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Comment: Re:I am afraid the answer is, "Yes!" (Score 1) 509 509

by skirmish666 (#50002677) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Post-Install Windows Slowdowns Inevitable?

Ask Slashdot: Are Post-Install Windows Slowdowns Inevitable?

When patches and updates together end up being larger than the original [OEM] install, you can see why the slowdown is inevitable.

Sounds easy to see why. No?

No... Why don't my other OS's slow down when I update them?

Comment: Re:So Austrailia (Score 2) 57 57

by skirmish666 (#49969831) Attached to: Australia Passes Site-Blocking Legislation

has gone back to its roots as a Prison Colony again?

Well spotted. It's a little known fact that England sent all of its internet copyright infringers over to Australia in 1788. Of course this was only after America declared independence and stopped accepting England's internet copyright infringers.

Comment: Re:Just a thought (Score 1) 57 57

by skirmish666 (#49969695) Attached to: Australia Passes Site-Blocking Legislation

Maybe you shouldn't elect those people.

This legislation had bi-partisan support, so unless the majority of seats were populated by an independent or a member of one of smaller parties such as the greens, not much would have changed.

Incidentally the greens are doing a lot better these last few elections than they have in the past... go figure.

Comment: Re:dont' engage it with people there? (Score 5, Informative) 392 392

The article seems to indicate that hammering the accelerator bypasses the pedestrian avoidance system. So, whether or not one was installed, activated and functioning correctly the driver still would have hit those pedestrians because of the way they were driving.

Comment: Re:The plural of "anecdote" is not "data". (Score 1) 484 484

by skirmish666 (#49552657) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

So, how do you "look at" an iPhone?

An iPhone doesn't have syslog, an event viewer or console. It doesn't have debugging tools. It doesn't have a task manager or activity monitor that shows you what's using the most CPU or memory. It doesn't have strace.

Mine does. Ofc if yours doesn't you could always take it to an authorised service centre and get the logic board tested.

Comment: Changed for me (Score 1) 420 420

by skirmish666 (#49153213) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?

The first time I saw the picture I could swear it was white / gold. I could see a slight blue hue to the white part but it was more or less white with gold.

After I read another article and saw the dress in a catalogue I read the first article again and it appeared blue / black. I couldn't believe it appeared so differently and had to check I was reading the same article with the same photo again.

Comment: Re:International Copyright (Score 1) 172 172

by skirmish666 (#47922119) Attached to: Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users
Shareholder value is not explicitly the licencing problem, there are exclusivity issues as well.
The point I was highlighting in regards to the theoretical put forward is that they won't (can't) if there's an option that adds more value to their organization.

Chemist who falls in acid will be tripping for weeks.