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Comment: Re:Memory doesn't cost that much. (Score 1) 215

by ericloewe (#47954539) Attached to: Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

Or, they could simply write a decent OS, that can handle the Oh-so-difficult (/s) task of loading applications from external storage.

Maybe, in a distant future, iOS will have feature parity with Symbian. Right now, it's ridiculous that of the three major mobile OSes, none of them does everything that Symbian did back in the day.

Comment: Re:"CipherShed" (Score 1) 241

by ericloewe (#47949233) Attached to: TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

To make things worse, GIMP is an acronym that includes a backronym.

The ATA guys really like their silly nested acronyms like nobody else, though. Seriously, whose brilliant idea was "eSATAp".
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Comment: Re:I doubt your doubt (Score 1) 222

by ericloewe (#47893161) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Who said anything about holding stock back?

It's as simple as launching before there's enough stock for a reasonable launch. Let's not forget some suppliers where complaining of a very late design change to the screen.

And they do need the hype - they have a large portion of customers who are more likely to be repeat customers if they're gently pushed to upgrade instead of waiting.

Your doubts have no substance. The questions you asked have many possible answers - both in favor and against an artificial scarcity.

Comment: Re:Unified Kernel (Score 1) 352

by ericloewe (#47884999) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

All versions of Windows are now based on Windows NT. That's why WP7 users didn't get an update to WP8 - every single driver would've needed a rewrite.

I wouldn't call it dumb - the tiny gains related to a custom kernel are far outweighed by the many advantages of commonality, like easy hardware support (one driver is enough for all Windows devices) and easy API portability.

Remember, UNIX spelled backwards is XINU. -- Mt.