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Comment Re:Photoshop, anybody (Score 1) 139

...only if you're targeting other Mac users. Since everyone else in North Korea is using PCs, Kim might not be using the right tool for the job.

Of course some people think Macs are great status symbols. Kim probably thinks that he's the envy of all his Generals. They probably just think it's a big and intolerable dufus with this whole Apple think just being the tip of the iceberg.

Comment Re:The problem is user error. (Score 1) 398

Never mind nearby towns. Google isn't even smart enough to realize that perhaps you want the closest variant of "streetname" rather than one 2000 miles away. This aspect of Google maps never ceases to annoy.

Tech built into cars is always behind after market devices including replacement in-dash units.

Comment Re:"sexual misconduct"? (Score 1) 261

Yes. Suddenly it occurs to the SJWs that perhaps the standards we impose on minors should now be imposed on people that are supposed to be adults.

I can understand the power issues with letting adult students consort with teachers. Although banning such relationship has not been the rule previously. It simply wasn't the standard.

Now the standard is changing.

So things that were once thought perfectly fine are now suddenly "illegal".

Perhaps a memo should be distributed to everyone regarding the new rules.

Comment Re:What? (Score 0) 261

No. It sounds like a bunch of cry babies whining that they got hit on. Some of it sounds potentially genuine and a lot of it sounds like the re-introduction of Victorian prudishness. Either way, excusing victims for not coming forward serves no useful purpose. Empowering their victimhood only adds to whatever problem you seem to perceive.

You are contributing to the culture of victimhood that women are indoctrinated into. It's this culture of being prey (social and otherwise), that's at the heart of this situation.

Comment Re:The germ theory of disease is settled, too. (Score 1) 551

Actually, that's what we need to be spending our money on and we don't seem to be doing that at all in the "climate science" area. The propaganda machine has been whining that the sky is falling. Once you embrace that, it's simply time to move on. You move on how to fix the problem or survive it.

Chicken Little becomes irrelevant the moment that people start listening to him.

There's some well regarded English figurehead of some sort that's basically been saying this for a long time now. "OK, we're fucked. Now what?"

We have graduated from the "yeah, germs do exist" phase of this particular calamity.

Comment Re:Want big Hollywood movies? Eliminate Hollywood (Score 1) 144

A cracked copy is always going to more be useful. A player that does things it's not allowed to, is always going to be more useful than one that does not. The so-called copy-protection schemes don't do any thing of the sort and never did. All they do is reduce the usefulness of "legitimate paid for copies".

Even if you actually did pay for it, it's still more useful to strip the DRM yourself or have someone else do it for you.

That's even assuming that the work in question is being made available.

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 1) 144

> 1: Satellite is hack-proof, and hasn't been compromised.
> 2: The latest HDCP handshake has been the bane of pirates everywhere.
> 3: Blu-Ray (BD+ actually) has yet to be cracked.

I think these three are just wrong.

I decrypt BDs all the time myself. The other two also have well known cracks that are often discussed in forums more specialized than this one.

Or were you attempting sarcasm...

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 1) 144

> Old music outsells new music because there's more of it.

The new shiny shiny should be able to outsell the back catalog regardless. The new shiny shiny is getting all of the marketing support. The fact that the back catalog is selling better than the new stuff is still pathetic, even if it's only in the aggregate.

Comment Re:Depends on your data (Score 1) 185

No. You cannot get a 1TB SSD for a "decent price" in any form factor.

People seem to be forgetting that this is the consumer market where people would rather "eat dirt" so long as it's a bargain. This is the same market that favored the command line over the GUI based on cost.

Based on price, a 1TB SSD is an enthusiast item only. Even that's pushing things.

Whereas multi-TB spinning rust comes in multiple form factors that truly does qualify as "decently priced".

Comment Re:Flash won already (Score -1, Troll) 185

A mere 256G isn't even going to hold Linux + Games.

Once you start getting into AAA titles and the accumulation of same over time, 256G just isn't going to cut it for the "Windows + Games" use case.

Even phones have managed to catch up to that level of storage.

I find it amusing that someone thinks that Windows can manage with so little. With various sorts of "artistic" assets only growing larger and larger, even the rubes are likely to accumulate stuff even if they aren't trying.

Comment Re:Wake me up when there's a patch (Score 1) 136

> So you want to go back to shell scripts? A system in the style of your father's CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT is what you want?

That presupposes that a DOS batch file is anything like a Unix shell script. All you've really done is demonstrate how utterly clueless you are about either of the things you're whining about.

People who have no clue, should be in no position to force anyone else to "abandon the past". They simply aren't qualified to judge. This is the fundemental problem with the SystemD crowd. They are idiots distracted by shiny objects.

Comment Re:FFS Storm in a teacup (Score 2) 132

The GPL is about implementations. So is any other license as that is the domain of copyright. The concept of "original ideas" is fundementally flawed and doesn't even match up with any existing form of "intellectual property". It is inappropriate in scope from a purely legal point of view. It's a pro-corporate distortion of the current legal framework.

From an academic viewpoint (as in University academia), then entire notion of "original ideas" in computer science is laughable. Computer science is full of recycled ideas and things that just haven't been implemented in consumer devices yet. What you think is an "original idea" probably isn't.

Not that this is a wild or unique insight. There are elements of primary education that undermine the notion "unique ideas".

Although ultimately considerations of "laws and ethics" should at least reflect the actual law.

Comment Re:Open Source (Score 1) 167

> Oh yeah, all you have to do is this and that. That is why I say "in spirit". Android is about as open as iOS. Linux is Open.

all except for that inconvenient detail that you just glossed over.

They allow for alternate sources of apps. The method of allowing this is so simple that even a blithering idiot (or an Apple user) can manage it.

Conceptually, it's pretty similar to adding a PPA to Ubuntu.

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