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Comment: Re:No composite output means no output at all (Score 1) 107

by TheRealMindChild (#48351033) Attached to: Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign
HDMI alone is not very useful since most displays don't actually support this, you get a much better range of supported devices by having a composite out. This would fare better by dropping the HDMI and keeping the composite instead.

What? You need to switch drugs, man

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.

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