few password hacks are due to people having the password
"momspajamas2212" instead of "M0mspaJAMas22!2"

I will say I'm finding the only way to still remember my passwords on sites now is to start using pattern based passwords, example "$RFV%TGB4rfv5tgb" (try typing that) - it's not ideal but I can remember the bastard thing. (I hope this helps someone else out, I gave it out to someone recently and they adopted something similar pretty much instantly and yes, I know you could add patterns to the dictionary)

Comment: Tabs on top appears to be forced now? (Score 1) 688

by AbRASiON (#46887381) Attached to: Firefox 29: Redesign

I fucking HATE tabs on top.
Why would I want tabs on top?
When I'm looking in a goddamn filing cabinet, do all the identification tabs per file, float 3" above the file itself? NO.

I want my tabs DIRECTLY above my content. I do not want to look over / past at the address bar or the bookmarks bar to see the tab I'm using. I do not agree with this UI change, I don't agree with the wankers who insist it's best, and I very much don't agree with the person who signed off on about:config "Browser.tabs.ontop" no longerworking.

Stop fucking messing with things, this means YOU google, mozilla, microsoft. STOP.

Comment: RIP English (Score 1) 50

by AbRASiON (#46797129) Attached to: For $20, Build a VR Headset For Your Smartphone

As someone only 36, it frightens me just how bad the worlds grasp of English has become over the past 15 years, it's woeful.

For $20, Build a VR headset WITH / USING your smartphone for goodness sakes.
If you're building it for your smartphone, presumably the bloody smartphone gets to wear the headset.

I'm sure you call /could care less/ though.

Comment: All joking aside (Score 2) 798

I'm sure I speak for a few slashdotters when I say, I copped it at school too.

The few times teachers got involved, I was apparently doing the wrong thing, not the person picking on me. As far as I'm concerned, if there's one thing I could change about my childhood - it would be the balls to stand up for myself and at least settle on a point in the pecking order. The few times I did stand up for myself, while incredibly scary for me - worked out in the end. The people involved generally left me alone after that.

This is instinctual bullshit, bullies themselves are often more messed up than the people they intimidate, normally stuff from parents, older brothers or god knows what, bad homes, drugs, alcohol, abuse - etc. None the less playground bullying and intimidation is simply alpha dominance rubbish but it's also part of life and nature. The last person who is going to help properly with this is a teacher unfortunately.

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 217

by AbRASiON (#46550315) Attached to: Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI

Perhaps so in regards to the PPI of the display, however the 4G / LTE features discussed in the summary are quite impressive, a proper worldphone.

Also, sooner or later, we'll reach a point where the PPI doesn't need to increase, I'd hazard a guess that 450+ PPI is going to be completely exceptional. I doubt you're going to see them focusing on going much higher than what this one has attained.

Comment: Re:Stability & performance Features (Score 2) 142

by AbRASiON (#46520587) Attached to: Firefox 28 Arrives With VP9 Video Decoding, HTML5 Volume Controls

I don't like the UI for chrome, some of the decisions Google have made are quite gross, they really are becoming Apple with their "our way or the highway" approach.
No question chrome is fast, won't deny that for a second - but I just prefer FF - I can customise it to my needs.

(Disable tabs on top, add "tabs menu" addon, use tab mix plus - with very specific open / close / foreground and background ruleset) - stuff like that.

Comment: Stability & performance Features (Score 4, Interesting) 142

by AbRASiON (#46519943) Attached to: Firefox 28 Arrives With VP9 Video Decoding, HTML5 Volume Controls

I've had a love / hate relationship with Firefox for many years - but for about the past 18 months it's been mostly stable.
I'm an extremely heavy browser, ranging from 20 to 150 tabs open at a time.
This latest build (27.0.1) has been utter shite for stability, so I sure hope that was a priority for them. It would be nice if a single tab crashed it would just take out that tab. If that means more processes or memory, so be it. Also please copy chrome ASAP with the little microphone representing the noisy tab.

Comment: Re:Wasting their time. (Score 1) 250

by AbRASiON (#46451585) Attached to: Sony & Panasonic Next-Gen Optical Discs Moving Forward

So 2 DS blu rays then?
Corporate / business internet links are also an option. I used to dial in to the local newspaper and upload them a 2 or 3mb PDF file over 14.4 modem at my first job.
I have no idea where you are, I'm going to assume you've got at least 12 hours until the deadline, quite a few business links could easily handle 70gb in 12 hours.

Also, only 60$ for a HDD which can be sent back and forth between the client? Seems feasible to me.

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