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Comment Show off their craft? (Score 1) 326

The movies I enjoy in a real theater tend to be very bad movies. I sometimes go to the Astor in Melbourne and their current calendar has Mothra, The Thing, and Videodrome. They are running a double feature with Wrath of Kahn and Beyond where I expect the audience will be more interesting than what is on the screen. They also do good movies but I'm less likely to go to them but their screening of the Shine might be interesting since there will be a Q&A session with the producer, director and screen writer. The place sells beer and has strict no talking policies for most movies. They also do sing alongs like Meaning of Life and Rocky Horror.

Comment Re:$85.90 per share? Lol (Score 2) 460

Retirement funds are buying most of the tech stocks. Some of them have the problem that they have another billion dollars every week that they have to invest in tech stocks and there just aren't that many good investments so they dump it into well know tech players. It is even worse in the UK where one type of high growth fund only allows investments into 200 companies that are registered in some government scheme. Some of their stock prices seems to have nothing to do with any type of value.

Comment Re:This story is garbage (Score 0) 109

No, it COULD NOT 'potentially' do that. Full Google account access IS NOT, and DOES NOT INCLUDE Gmail access. So it CAN NOT access your email, docs, etc, even potentially.

You would do well to read what you are disputing before spouting more garbage. It can, but not in a straight forward way. It is a problem, and needs to be fixed.

Comment Something is wrong but what? (Score 3) 387

Richard Feynman wrote in the introduction of one his books that one easy way to find out of a theory is bad is to look at its complexity If it isn't simple, it is most likely wrong. He went on to talk about how strange the orbital mechanisms and mathematics were before Kepler found the correct and simple solution to the problem that disproved nearly everyone in the field. With that he ends the introduction and delves into quantum mechanics.

Comment Re:Not really ready for prime time (Score 1) 123

I've been holding my breath for a long time for this, and it's pretty disappointing to have to say... This is really not ready for real use -- at least for most non-trivial use.

We're seeing that something is keeping a spinlock going instead of actually waiting - as a process that is waiting for data is using 100% CPU while waiting. Doesn't do the same on Windows. The guys are now refactoring for this release to see if its fixed in this vs Preview 1.

Comment They don't know who their customers are (Score 2) 78

Blackberry is running as if telcos are its customers. They aren't and Apple ended that business model and they need to get used to it.

I want the android sandbox to lie to applications.
I want a check box next to all the junk an application wants and I want to be able to tell it yes, no, lie.

I want them to fix the bugs on my Q10. The thing likes to reboot after I set it down on its screen after phone calls.

I have no intention of buying one of their Android phones. If I wanted Android, I would buy something else and I haven't.

On the plus side, I had my Q10 for a week before I ever even signed up for an account of any kind. The phone works well and running all the data over a VPN to my server is showing no leaking of data even with a "no data" sim installed. I like that but I've run my own servers for decades.

Comment Re:But it runs on Windows! (Score 1) 260

I'm a longtime Linux user and every article I've seen decries Linux's extremely poor power management especially on Laptops.

Can you go into more detail on your setup?

Did you install any custom or non-standard kernels modules?

Any specific config tweaks?

What version of W10?

No special tweaks, or kernel modules - just 'systemctl enable powertop'.

Windows 10 was the ultimate version that was upgraded from the Insider project.

Not only is the RAM usage less (right now, ksysguard is showing 2.2Gb / 7.7Gb RAM used), but the disk activity is less. Performance seems about on par as to loading programs (Chrome / Thunderbird etc). I even get the bonus of being able to use luks for a fully encrypted root partition as well.

Comment Re:lawsuit (Score 1) 184

Monopoly cable TV agreements were often for 50 years and any renegotiation resets the time.

The interesting thing about those types of contracts is they involve an "educational programming" requirement. I'm not sure any cable TV company offers that any more because Discovery and The History Channel sure don't. MTV was used to convince towns that they could keep the rebellious kids at hone in front of the TV rather than doing what teenagers do.

Many municipal cable tv contracts can be torn up because they specify content that simply isn't provided anymore.

Comment Re:perfectly secure! (Score 1) 193

Don't worry, the banks are working hard to solve this security hole... by telling anyone who will listen that these cards are secure, and sticking their fingers in their ears any time anyone says any different.

Yeah, its that much of a threat that I can't even remember a time in Australia that I owned a credit card that wasn't a tap & pay card.

That's at least 14 years. It hasn't caused an explosion in fraud here.

In fact, now my bank even has an NFC payment option baked into any system that also does Tap & Pay that uses NFC on my Android phone to pay without even having the card. I haven't carried a wallet for nearly 6 months now - all I need is a phone.

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