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Comment: Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (Score 1) 352

by Imagix (#47885131) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows
I've used multiple Windows Phones ranging all the way back to the WinCE devices, Windows Mobile, to Windows Phone. Never been happy with any of them. Then ended up on Android and stayed there ever since. (I do have an iPad, so I use iOS, just not on the phone)

Comment: Headline that asks a question (Score 5, Informative) 282

by Imagix (#47855949) Attached to: Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?
Betteridge's law of headlines. No. The article doesn't say a whole lot. Just makes the assertion that "servers" and "desktops" are different, and lightly appears to dislike systemd. Tries to make the assertion that the security concerns are different on the desktop and on the servers, but doesn't provide a strong argument for that assertion (or really any assertion it makes).

Comment: Re:Crichton is an idiot. (Score 4, Insightful) 770

by Imagix (#47852933) Attached to: How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation
And as soon as those many many many scientists can repeat and verify that experiment, the consensus very quickly changes to account for the new experiment, and the old consensus vanishes. (Or someone can come up with a counter experiment that shows how the first doesn't apply....) That's how Science advances. "Here's how the current theory works. X, Y, Z.". "Hey, I found a case where Y doesn't happen, if there is a presence of midichlorians (M)." "You're right. Ok, new theory: X, Y (if there are no M), Z.". Doesn't make the first consensus wrong. It was right for all of the available data at the time.

Comment: Re:No, it wasn't. (Score 1) 463

by Imagix (#47806729) Attached to: Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges
In Canada there's a infraction called "Driving without due care and attention". Let's start with that. Then move up to the equivalent vechicular manslaughter. Or assault with a weapon, or any of probably a host of other charges. While the police are allowed to use electronic devices in the course of their duties (which the rest of us citizenry do not...), that does not mean that they are allowed to endanger other people while doing so. Theoretically they get training on how to do so, so it's worse in this case. The officer should have known better.

Comment: Re:Still... (Score 5, Informative) 193

by Imagix (#47704059) Attached to: C++14 Is Set In Stone
Uh, yes they do. Don't rely on summaries to list all of the features of the language. From N3797: An integer literal is a sequence of digits that has no period or exponent part, with optional separating single quotes that are ignored when determining its value. Example: The number twelve can be written 12, 014, 0XC, or 0b1100. The literals 1048576, 1’048’576, 0X100000, 0x10’0000, and 0’004’000’000 all have the same value. — end example

Comment: Re:Nothing (Score 1) 430

by Imagix (#47601517) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

It's like if your car wasn't acting right, and you took it to a mechanic, and he told you, "just read the fucking manual you idiot." Of course, that doesn't happen, because most-if-not-all mechanics aren't so arrogant they think everyone should know how to fix their own car.

You forgot the clause "for free" in there. Of course that doesn't happen because there's an expectation that if you bring the car in, the mechanic is going to get _paid_ to first figure out what's wrong with your car starting with the description of "Car no go". So the mechanic gets paid for the time that he takes just figuring out what's wrong first, and paid to then fix the problem (plus parts). (and eventually you find out that the person is trying to use the car to go driving up and down sand dunes in Oregon.... but they are trying to do it in an F1 race car with racing slicks)

Comment: Maybe (Score 2) 112

by Imagix (#47553689) Attached to: Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch
Maybe it should, maybe it shouldn't. Why will the telcos push/carry this phone, and/or why will end-users demand this phone? Good answers to these questions will help determine whether it should be published. (And note end-users are the generic people, not the techy people. "It's more open source" isn't a good answer...)

Comment: Stupid sensationalism (Score 4, Insightful) 25

by Imagix (#47550667) Attached to: Attackers Install DDoS Bots On Amazon Cloud
So why is Amazon being specifically mentioned here? What makes this specific to Amazon? Is Google Compute Engine somehow immune to this? Or Azure, or any other hosting provider? Or self-hosted? Better headline: "Servers compromised through known vulnerability, admins failed to update software to close vulnerability."

Comment: Re:Whats the problem? (Score 1) 147

by Imagix (#47431433) Attached to: Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company
Because the people paying for ads to show on WABC7 in NY are expecting viewership in NY to be the ones consuming the ads. If the audience is now nationwide, then the value per eyeball goes way down since now a smaller percentage of the eyeballs matter. So actually both sides of the equation don't like it. The advertisers aren't advertising to the demographic they want, and since the demographic is now much wider, WABC7 can't charge as much per eyeball since many of them are useless to the advertiser.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." - Bert Lantz