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Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 105


if by a complex problem that occurs in combination of different states you mean BENCHMARKING said feature, then sure. yeah. very complex. just hammering that instruction seems to be the cause. doesnt matter which core inside either. ..basically, benchmarking one of the new features of their new cpu makes the bug appear.

Comment but he needs it in cash. (Score 3, Insightful) 267

oh but he is asking how to turn it into cash without paying taxes or having a record he has the cash.

he probably totally ignores the fact that once he pays the tax on the investment he is free to do whatever he wants with the money without any of the agencies caring anything - UNLIKE if he just got magically a million dollars of cash and went buying expensive things which would put him on the hitlist of dea etc.

Comment you know what the joke is? (Score 1) 154

you know what the joke is?

it's that they keep adding background stuff and webrtc and PUSH notifications that cause js to run and shit.

and then they add this.

is this going to leave the push stuff working? OR is this a ploy to make us enable the bg push stuff? I mean.. just give the option to shut them off with a timer or not.

Comment Re:Why do you believe that? (Score 1) 456

it stops being fun when you have 3+ apps that handle communication for a single project. it becomes a bother, really it does.

especially when you want to move devices or need to move devices often.. installing all that crap. whats worse, maybe you need to use multiple private instances of the same.. like having 10 slacks that you need to be part of and everyone expecting you to react to everyone of those. it's not good at all.

though the problem becomes more like that you have 10 telephones that you need to be watching at the same time, which ends up churning significant amounts of your time.

Comment it's just snakeoil anyways. (Score 1) 63

ugh.. it is actually built into the api, at least for general run of the mill 3rd party developers. it's not like you can just sign up as a developer and get access to random peoples privately shared data.

now if you sign up and okay access for a "please surveillance me" app then.. well, duh.

the stuff you can get without permissions you can get via regular http/web anyways, if the target has chosen to do so. which of course begs the question wtf are geofeedia etc selling. my bet is that they're selling 99.999% snakeoil product. it will tell law enforcement for example how many times people have publicly said "pot" in a given geographic area(that the users have marked themselves to be part of). as such the rule changes don't have any effect.

twitter on the other hand has been giving some weirdo firehose access to some partners for analyzing or whatnot. thats also just a better api to info that people are putting on the web anyways.

Comment Re: LibreOffice (Score 1) 203

LO may be a better editor.

It's terrible at being compatible with MS Office though, which is sadly the number one must-have feature of an office suite. And only MS Office nails it, and then only within the current version.

LibreOffice is probably better at being compatible with old versions of Office than modern versions of Office though. Many's the time I've seen old Office documents rescued by being loaded into LibreOffice and saved as a more modern format that the current version can understand.

As long as all your target document recipients are either using LibreOffice, or will accept PDF, you're fine. If you have to send your documents to someone who uses MS Office, you can't rely on LibreOffice not to embarrass you horribly - even though it's MS Office screwing up the formats, layouts, footers/headers, etc.

Comment Re: Translation (Score 3) 203

My daughter thinks GIMP is great and Photoshop is crap ; but she started with GIMP. It is largely about what you've learned and overcoming the "yuk" factor of having to learn a different way of doing things.

I get the same feeling when I have to use Windows, or OSX, for any kind of productive work when for the last decade I've been using Linux.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 203

Even better when paired with something like Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment which puts the menus on a search hotkey.

Tap <alt> and type part of the command you're looking for, presto! It even remembers the ones you use the most, I think. There's a reason editors like Atom and Eclipse, etc, have something like this baked into the program itself (and it's not just because Atom with a bunch of plugins has more menu items than the food court at Disney).

Comment Re:PasswordSafe (Score 1) 415

I use Syncthing - runs on all major OSs including phones, runs (almost*) entirely on your own infrastructure so less scope for being snooped. Packaged for my NAS box as well. (A NAS or equivalent server for backups is something every self-respecting nerd should own). And no arbitrary data size limits.

* It uses some public servers for connection negotiation and sometimes as peers - but all traffic is encrypted.

Comment phev rebates are a joke (Score 1) 119

phev rebates are a joke. they cause just the phev system to be subsidized. due to how cars are now taxed in most of the world by co2 tests, the phev gets cheaper as well.

the thing is, pretty much nobody plugs them in and the added weight causes them to have worse mileage than a 1995 honda civic making it all kind of silly and pointless.

yeah the phev is mostly popular due to it dropping the co2 in the test. it's the ultimate circumvention device really. for the consumer it's pretty much +- zero.

Comment Re:Reduced Expectations (Score 3, Insightful) 241

If I went to the local tech mall and bought 100 tablets, I could take 100 tablets and none of them would have any dead pixels.

thats why people are complaining. it's not usual nowadays. if you have such a policy that you need x amount of them to be bad for it to be a defect, put it on the box.

or just try the device before buying, thats what people do in asia - in the west you just assume it works.

Comment Re:Dead pixels? Really? (Score 1) 241

give them some slack. they got a really, really reaally good deal on screens that.. ..well, simply put, 720p screens need to go into 50 bucks tablets now. 150 bucks tablets need at least 1080p.

so, they were probably really, really, really cheap for nintendo. and someone probably had a lot of slightly defective screens sitting in some warehouse in asia, since people in asia would turn on the device before buying it (seriously).

nintendo should have reworded it as that it's normal for a nintendo product to ship with dead pixels out of the box.

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