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Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Funding Trends Low

ischorr leary? (251 comments)

> but I'm leery of spending quite so much on any phone.

I'm not quite sure I get this. Spending so much on what? On R&D and production? Total on a crowdsource fund? Per donator on a crowdsource project? Is the phone itself projected to be expensive or something?

about a year ago
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802.11ac: Better Coverage, But Won't Hit Advertised Speeds

ischorr Re: Simple solution (107 comments)

Yeah, that's nonsense. I regularly push 120MByte/sec (just under 1Gbps) over a variety of 1Gbps links. But it doesn't have to deal with significant noise or collisions, which are two of the speed losers. Also fairly reliable delivery (amount of loss is about 0.000000001%, and I'm not exaggerating) and its always 1Gbps, unlike Wifi which depends on channel bonding and signal quality for its base rate.

Usually if you have 1gbps and can't saturate the link it's a bottleneck somewhere else - the source or destination can't stream fast enough (common copying data from disk), inefficiencies of the network protocol, poor network equipment, stupid TCP design, bad application, some other part of the network, or congestion (or poor handling of congestion)

about a year and a half ago
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Xbox One: Cloud Will Quadruple the Power, Says Microsoft

ischorr Invasive (400 comments)

I read that as "more invasive for players". Which is probably true.

Cool, it'd be extremely difficult to use computing power offsite to do real-time calculations in parallel with local calculations. But it sure would be handy for crushing the used game market if we could lie say that we needed handle things server-side so you have to be online to play the game.

Also it would be cool to mine everything you do since it'd be easy to market. People will agree to all sorts of seemingly minor invasions of privacy for trivial gains, like free stuff, or especially if it was required to play the game. ...What am I saying. That would never happen.

about a year and a half ago
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Are Lenovo's ThinkPads Getting Worse?

ischorr Yes. (271 comments)

My work-issued T420 is probably comparitively the worst laptop I've ever owned. And I've had 12 from 8 different manufacturers over 18 years.

about a year and a half ago
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Early Apple Designs Revealed, Courtesy of Hartmut Esslinger

ischorr Re:Foxconn (115 comments)

WTF does this have to do with the article? Or do you just go around randomly posting this on most Tech articles? Or are you just an anti-apple troll?

about 2 years ago
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Pirate Radio Station In Florida Jams Automotive Electronics

ischorr Say a prayer for me now (315 comments)

'"At first I thought it was me," said Jacobson, who started to say a little prayer every time she tried to use her electronic key.'

God: Messing with people's vehicles since 4000BC.

about a year ago
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Why Microsoft's Surface Pro Could Fail

ischorr Re:Forget battery life - price is way too high (442 comments)

Then this is clearly the wrong device for your needs, and it's not intended to be. The Surface RT would be a device aimed closer at you, though it'd be too expensive as well per your criteria.

about 2 years ago
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Why Microsoft's Surface Pro Could Fail

ischorr Re:It doesn't compete with tablets (442 comments)

...That's what I came here to say as well. It's competing against Ultrabooks, but it's unclear what its selling point would be for most purposes. Ostensibly a "Pro" user would want it for compatibility with legacy x86 desktop apps. But it's not clear that for MOST purposes like that a touchscreen (even with stylus) would ever be better than the hardware keyboard and pixel-accurate pointing devices that come with every ultrabook. There's not really a "pro" market for tablets at the moment, though I suppose that won't happen unless there's hardware for it.

about 2 years ago
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The New Series of Doctor Who: Fleeing From Format?

ischorr Re:Wow (170 comments)

Also: Wow, you guys are defensive.

I loved me some Who. Old Series and New Series. Watching "Rose" was an emotional experience for me. We had new Who and I LIKED him. I didn't think it would ever happen again.

But then the series turned out to be...I dunno...All...rushing about and syrupy hyperbole moments and characters I wanted to strangle and the Doctor became some sort of untouchable Demi-God and they almost never leave earth and Brittany Spears was there for some reason and incoherent or inconsistent stories and why aren't most of the monsters scary and why are they rushing to fit this story into a single episode and man that line made me wince and I'm getting motion-sick and sweetness-sick and...well, the stuff the article said.

It's not that I was comparing against the original series, which like other people have pointed out changed tremendously over its time and was awful in a lot of its own ways. But I just found myself not enjoying the new show. At all (well, a couple of episodes). I guess I blame the writing. I only stuck it out so long because I WANTED it to work. But it didn't, and there are complex reasons for that.

That's great that you DO enjoy the show. It really sucks that you're such an ass about it.

about 2 years ago
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The New Series of Doctor Who: Fleeing From Format?

ischorr Wow (170 comments)

The author has, almost verbatim, described my thoughts about the new series. And why I just finally stopped watching it and moved on to other things.

about 2 years ago
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Website Calls Out Authors of Racist Anti-Obama Posts

ischorr It's down. (423 comments)

Annnd, it's gone already. Or it's gone at the moment.

Not clear if the author took it down, if this is an automated reaction to problem reports on Tumblr, or if Tumblr itself took it down for Reasons.

about 2 years ago
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Man Arrested For Photo of Burning Poppy On Facebook

ischorr Re:He also used some words... (534 comments)

Unfortunately, being unjust is not enough of a legal requirement to overturn a law. (And not only because the term "unjust" is subjective).

What you're saying does need to happen, but it's also extremely expensive and risky for individuals, and not nearly enough overall.

about 2 years ago
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Amateur Rocketeer Derek Deville's Qu8k Rocket Flies to 120,000+ Feet (Video)

ischorr Re:qw8k? (165 comments)

It only just now occurred to me that you're a troll. Good one, I fell for it.

more than 2 years ago
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Amateur Rocketeer Derek Deville's Qu8k Rocket Flies to 120,000+ Feet (Video)

ischorr Re:qw8k? (165 comments)

Wow, what an unabashed jerk you are.

Of course I know how to pronounce it. It's just a silly spelling, which was my tongue-in-cheek point =)

Thinking of old first-person Id games, do you know what day the original Doom was released, off the top of your head, sonny? 'Cause I remember downloading a copy from the local BBS when it came out on 12/10/93. Did you ever purchase a copy of the original Hovertank 3d direct from Softdisk? Do you remember who was revealed to be the "real" villain of Doom II if you played a particular sound clip backwards and used noclip to find him? Do you remember word for word what the easter egg message said? Don't look it up.

As far as rockets go, how detailed was YOUR Saturn V model rocket with F-size motors?

more than 2 years ago
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Amateur Rocketeer Derek Deville's Qu8k Rocket Flies to 120,000+ Feet (Video)

ischorr Re:qw8k? (165 comments)

I guess it's sort of like Megadeth's latest album, TH1RT3EN. I imagine that's pronounced th-one-rt-three-en.

Or the movie Se-seven-en.

more than 2 years ago
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Amateur Rocketeer Derek Deville's Qu8k Rocket Flies to 120,000+ Feet (Video)

ischorr qw8k? (165 comments)

How are you supposed to pronounce this? queightk? qwa-eight-kuh? Are you supposed to forget there's a "t" in 8?

more than 2 years ago
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What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like

ischorr Seatbeltless? (643 comments)

It's 2012 (or was 2011 at the time). Who in the world is driving around without a seatbelt on?

more than 2 years ago
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Project To Mainline Android Kernel Changes Formed

ischorr Re:its. (73 comments)

No, that WOULD be "it's" =)

more than 2 years ago
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Project To Mainline Android Kernel Changes Formed

ischorr its. (73 comments)

"Its".

That is all.

more than 2 years ago

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