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Comment As a former user and fan of Opera... (Score 1) 85

...i honestly couldn't care less. This is just another nail in the coffin; good riddance.

Opera died when, for some unfathomable reason, they decided to rewrite their browser as a Chromium skin. The original Opera browser was a fantastic product.

Nowadays i use Chromium myself while i eagerly wait for the first stable release of Vivaldi.

Comment Not surprised. Just retired mine after 7 years... (Score 1) 180

...and only because i was running into troubles with active IP limits on a very busy home network - it is very memory limited by todays standards, and lacks gigabit ethernet. If it weren't for that i'd probably wouldn't even carel; flashed that device with DD-WRT back in its day and never, ever had a single issue with it.

I'm now replacing it with a RT-AC56U which is also very well supported by DD-WRT.

Comment Re: And Their Headphone Jack Will Fail Too (Score 2, Insightful) 168

It still much much better than having a Lightning connector or USB-C getting smashed in your pockets. The only drawback of the 3.5mm jack its its length, which translates to torque, but it is offset by its mechanical simplicity, large electrical connectors, availability and ease of maintenance. 3.5mm are easy to fix and replace.

Comment Re: And Their Headphone Jack Will Fail Too (Score 1) 168

I sure do. Do you redesign your power connectors ever 10 years?

There's nothing warranting a redesign of the venerable 3.5mm audio jack. It is compact, mechanically sturdy and perfectly suited to connect two audio drivers and a microphone, which is about as much as you'll ever need when it comes to headsets. It can even support buttons without additional contacts.

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