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Comment Re:Well, duh...! (Score 1) 171

An all-corn diet has virtually no protein... The body will eventually rebel against such a diet, and force a change in nutrient availability. I was born and raised in Iowa, so I love the taste of corn, but even I know that a man cannot live on corn alone... nor a rat.

Rats contain lots of protein, but true enough, one isn't going to last you very long.

Comment Re:sigh (Score 1) 95

You're obviously a newbie. Before MySpace it was calculated by inverting the number of GIFs on your Geocities page, and before that it was based on how many AOL CDs you threw out. Going back even further, premiums were set by users themselves via Telnet (until the insurance companies figured out how secure their systems, anyway).

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 173

You mean my year old Nexus 5 that google stopped releasing updates for months ago is as secure as a year old iphone?

It is: both have an equal amount of confidence, though the exact nature of their self-doubts differ slightly. Windows phones, on the other hand, suffer a severe persecution complex and fear of rejection (which admittedly is well founded).

Comment Re:Nag screen (Score 1) 133

What is this nag screen people keep talking about? I have three iOS devices, and the closest I see to nagging is a red dot on the system settings icon (which could be considered nagging of you're OCD enough, I guess). More often than not I read about iOS updates on Slashdot before my devices notify me...in fact, I'm using an iPad (iOS 9.3.5) to post this right now and there's no red dot.

For shits and giggles I decided to upgrade my iPhone 5 anyway (I like living dangerously). Two things I'll note: the first is that it seemed to hang at the end of the installation, but having lost patience after about 5 minutes I forced a reboot, it rebooted by itself a second time, and now it works just fine (had similar experiences with OS X updates recently, so that's not entirely unexpected). The second thing is that it burned through over 20% of the battery during this process despite being plugged in. Apple warns against updating the OS with a low battery, so it seems plausible that this may be part of the problem, especially if people are doing OTA updates.

Comment Re:Quality control (Score 2) 54

Admittedly it's poorly phrased, but what it means is part of Samsung's additional quality control tests include testing delays in shipping for additional quality control tests. This is good news for all of us who leave their phones in shipping containers on docks and were concerned they'd be unreliable in that usage scenario.

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