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Comment: Re:The same as ever: Android (Score 2) 479

by sonicmerlin (#49552663) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

Android was a Blackberry clone until Google saw the original iPhone and knew they had to copy the UI or be instantly obsolete. The UI thread doesn't get priority and Android as a result will never, ever stop having lag issues. The garbage collection also causes microstuttering. The OS also has the worst update system ever conceived. The technology is old and decrepit and doesn't deserve the popularity it has.

Comment: Re:well, why wouldn't they? (Score 3, Insightful) 196

by sonicmerlin (#49534329) Attached to: House Bill Slashes Research Critical To Cybersecurity

The typical conservative response is that we're protecting the world. How that translates to wasting truly historic amounts of money- a degree of expenditure never seen before in human history- on utterly useless pork projects for the military... well that's beyond them.

The absent ones are always at fault.