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+ - Which smartphone is stable these days?

Submitted by janimal
janimal writes: It used to be true that the iPhone was the smartphone that "just works". Ever since the 4S days, this has been true less and less with each generation. My wife's iPhone 6 needs to be restarted several times per week for things like internet search or making calls to work. An older 5S I'm using also doesn't consistently stream to Apple TV, doesn't display song names correctly on Apple TV and third party peripherals (like a Mercedes Benz). In short, the mainstay of Apple that is quality is fast receding. In your opinion, which smartphone brand these days is taking up the slack and delivering a fully featured smartphone that "just works"?

Comment: Re:Break the key apart? (Score 1) 134

by murkwood7 (#49456999) Attached to: U.S. Gov't Grapples With Clash Between Privacy, Security

Disclaimer: IANAL. This post is, however, legal advice, and creates an attorney-client relationship.

By claiming to be an attorney, (as in you are giving legal advice, thus laying claim to the attorney side of the attorney-client phrase), you _are_ claiming to be a lawyer:

Thus, YOU are the evil one :)

Comment: Re:masdf (Score 1) 297

So once again, the FBI entraps someone by convincing them to carry out an attack so that they can stop it and pretend to be heroes. How about actually stopping attacks that you haven't yourself created? Oh, right. That count is still at zero. And I guess you need to justify all your bullshit somehow.

Says a lot, coming from a fucking C.

Comment: Re:More false information (Score 1) 104

by murkwood7 (#49431563) Attached to: Biometrics Are Making Espionage Harder

I have a current driving licence, a current passport, etc. all the usual gubbins and have not once been required to give either of the above.

I find this assertion difficult to believe. Not saying it isn't true. Just find it difficult to believe

I would say that, at the very least, you have not visited the US in the last 10-20 years.

The EU? I find it _impossible_ to believe they don't collect _some_ biometric information on its citizens. Especially for an identity type document, say a drivers license, or a passport.

Jus' sayin'

Comment: complications piled on complications (Score 1) 1

Just a thought: You, or Google, or somebody, is introducing a (small) complication (altering an email address) in peoples already over-complicated lives. It makes it seem like they now have two email addresses to maintain. I understand that it is designed to make peoples lives easier in the long run but they may not see that.

+ - Keeps the Airspace Above Your Home Drone-Free->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula writes: About the only thing growing quicker than the number of privately owned drones is the level of concern surrounding them. Questions of privacy and how these things can be regulated are pretty well-founded, but are so far yet to be met with any convincing answers. may go some way to providing a solution, allowing users to enter their address to create drone-free zones in the airspace over their homes.
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Comment: Re:Compute per watt (Score 1) 82

by murkwood7 (#48916473) Attached to: Modular Smartphones Could Be Reused As Computer Clusters

Until we reach a point where compute per watt stabilizes, it is highly unlikely that anyone would be interested in using old components to build a cluster.

The first clusters WERE 'old components'. Not all of us had budgets that allowed the latest technology. Some of us didn't HAVE a budget, just a roomfull of 'old components'.

In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll