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Comment Re:Brilliant (Score 1) 194

But still a small fraction of their wired LAN bandwidth. If you often transfer large files or stream HD video within your home network like I do, you can't afford to be generations behind or wired or wireless speed.

I call BS. A quick google search says Hollywood blueray is usually encoded around 25-35 Mb/s. So even an uncompressed video would stream just fine with an old 10/100 router and cat 5 cabling. And that's with no/minimal compression.

Big files, sure, I'll give you that. But I'd also argue the average person isn't moving files that large to and fro on their network too often.

Comment Re:What year is this? (Score 4, Interesting) 559

Why not? If you think that "this time is different", can you explain why? We are already a mostly service economy, so improvements in manufacturing should have less of an impact than in the past.

Well, one difference I see is automation of service jobs. You already see those robotic carousel soft drink machines in fast food joints. It's not hard at all to imagine a machine that takes your order via terminal, cooks your "meat" patty, places it on the bun with the various toppings you've selected and wraps it up in paper before ejecting it out of some chute. I would be extremely surprised if I didn't see this scenario in my lifetime. In fact, I'm kinda surprised it's not happening already. When the low-level service jobs start drying up, I'm not sure what will be the new foundation of that pyramid.

Granted, that's only an example concerning the fast food labor market, but I can see other places going the same way. Janitors, stocking crews, etc.

Comment Re:that's how a 15 years old teenager (Score 1) 342

No, please carry on. It comes in handy for people who browse at +1. I don't, but then again I'm a -1 masochist.

No, it doesn't.

Personally, if I was browsing at +1, I'd rather see a summary of a post, rather than the first sentence with zero context. One can give me a general idea if I would find the content interesting, the other is just a waste of pipe.

Comment Re:You're kidding me, right?!?!? (Score 2) 112

What I was saying was that there is a world of difference between a wishy-washy statement of "I guess" and an explicit "I believe".

Firstly, when it comes to kernel testing, no news is usually good news. But it's never a sure thing, and it's hard for one person to test it all.

Second, the newest kernel release is usually considered "bleeding edge", at least as far as enterprise goes. It's never a sure thing. Implying it's a sure thing and will for sure not catch your datacenter on fire is probably a Bad Idea.

Thirdly, who cares if Linus says "guess" or "believe". Both translate to exactly the same thing to me, given the context: "I'm pretty sure this is ok, but don't use this until you've backed up your important cat pictures." It's well known he's a bit bunt. Shit man, just be happy he didn't insult your mother in the header.

Comment Re:remote desktop vs windows (Score 1) 197

> Honestly, why do people hate on products that obviously don't meet there needs?

That usually has to do with the product in question being shoved down everyone's throats.

I fail to see how Wayland, or any open source software can be "shoved down" your throat. If you don't like it, don't use it. Or modify it to suit your needs (and hopefully) release that. That's the OSS way. I'd like to add "And don't bitch about it" but we all know that's untrue. We love bitching; that will never go away. I often think these holy wars are created on purpose just for the drama they cause on Usenet, forums, and mailing lists. But I digress.

If the amount of bile being spewed about Wayland is any indication at all of its future real-world acceptance on the desktop or server, than I think X will be around for a long time. But I'm kinda doubting that. More likely, one of two things will happen: Either Wayland will not be as bad as people like you are claiming, or X will continue to be supported by people that care.

True hackers will find a way.

Comment Re:Silverlight greatness (Score 0) 394

Until they remove what you were watching halfway through the series. Saving to disk is much-needed.

You don't seem to understand how this whole DRM thing works, do you?

The entire point of DRM is prevent exactly what you just asked for. When the contract or whatever expires between Netflix and whoever owns the content, nobody can watch that content any more. Likewise, when your subscription with Netflix ends, you can't watch the content either.

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.

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