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Comment: Re:Nerd fight (Score 1) 215

by ArhcAngel (#47968257) Attached to: iOS 8 Review

And I'm a software engineer who has worked on creating several smartphones for more than one manufacturer.

So you admit you can't keep a job?

The Blackberry 8700 only qualifies as a feature phone. (It used J2ME; it doesn't allow native third party apps.)

So since it ran mobile JAVA instead of allowing applications to be programmed to directly access the hardware it is only a feature phone? Some would call that a security feature...and exactly what I expect from a security focused company. Anybody could write software for the 8700 and install it without carrier or manufacturer approval. In fact Android apps are running on DALVIK or ART which are just JAVA clones! So by your definition Android phones are not smartphones

A feature phone only allows applications be installed through the carrier or the iPhone.

The more you post the less intelligent you sound. Just admit you didn't know Apple was involved so heavily with the ROKR and move on.

Comment: Cheat Death? (Score 1) 226

by ArhcAngel (#47967905) Attached to: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Emanuel says that Americans seem to be obsessed with exercising, doing mental puzzles, consuming various juice and protein concoctions, sticking to strict diets, and popping vitamins and supplements, all in a valiant effort to cheat death and prolong life as long as possible.

Unless he is just referencing people older than 75 I find this statement insulting. I exercise, eat right, and take supplements to IMPROVE my quality of life not to extend it. That may well be a side affect but after hitting 320 lbs. on this 5'7" frame I knew I had to make a change. And I'm glad I did. the mental puzzles I do for fun and to challenge myself. It sounds to me like he's just lazy and needs an excuse for avoiding exercise.

Comment: Re: Alright smart guy (Score 1) 473

by ArhcAngel (#47964525) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
I actually have the Sprint variant (D700 aka Epic 4G) and I'm running a nightly build of Cyanogenmod 11. I had used it as a backup but now I use it as the remote for my Chromecast. That way I don't need to have my phone or tablet handy when I want to use the Chromecast.
Speaking of tablets I've also got an original B&N Nook Color running KitKat as well.

Comment: Re:Please make this thing useful for development (Score 1) 101

by ArhcAngel (#47953285) Attached to: Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

(this sound like the great shareware days of the 90s - and we moved on for a reason (tucows et al.))

Millions of people still flock to "shareware" sites like Tucows and (Now a part of the c|net family). If you mean by moving on Tucows main business is now an ISP wholesaler to resellers who need a web presence but don't want to hire an entire web team and running a wildly popular MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Ting as well as domain registration and services to help a business build an online presence then yes they've moved on.

To keep this post on topic how is this different than Bluestacks? I've been using it forever to run Android apps on my PC. I've heard people pan it for being buggy but I've never had any problems with it.

Comment: Re:Nerd fight (Score 1) 215

by ArhcAngel (#47950045) Attached to: iOS 8 Review
You're funny...I was the mobile device manager for a large energy company at the time. I had an HTC Wizard (Windows Mobile 5), a Palm Treo, and a BlackBerry 8700 all strapped to my belt testing them for the company. Everyone wanted the new Windows Mobile phones but as soon as they would get them they would return them. Why? The battery wouldn't last a day and their old BlackBerry could go two weeks without a charge. I follow the industry closely and read about the Apples iTunes phone the ROKR months before it was released. I got to play with one and was underwhelmed. But it did have pretty good battery life...compared to the iPhone.

Comment: Re:Does HFCS count? (Score 1) 292

by ArhcAngel (#47938029) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance
I've seen a similar study taken apart on the grounds you suggested but not this one specifically. I'm skeptical to a fault of everything but even more so when huge sums of money are involved and the alternative sweetener arena is just such an animal. I've seen reports of all the disastrous side effects of Aspartame and vehement denials and counter reports but I've also seen first hand the negative affect it has had on people I know. Even if this study were not accurate there is enough evidence for me to avoid HFCS where/when I can. That said I eat a lot of things daily that contain HFCS. But when I have a choice I choose sugar or stevia or agave.

Comment: Re:Nerd fight (Score 1) 215

by ArhcAngel (#47933659) Attached to: iOS 8 Review
That was the original iPhone. Apple commissioned Motorola to build it. Steve Jobs wasn't happy with the end product and terrorized his design team to come up with something better. the first touch screen iPhone abandoned battery life which was the metric all phones were graded on until the iPhone. It caught the entire industry off guard that people were all the sudden willing to give up battery life for the new shiny. Those that fail to study history are doomed to repeat it.

People are always available for work in the past tense.