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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

zsazsa A mainstream tiling window manager? (800 comments)

On any single monitor, more than two applications can be run simultaneously. Instead of Windows 8's fixed split, where one application gets 320 pixels and the other application gets the rest, the division between apps will be variable. It'll also be possible to have multiple windows from a single app so that, for example, two browser windows can be opened side-by-side.

This is sounding a lot like a tiling window manager to me.

about a year ago
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Should California Have Banned Checking Smartphone Maps While Driving?

zsazsa Re:Bad Ruling (433 comments)

Read the law in question, which was from 2009 and amended in 2012. It's made with modern phones in mind, and it was specifically written to combat texting:

As used in this section “write, send, or read a text-based communication” means using an electronic wireless communications device to manually communicate with any person using a text-based communication, including, but not limited to, communications referred to as a text message, instant message, or electronic mail.

Using GPS is not manually communicating with a person. The law does not apply to reading text on a phone in any context other than communications with another person.

about a year and a half ago
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Amazon's Cloud Player: We Don't Need a License

zsazsa Putting Amazon.com vs. the RIAA into perspective (539 comments)

In 2009, Amazon's corporate revenues were $26.53B. For the same year, the entire RIAA's revenues were only $6.3B.

Amazon should be able to swat them down like a fly.

more than 3 years ago
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Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?

zsazsa Re:US vs UK... (1174 comments)

The British people are strangely proud of the ungainly BS 1363 plug. No surprise at all that it won the comparison.

more than 4 years ago
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Did NBC Alter the Olympics' Opening Ceremony?

zsazsa Broadcast version not altered (499 comments)

I just did a quick check of the recording of the live broadcast that I made. In every spot I checked, the order given on the Wikipedia pages matches the one in the broadcast. So, at least in the case of the broadcasted version, the ordering matches up.

more than 6 years ago
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NVIDIA Enters the Mobile CPU Market

zsazsa Not x86 (97 comments)

The article summary is wrong or has a typo or something. This is not on some weird hybrid x86/ARM platform; it's just ARM.

more than 6 years ago

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