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Comment: Re: Maybe not extinction... (Score 1, Insightful) 251

by Archangel Michael (#46836623) Attached to: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

Government is the problem, not Capitalism. The moment government gets involved, people get paid off to fuck with the system in such a way that it because a good old boys club. Unrestrained Capitalism has its own problems as well, but those are solved simply by time in most cases. It is patience that is lacking because government only reacts to the "We must do something, this is something, therefore we must do it" tyranny. Nobody stops long enough to ask "why" we must do something.

It is at this point, that people call me names but cannot offer a coherent response to the question "Why must we do something". Because something bad might happen? Yeah, something bad might happen. And even if you get everything you want, something bad might happen, still. In fact, something bad WILL happen, because we cannot stop all bad things from happening. Ever. The three laws have only one inevitable outcome .... the system becomes tyranny in order to protect us ... from ourselves.

But then again, nobody reads enough classical thinking to get it.

Comment: Re:Now that Windows XP is EOL, use UDF (Score 1) 188

by Archangel Michael (#46836457) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Which format of UDF would you call "universal", Partitioned or unpartitioned? Windows requires the disk to be partitioned. On the other side, UDF only works in OSX when it is used on a full disk (unpartitioned).

Schrodinger's Partitioned disk? Both Partitioned and UnPartitioned at the same time?

Comment: Re:Bush (Score 2, Informative) 165

by Archangel Michael (#46836303) Attached to: New White House Petition For Net Neutrality

People STILL believe what he says, even after it is proven that much of what comes out of his mouth is in fact complete untruths. From the beginning it was this way. He is nothing more than a slimy politician who couldn't give a shit about anyone, including his own family (golf or funeral of aunt? GOLF!)

Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 188

by Archangel Michael (#46832833) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

The difference is between file systems. Internal storage uses one of the UNIX file systems with extensive permissions available, SD card uses FAT which has none. While one could format SD cards with something other than FAT file storage system, it would become all but useless outside the phone. Android is requiring apps to behave, and it cannot guarantee good behavior on SD cards, because of the file system used there.

It is as much a restriction of FAT as anything. THe best thing the whole Industry should do, is come up with a standard for file systems OTHER than FAT. The problem with a new standard is ...

https://xkcd.com/927/

Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 188

by Archangel Michael (#46828603) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Well, when your app, takes a picture, and puts it on the SD card, and you stop liking the app, and deleted it, and it deletes the photos as well, then you'll understand the issue. Until then, have fun.

I shouldn't have to hook my phone up to a computer to move files around without worry.

Comment: Re:Milk that cow! (Score 1) 194

by Archangel Michael (#46828575) Attached to: Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

And DVRs are stupid with On Demand Viewing like Netflix available.

Why would I want to have a DVR, when there are perfectly good alternatives that COULD fully replace it? I used to buy Tapes and DVDs for access to movies and whatnot, but with the advent of Hulu and Netflix, why should I? These companies maintain a library and I get shelf space back.

Granted, there are a few BluRay movies that are probably worth it (1080P, 7.1 stereo etc) but those have got to be spectacular IMHO.

Comment: Re:It's shown with Google Apps, no thank you. (Score 2) 188

by Archangel Michael (#46828537) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

You obviously do not understand Google "Android" certification process. To be called "Android", officially, you must be certified by Google and have the Play store (and other apps) installed.

From http://source.android.com/faqs...

Google Play is a service operated by Google. Achieving compatibility is a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Google Play software and branding. Device manufacturers should contact Google to obtain access to Google Play.

Other companies have other "stores" (Amazon Kindle is Android, Nook is Android) and do not necessarily use Google Play. And of course you could side load all your apps from your list of "trusted" sites like Nickolai's Android Marketplace if you want. These phones are not "rooted" but are likely to be very easy to root. And I'm sure there will be an ASOP branch you can have, without Google Play services in short order. But chances are, you're already putting Google Play on your ASOP Roms anyways, so ... what is your point again? Oh right, "privacy" ....

Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 188

by Archangel Michael (#46828471) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

The problem with SD slot, isn't with the manufacturers, it is with Android itself. Google as depreciated the usage of "external" storage, because of issues with SD storage. Some are actually good reasons (security), while others are to protect App developers from idiots who want to move apps to SD card.

Read about it here: http://www.androidcentral.com/...

Comment: Re:I'd dump my iPhone for one of these... (Score 1) 188

by Archangel Michael (#46828393) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Because Most People HATE itty bitty keys on phones. You might like them, but I'll never go back to a physical keyboard.

Generally speaking once you figure out Swype (Swiftkey or similar), you'll also never go back. I can type nearly as fast as a regular FULL size keyboard on my Android Phone.And for short messages it is even better than mashing who knows how many keys trying to type on microscopic keys.

Or ... you know ... you could just Google for Sliding Keyboard case for your phone ...

Comment: Re:LibreOffice (Score 1) 285

by Archangel Michael (#46818301) Attached to: Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

My concern is that both will die because neither can win. This is a problem. I used to support OpenOffice, until Sun was bought by Oracle. Then I recommended LibreOffice for about as long as it took Oracle to give the package to Apache Foundation. Now? Who gives a shit, use either. But then again, that is the problem in the first place.

Not having a clear winner, nor a clear advantage in operations (moral/functional) makes it the "use either" that will assure neither succeeds.

Comment: Re:Milk that cow! (Score 2) 194

by Archangel Michael (#46818189) Attached to: Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

You're correct, except for one point. Cable TV expects life to revolve around the 7-10PM slot, when I happen to be busy with "life". And, I often don't have time to watch for several weeks in a row. And DVRs are stupid with On Demand Viewing like Netflix available. All said and done, unless you HAVE to be that annoying person who "spoiler alerts" every freaking conversation, then please spare me the "second run content". That is so 20th Century.

Comment: Re:Yay for government!!! (Score 1) 139

by Archangel Michael (#46780941) Attached to: Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality

The problem isn't the name calling. It is that the name calling actually works on people too lazy to think for themselves. They get their marching orders from whatever talking point memo is out (both Left and Right wing) and march in formation.

And while I don't agree with many people politically, I at least have respect and can converse with people I don't agree with, if they at least have a reason for their political beliefs (wrong or right). I often have common ground with people I normally wouldn't agree with, because my viewpoints are reasoned, and sometimes we have the same reasons for the same views.

Above all, the drones are massive and collectively drown out the reasoned voices. And this is to our own shame!

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