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Comment: Take off and landing boredom (Score 1) 65

by ehiris (#48893607) Attached to: Smartphones, Tablets and EBay Send SkyMall To Chapter 11

In two very stressful situations our reptilian brains were exposed to, the only forms of entertainment we were allowed were the mind-numbing airline magazine or skymall. Now that we can use electronic devices in those situations, skymall becomes pointless. Some foreign airlines still require turning off electronic devices during take-off and landing. Those could have make use of skymall but skymall was a lazy business. They didn't expand internationally and didn't tap into the new medium. (people could have shopped for free over wifi)

Comment: Re:Cygwin works fine. (Score 1) 203

by ehiris (#48725983) Attached to: Why Aren't We Using SSH For Everything?

Yes, work very well but AD integration is kind of a pain. Managing users and groups between the emulator and windows is poorly supported.
I had some issues with it related to people wanting to use it for windows sftp that led my management to having me move all my cygwin/ssh based windows monitoring to WMI, which just sucked. Pretty much switched jobs because of it.

Comment: Re:Too little too late (Score 1) 214

by ehiris (#48333913) Attached to: Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

Exactly, which is the direction I saw Google take. If I was going to stick to a platform that goes into a closed system direction, why not choose to go back to Apple, who makes much sexier products.
So far I'm very happy with the decision since I dig the new iPhone. iTunes is annoying but at least I don't need to have different audio players for music, audiobooks, and I don't need another app to help it decide which player should play what I last paused. Oh, and rescanning all my storage every time I added a few new songs was getting old. I really didn't see a performance degradation after I switched. I most real life situations, it is quite the opposite.

Comment: Too little too late (Score 1, Insightful) 214

by ehiris (#48317383) Attached to: Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

I used to love the openness of Android and I would have never considered iOS. However, after this blatant destruction of what Android and any true open system should stand for, I did not have any reservations getting an iPhone to replace my Galaxy S4.

So long Google, you fucked up. Badly,

Comment: Memory confused with storage on Slashdot? (Score 2) 264

by ehiris (#47953889) Attached to: Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

I'm waiting for the Slashdot story about how obviously no one will ever need more than 640k of memory ever.

I do want to rant out about iPhone 6 memory though. 1GB is ridiculously low. They claim it was a choice to reduce battery use.
Using the gopro with 240 fps on the gopro app on a Galaxy S4 is a nightmare and I envision that it will be the same on the iPhone. Not quite sure how they plan on getting good performance even for in-phone features.

Comment: (Score 2) 142

by ehiris (#47862123) Attached to: Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers

The IP will probably be revealed as being

The judge will accept it as evidence, and the jury will convict because we are still living in a society of imbeciles trying to impose on how everyone should live under the premise that they know better as a collective decider.

We are destroying basic human rights and severely punishing people simply so we can "show them a better path" in life.

It's absurd. Why can't we just close all these ineffective branches of government fighting pseudo crimes already?

Comment: Re:Which Invasion? (Score 2) 205

by ehiris (#47807259) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

I don't know that I'd compare KGB-style fabrication of news with a western-style free press.
Ever since MH17, we are all part of this war. It doesn't have to be within some imaginary lines.
Ukraine's only fault is giving up its nuclear weapons and throwing off the balance.

Comment: Asus RT-AC (Score 1) 427

by ehiris (#47634661) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

I gave in and upgraded from my WRT to an ASUS router.
In the beginning it had major wireless latency issues (every 5th ping was over 100 ms) due to the broadcom wireless driver but after 6 months of complaining and getting nowhere with ASUS, they finally released a firmware that fixed the driver issues.
I really enjoy the speed now and being of 5 Ghz really helps snapping out of my overly congested neighbourhood.

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