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Comment: Re:Oh, I totally agree... (Score 1) 791

by Annorax (#45120017) Attached to: Nokia Design Guru Urges Apple To End Cable Chaos

I completely agree. The number of times I have had a micro-USB connector fail is shameful.

Micro-USB is designed to be the early point of failure on hardware -- it is the "planned obsolescence" for consumer devices.

I've seen both the connector in the device simply break-off for no good reason and the cable-side connector mysteriously stop working with no visible defect.

Micro-USB is trash.

Apple was right to re-imagine this connector.

Comment: Finger prints everywhere (Score 1) 303

This guy makes one huge mistake in his reasoning. He assumes that we aren't constantly littering the world with our finger prints for anyone to retrieve. Dude. Finger prints are as easily obtained as taking out the garbage.

Finger prints are not something that we need to protect from being proliferated, because we proliferate them ALL THE TIME.


Comment: Glass is glass.. (Score 4, Insightful) 127

by Annorax (#43810927) Attached to: BT Runs an 800Gbps Channel On Old Fiber

No news here people. The fact that existing fiber optic cable can be reused with new terminating equipment to increase transmission speed is not anything new.

MCI was doing this throughout the 1990s.

The inherent properties of the fiber optic cable have always meant that their potential "max speed" was much higher than the current terminating equipment of the time.

This is as interesting as someone saying "Hey, I bought a new sports car and drove it faster on this old road today than I did on my motor scooter yesterday!"

Comment: History will repeat itself. (Score 2) 286

by Annorax (#43671485) Attached to: WD Explains Its Windows-Only Software-Based SSHD Tech

Remember those great Intel software-based modems back in 1993 that Intel had for Windows 3.1 that weren't supported by any operating system afterwards?

Remember how Intel sold that line of business and left us all hanging? Yeah.

Software based hardware like this is destined to be a one-trick pony. Use it in one system, and then it's stuck on that operating system for the duration. You'll be left in the lurch when the next version of you OS is released.

Go ahead and line-up to get screwed by WD and Intel. I'll skip this round of fleecing.

The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected. -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June 1972