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Comment: Re:iOS 8.1? Already? (Score 1) 354

by Plumpaquatsch (#48211951) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

Yeah, that's kind of my point. If you're releasing a major version a month or so before you launch new products, you'd hope you have the OS for those products squared away.

This sounds like they pushed out iOS 8, ran into problems and released iOS 8.0.1, and apparently 8.0.2, and then 8.0.3.

And now they're rolling out 8.1.

That is a lot of churn in a relatively short period of time. Which tells me I'm still going to wait a while, because I expect 8.1.1 or 8.2 to appear within a month or so.

Well, that's nothing on Google. Supposedly Android 5.0 Lollipop will launch 11/3 - but 5.0.1 was already reported in the wild over a year ago: http://www.phonearena.com/news...

Comment: Re:"The Right Choice"? (Score 1) 369

by Plumpaquatsch (#48187301) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

... Karjaluoto doesn't recall many such changes that we didn't later look upon as the right choice....

The opinion of whether or not it was the right choice is severely clouded by the fact that in the Apple environment, there is No Choice. The user Has To go along with what Apple decides is The Future.

Yawn. Yeah, there were no external Floppy drives (which few people bought, and fewer used). There also were no external CD/DVD drives (which few people bought, and fewer used). You couldn't use CRT after Apple stopped selling them. And all those changes proved to be horrible for the user, because everybody but Apple still uses floppies and CRTs.

Comment: Re:Wait, what? (Score 1) 303

by Plumpaquatsch (#48179791) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Including things like their version of Androids Intents (that they call "extensions")....notifications pane from iOS (stolen from Android, natch)...

Right, so you're upset that Apple is using plugins, extensions, and notifications because all of those things were invented by Android developers. Sure.

You seem to have "accidentally" forgotten to quote the objectionable part:

However, since they come from iOS, they ["extensions"] only work with apps that are sold through the App Store.

Anything that "only works with... the App Store" (except maybe for updating the OS itself and first-party applications) is a problem, because it's a step towards locking out anything that circumvents the App Store.

You are right in so far as he should have totally focused on the part that absolutely isn't true and ignored the other things that aren't true either. Hunh?

Comment: Re:Thunderbolt (Score 1) 354

by Plumpaquatsch (#48174993) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

A $30 cable, expensive Thunderbolt chipset, expensive peripherals, and you won't be getting actual 10 Gbps full duplex Ethernet through Thunderbolt, nor will it work a damn without an actual 10 Gbps Ethernet controller somewhere in the system. Keep on keepin' on, though.

Does being stupid come with being an Apple-Hater, or did you pay extra? http://www.macworld.com/articl...

Having a NO fucking brain necessitates being a Mac hater. If you think you're getting anything near the capabilities for full duplex 10 Gbps Ethernet over Thunderbolt without a true 10 Gbps Ethernet controller in the system, you're a damned fool. If you do have a 10 Gbps Ethernet controller in the system, just use it directly.

FTFY, and you just proved it. And you will never be able to tell, because you are so fucking stupid.

Comment: Re:Thunderbolt (Score 1) 354

by Plumpaquatsch (#48166573) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

A $30 cable, expensive Thunderbolt chipset, expensive peripherals, and you won't be getting actual 10 Gbps full duplex Ethernet through Thunderbolt, nor will it work a damn without an actual 10 Gbps Ethernet controller somewhere in the system. Keep on keepin' on, though.

Does being stupid come with being an Apple-Hater, or did you pay extra? http://www.macworld.com/articl...

Comment: Re:Just tell me (Score 1) 463

by Plumpaquatsch (#48157997) Attached to: Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

In case anyone doubts this: ratio of "normal" patients vs. infected healthworkers third world: ~ 10:1 Texas: 1:2

These things are evolutionary. The initial rate of patients to infected healthcare workers is much higher. The current 10:1 ratio in Africa is after all the healthcare workers using poor infectious disease protocols have been killed off by ebola. It's purely survival of the fittest. Same reason Cuba weathers hurricanes better than Louisiana did after Katrina. Cuba gets hit by several hurricanes every year, so any buildings which would been blown away, dams which would have failed, etc. have already done so long ago. The ones still standing remain because they are strong enough to survive a hurricane. Any government officials who were incompetent at post-hurricane recovery have long been filtered out. OTOH the previous major hurricane to hit Louisiana before Katrina was some 30 years ago. A lot of bad structures and incompetent officials can build up over 30 years.

So how come the rest of the US fares much better than Texas? There were 5 patients evacuated to the US so far, and nobody got infected. Hey, maybe it's not all of Texas but just this hospital - but they sure fucked up.

Comment: Re:Obligatoriness Extraordinaire (Score 1) 237

by Plumpaquatsch (#48157321) Attached to: Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

And, you fail to also read well documented fact that German solar capacity factor is less than 10% overall, equivalent of about 2.4 full sun hours. http://euanmearns.com/german-p...

That source makes a simple but fatal mistake (and probably on purpose): it divides total energy production over the year by the the installed capacity at the end of the year for an energy source with growing installed capacity.

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