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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

ADRA Re:Translation: (158 comments)

Who cares about architecture when the OS platform and the development tooling around them are becoming more relevant? Android uses Java for almost everything, and IOS has its own toolchains that aren't portable, so the real problem is that the mobile development experience is largely siloed.

The only Android X86 product I've used is Nexus Player, which works fine for at least the cases that I use it on, and the few programs I've used from the side-loaded Android world work fine (it also has some form of ARM compat, so maybe a lousy example). The problem is that the VAST majority of X86 based devices are running windows, and on mobile, basically nobobdy cares anymore about microsoft. Its all Android / IOS regardless of how amazing a single piece of hardware is.

At least RIM woke up and started supporting Android apps, but even now, it may be too little too late (by like 4 years) for them. Microsoft's business is to make money from its OS, and doesn't seem to settle for app-space innovations, so they'll continue to be an also-run in mobile till they finally give up or somehow peak the next market hotness, but that seems more of a coin toss.

about a week ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

ADRA I dunno (209 comments)

I dip in and out, occasionally posting pictures and responding to stories, but typically I don't produce on it, just consume. Mind you, besides slashdot, I don't really produce anywhere, so that's not really saying much. The news and links are good. I'd rather they allowed their topics / posts / etc.. to be absorbed through RSS or the such, and I have definitely seen Google recently stepping back from standards (Gtalk for instance) and regardless of the why's of the matter, I'm not sold on Google 'winning the war', but it is a nice place to discover information that I would've otherwise missed from other sources, or apathy.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

ADRA Re:Doesn't really matter if they do patch it (629 comments)

I had a first gen N7 and it performed HORRRIBLY until I cleared the cache partition through the boot menu's. Just search online on how to do it. It changed my N7 from a horrible blob of crap into a not so great but vastly better piece of not so amazing, but definitely usable.

about three weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

ADRA Re:Uninterested people aren't worth it (480 comments)

Maybe the more apt question would be why people are so uninformed that simply withdraw all responsibility in governance. A few toss outs:
    - The system works, so why bother voting to change it
    - The systems is so corrupt, I've given up any hope of fixing things
    - I'm a small person, and I should have no say in how things are run
    - With all of two parties that are functionally essentially identical, who cares who I vote for, so I don't bother
    - I hate politics (I've personally knows many friends that would turn hostile that the thought of talking politics)
    - I work 80 hours a week in my salt factory job, and I'm literally brain dead, and I've lost all sense of smell... Squirrel!

I'm sure there are many more reasons. The point is, there are good reasons to vote, and BAD reasons to not vote. I'd say make voting mandatory, but add a category for no-vote and give a large list of reasons why you chose to not vote for a candidate/party/etc.. It'll inform both the government and the populace on how government has failed those that chose not to participate.

about three weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

ADRA Re:Bar fucking barians ... (490 comments)

Sounds like an area for improvement. Look again and see that most european Muslims are significantly more moderate than those in other nations. Why in Indonesia, the largest capita Muslim county in the world do only 18% believe in capital punishment, whereas 62% in neighboring and much less majority Malaysia? Sample bias, or simply local pockets of highly conservative muslim sects, I couldn't say.

about three weeks ago
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HTTP/2 - the IETF Is Phoning It In

ADRA Re:HTTP/1.1 is just fine (161 comments)

Well, to my understanding, it isn't as simple as client programming alone. Even if you do open an out of band background streamer for backend pages, you still have a round-trip per resource, where you could, say pump images 1-100 in one push instead of a 'request-response * 100' loop along a persistent HTTP stream. Any more client-side processing, and you'd have to change the contract and let javascript parse and insert individual resulting blocks into the cache individually, which I don't believe is the case currently in browsers.

Just a casual search found this:
http://stackoverflow.com/quest...
As you can see, the 'fix' is to load each image from site individually instead of through a single bulk-fetch styled request which the server hosting the SPDY could then service. The other neat one is being able to fetch the host HTML page and get all its images / css streamed in one response. I hoep that the browsers can handle the responses streamed and handle them as yet incomplete page elements and not fetch them separately, because that would be truely awesome perf. / responsiveness.

about three weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

ADRA Re:Bar fucking barians ... (490 comments)

There are crazy fanatics in all groups. Its easy to villify those that aren't in your tribe or faith, but they are human beings just like you. Though his words may be self-serving in cooling the often undiscriminating hate against his religion, you can't say that terrorism and media exposure aren't in any way linked. To say the opposite is to invite more terror, if you like it or not. The rest of your rant are so bile spewed its not worth addressing. I live in a country largely isolated from terrorism (domestic and international), so I'm thankful for that, but I've personally known dozens of perfectly well adjusted muslim's who live quite normal lives surrounded by Christians, Agnostics, and everyone else most notably. I personally have more issues from dirty bible thumpers talking about all of us going to hell than I've ever been threatened by a Muslim.

about three weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

ADRA Re:Besides the blantant bloodshed... (490 comments)

Slashdot posted 911, so how exactly is this any different? Oh, because most slashdotters are American, it automatically becomes relevant, whereas when it happens to someone else, "how the fuck is this for nerds"? The truth is, big news specifically regarding military and terrorism usually gets a passing article link through Slashdot, and if you're really that hard done by for it, just skip the post.

about three weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

ADRA Re:Restrictive Gun laws (490 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

