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Comment I like my Windows Phone (Score 4, Insightful) 455

Not ashamed to admit it. I loved my giant yellow Lumia 1520 and the HTC One isn't so either. I find the Metro UI (whatever it's called these days) to be really pleasant to use. In a way I like being the black sheep of mobile users, my phone solves the problems I need it to solve handily and looks good doing it and it doesn't look like the phones of everyone else.

Plenty of iOS devices have gone through our household and I resent how there's still a lingering dependency on them because of old iTunes libraries requiring them. I resent the iTunes interface and how poorly designed it is; a miscarriage on a dinner plate is more appealing than that shitty software. It feels like the whole paradigm is a way to fuck over people.

Android strikes me as a mass consumer oriented product which is probably why it's been so successful. Conformal and uninspiring in every way.

It'd be a shame if the whole Windows Phone platform just died off. I've always told everyone good things about it.

Comment Re:State doing the CYA thing (Score 2) 261

"though they were not classified at the time they were sent to Clinton's personal email"

Legally, it doesn't matter that the emails weren't classified at the time they were sent. Classification doesn't depend on markings, classification depends on content. If you strip the classified markings from an item that doesn't mean it isn't classified anymore.

The article says that the classification was upgraded later, not that it was stripped from the version she received in her email? Your comments regarding classification and markings are interesting but are they really relevant in this case? Maybe I'm missing something but if the information was not classified, and was subsequently released into a public domain, then the information is retroactively upgraded... it's too late, all originator controls are gone? How could someone be held accountable for something like that?

Comment Have you read Odyssey One? (Score 1) 64

A decent sci-fi read by Evan Currie, the book has a concept similar to this for the purpose of camouflage and defense against lasers. I wonder how longer it'll be until researchers can tune the wavelength dynamically as an active laser defense, camouflage or as protection against stellar radiation. Don't get me wrong, mirrors are, you know, cool and all...

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