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Comment They Never thought he had a bomb... (Score 4, Insightful) 361

Read this somewhere, humor with a hint of truth (and I paraphrase):

Girl: They thought he had a bomb
Guy: No they didn't think he had a bomb
Girl: Yes they did
They didn't evacuate the school like you would if he had a bomb.
They didn't call bomb squad like you would if he had a bomb.
They took pictures of the contraption which you wouldn't have time for if it was a bomb.
They put the contraption in a cop car which you wouldn't do if he had a bomb.

They didn't think it was a bomb.

Comment Love my Android but... (Score 2) 174

I have never owned an iOS device, in fact I stick to Nexus devices with a 3 month S4 stint few years back.

I still don't want to move to iOS, but I am pissed at the android manufacturers.

Why can't they give me better battery life, LG G4 has a 3000mah battery, iPhone 6 has 1810mah, then how the hell does it manage to last longer than the G4.

Fortunately Camera's are starting to compete and exceed, but the battery life still sucks.

Yes, I know the android's do more, the services from different apps keep running, but thats the wrong design IMO. All apps should rely on push from servers which Google should take ownership, how it will work in the most efficient way.

So basically, few years of nexus from one to 5 and a few tablets like 7 and 10, I am at a loss.

Wife has the iPhone, and clearly, I don't like what I see there and the Android guys haven't got their act together where they can give me a price/feature benefit as well as a device "better" in all respects to iPhone, which fortunately ot unfortunately is still the king.

Comment Re:Arrogance? (Score -1, Troll) 867

Its not like they are installing it. Its just downloaded and you can always remove it by saying you don't want Windows 10.

I found it rather handy, an icon says windows 10 is ready for install, and it installs if you so choose to. In fact, on my laptop, which often stays turned off, I decided I like Windows 10 and want it there too, since the laptop stays off, it downloaded for a few days before I could install/upgrade it

The experience on my desktop was much smoother.

And no, its not at all like Apple/U2, there you had it forced, here it stays dormant unless you decide to either install it or not.

Comment Was your stethoscope 3D printed in Gaza? (Score 3) 54

It seems there are a lot of restrictions on what can be imported into gaza as there is a risk technologies might fall into terrorist hands and used for nefarious purpose. Under this, is it really possible to import a 3D printer into gaza for such tasks?

Comment Re:Consoles and couches (Score 1) 147

What halo provides is a level playing field where average Jor can turn on and start playing, no fiddling with PC configuration, no over clocking, just simply powering up of an appliance.

PCs with K+M provide better gaming experience much in the same way as a personal helicopter commute would be so much better compared to public transit or cars.

Comment Business not changed... (Score 1) 25

The crux of the media conglomerates problem is their greed. We all know that, stating the obvious here, but as technology changed, they wanted to keep the same price and increase their profits, no problem, we all want that. The only problem, profits need to be in line "value added" by them. Back through history, they had to manage physical media, record goes through manufacturing, distribution and advertisement. Now, its pretty much just advertisement. Even that is mostly online now, no more putting big posters throughout the country side. No more 60 feet across billboards, just and advert on a site.

So why is the cost still $50 for a bluray, I don't know. I just can't justify it, hell, there is so much more entertainment out there that I don't even bother downloading these movies, when I can grab a copy of GTA, Destiny, COD and have a much more engaging social entertainment with my friends spread across the world, why do I bother watching a movie at all. I mean a $0.99 game on app store provides orders of more entertainment than watching a movie.

Comment Re:Where are all the "moderate" Muslims? (Score 1) 241

Speaking as a muslim, I do always condemn them.

Unfortunately, your logic is flawed, I live in North America, these people are killing muslims in their own countries. Those children that died when Taliban carried an attach on Peshawar school were all muslim's.

So its idiotic to think that these extremist will listen to me, who lives in Canada, shops in these malls and hell, condemn them every opportunity I get.

As a side note, heard an interview from a Taleban lunatic recently, you may not know, but he sounded like G.W.Bush, literally saying that you are either a Taleban or against them, which means you (me) a valid target.

So please, rest of muslim's are already with any other sane person and condemn them, vocally too. But you don't go out condemning every lunatic christian, nor will I, I have a 9-5 job, kids to look after. Medical appointments to meet and car to service. When was the last time you went to a street to protest, I never have, likely won't either. Those who understand this, I appreciate them, those who won't, I don't care.

Comment Re:node is going away. (Score 1) 319

Being a Java Developer, I am biased. Java lets you do things, large projects, deliver goods that need to be delivered. Tons of developers and extremely good set of third party libraries. Complete technology stacks from the likes of Apache and Spring.

Tomcat is one such solution, Java has such a large open source momentum behind it that I can't imagine the problems you are describing are show stoppers, else someone would have fixed them.

Last I checked, Maven had 860,000 artifacts, hard for a language to become so large if it has glaring holes. Hard for people to submit that much open source code and not fix the issues you describe.

I guess I am one of a million qualified madmen you talk off, 9 out of 10 times a stack trace tells me what the issue is, so don't blame java because you don't know how to read a error log.

Comment Not just Russia.. its global internet isolation. (Score 1) 157

Resources have a way of not having boundaries, radio waves, land, water... and internet.

We have already put man made boundaries on other resources, so why not internet. It is just inevitable. The sad bit is that internet is not like land or water, there is abundance of it, unfortunately we just don't know how to handle abundance.

Comment Re:Why do we call remote quadrotors "drones"? (Score 1) 42

$1000 is way too much. I can build one for $300 that can take off, take (waypoint/altitude) mission off an Android device or PC (wireless). Navigate all on its own, trigger a few relays or servos (to do what ever) come back and land. Fly time around 17-20 minutes with a payload of 500g and a total weight of say 1.5 kg.

In space, no one can hear you fart.