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Comment Re:Android versions prior to Jelly Bean, version 4 (Score 1) 164 164

How's that iPhone sounding about now?

Literally exactly the same that it sounded before this was announced. I'm going through my list of all of the reasons why I don't have an iPhone, and this announcement doesn't seem to have changed even a single one of those reasons.

Comment Re:And when she reneges (Score 0) 507 507

Pretty much. Although the idea of Bernie Sanders as another FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) frankly scares the hell out of me. We have so many poor immigrants flooding into our country that we're already heading towards another populist South American style form of corruption. Think Venezuela or Argentina; gimme gimme gimme followed by all those assholes in office that promise to deliver, but can't.

Fact is, the math doesn't lie. The Democrats will win. Question is, how radical and populist will the next POTUS and congress be this election before the next one causes total implosion?

Comment Re:Under what authority? (Score 3, Insightful) 261 261

Their permit said that they would not have this wanted fugitive perform. They violated the terms of their permit, so were shut down. This is pretty straightforward and they had to know this would happen - they probably wanted the publicity.

Would the police also have shut them down if they started playing clips of Roman Polanski (wanted in the US for raping a 13 year old girl) movies?

Sure, they can ban him from appearing. But "straightfoward", for effectively playing a movie by someone with an opinion they don't want heard? Yeah, I would call that straightforward - A straightforward violation of the first amendment.

Comment Not serving me (Score 1) 229 229

Tapatalk is one of the most common, and seems to me to prove this point:

The mobile app you are being offered doesn't improve your experience as much as it does the app publisher's revenue. Apps will capture your data, contacts, and history on your mobile when better than your browser.

Apps will act as gateways for other apps, eventually leading to downloading something nasty without your knowledge, or masquerading as something benign.

Apps will force you into a mobile view, like it or not. Good for the site, bad when your mobile is a 10" tablet that shows you a fabulous desktop render.

I abandon them 100% of the time, so far.

Comment Re:DO NOT WANT (Score 1) 74 74

I could be wrong here, but I thought nVidia drivers leveraged the capabilities of the CPU GPU subsystem for co-processing in symbiotic fashion. Meaning, dedicated GPU performance in enhanced with the Intel integrated graphics even if you're not directly using it. Is that not the case?

Comment Two words: analog hole (Score 1) 189 189

Many corporate, "non-Internet" email systems have had "message recall" and "do not forward" features, but these are there just to "keep honest people honest" - they are trivial to defeat.

Even the most sophisticated systems can't easily defeat the "analog hole" of photographing the screen with a film camera (yes, that can be done - movie theaters do it - but it's not really practical in a non-controlled environment).

Comment Re:The important details: Slower and over 540$ (Score 2) 74 74

For all intents and purposes the "pro" part of Iris (bolting on EDRAM to the chip) does allow the GPU to do good graphics. It just isnt cost-competitive to buy a "pro" instead of buying a regular cpu with a discrete gpu card. These iris pro's are truly a ripoff.

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