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Comment Re:Consistency (Score 1) 104

You don't remembers shit. Honestly right now there is a lot of diversity in Linux distros. Take the classical ones like Debian and Red Hat - completely the same right? I bet you haven't even touched RHEL since you need to pay for it.... OK take Debian and CentOS. Quite similar - OK. Then take Gentoo and Arch Linux. Same yep? OK. Maybe try CoreOS? Alpine Linux maybe? Same shit eh?

Comment Re:Unintended consequences (Score 1) 85

Yea, right, I'm sure a letter from the credit card companies is really believable. And even they had to insert this text before they started complaining about the evil guberment:

"The CARD Act has provided consumers with significant benefits, among them the elimination (with
few exceptions) of increases on interest rates on existing balances, whether the regular purchase
interest rate or an introductory or promotional rate. These restrictions help consumers avoid surprises
due to increases in their interest rates. In addition, since implementation of the CARD Act, customers
are paying significantly less in late payment fees and overthelimit fees. Customers also appear to be
paying a higher portion of their outstanding balances, perhaps due to the minimum payment disclosure
of the CARD Act, which explains how long it will take customers to repay a credit card balance if they
only pay the minimum payment.

"While the CARD Act has provided clear and significant benefits to consumers, there have also been
significant tradeoffs...

Comment Re:Content an issue, location not (Score 1) 507

I didn't mean normal travel - his location is obvious then. I mean situations like transfers from military airport to hotel enclave or similar. Usualy there are procedures in place so nobody really knows what route will his limo take. Sometimes there are decoy limos etc. Having a hacked phone in his pocket makes him an easy target if somebody wishes to... I bet Russians and Chinese are sitting on his phone already.

Comment Thunderbird is barely usable (Score 1) 47

Thunderbird is barely usable. It has 10 y.o. bugs making it crash and corrupt local database. It also has 5 y.o. bugs related to handling IMAP protocol and headers.

For open-source email client I don't see any need to use Thunderbid anymore. Need to run your own email service? Use open source server software and decent open source webmail client plus open source mobile client. Thunderbird? No thanks.

Comment Re:Great and all, but I think local email is dying (Score 1) 47

> I am the only person I know who uses a local email client, rather than gmail

Local email client is just a client for service. You know that you can use gmail with your local email client right? Gmail on the other hand is an ISP - exactly the same as in old days of using email client software. It is just like that today people prefer to use webmail over dedicated client. Well in fact they prefer to use their mobile email client (usually GMail) but still...

> The idea of email that isn't used as profiling material for one of the biggest
> advertising companies on the planet appears to be dead.

I doesn't. You can get email from like hundreds of other ISPs and it tends to work. Hell - you can even run your own email server!

> Along with it, as collateral damage, the idea of end-to-end encryption

WTF are you talking about? You can use GMail with end-to-end encryption. Just enable IMAP access and use whatever encryption scheme and whatever client you like...

Comment How stupid is he really? (Score 1) 507

This guy is POTUS. Lots of people would like to kill him. His unsecured phone can reveal his location when - for example - he travels through not so nice countries. Is he so stupid not to understand that this phone basically targets him? When he uses secret service issued phone he can be at least sure that some guy in AT&T (or whatever he is using for his private phone) won't give up his location or other data for small sum of money?

Comment What for you need QHD on mobile phone display? (Score 1) 21

What for you need QHD on mobile phone display? Maybe for VR but other purposes? Why? Processing power for such display is significant - so significant that you can disable it to conserve battery which is a MOBILE phone most valuable resource. So wny? Why QHD in mobile? What is the use case for that?

Comment Windows 10 which edition? (Score 1) 172

I don't really love Microsoft or Windows. Actually I am professionaly an Linux Support Specialist so mind you.

I use Windows 10 and all browsing I am doing on Windows is from Chrome. I have never seen any ad on my Windows 10 nor any nagging to use MS Edge. Maybe it is related to the fact that I am using Pro version of Windows? Or what? I read all that Windows 10 bashing and quite frankly I find it better than Windows 7...

Comment Re:Because Programmers Make Bad Decisions (Score 1) 187

Sorry, no. They broke strings entirely in Python 3.0 and that is why people cannot port to them.

Here is how to do strings correctly: use UTF-8 and DO NOT BARF ON ENCODING ERRORS!

It is absolutely 100% a requirement that a program be able to read a random byte stream into a "string", then write it out again, and get the same byte stream.

In Python 2.0 this only barfed if you tried to convert that string to "Unicode" (it would have been nice if it did not barf, but at least you could store, read, and write strings).

In Python 3.0 it will BARF ON READ. This makes it impossible to write reliable software.

Yes you can use "bytes" in Python 3.0. But that really sucks if in fact you expect your bytes to be readable text, with only RARE (but not magically non-existent) errors.

Comment Re:Check out Huawei Fit (Score 1) 193

Well for sleep activity I use Xiaomi Mi Band 1S (the 2 version is to big and I don't need display) because I find it inconvenient to sleep with my watch and I could hurt my girlfriend with it (Pebble Time Steel is quite big). It does its job very well (sleep tracking) and is just a little silicone strap. Oh and it lasts 30-45 days on single charge (!).

Now for notifications and varius interactions with my smartphone I own Pebble Time Steel (since it lasts 10 days on battery). I've supported it from the start on KickStarter back in early 2012. I've got mine with "Kickstarter Edition" engraved on the envelope and later I've supported Pebble Time Steel. It could be better but for me Pebble was the best smartwatch on market.

To bad they just fucked me over.

Now this Huawei Fit technically is the closest to Pebble and my requirements. Just lacking apps and some functionality which IMHO could be implemented.

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