* Posts by overunder

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Berners-Lee takes flak for 'hippie manifesto' that only Google and Facebook could love

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Knighthood is soooooo special today...

... that I'd like to know where I apply for knighthood now days? I just got my online certifications for performing marriages and changing Freon coolant, I just want to round things out a bit.

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Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files

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Re: Man...

Backups is one thing, but putting your cache on the same physical drive as working material or archives is just day zero stupid.

For the cache, I take the poor man approach and use mklink /d on a 32GB ram disk created with imdisk (I map %temp% and %tmp% to it also).

http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/

mklink /?

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Ex-Microsoft manager sues former coworkers and Windows giant over claims of sex assault, gender discrimination

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Maybe too much?

"Allegedly, she was not allowed the same opportunity to work from home as male colleagues, was criticized for being a single mother and taking time to care for her son or attend activities at his school – privileges it's claimed were afforded to male colleagues."

That just sounds, well... like over-the-top bad. Something like shooting a flare off in a life raft into the propellers of the rescue chopper. Not saying it didn't happen as I've worked with a few men similar, but none have them been that inconsiderate, especially in a group.

In a possible future, #metoo spawns a counter gender support group sporting #youtoo.

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Apple replaces boot-loop watchOS edition with unconnected complications edition

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Re: As always, marketing say release it yesterday

Yeh but, is it yesterday still? Anyone have a working watch? Shit... I gotta... gotta... get this update out!

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British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey

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Is this Time Warner's site?

"...now that video consumption is via streams rather than downloads"

Last I checked, if you want anything off of any network you have to download it. Trying to alter that logic is part of big cables greed machine and could be seen as anti-Net Neutral (or is it pro now, I can't keep up).

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What the PUC: SK Hynix next to join big boys in 96-layer 3D NAND land

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Thanks but

When all the technicals are spilled and you come to...

"1TB client SSDs this year"

.. all you see is the size and think... still?

At the end, what does "1Tb in 2019" really translate into, 4TB drives in 2019?

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Veracode Software gobbled by private equity house Thoma Bravo for $950m

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"It sells a software-as-a-service platform and related wares for developers to ID and fix security defects during the dev lifecycle."

Mmmm, so forever then? I'm not sure where a development lifecycle ends. Maybe at the end of version, but then a new cycle begins.

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Supreme Court tells Big Cable to shut up for once: Net neutrality challenge shot down

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Articulated responsibility.

"...the requirement to not block content violated ISPs' First Amendment rights"

To consider a company's amendment rights BEFORE the peoples is... today's world...?

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Slabs, huh, what are they are good for? Er, not quite absolutely nothing

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Re: But ... but ... they're going to replace consoles and PCs

"And this thread is about tablet sales, not the design of Windows, which I beg to proffer has very little to do with it."

Or that might have everything to do with Surface sales.

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We (may) now know the real reason for that IBM takeover. A distraction for Red Hat to axe KDE

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Re: Wot Wayland?

"... a rather pedestrian concept of screen use which seem limiting in the near future."

If visual, virtual augmentation is any part of the future, then Wayland is currently the only hope. I don't think you've used Wayland, but just imagine MS's old Active Desktop on steroids*. Can anyone name ANY other window system that can do such things natively?

* Yeh, Active Desktop was a hot mess, but if you could overlook the BSOD's, security holes, resource consumption, annoying focus issues, confusing arrangements... it really did have some cool shit you could do with it.

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Transformers: Robots... at least it tries: Watch boffins' Optimus Dime rearrange on the fly

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This video is from a much further future where the robots have once again been enslaved by their own creations... the blue square and Sprite can.

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Facebook sets Linux kernel tools free

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Re: Who's been pottering about with kernel code?

I'm not sure that's what it means, but since that is what is stated, maybe. To me it sounds like some node.js kid attached some dodgy "listener" to a hacked insmod. Yeh, you're probably not going to run this... ever.

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Chuck this on expenses: £2k iPad paints Apple as the premium fondleslab specialist – as planned

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Re: 2000 quid?

