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Comment: Encryption is the least of that problem! (Score 2) 98

by DigitAl56K (#47941287) Attached to: Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

The only way to back up and restore is by uploading your data to Google's cloud servers, where your data is much more likely to be purloined than if you had just left your device unencrypted in the first place.

As an Android fan, let me just say that these problems do not just stop with encryption. Unless you root your phone, you can't back it up properly because Google doesn't let you have access to your own files on your own f'ing device. Apparently nobody sees a problem in the fact that users are forced to make the decisions to either run stock or be able to access all their files. I'm sure it's to reduce piracy or something, but it's a nightmare. Unless your apps keep their data in an accessible folder or you let them keep all your settings in the cloud (if they even support that), just upgrading your handset to this years Nexus is going to mean data loss.

I get that it makes the security stronger, but Android badly needs some kind of super-user mode that makes the entire filesystem accessible to selected apps.

Comment: Re:OK (Score 1) 203

by MrHanky (#47878617) Attached to: 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

Unless you've used the same password for gmail as for whichever site has been hacked, it shouldn't matter. I found my gmail address, but the password had never been used at Google. The problem is if you've reused the password on a bunch of sites where your email address can be used as login.

Comment: Re:Same reason blu-ray didn't take off (Score 1) 204

by ClintJCL (#47847581) Attached to: Dell Demos 5K Display
" So either you don't actually watch porn, or you're full of shit."

I watch plenty of porn. The fact that your way of defending your position is declaring some sort of weird false dichotomy really indicates that you position can't stand on your own.

Seeing people for what they are. That's your argument. Your argument is that you want women to be blurry because you don't want to see their flaws. You want your reality censored. That is not the same as lower resolution being better. That *is* the same with my initial assessment that you are defective.

Maybe if you learn to appreciate women, you can learn to appreciate 1080p. What a sad fucking image of females and femininity you must have if you can't even look at them in lifelike quality. I'd suggest exploring your sexual spectrum more; maybe you don't actually like women, and that's why you don't like seeing them in detail. Or maybe you have some kind of prudish mental defect with sex. Catholic?

I love the "anyone who watches porn should be familiar". Fucking hilarious shit. I wonder how the porn industry bothered to cause blu-ray to win the blu-ray vs hd-dvd race, if anyone who watches it knows it looks worse? You'd think their blu-ray and hd sales would have plummeted to zero, since according to you, 100% of people who watch porn think like you.

Hilarious, man. And yes, it's exactly like the vinyl enthusiasts.

I guess you must really hate the movies, too, since movie theatre resolution is much closer to 1080p (by virtue of being "infinite" resolution analog prints) than 408p, dvd, or vhs quality. Lol.

Comment: Re:Same reason blu-ray didn't take off (Score 1) 204

by ClintJCL (#47846203) Attached to: Dell Demos 5K Display
also, 480p on a 52" 1080p is total fucking shit. If you want everything to be fuzzy, as if you have vision problems, it's great. I have 20/20 vision. Life never looks as shitty as 480p. DVD/480 on a big (>50") tv is basically the same density as VHS on a small ( Also, a 1080 web-dl looks noticeably better than a 1080 capture. I can tell in the first 2-3 seconds if it's been re-encoded (capture) or is straight-copy (web-dl).

Comment: Re:Same reason blu-ray didn't take off (Score 1) 204

by ClintJCL (#47846179) Attached to: Dell Demos 5K Display
I have no idea why you brought porn into this, as if I've never watched porn before (huh?), or as if this conversation was ever limited to porn.

As to me having never watched porn, does keeping your position on the subject actually require you to make up facts about others?

Stitching? Lacquers? No idea what you're talking about. Watched plenty of 1080p porn. Are you into plastic-surgery freaks or something? I actually now believe you to be making up facts about me *and* porn to try to legitimize your position.

But I understand. It's like arguing with a vinyl enthusiast -- They have a bunch of subjective, "religious", un-falsifiable claims to support their position, while people who support modern standards like FLAC or even CD have scientific, objective, falsifiable claims to support their position.

Comment: Re:Same reason blu-ray didn't take off (Score 1) 204

by ClintJCL (#47842005) Attached to: Dell Demos 5K Display
They are. If you actually want to, y'know, hear the sound reproduced faithfully - which is the whole point of listening to music - a cd will offer you better quality than all mp3 options and almost all streaming options.

It's strange that the majority of people who don't actually give a shit about fidelity get to determine the "winner", and not the ones who actually compare things. But hey, that's tyranny of the majority for ya.

Comment: Re:Same reason blu-ray didn't take off (Score 1) 204

by ClintJCL (#47841977) Attached to: Dell Demos 5K Display
I don't know if you live on another planet, or are another species, but I really can't comprehend how anybody could possibly say any of what you just said. I can only assume it's some form of nostalgic conditioning where you've decided something less accurate somehow looks better, or being shown something that's objectively better somehow offends what you're conditioned to see. I don't understand at all.

There is never any situation where a lower resolution looks better than a higher resolution, given all other variables being the same. It's just never, ever, ever, ever, ever the case. Ever. I don't know how you can say what you just said. It's about as odd as "I enjoy being burned by fires". I honestly think you must have poor vision, or extreme cognitive bias. You're "ruined" as someone who can objectively compare 2 things. You even imply that by saying your'e "unimpressed" when you actually see something better.

Would you make the argument that lower resolution cameras are better? Lower bitrate audio? That getting lasik will make life seem unimpressive? That vinyl is better than digital?

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