US --- 2.83 homicides per 100k
FR --- 0.22 homicides per 100k

I'd say it's mission accomplished, or at least better off. Sorry, what was your point exactly? That these highly armored, highly armed individuals would've been stopped dead by citizen vigilantes?

about three weeks ago
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HTTP/2 - the IETF Is Phoning It In

ADRA Re:HTTP/1.1 is just fine (161 comments)

There's no reason to hate a protocol because its binary. That's just retarded since any protocol analyzer will be able to represent the data in a consice way for anyone who cares to know. The benefit of the new tech as I see it is this: You hit home page X, analytics has proven that 95% of users on page X go to page Y. Why not start batching out page pieces from Y early, so that when the user navigates to Y, it'll be there significantly faster. Seems like a win for me, as long as there's some semblence of security around cache saturation.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

ADRA Re:Dell XPS 15 Touch (325 comments)

Hey, I have this too and love it, though I think the OP is smoking something and most likely won't be able to find anything viable. The rest of the posters have much more wokrable solutions than I'll bother repeating, but computers are a trade-off, and you need to choose the most viable solutions in your individual secenario the best you can, but no magic waving hands will violate the underlying fundamentals of modern computing's limitation.

about three weeks ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

ADRA Re:Back to the Future (681 comments)

1. The story was written (by many independent people apparently) long after his apparent death
2. Is Moses a real person, and did he really also part the red sea? Even if the parting is BS, even the exodus from Egypt is largely based on few anecdotes. Actually, is moses a real person at all? Probably, maybe, who knows. The magic of history is that after a couple generations, its hard to distinguish fact from hear-say unless there's enough objective proof to show the trail. The problem with Jesus is there was practically 0 notable historical significance to Jesus' existance outside of the belief system that manifested out of the stories told about him.

about a month ago
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First Airbus A350 XWB Delivered, Will Start Service in January

ADRA Re:Why the 1st model starts at -800? (65 comments)

If they don't sell seats (which really depends on how much they want to undercut to fill), they can always ship more cargo, which can actually be quite lucritive, though probably somewhere south of an economy ticket, but I don't know those details.

about a month ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

ADRA Re:Waste of Time (332 comments)

No, they're cookie cutter sci-fi plots which could've been perfectly viable on their own under a different handle, but instead they legerage their name and eliminated the entire multi-generation build-up for Star Trek (though admintedly pretty bad in the last 90's/00's). After the first reboot, I gave up on it entirely.

I see the next epic sellout to be Terminator. Arnold has single handedly ruined that franchise by continually being the pivotal character who's relevance was spent after the second edition. Third, fourth, and what would've been the final movies would've been much better showings if they didn't try to ham fist Arnold's character into every single one. As for the reboot, once again, fuck it. Ther entire franchise didn't exist anymore, so who the hell cares. Even Emilia Clarke can't save that production for me.

about a month ago
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The Joys and Hype of Hadoop

ADRA Use a tool for what its good for (55 comments)

Hadoop is good at generally running massive queries of tons of data in a relatively efficient amount of time. I say efficient and not fast, becuase the requests can vary from well structured for grid data sets to massive bloated ugly queries that would be massive bloated and ugly in any DBMS environment. If you want to talk about regulation, etc.. I think you're batrking up the wrong tree with Hadoop. If you're concerned with regulation, seed the DB with unique though meaningless data when importing and avoid all of those problems.

about a month and a half ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

ADRA Re:Knowledge is power (611 comments)

NIMBY man, it either makes people on the interstate slower, or those in their neighborhoods. The result is someone's going to be unhappy that you're on the road. If said is the case, there's absolutely no asshole cred being handed out for making your life easier.

Don't like traffic going through your nehbourhood? Make it unmanageable for traffic to traverse quickly, which will affect you, but everyone pays for those roads, and everyone has the right to use them as they see fit.

about a month and a half ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

ADRA Re:That retarded logic (130 comments)

It could only be barely considered illegal if the channel in which the media is presented has some form of 'official' character. If Google published a video under their official YouTube publishing tag, one could say that the video should be as specified, but if spliff666 published "Attack of the Clones" to their YouTube account, there's exactly zero assumption of the video being in any form 'legitimate', which a charge of fraud would first have to establish--- IMHO IANAL.

about a month and a half ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

ADRA Re:That retarded logic (130 comments)

That in fact depends on the host country's law regarding this. In the US, facilitating the illegal use of copyright is enough to get into trouble, which is why there aren't Illegal content torrent sites in the US, and why many old peer software sharing services like napster no longer exists.

about a month and a half ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

ADRA Holistic Nutbars (1051 comments)

I have a friend who is one, and no matter how hard you try to get them to see reason, you know you're talking to a brick wall, because their wall of ignorance will never allow for rational discourse. Their belief has only been amplified by all the media on new/old age of holistic medicines, aroma therapy, acupuncture, food alergies, etc. etc.. some may actually have some practical benefits for some illnesses, but that just reinforces the belief that a scorched earth approach to diet, medication, etc... are somehow better for themselves / children. I fear for those people, and apparently from the article, those around them.

about a month and a half ago
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BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser

ADRA Akami is dead (67 comments)

Yeah, they're really shaking in their boots. But really, if you want 'anonymous' go use Tor I guess. What is this besides something that will probably break most of the web?

Seriously, if you think static content is the life blood of your internet business, then a solution like this (though packaged specifically for your audience) is great, but how does this help anyone else, when I'd say about 90% of the content delivered to most people now a-days are at least somewhat curated to you as an individual or at least browser individual?

about 1 month ago

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