top Preferred smartphone screen size?
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+
top DarkMarket, the Decentralized Answer To Silk Road, Is About More Than Just Drugs
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.
top Politician Wants Sci-fi To Be Mandatory In School
For all of those that think this is a good idea, there will be a number of schools requiring Ayn Rand...
/shudder/ about a year and a half ago
top iOS 6.1 Leads To Battery Life Drain, Overheating For iPhone Users
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
top Bill Gates: the Traditional PC Is Changing
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
top Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Out; Unity Gets a Second Chance
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.
top SSD Latency, Error Rates May Spell Bleak Future
Actually, that's when I realized that the guy writing the article didn't have a clue. Since when is throughput measured in IOPS?
top Ask Slashdot: Are Daily Stand-Up Meetings More Productive?
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.
top Ask Slashdot: Computer Test Lab Set-Up For Home?
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.
top Apple vs. Microsoft: a Tale of Two Mobile Updates
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.
top Science Programs Hit Hard By Proposed Budget
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.
top Obama's Goal: 98% of US Covered By 4G
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.
top News Corp. and Apple Unveil
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.
top Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed
That's right. Republicans. 50-50 with Cheney breaking the tie.
top iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS
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.
top Could Colorblindness Cure Be Morally Wrong?
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.
top New Plan Lets Top HS Students Graduate 2 Years Early
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.
top I keep track of my passwords ...
1password when on my mac.
top Musical Tesla Coils Perform Zelda
I guarantee they aren't using 1.6 MW of power.
On the other hand, Tesla coils are all about the voltage.
top Can We Really Tell Lossless From MP3?
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.
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