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Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 107

I doubt it. I bought my Xbox One last year because I wanted to play a specific game and it was cheaper to buy a console than upgrade my PC.

That said, I told myself I wouldn't use it until I finished all the game on my 360 - I still have four of those left to finish. I only turned on the One to initially configure it, and I played a random game for about an hour. It's sat collecting dust since.

That reminds me, I should really finish those games on the 360!

Comment Re:Satisfaction? Heh. (Score 1) 104

I have fixed Lenovo, HP, Dell, LG, and Toshiba laptops that have had this issue. They were different models of Intel wifi cards, so I'm thinking there must be an issue with the wifi driver itself.

I even tried it on my old LG laptop with Intel wifi and it had the wifi disconnect/reconnect issue. Hell, on my laptop sometime it initially wouldn't even connect to wifi unless you rebooted it 3-4 times.

Comment Re:Walmart mentality (Score 4, Insightful) 205

You mean Weber grills, who were sued for putting Chinese parts in a made-in-USA grill?

Don't kid yourself. I just bought a barbecue recently, and after some research discovered pretty much all bbq manufacturers use China to manufacture, even the $1k+ grilles (I looked at Jackson, Weber, and Broil King grilles.) So I said screw it, if I'm going to get one from China anyway I'm not spending $1000 on one, and found a Char-Broil one for $400.

Comment Re:Score: +99 Leeeeeeeenux! (Score 1) 88

Back then it was mostly wifi related stuff like allowing new devices to connect. Cisco's wifi controller still has a wifi interface but I've mostly moved on to ssh for remote servers. Using VNC as someone else mentioned is a royal pain in the arse. Basic webadmin tasks is OK to do if you only have to do it once in a while.

One of the reasons I finally turfed my flip phone way back when and got the iPhone was primarily because I liked the idea of not lugging around my laptop. That didn't work out so well for me.

Comment Re:Score: +99 Leeeeeeeenux! (Score 2, Insightful) 88

I had an iPhone, I feel the opposite: I love being able to use a different browser on my Android phone. You couldn't pay me to have an iPhone. Safari's rendering engine sucks, after I bought my iPhone many years ago I thought "Great! I don't need to lug my laptop around for web admin tasks!" - then found out that Safari wouldn't render pages properly. So I installed a different web browser and same thing.

It was then I found out Apple forces all browsers on iOS to use Safari's rendering engine.

On Android, I actually use a different (non-stock) web browser using a non-Google rendering engine with adblock installed. Can't do that on iOS.

Comment Re:Good for Aerodynamics, Bad for Human Driven Car (Score 1) 290

If you adjust your mirrors properly there won't be a blind spot. I did this years ago and haven't looked back.

Tip: If you can see your car in the side mirror it's not set right. That mirror is for seeing what's beside you, not what's behind you. That's what the rear view mirror is for. Of course this doesn't work with work vans.

If there's a car in my "blind" spot it's usually in both my side and rear view mirror. If the car is too far forward to be in the side mirror, it's right beside me!

Comment Re:KDE is the Premire Linux Desktop. (Score 1) 111

and the themes and compositing are downright beautiful

If it works. I tried plasma a few months back and was rewarded with kwin/plasma crashing every 30-60 seconds. Back to kde4 I went...

I have an nvidia card using nouveau, and was told to use the nvidia binary drivers (which made no difference.) I also tried turning compositing completely off, it also didn't make any difference. I've masked all plasma and kde packages > 4 and will give them a couple more years to figure out how to make a desktop that doesn't crash constantly. I had flashbacks back to the kde4 transition mess.

Comment Re: It's a "what year is it?" design. (Score 1) 74

I thought they meant the Classic phone for right-handed users only. I never got into the Blackberry crazy to begin with as the phone's ergonomics as a left-handed person was awful. Stupid thumb wheel.

After I experienced that stupid design I never, ever looked at Blackberry phones again. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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