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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Bing Tsher E Re:Or upgrade to llvm ... (475 comments)

Yes. Choice is nice. That's why I've migrated away from all of Apple's 'flagship' products, which are proprietary closed off dead ends.

12 hours ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Bing Tsher E Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (475 comments)

I guess you'd better shave that hair off your feet, sharpen all your pencils, and fork the kernel, then.

12 hours ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Bing Tsher E Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (475 comments)

Nobody cares what code you committed. Butthurt v. 2.1 was working fine before your 'improvements.' Just cut out the 'abusive' crap. You sound like some sort of social worker.

12 hours ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Bing Tsher E Re:Great. Now the sloth community... (475 comments)

Don't worry. The first humans to migrate to North America quickly drove the giant sloths extinct. The remaining sloths are small and harmless.

12 hours ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Bing Tsher E Re:I feel so much better now (233 comments)

My SE/30 chugs along about as nicely as it has for decades now. Apple made a fine product, at some point in the past.

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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Bing Tsher E Re:How about the cell characters? (233 comments)

More and more other people have 4G phones using those frequencies, is my best guess.

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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Bing Tsher E Re:No need for a conspiracy (233 comments)

Actually, they would be switching back to the 'traditional' Windows 95 look of the desktop, since XP was itself a bubblegum-shop abomination.

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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Bing Tsher E Re:No need for a conspiracy (233 comments)

then they release an updated OS with new features to take advantage of that extra computing power.

Sadly, they mostly release new eye-candy to use up that extra computing power. This has been the case for decades. It also has to do with boosting the ego of the dev team by letting them shovel more of their 'cruft' into the software 'just because.'

A newer improved version of software should run faster than the old version on the same hardware, unless substantial new features have been added, and even then should only bog down if those new features are invoked. It's one of those 'what the fuck is this' phenomena, and it's staggering how many people will say 'that just isn't realistic.'

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Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants

Bing Tsher E Re:Hm. I wonder if the sintering can take a punch? (68 comments)

It has to be as durable as the bone it is fitted into. Titanium is used in prosthetics because it is the most biocompatible metal, not so much for it's hardness.

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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Bing Tsher E Re: Clever editors. (269 comments)

I'm curious to know why Greenpeace would put up with a high level exec commuting that distance regularly. The guy should move to live closer to work, is how I would think the rank-and-file greenpeace activists would think it. Why do they need to employ a CEO who clearly thinks of himself as a jet-setter?

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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Bing Tsher E Re:The real question (263 comments)

What does any of that even mean? Who has been 'whipped in the productivity game' by this municipal entity?

2 days ago
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Raspberry Pi Gameboy

Bing Tsher E Re:The golden question.. (60 comments)

The important question for me would be: can I plug in any of my Gameboy carts and expect it to play the game? That would actually be fairly trivial but nobody seems interested in something like that. It's just a Z80 and the whole schematic is published.

I bought a Zelda Gameboy Advance cart at a used game store just last night. The Gameboy Advance SP still rocks, esp. if you get a model 101 version. It's so perfectly balanced, and plays any Gameboy cart going all the way back to the earliest that I fail to understand why anybody would even bother 'emulating' it with new hardware.

4 days ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Bing Tsher E Re:Yay.. This is easy to imagine (321 comments)

Perhaps grandparent commenter works for Adobe, which would explain why he described it as a nightmare.

4 days ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Bing Tsher E Re:Best Wishes ! (321 comments)

Uh. Nope. Completely nope.

Read some history then come back and participate in the discussion if you wish.

4 days ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

Bing Tsher E Re:big deal (47 comments)

But this was a floating metal tube containing electronics and running software as fragile as Java.

4 days ago
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Researchers Design Bot To Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

Bing Tsher E Re:Hello Dave (102 comments)

I'd love there to be robot consumers, soaking up about 70% of Google's capability to hurl ads at us.

4 days ago
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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

Bing Tsher E Re:Density (78 comments)

What's the current density of read/write randomly-accessible information?

4 days ago
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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

Bing Tsher E Re:Sometimes I am jealous (217 comments)

Fortunately Friedman only has gadfly-level powers.

4 days ago

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German Official Mulls Breaking Up Google

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  about 2 months ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes ""

A senior German official has warned that Google may have such a dominant market position that a breakup of the company "must be seriously considered."

Such a move—which would be difficult to enforce because Google is based in the United States—could be a last resort for countries seeking to prevent the Internet search giant from systematically crowding out competitors, said Sigmar Gabriel, who is Germany's economy minister and vice chancellor.""

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Disconnecting Your Android Device From Google

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  about a year ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes "Is it possible to completely disconnect your Android device from Google?

The Play Store is not mandatory; a simple checkbox in Security allows Android users to install APK files from any location and never use the Play Store.

Using Firefox for Android and being careful to never log into a Google service with it keeps your web browsing separate from Google cookies.

If you root your phone, you can reach into the directory and pull out all the APK files, then install them manually. This only works, of course, if you already paid for the Apps, but it makes it possible for your phone to be disconnected from Google and the Play Store and still have your apps. Could a community of file sharers that are trusted peers build up a collection of APK files to make it possible for there to be a Google-free Android phone experience?

Just some food for thought. At a minimum, getting off Chrome and onto Firefox is something every Android user should consider."
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Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes "A New York Times article reports: "The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez." Is Chavez muscling in to help assure a Castro-style US Election?"

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Meta-Topic: Slashot Comment Posting

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I always post my comments with 'no karma bonus' checked off. Even though I can post at default of +2 I do not do so often. This is because posting at +1 gives a safety margin. You can say more controversial and challenging things in a +1 comment and not have it modded down. But it gets saved in the permanent archive. When I do have something of note to add to the discussion, it gets marked up to +2 or higher fairly quickly anyway.

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