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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

ehiris Memory confused with storage on Slashdot? (264 comments)

I'm waiting for the Slashdot story about how obviously no one will ever need more than 640k of memory ever.

I do want to rant out about iPhone 6 memory though. 1GB is ridiculously low. They claim it was a choice to reduce battery use.
Using the gopro with 240 fps on the gopro app on a Galaxy S4 is a nightmare and I envision that it will be the same on the iPhone. Not quite sure how they plan on getting good performance even for in-phone features.

about a month ago

Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers

ehiris (142 comments)

The IP will probably be revealed as being

The judge will accept it as evidence, and the jury will convict because we are still living in a society of imbeciles trying to impose on how everyone should live under the premise that they know better as a collective decider.

We are destroying basic human rights and severely punishing people simply so we can "show them a better path" in life.

It's absurd. Why can't we just close all these ineffective branches of government fighting pseudo crimes already?

about a month and a half ago

Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

ehiris Re:Which Invasion? (205 comments)

I don't know that I'd compare KGB-style fabrication of news with a western-style free press.
Ever since MH17, we are all part of this war. It doesn't have to be within some imaginary lines.
Ukraine's only fault is giving up its nuclear weapons and throwing off the balance.

about 1 month ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

ehiris Asus RT-AC (427 comments)

I gave in and upgraded from my WRT to an ASUS router.
In the beginning it had major wireless latency issues (every 5th ping was over 100 ms) due to the broadcom wireless driver but after 6 months of complaining and getting nowhere with ASUS, they finally released a firmware that fixed the driver issues.
I really enjoy the speed now and being of 5 Ghz really helps snapping out of my overly congested neighbourhood.

about 2 months ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ehiris Re:Who benefits (503 comments)

"Ukraine later said that they won't be able to operate them"

Obviously they didn't. They shot anything that the missile was able to lock onto. Hence a civilian airplane was taken out.

about 3 months ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ehiris Re:If only... (503 comments)

He isn't. Russia has laws about that and he is a law-abiding citizen!

about 3 months ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ehiris Re:US and UK "spreading the blame"?? (503 comments)

Slashdot seems to be caught up in the same disinformation campaign it is warning about.


The matter of fact remains simple no matter who is at fault for this incident. There should not be a war there. But there is and Russia is to blame because they started it when they lost their puppet government.

about 3 months ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ehiris Re:Wrong priority! (503 comments)

Well, that's the only thing that he thinks he can do these days. Illegally I might add. Killing US Citizens abroad without due process seems to be his only jump-to-conclusion square.

What he should worry about is how does something like this happen a day after he expanded economic sanctions. Some awful oligarch who doesn't feel he stole everything he could have from the Ukrainians is retaliating over it.

about 3 months ago

AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

ehiris Re:50MB = 750$ (321 comments)

For the US customers, T-mobile no longer charges extra for International Data Roaming. Which is amazing because I like to travel the world. Their 3G on Ko Phayam in Thailand was faster than any of the hotel WIFIs.

I hope their merger with the Sprint scum won't affect that.

about 5 months ago

Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

ehiris Re:Not me (255 comments)

Do you have any idea how incredibly inefficient walking is in terms of energy consumption?

Factoring in how inefficient food production is, you are only getting about 40 mpg when walking.

about 5 months ago

Wolfenstein: The New Order Launches

ehiris Re:50 GB?? (167 comments)

Battlefield 4 is 35 GB, and it was nice but the previews of Wolfenstein look a lot better.
Still, the PS4 has about 400 GB available for game data, so it's not too much of a problem like it would have been on the PS3

I wonder about the quality of the game on xbox one with its memory/bus bottlenecks.

about 5 months ago

FBI Need Potheads To Fight Cybercrime

ehiris Re:Would they just put up with it for a key hire? (319 comments)

If you get recruited to Google because you're something special

From what I understand, any corporation with government contracts is required to do employment piss tests.
Totally intrusive and probably unconstitutional but the people who own this country piss on the constitution, whatever their piss contains, because no one tests them.

about 5 months ago

Electric Stimulation Could Help You Control Your Dreams

ehiris Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming (138 comments)

This book is one of my favorites. Stephen LaBerge teaches techniques that work very well for me to become aware of dreaming.

He also teaches how to use the skill for problem solving and creativity.

One of the techniques for becoming aware is to ask yourself during the day if you are dreaming and look for dream signs, which makes you ask yourself that same question while dreaming and helps realize that you are dreaming, at which point you can do anything. I guess that is where the electric current comes in handy because you are not used to it during your waking hours so when you experience it, it makes you realize you must be asleep, which means you can be or do anything you could ever want.

One of the coolest things for me is to fly to new strange cities.

about 5 months ago

Plaintiff In Tech Hiring Suit Asks Judge To Reject Settlement

ehiris Re:if you want your day in court (215 comments)

Except, this is not about the money as much as about exposing the filthy disgusting shit these people do to keep people from earning what they are worth.

And we should all wonder how that looks on the global scale. If they get away with this type of stuff in the US, image what they get away with in countries with extremely corrupt governments.

about 5 months ago

US Government To Study Bitcoin As Possible Terrorist Threat

ehiris Re:Your tax dollars hard at work (210 comments)

Easy, send them outdated equipment of that retail value that can't be easily thrown in the trash.

about 6 months ago

Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

ehiris Yet again a convenience ruling (461 comments)

This is another ruling that is based on finding something that they think would give the victim (defendant) too much power, allowing him to skirt the law, and not based on true legality.

It re-confirms that the justices are nothing more than senile elderly people who work with and for the enforcement industry and don't really care about upholding the constitution.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

ehiris If you have to ask ... (272 comments)

It means you don't have any big data requirements so you're better off sticking with MySQL or something easier to manage at a small scale.
If growth is high or you have a lot of data to analyze, you can look into importing data into Hadoop using sqoop and query it with Hive and HBase. But you most likely won't need that for at least a couple of years.

about 6 months ago

Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

ehiris Fox already gives it to them (667 comments)

Creationism believers already get plenty of time on Fox. Unfortunately it's always the same audience that pays any attention to it.

belief = gullible stupidity
thinking = analytic intelligence

I happen to find thought provoking shows a lot more interesting than any preaching, which I just either very funny or rage provoking.

about 7 months ago

Silicon Valley Billionaire Takes Out $201 Million Life Insurance Policy

ehiris Re:Estate Taxes (300 comments)

So it's "protection" money?

Seems to me like extortion by government and uncivilized people more than tax.

Now if you said that the government has a right to the tax because the heirs earn it for practically not doing anything, then I would be on board with you.

We definitely don't want to be in a feudal state.

about 7 months ago


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