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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

perryizgr8 Re:lumia... (118 comments)

As do (most) Lumias. This is one of the few plus points they have over phones from LG/HTC.

4 hours ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

perryizgr8 Re:Brilliant! (118 comments)

One thing people overlook is the UI. Nokia phones had a really intuitive soft button UI with the function written above the button on the screen. It made a huge difference in usage from the other phones at that time. Slowly, everyone adopted the same thing, of course. If Nokia were like Apple, they would have sued the hell out of Motorola, Samsung, Sony, LG, etc.

4 hours ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

perryizgr8 Re:Recognition (118 comments)

Every software company I have worked at in the Valley has had IT with excellent non-Windows chops, yet they all still end up installing MS Exchange. There are certain solutions areas where MS has plenty of street cred among those who have to make the decisions.

And this is true for a good reason: everything apart from Exchange is shit. Seriously. Name one large-scale email system that you fully control and is fully featured, has apps on all platforms, and is well-known by a lot of system admins.

4 hours ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

perryizgr8 Re:Why? (201 comments)

Dude your office seriously needs new hardware if the cursor in Word lags behind your typing. Although I agree that all Office apps have an irritating startup time that was not there earlier.

5 hours ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

perryizgr8 Re:Aero? (201 comments)

Black and white or grey UI is usually Google's apps. Windows is nicely colored, on the desktop as well as on the phone. They are the one who started the flat craze though.

5 hours ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

perryizgr8 Re:The flat thing needs to go away (201 comments)

I actually don't understand what the problem is. Windows looks fine to me from 1200x800 all the way to 2K. What is the problem exactly? Chrome can show more tabs, you can have crisper wallpapers and everything is so nice!

5 hours ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

perryizgr8 Re:how pretty (201 comments)

If Windows 10 is running slow, your setup is *really* old. For particularly large values of old.

5 hours ago
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India Successfully Launches Region-Specific Navigation Satellite

perryizgr8 Re:GPS (84 comments)

It is exclusively nuclear, AFAIK. No conventional warheads. Also, the navigation uses IRNSS exclusively (apart from inertial).

yesterday
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Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

perryizgr8 Re:Understandable. (158 comments)

I personally haven't found benefit from 720p

You are the exception then. 720p is vastly better looking than 480p, even on a 5 inch smartphone screen.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

perryizgr8 Re:No, that's not the problem (279 comments)

And then there was the NIH grant to study why gay men are often thin and lesbians are often obese.

Why is this a problem? Research should always be done, however ridiculous your hypothesis may be. The freedom to do such insane research is what has made USA the leader of all sciences.

about a week ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

perryizgr8 Maybe (276 comments)

I don't know enough about the specific circumstances in which both these people invented their respective devices, but I think there can be a scenario where the inventor of the base invention does not get the prize but the inventor of an improvement does. For example, maybe when Holonyak invented the LED, various technologies had reached a point where anybody in his position would inevitably make an LED. But, maybe the inventors of the blue LED did a huge amount of original research and invented a device well ahead of its time. Of course all this might be bullshit and Holonyak might be right.

about two weeks ago
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Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages

perryizgr8 Re:Mod parent up. (191 comments)

This is standard for Windows and Android too.

about two weeks ago
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World's Smallest 3G Module Will Connect Everything To the Internet

perryizgr8 Re:IOT (118 comments)

Last I heard, Berg was gonna shut down.

about three weeks ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

perryizgr8 Re:WTF? (189 comments)

Probably things like this prevent HTC from growing their marketshare inspite of making good phones.

about a month ago
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Mangalyaan Successfully Put Into Mars Orbit

perryizgr8 Re:Outsourced (173 comments)

This is such a good idea.

about a month ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

perryizgr8 Re:Debian GNOME needs some attention (403 comments)

This is right. It feels unnatural, and fucks up my entire flow. It induces the same feeling you get when you use Windows 8, only much more intense. It makes me uncomfortable and I don't care how shiny/user-friendly it is or why or why not.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

perryizgr8 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

* With an Android device, the manufacturer outright abandons updating the phone the moment their next handset is on sale. (Samsung seems to be the worst about this, but, even Google has done it to stock Nexus phones.)

This is wrong. Samsung supports its S series devices (S2, S3, S4, etc) for a looooooong time. S2 got updates till KitKat. And with every update it got faster, not slower. They even back ported some of the features they introduced on later devices (Smart Stay, etc).

Nexus devices have guaranteed updates (on the same day of announcement, too) for 18 months. The new Android One handsets also have guaranteed updates. It should be noted that these updates are from Google so they are very quick and very frequent, sometimes to the brink of annoyance.

about a month ago

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Scientists create bacteria with expanded DNA code

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  about 5 months ago

perryizgr8 (1370173) writes "Biologists have managed to create a bacteria with DNA made of the usual A-T, C-G plus an artificial third base pair, thus encoding more data in DNA.

"This shows that other solutions to storing information are possible and takes us closer to an expanded-DNA biology that will have many exciting applications — from new medicines to new kinds of nanotechnology," said Romesberg.

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4.74 degrees of separation

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

perryizgr8 (1370173) writes "Facebook Data Team has taken all the friends data of everyone on Facebook and analyzed it, finding out the shortest distance between every two persons. They can now confidently say that the aerage degree of separation between any two humans is 4.74, not six as previously claimed by various entities.
I'm a bit unnerved by the fact that any facebook employee can gain access to every user's data, privacy settings be dammed."

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Security Implications of ipad Breach

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

perryizgr8 writes "Seems like the full ramifications of the leak are just beginning to be realized:

What can be done with that secret ID? Quite a lot, it turns out. The IMSI is sent by the phone to the network when first signing on to the network; it's used by the network to figure out which call should be routed where. With someone else's IMSI, an attacker can determine the person's name and phone number, and even track his or her position. It also opens the door to active attacks—creating fake cell towers that a victim's phone will connect to, enabling every call and text message to be eavesdropped.

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Microsoft copies Wolfram Alpha with Kumo

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

perryizgr8 writes "So here's another rip-off by Microsoft. Paul Thurrott says:

Microsoft today revealed that its next generation Windows Live Search engine will be branded as Bing, confirming widespread rumors. The service, which is being tested under the codename "Kumo," will replace Windows Live Search later this year, Microsoft says. A public beta is expected June 3. Of course, Microsoft's search engine has never done particularly well in the market against entrenched competitors like Google and Yahoo!. So the software giant is recasting Bing as a "decision engine" rather than a general search engine, a service that help people make decisions with more confidence. And Microsoft has settled on a number of popular but more complex search types that it says will differentiate it from the competition. These include shopping, travel, news, health, maps, images and video.

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