You sir are indeed a fanboy because you obviously do not even understand what EEE stands for, pay attention...EMBRACE...Get the FOSSies to back and support their Linux based mobile OS above more open choices by basing their Android on the Linux kernel and talking up how open the code is and how you can do anything with it...EXTEND tie all the useful APIs required to actually USE the hardware for anything meaningful behind the Google Playwall, current estimates are that as much as 70% of the top apps on android WILL NOT WORK without the proprietary Google Play APIs. Comprende not functional? EXTINGUISH as the article I linked to shows they are cutting off support for AOSP for their proprietary "Android One" which keeps all the choice bits proprietary, the current deals with hardware manufacturers makes the old MSFT PC deals of the 90s look tame, with clauses that will royally buttfuck the companies if they for instance use AOSP instead of Google Android and with the latest release of Android if you want to do anything more complicated than make a slot machine app? You have to have the Google owned Google Play APIs, all the good APIs are locked behind the Playwall.
So there ya go sparky, how to turn a FOSS OS into another TiVo in less than 3 releases. another couple of releases and AOSP will be as worthless as FreeDOS when it comes to actually running anything people actually want and with everything tied behind the Playwall Android is now no different than Apple or MSFT.
Personally I think its fucking hilarious, the FOSSie faction are so damned stuck in the past and trying to fight the desktop war they aren't even seeing the assraping they are getting from Google, who has banned GPL V3 from their OSes BTW, its 100% verbotten...why do you think that is? Because you are gonna get EEE'd right up the asspipe with android and mark my words Chromebooks as well, become nothing but glorified TiVos, and all because FOSSies can't quit acting like its 19 fucking 99 and Billy Gates still runs the show. Before Google came along? You had a really diverse mobile ecosystem, now? Its Android or nothing, the momentum for anything else just isn't there. Google pulled a EEE better than MSFT could have ever dreamed and now you have the community actually cheering and championing a proprietary OS...fuck that is funny, its ROFL funny how a stupid catchphrase and some lip service could BS the entire lot like that, damned funny!
Riiiight because the site where I go to look at 1970s toys that has no comments or login NEEDS to be HTTPS because....reasons.
Might want to look up the concept of "security theater" bub because all this will do is train users that any site that doesn't show the "bad place" warning is safe to give any and all data along with CC numbers, its the classic "If we only have X then we'll be safe!" with X being whatever magic dust you wanna push today.
Well if what I read on one of the forums (sorry I can't remember which, may have been Tom's) by a person claiming to be a former Seagate employee is true? Seagate suckage makes sense and moreover we now know WHY it happened all of a sudden.
Here is the skinny, according to the insider when Seagate bought Maxtor instead of Seagate making Maxtor better? It brought Seagate down to Maxtor levels. You see Maxtor had these ARM controllers that were dirt cheap to crank out, catch was you had to keep 'em in 5400 RPM drives (and even then they better be well ventilated) because if they got hot 1+1 could equal anything from 1-5 and so the controller would lose its little mind and forget where the end of the drive was and the drive geometry. Of course all the Seagate execs saw was $$$ on how much they'd save on the cost of manufacture so they started using them on ALL Seagate drives and...you know the rest. The reason why you can see a dozen shitty and one good in every batch is that when they run low on the shitty Maxtor chips they will occasionally use some of the more expensive Seagate chips, hence the pearl among the poop.
But after reading that it all made sense, the sudden plummet in quality, why drives below 750GB are good (those chips are based on the old Seagate chips and code) and why we see a good one among the crap, you get lucky on the ARM lotto. It all sadly makes sense, just more short sighted corporate douchebaggery.
Oh please the only ones pulling a EEE is Google but the FOSSies are too busy pretending its 1999 and the desktop is still the battleground to see the buttfucking they are about to get from their supposed "friend"
TFA is beyond simple, BALMER WAS A SHITTY CEO who thought the way you win is by sticking a WinFlag on knockoffs of other people's shit. Flash? Silverlight. Java?
After a decade of the Balmernator squirting his Zune as an Apple wannabe I'd say Nadella is a breath of fresh air and if his common sense moves make the FOSSies miss the Googlefucking until its too late? Bonus.
Wow I so rarely get to use this in a sentence...WHOOSH! Way to miss the point! The point was you need 1.- two countries that give the bird to the US corp interests and 2.- Don't share the bed. Don't like Russia/Vanuatu? How about Brazil and South Africa. Doesn't really matter WHICH two you pick as long as they meet the above requirements.
BTW you might want to remember that perfect is the enemy of good, if you look at any country you can find things that would disqualify it, from protectionism to political correctness there is always gonna be something to bitch about, the point is to sum the differences between the 2 so no one country can just erase the parts that don't follow an agenda. And you really think with all their financial troubles that Russia will declare war on Vanuatu because their DNS records don't match? Really? Might want to check that tinfoil hat mate, might be cutting down on bloodflow.
Yeah IIRC it was 8,1 and you really had to squeeze every drop out of your programs on a VIC.
I took a VB class for shits and giggles in early 2002 and the punk kid next to me ended up expelled because he tried to steal my code. The teacher was an old greybeard and when he told the punk he was getting an F for the entire class for being a cheat the kid claimed he wrote it, the teacher just looked at him and said "Oh really, what computer system did you start out on?" and when the kid said "Windows 98 the teacher said "get your stuff and get out of my class because you have shown yourself to be both a cheat AND a liar and I will now prove it to the class" and threw my code up on the screen
He asked the class "What do you notice about this code that is "different" than what I have taught you?" and some girl in the back said "Why is all the lines numbered, and what is a GOTO?" and he laughed and said "Back in the days you would number lines of code and use the GOTO to jump between bits of code because it cut down on memory usage. If you didn't know what you were doing it would blow up in your face but if you did it was VERY efficient. This style of coding went out of style when the old BASIC computers quit being sold in the late 80s so that is how I knew he was lying, a Win98 user wouldn't write code in that manner". He then looked at the code for a second and said "Atari or Commodore?" and I laughed and said "VIC20 but how did you know?" and he laughed and said "Atari and Commodore BASIC lent itself to that particular coding style, efficient as hell but as subtle as a chainsaw". But the funny part is you can take the old Commodore BASIC syntax and it runs great on VB6, I was able to breeze through the class by just reliving my days on the VIC...no PEEKing and POKEing though sadly.
Corporations aren't people, stop trying to treat them like fucking people! Jesus Tap Dancing Christ on a cracker I'm REALLY see of corporate booty kissing by my fellow Americans, no wonder our country has gone to absolute shit! News Flash genius you have a corp CONSPIRING TO BRIBE PUBLIC OFFICIALS, if that isn't fucking news worthy? Then you might as well just make the corps fucking kings and STFU, because all that will be left is corp fascism.
So sorry but they gave up their right to privacy when they started conspiring to perform criminal acts, full stop, and if this country wasn't already beyond fucking redemption people would be going to jail over that email.
You ain't telling me nothing because I have a customer who has all the early Kiss albums on the very first CD releases and he came to me complaining that "These new CDs don't sound right, I think my PC is messed up" but when I threw an MP3 rip of Strutter from his first run CDs in Audacity? There was peaks, valleys, actual HEADROOM on the recording. Took the exact same song from the exact same album from his recent box set? it was just a fucking wall, literally it was just slammed to the max from the first note to the last and sounded like shit.
So if you like classic albums? Get 'em on the first CD releases, you can probably find 'em on eBay. Avoid any new releases like the plague as the loudness war just shits on every thing it touches. Didn't matter the artist either we tried several from his collection and it was all the same, the first run CDs sounded great while the later releases? Garbage.