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Comment How is this lashvertisement... (Score 0) 62

... news for nerds and stuff that matters for readers in:
UK?
Germany?
Canada?
Australia?
New Zealand?
Brazil?
Rusia?
India?
China?
South Africa?
Mexico?
Spain?
France?
Austria?
Japan?
Venezula?

Or a long etcetera (basicaly)?

I mean, like many sites, slashdot started in the US, but have international following. Would be interesting to know if the US readership is bigger than the rest of the world combined.

I get it that the Advertisements could be targetd to the US if they are the most receptive. But this is suppoed to be an article...

Comment How is this slashvertisement... (Score 0) 84

news for nerds and stuff that matters for readers in:
UK?
Germany?
Canada?
Australia?
New Zealand?
Brazil?
Rusia?
India?
China?
South Africa?
Mexico?
Spain?
France?
Austria?
Japan?
Venezula?

Or a long etcetera (basicaly)?

I mean, like many sites, slashdot started in the US, but have international following. Would be interesting to know if the US readership is bigger than the rest of the world combined.

I get it that the Advertisements could be targetd to the US if they are the most receptive. But this is suppoed to be an article...

Comment Re:Cool (Score 3, Informative) 98

SailFish* (Unlike bada) can run Android APPs in a sort of compatibility mode. It can also be coaxed to load many of Google Play Services (but that breaks Google's EULA). So, most likely, very few people will develop native sailfish, even in Russia.

If Anything, this creates critical mass for affordable/Quality phones running the OS. Just imagine, say, a MODERN YottaPhone running Sailfish.

Having said that, carriers have demonstrated that they do not realy care for a Third ecosystem, all they really need is the "Threat" of a third ecosystem to restrain Google a tad.

* Also BB10 OS, but that is a whole different issue.

Comment Corporate environment or dual stack development (Score 1) 403

If you are a developer working for a corporation, there are tools that run only in Windows (Outlook/Exchange, lotus notes come to mind). Instead of developing in Linux and using a VM for the Windows tools (with the corresponding comsumption of resourses of resources) you may as well develop in Windows10 altogether.

Or, if corporate forces you to use Windows (I am Looking at you Huawei), instead of firing up a VM with linux, or using the half baked cygwin, you can develop on Win10 Bash...

Or, if you develop applications that target more than one platform (say, windows and Linux), you may use Windows to develop and test for linux and windows, no VMs required.

Or, if you fancy a specific piece of gear (say, a very fancy laptop) and do not want to have all the hassle with the drivers (yes, I know the windows situation is not Linux's fault, but is a fact of life.... :-( ), you can get it, and develop your linux SW on Windows 10...

Or, if you are a gamer, and developer at the same time, you do not need no dualboot bodongles...

These are but a few reasons that may entice a Linux developer to develop on Win10 Aniversay...

Comment Meesa thinks is the other way around... (Score 1) 123

Normaly, the less powerfull architecture is virtualized/emulated in the more powerful one.

That's why you could run (whay back when) X86 on alpha, but not the other way around.

If we asume ARM64 in Mobiles, X86 in Workstations, Desktops and Laptops, and a mix of both in tablets, we see that ARM64 is the weaker architecture, NOT BECAUSE OF THE ARCHITECTURE ITSELF (that's open to debate), but because of thermal disipation limits and power (battery) limitations.

Therefore, the emulation will probably be ARM64 emulated on top of X86 Hardware.

Besides, just to top it off, Microsoft is an ARM licensee, so they can implement the ISA however they see fit (including via emulation), while emulating X86 on top of ARM may open a can of legal worms with both intel (x86-32) and AMD (X86-64).

Comment Great for BB10 devices (Score 1) 79

I have a BBQ10 (long story short, I NEED the physical keyboard, is not a matter of preference).

Even though I kinda-sorta still get security updates for the BaseOS, FaceBook (and WhatsApp) abandoned the platform, and left behind ha mobile website wraped as an app.

Since BB10 runs android, and since this is planned for older android, as soon as 10.3.3 lands, I will sideload the APKs, and let you know how this behaves. Ditto for FaceBook lite, and WhatsApp.

Comment Re:It's a shame. (Score 1) 90

But if Blackberry is moving to an OS they don't write, on hardware they don't design or build - is there any reason to buy their stuff any more?

As long as some of those outsourced OS they don't write on Hardware they don't design or build combos has a physical keyboard, count me in.

I have a friend who is daltonic, and is enthusiastic about the iPhone 7 because of the filters for the colour blind. I have a essential tremor, and I need a physical Keyboard, I do not care about brand or OS. Just about Phisical Keyboard, specs and Build Quality. And, so far, only blackberry makes those (other brands make physical keyboard phones, but the specs are krap).

The BB10 in my Q10 is cool, but I would actually preffer Android (chromecast app and some other apps not present in BBworld or amazon app store).

Comment Yeah Right (Score 1) 125

At the same time he was doing IPv4, CLNS/CLNP was using 20BYTE Addresses (variable lenght). And Xerox (which Cerf himself credits with inspiration to his project) was using 12Byte Addresses. So that excuse of "could not have done it" is Bollocks.

As for encryption, that's what optional headers are for! Should have defined two or three of those fron the start: Weak encription (to handle export/munitions restrictions of the time), strong encription (either for countries which are not under US influence, or when the exports/munition restrictions were lifted) and PKC encription (for the nascent field of public key crypto).

Besides, i am not sure what was his influence on the IPv6 designers, and their ill fated idea of removing the IP checksums... :-(

 

Comment No trouble for the pending sale. (Score 2) 56

Remember, yahoo is selling the CORE ASSETS, but Yahoo (the company) will still exist, as a placeholder for Alibaba and YAhoo! Japan shares. So, is Yahoo (the company) that is still liable for the breach, not verizon. If push comes to shove, Yahoo can sign a MoU stating that is it, and not Verizon, the one who will carry all the brunt of the hack (lawsuits, fines, reparations, costs and any other thing derived from this hack).

The alibaba, yahoo japan and any other assets in this company shall be enough to cover that.

Comment I may not need it, but I want it (Score 1) 222

Unless Verizoncan offer a metered plan with SIGNIFICANTTLY HUMONGUS savings compared to the unlimited competition, I'll choose unlimited any time.

Otherwise, the first time I slip up with an OTA update, the choice of a slightly more expensive unlimited plan will pay for itself.

Besides, peace of mind has no price.

Besides, is more easy to do our financial planning with a constant quantity than a variable one.

Besides, who knows what services can catch my eye tomorrow, either as a passing fad (leading to a couple of months spike) or as a daily driver...

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