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Comment: Re:Best Wishes ! (Score 2) 147

by Sable Drakon (#47519857) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows
Are you stoned? A single UI for all isn't going to work. It's been tried again and again, and failed miserably each time. Why? Diferent formfactors do different things. What works on a tablet doesn't work on a PC or a Console. Case in point: Windows 8/WP8/Xbox Dashboard. It's a relatively consistent experience from device to device, the problem is the mode of usage has changed. There's your hangup right there.

Comment: Re:Perhaps not a full watch.. (Score 1) 427

by Sable Drakon (#47320859) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
Yeah... Disabling notifications from those apps means I never get notified, even when I want or need to be. And putting it on vibrate results in the phone reverberating upon whatever surface I happen to have the phone on, resulting an even greater annoyance as the phone skitters along the table/desk/shelf under it's own mis-guided motive power. Both options don't work as easily as the Nabu would.

Comment: Perhaps not a full watch.. (Score 1) 427

by Sable Drakon (#47320027) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
I probably wouldn't get a fully featured smartwatch, but the Nabu Smartband from Razer is about as close as I'd personally get. Mostly for the annoyance factor my phone tends to garner when it's constantly going off with Hangouts, GroupMe, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and many other applications that cause my phone to make noise. With the smartband, the annoyance is isolated to just myself and the vibrating band on my wrist, allowing me to permanently turn down the notification volume.

Comment: Re:Let gay men donate (Score 1) 172

by Sable Drakon (#47219087) Attached to: Human Blood Substitute Could Help Meet Donor Blood Shortfall
If you've got a lethal or debilitating pathogen lurking around in your blood, you should be discriminated against with respect to donating blood. That's why I propose that all donors should be tested, no matter what their sexual orientation is. You're right, testing is easy and cheap now. So do it to everyone and certify the clean donors.

Comment: Let gay men donate (Score 2) 172

by Sable Drakon (#47218601) Attached to: Human Blood Substitute Could Help Meet Donor Blood Shortfall
Agreed. The only reason they were ever banned from donating is the fear of disease. A fear that's bigoted and unfounded. Just force all blood donors to get tested for infection, regardless of orientation, then give the clean ones a certfification with expiry. Re-test as required to continue donating.

Comment: Re:The Cloud! The Cloud! (Score 1) 74

by Sable Drakon (#47018785) Attached to: Adobe Creative Cloud Is Back
One would hope that any company relying on cloud services would also be smart enough to use either A) encrypted storage like Dropbox or B) pre-encrypt their sensitive and confidential information before putting it into the cloud. All said and done, more companies need to read Mitnick's 'Art of Deception' anyway.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile... (Score 2) 181

by Sable Drakon (#46923503) Attached to: AMD Designing All-New CPU Cores For ARMv8, X86
Consoles are using AMD because the parts are cheap, not because the performance/watt is fantastic. AMD hasn't been able to produce a CPU with amazing performance, decent thermals, and high power efficiency for years now. Why do you think gaming PCs and nearly all laptops use Intel? Because Intel offers all three with ease.

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth

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