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Comment Re:No Compromises (Score 1) 147 147

https://www.google.com/wallet/ [google.com] : "An easier way to pay. Google Wallet makes it easy to pay - in stores, online or to anyone in the US with a Gmail address. It works with any debit or credit card, on every mobile carrier".

For Google Wallet, this is true. But NFC and Google Wallet are only tied together in certain Apps and for certain purchases. One of my favorite stores takes Google Wallet / NFC which would be great, except the damn store is a Faraday cage and I can't actually use it there.

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 1) 545 545

Beta was unfinished, everyone knew that, so the grousing that somehow it was "clearly inferior" or would break Slashdot was completely misplaced. Slashdot made it clear from the start that this was being put out for feedback purposes, not because it was feature complete. They said it wasn't feature complete.

Comment Re:My Pet Peeves (recent Windows laptop keyboards) (Score 4, Insightful) 566 566

It's possible to have capslock functionality without giving it its own key. What about Alt-Numlock for that tiny subset of situations where it's necessary?

Also https://xkcd.com/1172/

(Yay I posted an XKCD at last! That means I automatically get +6 Insightful!)

Comment Re:Windows 10 sucks (Score 1) 284 284

I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of my PC (a 8600/300 w/64 Megs of RAM) for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to copy a 17 Meg file from one folder on the hard drive to another folder. About 30 minutes. About 10 minutes. About 5 minutes. About 5 hours. About 4 minutes. 11 seconds...

FTFY

Comment Re:So far so good.... (Score 1) 284 284

I wouldn't worry about negative push back for saying you like a particular release of Windows. Windows 7 was fairly well received around these parts too.

Windows 10, at least going by features, seems to be the first Desktop Windows that's genuinely exciting since Windows 95. While there was a major architectural change with the move to NT for 2000 and XP, it didn't seem to impact the end user experience as much. And 8 was genuinely interesting, but was ultimately a tablet operating system.

So I'm looking forward to using it. And hoping desperately the reliability isn't as bad as it sounds.

Comment Re:Ad Blockers (Score 1) 357 357

Maybe, but that's not going to help here. Despite the headline, the article is about the publisher of the content delaying the loading of the page to screw advertisers, not the advertisers trying to screw the readers.

If the publisher is delaying the page loading process, then it doesn't matter if you have adblock or not, you're going to see delays.

Comment Seems Not (Score 4, Interesting) 161 161

from the The Register

An Intel spokesperson categorically denied that it was a phase-change memory process or a memristor technology. Spin-transfer torque was also dismissed. Whatever it is, Intel and Micron have been developing it for about ten years.

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 2, Insightful) 545 545

It has happened over and over and over again, and seems to be the hallmark of this decade in tech: take a working project...

...and that's where I have the problem, because really, I think D2 is terrible, and D1 is far too ridden with bugs and limitations that exist because /. was once running on a 386 in Malda's closet over a 14.4 modem.

Of course, there's a good case to be made that the existing code base should just be fixed, namely:

- Remove sillier numeric limits for D1.
- Unicode. It's 2015, there's no excuse. Page widening is not a problem with CSS's max-width. - Some CSS clean up.

Which would probably not take anything like as much time as Beta was going to, but, oh well...

I've finally learned what "upward compatible" means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes. -- Dennie van Tassel

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