As per the article, there IS a workaround. It's called Wayland.
Genetics isn't magic. It doesn't spontaneously conjure lipid molecules from nothing. Fat is made of matter. Matter that enters a person's body when they eat it. The fact is that every person on the planet is losing weight every time they breathe. Where do you think those carbon atoms in exhaled CO2 come from? All you have to do is eat less and do more and, with few exceptions for certain rare diseases, you will lose weight. No X-men style genes are magic story telling required.
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Don't hold your breath. He obviously could have just said that the screen eats enough power that you couldn't possibly cut total power consumption by half with just the CPU. But that doesn't make him sound as intelligent and mysterious as citing a mathematical argument for which he has no idea how it would actually work out without actual numbers and isn't really relevant in the first place.
Exactly. The balance due on the phone which you still own. That's not a fee. That's paying for something that you bought and get to keep. The only reason they cancel the phone installment plan immediately is because the terms of the loan are so generous in the first place that it's not viable to let people keep those terms when they aren't paying you otherwise anymore.
Direct evidence is easily found on Google. Look up how to activate a non-Verizon phone on Verizon's network. You can't is the answer because they won't do it. I know they used to in the past, but not in many years.
This is nonsense. Try doing exactly what you said with Verizon. They won't let arbitrary compatible devices on their network. Call them up to activate and they'll tell you to bring the device to a Verizon store so they can "assess it for compatibility" which just means figure out if you bought it from them or not. If not it magically becomes "incompatible".
There is NO TERMINATION FEE! That's what he meant by idiot. You have to pay back what you borrowed for the phone. That is NOT A FEE. Just because you pay it at termination doesn't make it a termination fee. A termination fee is a price you pay for nothing in return. This price you pay at termination is for the phone that you bought with borrowed money. It's not a fee. And it's not mandatory that you buy a phone with borrowed money or buy one from T-Mobile or buy one at all. You can put a Tmobile sim card into any device you want to. Borrowing money to pay for a device that you can't afford is your own decision. This is not a difficult concept to understand.
So what are people around here considering reading instead of Slashdot? This indecipherable summary is extremely common around here along with click bait, exaggerated headlines (click bait again), news that's days behind every other tech news site. I'd love to hear some fresh ideas for Slashdot replacements.
Someone was actually dumb enough to broadcast to the internet that they are an idiot and didn't even do it as AC?
Seriously. I hate April Fools day because a large portion of the internet seems to become a barf bag filled with lame, obvious, and painfully stupid "fooled you!" articles that don't fool anybody. And especially don't fool anybody when EVERY post is lame nonsense. Google does this properly, everybody else should quit trying and let us read actual news.
This has been done. The results are entirely predictable in that almost any fool can tell the difference between a low bitrate MP3 and a CD or vinyl. Very few people can tell the difference between a 350kbps MP3 and CD or vinyl, but some people can (doubtful that all audiophiles fall into this group but some surely do). Most interestingly is that younger people had a much higher chance of preferring the low bitrate mp3 to the CD or vinyl.
I definitely agree and also want to point out that stopping you installing it for family probably shouldn't be a priority in the first place. I think interfering with they very organic nature of sharing among people you care about is only ever going to be a hindrance or perceived as greedy. Stopping someone making 10,000 copies and handing them out to complete strangers is the much bigger issue financially and morally.
I've always noticed among people that it's extremely easy to convince oneself that they are "breaking the rules" for a "legitimate" reason when it means they'll get something for free. People don't like obtrusive DRM, sure I get it. But one guy on one forum has one problem with a games DRM and all of a sudden it's war on that DRM and thousands of people latch onto to piracy as the holy cause despite all the evidence suggesting that likely none of them would have found the DRM obtrusive. I'm not saying there haven't been abuses by game companies and people left out in the cold by ruthless, greedy corporations. But the ease and vigor with which people jump on this particular bandwagon at the slightest provocation can only be due to the rewards they'll get for finding this tenuous moral justification. Basically if all pirate sites charged you the same money for the cracked version as the original developer did for the legit version this anti-DRM crusade would be almost completely deflated with no real cause to speak of beyond the relatively few cases of real abuse (Ubisoft, EA, Stardock) and people with philosophical hangups or truly unique computing requirements, which is likely to be a MUCH smaller set of the current "anti-DRM in any form" group that we're stuck with.
VERY few console games actually run at 1080p whether or not your TV can accommodate that resolution. Among the titles that you'd compare with Crysis 3 for PC, ZERO of them run at 1080p.