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Comment Re:Why is Windows 10 the benchmark? (Score 1) 200

Today's 16 and even 32 bits are at the same price than 8 bits for the same type of target and have more support,

You can only justify 8bits if you have an already tested and production ready product. And even then, if you need incremental development over that product, restarting at 32 might be cheaper.

Comment Re:Morons (Score 1) 321

This explains why so many feminists have personalities and attitudes of trashy people who are always commanding and passive-aggressive at the very least.

The feminist you heard of are usually feminist in movement leadership positions. In my experience, women in leadership positions are usually commanding and passive-aggressive at the very least. Just take a look a women in politics across the world. I've found an exception to this on hard sciences academia, but women in academia are a niche case.

It may be that women need to be bitchy to achieve power in a "patriarchal society" or that bitchiness is intrinsic to female leadership.

Comment Re:Signed drivers? (Score 1) 259

Tablets and phones use MTP, kindle uses USB mass storage like a pen drive.

USB mass storage prevents the storage from being accessed from multiple devices at the same time, so Google went with MTP for android but Windows didn't include it on Windows7 nor any of it's updates (Not sure if it's preinstalled on w8 or w10).

Comment Re:Lets... (Score 2) 259

Kindles emulate standard USB storage.
This seems more like windows trying to be "smart", detecting a kindle device and handling it different, triggering a bug.


This is a stupid bug that should not happen (as a kindle device should be handled by userspace and killed when unresponsive)


On the other hand, my linux experience when handling corrupted IO devices sectors hasn't been wonderful, so I can say the grass isn't much greener from this side of the fence.

Comment Re:They've been scrambling not improving (Score 1) 194

The game release was rushed, pressured by Nintendo, because they wanted POGO to hipe (instead of overlap) the pokemon sun/moon releases.

That's obvious by the time it took them to fix the tracking system an the load balancing of the servers. The game was also released feature incomplete ( no fighting, no trading, and on version 0.2*)

Comment Re: All your attention are belong to us (Score 1) 156

Maemo wasn't about having a unix prompt, it was about having a mobile phone, with a tablet/touchphone UI for easiness of use, but with a PC OS capabiites. That meant that all your gui-less linux tools ecosystems was directly ported.

Usually servers, or background processes that did some shit, that from time to time I still need to do on Android from time to time, but I can't so I need to use some ugly halfass app from the android playstore that might not do exactly what I need.

On the other hand, non power users had a normal playstore that installed normal phone apps, and wouldn't see the difference.

I still don't konw if maemo model would be up to the security standards required today, but that's another discussion.

Comment Re:Fuck iOS (Score 1) 129

What would prevent a bugged android apk to be delivered via the playstore? Are the gatekeepers that trustworthy?
I don't trust them, but I did trust android permissions to (at least) identify apps with strange behaviours. Seems I was wrong and I'll need to stop installing crap.

This is a serious bug, but iOS security superiority is not on its walled garden, but in its timely OS updates.

Comment Re:People aren't getting married (Score 1) 531

At this point, we're getting back to where we were hundreds of years ago

What about arranged marriages around the world today? Even in US orthodox communities.
Or what about post WWI arranged weddings between an Europeans working in America (as in continent), and pre-feminism single woman without available mens in their county.

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