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Comment How is that any different from what Google does? (Score 1) 123

If I visit Google, or Gmail, or Gmaps, YouTube, or anything else, with a non-Chrome browser, the top of the screen will ALWAYS have "do you want to install Chrome?" nagware. You can dismiss it in your session scope, but next time you come back, so does the message.

Why is that not a problem, and what Microsoft does is a problem?

Is it better on battery tests? Yeah, it is. Is it safer? It very well might be - but we don't know, since we're all running ad-blockers on non-Edge browsers, so our experiences are anecdotal at best.

Comment Cheaper? (Score 2) 428

A single clay roof tile costs the equivalent of $0.5 where I live. It's good for half a century, no problem.

I have 5 places that produce clay building bricks and clay roof tiles in a radius of 150 km to choose from.

Transportation is cheap, and even if some tiles/bricks break in transport, they're so cheap that... well, nobody cares if there's a 1% loss in material.

Comment Re:Less than 1/3 the output (Score 1) 587

The US developers, though only a year or two out of college, easily outperform even the "mid-level" developers from India. The price our company pays for Indian developers is about 1/3 the cost of US developers, but so far, we have not been able to make the math work. Even 3 Indian devs cannot produce the same quantity and quality of output as a single junior US developer.

If you're paying the Indian developers 1/3 the money you pay US developers, why not simply hire European developers for the same cost...?

Comment Re:Verge of being cost effective (Score 1) 231

A quick search [] shows that the average household electricity usage is about 10K kWh per year (900-ish per month), ranging from 14K in Louisiana to 6K in Hawaii.


That's 30 kWh per day in the worst case, and 17 kWh daily in Hawaii.

What do you spend all that electricity on?

I honestly don't understand.

Europe is at a rough average of 3K kWh per year across its countries, and that's driven up by a lot of electrical heating (which Europe requires a lot more of than Hawaii).

Comment Re:How is everyone supposed to use Emacs? (Score 1) 524

My US/Russian keyboard laptop has [ next to P, as does a UK, Italian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak and Spanish keyboard. Latin American has it next to Ã'.

Not really.

"[" may be *originally printed* on the key as the main character (and then further decorated with a sticker for the local key), but that's not where it really is, unless you switch to English layout.

Want to send Ctrl+[ ?

Not going to work if [ is AltGr+F in the first place, and AltGr is Ctrl+Alt together.

Comment Re:Only programmers (Score 1) 172

That isn't true.

Tetra was used by military, police, etc.

Military communications did NOT have any encryption.

Police communications DID have encryption, although a weak one.

He wasn't charged for intercepting plaintext military communications, but for breaking the encryption, eavesdropping on police communications *and* obstructing/jamming several police radio stations.

Comment Re: Hm... (Score 1) 172

According to the article, possession of a imitation police badge was the basis for the criminal charge.

No idea about the translated article, but the Slovenian says the following:

1) IT system breach

2) Forgery (fake badge), pretending to be policeman multiple times in 2010 and 2014 (not between, in)

3) Unlawful audio recording

All those are criminal charges.

Comment Re:Can we get them to remove other annoyances? (Score 1) 190

How about removing all the so-called 'telemetry'...

If they did that, then Wi-Fi Sense would still be in Windows.

Why? Because telemetry told them about "low usage and low demand" for Wi-Fi Sense.

That's what telemetry is for.

Ironically, telemetry is one thing that all power users turn off, and then complain when the product they use gets severaly dumbed down because nobody uses any advanced features (see the failure of Firefox).

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