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Comment Different product (Score 2) 133

According to Ars Technica it is different product

Visual Studio for Mac isn't, in fact, Visual Studio at all. Instead, it's the latest iteration of Xamarin Studio, the cross-platform C# development environment that Microsoft inherited when it bought Xamarin, developers of cross-platform .NET-based mobile development tools, last year.

These are two very different products, and the real Windows Visual Studio is the more capable product.

Comment Re:Well duh (Score 2) 48

> Chrome is the new above-board "virus" being shoved on everyone as unwanted
> bundle-ware along with anything they download,

Hardly everyones. I haven't seen any Chrome bundled with apps on Mac nor Linux, maybe it is a Windows thing but nah... And hardly anything. To be hones last time I've seen Chrome bundled with installer was AFAIR with Avast Antivirus on Windows and it is probably a good thing to include Chrome with AV on Windows since it is way more secure than IE.

> [Chrome performance compared to Fx]

Wow! First time I see somebody complaining about Chrome performance as compared to Fx. For me Fx is a cow by YMMV. Usual complaint about Chrome is Google data policy about users...

Comment Backup server +archive to cloud (Score 1) 366

First of all build yourself a decent local file server. Simple PC with two 4TB drives will do. Then load it with FreeBSD and create simple mirrored ZFS volume on these two drives (also have volume for the OS itself). Then share that volume with whatever protocol you prefer (SMB would be OK). Then move all your stuff to this fileserver. Now you have all your data on a self healing volume - this is very important because with few TB data you WILL notice that the data gets degraded over time - you will randomly loose some bits (so also individual photos) here and there.

Now when you have all that data in one place (file server) configure it to archive (backup) the data online to some cloud service like Amazon, Blackblaze or similar.

Comment Re:Google Grow a Pair (Score 1) 68

No. Leave it until it dies completely on the web. Sometime I visit a flash site because I *NEED* to. I like that Chrome comes with flash plugin installed so I don't need to worry about installing/keeping it up to date. Oh and I have all plugins disabled by default via click to play policy.

Comment Don't use credit cards (Score 1) 385

I don't use credit cards. I live in Poland and actually credit cards are not a good deal here. It is much better to use a card which is attached to your account and is only billable by the amount you have on your account.

As a security measure (minimising risk) I have my cards attached to separate subaccount that I only load with operational cash (no the account I use for savings). I have daily payment limits set up.

Also I have no problem with using wireless payment swiping. It is great and very convinient. In Poland you can only do transactions up to 50z (about $12) without submitting a PIN. And transactions with wireless payment can't be cached (issued off line). So it makes thing pretty secure and convinient.

Also I have my card insured as standard bonus with my account. I think card insurance is somewhat mandatory. So when somebody cheats me I will get my money back.

In my opinion using cards is much safer than carrying cash, doing bank transfers or using something like Paypal.

Comment Re:Was going to update new home desktop but now (Score 1) 535

> I am in the process of reverting the two machines I had already upgraded
> back to Windows 7. Regrets, and hope Windows 10 spys are eliminated.

Install GWX Control Panel (disables Windows 10 nagging) and Spybot Anti Beacon (disables Telemetry). After that you will have perfectly working Windows 7 install without all that crap Microsoft is shitting against us.

Comment Re:How many people have that controller? (Score 1) 158

Well as for your first question I only noted that that is possible to play arcade style games on mobile tablets and smartphones using controllers with physical buttons. With that it is perfectly playable. And I assumed that Nintendo could sell such controller with access to its games library (via Virtual Console system). In my opinion this would make them a lot of additional money without really canibalizing they mobile consoles. Who buys current generation gameboy style device to play oldschool games?

As for your second question I guess that developers who developed for Nintendo platforms do not have rights to release these games elsewhere.

Comment Re:Has Nintendo not heard of smartphones? (Score 1) 158

Adding physical buttons to smartphone or tablet is not a problem. I constatnly use my iPega controller with 5,5" smartphone and 8" tablet and it works great. I mostly play oldschool titles from SNES, M.A.M.E. and native ports of games as Metal Slug or similar. I think there is lot of money to make if Nintendo released an attachable controler that hosts the device such as smartphone as its screen with built-in battery. AND also released its vast library of oldschool games on it. They have means to do it via all this virtual console stuff they have on their current systems.

Comment Re:the real question is, is this safer? (Score 1) 485

Do you understand statistics in any way?

> 130 million miles have been logged by drivers using AP

Tesla AP was introduced around 2014 (I've used Wikipedia for this - I really have no clue).

> This is the first fatality and there have been zero injuries up to this point.

So this is data from roughly 2 years.

> In addition, a number of accidents have been avoided. So, how does this compare to the average?

Average from what peroid? How many years?

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