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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

saleenS281 upgrades baby (487 comments)

This is standard practice for Apple. While they will continue to support your phone, they have this habit of making the new major OS rev run slowly right about the time your phone is 2 years old. I struggle to believe it's a coincidence as it has happened with literally every revision they've released.

2 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

saleenS281 Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

So let me get this straight. You are okay with people getting killed for basically nothing? And most very sincerely, if you think that some sort of biometric defeats hte very purpose of having a gun, you also don't have ignition key or locks on your doors. They control access. But a gun? Completely differnt matter.

So does a safety defeat the purpose of owning a gun?

I have a manual lock on my car and ignition. Just like I have a manual lock on my guns when I'm not using them. An electronic lock that's always on, and cannot be unlocked if the battery happens to die makes the gun pretty much useless as a self-defense mechanism. Do your car doors lock automatically and refuse to unlock if you lose power? No? Because that's a pretty stupid fucking design decision? Then why should a gun?

Explain how this is going to cost billions of dollars.

How exactly are you planning on retrofitting existing guns for free? If you aren't retrofitting existing weapons, this is a completely useless exercise.

Explain what you want to spend billions of dollars on to save lives.

You could start by replacing anyone's car that doesn't have airbags and anti-lock brakes free of charge. It would save a hell of a lot more lives than this pointless endeavor. And you could make them hybrids to help with global warming to boot.

You'll have a difficult time, because you are trying to argue about "number of lives", when you are actually afraid that any change, any tiny thing you do, is going to allow the guvmint to take your guns away.

Anyhow, I expect an answer on the billions it will cost, and how many billions you suppport to be applied to the deaths that you actually give a fuck about.

I don't have a difficult time. This isn't a difficult subject to shoot down. It's a waste of everyone's time and money.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

saleenS281 Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

Let me get this straight - irresponsible gun owners result in a statistically insignificant number of child deaths every year. Your solution is to create a new technology that not only defeats the purpose of owning the gun for many people in the first place, it also doesn't prevent any of the above mentioned deaths.

And we should focus billions of dollars on this initiative in place of focusing on things that could, you know, actually save a significant number of lives? Makes sense to me.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

saleenS281 Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

Google teenager dies in car crash. Google child dies in car crash. Outside of the fact that it makes for sensational headlines, why the focus on guns? The number of kids who shoot their siblings a year isn't even a blip on the radar of causes of death of young children. Try expending your efforts on something that will actually make a difference.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

saleenS281 Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

In other words, .000001% of gun owners - which I think any sane person that doesn't have an agenda will agree is a statistically insignificant number.

about a week ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

saleenS281 Re:Why so long? (162 comments)

Seriously? You're getting upvoted on slashdot with that trash? Android has supported both voice over wifi as well as VoLTE for damn near TWO YEARS.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

saleenS281 Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

You're entitled to your opinion. You're not in the majority, as evidenced by them selling out in less than an hour.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

saleenS281 Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

So, here's an example: Every woman ever. Unless they're wearing jeans (and even then) women usually keep their phone in their purse. What happens when you're in a movie/church/important meeting and your phone starts ringing because you forgot to put it on silent? You get to scramble to try to find the phone and mute it. Having the ability to swipe at your watch would be a godsend. Is it worth $300? I suppose that depends on your income, but for a lot of people, absolutely.

Hell, as a guy *I* am considering it, just because in some situations I run into the exact situation (wearing a suit, phone in an inside pocket). Plenty of people with enough expendable income to justify a $300 purchase when it doubles as a beautiful watch. When you consider what most "premium watches" cost, you're getting the "smart" portion for free.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

saleenS281 Re:It was amazingly bad (730 comments)

You shouldn't understand bandwidth problems. It's 2014, suck up your pride and have multiple streams like e-gaming does. Send a stream to Youtube, a Stream to Twitch, and keep a local stream.

about two weeks ago
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CenturyLink Looks At Buying Rackspace

saleenS281 Re:Not a Surprise (44 comments)

I wouldn't consider "well before the renewal date" to be less than one month before the renewal date. That is literally standard operating procedure at every hosting company I've ever worked with.

about two weeks ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

saleenS281 Re:IT departments, on the other hand... (232 comments)

Right up until the first time you need to call the enterprise vendor of the software you're actually running on the box for support.

about three weeks ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

saleenS281 Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (137 comments)

It's only offensive if you let yourself be offended. Grow a pair, mature past grade school, and move on with your life. If you can't handle someone using an abbreviated version of someone's country of origin, I'm not sure how you make it through a day of real life. Getting up in arms just empowers whoever it is that's trying to use the term in a derogatory fashion. And if you've never heard it for anything BUT derogatory statements, you don't get out much, which explains your reaction.

about a month ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

saleenS281 shoot the admins (133 comments)

No need to shoot them. They just need to be replaced. I hear comcast's network is ALWAYS up. I bet if we just got ahold of their admins... maybe through a merger... service would be WAY more reliable. Don't all you customers want more reliable service? Just support the merger!

about a month ago
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Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

saleenS281 Re:Everything old is new again. (193 comments)

Yes, actually, it still does. Exactly how often do you think they're recovering full profiles?

about a month ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

saleenS281 Re: absurd (212 comments)

You could probably re-write every piece of software Oracle has ever sold, in their entirety for $240 million (not including the Sun assets, Solaris has legitimate time and effort put into it).

about a month ago
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Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

saleenS281 Re:Everything old is new again. (193 comments)

If it's something you're accessing so infrequently that you're willing to put up with that access time, it's something you probably aren't accessing all that often. You get ~300 reads out of a tape before it goes bad. I'd imagine whatever it is they're using this for won't see that in a lifetime. Or if it will, by the time they've hit that limit, they'll be replacing the media anyways for the sake of technology refresh.

about a month ago
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Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

saleenS281 Re:Everything old is new again. (193 comments)

Unlikely. The time Blu-Ray saves in getting the the point on disk, it will lose in loading the media. Either way, access time will be measured in minutes, and do you really care if your data is returned in 3 minutes instead of 4? At that point I'd take the higher density, and known reliability all day long. Not to mention, I know I'll be able to buy tape and parts for another decade, the same can't be said of blu-ray.

about a month ago
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Comcast Training Materials Leaked

saleenS281 Re:McDonallds should sue ... (251 comments)

That's patently false. The digital switch was a knife to the back of anyone using an antenna. I can tell you first hand at our cabin - we got about 20 channels. Since the digital switch, none of them work. When it was analog, you might get a little static every now and then, but at least you'd get SOMETHING. With digital, you either get it, or you don't. There's nothing in between. That means if you were remotely on the edge of the signal before, you're getting nothing now. And I can tell you at least where we're at, the broadcast signal strength they're using for digital is significantly lower than it was before.

about a month ago

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