"I did say "just in the UK", this is a global roll out involving 3000 of the things, and yes other devices were tested over 3 months by test users in several countries."

3,000 "engineers" all said yes... you don't see the bigger problem? I guess you wouldn't, make that 3,001 to the obvious problem.

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Apple's launch confirms one thing: It's determined to kill off the laptop for iPads

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Re: "as fast as the fastest PCs."

Apple doesn't like to be put in the poor section until their advertising needs to compare it's products to the poorest ones. 92% of the sub $200 laptops, how much is an ipad?

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With the 6T, OnePlus hopes to shed 'cheeky upstart' tag and launch assault on flagships

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Re: Get notched!

I'm awaiting the Mi Mix 4 next year and its low bezel, no notch b.s. Also, I'm looking forward to the hiding of the spy/selfie camera inside of the phone.

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From today, it's OK in the US to thwart DRM to repair your stuff – if you keep the tools a secret

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Bunnies has a doctorate?

They give these for cracking the Xbox with tools just laying around your house ;-P.

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Flash price-drop pops Western Digital's wallet: Surprise revenue fall with worse to come

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"...10TB drives"

I'd be weary of 5TB or 10TB drives, or am I the only one who finds non-binary capacities strangely cursed with problems? Call it carma, bad luck, negative bias or whatever... they never fail to fail.

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"...quantity DOES have a quality all it's own."

Damn straight. Even if all I did was surf the web I would still find something for the super cheap $100 8TB HDD. I have SSD's too, but as I sit right now, I'd rather have cheaper system memory than cheaper SSD's. 1TB of system memory at non-server prices would remove some doors that SSD's are currently jamming open. Don't get me wrong, I love SSD's too, but something about them seems less like progress and more like a stop gap to something better.

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50 per TB? Still too high.

800 smartphone? Well, it's getting to the point where we don't have a choice.

"All those pictures of Uncle Fred's 80th birthday have to go somewhere."

To net based storage. Point'n click pics that are shared go straight to some online service, well, at least 95% (guess). Some people don't even understand that the pic is in the phone itself, but thanks to most cloud services it might not be, as they actually suggest for you to delete it after upload!!(I find this fucking nuts)!!

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"I honestly don't understand why HDDs even exist any more..."

I hope for more like you because I need the price on these cheapo HDD's to drop, and drop generously like they did with floppies.

My Nikon.raw files come in at ~50MB a piece and even the videos off my phone are hitting a total of ~35GB, and those are just the compressed source files. Then there is the _CRITICAL_ movie's for the kids which are now being released in 4K, which even the animated ones are big now. The games can be ran off a SSD temporarily but not for permanent storage, and the size of games now... the new Read Dead Redemption 2 is ridiculous. Too bad none of that can be clouded.

But sure, HDD companies should stop making them and clearance out most of the stock, 75% off works.

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Californian chap sets his folks' home on fire by successfully taking out spiders with blowtorch

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You have to be bit a few times to get over it. I was similar, but now me and the most poisonous spiders in north America have a love hate relationship. I've been bitten by every common spider in north America several times. I've been worried of death twice.

The problem as you pointed out, is that you need them. If you're fortunate not to need them, that's great (although I would wonder what's lurking in those walls and introduce spiders myself). Imo, a tarantula is one of the better ones to get over your fear as they don't constantly bite every time. But I'd just use one at a pet store to tackle that fear. They used to let you hold them for a bit (although due to the conditions, the things are always a little afraid there, rightfully).

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Re: blow torch... pfft

Laugh it up, but a flame thrower isn't out of the question.

The US can't beat Australia when it comes to deadly spiders, but there are some parts that can become unimaginable. I've seen a farm field of miles plagued by Wolf spiders (migration or some displacement was assumed). Walking from one end to the other would mean certain death. The speed at which they move in unison is amazing. A slash and burn was executed.

Rats. Not necessarily on their own, but I've seen a rat farm be abandoned due to tax reasons that turned into a biblical problem for neighbors. Almost a half mile away you could hear their hissing. In that case, someone illegally used an actual flame thrower to start the initial fire.

If you have ever lived by a major river in the world, you've no doubt have encountered river rats. During their weird mating seasons, you wouldn't want less than a flame thrower (ballistic weapons just make them aggressive and moody).

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Microsoft promises a fix for Windows 10 zip file woes. In November

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Re: Windows Search

"The old built-in search before Vista didn't have indexers so searching would actually mean the searcher going through whatever folder was specified to grab details, a process that takes a lot longer..."

Uh, not really, especially when you gave it a root directory to search. Now searching for filenames should improve by about ~1sec (oh joy), but that's it. Searching file contents will always depend on the regex and FS speeds.

The current windows search sucks. Ui sucks, syntax sucks, explorer sucks. Everything sucks. Give us back the little dog on the left with actual, logical, commonly used options. Windows sucks shamelessly.

Windows is always dressed for Halloween.

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Apple boss decries 'data industrial complex' while pocketing, er, billions to hook Google into iOS

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Re: Things have gone downhill since the 1600s

Why start the chain at the 1600's?

Day 1: Oink stole Boink's cave and woman, Shoink. Shoink, well she learned to manipulate Oink's confidence. Shoink met Boink's new woman, Gloink. Shoink and Gloink now plot. They run the caves for a reason.

Whatever the example, it's just the evolution of corruption.

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Well... yeh, that's fair.

You're on to something.

9 billion to Apple is supposedly less than 1% of their supposed value. Which company would risk such a public backlash for less than 1% of their own value? How about a company who knows its value is drastically over priced? Google's "value" is also questioned if you reverse the positions.

So, you say one slim company calling another slim company slim. It might simply be slim helping slim getting ready for a future fallout. The Apple+Google deal has scary foreshadowing.

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Grumbling about wobbly Windows 10? Microsoft can't hear you over the clanging cash register

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Re: Conditioning.

The same old Windows defense, which is the same old defense of anything really, I'm tired of hearing it.

I keep choosing Windows because it's all I know and what everybody else knows that run my business.

I'm afraid to grasp that there is something better than Windows because frankly I'm not really a technical person.

If anybody looks to closely at my skills, I might be out of a job, so better alternatives aren't real.

I'm afraid of change, I'm afraid of learning, therefore I'm afraid of progress and efficiency, just give me a check.

Can you help me program my VCR? Nevermind, I'll just let it blink until someone holds my hand, i mean if the manual wasn't like 2 full pages...

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Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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Re: We need alternatives - good ones

"At no point in the past 20-odd years of using MS Windows have I ever been sure that it was the fault of Windows or the application that caused the crash."

??? Unless you have VERY unstable power, it has to be the OS or application that causes a crash. But, in the case of Windows, Windows has had an extremely poor record of handling buggy drivers correctly (thus BSOD). But again, has the WinAPI been clearly documented? Not at all, hence buggy drivers.

As for the rest, yes, people use Windows for the applications and not the OS, as always.

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I stopped right here...

"This testing has been successful for Bing..."

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PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

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Re: We're all maybe going the wrong way guys.

"Directing that sentiment at those running the world isn't quite the same thing..."

I think the underlying point of STFU is that no matter who you are or where you are, sometimes you still need to STFU.

STFU needs its rights defended too. STFU needs a movement parade where someone on a microphone starts blabbing shit and the entire crowd screams STFU!

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Re: Anyone wanna take bets?

"No matter your words, please, don't forget to hate everyone equally." - SJW *

"Of course I'm not better than you, you're just not as good as me." - SJW **

* Facebook

** Twitter

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So, about that Google tax on Android makers in the EU – report pegs it at up to $40 per phone

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The random 10, 20, 40 pricing seems just that... random (and high). This whole problem would be less sticky if there was a GNU/Linux or *BSD mobile equivalent, but there isn't. We could talk dollars and market share, but why isn't the IT industry taking about a serious alternative?

Feel the love of Google, the Microsoft of mobile.

