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Comment: Re:Since when is AMT controversial? (Score 1) 172

by TheDarkMaster (#48936493) Attached to: FSF-Endorsed Libreboot X200 Laptop Comes With Intel's AMT Removed
The problem is that it is a too powerful tool that if used for evil can cause impressive havoc and no one would know until too late. And a too powerful tool where you are not sure if you have the control you should have. Usefull, yes, but a too big security risk for my taste.

Comment: Re:It'll never happen (Score 1) 299

Not uninterested, cautious. If you were a form of highly advanced and evolved life, you will risk trying to directly contact a primitive, stupid and violent life form like us? They would wait until we mature enough to make possible a contact. And I honestly doubt they have not tried before and we confuse them with "gods"...

Comment: Re:The tortoise lays on its back (Score 1) 525

by TheDarkMaster (#48925557) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever
"What's wrong with iTunes?", "you don't need to use iTunes if you don't need/want to" (really?), " MKV is not a popular format "

What the hell you smoked?? What's wrong with you?

For those who still have a functioning brain ... You see here in Dimeglio an obscenely clear example of the reality distortion field in action :-/

Comment: Re:Status sells (Score 1) 525

by TheDarkMaster (#48923883) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever
Good question. My best guess so far is an very aggressive marketing campaign ("every computer in a movie is a Mac", remember?) combined with a device that, despite having a lower hardware to that of competitors, do the work that target audience wants. And perhaps the most important part, is charged as a luxury item in such a way that the public believes that only wealthy and successful people can have one, so anyone who wants to look wealthy and successful do anything to get one too.

Comment: Re:The tortoise lays on its back (Score 1) 525

by TheDarkMaster (#48923093) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever
Just one from many possible examples: Try watching a movie in 1080p on the IPhone6. Without having to crop the image. And, the film uses the Matroska (MKV) container. Add on your "overall experience" the "delightful experience" that is dealing with iTunes... Between the touchwizard (which I can disable anytime I want and exchange it for something else) and deal with iTunes for everything (You're stuck with it, good luck), I prefer the touchwizard. And recall that this is just one example of many.

Comment: Re:The tortoise lays on its back (Score 0) 525

by TheDarkMaster (#48922371) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever
Ahhh... The typical fanboy nonsense rebuttal. For the hardware part, see the specs from a recent Apple product and from one competitor. Not convinced? So check the specifications for this one. Still not convinced? Try this. The reality distortion field from the late Jobs only works on dumbass guys like you.

Comment: Re:Hmmm ... (Score 1) 290

by TheDarkMaster (#48822107) Attached to: Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure
Unless the entire production chain involved to create the product you want to buy with bitcoins has also been paid with bitcoins, it will be virtually impossible to buy the product you want using the same 200 bitcoins for a long time. That is why I consider the bitcoin useless, its value in real currency varies way too much.

Comment: Re:PCs are still awesome imo (Score 1) 130

by TheDarkMaster (#48810453) Attached to: PC Shipments Are Slowly Recovering
I must admit I also build my computers largely for the fun of doing it and doing hardware experiments like any good mad scientist. And being able to build your own computer in my country in particular is very important, otherwise you become hostage to crooks who loves to sell shit as if it was a luxury item.

Comment: Re:Application installers suck. (Score 1) 324

by TheDarkMaster (#48804347) Attached to: How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads
You have a pretty low ID to have forgotten already how is an proper created MSI package or installer. These rogue installers are a recent thing, few years ago I only saw these installers with "irresistible deals" on really questionable applications with very shitty vendors.

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