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iOS 8 Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:no wonder apple dropped 16GB machines (200 comments)

Actually I'm willing to speculate that the reason why it's 16/64/128 isn't for any insane conspiracy theory reason, but rather that Apple may have just gone overboard on the 8 gig chips in their supplier chain(Keep in mind, iOS devices use flash in pairs; so a 64gb phone is really 2x32; etc). Given that at their size, they need to order their parts well in advance, it's easy to get trapped with an excess of parts.

They figured most people wouldn't notice or care. The 6s probably will go 32/64/128.

yesterday
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:i don't have any opinions (339 comments)

He said he didn't have any colorful opinions on it. I thought Linus couldn't make breakfast with out swearing twice.

yesterday
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What To Expect With Windows 9

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:If it's not like Vista or 8.0 (Vista II)... (527 comments)

Looking at OSX 10.10, why not have both?

Although at this point, I'm shocked Microsoft just doesn't open up the APIs to let people completely reskin windows. I might come back to Windows if I can run LiteStep again...

2 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Is this why they call them "smart" phones? (222 comments)

it's about how aware to the rest of the system any given thread is to the rest of it. Android's implementation of keyboards is incredibly unsafe.

As far as intents vs iOS extensions go, you're right, but the reason why is that Android doesn't do much of anything to keep things playing cleanly.

2 days ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Non story (203 comments)

They sell between 20 and 40 million iPhones in a quarter. at 600 bucks a pop. Granted, unsubsidized, but, let's be frank; they're not letting the carriers off the hook for the 400 bucks in revenues. Worst case scenario, 20 billion times 600 is 12 billion. A quarter.

Investing half a billion over time for production of key components for the camera, watch and touch id sensor makes a lot of sense. especially considering how tricky sapphire manufacturing is.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Ads (325 comments)

This deserves infinite mod points.

3 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Ads (325 comments)

Yeah, but you're missing out on a few things like the value of the name Minecraft.

Minecraft has spawned a lot of merch, as an example of brand value. Shirts, hats, toys, blind bags, key rings, foam swords and pick axes, etc. etc.

That 2.5 billion isn't going to pay off right away. But it will pay off.

3 days ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Non story (203 comments)

They're using sapphire in the Touch ID sensor, the rear camera and the apple watch.

It's not even close to a loss.

3 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Is this why they call them "smart" phones? (222 comments)

As a bitter partisan, I'd hate to say that the things that Apple is playing "catchup" on are things that by getting right now, they don't have to worry about everything going to hell later.

For instance, how iOS implements third party keyboards is that the keyboard itself is sandboxed away from the rest of the running process. In comparison, on Android, keyboards are basically key loggers running onto of the current running process.

Intents vs Plugins? Similar.

see: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2...

There were reports that Swiftkey was going to be announced for iOS 7, funny enough, as a third party keyboard. However, it seems like all of the XPC stuff Apple has been doing, Google has a LOT to catch up on. Apple now just has the low hanging fruit.

about a week ago
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Mining iPhones and iCloud For Data With Forensic Tools

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Security vs Recoverability (85 comments)

When you connect an iOS device to iTunes, one of the options is "encrypt backup"

Unfortunately, this option doesn't seem to be available to backups via ios. :(

(Just checked on my iPhone runnjng ios8 GM)

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Needs a tiny joypad (471 comments)

You mean like if someone took the crown off of a mechanical watch and turned it into a controller? :)

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Debt is Wealth. Ignorance is Strength. (471 comments)

Fox News is often destructive and wrong. But nearly always coherent. Hrm... That gives me an app idea.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Legacy Support (730 comments)

Wow. Major Poe here. I'm not sure if you're a troll or serious.

If you're not a troll, then what the hell are you doing stuck at 10.1? The intel transition was 8 years ago. What kind of lazy software vender are you using that hasn't updated for Intel? Also, 10.6 runs most PPC apps via Rosetta.

about two weeks ago
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Under the Apple Hype Machine, Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Spoon (134 comments)

As a diehard apple fanboy, I'm pretty much OK with this. As long as i can have VLC or something similar for movies(Which is in the iOS store; and similar apps do exist) and side load MP3s, I'm good.

However, the creepy part isn't the bowl or the spoon, it's the bowl insisting you restock your cereal using amazon and you can order right from the fucking bowl.

about two weeks ago
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Under the Apple Hype Machine, Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:It's not apple this time! (134 comments)

It doesn't have that going for it anymore.

The UI's interesting as an experiment, but ultimately really creepy.

I'm pretty sure Aldous Huxley has a few things to say about an electronic gizmo that serves as an entry way to cheap consumer goods.

about two weeks ago
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Under the Apple Hype Machine, Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents

RyuuzakiTetsuya It's not apple this time! (134 comments)

They failed on their own merits.

I doubt the Bigass iPhone thing today's the reason why they tipped on this.

about two weeks ago
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Carmack On Mobile VR Development

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:fucking google should adopt posix (60 comments)

The options are either compile a dumb ARM binary that's not optimized for your particular flavor of ARM(which is horribly inefficient), compile lots of binaries for lots of flavors of ARM(not to mention flavors of MIPS/x86/etc).

What about when 64bit ARM comes around on Android? Half the fun of 64bit ARM is ditching a lot of legacy ARM crap, I believe Thumb mode being one of them.

Either Google or the phone vendor would have to supply compiler farms to do this for everyone who's upgraded their phone and now needs to get ARM v(n+1) versions of their app or you're stuck with inefficient code because lol choices or you compile on the phone itself.

Dalvik cuts through this and just uses a pretty solid VM.

about two weeks ago
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Carmack On Mobile VR Development

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:fucking google should adopt posix (60 comments)

Well. No. The problem you'd run into is that some apps on some phones wouldn't compile in any meaningful period of time

Dalvik solves a lot of those problems.

(And introduces new ones to boot.)

about two weeks ago

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Steve Jobs reportedly angry over Android.

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 2 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "MacRumors shares a snippet from AP's coverage here of Steve Jobs' biography in which it is said that, "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong," Jobs said. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." He was also reported as telling Schmidt, "I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want.""
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Marvel vs Capcom 2 announced for PS3, 360

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 5 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "According to Kotaku, Marvel vs Capcom 2 is making it's way to the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Based on the Dreamcast code base, includes Online play and widescreen support. Demo is available Thursday and full game will retail for $15 bucks at the respective online services. Curly moustache not included."
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CPS-3 Broken

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 7 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "Maybe not Classic according to the Classic Gaming Expo crowd, but, the long wait is over! The CPS 3 System has been emulated! All three revisions of Street Fighter 3(New Generation, 2nd Impact, Third Strike), the two Jojo's Bizzare Adventure games and the original, obscure game, Warzard/Red Earth are now playable. The problem never was the motherboard itself, but that the games were all heavily encrypted. Thanks to work done by Haze and Andreas, this encryption has been broken!"
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RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 7 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "It looks like SixApart.com's data center took a massive dive. Currently at LiveJournal.com, the message "Sorry, there was a power interruption at our datacenter. at our datacenter. We're working as fast as we can to get it back pronto!" is displayed instead. SixApart.com is still up and active though."

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