* Posts by Aoyagi Aichou

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Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Great...

With that kind of argumentation, it's amazing Android is so popular, isn't it.

Not to mention, again, Flash is very easily blockable in a click-to-play fashion. Unlike HTML5.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Great...

As I said elsewhere:

Yes, it'll be great when all Flash advertisements with loud music become HTML5 ones and you'll need a 3rd party tool to block them. Absolutely the best thing along with killing off one of the most powerful and yet relatively easy to develop with tools on the web.

But hey, at least I was reminded of this site http://flashvhtml.com/

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Samsung smart fridge leaves Gmail logins open to attack

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: The things people buy...

Can we cure them? Please?

*sigh*

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Flame

The things people buy...

I just don't get it. Smart fridge? Smart TV? Smart clock? What the bloody hell for? Why do people keep buying this rubbish?

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Microsoft will explain only 'significant' Windows 10 updates

Aoyagi Aichou
Holmes

Is this new?

I mean really, what is this telling you?

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Pirate MEP: Microsoft's walled garden is no consumer pleasure park

Aoyagi Aichou

OK?

But what is she going to do about it?

By the way, thanks for providing me with a reason for a nice conversation.

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Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Damned by faint praise

> Did they really think no-one would notice?

It's not that people don't notice, most people either don't care are say something along the lines of "you can turn it off so it's not a problem".

As for the "killer-app", I think they believe it's Cortana and Universal.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Terminator

Re: The shell is not the OS

OS used to be primarily an interface between you and the hardware. That improvement is in DX12, which probably isn't even an actual OS feature despite what MS claims.

So the rest is the UI, "apps", customization, data slurping.

In other words, OS is becoming (or has become) an interface between your data and the cloud.

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Pray harder for AMD

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Prayers won't help

You guys, how much do you think things like Linux driver quality and compatibility with obscure displays sells?

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Prayers won't help

They don't have to be faster and cheaper

I've read many discussions and conclusions of reviewers saying something along the lines of "Why would I want AMD if Nvidia is just as good for the same price?"

AMD drivers are outrageously buggy

Yeah, people keep saying that while any bugs in nVidia's drivers are just some weird bug not worth mentioning or remembering. Confirmation bias, some say. I have yet to see some broad analysis of driver quality of both.

Note the similarity with the above.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Terminator

Prayers won't help

After the Fury X reveal I don't think AMD will survive if Zen turns out to be not revolutionary with visible results on day 1. Most of the reviews and the majority of people I talked to were disappointed with it. How can a company survive when it needs to have products that are both stronger and cheaper so that consumers even consider it?

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Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Ka Blam! There goes the other foot.

SatNad's motto is "Cloud first, mobile first", so the cure for flu is plague.

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Thumb Up

Yep.

I feel pretty much the same, data harvesting should be opt-in, not hidden opt-out.

Additionally, I believe this is against some (?) EU regulations on data protection and I still believe someone whose self-expressive skills aren't sub-turnip should write a petition since I haven't seen any sign of any EU organs noticing what's going on, as usual.

However, I find the number of people ignoring, accepting, or even defending these practices rather disturbing. Has the 'civilized' society completely given up its demands for privacy and not being datamined for no benefit to it? Most of the apologists would respond to this something along the lines of "If you want privacy, don't upgrade" or even "Don't use the internet"... Oh well.

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

Aoyagi Aichou

Petit EU

Not exactly on topic, but do you guys and gals think it would be worth it to send a petition to the EU regarding Microsoft's blatant scummery?

I asked a "European Parliament Data Protection Service Data Protection Officer" about it, and the response was "Our functions do not allow to provide you with a complete and satisfactory answer." and I was suggested to check out the petitions...

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Breaks Data Protection regulations

You can try asking them yourself, if you ever get a reply.

https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/edps/EDPS/Contact

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Aoyagi Aichou
Flame

"Windows does not collect personal information without your consent."