(Posted from 1 of 2 options, my Android phone)

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Enterprise Java caretakers float new rules of engagement for future feature updates

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"Java has a LOT of potential as cross-platform development environment, and always did..."

That's the Java Trap. It's one thing to be fond of features, it's another to ignore dependencies, especially when you forsee being marooned prior to adoption as well as porting complexities. The reasons businesses use Java has more to do with Oracle than the language itself, and Oracle knows it.

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Try more tricks.

It would of been a better read if this article was hidden in a Where's Waldo picture, and the article was about anything else. That said, when a magazine owned by Oracle can't effectively spin Java's numbers, it might be time to plan an exit strategy.

Well, thanks for the reminder that Java exists, I truly forgot.

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Love Microsoft Teams? Love Linux? Then you won't love this

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Re: If they published the protocols ...

I don't understand why browsers don't make more controls available to HTML5 so you can just do everything in a browser, then say goodbye to skype, teams or whatever else.

It's not rocket science today, and back when Flash was still owned by Macromedia, some did just that with a little .js, Flash and ICQ. It wasn't what you'd think either. They used Flash for the audio and ICQ for the video (apparently hacking buffers from Flash was harder). But, the final presentation was done in a few iframes. Sure, there might of been some ActiveX hacks involved, but I've seen first hand the pieces to do it in HTML5

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Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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Re: What about the stuff that we really don't want...

All of you assholes wan't to destroy the best things of the most vestal experience any operating system can offer.

Sure, I don't use OneDrive, but I like to be reminded I have the option a couple times a day. And Cortana, she just constantly reminds me of the things that are now possible in this modern epic, through random unrelated pop-ups (but bless her heart, she's trying).

I'm just glad that all of you using this omega O.S. are having your little childish actions reported back to Olympus, where you WILL be judged unknowingly.

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Well slap my ass and call me Judy, Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 is just as hard to fix as the old one

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Re: Overpriced @ Ian Joyner

With so much glue, under-engineered is the reality. Glue to computers is even lower than duct tape to cars... at least tape doesn't obscure the repair.

I'm not sure how much glue is used in uhh, well... anything finely engineered, but I know Microsoft hasn't given me an example of such. Why can't they just use shim rubber and micro Torx screws?

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Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange

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"I think I'd rather die than end up in an American Prison."

You and the American Prison system share that view. As an American, I'm sort of sad you'd even have to think about it. Maybe one day we'll achieve 3rd world prison standards and bring back public executions. After all, Death Row inmates now have it better than the homeless and even some of the lower poverty levels (it's all out of whack).

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HP dangles subscription hardware at power users

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Re: Does not take long to buy the hardware ...

"I suppose that they don't sell to engineers or devs..."

But corporate beancounters see past only yesterdays numbers.

Also, what does this mean...

"...making the premium sales more hotly contested."

Contested by who and by which side of the price?

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Open-source this, open-source that, and the end of the Windows 10 Creators Update

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Re: Too True.....

Actually, it's been this way on Windows also since I don't know when. It typically defaulted to $PATH, but there was a way to do it on Win98SE* (Although I think it just set $PATH:$whatever_dir_held_program_shortcuts_that_i_dont_remember__quicklaunch?)

* Because SE was sooo superior, you gotta have SE man!

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Samsung: Swanky hardware alone won't save a phone maker

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Re: Better than Apple...

You got my hopes up Charlie, but SM-G965U1 is still not listed. It's been a few months, I'll go look around to see if there is finally a root method.

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Re: Better than Apple...

I'm on a s9+ right now, had it since launch. It has issues. Touch input dropping out, Samsung Pay starts to lag (hard reset to fix), notifications turning themselves back on, others I can't think of right now. I thought about rooting it a couple months ago, but at that time there wasn't a public root method for my model and still can't find one for it (N.A., sdm845). I would like DEX very much, but apparently not I guess. But the voice quality is very good so I kept it.

