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Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

Sable Drakon Keyboards (223 comments)

But it will run games using Java and WebGL.

about a week ago
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Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

Sable Drakon Surprise, surprise (223 comments)

Probably Apple. But which one's more useful in the education setting? It certainly isn't the iPad or any other tablet.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Sable Drakon Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

Now that might actually work out, so long as you've got extremely strict guidelines governing how it works and when it should kick into effect. It doesn't take much for an adaptive interface to completely fall apart just because a few cross-device apps don't play by the rules.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Sable Drakon Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

Chicago (Windows 95) was built from DOS.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Sable Drakon Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

Are you stoned? A single UI for all isn't going to work. It's been tried again and again, and failed miserably each time. Why? Diferent formfactors do different things. What works on a tablet doesn't work on a PC or a Console. Case in point: Windows 8/WP8/Xbox Dashboard. It's a relatively consistent experience from device to device, the problem is the mode of usage has changed. There's your hangup right there.

about a week ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Sable Drakon Drugs (753 comments)

But they could always take bitcoin, paypal dead-drops, or many other forms of e-payment.

about three weeks ago
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Hacking a Tesla Model S Could Net $10,000 Prize

Sable Drakon Re:Cheap bastards (77 comments)

This isn't Pwn2Own. You do not get the car if you manage to hack into it.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps not a full watch.. (427 comments)

Yeah... Disabling notifications from those apps means I never get notified, even when I want or need to be. And putting it on vibrate results in the phone reverberating upon whatever surface I happen to have the phone on, resulting an even greater annoyance as the phone skitters along the table/desk/shelf under it's own mis-guided motive power. Both options don't work as easily as the Nabu would.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Sable Drakon Perhaps not a full watch.. (427 comments)

I probably wouldn't get a fully featured smartwatch, but the Nabu Smartband from Razer is about as close as I'd personally get. Mostly for the annoyance factor my phone tends to garner when it's constantly going off with Hangouts, GroupMe, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and many other applications that cause my phone to make noise. With the smartband, the annoyance is isolated to just myself and the vibrating band on my wrist, allowing me to permanently turn down the notification volume.

about a month ago
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EU, South Korea Collaborate On Superfast 5G Standards

Sable Drakon Re: YAAAAWN (78 comments)

Subscribe to T-Mobile then.

about a month and a half ago
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Human Blood Substitute Could Help Meet Donor Blood Shortfall

Sable Drakon Re:Let gay men donate (172 comments)

If you've got a lethal or debilitating pathogen lurking around in your blood, you should be discriminated against with respect to donating blood. That's why I propose that all donors should be tested, no matter what their sexual orientation is. You're right, testing is easy and cheap now. So do it to everyone and certify the clean donors.

about 1 month ago
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Human Blood Substitute Could Help Meet Donor Blood Shortfall

Sable Drakon Let gay men donate (172 comments)

Agreed. The only reason they were ever banned from donating is the fear of disease. A fear that's bigoted and unfounded. Just force all blood donors to get tested for infection, regardless of orientation, then give the clean ones a certfification with expiry. Re-test as required to continue donating.

about 1 month ago
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China Bans Government Purchases of Windows 8

Sable Drakon Re:And what's better? (200 comments)

Yeah, but remember that you've got to pony up just over a grand before you can even use Mac OS.

about 2 months ago
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China Bans Government Purchases of Windows 8

Sable Drakon Re:Linux (200 comments)

And who said you had to use the binaries that are provided? If you've got access to the source and happen to be paranoid as hell, compile it yourself.

about 2 months ago
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Adobe Creative Cloud Is Back

Sable Drakon Re:The Cloud! The Cloud! (74 comments)

One would hope that any company relying on cloud services would also be smart enough to use either A) encrypted storage like Dropbox or B) pre-encrypt their sensitive and confidential information before putting it into the cloud. All said and done, more companies need to read Mitnick's 'Art of Deception' anyway.

about 2 months ago
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AMD Designing All-New CPU Cores For ARMv8, X86

Sable Drakon Re:Meanwhile... (181 comments)

Consoles are using AMD because the parts are cheap, not because the performance/watt is fantastic. AMD hasn't been able to produce a CPU with amazing performance, decent thermals, and high power efficiency for years now. Why do you think gaming PCs and nearly all laptops use Intel? Because Intel offers all three with ease.

about 3 months ago
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AMD Designing All-New CPU Cores For ARMv8, X86

Sable Drakon Meanwhile... (181 comments)

Intel is going to have something on the market that runs more efficiently and with better performance. Try as they might, AMD just can't seem to get their act together for producing a decently performing product since the Athlon II.

about 3 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Sable Drakon It's more along the lines of... (664 comments)

It's not that the phone has the sole copy of a piece of information. It's that the phone is a very easy method to get at said information.

about 3 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Sable Drakon Easily replaceable my ass. (664 comments)

Perhaps people wouldn't HAVE to confront the scumbag that stole the phone if the police actually did shit about it. They don't even have to do any detective work, as the victim has already done it by using 'Find my iPhone' or Android Device Manager. All they need to do is get a search warrant from based on the victim's evidence, arrest the perp, collect the phone. Everybody wins except for the thieving scumbag.

about 3 months ago
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Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw

Sable Drakon Re:Is This Friday's Troll Topic? (345 comments)

Then do us all a favor and kindly disconnect your XP system from the internet. We don't need any more idiots harboring digital herpes on thier antiquated systems trying to infect the rest of us with real operating systems.

about 3 months ago

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