Yes, unreadable fine print hidden at the end of the (unlawful) agreement which is stowed in a locked filing cabinet in a disused toilet with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the leopard" is totally an agreement. How magical.

This things should come with explicit and informed agreement.

But hey, at least it isn't like WP8 where they upload all your primary contacts and calendar entries without telling you and without an option to opt out.

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Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

Aoyagi Aichou
Big Brother

I don't even know anyore.

So what's worse, (mega)corporations slurping every bit of data they can get their hands on to use it for profit and providing it to unknown third parties (which includes state bodies), or (multi)national associations doing unknown level of surveillance in the name of "security" with the potential for political abuse?

I'm asking because I see a very notable imbalance in interest between the two.

Obligatory BigB.

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Nokia sells HERE maps to Audi, Daimler and BMW for €2.8 billion

Aoyagi Aichou

Hmm.

As someone who uses both HERE and Ovi maps on my smartphones, I wonder what is the actual future of those. More specifically, what does it mean when the German 3 says "open, independent and value creating platform".

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Aoyagi Aichou

Am I the only one who finds these overly friendly prompts MS seems to have been obsessed with since they became Modern extremely obnoxious?

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OnePlus 2: The smartie that's trying to outsmart Google's Android

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: So...

Where? Every device on the market is some "streamlined" rubbish. No proper flagship anywhere, just toys.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: So...

Hm. I see the commentards here like features being taken away. Surprising.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Coffee/keyboard

So...

This is supposed to be the pinnacle of smartphone technology? It's missing so many features...

Feels like the whole business is going backwards.

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Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

Aoyagi Aichou
Headmaster

Re: go on, try to hack my system. I dare you!

Like any other day, they're also good for not denoting your plurals with apostrophes.

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Windows 10 on Mobile under the scope: Flaws, confusion, and going nowhere fast

Aoyagi Aichou
Paris Hilton

Weird preview

There's a huge focus on the UI and none of the capabilities of the OS itself. For example, WP8 has very limited settings and just things you can do with it in general. Is this still a thing? And a lot of people keep babbling about how W(P)10(M) is identical to proper Windows, and yet all previews say something along the lines of "it's based on the same code" or whatever. What's the difference then?

Additionally, 3rd page: "Reboots didn’t helped".

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Windows 10 Edge: Standards kinda suck yet better than Chrome?

Aoyagi Aichou

@dogged

> Vivaldi is also shit

How? It's already better than Chrome (which isn't exactly a high bar, but it's widely accepted as "pretty good")

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Australian opposition senators slam TPP treaty process

Aoyagi Aichou

re

I'd say they claim commercial interests are the public interest, or in the very least in the public interest.

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Auto-playing video ads? People love auto-playing video ads – Twitter

Aoyagi Aichou
Meh

NP

See, this is why I love Flash. You can easily block that just using the browser.

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Carry On Computing: Ten stylish laptop bags for him

Aoyagi Aichou

Pah.

That's a nice selection. And I thought I had won everything when I had a "Targus Commuter" transported from Canada to Europe.

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: the real problem is that people don't know how to drive any more

@Michael Wojcik

I've never seen a study trying to suggest that not looking where you drive is more dangerous than distraction. That's a nice theory, but doesn't sound very real.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: the real problem is that people don't know how to drive any more

The problem isn't the act of "texting", it's taking eyes off the road.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Alert

The annoying trends

And yet cars are becoming more and more just smartphones that also provide transportation as seen on the latest Mitsubishi's infotainment system for Cadillacs.

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Singapore to trial 10Gbps home broadband

Aoyagi Aichou
Boffin

Re: Just one question

To move to 2015, when films aren't CD-sized any more.

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AMD promises 100 gigabyte/second memory

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Promised?

You have most of Mantle in Vulkan, isn't that open enough? "In the works" is a silly ambiguous term that might as well mean "it's still being only designed", don't know about "Freesync" or what they said about it (wasn't that about additional hardware?), Bulldozer was a bet on software going the effective parallel route instead of not-so-efficient (but easy for the developers) mostly single thread design, which clearly didn't work out, what's with the APUs (no apostrophe there)? The A10-7850 holds up pretty well despite one if its main features not being used yet again (HSA).

