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Comment LOL (Score 2) 396

I'd love these California dwelling CEOs to come up to Canada (or even, *gasp* Buffalo) in the middle of February and see how their "self-driving" cars do. Winter is a 6 month reality here and I'm not very interested in a "self-driving" car that works or less than half the year.

Comment Good and bad about 5X (Score 3, Informative) 208

There are both good and bad things about the new Nexus 5X.

Good things: improved CPU/GPU, good camera (but no OIS, although they say they can't because it's 1.55um pixels), good battery, fingerprint reader, USB type-C.

Okay things: similar screen, same amount of RAM, same amount of storage (I assume hatred for 16gb), no SD storage as before.

Negative things: no OIS (as above), no wireless charging (a deal breaker, for many).

Overall seems like a pretty decent device given the price, but there is room they could have improved.

Comment Sold out (Score 2) 308

From the comments it's clear that people think this is a terrible idea, and on a somewhat pro-Linux site that's to be expected. But it should be noted that this kit was way more popular than Adafruit though and they sold out rather quickly with people still asking for it.

It may just be that some people like coding against Windows and are more comfortable with it than Linux.

Comment Re:6 years (Score 4, Insightful) 127

I disagree, I think it's a very smart idea. Regardless of whether QNX is superior or not technically, it no longer matters. They've lost because people want to use what is popular (and has apps), and Android and iOS are it.

If they can take Android, which is open source, and create their own fork of it which is proven to be much more secure yet can still use the Android app eco-system, it could very well be a big hit when combined with good QWERTY phones.

As such, I agree with the OP, they should have done it a long time ago, and I think it's too late now.

DISCLAIMER: I've had a BB Z10 and Q10 since they came out, and love the keyboard, but I also have a Nexus 5 which I use almost exclusively because of all the problems I have with the BB phones.

Comment Article: Speculation (Score 0) 618

What is the point of this article, just to speculate on a bunch of stuff that people don't really know anything about?

These are the exact questions the courts will need to answer, and nobody has enough information (and certainly not more information than the courts will get) to have any sort of insight into this. If people just want a chat-room to discuss rumours, IRC is still available..

Comment Re:1997 called (Score 1) 215

I should also mention that loading the debug version onto a tablet is actually impossible. All of the current top-end tablets and phones (iPad Air, Note 4, etc.) all crash when the uncompressed, unminified and uncombined files are transmitted to it. None of them can take it, except the Surface, if you consider that a tablet (I don't).

As a result, we've had to use emulators on machine with huge amounts of RAM and pray to God the error shows up in the emulator as well. Hopefully we can start taking advantage of Chrome's ability to link debug code to release soon.

Comment Re:1997 called (Score 1) 215

I work on an enterprise Business Intelligence web application, and it is 5.0/5.4MB debug (compressed / uncompressed), and 1.6/3.4MB minified + release (compressed / uncompressed) payload. It's over 700 JavaScript files, 200+ images, lots of CSS etc etc (debug, obviously much of this is combined into 1 when built into release). While it's a massive huge first payload, it successfully loads on tablets and phones etc. as long as they have a decent connection (HSPDA+, LTE or WiFi).

So I suppose I would agree with you. This is about as small as we can realistically make it with the feature set we have, and it's still pretty huge, but it's also a very powerful web application, so this is expected.

Comment Re:That was easy (Score 1) 867

My reaction is that I went to the page and clicked 'download', posted several times about all the issues I had, and finally was told the reason (thank you, you are right). And, instead of getting a message that this happened, I get an awful message. Furthermore, 'upgrading' isn't really possible the way I would want it to be (like it is on OSX and Windows).

Lastly, I've never, ever gotten a version of Windows or OSX that expired within a year and gave cryptic messages when trying to update, and also been unable to directly upgrade it.

All of these issues combined, in addition to the community often being sarcastic towards me, has indeed made me very angry about "Linux" as a whole.

Comment Re:That was easy (Score 1) 867

Take a telling? Is that English? If they don't support it, why was it the link I was brought to from their own home page a year ago? You can use the wayback machine to see it. I stand by everything I've said, and I've noticed you continue to dodge the fact that showing a end-user 404 errors when trying to update is wrong. Why didn't it just tell me exactly what you said?

Comment Re:That was easy (Score 1) 867

Linux Mint 16 was obsolete early last year? It was released on November 13, 2013 ( I have no idea what your point is. I installed it last year, then this year (1 year later) updates didn't work. I don't know any other OS which no longer supports updates after 1 year, let alone shows a '404' when this (if it ever) occurred. Do you still not get it? I don't know how else I can explain this to you. It's like talking to a 5 year old child who thinks he knows everything, except I assume (hope) you're older than that.

Comment Re:That was easy (Score 1) 867

A good analogy, which is funny because my car is manual. Linux Mint offers no way to upgrade in the UI, at all. Showing 404 errors to a user is not acceptable either.

It's not that I *can't* do it, obviously I did. But could my mother? The same person who's been using Windows 7, and Windows 8 successfully for years? She's never had to open a command line, a text editor to edit dist source files, and never had a problem outside of "where can I download this program."

I'm simply trying to convey to those who love Linux why it's not being adopted among the non-tech community, but all I get back is "you're stupid", or "it works fine for me you're an idiot", or "that's how it is." I just find it amazing that everyone is okay with Linux' lack of intuitiveness *outside of the tools*, and lack of UI standardization.

The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.