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Comment Re:Real bad news (Score 2) 336

That sounds like a nice phone, but I think that most people just want a phone that looks cool and "just works". Those are the folks who end up buying or financing a new iPhone.

I'm sure a bunch of Slashdot members want a phone like that, but there probably isn't enough of us to mass producing a phone worthwhile.

Comment Lack of network connectivity is a deal breaker (Score 5, Insightful) 115

Perhaps it's just me, but most of the use cases that I can think of for a small embedded device like the Raspberry Pi Zero require either Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity (preferably Wi-Fi for a mobile applications) to remotely access and administer it.

Since the CHIP has built in Wi-Fi, it just seems more useful for an embedded IoT type application. You could add Wi-Fi pretty easily to the old Raspberry Pi's with a USB Wi-Fi adapter, but even that is more difficult on the Zero because it doesn't have full size USB ports anymore.

I think that I'll pass on this one, and wait for a rev with Wi-Fi.

Comment Nothing to hide (Score 4, Interesting) 75

The "problem" that they're having with threatening to dox Patreon users is that most of them don't have a dirty secret that they're trying to hide like the Ashley Madison folks.

Hey... if you want to "out" people for donating to good causes, go ahead! They'll probably get more sympathy than anything else. Odds are that you're just going to piss off a rival hacking group like Anonymous who's going to return the favor against the scammers.

Comment Re:Sounds like you already have opinions (Score 1) 374

The XBox One was originally based off of Windows 8 and Hyper-V, but the newest version of the XBox software is based off of Windows 10. That's not necessarily a bad thing (it's pretty stable), but I've noticed some odd issues with the controllers becoming unresponsive after the Windows 10 based update.

Comment Re:So AMD called their Hyperthreading a CPU core? (Score 1) 311

It really wasn't AMD who was misleading customers, though. Retailers were the ones who were describing the PC's with these processors as something along the lines "blazing fast 8 core gaming monsters" when in reality they were being outperformed by most Core i5's that were available at the time.

Comment Re:it's been out one week. (Score 1) 129

They can make a lot of software tweaks to add missing features, but they'll still be stuck with that A8 processor and either 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. That alone will be enough to limit the console to games with roughly the complexity of an XBox 360 or Playstation 3. That's not bad for a $199 box, but you won't see many AAA titles any time soon.

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