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Comment Re: Typical (Score 1) 1368

Your attitude is EXACTLY why Trump was elected. Hillary saying, "half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a âoebasket of deplorablesâ made up of âoeracist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobicâ people." source: Brietbart.

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Your elite attitude -- and hers -- are the primary reason for the rise of Donald Trump over more considered views.

Comment Re:Removable batteries would not solve this proble (Score 1) 98

I don't. I do think this would have mitigated the problem though. It likely would have kept millions of phones from hitting the landfill. And, I know I won't buy a phone where I can't replace the battery. It doesn't have to be S5-Easy. But, it doesn't have to be glued to the backplane rendering several pieces broken simply removing it.

Comment Re:And I keep coming back to my same question (Score 2, Insightful) 693

What is disputable is the reason for the changes. Is it man-made or cyclical? The planet has seen both global warming and cooling over multiple eons. The cycle will be seen again, with or without man.

We are stewards on this planet to protect the resources we're given. However, it's also important to stop panicking as Leo and Al seem to be. The logical steps I see coming from Elon Musk and other innovators will have an impact on conserving resources.

Just because we're not riding in the same bandwagon, doesn't mean we're living in a "fact-free" zone. There is some degree of uncertainty in all of this.

Comment Make a phone with a replaceable Battery (Score 2) 39

I've sat out two upgrade cycles waiting on Samsung to come up with a viable replacement for the S5. I want a battery that can be replaced by mere mortals. It doesn't have to be as easy as the S5 to do so. But, it needs to be replaceable during its lifespan without sending it off to timbuktu.

Seems to me the whole exploding phone business wouldn't have happened had they not been bowing down to the god of thinness. S5 is a great form factor. Why do you need it smaller?

Comment Re:" it costs $130 and will be available in" (Score 1) 102

You don't need the cat5 cables; RPi3 has WiFi built in. Just use a router and you're all set. Set up your first one with SSH enabled and WiFi enabled for your wireless network. Then, clone the card for the other 7 systems. They should all show up on your WiFi router and you can SSH to them as needed.

I've got 5 RPi's of various generations. I could be accused of being a "Cat Lady" of Raspberry Pis!

EU

Europe's Net Neutrality Doesn't Ban BitTorrent Throttling (torrentfreak.com) 66

Millions of Europeans will have to do with throttling on BitTorrent. The Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communication (BEREC) published its guidelines for Europe's net neutrality rules on Tuesday in which it hasn't challenged the BitTorrent throttling practices by many ISPs. TorrentFreak reports:Today, BEREC presented its final guidelines on the implementation of Europe's net neutrality rules. Compared to earlier drafts it includes several positive changes for those who value net neutrality. For example, while zero-rating isn't banned outright, internet providers are not allowed to offer a "sub Internet" service, where access to only part of the Internet is offered for 'free.' However, not all traffic is necessarily "neutral." ISPs are still allowed to throttle specific categories for "reasonable" network management purposes.

Comment Re:Problem here seems to be Samsung? (Score 1) 186

I cite Ford Sync as a counter-example of Car companies handling this internally. 2012 Fusions still have problems and Ford will not stand behind fixing the issues -- even while they were in warranty. Standard answer, Disconnect your battery, leave off for 15 minutes, reconnect.

Still, it's Samsung's fault just like Ford's 3rd party "entertainment system" is their fault. The company that packaged it is who should fix the issue.

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