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Comment Re:This never happened with my land-line phone! (Score 1) 121

Pushing technology forward doesn't have to mean thinner phones.

You can push technology forward by creating longer lasting phones, and that would be more beneficial to most of us than shaving off another 1mm from the thickness.

We've reached the point where phones are thin enough for now. Concentrate on improving other things, and including the features we want instead of getting rid of them for the sake of thinness. We're literally regressing in features in order to free up space and make phones thinner.

I'm not saying we shouldn't strive for thinner phones, or fitting technology into smaller packages. I'm just saying that it doesn't need to be the #1 priority that trumps all other things.

Comment Re:WHY ? (Score 1) 106

I'm not sure how it works to be honest, and I live in a right to work state. I don't think it's quite that simple, but I could be wrong.

I've only had a couple bosses in my life that would make me worry about losing my job if they found out I was looking, and that's exactly why I was looking in the first place (because they were shitty bosses).

I don't think most bosses here would actually fire you for looking even if they could.

Comment Re:WHY ? (Score 2) 106

Because I want to see what's out there, and who is interested without risking my job.

Sometimes I interview with companies just to check it out, see what's available, see what my value on the market is, etc.

I really like my job and don't really want to leave, but if I found something I couldn't refuse I would take it. It also might give me leverage when I ask for a raise.

If my boss found out I was doing that, he'd probably freak out a bit or get nervous. I don't really want that.

Comment Re:No Pics? (Score 1) 220

Uh, no. It's broken down bits of plastic. If you scoop your hand in the water you'll find bits of plastic stuck to your hand. Fish eat that crap, and then we eat the fish.

It's basically a soupy mixture of sea water and bits of plastic that stretches for miles.

It's not a giant heap of trash that you would imagine a dump to look like. The trash isn't easily visible because it breaks down into smaller pieces over time. That doesn't mean it's not there.

There's videos on the subject where they show this if you bothered to try looking.

Comment Re:Not a surprise (Score 2) 227

No it's not correct. (Well maybe the Star Trek part) People have been spouting that crap since the day I started reading Slashdot.

Yes, we'll reach some sort of limit at some point, but technology will still find a way to progress even when that happens.

In terms of speed, we're not close to that limit yet.

In terms of functionality, features, looks, feel, there will always be room for change.

ESPECIALLY with phones and smaller electronic devices.

Comment Re:motion sickness (Score 1) 286

I've been in middle seats on long international flights. You can still see out of the window in your peripheral vision, or by simply looking left or right.

They typically make the window seat passengers open the window blinds during take off and landing, which is probably the most nauseating part of the flight.

Comment Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (Score 1) 545

You don't even have to do that much on most distros anymore. There's GUI front ends that make it even easier. With packages that aren't included in the GUI, you can just download them and double click them like any other executable. Easy.

Speaking for people who think Linux is hard that is. For the most part I'm with you, I prefer using the command line.

Comment Re:First world problems. (Score 1) 610

I'm sure you don't care until they start injecting ad images and commercials into your porn library.

How you can possibly think it's OK for them to force music into your library is beyond me.

Who cares if it's free. I don't want a bunch of crap I don't like cluttering up my personal things.

Submission + - Council dumps Microsoft Windows XP for Google Chromebooks, saves £400,000 (

girlmad writes: Google has scored a major win on the back of Microsoft’s Windows XP support cut-off. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has begun moving all its employees over to Samsung Chromebooks and Chromeboxes ahead of the 8 April deadline. The council was previously running 3,500 Windows XP desktops and 800 XP laptops, and is currently in the process of retiring these in favour of around 2,000 Chromebooks and 300 Chromeboxes. It estimates the savings at around £400,000, no small change.

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