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Comment: Re:Country that forbids use to internet (Score 2) 236

You missed my point. They may appear that they have a decent cyber unit. But we know from their missile tests that were utter failure that is probably more than a wish than a reality.

In US, NSA hires talented hackers/programmers, as their skills are already established. For that to work, they need all population to have access to the internet.. So how does NK does same when they forbid the internet to the masses? Even if they had prospective talent, they would not be able to recognize them.

Comment: Old hardware on the new OS (Score 0) 57

by postmortem (#48412267) Attached to: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored

It is funny with all these new operating systems supposed to be faster on the old devices; yet less and less of these old devices can actually run them.
These reviews claiming otherwise are pure marketing.

OS improvements usually come with a different cost: new bloat. Hence at some point your old hardware will not work good enough with the new OS. Or whoever made the hardware has no desire to support the new OS once they have sold you the device.
It is more obvious with Apple devices, although that can be attributed to a desire to force millions of devices becoming obsolete, so that new can be sold.

Another truth is that some tablets with Tegra chipsets newer ran any Android well enough as CPU performance was bad, so no OS can fix that. no matter how many ROMs you try, overclocking, etc.

Comment: Re:Early adopters - Glass is another Segway (Score 1) 154

What the Segway folks didn't count on was that top Segway speeds would never be compatible with walking speed on a sidewalk. What the Google folks didn't count on was that Google Glass would never be compatible with folks who don't want to feel like everyone is watching/recording them. Google Glass is going to end up s a niche product, just like the Segway.

Comment: IDE war - it is like browser war (Score 1, Informative) 192

by postmortem (#48395459) Attached to: Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

.. and MS loses again. MS was left in dust by Netbeans and Eclipse. They do much more, and all for free. Both have strong open source community that shells out useful plugins that extend the many languages that are supported. So finally MS decided to play catch-up game.

And there are some that still believe Visual Studio is the best. In reality VS is same as IE vs rest: IE is slowest, least compliant, least open, least extensible.

Comment: HoPeless (Score 5, Insightful) 118

From Carly Fiorina, on, hp has been lacking in leadership, and vision. Hewlett and Packard built a great company, only to have it destroyed by poseurs. Meg Whitman is the latest one - using smoke and mirrors to drive bumps in the stock price. We all know how this is going to end - eventual parting out to companies like Lenovo, Samsung - you name it. Whitman and other insiders will walk away with millions. hp's last 10 years is perfect representation of executive and Board incompetence.

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