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Rob Malda Casts a Jaded Eye at Amazon's Silk 143

Posted by timothy
from the healthy-skepticism dept.
m.ducharme writes "Slashdot's recently departed editor and Fearless Leader muses about the security implications of Amazon's Silk, which uses Amazon's massive cloud computing services to provide 'pre-caching' for the new Fire devices." Another potential downside to bear in mind (depending on exactly how much Silk relies on the AWS infrastructure) is that it provides a single point of failure, and sometimes cloud services go down.
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Rob Malda Casts a Jaded Eye at Amazon's Silk

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  • Re:Huh? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by tripleevenfall (1990004) on Thursday September 29, 2011 @12:13PM (#37555044)

    But this only follows the /. standard response to any new device. There is not enough space, it's underpowered, it's overpriced, it doesn't render 3D models, it can't control the space shuttle, it can't beat Kasparov in chess, it can't even construct Kelly LeBrock for us - therefore, /. neckbeards have no use for it. Lame. Fail. Insertmeme

  • Re:Good ol' Taco (Score:4, Interesting)

    by ediron2 (246908) * on Thursday September 29, 2011 @05:10PM (#37559688) Journal

    To be fair, two spaces after a sentence close is normal

    Flat-out wrong. Two spaces after a period only if you're using an actual, physical typewriter or a monospaced font. [slate.com]

    Meh, I'll toss in a token 'get over yourself, kid' for all of us grumpy oldsters that were taught to touch-type with 2 spaces after each sentence (. or ? or !). Doublespacing periods isn't a sin. It's not 'flat out wrong'. It's an innocuous habit I still have due to decades of typing and an edge case: I go back and forth between monospace code and publishable material like this post. I could do a lot worse. For starters, I could be a grammar nazi while (squints at screen) typing 2 sentence fragments and a -- sweet web-formatting jesus, did you really use just 12 words to anchor a link while telling us 2 *INVISIBLE* spaces is bad juju?! Get the Hell. Off. My. Lawn.

    tl;dr: parent = grammar nazi post that has mistakes. There ought to be a meme for this...

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