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Preferred smartphone screen size?

addikt10 Where is the "Apple iPhone sized"? (258 comments)

I mean, isn't that the gold standard to indicate the best phone size?

Until the iPhone 5 came out, under 4 inches was the most that was comfortable to operate one handed
After the 5 came out, 4 was OK, but anything bigger than that was a phablet.

Now, of course, 4.7 inches is just right, but if you want a REALLY HUGE phone, then try out 5.5 inches.

Full disclaimer : I use an iPhone 6+

about 3 months ago

DarkMarket, the Decentralized Answer To Silk Road, Is About More Than Just Drugs

addikt10 Site for illegal activities, just load this... (251 comments)

So let me get this straight:
There is this site. A site designed for illegal activities...
And all I need to do is load their software onto my computer? Gosh, where do I sign up.

I mean, I always trust software from shady characters. That sounds totally safe.

about 9 months ago

Politician Wants Sci-fi To Be Mandatory In School

addikt10 Requiring Ayn Rand (295 comments)

For all of those that think this is a good idea, there will be a number of schools requiring Ayn Rand... /shudder/

about 2 years ago

iOS 6.1 Leads To Battery Life Drain, Overheating For iPhone Users

addikt10 Can't recreate issue (266 comments)

I've tried to recreate the issue, and so far I can't.
iPhone 5 iOS 6.1, Exchange 2010
I created an appointment - no abnormal increase in logs
I invited someone internal - no abnormal increase in logs
I was invited from an internal account, rejected one, accepted another - no abnormal increase in logs
I was invited from an external account, rejected one, accepted another, also declined after accepting - no abnormal increase in logs

For each of these, there was the expected 20 or so packets associated with the changes, and no ongoing network traffic.

On the other hand, we had a client that had the runaway log issue last week - I'll be following up with him to find the iOS versions involved

about 2 years ago

Bill Gates: the Traditional PC Is Changing

addikt10 Dear Apple : Please release for generic hardware? (552 comments)

Dear Apple :
Microsoft believes that the PC is dead.
Would you please go ahead and release your OS for generic hardware?
Or simply release a mid-tower box. Good enough for me.

Signed : A Lover of PCs

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Out; Unity Gets a Second Chance

addikt10 32-bit desktop still "recommended" (543 comments)

I'm surprised that they still recommend 32-bit for desktop instead of 64.
Programs probably just not quite ready for LTS on 64, but disappointing nonetheless.

more than 2 years ago

SSD Latency, Error Rates May Spell Bleak Future

addikt10 Throughput isn't measured in IOPS (292 comments)

Actually, that's when I realized that the guy writing the article didn't have a clue. Since when is throughput measured in IOPS?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Are Daily Stand-Up Meetings More Productive?

addikt10 No electronics rule (445 comments)

No two-way pagers (how I started), no phones, no laptops.
Come in, complete your agenda, manage the meeting so if participants need to cover something in detail, go off and do it and give a quick report at the next meeting, or send it to the project manager to distribute to the group.
If you are to busy to focus, then don't attend.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Computer Test Lab Set-Up For Home?

addikt10 Re:Virtualize (142 comments)

I agree with Virtualization (really, it is a must for any lab).
If your budget is low, crank up the specs on your desktop machine, and use VMWare Workstation (or some such).

If you budget is a bit higher, get that machine and dedicate it with Xen Server or vSphere (or whatever)

Higher yet? Get a couple of boxes, and an iSCSI solution so that you can support clusters (iSCSI is much cheaper than fibrechannel, and you can do windows clustering as well as your virtualization platform clustering.)

You want brands? I did it with generic computing hardware (24GB core i7 boxes) and a Thecus iSCSI solution (because I didn't want to take the time to build the iSCSI myself). WD RE4 drives. Get funky with quad-port Intel NICS and a linksys switch that supports VLANS.
Make sure to get a Microsoft TechNet subscription if you are working with Microsoft platforms.
Have fun.

Gonna grow it? Start with VMware Workstation. The VMs you create can migrate to dedicated virtualization platforms as you move up in expenditures.

more than 3 years ago

Apple vs. Microsoft: a Tale of Two Mobile Updates

addikt10 What phones get vendor updates after three years? (257 comments)

Which phones out there get vendor supplied updates after 3 years? Certainly not any that I've ever owned.

My company got me a Droid Eris (I had no choice). 6 months later, no update to Android 2.2. (Maybe 8. Whatever)

I'm not sure why Apple is getting dinged for not supporting a 3 year old phone. No one that I know of supports 3 year old phones.

more than 3 years ago

Science Programs Hit Hard By Proposed Budget

addikt10 If they don't understand science, why should you? (395 comments)

You look at the bills, you look at laws, you look at the decisions.

It is obvious that most of congress has very little to no understanding of science

If they think that scientific theory and hypotheses are just guesses, why should they fund it?

Especially the ones that believe that evolution doesn't exist and that intelligent design is either science or the equivalent of science.

more than 3 years ago

Obama's Goal: 98% of US Covered By 4G

addikt10 Want 4G? Live in an urban area (324 comments)

Look, there are lots of benefits of scale to living in an urban area.

There are also lots of benefits to living in a rural area

These benefits are not the same. If you want benefits like infrastructure, live where infrastructure makes sense.

If you want to live in the middle of nowhere, all by yourself, enjoy your dialup and/or satellite connection.

more than 3 years ago

News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

addikt10 Will Pay when Economist App is released (249 comments)

When (and if) the Economist releases an iPad app, I will pay for news.
I will not, under any circumstances, elect to give money to Murdoch or anything in his empire.
If the Economist doesn't release an iPad app, then I don't foresee paying for electronically distributed news, iPad app or not.

more than 3 years ago

iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS

addikt10 Almost 6% of 3GS screens break, not 9% (348 comments)

The only information re: screen breakage on that page is that 76% of accidents are screen breakage, and that 7.8% of 3GS owners report accidents during their first year.

By my math, that means about 5.9% of screens are breaking on the 3GS.

more than 4 years ago

Could Colorblindness Cure Be Morally Wrong?

addikt10 Try: You can't fly at night (981 comments)

I think that I can see just like everyone else, but I can't see the dot patterns.

Actually, sometimes I CAN see the dot patterns, but even though I can trace them with my finger, I can't see it will enough to tell what the number or pattern is

Because I can't see that dot pattern, I can only fly during the day (fly as in pilots license). I'll also never be instrument rated.

I also can't see some informational graphics. My idiot local newspaper decided to publish election results of a contentious issue by using tones of red or green if counties voted one way or another. I had to ask someone if they could please explain what the results were.

If it limits me in those ways, then it is a disability. It does, and it is.

more than 4 years ago

New Plan Lets Top HS Students Graduate 2 Years Early

addikt10 Why go to community college? (425 comments)

If you are achieving that much at that time in your life, why on earth would you be going to community college? Either make sure that their high schools can challenge them, or get them to a college with an academic environment that will.

A community college does not have that environment.

more than 4 years ago

I keep track of my passwords ...

addikt10 I like 1Password (414 comments)

1password when on my mac.
KeePass otherwise.

about 5 years ago

Musical Tesla Coils Perform Zelda

addikt10 VOLTS, not Watts.. Big difference... (82 comments)

I guarantee they aren't using 1.6 MW of power.

On the other hand, Tesla coils are all about the voltage.

more than 5 years ago

Can We Really Tell Lossless From MP3?

addikt10 I get headaches from listening (849 comments)

For me, it is easy. If I spend hours listening to lossy compressed music, I start to get headaches. It doesn't happen when I'm listening to lossless compression.

For me, that is end of story.

more than 5 years ago


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