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Comment: Re:It's bullshit (Score 1) 190

3. There are actually two networks, sending identical data for redundancy. Now guess what happens if one of the networks sends different data than the other? Right: The offending port / device gets shut down.

If there are only two networks, how do you know which one is sending the wrong data?

Comment: Re:Seen something similar before (Score 1) 152

by kbg (#49671969) Attached to: The Best Way To Protect Real Passwords: Create Fake Ones

Actually what will happens is that some users will use a cracked version as some sort of trial and then buy the real version if they are satisfied with the program. This is what I have sometimes done when the software doesn't have any trial versions available to test. But if you have quiet crashes, corruption or weirdness in your program the users will think that your program is just really crappy, stop using it and never buy it.

Comment: Re:Everything non Android (Score 1) 484

by kbg (#49556361) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

My experience is completely different. I have Google Nexus 10, Samsung S4 and some other phones running Android. On each and every one they are slow as hell, just swiping between screens is really slow sometimes and the core UI is unresponsive lot of times. Of course I am a power user and have a lot of apps installed but that shouldn't affect the Android OS and the UI response unless of course the Android OS is buggy.

Comment: Everything non Android (Score 1) 484

by kbg (#49554153) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

Anything that does not run Android. Google unfortunately is focusing on fancy look but doesn't care about all the myriads of core bugs that are present in the system. Google is also removing critical core functionality in every new release of Android. Android used to be very good in 2010 but each new version becomes slower and slower and unusable.

Comment: Re:Google please stop removing features (Score 2) 172

by kbg (#49223187) Attached to: Google Announces Android 5.1

Not specially in 5.1 but in all versions. What has been removed/disabled:
- Ability to control Airplane mode programmatically
- Ability to control Data mode programmatically
- Ability to control interruption/silent mode programmatically
- Ability to control system volume programmatically
- No control of how lock screen icon appear programmatically
- No write access to SD card from apps

These are just the ones from the top of my head.

Comment: Google please stop removing features (Score 1, Troll) 172

by kbg (#49220601) Attached to: Google Announces Android 5.1

For goods sake stop removing features and disabling stuff. There is no point in having an app platform when the apps can do less and less with every new release because you just removed important features from the system.

Android uses to be great when it was in version 2.1 or something, but now every new version gets worse and worse and more bugs are introduced and more stuff breaks.

Comment: Re:Depends... (Score 1) 170

by kbg (#48615769) Attached to: Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

I don't have anything against law enforcement having the ability through the court system to wire tap. What I am against is when phone companies pretend that this doesn't exists. So this is not "end-to-end" encryption, it should be called "end-to-end except as required by law" encryption

Comment: Re:Intelligence and Consciousness (Score 1) 455

by kbg (#48448005) Attached to: Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

No it is actually very likely that machines will be sentient. You see, we are made of molecules arranged in a special way. Our body and brain is completely made out of matter. So if we could arrange molecules in a similiar way that is in our brain we would actually have created a sentient being. Consciousness is just a by-product of intelligence. If you are intelligent enough you will understand your own existence. There is no difference between Intelligence and Consciousness

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