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Comment: Re: Good decision? (Score 1) 345

by bingoUV (#47897019) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Without taking any blame off Microsoft, I'd like to argue that while you boast of so many years of embedded development and understanding that GPUs don't do anything without drivers; when you make your argument it still comes off like you don't understand that.

Microsoft CANNOT develop drivers of any respectable GPUs without enormous help from Nvidia or AMD. And they don't even try, in any significant way, other than supporting graphics companies. They could have tested and released lists of supported GPUs if the list were small, like Apple's. It's not so they can't, not without 200 times as much effort as Apple which they are unwilling to invest. Probably they should, but you can't pretend they don't have orders of magnitude more work to do in this area than Apple, precisely because of hardware variety. That much is just for graphics.

Comment: Re: Good decision? (Score 1) 345

by bingoUV (#47895719) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Every argument is not about defending at attacking windows UI. This one is against your misconception about GPUs being sentient beings.

So you've still not read, or understood the statement I repeated in my last post. GPU doesn't do anything on its own. It needs a driver. Lacking a driver, you cannot find a GPU, any class, that can draw a single triangle.

Comment: Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (Score 1) 288

by bingoUV (#47895629) Attached to: Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Not that YOU didn't quantify, no one really "knows", for stronger definitions of " know ". Plenty of studies? Sure. All addressing different effects of the diet, and all reaching different conclusions.

If you have some special knowledge on this subject, you could have alerted these people (http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/09/02/0314223/low-carb-diet-trumps-low-fat-diet-in-major-new-study), they wouldn't have wasted their time. You might have received a Nobel prize too.

Comment: Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (Score 1) 345

by bingoUV (#47895541) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

1. It's the user's choice isn't it? Say user uses the browser for some website already, and for him, opening lots of tabs on mobile browsers isn't very convenient. Website wrapping apps while not terribly indispensable, are surely of positive value. Website owner also might find it easier to write, test and guarantee better experience on apps as compared to 10 kinds of mobile browsers, 3 main engines and subtle variations in WebKit engine.

2. In-app purchases are declared upfront. Garbage? User decides, not you.

3. Fair point. This can be generalized to bad search feature in both Apple and Google stores. Inexplicable, horrible, deliberately non-useful search functionality. But being deliberate, apple and google surely see some value in this madness which I fail to see, so I'm not sure it will help them if they improve their search.

Comment: Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (Score 1) 288

by bingoUV (#47887799) Attached to: Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Fundamental flaw - every nutrient and every poison has a dosage at which it is effective.

So 10 grams of Vitamin C a day can be considered "high Vitamin C diet". 10 grams of protein a day can be considered "low protein diet". 10 grams of paracetamol a day can be considered "poison".

Once you realize this, your statement makes zero sense. All three nutrients are essential? Great. What is the amount at which they are effective? No one knows.

Comment: Re:Abject brand mismanagement (Score 1) 345

by bingoUV (#47887751) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

People associating windows with easy and simple are known as computer geniuses - top 5% of population in "computer genius" terms. For 95% people using computers, windows is associated with difficult.

Linux is associated with "what's that?". Ok, Linux is actually not associated with anything.

Comment: Re: Good decision? (Score 1) 345

by bingoUV (#47887711) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

So obviously, it isn't the tightly-spec'ed hardware (since what Apple is doing could be handled by any competent GPU designed in this century)

Well, (both) the competent GPU makers suck so hard at driver writing, that black holes have developed an inferiority complex. So on top of a competent GPU, one needs a competent GPU writer, or at least hold the hands of GPU makers in writing drivers for an OS and/or test the drivers beyond imagination.

Apple is doing that well with their limited GPUs supported. But as a general statement it is completely not true that a competent GPU is capable of doing something on its own.

Comment: Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (Score 1) 345

by bingoUV (#47887529) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

While there is such a thing as a "high quality" app, it is a very low barrier - 99% of Android Play Store apps are "high quality". Basically if an app doesn't crash during its core functionality, and performs the core functionality, it is "high quality". Rest is all subjective.

That doesn't mean many people will like or find use in 99% of Android Play Store apps - different people will like and use different apps. But that doesn't mean there is any criteria set in stone making the not used apps "low quality".

Comment: Re:In summary (Score 1) 587

by bingoUV (#47878523) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Well, I'm not sure if anyone is saying that
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"The perfect is the enemy of the good"

Ok, so you use the word "know" a lot more lightly than I do. That is fine. Though it did lead you to trust food label calorie numbers a lot more than they deserve, so I thought you might be in reverse gear about this. Probably not.

Comment: Re:Any removable storage yet? (Score 1) 729

by bingoUV (#47878207) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Making it the most used camera and one of the most used video systems, regardless of what you think.

Most used cameras are of the CCTV variety - hard to beat a 24/7 camera in amount of usage. Most used video system is the eye, in some animal or the other. Electronic equivalent would be the TV - many brands would beat iPhone. And most used electronic video *capture* device, of course, like earlier, CCTV.

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