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Comment: Re:AH! Finally! (Score 4, Informative) 18

by Chrisq (#49353113) Attached to: Ordnance Survey Releases Mapping Tools

Google coverage of my area won't be older than google maps itself!

Finally, I can see past my own childhood!

W-what do you mean they never updated it... again? Oh. Okay.

There is a disagreement between OS and Google on what Google's licensing terms mean. Currently this has prevented the use of OS map layers on google (though they are used on Streetmap and bing. So I think it unlikely that google maps will use this soon.

I have no idea who is right about the interpretation of the terms of service, but it is preventing google's use of open sources OD maps

Comment: Re:How many minutes until this is mandatory? (Score 2) 282

by Chrisq (#49334123) Attached to: Ford's New Car Tech Prevents You From Accidentally Speeding

I don't get it. Alcohol? One half mv squared divided by one half mv squared where v(top) is 40 and v (bottom) is 30 yields 1.78. That's not four times... Unless there's relativity somewhere

You are right, to get 4 times the energy you need to double the speed - i.e. 60 mph has 4 times the energy as 30 mph.

Comment: On the Nexus anyway this is disabled by default (Score 2) 127

On the Nexus (and possibly other phones) this is disabled by default. You need to go to Settings->Security then "Trusted Agents" in "advanced". It will then be enabled but still won't do anything until you go to "Smart lock" in the Settings->Security "Screen Security" section and enable one or more of "trusted places", "trusted devices", "trusted faces", and "on body detection". I think the "Trusted devices" will be useful to stop it locking when in my car and attached to the hands free.

Comment: Re: Subject is an imperialist term anyway (Score 2) 213

by Chrisq (#49318943) Attached to: Finland's Education System Supersedes "Subjects" With "Topics"

As a Finn I can confirm that most of the education related articles about Finland are complete BS. This is mostly because the so called "journalists" can't be bothered to verify absolutely anything these days. Let's just say that nothing's really changed and someone from the local education committee of Helsinki is just trying to put frosting on a turd and sell it as a cake.

So what went wrong with Finnish journalism courses?

Comment: Re:what do you expect from Muslims (Score 1) 335

Why fight then in the east when you can ki kill them and their families at home? Islam has no morals.

Actually Islamic morals are the opposite of those held by decent human beings. Beheading someone because they say something you don't like is seen as a virtue. If a woman is raped then she is prosecuted and the rapist goes free. Forcing people with different beliefs to live as second class citizens is seen as a worthy activity. Lying to promote Muslims above others is an imperative.

Comment: Re:Commercially makes sense ... maybe (Score 1) 148

by Chrisq (#49299301) Attached to: Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins

Older iPhones are $100, so it's not a fraction of the price, is it?

What your doing is comparing your pinto to a vette and pretending the you got the same car for 1/10th the price.

Read the thread, the assertion was that "all phones are expensive" because high end Samsungs and HTCs cost as much or more than the iPhone.

Comment: Re:Commercially makes sense ... maybe (Score 4, Insightful) 148

by Chrisq (#49290985) Attached to: Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins

ALL cellphones are expensive as hell.

I just got a new Sony Xperia phone for $300. Nice screen, fast CPU. Works great.

Exactly. GP is like a Ferrari owner objecting to the high cost by saying "All cars are expensive - just look at the Lamborghini. And the Bugatti is more expensive than the Ferrari".

I still use a perfectly usable Nexus 4 and my daughter has just bought a Moto-G for a fraction of the price of an iPhone and that works really well

Comment: Commercially makes sense ... maybe (Score 3, Interesting) 148

by Chrisq (#49290603) Attached to: Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins
They have such a markup that they can afford to buy market share. On the other hand I don't know how attractive a change would be though. I think that a lot of people buy one system and stick with it because of the integration. Either you use hangouts, gmail, google calendar etc, or facetime, iCalender, and so on. Changing from one to another would be a pain.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.