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Comment Re:*Billions* (Score 1) 170

I agree that Android devices are computers. But iOS? Nope. They are special-purpose appliances built to run software that comes only from the iStore. Until I can access a terminal right on the device, write a C program, compile it with the GNU compiler, and run it right there, it is not a 'computer'.

Comment Re:New Tab (Score 1) 410

Well, apart from the fact that we spent years fixing leaks and usually have the best memory usage of any browser.

I'd like to see some data on that claim. Because all I have seen in my usage and in random internet reviews is that firefox consistently uses the most memory and runs the slowest (lately even IE has become faster).

Comment Re:Why use ABP (Score 1) 410

Since you are not gonna trust anyone's word for it, being open source should be a big plus for you. You can look at the source and build it yourself. No need to trust anyone new. Otherwise just listen to people who know and stop using that sell-out bloated piece of shit known as adblock plus.

Comment Re:Sounds familiar (Score 1) 411

Actually, benchmarks are not at all part of advertising. Only specs are part of advertising. Whether the components will run so and so game at so and so fps for so and so period of time is never advertised. That is something people measure and tell other people to help them make a buying decision. If your testing methodology is flawed (most benchmarks are), you are at fault.

Comment Re:Color me naive.... (Score 1) 411

Exactly this. I was confused till now that how can the car understand it's undergoing emission testing if I insert a probe into the tailpipe. Now I realize that all of you are talking about reading data from the sensors over OBD. That's just stupid. That's like benchmarking a computer by reading the specs. Emissions testing means capturing the smoke out of the exhaust and analyzing it. That's how it's done in my country and that's the only proper way to do it.

Real computer scientists like having a computer on their desk, else how could they read their mail?