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Comment: Mistake? Suure... (Score 3, Insightful) 50

Step one: Release a bunch of 'critical' documents by 'mistake'.

Step two: Twiddle thumbs while terrorists / criminals abuse information released in step one.

Step three: Point to attack in caused by step two, argue that DHS should be exempt from FOI Request because 'national security'.

Step four: DHS can do anything they like without the public oversight.

Comment: Solar power and diesel generators. (Score 4, Informative) 234

by WegianWarrior (#47030459) Attached to: Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry
While I can't comment on the third world in general, I saw a lot of solar cell setups for charging cell phones in South Sudan - people even ran solar charging as a business; a solar panel, some car batteries, a black box of electronics and 3 to 5 South Sudanese pound for a full charge.
Also saw plenty of cell towers with solar panels and battery banks, with diesel generators for backup. Not as clean or tidy as plugging into the grid, granted... but it works. Was a life line for me for a year spent down there, and twice so for the people who lives their whole life there.
Just because you can't plug something into a national grid, don't mean you can't get power... often cheaper and more reliable than the grid too - at least in Juba.

Comment: Re:What a load of BS (Score 1) 507

by Moofie (#45276521) Attached to: How Big Data Is Destroying the US Healthcare System

"at any employer."

That is why you're not having a problem. If you have employer-provided healthcare, you don't have to worry about preexisting conditions. And now, under Albatrosscare, you don't have to worry about them on the private insurance market either.

Somebody will manage to explain to me why this is bad someday, I suppose, but I sure haven't figured it out yet.

Comment: Re:Why a 64-bit phone is good: (Score 1) 348

by Moofie (#44869153) Attached to: Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

No.

Not application backwards compatibility. Apple does not control that.

I'm talking about upgrading handsets to new OSes. Who does better than Apple?

"A lot of small publishing/design houses got burned in the transition from OS9 to OSX."

Kay. From my perspective as a user, it was pretty awesome.

Comment: Re:They didn't release enough phones, IMO.... (Score 1) 348

by Moofie (#44868779) Attached to: Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

Good point. And, for my money, I prefer Apple's approach to Android's. We may get to the point where screens are high enough resolution I don't care about pixel accuracy, but we're not there quite yet.

Isn't it cool that there are several competing options in the market? I think that's a win, don't you?

Refreshed by a brief blackout, I got to my feet and went next door. -- Martin Amis, _Money_

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