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Comment: Re:Just make it fully standards compliant... (Score 4, Informative) 413

Why did mods mark it troll? He is perfectly accurate. Microsoft is *STILL* doing it these days. Right now, my favorite is the one where when your client sends a SYN, and the server responds with a RST, the client sends a couple more SYNs, you know, just in case the app wasn't really sure if it wanted to talk or not... There's even a kb article on it, and a registry setting. Which has a minimum setting of two - so no matter what you do, it will send out two extra spurious SYNs.

We really need a TCP/MS for all the crap they pull.

Comment: Re:How? Blackberry Q10 and Silent Circle Blackphon (Score 1) 164

by the_B0fh (#47642797) Attached to: F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

Uh, you have been following the news right, the ones where Blackberry voluntarily agrees to give whole sale all the information they have to governments like India, Saudi Arabia, etc?

You know, the phone where *ALL* your data have to pass through their data centers?

Comment: timing - which year (Score 2) 72

by SteveWoz (#47628049) Attached to: Expensive Hotels Really Do Have Faster Wi-Fi

I travel a ton and stay in dozens of different hotels every year. Domestically, and in maybe 50% of the foreign cases, the high priced hotels had worse and slower internet up until a couple of years ago. For the last 2 years they have gotten better, on the average. Oh, I was in a 5-star Vegas resort last night that had horrible bandwidth. In the past, my joke was accurate that the difference between a Four Seasons (just an example) and a Super 8 is that at the Super 8 the internet worked and was free. The most important thing to me in a hotel is computer use. The fancy suites in major hotels are often set up for entertaining friends and DON'T even have a computer desk. I ask my wife to book me into Super 8's whenever possible.

Comment: Re:Much ado about nothing (Score 1) 281

To quote the professor:

Yet that’s all it shows: People suddenly feel that their phone is slowing down. It doesn’t show that our iPhones actually became slower.

And really, if you want new functionality - which requires new code, are you telling me it doesn't make sense that it will take up more memory and CPU cycles, and therefore "slower" ?

Unless someone finds a "if old phone, wait() and wait more()", even the "optimizing for new phone" argument is bullshit, because Apple pushes out an image specific to your phone (i.e., iOS 6 for iPhone 4 is different from iOS 6 for iPhone 4S is different from iOS 6 for iPhone 5).

Why is everything a conspiracy theory with you?

How many weeks are there in a light year?