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Comment Re:Not all customers are equal (Score 1) 196

Why would that be, when the average system update support window is 41.2 months for Apple and 21 months for Android (source : To me, an Apple device costing 2x an Android device would still be a good investment, since the $/month with security updates would be the same.It would also be more friendly to ecology, since it's a device less produced and a device less in the drawer or recycled or thrashed.

Comment OTA TV (Score 1) 236

I've got a Mac Mini pluggued to my HDTV with 3 tv tuners hooked to it. It runs EyeTV from Elgato, I pay about 20$/year to get the program list automatically. The tuners are hooked up to an antenna in the hattic. The thing can record 3 shows at once. The software lets be watch recorded shows and live TV on my iPad/iPhone if I whish so. The media library is also shared to my other computers in the house. I've been using the setup for years and it's a joy to use.

Submission + - Microsoft Downplays Threat of New Windows Zero-Day (

Batblue writes: Microsoft downplayed the threat posed to Windows users by a recently-revealed vulnerability, saying that it was unlikely the bug could be exploited to compromise a computer.

"Based on our initial investigation this vulnerability cannot be leveraged for remote code execution (RCE) on 32-bit platforms," said Jerry Bryant, a general manager in the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). "We are still investigating the possibility of code execution on 64-bit platforms, but so far have not found a likely scenario that would result in reliable code execution."

A successful attack that exploits the SMB bug would instead result in a "denial of service," said Bryant, using the term that describes a Window crash that would require rebooting the PC. Windows crashes often inform users of the dire situation with the infamous "Blue Screen of Death."

Comment Re:90's OS (Score 1) 312

Sorry, but you're wrong!

There was a kernel, it was called nuKernel. The boot ROM was used to launch the machine and provide the hardware information. You could replace the Finder with any other app and make the computer boot and work, but the System file was necessary for anything to function.

For the WaitNextEvent thing, what you describe is cooperative multitasking in an OS without memory protection.

Oh.. and DOS was an OS too...

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