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

ericloewe Re:Because of Apple engineering (252 comments)

Not sure if a magnificent troll, or a magnificent Apple shill...

3 days ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

ericloewe Re:Memory doesn't cost that much. (252 comments)

Or, they could simply write a decent OS, that can handle the Oh-so-difficult (/s) task of loading applications from external storage.

Maybe, in a distant future, iOS will have feature parity with Symbian. Right now, it's ridiculous that of the three major mobile OSes, none of them does everything that Symbian did back in the day.

3 days ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

ericloewe Re:"CipherShed" (264 comments)

To make things worse, GIMP is an acronym that includes a backronym.

The ATA guys really like their silly nested acronyms like nobody else, though. Seriously, whose brilliant idea was "eSATAp".
eSATA powered
external SATA powered
external Serial ATA powered
external Serial AT Attachment powered
external Serial AT-sounds-like-a-cool-name Attachment powered

4 days ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ericloewe Re:Unified Kernel (352 comments)

Well, Windows 9 seems to officially finally do what 8 should've done from the beginning.

At least Vista was feature-complete, instead of a half-assed attempt that everyone realized needed more polish ASAP.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ericloewe Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (352 comments)

It doesn't make *me* fear. I know better.

It does scare other people away from the platform, which is bad for everyone (except Apple and Google).

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ericloewe Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (352 comments)

For what it's worth, other than typical mobile browser issues, IE on Windows Phone 8.1 (and 8 to a lesser extent) works fine with every site I've tried.

about two weeks ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

ericloewe Re:I doubt your doubt (222 comments)

Who said anything about holding stock back?

It's as simple as launching before there's enough stock for a reasonable launch. Let's not forget some suppliers where complaining of a very late design change to the screen.

And they do need the hype - they have a large portion of customers who are more likely to be repeat customers if they're gently pushed to upgrade instead of waiting.

Your doubts have no substance. The questions you asked have many possible answers - both in favor and against an artificial scarcity.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ericloewe Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (352 comments)

Seems to work fine. Default is the mobile site, desktop site puts me back on the mobile site when clicking "details", but works fine nonetheless.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ericloewe Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (352 comments)

So, why have I, in real-world usage, never encountered this mythical memory shortage?

about two weeks ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

ericloewe Re:Dat Camera (222 comments)

That desk must wreak havoc on computer mice...

about two weeks ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

ericloewe Re:The iphone's latest demise. (222 comments)

"It works"? Not if you want to make phone calls.

I only have trouble talking with two kinds of people on the phone: iPhone owners and owners of dumbphones that were dropped one too many times.

about two weeks ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

ericloewe Re:Conspiracy theory (222 comments)

It's easy to sell out the initial batch if it contains only a relative handful of units. I highly doubt it's not planned to some extent.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ericloewe Re:Unified Kernel (352 comments)

All versions of Windows are now based on Windows NT. That's why WP7 users didn't get an update to WP8 - every single driver would've needed a rewrite.

I wouldn't call it dumb - the tiny gains related to a custom kernel are far outweighed by the many advantages of commonality, like easy hardware support (one driver is enough for all Windows devices) and easy API portability.

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

ericloewe Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (462 comments)

That's the problem. Judges won't.

This is happening in small towns that see small highway streatches as a way of earning easy cash - with judges that at best don't give a damn or at worst were hired (yes, hired) to make the money stay where it is as much as possible.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ericloewe Re:Unified Kernel (352 comments)

The kernel IS unified. They're literally using the same kernel across all devices since Windows 8 and equivalents. APIs are already optionally unified.

The real last step is getting the WinRT APIs and environments up to snuff so they can be seamlessly used alongside Win32 applications on the desktop. That and providing incentives for applications to be written to universal standards, instead of just for tablet or phone (or desktop, once store apps become viable on the desktop).

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ericloewe Re:Good decision? (352 comments)

Saying there's any kind of unification is absurd. Tons of sometimes somewhat compatible products use versions of the same kernel and the same CLI toolset.

about two weeks ago

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