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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Ravaldy Re:The THREE shells: (260 comments)

You guys/gals keep bringing up the same NSA jokes... I'm bored...

yesterday
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HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

Ravaldy Re:Battery life? (180 comments)

4GB of ram isn't a long shot anymore but Windows 8 runs fine on much less than that. Netbooks have the OS using only 480MB. The cold boot time was 22 seconds which is very reasonable. With version 8.1 it is suppose to be even less memory hungry with a similar boot time.

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Ravaldy Re:we are DOOOMED!!! (581 comments)

Many changes in marketing direction. Many companies back in the day adopted years for their software and eventually went to release names and finally went back to basics which is version number. Behind the scenes the number continued to increase as version numbers went up. E.g. Vista was the save version number as Windows 2008 and Windows 7 was same version as Windows 2008 R2.

At the end of the day it doesn't matter. The product's ability to deliver what is was built for is what matters and their PC sales prove they appeals to 90% of the population.

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Ravaldy Re:Unified Experience Across Devices (581 comments)

Stepping stones. Windows 8 was a wobbly stepping stone but it was a stepping stone. Dev on MS is much easier to cross over platforms than it was in the past.

yesterday
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Ravaldy Re:Broken window fallacy (184 comments)

Regulations aren't destruction in most cases so the broken window fallacy doesn't apply here.

Regulations do many things good things for society on top of forcing changes that result in movement in economies. I know I'm pretty happy there are food regulations as well as electrical regulations. There are many more that could be mentioned that affected you daily.

about a week ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Ravaldy Re:Lacking developers. (189 comments)

Most users really don't care. I know I don't. I'm not encoding videos with my phone. I click on shit and it comes up. And the price point where I live is $0.00 with a plan. It was $0.00 at release because they are trying to pierce the market.

about a week ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Ravaldy Re:Lacking developers. (189 comments)

I wasn't making reference to Metro because in that case it would probably be ok.

about a week ago
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Obama Presses China On Global Warming

Ravaldy Re:Funny (260 comments)

Putting green solutions is money out of our pockets but a great stimulator of our economy. Reducing our use through better technology is probably a much more important step than trying to convince people to stop using what they have been using for decades. It's like asking them to poop in bags to save water.

about a week ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Ravaldy Re:Lacking developers. (189 comments)

Lag in what regards? Most useful apps are now finally on par with IOS and Android ones.

The rest of the phone is just a phone. The one thing that works for them is the fact that their developer base is HUGE since all code crosses over platforms minus interfaces (For obvious reasons).

about a week ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Ravaldy Re:Third option (421 comments)

How dare you bring Ford into this.

about a week ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Ravaldy Re:Third option (421 comments)

Which is also why a 1" 22 gauge angle iron is stronger than a 16 gauge flat bar. You need to take the bends into account. Just using a thicker material will help and introducing embossing can also help make the phone sturdier.

about a week ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Ravaldy Re:Third option (421 comments)

There are different aluminum alloys. As far as I can see they could go for a either a thicker alloy or a different one all together. Cost wise it makes sense to stick to aluminum alloys. Graphite and titanium are both very expensive and graphite is not easily recycled which could make it a problem in some countries.

about a week ago
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Ravaldy Re:TF2 (93 comments)

I agree.

If it skips Windows 9 I'm sure the next OS will have it. Only makes sense.

about a week ago
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Ravaldy Re:TF2 (93 comments)

You had bad fragmentation on Windows 7 using NTFS?

about a week ago
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Ravaldy Re:TF2 (93 comments)

On my last AMD box running Windows 7, Team Fortress 2 would load within 10 seconds... How much time do you need to save?

about a week ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Ravaldy Re:Funny how this works ... (184 comments)

In many cases regulations actually promote business as they create new requirements, changes in process or limitations that need to be overcome. It's especially good for the tech fields as it sometimes requires system changes. E.g. Our factory had to spend $100k in extra safety equipment due to changes in regulations.

Some regulations are BS but many are reasonable and are in many cases accepted by the majority population.

about a week ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

Ravaldy Re:Not gonna matter (275 comments)

True. They are still looking for big foot. LOL!!!

about a week ago
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Nobody's Neutral In Net Neutrality Debate

Ravaldy Re:Curious (132 comments)

When you assess what you think is the cost of bandwidth, what do you include?

Based on how much I used and how much I'm allowed to use I would pay 16 cents per GB. Considering what I actually use it cost me 21 cents per GB.

Do you have a link for what you call undoctored resource use statistics.

about a week ago

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