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Comment: Re:Doesn't really matter if they do patch it (Score 4, Informative) 629

by ZosX (#48793745) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

As an unhappy lollipop user on a 2013 nexus 7 all I can say is don't bother. My free ram has dropped from 1gb to 400mb. I can't even keep two tabs of chrome in ram now. I'm seriously considering downgrading unless google gets this release right. Furthermore we are up to version 5 of android and there is still no way to push security updates? That's a pretty serious fail IMO. Google might want to rethink that strategy before it seriously burns them in the long run.

Comment: Re:Move along. Nothing to see here (Score 1) 497

by ZosX (#47420603) Attached to: Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

So the copious amounts of greenhouse gasses humans are pumping into the stratosphere don't affect global temperatures at all despite the overwhelming evidence that the earth is indeed getting warmer? No extinction level events are happening? Just a localized anomaly huh?

Comment: Re:Okay, so this has what to do with fracking then (Score 1) 154

by ZosX (#47391943) Attached to: Oklahoma's Earthquakes Linked To Fracking

Because doesn't fracking fracture the strata and thus make the ground more unstable? Correct me if I'm wrong here. I don't know the magnitude, but it doesn't sound like a good thing to do overall. The whole thing is a bad idea period. How about just ending our addiction to oil? Nope. Can't do that while there is ground to rape and destroy so some cartel can stay in power for a few more years.

Comment: Re:Backup? (Score 2) 396

by ZosX (#47236057) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

This is a good idea, but not a solution. Often you have no idea that the file is bad until after the fact, in this case years later. I've had mp3 collections get glitches here and there after a few copies from various drives. If you have no idea the data is bad in the first place, your backup of the data isn't going to be any better. I would say that all of my photography I've collected over the years has stayed readable somehow. I do check in lightroom every once in a while, but I wouldn't be shocked to find a random unreadable file. Not good really, but there's probably not much I can do other than make sure that my files are verifiable.

Comment: Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 3

by ZosX (#46887629) Attached to: Don't Try To Sell a "Smart" Gun in the U.S.

"How many shootings were prevented because a citizen was carrying a gun and shot another citizen who was carrying a gun with the intention of shooting somebody else? "

if you outlaw guns, only criminals will have them. guns aren't going away anytime soon. its not the number of guns in our society that is a problem, it is our culture. your logic fails because the swedish also have a large number of weapons privately owned including full automatic rifles. yet you don't hear about rising gun violence in sweden do you? our society has become sick with no direction. take the guns away and people will just stab each other like the animals that they have become. the militia you speak of has essentially become the national guard. and you are right, we do need to take control of our country back. to be honest, a coup is likely one of the few real options right now outside of voting every single congressman out of congress and starting from scratch.

Comment: Re:Quit mucking with the UI (Score 2) 255

by ZosX (#46301419) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows

Goddamn right! I hate to say it, but I refuse to use ubuntu anymore because it seems like every new release is a total clusterfuck of new half finished ideas. I never liked gnome all that much, but even going back to version 2 would seem like an improvement at this point. Linux devs need to work together and produce a consistent UI, but no lets instead have different flavors of X and a million different desktop environments. Because that's so much better. Could you imagine how polished the UI would be if you combined all these teams competing to get to the same place? Go ahead. Cue all the fanboys that tell me choice is better.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.