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Comment Re:You say vulnerability, I say opportunity (Score 2) 89

I am quite understanding of console makers' desire to protect their consoles from running pirated games. I am less understanding when their anti-piracy measures go as far as to block backups of saved games, which means if you have to send your console in for repair all your saved games may very well get wiped. There are already horror stories about the Switch in this regard. I fully support homebrew on the Switch if only to fix this intentional flaw. If it enables piracy in the process, too bad for Nintendo. They should have learned their lessons like Valve did when they created Steam and totally owned the PC gaming market.

Comment Re:Time for USPS to sue him for defamation (Score 1) 155

For what? He didn't do anything. If you read his original website news post he stuck only to the facts of what had happened. The only place he mentions the possibility of it being stolen is where he talks about the package taking far longer than others, and thus the only conclusion he can draw is that it is "lost or stolen". Which was EXACTLY what happened (it was lost).

When USPS sends him the empty box, he does blow off some steam at how they enclose a letter blaming him for the missing items, which is entirely understandable. But he also posts the letter in its entirety so it's clear which parts of what he is saying is his own opinion.

IANAL but I don't think he even needed to apologize for suggesting his package might be stolen... he was clearly working off of the only evidence he had available at the time and reached a reasonable conclusion. But he did so anyway. He goes on to complain a bit about the USPS but again it's all based off of what happened to him and quite reasonable (they shouldn't have lost his package in the first place, they should have better customer services, etc).

What you suggest is nothing short of the suppression of byuu's freedom of speech (I assume he's American, at least).

Comment I don't have those problems (Score 1) 766

Stop trying to surf the web with your toaster.

But seriously, I expect the answer to performance issues has something to do with pleasing the people who complain about browser memory usage. If you open 15 web pages with tons of graphics and videos and whatever they're going to use a lot of memory. If your computer can't handle it all, something is going to give, and a performance hit has to happen SOMEWHERE as a part of that.

When you open that photo, you're ONLY opening the photo. Easy. When you open a web page with the photo on it, you're downloading the file from the server, caching it on your local hard disk as well as in memory, loading the whole web page and all included files including scripts, not just a single image. The image viewer knows how to scale images fast because that is what it is designed to do. Your browser does as well but it wasn't designed to scale images for any specific purpose so it can't assume, for example, that the image won't be overlayed or it won't have an imagemap for interactivity or any number of things.

Comment Re:As a developer. (Score 1) 309

1. When all browsers do it, and it's not a standard, should you ignore it? I would say no. From a developer's perspective, you should reasonably try to support these things. This could also potentially be an accessibility issue... if the browser sees a page of content as different than how your web page sees it, I suppose there could be some sort of issue there.

2. OK, but the space bar scroll hasn't changed in that time.

3. You can scroll by page with the mouse by clicking on the scrollbar track. It's not just the keyboard that can do it.

4. I still find when scrolling through very large documents it's far easier on me to scroll by a page at a time to navigate faster.

Comment Re:Dirty COW (Score 1) 108

Google had already finalized the latest security update when Dirty COW was discovered. December's update will be their first chance to patch it.

Furthermore given Android is an open platform ANYONE can develop for it, and this isn't Google's code at fault here. This is just a case of getting what you pay for when you buy a low-end Android phone that was made without adequate code review or security testing.

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