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Comment: Re:It would be interesting (Score 1) 121

by TheRealMindChild (#48203209) Attached to: Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public
It's asking ourselves why Windows needs a Gig of RAM in order to even boot properly, when the user "experience" of such is a desktop background bitmap and a clicky button in the corner. Windows 3.1 could do that in 2Mb of RAM.

If you are truly asking yourself that, you just don't understand the differences between hardware of the differing eras and the magnitude more of which modern Windows does compared to Windows 3.1

Comment: Re:Government Dictionary (Score 5, Informative) 239

by TheRealMindChild (#48194519) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals
I'm sick of folks saying "entrapment" when a criminal is nabbed by any sort of deception. That isn't what entrapment is. It is when you convince an entity to commit a crime they wouldn't normally commit, such as, telling a Nun if she didn't buy drugs from that guy over there on the street corner, her church probably will burn down due to an "unfortunate accident"

Comment: Re:More bloat, less marketshare (Score 4, Insightful) 114

by TheRealMindChild (#48143121) Attached to: Firefox 33 Arrives With OpenH264 Support
Chrome gains market share the same way IE had. It is default on the fafillion android devices out there, even if that device can't handle it.

Breaking everything out into a plugin because the system only allows SO much and native code is rarely an option due to the plethora of exotic hardware firefox runs on. Do you want to decode advanced compressed video or decrypt cpu intensive encryption in a lowest-common-demoninator interpreted language on an ARM device with 256 MB of ram that runs like a 486? I don't.

Comment: Re:You crippled your wifi? (Score 3, Informative) 429

by TheRealMindChild (#48112157) Attached to: BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer
This doesn't have to do with bandwidth. It has to do with the size of the connection table... a table used to keep track of which internal/external addresses have established connections. With these cheap residential routers, they have very little memory, so when you have a hundreds of connections, it fills the table and things go to shit.

Comment: Re:let them suck it (Score 2) 354

by TheRealMindChild (#47998657) Attached to: FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Don't worry. "Unreasonable" can and is defined however it is convenient for them

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