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Comment: Convince to switch? (Score 1) 189 189

Why would something like Force Touch convince someone to switch from Android unless they're the kind of people who constantly rush to any new flashy thing? For one, Force Touch seems like a terrible, unintuitive gimmick that isn't easily discoverable and pretty much all the things you can do with it can be also be done without with little effort. Secondly, if someone is using Android they're likely using it because it isn't iOS; cheaper, more-varied hardware, not-so-tightly controlled lock-in and thus much better access to tools from more than one vendor, dual- and even triple-SIM phones and so on.

Comment: Re:Screw those morbidly obese slope heads. (Score 2) 300 300

Chowing down on dozens of pounds of pork, spam, and pineapple and turning your body into a quivering tub of flaps of lard is no way to go through life, son.

Enjoying yourself isn't the way to go through life? Considering you only have one life to spend why shouldn't you want to enjoy it?

Comment: Re:I've lost track of how many times I've been bur (Score 1) 289 289

I've lost track of how many times I've been burned by a driver update from Microsoft that turned out to be incompatible with my hardware

That's odd. The last time I had such troubles was around Windows XP and I fiddle with a lot of different computers and setups.

Comment: Re:A question for vanilla installations (Score 2) 96 96

I imagine that you can supply the license key even if you do a clean install, but I am only guessing. However, if you first upgrade to W10 through Windows Update you can *then* make W10 install media and do a clean install ever after, they have confirmed this. So, in a worst-case scenario you have to install 7/8/8.1 first, update through WUpdate, then wipe the machine and clean-install W10.

Comment: Re:They speak of "copies" (Score 1) 96 96

If you upgrade from 7/8/8.1 the license is there to stay and you can in the future perform a full clean installation. It is tied to the hardware in some way, I dunno how, so you probably can't move the license to another PC, but aside from that it is a non-revocable license.

Comment: Re:it's really easy to secure these devices.. (Score 2) 157 157

Except that's still not enough. If you ever need to copy anything to or from the computer you'd be likely to use a USB-device for that and, well, it's been shown already that such things can be infected even at the firmware-level, not even to mention USB-keyboards, mice and all those things that can also be compromised.

Comment: Watching videos you enjoy (Score 3, Insightful) 59 59

Researchers have found out that watching videos you enjoy and find entertaining makes you less depressed? Well, no fucking shit, Sherlock. It has nothing to do with cats or dogs or shit, per se, and is all about just being entertained by the videos!

Comment: Re:What is Windows doing differently? (Score 1) 182 182

and they have also managed to identify the root cause

No, they managed to identify *a* cause, not *the* cause. If TRIM works fine under other OSes, but not Linux, then Linux is doing something differently and that in and of itself isn't yet enough proof to make a claim that the fault lies in the OS or that it lies in the controller -- it could even be both! Finding the actual root cause requires still quite a bit more work than that.

Comment: Re:What is Windows doing differently? (Score 1) 182 182

Or does it require a binary to execute TRIM?

Windows supports TRIM out of the box, there is no need for any 3rd-party executables for that.

Also, do you actually continuously verify that your data is written and stored correctly? Unless you have ZFS or BTRFS, you most likely are accumulating errors across your data.

That's a silly claim that people love to spread around. If there were errors accumulating across the data then sooner or later you'd notice it, either with broken files when you're trying to open them or crashing/non-working executables and/or OS. Most home-users don't use SSDs to just store rarely-used files, they're used for, you know, speeding up the OS and applications that are often in use and to store stuff like home-dirs -- you'd very quickly notice corruptions if they did happen.

Comment: Re:What is Windows doing differently? (Score 1) 182 182

I came to comment on that: after Googling for a bit I actually cannot find any mention of Samsung SSD 840 PRO having issues with TRIM under Windows. If it was, indeed, a controller - problem then it would have to happen under all OSes as long as TRIM is enabled, but all the evidence I'm finding only points towards to Linux or these guys' setup as being the culprit.

Disclaimer: I do not own one of these drives, so I can't speak from personal experience.

Comment: Re:Is there a site maintaining a list of "bad" SSD (Score 4, Interesting) 182 182

Not directly an answer to your question, but related: after Googling for a bit I actually cannot find any mention of Samsung SSD 840 PRO having issues with TRIM under Windows. If it was, indeed, a controller - problem then it would have to happen under all OSes as long as TRIM is enabled, but all the evidence I'm finding only points towards to Linux or these guys own setup as being the culprit.

Comment: Users like it? (Score 2) 351 351

I dunno, just generally stating that users like it is.. well, it doesn't really mean anything. How many users? How many users don't like it? How many are ambivalent about it? What sort of method did Mozilla use in the first place to even come to this conclusion? Me, I have zero use for Hello and I certainly have no use for Pocket, either, and I would have preferred all such things to be left as addons. I do understand Mozilla's motivation, of course; getting kickback funding for such a large ecosystem definitely looks appealing from the economical standpoint and it is, obviously, true that they can't just continue to run everything on air and good-will. Still, I can't help but feel this was poorly handled.

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