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Linus Torvalds Advocates For 2560x1600 Standard Laptop Displays

TummyX Re:Problem (661 comments)

Retina displays are the full actual resolution. For example, the Macbook Retina I'm typing on has a physical resolution of 2880x1800 and the GPU is physically rendering all those pixels. What you've just said actually makes no sense whatsoever. Multiplication of pixels in a 1:4 ratio of a smaller resolution? Making smaller resolutions just "blown up". WTF does that actually mean?

You can run the retina display at native mode but everything will be half the size (physically) on the screen. The standard default mode for the retina display keeps all your elements the same "physical" size on your screen but renders them with four times the pixels (1:2 ratio) to increase the detail and crispness of text and images.

about 2 years ago
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Report: Apple To Switch From Samsung to TSMC For ARM CPU Production

TummyX Re:Well if they want ... (178 comments)

I'm not arguing that its not open. I'm questioning how useful that is for consumers when in the end they can't even run the latest OS release until months or years after its released.

If you want an opn platform for hacking and modifying an contributing back to google then go for android. No problems there. Just don't think that that somehow means its better when you look at it from the consumers' perspective.

about 2 years ago
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Report: Apple To Switch From Samsung to TSMC For ARM CPU Production

TummyX Re:This won't save them from Samsung/Android. (178 comments)

I don't think patent trolling is what you think it is. Apple actually use their patents in products.

about 2 years ago
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Report: Apple To Switch From Samsung to TSMC For ARM CPU Production

TummyX Re:Well if they want ... (178 comments)

How many people *ACTUALLY* need to run custom code tho? It keeps the iPhone mostly free of viruses or crash prone apps and the target audience for iPhone is customers not DIY hackers.

Android is so open but yet the Jelly Bean installation base is only 1.5% after 3 months. There's a difference between "theoretically open" and actual real world practise.

If you really want to run your own code for whatever reason (custom robot?) you can either Jailbreak or just get an enterprise license from Apple then you can run any code you want.

about 2 years ago
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iOS 6 Adoption Tops 25% After Just 48 Hours

TummyX Re:Comparing 2 different things... (513 comments)

How about you stop making stuff up? Auto update is not only not enabled in phones it's actually not even an option to auto update.

Next time assert facts not guesses and assumptions

about 2 years ago
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Apple Announces iPhone 5

TummyX Re:Post-PC world? (1052 comments)

A phone is not a PC. Post-PC means Post-Laptop and Post-Desktop as the primary way people interact with computers. Which will be true for most people except developers.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

TummyX Re:Stop spreading misunderstanding please (616 comments)

I understand your confusion now.

In case you didn't understand Miguel's opinion properly he's talking about binary compatibility wrt to device drivers. Without hardware vendors onboard you can't build a decent desktop OS because end-users want all their hardware to work.

I doubt most desktop users care about running a binary from 1992. They care more about being able to get drivers for their new device. That's the binary compatibility we're talking about here.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

TummyX Re:Stop spreading misunderstanding please (616 comments)

What? Are you saying that I'm wrong in saying that Windows has a consistent interface for kernel level drivers? At least for several revisions of the OS? Seriously?

And what exactly did I admit to misinforming? WTF

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

TummyX Re:Stop spreading misunderstanding please (616 comments)

I did read it actually.

Having a well defined hardware interface like Windows' DDK is important. The lack of a stable driver interface is why projects like FUSE are so popular.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

TummyX Re:WTF. (616 comments)

Binary compatibility of drivers is also important to get third party hardware manufacturers onboard. At least define a standard API like Windows' DDK.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

TummyX Re:WTF. (616 comments)

Whenever this topic comes up someone always go "well I've got a Linux desktop". Sheesh. No one is saying that the software doesn't exist. We're saying it failed to make any sort of the sort of inroads that had been hoped for -- even in the developer community many of whom moved to OSX so they could have their cake and eat it (Unix + nice GUI).

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

TummyX Re:WTF. (616 comments)

Oh come on. Miguel has done more for OSS than most people here. His pragmatic approach and understanding that computers should be for people and not just computer geeks is refreshing and was helpful in developing Linux into a desktop OS. Binary compatibility is important and I never understood why, if even just in the name of good architectural design, Linus was against it. Maybe it was cause he only thinks like a low level guy.

about 2 years ago
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New Zealand Draft Patent Law Rewritten After Microsoft Meeting

TummyX Re:So who does the government represent? (120 comments)

NZ had the bulls to do that because we knew that the US would come to our rescue treaty or not.

about 2 years ago
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Amazon, Apple Expected to Strut Their Small-Tablet Stuff Soon

TummyX Re:iPad Mini, why not just an iPod touch? (115 comments)

What do you mean by the iPad terribly? Are you trying to run iPhone apps on the iPad or something? Try running actually tablet optimised apps.

about 2 years ago
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Google Outs 3D Maps For iOS Ahead of Apple

TummyX Re:Fanboy Article? (197 comments)

iOS6 runs (albiet with some missing features) on 3GS which is a 3 year old phone. That's a better upgrade path than what most other mobile phone manufacturers offer.

more than 2 years ago
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New Reality Series: Be the Next Microsoft Employee

TummyX Re:Spoiler alert (168 comments)

Don't forget...

Sneaking into Apple HQ and steal the most ideas without getting caught.
Most seem-less cover-up of system crash during an on-stage demo.
Number of Word documents that can be written on a Microsoft Surface tablet before running out of battery life.

more than 2 years ago
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Developer Drops Game Price To $0 Citing Android Piracy

TummyX Re:Because, you know... (433 comments)

Of course that vulnerability is only a problem if useless developers don't bother to validate the signatures on Apple's receipts for in-App purchases.

more than 2 years ago
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Nanoparticle Completely Eradicates Hepatitis C Virus

TummyX Re:100% ?!?! (104 comments)

Duh. The test on rats so far showed no side-effects which makes it better than radiation or incinerating the rats to kill the virus.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Releases Jelly Bean Updates For the Nexus S

TummyX Re:Wasn't that the whole idea? (104 comments)

Exactly. There hasn't been a single UI that has really been better than stock Android.

Try the original Android.

more than 2 years ago

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