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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

leenks Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

Assuming a decent cable then my Nexus5 will do that when switched off, and almost as quickly in airplane mode. With a crap cable my Nexus5 will take 6 hours when switched off. Apple seem to have better control over how they charge, and the cables, as my previous iPhone5 would nearly always recharge in that time no matter what. I much prefer the Nexus though (and I'm generally an Apple-first guy... prize my Macbook Pro off me at your peril...)

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

leenks Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

I'd like to know how you get most of the week without a charge. I bought two for my parents that they barely use and they are rarely able to get over a day out of them without a charge. All they really use is limited gmail and phone / SMS.

about a month ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

leenks Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (555 comments)

I suppose turning a Mac on with Command+Option+R pressed down is a little quirky. Not sure of many other machines that will let you reinstall the the OS completely from the Internet even after a hard drive replacement so easily though. And 'update all' on a Linux distro typically updates far more than the operating system - stuff breaks all the time when updating applications on any platform.

about a month ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

leenks Re:I don't buy it (265 comments)

I found their language courses incomprehensible too...

about a month and a half ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

leenks Re:Do the math (338 comments)

The UK isn't 240V, it is 230V. As previous commenters have stated, the tolerances are different in the UK and the EU, but they are all based around 230V now.

https://www.gov.uk/government/...

about 3 months ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

leenks Re: Pairing? (236 comments)

Why would you keep a 486 CPU on its own - surely the whole system would be more use if you went to the trouble of keeping the rest of the documentation?

about 4 months ago
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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

leenks Re: What's the point? (129 comments)

Somehow I think the capture technology is more important for that use case than the display technology...

about 4 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

leenks Re:No. (502 comments)

Most people don't realise that the Kronos is just a dual core Atom PC either (and an old one at that) - pretty incredible when you compare it to the CPU hog VST market.

about 5 months ago
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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

leenks Re:Undefined (800 comments)

So given the choice of a car coming towards you and a cyclist in your direction you'd crash into the cyclist?

about 7 months ago
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US Government Shutdown Ends

leenks Re:Thank goodness (999 comments)

Citing the Daily Mail? Really?

about a year ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

leenks Re:why does your phone need software running on yo (519 comments)

Practically everyone I know with any investment in Apple products and iTunes uses it all the time. Home network sharing of iTunes libraries is great with a family, and its fundamental to much of the AppleTV functionality.

about a year and a half ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

leenks Re:Where's my mod points when I need them? (519 comments)

Yep - and NOD32 is even on Apple's list of software that has issues with iTunes...

about a year and a half ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

leenks Re:why does your phone need software running on yo (519 comments)

In any case, the poster has problems with iTunes because of NOD32 - it is on Apple's list of software known to have an issue with iTunes. Some people have success by adding exceptions for iTunes.

about a year and a half ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

leenks Re:why does your phone need software running on yo (519 comments)

iTunes replaces quite a few standard Windows services. Until a few versions ago there was a DNS resolver service, but I think it has been built into the client now. Yeah, iTunes does its own DNS lookups for some reason.

Presumably you mean mDNSResponder.exe - ie multicast DNS / bonjour which is used to discover other iTunes libraries on your network.

about a year and a half ago
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A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

leenks Re:svefg cbfg (261 comments)

Regardless, this is fucking annoying now. Noon passed. Enough already.

about a year and a half ago

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