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Comment Re:No problem (Score 1) 162

But the main "problem" (if you want to consider it so) with Android is that it's a FOSS platform. Apple and Microsoft heavily strangle their respective closed platforms so that OEMs and carriers can't do anything to interfere with Apple's and Microsoft's business (aside from, in the case of Windows, pre-installing bloatware). But since anybody can legally install Android on anything, Google can't use the same kind of leverage. Well, that's a good thing, I say. It means I'm not on Google's leash.

Ubuntu is also a FOSS platform, and it has no problem updating without the PC manufacturer consent.

Comment Re: How will they then migrate to south in summer? (Score 1) 423

Look at what happens in smartphones. The battery isn't getting much better, but the phones (for the same task) do need less power. That's in part hidden because we use them more (not just for a few phone calls) and apps are getting power-hungry, but they're far more power-efficient than before. Incremental steps will give us cars with 1000km autonomy in a decade from now.

Comment Re:Saftey & Planning (Score 3, Informative) 55

An experienced glider pilot has one more vairometer to use - his own posterior. One can feel speed changes in it :)

Nope. As you say it, own own posterior is an accelerometer, measuring the speed changes, NOT a variiometer, measuring the speed i.e. the position change. You're one derivative wrong.

Piloting without vario is easy to do when you have visual cues around to help assessing your vertical speed, but when higher up in the sky it's really difficult to tell the difference between a steady +1m/s and -1m/s. (World class paraglider competition pilot here, and from the few flights I did in sailplane it's not much different).

Comment Re:The moderationg system needs an overhaul. (Score 3, Interesting) 1839

As for stories, the biggest complaints people have are 1) the story is inappropriate (not something Slashdotters are generally interested in, something that seems like shameless advertising disguised as a story, etc

I for one enjoy the slashvertisements, as long as they are clearly marked as such.
I enjoy them because of the very nature of Slashdot: lots of knowledgeable people will comment on the product and tell me why it's good/not so good, or will show better replacements, better ways of doing the same thing a simpler way, etc. That's often precious and not seen anywhere else.

Comment Re:Already here (Score 1) 412

Personally I'm in favour of universial basic income, provided all other benefits are removed at the same time. You get what you get, and no, that won't let you live in a decent area of a major city, there won't be any extra payout for special needs, etc.

So once you're in that "basic income" system of yours, I guess you're stuck living in some ghetto and would have no way of getting out of it.

Comment Re:Not an issue. (Score 1) 55

That said I tend to agree with the OP on a point: allowing a piece of PHP to auto-update is a recipe for disaster. If you're not "in the biz", use a serious Linux distribution which will handle the packaging and updating for you. That what I do with Owncloud on Debian, and even if I'm a bit behind I'm sure I have a packet correctly updated, which is absolutely not the case with the upstream package. See this article for a discussion about the problem: http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/...

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