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Comment Re:Making sense (Score 1) 245

Universal apps are about way more than just phones. Excluding those, it's still desktop/tablet/Xbox. And even if it were just desktop, they're still worthwhile - it's a chance to finally clean up 35 years of accumulated API and ABI cruft in the ecosystem.

Also, Win10 does do exactly what you describe, with separate "tablet" and "desktop" modes; and it operates a lot more like Win7 than Win8 in desktop mode - all apps are windowed with the usual resizing etc behavior, start menu is a proper non-full screen menu, all swipe-from-edge widgets are replaced proper buttons to click on etc. It looks different mostly because of the flat style - I bet if you could reskin it to look like Win7, few people would even notice the difference.

Comment Re: No you don't (Score 1) 245

The trick about Windows 10 phones is that you can literally plug a keyboard and mouse into them, and use them as a low-powered desktop.

Of course, the real limitation there is software - since it's still an ARM device, it's limited to Windows Store apps only. Although that's still good enough for plain word processing.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 1003

One interesting theory is that Putin did want 1941 to happen again - in a sense of forcing US and Europe to overcome their disdain for his politics, and accept him for the sake of a military alliance against some kind of "absolute evil", that was supposed to be ISIS. Hence, Syria.

Didn't quite work out that way, and now he's just playing with the hand that he has.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 1003

No, he is 100% correct on that particular point:

"were much worse towards their population than towards foreigners"

Communists indeed do far worse to Russia than to any country occupied by the USSR. Well, perhaps except Ukraine. Just in terms of sheer body count alone; but on most other metrics as well - Eastern European countries that were controlled by the Soviets generally had "better" socialism (better quality of goods, more tolerance for low-scale commerce etc).

Comment Re:That's absurd. All Macs & iPhones have blue (Score -1, Troll) 142

iphones do NOT have bluetooth anymore!

note, BLE (low energy) is NOT AT ALL even CLOSE to what BT was. its a totally new thing, not interoperable and sharing only the stupid name for marketing reasons.

apple is STOOPID for abandoning bt classic. yet another reason I have no desire to own any apple product. time after time, their control-freak nature rubs me the wrong way.

Comment Re:Vote-flipping Evidence (Score 2) 129

There are already a lot of videos circulating that show vote-flipping, where you vote for A, but the machine records B. Making selfies illegal would make the evidence that this has happeened inadmissable in court.

Are you a cop by any chance? Because you do not understand the rules of evidence. Evidence gathered by a citizen during the commission of a crime is still admissible in court. It's evidence gathered by a police officer that isn't.

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