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Comment Re:Scary (Score 1) 88

It depends if you use the site for networking/an online presence or just to keep in touch with people you know.

In the latter, I'm only connected to people I've met in real life, so have less than 150 acquaintances. many are people I worked with but haven't seen for a number of years, mind you.

actual people on the site I see in the flesh at least once a year is probably less than 25...

Comment Re:Cables not the only thing non-compliant, IMO... (Score 1) 134

It was a Google employee whose company supplied computer was designed by the company themselves. He probably copped some flack from his manager for destroying a thousand dollar piece of hardware. But equally the QA team may cop bigger flack for not testing this scenario.

Wait for the 2016 model correcting this problem. :)

Comment Re:This makes sense if gov is the customer (Score 1) 310


Some organisations I've worked at with hundreds of employees on site means big savings if they switch. And they don't necessarily own said depreciating hardware assets in the first place but instead lease the desktops. e.g I worked at one place for 2 years and had 3 workstations in that time.

$3/month/desktop might not sound like much but let's say you have 300 desktops on a 24 month lease - that's a $1/4million off your power bills.

Comment Re:Intel's trolling us (Score 2) 310

I would have thought these days for 'Continuum' it's just a checkbox in their IDE to target a different processor architecture, with compiler warnings as to why this C code is non-portable.

[X] i686
[X] amd64
[X] arm v7
[X] arm v8

(I guess I should give visual studio a download instead of making uninformed comments!)

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