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Comment Re:Just one more thing (Score 1) 113

I'm not sure you'll actually be missing out... most providers here in Germany, for instance, have offered free EU roaming (calls, messaging and data) in their all-net-flatrate packages for close to a year now. I have a cheap MVNO prepaid SIM in my phone right now, and that's pretty much 20€/month for 2 gigs of data and unlimited everything else in either all of Europe or the EU (I'd have to check the fine print to discern which)...

I had assumed it was this way for most of Europe...?

Comment Re:Time to release OS/X to OEM's? (Score 1) 472

I can't think of many people who are willing to lug full-sized mobile workstations just for *storage* space. If you need more than 1TB of storage permanently inside your laptop, you're likely an edge case.

Sure, it would be nice if I could have all my RAW files and all my music and my entire TV and movie collections with me at all times, but would I go back to a 3kg monster just for that? What exactly are you lugging around on your laptop?

Apple probably (rightly so, IMO) just doesn't care about the twenty potential customers worldwide that need more than a terabyte of storage in a very mobile laptop. Unfortunate, but understandable... how much money do they stand to make from you? $3000-4000 isn't even a drop in the bucket.

Comment Re:Yes it's too much (Score 1) 195

You can't have it both ways - either you use a smart operating system like Android and open yourself up to vulnerabilities as soon as the manufacturer stops supporting it, or you use something dumb(er) that'll last for a looooong time - like what's on the traditional Kindle devices.

As for PDFs... high-res, full-color backlit seems much more useful. It's not like tablets have problems with battery life these days.

Comment Re:Eventually... But not yet (Score 1) 406

Many new projectors have multiple HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. However, they also have VGA. And guess which connection is picked for the cable that gets run to the lectern? VGA... always freakin VGA.

I've been seeing a rise in wireless HDMI solutions, to be fair, but they're very clunky - adds about 10 minutes of setup time to the start of every presentation I've seen...

Comment Re:Nothing to discuss. Web apps are always inferio (Score 2) 90

Depends really... is it a web site with static content and an app as a wrapper for mobile?

Or is it an actual application that someone turned into a webapp? Or a highly interactive site such Google Photos or Google Docs or an online image editor...

In the former case, I'll take the web site (whether it's properly formatted for mobile or not - I can view standard WXGA-formatted sites on my phone just fine, thanks) any day instead of downloading an app.

In the latter case, I'll likely prefer the native app.

Comment Re:It's time to let the HDD's go. (Score 1) 272

Not quite 5TB, but I could fill about 2TB with RAW images, which highly benefit from being on an SSD when you go back to develop them or make changes to the way they were developed. But again, a bit of a niche application.

Right now, I have to copy the RAWs (say 50GB from my last holiday) to my scratch SSD, work from there and then move the RAWs back to the storage drive. Same for larger audio projects (DAW) or video editing..

Comment Re:Scheduled programming is doomed. Maybe ads too. (Score 1) 235

Hmmm, maybe you should find a hobby other than vegging out on the couch.

Between work, hobbies and time with the SO, I don't have time to watch "whatever's on"... instead, I have a list of shit I want to watch, and that's exactly what I'll watch.

Maybe on-demand streaming is something that only makes sense if you don't have a ton of free time...

Comment Re:Forced upgrades (Score 1) 374

Win7 extended support doesn't end until some time in 2019 or 2020 IIRC... they don't feel like waiting that long to start locking people into the Windows subscription system.

Shit like this is why I keep automatic updates off and just do a "patch day" once a month or so...

Guess it's time to start thinking about going full FOSS - but Photoshop and MS Office and Visual Studio... :(

Comment Re:Deja Vu (Score 1) 55

I highly doubt it's different in regards to latency. Even Steam in-home streaming via ethernet is too laggy for anything other than slow single-player games. It's like playing with 30FPS instead of 60FPS... Rocket League, for instance, feels just slightly mushy control-wise, which is enough to make it hard to accurately hit the ball. It's a significant handicap in any multiplayer game...

Comment Re:Why wireless charging? (Score 1) 208

For me, it's mainly being able to put the phone on the nightstand charging pad when I'm half asleep and not needing to fumble with a cable in the dark. Also, keeping a charging pad on my desk so that the phone's always topped up. If I did that with a cable, I'd need to plug in the phone every time I put it down...

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