Yes, I do get the point. You confuse vague marketing-made promises with expectations.

AMD was a mess, but much less than people make it out to be. That led to CEO change and now that the initial confusion is almost over, they might come back somehow. Or not, we'll see. Regardless, as far as GPU hardware goes, I don't recall any underdelivering.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Promised?

What were those?

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'Nokia store? I dunno no Nokia store. This here's a Microsoft Reseller'

Aoyagi Aichou
Meh

I for one am very glad they didn't try to be all cool and hip with something for a change.

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Facebook uses Nokia maps in mobes, Instagram and Messenger

Aoyagi Aichou
Big Brother

Assimilated

Well, one more company to be absorbed by one of these giants. My expectations from consumer technology are very low, so this doesn't surprise me... I'm more concerned with what will happen to all the data that HERE users have provided to the company and what will happen to the pre-facebook installations.

Edit: Assuming the deal is there and goes through.

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OMFG – Emojis are killing off traditional 'net slang

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Panic?

Oh? Oh... That escaped me. As always, I blame Monday morning (is there an emoji for that?).

Thank you for letting me know I made a fool of myself, heh.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Unhappy

Re: Panic?

Q_Q

I honestly don't know what is wrong with that, but that's why I'm still in the process of heavy learning, heh.

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Aoyagi Aichou
IT Angle

Re: What the hell is an Emjoi?

As I understand it, they are proprietary sets of animated-or-not emotion sprites that are more or less interoperable.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Headmaster

Panic?

All of which surely means we're probably not far off a panic about whether kids these days can actually string a sentence together.

Not really panic, just occasional righteous rage outbursts when reading some particularly bastardized language. But hey, the less people become English-incompetent, the more job opportunities for me!

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Stop the war between privacy and security – EU data watchdog

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Stating the blindingly obvious here

Yeah, when I was reading I thought I wasn't sure what's he talking about, but since I've believed that there's a continual proportion between privacy and security, I'm going to assume he's talking about The WAr on Terrorism or something.

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Microsoft opens kimono on Windows 10 Universal App Platform

Aoyagi Aichou
Flame

Re: Does not look like a good proposition for desktop app developers

"ability to work with huge data sets off line"

Microsoft doesn't believe in that any more. Your Windows One as well as Office One data will be in OneDrive and that's that.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Windows

MS Java?

Yes, that's what WP needs. Even more overuse of the word "app". And more web wrapper-like things. So basically, they're just trying to make another DirectX and lock developers into their ecosystem. Again.

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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Vivaldi?

Well it's a team of ~20 people, I don't think they can make a new layout engine... Now if Opera stopped being a wankers and released Presto source....!

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Kim Dotcom flails desperately, launches chat service

Aoyagi Aichou
Windows

Skype alternative?

I would love some Skype alternative, especially considering the latest development of the once good service/client. But MegaChat is in-browser, that's not very practical. Would any of you happen to know of some service that could do IM and voice calls? I don't really care about video calls (never seen anyone intentionally use it) or mobile clients.

Ideally something where Microsoft, Google, Apple or Facebook aren't involved.

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Scary code of the week: Valve Steam CLEANS Linux PCs (if you're not careful)

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Halftruth?

See, there's an "if" in that full truth. And I thought that in the IT world, it's assumed everyone has software up to date, especially when it comes to an online service's client.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Gimp

Halftruth?

Apparently that was already fixed.

https://github.com/SteamDatabase/SteamTracking/commit/155b1f799bc68f081cd6c70b9af47266d89b099d#diff-1

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It's 4K-ing big right now, but it's NOT going to save TV

Aoyagi Aichou
Angel

Re: 4K hype?

Enlightening, thank you. I'll have to see these QDs with my own eyes.

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