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Comment Re:Pebble, no really (Score 1) 232

Yep, a couple of months ago I'd have said the Pebble or Pebble 2, but it's kind of hard to recommend them now.
That said, I think most of the people who would want a Pebble, have already bought one.
I'm going to keep wearing my Pebble2 until it stops working though. For me it hits the sweet spot between usefulness, battery life and price.

Comment Re:3 GB of RAM?! Does it work in FF? (Score 1) 68

I opened the same bunch of tabs in all the browsers on my computer (Win10 x64) and had a look at how much memory they were using. All the browsers were 64 bit, and Firefox and Chrome both had several plugins, including uBlock and Lastpass.

Memory used in MB:
Firefox 662
Chrome 780
Edge 1012
IE 1056

So for me, Firefox is actually using the least memory, I suggest you test with the browsers available to you, with a selection of tabs that reflects your usual usage.
I did find that over time as I opened new tabs and closed others that memory usage crept up, but I can't be bothered to spend a couple of hours using Internet Explorer just to see how it's memory usage balloons.

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 107

In some bomb designs a shell of non-weapons grade uranium (ie U 238) is used as a 'tamper', to increase the yield. As for the TNT, it's relatively non-sensitive compared to the fuel in the aircraft.

If the idea of an aircraft carrying a bomb without the nuclear 'pit' inside it, I recommend you don't read Command and Control by Eric Schlosser, because you'll find out about how many times the USAF flew around with fully armed warheads, or indeed the times they crashed (eg Goldsboro).

Comment Re:Yeah... (Score 1) 326

I think you need a combination of: hard work, money, luck, and natural talent, (and maybe other qualities too).

For any ambition, you'll need all three, but if you have a lot of one quality, you can usually substitute it for one of the others to a certain extent (eg money and hard work can be exchanged in both directions).

For example, just hard work won't get you far, without being lucky enough to have opportunities to use that hard work (of course, more hard work, or money, can help create opportunities).

Comment Re: Not Sure if... (Score 1) 311

How long does it take for your chip+PIN transactions?
Here in the UK, the person behind the counter says "that'll be £X please" and presses a button so the total appears on the reader (elapsed time, maybe half a second).

You put the card in, wait about two seconds for it to be read, type in your PIN and press enter, then wait about another three to five seconds to verify. Then just take your card out and walk off.

Admittedly it's been about 10-15 years since I last had to use the mag stripe, but I remember it taking much longer waiting for the receipt to print out, signing it, passing that back to the person behind the counter etc. etc.

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