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Comment Make a better product than the competition. (Score 1) 226

It needs to be faster and more stable, that's it. That will solve things.
Chrome (with a single tab) is quite damn fast, really fast and generally quite stable.

I quite dislike Chrome for other reasons but it is fast.
I have a fresh install of FF Nightly on here, on a fresh install of Windows, hoping to get some snappy performance, last night at only 10 tabs this thing dropped to atrocious levels of speed, the fluctuations in performance is crazy. I've got 4 cores and 16GB use it wisely, use as much as you like as far as I'm concerned but when I click something, damn well make it react, instantly.

Comment Sorry this drives me nuts. (Score 1) 161

"Apple, Samsung Capture All Of Industry's Smartphone Profits"

Who is "Industry's" What company is "Industry"?
If you said "the Industry's" I could assume you meant the smartphone industry since that was the topic but just "industry's"?

"Apple, Samsung Capture All Of the Smartphone Industry's Profits" ,.....solved.

Comment Always been a Windows guy, trying 10 right now (Score 1) 598

I'm very close to giving it the finger, very close. A lot of the tinfoil hat bullshit the 'crazy paranoid people' have theorised has come to pass or is rumoured.

I was quite happy with Windows 7, I installed 10 due to a weird anomaly on my PC, hoping it would fix it.

I do _not_ like that the Windows updates, the new 'big' rollup types they do are like an effective re-install of Windows, very different to previous ones, when they run, many settings which are difficult to find and fix are 'magically reset back to default'

Not impressed.

Comment Re:We don't protect ourselves by destroying Freedo (Score 1) 120

From my understanding this guy is correct. The rumours go, that the guy who did the shooting deliberately smashed to pieces his personal phone and left his WORK iphone in his drawer / house or something.

I imagine law enforcement would want to check the thing but it was always likely to have very little on it.

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 4, Insightful) 465

GGautoblock script (and similar "share my list") items are frankly, ridiculous.

Once you're flagged on such things, you're in it for life, perpetually shared as a "harasser" to people across the internet, regardless what your initial infraction was.

I replied to a 'famous' satirical tweeter (The Riker Googling account) who was making a joke about Wil Wheatons sex tape, I CC'd will in on my joke, my _first ever tweet to Wil_ if I recall I said "I loved one night in Wheaton" or "I loved one night in Crusher" something like that.

BAM Wheaton who is seemingly ashamed as fuck of his past as Crusher (mostly due to Trek fans giving him a hard time as a kid) not only blocked me but of course added me to his list of 11,000 blocked accounts, which he actively promotes sharing.

I am now blocked by tens of hundreds of people I don't know, for reasons _they don't fucking know!_ but apparently I'm in Wheatons "toxic" list.
What if we have something in common and I would have stumbled across them to discuss something? We clearly have an interest in Star Trek. What if I make a product they'd like that they miss out on (and I miss their sale) because I'm blocked by them

ALL due to the mentality of groupthink "share my list, share my list!!!!! omg *THESE* people are bad!!!"

Nope, GG Autoblocker and similar 'bad people' list sharing services are utterly ridiculous and if you look at Wheatons pinned tweet you'll see dozens of cases of other people responding to strangers / him disappointed that they too are now branded as bad and can't talk to a heap of people.

Screw Wheatons insecurity and fuck those lists.

Comment Re:Let's be certain first,.. (Score 4, Informative) 410

Regardless of your stance on the situation itself, my point was that it revealed to me just how the media work, they all seem to copy each other,run with the groupthink and any analysis,questioning, critical opinions, in almost ANY capacity are discarded as "hate speech" and the person branded as not with listening to.

I don't particular want to reference it either, specifically due to dismissive replies like yours. however it did appear to be the awakening bell for a large quantity of quantity of people to at least try and investigate things and not blindly trust everything written.

Comment Let's be certain first,.. (Score 4, Insightful) 410

Ever since gamergate my concepts of fair reporting, harassment, he said she said have been seriously adjusted. There was totally horrible people, saying horrible things, but it seems only one side of the story is ever reported, making people more and more jaded and cynical of the media.

Stories such as Linus specifically having to avoid spending any time with females one on one as he's been "targeted for take down". Situations of outright false claims against people, proven clear and still people write incorrect articles about them, deliberately.

This story may well be correct, however in the very very least, I will no longer blindly leap into "condemn them, silence them!!" mode as is intended. I am particularly skeptical when a "harassment policy" is put in place too, as those have been going a general indicator of people "meddling in the name of righteousness " regardless if there was even a problem in the first place.

Be wise and if you read the article at least try to find multiple sources and preferably the other side of the story. At least GG taught me take stuff on the Internet with again of salt finally.

P.s off topic , I used to see posts whining about how awful Slashdot mobile is, I thought the people were exaggerating. They aren't, it's a warcrime.

Comment Re:Are Millienials Karflegening Too Many Vizbogs? (Score 1) 351

As someone who is well past 20, I also thought, what the fuck? Do they really call it a side hussle? Generally a side hussle sounds dodgy to me.
Either I'm out of the loop and that's the lingo the young folk are using, or alternatively, it's a load of bullshit written by a journo who thinks they 'get' young people.

Comment I keep saying it... (Score 1) 536

Apple should adopt the 2.5mm Blackberry (and one of the Nintendo products?) smaller headphone jack.

Start a trend, get it moving, I don't mind us all ditching 3.5mm over the next decade for a smaller, essentially identical jack if that's what's needed. Ditching it entirely though is stupid.

Also this ridiculous headphone standard (start / stop / vol up / vol down) needed to be bloody universal, the fact it wasn't is criminal.

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