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Comment Re:Finally, I can switch to Gnome! (Score 1) 74

I'd upvote you a thousand times if I had mod points today.

Ubuntu (via Unity), GNOME, and Microsoft have all completely jumped the shark to support a class of users that, as best as I can tell, does not exist. I use Linux as my main work OS, day-in day-out. I know exactly zero people who use Ubuntu, GNOME, or Windows on tablets. These three are removing usability piece by piece to support a glorious future that no one wants. At least on Linux there are sensible UI alternatives like xfce that allow people like me to get work done, but that does not spare us from the destruction of useful apps running in that UI, like gedit as mentioned above.

Comment Relevant SNPs (Score 1) 28

If you have access to your genomic data via 23andme or some other service, you can look up your own status on this. The relevant SNPs appear to be rs1990622 and rs6966915. In both cases, the "good" results are homozygous, and "bad" results are heterozygous.

Comment Everything I don't want in a phone (Score 1, Insightful) 71

Maybe I'm an exception, but the S8 seems to move Samsung in the direction of everything I don't want in a phone. I want physical buttons and a home button in the front -- I absolutely loathe the on-screen buttons that other Android phones use. And why exactly would I want the fingerprint reader in the back? Or any button on the back, for that matter? I fingerprint unlock my S6 all the time while it's sitting flat on my desk. Also, I much prefer the flat screens over the curved "edge" screens. The S8 will come only in "edge" models.

This seems like a redesign that moves away from the very things that made the Galaxy line popular.

Comment Re:I'll settle for the thing just not burning out (Score 1) 227

You're taking it to the wrong place for repair, then. Even Apple charges, at most, $149 for a new screen at an Apple Store. I just got my wife's iPhone 6 screen replaced for $130, and that wasn't the cheapest place in town, merely the most convenient. Also, believe it or not, there is a pretty good market on eBay for broken screens, so you can make $30ish back selling your old one on there.

Comment Interesting Data Point (Score 5, Interesting) 97

The most interesting aspect of this, in my opinion, is that once the vulnerabilities were known to not be private anymore, the vendor (Mozilla in this case) immediately fixed all of them. Some bugs had been open for over 300 days. What this says to me is that by keeping vulnerabilities private, it makes vendors lazy about fixing them, and is another data point in favor of the "full disclosure" model of computer security.

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