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Comment Re:Excellent (Score 1) 75

Carrier definitely makes a difference...let us know which you are on.

For an opposing experience my Nexus 6p on Google's 'Fi' network is on 7.1.1 and even in the beta program has been rock solid.

My only complaint isn't really isn't taking full advantage of the multiple networks and i've switched it manually and gotten signal when it was still fruitlessly trying to reconnect to the network with no signal in the train tunnels.

Comment Re:Creepy. (Score 1) 328

Says "Structure" not "Chemical Structure"

Like powdering the salt on fries so it dissolves faster and activates taste buds more efficiently - so they can reduce the amount without losing the saltiness.

This sounds like they are keeping the sweetness by doing something physical. Maybe just put more sugar in the outside of the bar where the tongue hits?

Comment well duh (Score 0) 113

First of all, I sell custom desktops and this is absolutely true. Second, ORLY?!?! People are finally finding out that tablets are slow, unreliable, unrepairable garbage that you can't type on and have self-destructing batteries and the TCO is higher than a desktop over 7 years? I NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED! By that I mean I never would have guessed that people would pull their heads out of their asses, not that tablets suck. I always knew tablets sucked.

Comment anyone know this? (Score 1) 177

So it cost a good fraction of a billion dollars BUT it's a magical machine that basically spits out money so who cares? Except, does anyone know how long a modern solar panel like the one they'd be using lasts before it expires or degrades or whatever? Or even what the overall maintenance expense is? Because to me solar panels seem like a class AAA rated bond on steroid when it comes to ROI.

Submission + - Ron Glass, Firefly's Shepherd Book, has died

tiqui writes: The actor was 71 and the family has not released more details of his death, but the Firefly/Serenity fans can follow this link to the Hollywood Reporter for more information.

Submission + - Ransomware protection in Windows 10 Anniversary Update (

Robin Son writes: Ransomware is proving to be a major challenge for computer users all over, including Microsoft when it comes to handling malware on Windows 10. In fact, the company claims that the variants of ransomware have more than doubled in the past 12 months. And while other kinds of viruses and trojans are short-term and extractable, Ransomware works on the premise of extorting funds in return for non-deletion of all your important files and documents. To add to that, methods and means attackers are using to perpetrate ransomware attacks are varied, complex and costly.

Submission + - SPAM: Android 7.0 Update Reportedly Hitting Verizon's Moto Z & Force

Deqahite writes: The Moto Z and Z Force are the two current flagship smartphones from Lenovo and Motorola. However, if you were one of the first to get your hands on the Moto Z or Z Force then chances are that you own a ‘Droid edition’ as the two Moto Z devices originally arrived in Droid form via Verizon. If one of those Droid Edition Moto Z phones is your current phone, then you might want to check if you have an update waiting. Specifically, an update to Android 7.0 (Nougat).
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Comment Re:Lots of love today... (Score 1) 93

If you want to make that statement you need to have the early/mail-in ballots counted. Even if they won't swing the election.

In this case, a slight weighting on those (which I understand is typical) and you could turn out to be incorrect.

I vaguely recall something about news organizations doing their own recounts back in the 2000 election. Wonder if there are any constraints to a group pulling the mail-in ballots and counting them?

Comment welcome to 2006 (Score 1) 259

Apple still doesn't have ANYTHING that even comes close to CUDA support and it's been what, like 10 years? I remember when Apple threw up the brick wall to Nvidia then when they invented CUDA, sued them for not making it run on Apple. Ever since the invention of CUDA, Apple is a joke for editing videos. Open CL is a joke. The lack of hardware controls is a joke. Here, you want an apples to apples comparison (no pun intended)? Take however much that overhyped piece of shit costs then build a custom PC for that amount of money and then we'll see what's faster. It'd probably have RAIDed SSDs, M2 SSDs, and a 32GB RAM drive with 32GB usable RAM.

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