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Comment: Re:Depends on the specs. (Score 1) 205

by jellomizer (#47972977) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

The specs matter when what you are doing needs is.
The new iPhone has a bigger screen so that means more pixels to manage. So you need a better GPU.
Now the OS can make a difference as well. iPhone focuses on app experience, android on app performance. Both are good and have their trade offs.
So the iOS device may need more specs to do the same as the android. But that is expected as to get the better experience it needs to do more.

However if what you do is good enough. Don't upgrade.

Comment: Re:If you're not smart enough to realize this is B (Score 3, Funny) 234

by jellomizer (#47967425) Attached to: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Gullibility unfortunately is a survival mechanism.
Part of our nature to form communities and work as a group. Gullibility allows us not to waste time thinking about consequences if someone else seems to know the answer. We use less brain power, increasing our energy level needing less food, and could survive the next day.

Comment: Ask him about his opinion when he is 74 (Score 1) 431

by jellomizer (#47967085) Attached to: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

We look with pity at the elderly.
It is because when we are a kid and are traumatized by the fact that we will die.
We get older, we get gray hair, then we will die.
As a kid when we get that idea it puts us into shock and really scares us. While we learn to deal with it, the initial fear is still there.

Wanting to die young seems more comforting as you won't see it coming.
 

Comment: Re:The article isn't any better. (Score 1) 707

by jellomizer (#47965365) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Science is a tool used by engineers. An important one.
However many things are engineered without science, but with intuition, instead.

I use to live in a 100+ year old house. The structure was ridiculously over done. 12x12 logs holing up the roof, The bricks were 5 layers deep. In essence it was engineered by someone without strong science knowledge. He just figured more is better. So it was over engineered because of lack of knowledge of the science.

Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 1) 493

by jellomizer (#47962919) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

How does slow not make it operate properly?

I guess it comes down too if you want the features or speed

IOS 7 was the last OS for the iPhone 4
iOS 8 is the last for the 4s
I expect the following for the future...
iOS 9 for the 5
iOS 10 for the 5s / 5c
iOS 11 for the 6
iOS 12 for the 6s ...

If you want good performance don't upgrade to the last cycle.

Comment: Re:DRM should not be in HTML5 (Score 1) 177

by jellomizer (#47949501) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Well you could stop blindly following such a strict definition of free software.

DRM is hear and it is going to stay.
Why?
Back in the analog days. We had tape for VHS. Sure you can copy it. But after 2 or 3 copies of copies the quality degrades. So to mass share VHS movies ends up being costly with poor quality over generations.

Then we had CD's where at the time they held more data then you could really fit on your drive. So you had non-DRM data however because you couldn't store it on something other then other CD's which were costly in themselves. As well would take hours to download.

Today with the internet and modern computers we can ship and store massive amounts of data there. In Economic terms digital data has nearly infinite supply thus making its cost to $0.00.
However to make such data costs money, so safeguards to artificially limit supply to keep prices higher are implemented aka DRM.
Now what would happen if there wasn't DRM.
Netflix would still be shipping you DVD in the mail, you will have to buy all your music on CD's. They would probably even stop CD's and push Records or Tape. As to prevent digital copying.

The fact that for $10.00 a month you get unlimited movies off of Netflix is actually a big gain. And we have to thank DRM for that. Otherwise big companies will not go digital as it will produce too many units and they would be giving it away at a cost.

Comment: If you want a Diet avoid Diet food. (Score 5, Interesting) 294

by jellomizer (#47935761) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

I have lost 75lbs. Part of it was exercise, and the other part is cutting out Diet food from my Diet.
If I want something sweet, I eat something with Real Sugar.
If I want something fattening then I will eat something fattening, like with real butter.

I am not about organic and all natural. But you should focus more on foods that you know of. They will tend to fill you up and stop the craving.
Diet food, doesn't fill you up or solve your craving. So you eat more of it.

Comment: Re:Too Bad (Score 2) 106

I agree,
but I think overall as the characters mature in the show, they become less awkward over time.
With the exception of Sheldon, where I kinda wish they would just come out and state that the character is autistic at some level. Instead of just making him a super scientist who needs to make all these trade-offs in his personal life to be there.
While I do not fall on the recorded Autism spectrum. The way they make Sheldon would be very insulting to people with these problems.

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