For me, its not about the money, its about heat, noise, case size, power draw (as related to PSU sizing) etc. I cant keep the 770 on my desk (noise, heat), but i might be able to keep the 970 on my desk. There are other factors. I will give my 770 to my nephew and get his 750 ti back(another maxwell part) to put in my HTPC. When i talk about power consumption, I'm always more concerned with all the other factors besides actual electricity cost vs capital outlay. While it might not pencil out financially, that doesn't negate the sum of the other gains. IM more concerned with packing more power per watt than saving money.
Yep. IM upgrading my 770 to a 970 just for the power savings.
Fair enough. Stop saying choice is inherently a bad thing. Security is the search for the place between usability and safety. You cant have perfect security, you cant have perfect usability. Its always a compromise. Dont try to tell people they cant have usability in your search for perfect security. Applying 'herd mentality' logic to all computers isnt going to win you many friends here , the idea being you should secure your own stuff not kill choice so you feel safe.
You are silly, have silly ideas and i dont say this often, but you really have no place here on Slashdot with this kind of thinking. It is anathema to what we do here.
DId it ever occur to you that you can have both? I run a fully stock apple phone AND 'anything under the sun' phones and tablets. Just because YOU fear choice doesnt mean it shouldn't be offered.
Its because the philosophy of the two are vastly different. Apple limits functionality for ease of use and profit protection, Android tries to give as much user freedom as is possible. Apple has no problem saying 'Thou shalt not do that, because i said so'. OF COURSE these two philosophies are going to clash.
It DOSNT work quite well for people on hardware below iphone 5. Airdrop is another proprietary piece of shit. Call me when an android user can share a file to an Apple user with AirDrop. Until then its shite.
Yes, but it does require iphone 5 or above......
I actually like the Sony NFC nub. I have one on my a6000 camera. What is it you dont like about the Z2? The Z3 has some features im interested in (multi wifi camera control) but i would love to hear your take on the Z2.
WHAT? Bluetooth is a full data sharing protocol. You can send files across it. Why do you think Bluetooth only does what you describe?
When i tried it on Ubuntu 12, and 13, i still had X blanking the screen. X has a hard-on for blanking the screen above and beyond the standard power saving stuff.
Netflix requires silverlight on windows and OSX only. Buy a cheap dongle that runs Netflix.
Ugh. You cant even stop the screen from blanking in Ubuntu without executing SEVERAL command lines involving 3 separate processes. I like Linux, but damn they make shit harder than it needs to be sometimes. I would LOVE for Linux to at least have feature parity in simple stuff like disabling screen blanking. That sort of thing should be exposed in the UI, there is no excuse for that kind of incompetence.
Why in the FUCK should VISITORS being paying for local services? Isnt the fire dept funded through property taxes? Fuck you and people like you who think its wise to tax the shit out of visitors.
Did it ever occur to you that these taxes and fees are straight up local robbery?