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Comment Re:What it is used for? (Score 1) 808

I use Python along with Selenium for website automation and testing. I prefer it over Java in that regard as it is much faster to develop in and doesn't require as much "infrastructure". No compiling, no mandatory OOP, no need for an IDE, etc. Of all the things in that particular niche, I've found Python to be far and above the best.

Comment Politics..Again (Score 1) 64

I like this site and I really liked it when the byline used to be "News for nerds Stuff that matter". Is there an extension or bookmarklet or something that I can use to filter out stories based on keywords? Keywords like Comey, Trump, Government, Clinton, Democrat, Republican, Brexit, and on and on? I sure would like that. I really would.

Comment Politics..Again (Score 2, Interesting) 506

I like this site and I really liked it when the byline used to be "News for nerds Stuff that matter". Is there an extension or bookmarklet or something that I can use to filter out stories based on keywords? Keywords like Comey, Trump, Government, Clinton, Democrat, Republican, Brexit, and on and on? I sure would like that. I really would.

Comment Re:SD 835? Stick that in a cellphone not a laptop. (Score 1) 102

Most consumers happily buy Android hardware that's not even close to this fast

Uh, yeah, Android apps are written with typical smartphone hardware in mind. Window software authors assume much more powerful gear. Common sense should make it obvious what happens when you try to run the latter apps on the former. If not I don't know what to tell you man.

Comment SD 835? Stick that in a cellphone not a laptop. (Score 4, Interesting) 102

I'm posting this on my Thinkpad T420 with the 2520m Sandybridge i5 chip. A Snapdragon 835 benchmarks at almost exactly half the speed of this 6 year old laptop. So a chip that at best is half as fast as a low end device of more than half a decade old is now going to be loaded down even more doing "binary translation" of x86 calls into ARM. And I'm supposed to be excited?

FWIW, I dipped my toes into the Atom powered 2-in-1 market with the Acer 10 thing. It checks most of the boxes from this announcement regarding battery life, portability, etc. yet it collects dust. Why? Because it is slow. I don't care how pocketable a full Windows device is, if trying to do any real work on it is a frustrating experience of waiting that makes me want to chunk it out the nearest window, I think I'll pass.

Based on the fact that Intel couldn't even be bothered to stay in the market for this stuff leads me to believe that most other consumers agree with me.

Comment Stressful.. (Score 2, Insightful) 108

Before getting into IT, I busted my ass roofing, landscaping, framing, and pouring concrete. My feet hurt so bad at the end of the day I'd have to walk on the sides of them and don't even ask how much money I was making. Now I sit on my ass all day typing shit in on a computer. If one finds IT "stressful", I assure there's a world of opportunity waiting in the trades. Let me know how wonderful and carefree your life becomes.

Comment Re:Future Windows phone... (Score 2) 150

I've never had a 7 phone, but from what I recall, it was based on CE and its screen looked like an XP desktop screen.

Nope. The 7 was the first iteration of the departure from the XP-esque desktop. It had what used to be called the Metro interface and the whole bit.

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