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Comment DVR proof? Not for me. (Score 1) 137

I watch a couple of sporting events a week, almost exclusively via DVR. Why? I'm busy with a toddler, job, etc. I'm busy enough that I probably haven't seen the score yet, bit, even when I have, I often want to understand how (or watch awesome plays).

So how do you monetize me? How about not stopping so regularly for such long ad breaks? Right now, my ad viewership in these recorded games is zero. I blow right by ads via a DVR. But, if it was a 30 second ad here or there, I'd just sit back and tolerate it.

Comment How many are Samsung SoCs? (Score 1) 91

Everybody I know who has seen this issue (counting me, that's six), and every note of this issue on Apple's community forums that mentions the SoC manufacturer, have one thing in common: Samsung manufactured SoC.

I have a TSMC manufactured SoC, and I don't have this problem anymore.

Spin the genius bar return wheel until you get a working phone. It appears to be a hardware defect, and being saddled with a flaky device is too much to bear.

Comment Re: I feel sorry for you guys. No joke. (Score 2) 395

Wow... a vague threat of violence? Go back to playing Call of Duty in your mom's basement, AC.

Okay... I realize that, in an urban dictionary sort of way, that previous sentence could come across as iffy...

Anyway, point stands. Thinly veiled threats as off the cuff jokes are.... very 2016.

Comment Re: Not Like There's a Law Against It! (Score 1) 476

Naturally, being half Asian, I believe (know) that half Asians are superior... that's not racism. It's factism...

Seriously, though, how much of the delay data is based purely on location, which correlates to wealth, which correlates to race? Or, more cheekily, how much of this is just placism?

Are we just seeing "market effects" pushing drivers to areas where people are more likely able to afford to blow $25 on a cross town ride? Are those populations predominantly white?

Comment Re: EM Drive -v ION drive = 1st space robot wars (Score 1) 132

So, knowing nothing about the particulars of an emDrive...

What would it cost to get a 1kW 50kg half-height fridge a ride-along with you? Is this "ambitious Kickstarter" territory or "have a rich uncle Gates or Bezos" territory?

What are the primary driving constraints? Size? Weight? Power?

Thank you again for dropping in on Slashdot to discuss this.

Comment It's great to get a lecture from someone dead wron (Score 1) 210

Passwords should be long to be secure, and they should *allow* for upper and lower case, symbols, and numbers.

The key is length. A "complex" short password is easy to own and hard to remember. A "simple" long password is easy to remember and nearly impossible to own.

The only drawback is entry with limited input systems.

Comment Re:Ellison is a terrorist (Score 2) 157

You may not like Windows (note: none of my computer equipment, phones, or work machines run Windows), but it normalized a pretty significant set of operating system features ranging from preemptive multitasking to pluggable filesystems to a workable fast userspace mutex. Windows also maintained a *wildly* long history of binary compatibility well beyond virtually any other OS out there.

They did some next level shit.

I was an Amiga user, a Mac user, a Linux junkie, etc. To call Windows "playing with a toy" is to demonstrate an utter lack of awareness of the depth of that operating system and its facilities.

Of course, I'd rather use Linux or mac OS (and there were others, like NeXTSTEP, along the way), but let's give credit where it's due.

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