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Comment: Re: Some good data... (Score 1) 434

I was not complaining, simply correcting a statement.

Offtopic but you asked: I bought Samsung because the hardware is better than the nexus 5 (the 6 is to big for my taste), has a SD card slot and actually some Samsung apps spare me the half assed crap google pulls in order to shove g+ and hangouts down my throat.

Comment: Re:This never works (Score 1) 304

I don't understand. Nobody bothers pirating physical/legal media, that's why DRM only hurts paying customers. Any of the "plebs" knows he can get the file off piratebay and incidentally that file won't require DRM chips, phoning home, standing on your right toe while tickling your left ear in order to play.

Comment: Re:Inaccurate headline. (Score 1) 649

by topologicalanomaly47 (#49518407) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

I'd look at a statistic:

1. How many accidents have happened in the last years due to misprograming of ECUs. (Not damaging brakes trying to replace them, no law will stop the idiot from kiling himself and others)

2. How many independent and small shops that eat into automakers profits will close down due to the impossibility of performing any but the most simple repair jobs? Or how many of the exorbitantly expensive "authorised" programmers they will sell to such shops?

Yes, sure, it's for our safety.

Comment: Re:Why on the ISS? (Score 1) 167

by topologicalanomaly47 (#49518081) Attached to: ISS Could Be Fitted With Lasers To Shoot Down Space Junk

After the humans onboard the ISS test, refine and repeatedly upgrade various aspects of the system, while also shooting stuff that is closest to the ISS in the process nothing stops us from mounting the final all better and improved (tm) version on a satellite in another area of interest.

Comment: How many saying it's crap actually used one? (Score 2) 355

by topologicalanomaly47 (#48956395) Attached to: New Multi-Core Raspberry Pi 2 Launches

I used a few building some hobbyist level stuff and I found it easy to use, tons of software and documentation available in proper english and if you want to build network/internet enabled stuff it's way cheaper than using arduino, pic based stuff or any other thing I found available.

Latest example: I built a nixie clock with ntp sync. Is the pi wildly overpowered? Of course, but the A+ + 8gb microsd card ran me ~22eur plus the cost of a 8gb microsd and a wi-fi adapter (I had those and don't remember the original prices but probably another 10eur). I couln't find any arduino/microchip based solution with wi-fi that was even close to this price. The fact that it runs linux, can pull it's code from git has a sound card and hdmi for future use ideas is a nice bonus too.

I've had friends use allwinner based boards for similar stuff and none had the simple experience the pi provides.

About the new pi I'm much more interested if the USB bus still has the same bugs , if the ethernet is still attached to a usb hub chip, than the processor power it has. If I need networking / storage / multimedia performance I'll buy the proper tool for the job with proven reliability and open source software available not a cheap arm board no matter how good the specs sound on paper.

Comment: Re:Well if that happens, it'll be bye bye Samsung. (Score 2) 243

by topologicalanomaly47 (#48854975) Attached to: Could Tizen Be the Next Android?


I used to say exactly that. I owned a Galaxy S2 in the past and was convinced the above is true. But now after setting up my wife's nexus the S5 I bought for me is a pleasure. After all the crap google pulls just to force G+ down users throats (multiple sms anybody?, facebook pictures for contacts?, etc) the samsung extensions are a pleasure.

Entropy isn't what it used to be.