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Comment Re:It's not Linux, it's the tablets and smartphone (Score 1) 270

the kind of performance we're talking about is likely to be of the easily-parallelizable kind

I'm not. The OS you chose is independent from raw computational performance. This is about you saying that phone has enough power to run win 7 and do something useful at the same time. ARM has only just reached Atom level performance, which is capable of running windows 7 but struggles to justify it over an OS with generic applications, such as basic chromeOS/Linux installs.

Comment Re:It's not Linux, it's the tablets and smartphone (Score 1) 270

Your CPU is massively more powerful than your phones, that's my main point. The average speedup of a quad core is well under 200%, they are only really useful for batch jobs. I would think you memory bandwidth is higher as well.
The latest Samsung processors are better than atoms i remember now.

Graphics are for games and desktop effects that you can turn off.

Comment Re:It's not Linux, it's the tablets and smartphone (Score 1) 270

Because in almost all complex user-level applications are still bound by single core performance.
Sure you can multitask and get some application a little faster but actually using all those 4 cores at once is pretty rear on a desktop/cellphone. Quad cores on phones is a marketing gimmick or a niche area.

Comment Re:Enough is enough (Score 1) 178

What are these group policies that Linux can't replicate? I'm curious: I looked it up on google, but the descriptions are fairly high level and seems like they'd translate reasonably well.

I said difficult, not that you could not. There's probably some context based permissions that benjy is referring to.

Restart Manager is and installer api for restarting services while updating files to prevent restarting the whole OS. Linux deb/rpm installers can just call syscontrol and restart the service using the same call as the user.

Comment Re:Enough is enough (Score 4, Informative) 178

Consider for instance group policies, restart manager, volume shadow service, various troubleshooting guides, shims for both application and device compatibility

I don't think Linux has a nice "clicky" interface to any of these things but to suggest that it does not have solid equivalents to the first 3 (the rest appear to assume Linux has the same problems as Windows).
Group polices are probably difficult to fully replicate on Linux but its due to flaws in windows that it even needs a restart manager. Maybe SSV is more permission friendly than LVM also.
You are just another windows user who assumes that a proper OS should function the same Windows. There are better lists than this for things Linux is missing on the desktop but the one is the lack of third party applications.

Comment Re:You sillies, why get a smart phone? (Score 1) 103

So you don't want your government to pass legislation to help mitigate your concerns?
I am aware that from your post you most likely fall into the Slashdot Liberian demographic and don't trust your government but don't ruin it for the uninteresting people (who no one cares about spying on).

Comment Re:Demand More (Score 1) 665

I was talking about the average bands (like i expect the poster is). If they work really hard and put out a good single or concert and people buy their CDs. This model is shot to pieces as people realize that there music is not special and move onto something else or just add 1 song from the album to their play-list (it may stay there for a while but it's a slow return on investment).

People who have a fixed number of songs that they will ever want to listen don't need, want or care about streaming services. They will not be racking up repeat plays from albums on one.

Comment Re:Demand More (Score 5, Insightful) 665

Not everyone listens to their CDs 100s of times.
I don't think i have have even come close for any CD, i might make it to 20 - 40 for a good album. Think how long 4500 min (100 plays of the album with 3min tracks) is if you believe that is the norm. No average artist will be listened to the required amount to achieve the breakeven price.

Streaming eliminates the required investment to listen to something else so unless you get advertised on the front page and your whole album is worth listening to you wont anywhere near the same number of plays as a CD does.

Comment Re:If Music Be The Food Of Love, Log In (Score 1) 193

do you not see the repartition there, that method produces terrible passwords. how is pressing the same key exactly 4 times in a row at speed?

They are getting strong enough not to low fruit and fall to a mass hash cracking but someone only has to observe you typing that in from a distance once, observe your fingers not move, and will rearrange word list to favor small character spaces.

PS when you put this method on the internet you can no longer use it unless you never reuse you user-name.

Comment Re:Password Managers are wrong (Score 1) 480

??
There are password managers that use ssl apis to do all this for your now, keyrings will be no different.

checking hashes,

Just the one ever, your servers (fingerprint i think its called, the one you get the unknown host warnings for). That only if you want to do syncing yourself though.

Comment Re:Password Managers are wrong (Score 1) 480

I'm going to have to jump through even more hoops to create a secure wireless channel.

What are you on about, you would sync it over an ssh/ssl direct connection and make sure the (cert) hash matches so you know you connected to the right device. Just get them on the same subnet and click sync on both devices (with a password you remember the first time). If you trust a third party it's a non issue to begin with.

I'm going to have to carry a cable around with me and deal with certificate exports and remembering to shred the files

If there is any every push to remove the need for remembering passwords there will have software to handle these problems. I am trying not to say how to do it because someone will create a system that the general public can make scene of and it will probably be better anyway.

Once you get over the need to have a password you can do far more tricky things.
Ideally each device would have its own key so it got compromised you could just revoke the key.

Comment Re:Password Managers are wrong (Score 1) 480

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-key_cryptography
Understand that and reread my post (the authentication does not rely on stored hashes on the server). I am not saying that there is anything wrong with keepass's software.

but if it's the latter then that's not how Keepass works.

Keepass can't fix this, its not their problem (though password manager evangelists are going to hold back changing anything). This is about if your computer is going to remember something for you a password is terrible compared to some alternatives.
I guess the post title was misleading.

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