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Nokia Exec: Young People Fed Up With iPhone and Android

Ex Machina Re:As a certified "young person"... (532 comments)

... because they can't figure out how to post to Facebook with a Droid, obviously!

more than 2 years ago

How Adobe Flash Lost Its Way

Ex Machina Re:20/20 rosy view? (354 comments)

I think that Apple's expressed lack of interest in native apps in the first iteration of the iPhone OS were to discourage people from waiting for a feature and to maintain a competitive edge via secrecy.

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 To Feature 'Fast Startup Mode'

Ex Machina Re:will they have a real reboot (287 comments)

If you need to actually reboot your machine, you can always run Windows Update.

about 3 years ago

Cisco's Tablet Act Like a Desktop

Ex Machina Re:heavy + bulky + expensive == better! (120 comments)

Inferior specs and capabilities never stopped any Apple product from being a runaway success, so I'd say it has a chance.

Uh Apple desktops in the 90s

more than 3 years ago

Why Thunderbolt Is Dead In the Water

Ex Machina Re:Cross Platform (568 comments)

ExFat doesn't work on all versions of 10.5, making it essentially useless for real cross platform use.

more than 2 years ago

Why Thunderbolt Is Dead In the Water

Ex Machina Re:Cross Platform (568 comments)

Only FAT filesystems are truly portable between Windows and Macs & FAT is a terrible file system no big (> 4 or 2 GB) files. Totally useless for many tasks.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu 11.10 To Switch From GDM To LightDM

Ex Machina Why is this news? (236 comments)

I understand "big changes" in Linux distributions that have a day to day impact on all users like switching to or Unity are important events. But most people spend about 10 seconds tops interacting with Gdm every day. It's just not that important for most users.

more than 3 years ago

Google Launches New Assault On Microsoft Office

Ex Machina Did /. become CNet? (126 comments)

How is this news for nerds? More like News for Office Drones!

more than 3 years ago

Apple in Talks to Improve Sound Quality of Music Downloads

Ex Machina Re:Hoopla (450 comments)

All those old Beatles and Rolling Stones albums? Keep the best CD version you have, more bits aren't going to make a difference.

Many CD versions of those records were poorly mastered.

more than 2 years ago

Amazon Cloud Not Big Enough For Feds and WikiLeaks

Ex Machina Re:Should anybody really be supprised... (204 comments)

WikiLeaks may think they are trying to expose corruption, but so far, I haven't seen the corruption they think exists.

How about the top story there right now?

Confidential documents related to the World Health Organization Expert Working Group on innovative financing for research and development surfaced today, revealing the group's thinking as well as pharmaceutical industry thinking about the WHO process. The documents immediately raised concern about possible undue access to the process by industry; the WHO told Intellectual Property Watch the industry group was not supposed to have the documents.

more than 3 years ago

Yahoo! To Close Delicious

Ex Machina Re:They are also kiling Altavista (311 comments)

The real tragedy here is the destruction of the community. Altavista has no more value to me, but with delicious I know I can bounce over and check out what my friend Bob bookmarked about Ruby in 2006 or look at the history of annotations to a URL. That data will become inaccessible to me & I'll likely loose contact with some people I only follow through delicious.

more than 3 years ago

Gawker Source Code and Databases Compromised

Ex Machina uh (207 comments)

Anyone have any experience changing all their low priority passwords at once? Thoughts?

more than 3 years ago

Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

Ex Machina Re:What the hell is the point? (376 comments)

Exactly, if they really wanted to hurt them, wouldn't an attack on something that would cost them real money (like a RIAA-blessed streaming music service) be more damaging?

more than 3 years ago

OpenBSD 4.8 Released

Ex Machina Re:fdisk (176 comments)

IIRC you can suffix a quantity with M or G to specify size in megabytes or gigabytes.

more than 3 years ago


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