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Comment: Mismatch (Score 1) 48

by SuperKendall (#49169267) Attached to: New Seagate Shingled Hard Drive Teardown

SSD for boot/OS/swap, and slow spinner for data gives 99% of the performance for 99% of people.

That would be great except 99% of people don't want more than one disk.

Hell, *I* don't want more than one disk, and I can ably manage them. But there's no way I can afford the SSD it would require to store everything I have (never mind the backups).

Comment: Re:Answers for both (Score 1) 228

by SuperKendall (#49169245) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

Then you're extremely lucky, I've had iOS hard lock when dogfooding apps fairly frequently

So have I, that's when I use the device reset (some combination of buttons, forget what) and it reboots in seconds.

I've never needed to drain the power to 0, no matter how bad the failure was (and they can be really bad on beta versions of iOS combined with writing apps).

Comment: Re:Answers for both (Score 1) 228

by SuperKendall (#49166233) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

No, we want a quick way to do a 100% reboot

I'm an IOS developer and I've never had to do anything more than a device reset (which is instant). Usually powering off and on is enough (though not as quick, it's still pretty quick at around a minute total).

If that's really your reason it's even more absurd.

Comment: No difference in effect from external battery (Score 1) 228

by SuperKendall (#49162081) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

How is that any different from someone that carries an external battery pack for a phone? Most are smaller in form factor than second batteries for a phone would be... and they have the same result as having that second battery (only they are even slightly more useful since they don't need to be in the phone to charge).

Comment: Answers for both (Score 0) 228

by SuperKendall (#49162075) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

1) YOU are the one who does not speak for anyone but a tiny monitory, as actual sales figures of devices clearly illustrate. People like thin, lightweight phones, and mostly as others have said never replace the battery before they get a new phone.

2) You say "you want a battery which can be removed so the phone can be powered off without
any question"

Come on, be honest. What you REALLY WANT HERE is for the phone to no longer be trackable and/or receive/transmit any signals. That's fine, I can even understand that.

As that is your actual need, there are other ways to accomplish this without making the phone worse.

Comment: Yep, that's the hook (Score 1) 226

I, for one, am concerned over the constant use of the words "legal content"

Exactly, none of us are going to be happy when we find out what that means - because it implies a whole set of other actions for anything deemed "illegal content".

Well except for me; I plan to laugh and laugh when the other thousand shoes drop and the internet lets forth a vast and pitiful wailing. So that will offset the sadness substantially. If I can't be free at least I can be proven right.

Comment: Re:Not the banks choosing, Operation Chokepoint (Score 2) 135

by SuperKendall (#49159011) Attached to: Under US Pressure, PayPal Stops Working With Mega

Well, bankruptcy is considered fraud in some places, but no bank has ever refused Donald Trump a checking account,

Whoosh. As in, you jetted past whatever point you may have been trying to make and went directly into the sun.

And Mega...

Did you just completely miss my whole point or what?

I said that what was happening to Mega WAS NOT THE BANKS CHOICE. It was government pressure; the mention of fraud was just generically is response to the notion that banks should be unable to refuse any business at all.

Banks should be able to choose who to business with - but that includes choosing to do business without any government pressure on who that may be. There's no reason why banks should not do business with Mega apart from the government disliking it.

Comment: Not the banks choosing, Operation Chokepoint (Score 5, Insightful) 135

by SuperKendall (#49156147) Attached to: Under US Pressure, PayPal Stops Working With Mega

why do banks get to pick and choose who to do business with?

Well first of all, they shouldn't be required to do business with someone who repeatedly commits fraud...

However what is happening here is not the choice of the business. It's the government saying "we can make life very unpleasant for you in terms of audits etc. unless you cease doing business with this list of people". The government has been going after many adult businesses in the same way for a while now, google Operation Chokepoint

Comment: Great News (Score 4, Interesting) 226

by SuperKendall (#49156123) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

I'm still dubious about the end effect of net neutrality regulations being passed (remember that none of us have seen the actual regulations to take effect, and none will until they are finalized).

That said, the real road to true Net Neutrality is and always will be in allowing real competition for your ISP provider, and that's the kind of thing that this allows for. If a community cannot be well served by a "real" networking company it makes no sense to block them from taking matters into their own hands.

So I applaud this action, I just wish they would be open in other regards rather than limiting.

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