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Comment: Depends on the specs. (Score 4, Insightful) 235

by LWATCDR (#47972513) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Just like PCs what matters has shifted.
On the desktop speed is becoming less important while video is becoming slightly more important thanks to GPU compute being used for transcoding video and of course games.
Laptops cpu speed is less important than display quality, graphics performance, battery life, and weight.
Oh phones it is really all about the screen and battery life for most people.
CPUs right now are fast enough for majority of people. Of course there are users that need the fastest CPU, GPU and so on and others that need the lowest possible power draw.

Comment: Re:ya'll a bunch of lazy slobs! (Score 4, Insightful) 266

by LWATCDR (#47968075) Attached to: Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

Actually Neil Armstrong never punched anybody he was always known to be a real gentleman and always seemed to live to a very high standard.
Buzz Aldrin is the one that punched the idiot Lunar Loon.
Frankly I am really torn over who, out of the two I admire most.

BTW Adam Curry should never been seen or heard from again in the tech community IMHO.

Comment: Re:no, they can't order that (Score 1) 504

by LWATCDR (#47965523) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

"In the US, we have this thing called the 5th amendment so no one can be compelled to provide a password which, if used, may incriminate them."
Actually that has not be proven in the courts yet.
For example they can under a court order demand all email communications.
The 5th only states that you can not be forced to testify or provide evidence.
For example if you are asked where do you keep your kiddie porn you do not have to answer.
But if they asked what computers you have used you do.
The reqirement to decrypt an hard drive seems to be along the lines of having surrender your email or bank records.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 458

by LWATCDR (#47948655) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

I have seen it a lot in the arts.
Gay men trying hook up with straight men and accepting that their advances are unwanted.
Straight women trying to hook up with gay men that are just not interested.
Straight men hitting on straight women that are not interested.
Straight women hitting on married or men in committed relationship.

You name it and it has probably happened.

Comment: Re:There's actually a robust solution available. (Score 1) 334

by LWATCDR (#47935681) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Those are hard to come by. Might I suggest a computer running OpenBSD?
Lock it down so they do not have access to root and you should be pretty secure as far as malware. OpenBSD is very secure and frankly desktop malware does not target the 6 people using OpenBSD for desktops.
The odds of them getting exploited is very low.

Comment: And this is news? (Score 2) 952

by LWATCDR (#47927589) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

First of all is anyone shocked by this? Really people you think this is news? I mean next you tell me that Sun is hot.
Second this needs to be put under the politics category.

I hide Politics on Slashdot so I do not have too see this kind of story.
It is not that I am not interested in political news, the reason is that the quality of comments and editing on anything political on Slashdot is so bad.

If you disagree on the quality that is fine but Slashdot let's the users hide categories for a reason. Helpful hint editors while it does not apply to this story if the word Republican or Democrat are in the title it is politics.

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