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Comment: Re:Classic Samsung... (Score 0) 89

by thegarbz (#48200975) Attached to: Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

Being a fanboi and having a good sense of perspective are two very different things.

All of the examples of the parent show that there is a company which releases patches to solve issues. It shows a sense of a company which has had 1 serious issue which they fixed out of a line of about 60 smartphones they have released in the past 5 years. Quite interestingly some of the bugs had strange edge cases, e.g. installing CM causes issues due to firmware design and this is supposed to be Samsung's problem who have released a fine working product? Really?

No I care about one thing and one thing only, what is the affect on me? I have yet to experience a problem with a Samsung product that wasn't resolved by a patch issued by them. Yet that label makes me some kind of fanboi for calling out the GP who claims they can't code for shit because of {insert barely related bug here}?

You and I are the same, I too reward corporations that do good, I also do so by recommending their products to others and hosing down what appears to be either a grossly missinformed post or an intentional troll.

Comment: Re:Classic Samsung... (Score 1, Insightful) 89

by thegarbz (#48200001) Attached to: Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

Still a better love story than the one with OCZ.

Before you go attacking a company on a general sense, take a look at what they make. In the case of Samsung which make... Everything from what I can tell, it's little wonder that the occasional product has an issue. Calling out 5 products out of the several thousand they make is hardly a cause of concern, much like 5 bent iphones isn't either

Comment: Re:Who cares about performance? (Score 1) 103

by thegarbz (#48192173) Attached to: Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

Besides gamers, who cares if it takes a few more milliseconds to launch a web browser or process an image?

Based on the comments pre-project butter Android vs iOS articles ... everyone.

A fast responsive system is the number 1 thing that matters to most people. I can excuse graphical missmatches and occasional bugs, but if I click the little Phone icon and I have to wait for it to pop up there will be murder.

Comment: Re:UNIX Philosophy (Score 2) 528

by thegarbz (#48189809) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

One serves web pages.... and acts as a proxy, a cache, a load balancer, an SQL client, has its own authorisation system.... Apache is probably the single biggest and bloated web server currently available on Linux. It definitely does not do one thing, however it gets a tick for doing most things well.

Likewise PostgreSQL has a feature list so incredibly long that is not related to the core of having a simple relational database model that it's own Wikipedia entry could be accused of being bloated. But again it does things well.

The GP is correct. None of these programs follow the Unix Philosophy which is more targeted at tools like grep, sed, and awk.

Comment: Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (Score 1) 224

by thegarbz (#48189637) Attached to: Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

So your complaints have nothing to do with Wayland itself then.

Again all this hate is misdirected. The toolkit level comment is absurd. The compositor is responsible for remote desktop. The developer's comments were only that remote is neither mandated nor impeded at the protocol level and they wouldn't focus on putting it in the reference compositor Weston. I think people fundamentally forget that Wayland is a protocol.

But if you think the recent dramas are in any way special then you should look into the history of things. The past had it's share of dramas, typically with RedHat plowing forward and doing it's own thing. The only thing that is really new as of late is that Debian, a former example of how to make a feature stable and conservative OS is starting to move to systemd. The rest of the stuff doesn't surprise me much.

I think people in generally forget the reason why there are so many different Linux distributions, and people generally forget why there are so many different packages. Take Gnome for example. Gnome is now dependent on logind, which is dependent on systemd causing distributions to switch sysvinit to systemd. However that's not it at all. Gnome is dependent on an API for user management. Why not implement it separately? I saw talks of one project forking logind and decoupling it from systemd, and then everything goes back to normal and Gnome can run on any init system. THAT is how Linux used to be run.

These days it's all threats of forks and then bending over and taking whatever is on offer because it's my favorite distro or some such thing. 20 years ago for end users it was a case of well Debian didn't work... I'll try Slackware. Now we all have collective Stockholm syndrome.

Comment: Re:Android (Score 1) 77

by thegarbz (#48189463) Attached to: Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

Wait, hangon, what has any of this got to do with the data partition? That partition is not user accessible in any normal use case. Android specifically mounts user accessible data in the SDcard partition though the name varies from device, especially on those which have 2 SD cards. The only way to get access to /data is to root the device. Apps don't store data in /data, only the apps and the OS themselves reside there.

The vfat thing is an issue though. I can't recall if I saw that on my older phone or not anymore, but I agree if it did mount paritions as FAT then it would create security issues.

Comment: Re:UNIX Philosophy (Score 1) 528

by thegarbz (#48189263) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

I like the UNIX philosophy and don't think it goes out of style just because it's a few decades old.

Do you use X?

I actually find the whole change hate thing funny in general. The public galleries attack systemd for lack of Unix philosophy and then give X a free pass calling Wayland change for change's sake.

Comment: Re:no, its not good thou (Score 1) 311

by thegarbz (#48183657) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

microsoft decided to log all your key strokes.

Microsoft released a testing product to gauge user interaction. The normal ways companies do this is ask users to sit and use a product and stand behind them watching their every move. No. The latter situation is not worse. If you don't want to participate in a testing release, then don't participate. It is completely expected that they log keystrokes, and though no one has mentioned it I wouldn't be surprised if they log mouse travel too.

Comment: Re:Android (Score 1) 77

by thegarbz (#48183613) Attached to: Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

Oh right, though I still don't understand your comment, especially since Android devices used to be a USB Mass Storage Device.

I thought the move to MTP was due to the way the OS handles such devices exposing more functionality. e.g. Nikon's DSLRs used to be USB Mass Storage and upset a lot of people when they switched to MTP. The reason was detecting the device as a media device exposed the camera to remote control ability and the ability to get a continuous live video feed on the PC. I always figured a mobile phone as a device with a myriad of different sensors and features makes more sense as an MTP device.

I don't understand your comment as my Android phone from a few years back was recognised as a USB Mass storage device.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 224

by thegarbz (#48182701) Attached to: Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Most users do care as can be seen by any Slashdot comments on android, iOS, Linux, etc. In fact there's few things users seen to care about not than how their system looks and how fast it is.

Also if you don't think Wayland will make the ui more responsive then please invite me over to share some of your drugs. X for all its strengths from the 90s is the least efficient way of making something appear on a display on the current committing world. One of Wayland key drivers is not to create some 100 different calls many of which are blocking just to make a pop-up menu appear. X is painfully slow and unresponsive regardless of the hardware used. It used to be efficient over the network but that ended in the last 90s too when other technologies overtook it there too

Comment: Re:Android (Score 1) 77

by thegarbz (#48182657) Attached to: Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

Clearly more difficult than a Google search. Seriously the first three articles I click on have links to apps and YouTube videos of how to do it. But whatever, enjoy your cyanogen mod. You need it for adhoc support anyway since android doesn't support it. Just don't sit there and claim USB otg doesn't work because you haven't put the effort in.

By the way the absurdity of complaining about an app that costs half the price of the USB otg cable and 0.75% of the tablet cost is astounding.

Oh and while cm installs work week and are automated for old hardware I wish you the best if luck installing it on a brand new tablet where choice boils down to spend $4 or spend a week battling with a buggy nightly build that barely works and takes forever to become stable.

In 2012 it was damn difficult to install Cm. $4 well spent.

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