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Comment: Re:Let me be the first to say... (Score 1) 148

by del_diablo (#48608155) Attached to: Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

Many people forget that Spanish and Portuguese are brother languages. So thats Brazil and Portugal on the top of the Spanish speaking world.
Sure, they might hate each other for the slightly different base accent, but the Mexicans do hate the Madridians for their stiff el macho accent.

Comment: Re:How? (Score 1) 61

by del_diablo (#48386081) Attached to: Researchers Forecast the Spread of Diseases Using Wikipedia

Which raises the question: If you search for the symptom keywords(Rash, Boils, Bleeding, coughing), can Wikipedia actually list diseases with those keywords?

From experience I do know that a lot of food can be typed in a native language, and it will still go to the correct page on English Wikipedia, roughly.
But if I start search for terms and keywords, Wikipedia tend to be worse than google.

Comment: Re:Never heard of it (Score 1) 88

by del_diablo (#48300427) Attached to: China To Merge High-Speed Train Makers To Cut Competition

Wikipedia claims "Minimum 200km/h as normal speed, for European Union Directive 96/48/EC, Annex 1".
So that is what the term means. As a Norwegian, I do know that we would not be familiar with the term either, since most Norwegian trains operate with a speed limit of 80-90km/h due track speed limit.

Comment: Article comments (Score 1) 136

by del_diablo (#48289551) Attached to: A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

I am not sure who in their sane mind, writes such a poorly paced 2 page article.
I am sure its up to journalistic standards, but please, learn how to cut it down. Its far too long for something thats essentially "This is a thing, this is the company, and this is how it works, and this was my experience with this thing". Especially when you forget to talk about the third and fourth point.

Comment: Re:Maybe I imagined it... (Score 1) 387

by del_diablo (#48168551) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

"No" is a quite rude word. And you can still weasel ways to say "No" to not directly mean No. And then you have a problem. Its also over email, at which the point comes: Email is not verbal communication. It has a large set of features real speech has not, and a large list of features real speech has that email does not. And being sublte or conveying something, without directly stating it, can not be done on email.

Comment: Long/Short comment (Score 3, Insightful) 253

by del_diablo (#47972561) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Yes. Specs do matter. If the hardware is bottlenecked in anything the OS really needs: Anybody remember those CD drives that locks the system IO while attempting to read? Or what it felt like going from a HDD to a SSD?
There is also a few slashdot articles about significant app launch gain by using a faster SD card over the internal storage, due shitty design

And yet, the answer should be:
No: We should already be past the issue. And software should have solved the issue long time ago. Browsers should almost expect to be used on some of the early Android devices, and then take advantage of any speedup. And more.

Comment: Re:Just like QuakeWorld in 1996? (Score 1) 120

by del_diablo (#47756631) Attached to: Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

You have problems with consistent client behavior over 140 ping. This research document supposedly went up to either 200 or 400, depending on what RTT means.
Here is the real problem: What happens if you introduce random packet drop to the system? Over mobile broadband, shitty long line connections, Australias landline, and more, you get packet loss. A small amount with a random amount added.
Does this research paper even touch on the subject?

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