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Comment: Never useful info given with patches (Score 5, Insightful) 140

by RenHoek (#47783347) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs

What pisses me off as a consumer is that Microsoft patches never come with any kind of useful information.

"There are X patches available", and when you click a specific patch you get "This is a stability patch for Windows 8" or something generic like that.

How can a consumer make an informed decision to go ahead and install patches or not without hours of looking up KB numbers?

I'd like more info, so that unless a patch specifically fixes a security bug, I'd rather leave the rest of the patches uninstalled as long as my system runs ok.


The First Phone You Can Actually Bend: LG's G Flex 92

Posted by Soulskill
from the just-in-case-you-want-to-use-your-phone-as-a-slingshot dept.
iONiUM writes "As a follow up to LG's announcement of mass flexible OLED production, and as a competitor to the limited Samsung Round trial which was only available in Korea on SK Telecom, LG has released the G Flex phone which is curved vertically (instead of the Round's horizontal bend, which many thought was the 'wrong way'). In addition, the G Flex can actually be flexed, as shown in the video in the article."

Comment: No credibility (Score 3, Insightful) 433

by RenHoek (#44779713) Attached to: US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq

I think the US has lost all its credibility in the world since it became known where all of the 'credible documents' about Iraq came from. I'll believe there were chemical weapons used but most likely it was the rebels, trying to get other countries involved in their war.

Also, as a European, I'm getting ever so tired of hearing how 'America is the policeman of the world'. Why not let the Middle East countries clean up their own mess for once? The added bonus being a lot less angry Muslims giving the US the stinkeye.

Comment: Simpsons did it! (Score 4, Funny) 183

by RenHoek (#44616007) Attached to: Uncle Sam Finally Wants To Hear From Us On Digital Copyright Law?

Homer: “Don't worry, baby, the tube'll know what to do.”

He takes her form, puts it into a canister, and sends it through the pneumatic tube system. The canister takes a wild ride through the tube system, eventually being deposited... outside, where a nearby beaver collects it and adds it to a dam built entirely of message canisters.

Comment: Re:Their loss (Score 0) 410

It's racism to exaggerate undue fears that the Chinese are installing backdoors everywhere. They undoubtedly do install backdoors though..

However if the Chinese are ever coming for the USA, it will be through the courts with a small army of debt collectors.

So it's more about have realistic fears..

Comment: Re:Happens All the Time (Score 1) 182

by RenHoek (#43724151) Attached to: World Press Photo Winner Accused of Photoshopping

Only writers are allowed to tell the story's without photos?

No, but there is a distinction.

If a news reporter writes down a story and starts adding things that didn't happen, greatly exaggerate the events or puts a subjective slant on something, then it stops being news and becomes an editorial.(See Fox 'News')

The same with journalistic pictures. You're allowed to take pictures at such a angle or with a specific technique that highlights the facts. But if you start taking pictures that misrepresents the facts or start photoshopping in post production, then it's no longer journalism but becomes expressive, i.e. art.

People who think of the World Press Photo expect journalism, not art.

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