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Comment Re:Wrong (Score 1) 184

I disagree. The browser is doing exactly what it should be- saving its state so it can be recreated upon relaunch.

Most people's phones do not have more than 16GB of storage. A few people on the cutting edge or that have too much money might have 64GB. Either way, you also have to account for pictures, music, vidoes, ebooks, apps, the OS itself, and all the other data that gets stored on these things. Sure, you could potentially create your own browser (and I encourage you to do this if you feel so strongly) that would go through the process of saving all your graphics, scripts, and HTML to disk when the OS demands you free up memory and load it all up again later when needed. You'd probably have to explain why the browser is "eating up all my phone memory" constantly. You could probably reduce the page-recreation time upon reopening that tab by a second or two compared to 4G or wifi if you're good.

Personally, I'm more than happy conserving what little space I have on my phone and waiting a whole five seconds for my pocket super computer to receive data through the goddamned ether at speeds that would have made our heads spin ten years ago.

Now, would I mind having a slider in my options to control this behavior? Not at all, I love options. I just think it would be mostly unused, which is apparently what all the browser coders thought too by not putting that in there.

Comment Re:Not putting in DRM isn't going to eliminate DRM (Score 1) 351

Yes, I have a lock, but I honestly wouldn't give a shit if people could just copy my stuff without taking it from me.

Really? Thanks!
Scan all your financial and medical records and send them to me.

Yay for taking things grossly out of context! Privacy != copying a pair of sunglasses.

Comment Re:When will the non-DRM version of sc5 be availab (Score 1) 427

The amount of hassle involved as a legitimate customer is a bit higher than anything Ubi or GfW will throw your way. Origin, UPlay and Games for Windows are clear indicators(to me at least) that I may have to count myself lucky if I can play the game at all.

That's why I basically only buy games that either come in humble bundles (or sometimes one of its many ripoffs) or on Steam/Desura after I'm sure the game doesn't have some kind of silly DRM like the ones you mentioned.

Yes, it means I can't play the newest versions of SimCity or Diablo or whatever, but judging from what I hear after releases of these games, neither can the people who actually bought them. So I still count myself ahead.

Comment Re:Play store not the only source (Score 1) 337

Personally, I prefer it when a developer gives me a choices between a free, ad-supported version, and a paid app. Sometimes, for whatever reason, they choose not to do this. (The original Angry Birds comes to mind, not sure about the rest. I believe I read they made a lot more money this way than the iOS version.)

I'm not saying it's morally right or wrong to deprive them of their income, only that in many cases, it's not just people wanting "free software and no advertising". Maybe they just want software.

Comment Re:Good (Score 3, Insightful) 337

All the ad blockers I know of (granted, I've not exactly researched the multitudes, so this may be wrong) require root access on your device.

Most people don't even know what it is, or if they do, don't want to go through with the process. Worst case is they rate the app poorly because it doesn't work.

Comment Re:if you're ok with DRM (Score 1) 232

Unless they have totally warped the English language (and spacetime)

I'm pretty sure that is the primary function of lawyers. Well, maybe not warping spacetime, but warping languages until it suits your purpose but not your opponents'.

Still, that is an interesting catch. Maybe some lawyer will pick up on it someday, although I would imagine the worst that would happen is a suit for false advertising, which nobody cares about as I understand it.

Comment Re:if you're ok with DRM (Score 1) 232

You own the small plastic disc, and the flimsy plastic box it comes in.

You don't own the content that happens to be encrypted on that disc though. You don't even own the fancy art on the packaging. You're simply granted a license (which comes with the aforementioned flimsy pieces of plastic) to watch it. They can, however, cancel that license at any time they want.

Comment Re:Dosbox or freedos (Score 1) 255

My assumption is that, back in the day when games were trying to squeeze every last ounce of CPU cycles from a machine, checking the clock added just too much overhead.

It likely a compromise between making the game playable today (and maybe not later) versus not being able to ship today. Also, I'd imagine that people just couldn't comprehend the improvements. Trying to explain an AMD Thunderbird to somebody stuffing registers on a 8086 would be like nailing jelly to a tree.

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