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Comment: External touchscreen (Score 1) 105

by amorsen (#46762609) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

All I want from a car unit is a touchscreen + audio. Alas, while most phones can handle external displays, external touchscreens are generally unsupported.

A car has to last at least a decade. Trying to build in intelligence is futile, and adding 3G/4G is not much better. In a decade, CPU's and software and data transfer standards will hopefully have advanced greatly.

Comment: Re:Technically if an NSA backdoor existed (Score 1) 167

by PopeRatzo (#46760577) Attached to: First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

Thanks for the info. That's what I'd assumed, and hoped.

So I'm not sure where this idea that these audits are "American only" or that there is something preventing someone from pointing out a vulnerability comes from.

Generally, I trust stuff that has lots of eyes on it.

Comment: Re:Nothing Inherently Wrong? (Score 1) 527

by geekoid (#46759671) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Your software wasn't updates to win 8. How is the MS's fault?

Maybe you should check with the software makers of software you make before upgrading the OS?
"Talking about start up time, my main machine went from 50 seconds to 1 minute 20 seconds to start up."
People keep saying that, but no one can actually prove it and I have used it on 100's of machines and seen an decrease.

Comment: Re:Upgrade, don't update. (Score 1) 527

by geekoid (#46759649) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

I hepl run a server test group with 100 PC. Win 7 and win 8 machines. Performance wise win 8 is clearly better, stability wise we have only seen issues with 7.

" it likes to do things such as take multiple *minutes* before task manager appears on a core i5 machine with 8GB of RAM and 50% CPU utilization or less."
something is wrong with your machine. OR I build machines that are magic and just work faster then yours with the same basic specs.

" Linux is not an option for people who need to use real software."
yeah, all those server running linux aren't running real software.

You are clearly a whiner and hater and probably just making stuff up to make your self feel important.

Comment: Re:It's spelled out isn't it? 24 months support. (Score 1) 527

by geekoid (#46759613) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Just interface wise, everything under the hood is better.
I know someone that was t the meeting to decide whether or not to only allow metro. There were over 100 people in it. It was, apparently, a prime example of how a room full of smart people can talk themselves into a bad decision.

That said, I have found metro to be far easier and faster to use then the win 7 interface. A lot faster.
The people that seem to have the hardest time our people that can't break there think out of the antiquated directory/file way of thinking.
Obviously small data size, and an anecdote. So take it for what it's worth(nothing:)

Comment: Re:old tech (Score 1) 157

by Xest (#46756619) Attached to: Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

"6 months after the C64 came out were there already rumblings that the Amiga was on its way? Obviously in a decade where you went from the ZX80 to the 486 there were new computers on a fairly regular basis, but it was really not the same as it is today with yearly PC updates (cpu/video), yearly phones, yearly games"

Really, it wasn't much different, only the technology that rapid iteration happened to changed. As I pointed out there are systems today that have relatively long life cycles (consoles) just as there were then, but similarly just as there were then there were short lifecycle systems too. All that's changed is that the highly dynamic open architecture of the PC won out as the most prominent computing device in people's homes, whilst those fixed-spec systems just found their niche in the console gaming arena and so forth.

Comparing phones seems pointless, there was a constant flurry of new landline phones you could buy back then, but given that mobile phones didn't really exist beyond the fairly experimental stage it's silly to compare them, they're a whole new market that just wasn't around then.

There were games coming out every year, I'm pretty sure off the top of my head that the Dizzy series of games were a yearly thing given that there were so many in such a short few years for example.

As someone else pointed out to you the whole nickel and diming thing was incredibly prominent with 80s arcade culture too.

The person who's taking you to lunch has no intention of paying.