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Comment: Re:Antecdotes != Evidence (Score 1) 469

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48042593) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Get a spare disk and do a clean Windows 8.1 install on it and bench mark it compared to the ages old install of Windows.

This problem hits OSX too, and always makes me lose my Smug Mac User grin. It's even worse in OSX because the filesystem, HFS+, is absolutely bonkers about cruft that builds up. HFS+ is worse than Panic at the Disco. HFS+ is almost worse than scabies.

Comment: Re: Here's the solution (Score 4, Insightful) 469

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48042513) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Even with an SSD, if applications are leaving behind shit in the various places shit can run on startup, you might be losing CPU or memory to some task that doesn't need to be there.

You can have this problem on other OSes like OSX and Linux too, but Windows is the only OS where the SOP is to make a mess of things. Don't like an app on OSX or linux? Just delete them. most of the garbage goes with it.

Comment: Re:Depends on the specs. (Score 2) 252

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47972541) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?


We have a winner.

CPUs and GPUs do matter for things like battery usage and screen quality though(well, GPUs do; if you have a 1440p screen your GPU better be able to cope with it). Also memory still matters in some ways. I'm kind of disappointed that the iPhone 6 is still 1gb of RAM, but I suspect that has more to do with issues of power consumption than it does Apple being cheap.

It's all a balancing act, and if the final goal isn't UX, then everything is going to come crashing down.

Comment: Re:They sold 10 million units of last years tech? (Score 1) 206

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47969757) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

64 bit ARM was last year's tech :)

Oh, wait... Poor Android fans...

(Yes, there's nothing magical about doubling the CPU's data paths, but doing so also gives you a convenient excuse to also throw out all of the garbage in the 32bit ISA; or at least, not require it on 64 bit applications).

Comment: Re:Everyone loses (Score 1) 474

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47947181) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

There's a massive difference, in so far as I know, that the Quebecois separatists were facing a different sociopolitical economic set of problems.

The Canadian Prime Minister isn't thumbing his nose as the Quebecois concerning oil revenue from Quebec for instance. Nor do conservative policies generally negatively impact quebec.

The Tories fucked up pretty bad, and will probably continue to fuck it up for union.

Comment: Re:no wonder apple dropped 16GB machines (Score 1) 216

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47930381) Attached to: iOS 8 Review

Actually I'm willing to speculate that the reason why it's 16/64/128 isn't for any insane conspiracy theory reason, but rather that Apple may have just gone overboard on the 8 gig chips in their supplier chain(Keep in mind, iOS devices use flash in pairs; so a 64gb phone is really 2x32; etc). Given that at their size, they need to order their parts well in advance, it's easy to get trapped with an excess of parts.

They figured most people wouldn't notice or care. The 6s probably will go 32/64/128.

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang