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Comment: Re:Why do companies keep thinking people *want* th (Score 1) 77

by kamapuaa (#49633501) Attached to: Ubuntu May Beat Windows 10 To Phone-PC Convergence After All

real work on real computers and we don't want to have to suffer through an over simplified touch-screen/mobile user interface because it gets in the way of us getting real work done. The best course going forward is for the OS developers to understand that and leave us with a choice of UI so that different people can use different systems for different things the way we want to use them.

An Apple A8 is more than powerful enough for the big important work you do. And Windows 10 or Ubuntu would alter the interface depending on whether your using it as a PC or as a phone (as was mentioned in both the article and in the reply you quoted).

Comment: Re:Why do companies keep thinking people *want* th (Score 1) 77

by kamapuaa (#49632931) Attached to: Ubuntu May Beat Windows 10 To Phone-PC Convergence After All

Do you really use them for wildly different tasks? Surely you browse the web and check your e-mail on each. Surely there's files you have on each.

I think the ideal would be a phone that had a single program with multiple modes. When (say) Word was in phone mode, Word mostly let you browse files and make simple edits. When a monitor was attached, you got the full version of Word.

And I'm guessing the current generation of mobile phone processors are already powerful enough for the desktop for most people, unless they game or do heavy graphic/video processing.

Comment: Re:One Criterion Missing (Score 1) 403

by kamapuaa (#49617261) Attached to: No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive

The device has not been proven to work. The amount of thrust was minimal, equivalent to the weight of a grain of sand. The same amount of thrust was detected, even when the experiment was configured to do nothing at all.

If this works, it would have amazing implications for humanity. I hope it does, and I'm sure they'll continue doing research. But it certainly hasn't been proven to work, and I would say it's overwhelmingly unlikely. OK I'm just some random guy on Slashdot, but Elon Musk (among many others) have also expressed their doubts.

Comment: The guy completely misses the point (Score 1) 65

by kamapuaa (#49613353) Attached to: Accessibility In Linux Is Good (But Could Be Much Better)

I read both his articles, and they're actually about "which development environment for disabled users is more open-source friendly." What the fuck? Obviously, Linux is going to be, so what? And there isn't a single word about which is actually better for disabled people to use, so provide great advantages over proprietary alternatives for people with disabilities is an inaccurate way to summarize the article. Instead, it's some guy blindly pursuing some nerdy "open source is the best!" dialogue like it was 2003.

Comment: Re:Why would anyone start there? (Score 3, Insightful) 121

Well it's not like this is all a recent development. The Bay Area has been more expensive than Texas for about 150 years now, and yet SV is the big time, while Austin is a regional hub. "Land is cheaper! Employees will settle for less money!" is true pretty much everywhere except for NYC, and yet I don't see many companies moving to flyover country.

And of course, if a number of large employers all suddenly congregated in Austin, of course land prices would go up, salaries go up, etc...this doesn't all happen in a vacuum.

Comment: Re:It wasn't the tweet (Score 2) 185

by kamapuaa (#49581303) Attached to: How One Tweet Wiped $8bn Off Twitter's Value

What the fuck? You know nothing about stocks, why are you talking about it?

The company effectively did change. Investors were expecting $470-485 million sales, and it actually came out to $435 million, and revenue went down 9%. Really shitty news. Naturally, it drove the price down. If news on twitter had been great, the stock would have jumped.

This is a non-story. The stock would have done the exact same thing if they had released the information at the proper time. It just would have done it a day later.

If you think I'm wrong, then BUY EVERYTHING YOU FUCKING CAN IN THIS STOCK. If it sank due to a non-issue, then it should snap up 20% tomorrow.

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