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Comment Re:Downgrade? (Score 1) 88

Well, that bites. I wish I had some suggestion for you. Mine is working just fine after the update. Like I said, it was an existing connection - not one I tried to add after the update - but it would seem that it shouldn't work at all given your description.

Comment Re:Downgrade? (Score 1) 88

My only connection at home is a hidden SSID network and it's working fine. Are you saying you can't connect to unknown hiddens? If so, sounds like the XP version of WiFi. That would bite.

Killing WwF, opening each game, not touching any tiles, going back to the home screen, then reopening the game seems to help. But yeah, it locks really easily. I'm surprised they didn't have an update ready. Then again, the app has always been a POS - at least on iOS.

Comment In Other News (Score 1, Informative) 48

Xerox confirms that 2^36 ~= 68G.

So at any point in time, it has the potential to store one point of data from among 68 billion possible points of data. Because. You know. It's 36 bits. To me, that's completely different from being able to store 68 billion data points. I inferred "simultaneously" from that. If it's any consolation, TFA has the same wording as the summary.

Comment Re:To computer geeks: not everything is like softw (Score 1) 31

Not to mention all of the certifications. The argument forming here against that seems to be along the lines of kit car analogies, but if I wanted to build my own car I already would have. Open source has no impact on that. I'm expecting to buy an open source car from someone already built at a steep discount over that of a manufacturer with all of the same warranties and features. How that magically will occur without incurring liability and regulation is seemingly... well, magic.

Comment Re:Recess helps, lunch helps, teachers help (Score 1) 283

See, you're still confused. I don't really have a view. I don't even have a dog in this race. I'm an aerospace engineer. I'm merely pointing out your sweeping generalization and inability to support it. Which, like I said, is no real big deal except you belittled others in advance for doing the same thing. And, frankly, you can't support it because you can't prove poorly defined statements like you made. Now you can try to go all dick-wagging as much as you like with appeals to authority and dismissal of others due to your own pre-defined criteria but it doesn't change the fact that you made a broad statement that's ultimately unsupportable. So go ahead and do another hand-waving dismissal, or post a dozen links in support of what you said (which are only a dozen and you need an extremely large number of all studies ever performed or the vast majority of all literature reviews ever performed to support your statement), or insult me and stalk away claiming that you're "done with me", or whatever other tactic you need to feel like you "won".

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