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Comment: Industrial Revolution (Score 1) 154

by Kenshin (#48834689) Attached to: The Anthropocene Epoch Began With 1945 Atomic Bomb Test, Scientists Say

If it's classified as "he period when human activities started having a significant impact on Earth", then wouldn't the industrial revolution mark the start of that?

Or were coal-powered factories all over Europe belching horrible soot and smoke into the atmosphere not good enough?

Comment: Out of context... (Score 4, Informative) 305

by Kenshin (#48168757) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Everyone's taking that snippet waaaay out of context.

OS X and iOS work better together now, they don't work the same.

As in, for example, you start typing a document on your desktop, like you normally would, and you can continue it on your phone seamlessly and automatically if you have to go out. Both with different, and appropriate, interfaces.

This isn't about making your desktop work LIKE a phone. It's about making your desktop work WITH your phone.

Comment: Re:Wait, what? (Score 5, Interesting) 305

by Kenshin (#48168693) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

I've been using Yosemite for a couple of months.

It's not turning into iOS. It's just working alongside iOS better. On the surface, de-glossification aside, it's more or less the same as Mavericks.

But of course, let's whip ourselves into a frenzy without even trying it out. This is Slashdot, of course.

Comment: Re:Go to hell (Score 4, Interesting) 218

by Kenshin (#46622001) Attached to: Smartphone Kill-Switch Could Save Consumers $2.6 Billion

This goes a bit further than remote wiping.

It's already somewhat available with iOS devices, and is completely under the user's control. Basically, without your AppleID and password, the phone cannot be wiped and reactivated by a thief, essentially making it a fancy paperweight. (So it's not really a "kill switch", just a really strong theft deterrent.) The owner can wipe it themselves remotely, for security, but it would still *also* require their AppleID and password inputted directly into the device to reactivate it.

It's been working since September, and no one's found a way to bypass it. (Yet.)

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?

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