I don't use Bixby anymore but I was using it and it seems that if shopping with something like Bixby is your type of thing, it seems superior (but it seemed to fail in all other non-shopping applications). Knox I think is a good idea, just from the stand point that you will probably have to use the SDK if you REALLY want certain applications (I use ADHell 3 and 1 other.

The camera is alright, nothing to write home about. Granted I have a Nikon D850, but the camera quality seems like the 5mpx Canon PowerShot point and shoot from 12 years ago, which were good. All the cameras AI hype is for people new to cameras, only the auto stitching do I find useful (although it is far from pixel perfect).

All that said, the Xiaomi mi mix 3 looks great. I'd rather have less bezel and the spy/ selfie camera hidden, but it's really about those little bezels.

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Broadcom, its baffling $19bn CA biz gobble, and the fake Pentagon memo crying about national security

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Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN

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Re: Does that mean?

No. It means that OIN can raise more money off the backs of others, from large corporations all the way to the little hobbyist.

While I truly do not read into this, some will think now that Microsoft had joined up, the financial motives of OIN might be more visible (but to me it's MS just trying to open doors top customers).

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OIN(K)... Authentic indeed!

"the litmus test for authentic behavior in the OSS community includes OIN participation”.

Yep. 14 years ago there was no such thing as authentic OSS since OIN(K) didn't exist.

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Pixel 3, 3XL, Slate tab launch: Google emits swanky iPad botherer while tarting up mobes

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Re: Photos

"the photo is meant to show that it can do a low light capture and make it look like almost daylight"

So can any camera with a high enough iso speed and low enough shutter speed, which is exactly what this looks like.

A family photo album might suffice for the quality, but forget 8x10. I have to agree that even this staged best case example looks pretty ugly. Of course people looking for SLR+ quality out of such a small sensor are delusional, but gimmicks like this don't help the reputation of phone cameras either. Expecting one thing on a 6" screen to only find out it looks very different on a 27" screen might make you feel cheated.

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PC makers: Intel CPU shortages are here to stay ... for six months

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Sure

"There's always something in this industry..." to raise prices.

I'm waiting for the keyboard storage, the one where you have to buy tablets to have input.

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Surprising no one, Google to appeal against European Commission's €4.34bn Android fine

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Just call it...

"9bn...an expense few new startup search engines would be able to afford."

A few? Name even 1. Just state the truth, no "startup" search engine can afford that. I can't even think of 1 so called startup engine, period.

The term "startup" implies a time frame, for instance the startup time of a daemon or automobile. I know it's more of a post-trendy marketing term, but even by the marketing term I can't think of 1 new search engine that isn't close to a decade old, if not older.

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Dutch cheesed off with Russians, expel four suspects over chemical weapons Wi-Fi spying

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Guerin? Thought that was Dr. Seuss.

That is such an arrogant comment, I had to look her up. According to wikipedia, she drove a man to suicide and might of been committing insest with her brother. Also describes her as a control freak and someone who would only affiliate with the rich and powerful. All that in her very, very small entry.

Honestly, I'm not surprised at all a person like that would say such a thing. Although, I'm not sure I'd try to spin a quote of hers as a utility of realization.

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On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

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Re: This is affecting the enthusiasts ...

Enthusiasm... Windows... correct.

en·thu·si·asm

: strong excitement about something : a strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy

Although I especially like 1a...

"1 a : belief in special revelations of the Holy Spirit"

There is even an example given in Merriam-Websters using a Microsoft engineer, wow...

"Example:

He seems to lack enthusiasm for the work he's doing."

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Uber to dole out $148m settlement among US states over breach it paid $100k to bury

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Re: Which single law was broken?

Well, I did read the whole thing. I'm used to seeing the actual wording of the law(s) on here (the relative section at least). Dunno, maybe it's just too much text to paste in, laws can't get lengthy (especially the interpretation of). However, I like to see these laws as the laws of privacy are on a new front and seem to amend frequently.

I'll check your links, but I'm not a fan of Uber's practices and I am still wondering if they broke only 1 law (not that it matters as judgement has been given).

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