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Comment: Re:Your DL and plates are fucked, but phone works? (Score 1) 502

by bingoUV (#47944169) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

And you happen to have a contact for your wife in your phone that says "WIFE" and not just her first name?

I've seen untrained bystanding good samaritans inspecting phones of a unconscious person. They look for last few calls to saved numbers and call most of them. Even if they don't get the spouse of the person, they get someone who knows someone who knows .... the spouse. Not difficult really.

Comment: Re:We'll see (Score 1) 502

by bingoUV (#47944137) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Indian governments are typically more concerned with communications - email / SMS / phone calls. Rather than contents of phone or computers. Indian concerns are a result of low-tech terrorists from Pakistan blowing random shit - Indian agencies still get significant intelligence by tapping SMS and phone calls. Contents of phones don't help Indian security agencies much in this regard currently.

US security agencies are more concerned with content - kiddie porn obsession has a lot to do with it. Different strokes for different folks. Apple's strategy doesn't have the danger you mention, in India, as their calls, SMSes and emails are still subject to simple warrants.

Indian attitude to Blackberry was due mainly to communications rather than content of devices.

Comment: Re:Gotta say... (Score 1) 122

by bingoUV (#47943369) Attached to: Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

ALL the cars need gas hauled by the offroading cars (ALL people need food produced / handled / processed by farm workers).

The radiation is transmitted (!!) by gas. (The bugs are transmitted by food - may not cause a problem with gut but a skin cut during cutting vegetables, or touching one's food with injured body part is not unheard of).

So the 33% doesn't increase to 34% or 35% - but progressively, and potentially 90+% i.e. an unrelated coincidence can expose 90+% people to the bugs in farm workers' noses.

Comment: Re:Bring back windows XP. (Score 1) 541

by bingoUV (#47925539) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

The window preview as you hover over the tasks in the task bar is addictive. Being able to see thumbnails of each application window makes it easier to pick which window to bring forward (another bonus for multi-taskers).

You seem like you know what you are talking about. Can you tell me how to disable this in Windows 7? I have somehow removed the thumbnail of the running application window, but a tooltip still appears even if mouse cursor reaches the toolbar accidentally, refusing to go away for a while, blocking my screen.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 424

by bingoUV (#47924631) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

So Google employees admit "freely" among themselves, but not "freely" enough to the public. If you are so concerned about "silly", why do you use silly lies like Google "freely admit" it?

In a sane world, it is called NOT AT ALL admitting that users are their product, but internally discussing related things. Surely not "freely" admitting.

but I'm not going to pretend that's not the way it is

But you are going to pretend falsely and deceptively that this industry "freely admit" that users are their product. Got it.

Or you could be idiot enough to not know the difference between something being true and an admission of it being true.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 424

by bingoUV (#47924359) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Google and all other ad-based businesses freely admit the advertisers are their customer and the users their product

Where did Google freely admit that users are their product? While I don't understand the meaning of "freely" here, so I presume it is somewhat related to "explicitly" . Is that on correct lines ?

Comment: Re: Good decision? (Score 1) 352

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) 352

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) 291

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.

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