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Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?

Xyde Re:Surface 2 Pro, for Pros (616 comments)

Can't you install Linux on the Surface Pro? It's plain x86 isn't it? Or is the EFI locked to Secure Boot?

1 year,12 days

Owner of Battery Fire Tesla Vehicle: Car 'Performed Very Well, Will Buy Again'

Xyde Re:Kind of on topic (232 comments)

Yeah I don't get the hate. I'm browsing in portrait mode, you mean if I watch the video it will fill my screen? Great.

1 year,15 days

SSHDs Debut On the Desktop With Mixed Results

Xyde Re:Had one in a laptop (154 comments)

Maybe call it something like, oh I don't know, Robson.

1 year,17 days

Samsung Fudging Benchmarks Again On Galaxy Note 3

Xyde Re:Should have done a battery benchmark (258 comments)

4 cores at 2.3Ghz? It might catch on fire. This is using the big.LITTLE chip right? I don't think they're designed with a thermal envelope to stay fully clocked and on for that long.

1 year,19 days

Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

Xyde Re:yawn (488 comments)

They used to have the blur effect in the earlier betas and I didn't find it noticeably slow. It was disabled on my iPad 2 from beta 5 onward.

1 year,28 days

Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7

Xyde Re:Confused as usual. (663 comments)

You can use the display in an old iMac as an external thunderbolt with a single cable. Stop spreading FUD when you're clearly clueless about the details.

1 year,28 days

Majority of Enterprise Customers Finally 'Migrating Away From Windows XP'

Xyde Re:Windows 7... (246 comments)

Which turns off the compositing window manager and is actually slower on a modern PC, not to mention uglier :p

Someone should make a modern take on the Win2k interface which still uses DWM.

about a year ago

Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

Xyde Re:A Sensor to unlock with Fingerprint? (773 comments)

Even with the upcoming iOS 7 coming out which prevents activation unless the account password is used, phones will still be extremely valuable parted out.

How do you figure? As far as I can see they will be completely worthless other than for parts (minus the locked logic board)

about a year ago

Apple Now Working With the NYPD To Curb iPhone Thefts

Xyde Re:How about bricking them? (123 comments)

s/paperweight/glorified iPod touch/

about a year and a half ago

Samsung May Try To Block Next iPhone In Europe Too

Xyde Re:Isn't it great to see (271 comments)

Funny, if there were a slashdot filter for the same we might not even be reading this

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft: No Windows 8 ARM Support For x86 Apps

Xyde Re:Well... (413 comments)

I have no sympathy for pious nerds who know perfectly well that tablet Android is (at best) a desperate work in progress, buy it anyway - and then inevitably wind up back at their PC dissatisfied, frustrated and utterly underwhelmed.

more than 3 years ago

Ballmer Hints At 'Metro-ization' of Office

Xyde Re:Stacks (302 comments)

What a load of nonsense. My iPad 2 is powerful enough to do everything I've thrown at it: HD gaming, video editing, Facebook, webcamming, email (what 99% of the population presently has a computer for) with a fluidity and grace completely absent on hardware orders of magnitude more powerful.

Isn't it amazing what throwing away 40+ years of legacy will do? The iPad 2 / iPhone 5 hardware (as an example) is fine right now for this proposed use. Certainly almost perfect with a few inevitable software refinements. Losing your device or having it stolen will be inconvenient but with iOS 5 and automatic transparent iCloud backups now far less catastrophic for the end user than even the inevitable HD crash. The concept of forced OS maintainence (filing, backing up, software installation wizards, uninstallations, antivirus/antispyware, registry cleaners and other nonsense) being has been rightly eliminated. What a fucking mess. Battery life is now a 15+ hour non issue if you're not within reach of an ubiquitous iPhone charger.

This is happening right now.

I will cede you the possibility of a local bulk storage cache for media (the AirPort extreme or Time Capsule could already do this in theory). Besides very specialized tasks I can't see how the PC industry will manage to avoid a complete collapse in the next decade; the hemorrhage has already begun.

more than 3 years ago

35% Consumers Want iPhone 5... Sight Unseen

Xyde Re:This also means... (566 comments)

It's so refreshing to see somebody actually admit and write that all out so eloquently.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Rips Off Rejected App, Says Wireless Sync Developer

Xyde Re:Oh, for the love of God! (549 comments)

Amazon Programstoreâ¦It's only ever Macs that have used the term Applications.

more than 3 years ago

How Apple's iOS Went From Insecure To Most Secure

Xyde Re:Frist to get jailbroken... (312 comments)

Still waiting for my iPad 2 jailbreak here, buddy.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Patents Keyboard That Knows What You'll Type

Xyde Re:Autocorrect (132 comments)

This feature actually exists already in Lion and i believe it has corrected more mistakes than mistaken my corrects. You can selectively enable/disable it for any text field anyway so its optional...

more than 3 years ago



President Bush paving the way for a Dictatorship.

Xyde Xyde writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Xyde writes "from the site/video:

"The "National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive," with the dual designation of NSPD-51, and HSPD-20, as a Homeland Security Presidential Directive gives Bush total dictatorial powers — he just has to declare a national emergency. When declared it gives him the power to control all Federal, State, Local, Territorial and tribal governments as well as private sector organizations. It would also stop elections from being held." The press release is at 070509-12.html. How much more of this are we going to take?"

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