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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Ravaldy Re:Apple just made a big legal mistake. (305 comments)

Maybe not but companies get away with it because you need to spend money to get a lawyer and then you need to prove it caused harm/damage.

yesterday
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

Ravaldy Re:The Windows Phone failed. (165 comments)

I don't think the MS mobile products were a failure. Marketing a phone in this industry is an uphill battle especially when the retail stores push Apple as the ideal product and Android as the economy option. I'm not talking out of my ass, I've been to 3 stores while looking to replace my wife's phone and the story was the same at all stores:
- Apple is the best if you can afford it
- Android phone are nice and they cost less
- Windows Phone. I wouldn't sell you that if my life depended on it. Why? Long moment of silence... They have no apps.

So ignorance and pre-made opinion will fail any new player to the market. That's the truth. Ended up getting my wife a Nexus which I find better than any Apple product offered yet... My 2 cents.

yesterday
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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

Ravaldy Re:And if no legal option exists? (146 comments)

Yeah, they should not change a thing because 0.03% of the population needs their NES games or other form of entertainment nobody cares for.

yesterday
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

Ravaldy Re:Windows 7 (138 comments)

100MBit. I cap that very quickly. I get 300 - 700Mbit transfer between my workstations if I'm running on Gig so I'm not sure was restrictions are preventing you from reaching those speeds but I don't get those restrictions. Without a new OS you can't take advantage of the new instruction set in Windows including the I7's hyper-threading. This is especially true for newer rendering applications. As for Windows XP64 or 2003 64 I have yet to see one of those machines boot in less than 40 seconds. My Windows 7 x64 boots in 8 seconds flat and that includes starting a SQL Database and an IIS server. 8 seconds after the bios splash screen I'm clicking to open apps and it's snappy.

It doesn't matter if you maintain your car. Once a car reaches a certain age / mileage, it simply has a higher number of failure occurrences. If you are paid $20/hr that's fine as you win in the end but if you make $100/hour then you don't want to be stranded on the highway or stuck at a garage on a Monday morning. I'm assuming many people on /. are self employed and paid $80 - $250 per hour. Those that are employed make between $20 - $60.

FYI. We just upgraded everything at my office and the net gain in employee time will pay for the equipment in the first month and a half of usage. So regardless of the aches and pains that came from transitioning over, the overall benefit outweighs the cost of moving forward.

3 days ago
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

Ravaldy Re:Windows 7 (138 comments)

I don't know how you guys like spending your time but having to hack crap together to have it possibly working right isn't my cup of tea. I'd rather use that same time and make more money to buy the next OS and possibly hardware. Windows 2000 has not had security updates for a very long time and you needed to apply a non-official patch for the time to take into effect the new day light savings rules. In addition file transfer and file handling in general is MUCH faster in the newer versions of MS OS. As far as I'm concerned that's just the tip of the iceberg.

I often see this with people holding on to things thinking they are saving money and trouble but the reality is they aren't. If you buy a Windows 2000 system and install all the games and software you need and don't need to upgrade then fine. But if you actually use it as a production machine and upgrade the hardware I can 99% assure you that you are losing. I'm not sure why this is looked at differently than Linux. If a kernel is released before 64 bit support was mainstream how can it support the extra features? Same goes for all other technological improvements.

I compare this behavior to the one of holding on to a car that is way past it's prime. You can be saving money by repairing it instead of having the monthly payment but nobody pays you for the time you lose while waiting for the car to be fixed or towed.

5 days ago
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

Ravaldy Re:Windows 7 (138 comments)

If you are a gamer that sticks to the same games you won't care to upgrade but if you like getting the latest games you will eventually want to upgrade as there is definite benefits to be gained and games will eventually start offering less and less support to Windows 7.

Anyhow, why not a console if the OS makes you that angry?

Linux and Windows PCs will eventually be solely used as workstations.

5 days ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Ravaldy Re:Matter of opinion (304 comments)

I actually got a Logitech G55 (if I recall) and that is even better than my previous one. It's like saying those carbureted cars where so much better. Depends what you mean by better. It definitively wasn't better on fuel and didn't maximize my HP.

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

Ravaldy Re:The Conservative Option (480 comments)

Just want to start by saying that I agreed with all you comments prior to the civility one. I personally wasn't offended by any of it so shame on those who cry over spilled milk. The fact is that aggression doesn't usually resonate into positive action. I've often seen the exact opposite especially amongst strong willed and opinioned individuals.

What I personally find more impactful is strong words that don't cross to the side of "rude" or "unprofessional". I'm not saying you did any of this, instead I'm just pointing out that strong professional words usually get more attention. When someone comes up to leadership with their ass is on fire and they communicate using profanity to try and get a point across they usually get the "He's a hot head, move on" response.

But like I said, keep on going because I enjoyed reading your arguments and I think you made a strong point. Anybody saying otherwise better come with stronger wording and arguments.

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Ravaldy Re:Matter of opinion (304 comments)

lol... too true.

That's me not just reviewing what I wrote. English isn't my first language so...

about two weeks ago
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Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

Ravaldy Re:not complicated...monopology (346 comments)

The $40 a month is only what the customer pays directly but what he doesn't know is that possibly upwards of $50 of his monthly income tax is now also going to pay for his internet. The cost is hidden unless they can prove that the $40/customer a month actually covers cost of initial infrastructure + ongoing maintenance + customer support + expansion + overhead.

about two weeks ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

Ravaldy Re:Not even gonna read this. (315 comments)

That's why I mentioned information and opinions. That is exactly how an opinion is formed. You have some information, you hear opinions, you question opinions different than yours, they provide arguments which helps increase you knowledge of the topic and you adjust your opinion.

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Ravaldy Matter of opinion (304 comments)

I type 10 - 15 wpm more on a quality membrane keyboard. Before even comparing numbers I could tell I was going to type faster. As for the noise, it doesn't help me avoid mistakes since I actually look at what I'm type while I'm typing it.

My 2 cents

about two weeks ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

Ravaldy Re:Not even gonna read this. (315 comments)

Isn't that what an opinion is anyway? You hear information and opinions and make your own?

about two weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

Ravaldy Re:Pipe Dreams (203 comments)

We will see transit services in rural areas before we see flying cars.

about two weeks ago
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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

Ravaldy Re:Trading Freedom for Security? (264 comments)

Every time I see a topic like this I get confused. What freedom are we talking about?

As far as I know you still have the same freedom you had before. You are by no means obligated to use electronic devices.

Someone enlighten me.

about two weeks ago
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HP Is Planning To Split Into Two Separate Businesses, Sources Say

Ravaldy Re:HP (118 comments)

The reasons for doing this are probably far more though through than that. A business doesn't look at splitting itself unless it can benefit from further tax relief or additional government grants of some sort.

The reality is that the company is probably already managing those 2 categories separately so I imagine the benefits are beyond it's operational management structure.

about two weeks ago
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Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Xbox One Controller Support

Ravaldy Re:Please explain (114 comments)

You could see it two ways
1. They want to avoid re-use of controllers and make more money
2. They want to ensure the experience for all Xbox One users is the same and ensure game companies can rely on the fact that the controller remains the same across the platform
3. Both of the above

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's "RoomAlive" Transforms Any Room Into a Giant Xbox Game

Ravaldy Re:uhm (66 comments)

Actually, in this case it's not a matter of perception.

The Checker shadow illusion is the brain over compensating whereas the wall being white is actually what is making it to your eyes.

Matter generates color because it absorbs/reflects certain parts of the spectrum.

http://www.colourtherapyhealin...

about two weeks ago

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