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Comment: Re:Oh yeah, sign me up! (Score 1) 155

by Damarkus13 (#48937579) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen
The M11 snapshot is the most current "stable" version of Cyanongen for the Nexus 5. Granted it's KitKat, not Lollipop. I don't think CM12 (based on Android 5.0) is stable on any device yet.

However, if you're using the device for development, I don't understand why you would want to run an aftermarket ROM.

Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 577

They patch the OS and they send the patch to a bunch of handset makers. They integrate the patch and push the update.

Only the first sentence is true. Google does not integrate the patched version of Android with the manufacturers finished OS. And Google certainly doesn't push out OTAs.

Comment: Re:Hypocrisy (Score 1) 136

by Damarkus13 (#48852131) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance
Well, I suppose I was being a bit overly facetious. We're about to change pediatricians for the same reason.

The main point of my post was questioning the logic that major drug manufacturers are outsourcing significant portions of their manufacturing leading to this issue. Rather than it being caused by smaller genetic manufacturers. Especially since the bulk of antibiotics are generic at this point.

Comment: Re:Hypocrisy (Score 1) 136

by Damarkus13 (#48851641) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance
Are the big pharmaceutical company really outsourcing significant portions of their production overseas or is it more the smaller genetic drug manufacturers? You know, the ones producing all the amoxicillin that parents are virtually demanding every time their special little butterfly gets a cough?

Comment: Re:New System: Inner/Outer Planets (Score 1) 170

by Damarkus13 (#48841133) Attached to: Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

Not to mention the hair-splitting the alastronomers use to keep from admitting that the Earth and Moon are a binary planet such that the orbit of either one around Sol has a strong sinusoidal component.

I thought the distinction was that the center of the Earth and Moon's mass was still within the physical circumstance of the planet. While binary planets have that center of mass somewhere between the planet's. That doesn't seem like splitting hairs to me. That seems to be a pretty clear distinction.

Comment: Re:Yeah, sure (Score 2) 840

Who here can fix a motherboard on a washer or dryer? anyone?

That depends on what component is fried. A dried up or blown electrolytic capacitor, no problem. Some small poorly marked discrete component, might be tough to figure out the proper capacitance (or whatever). Some mystery IC, good luck.

The problem isn't the physical act of replacing the component (except in size constrained devices, like smartphones). The problem is identifying the failed component.

Comment: Re:This is nothing new for me. (Score 1) 164

My state alone has 39 countries. Each can add it's own margin to the state ysales tax, and when they're done each city can add it's own margin as well. To make things even more complicated these tax borders don't align with zip codes or the city in the address. And, we have a few cities that even straddle county lines as well.

And yet, we still have small website operators here. They just don't manage their own checkout process. It does sound like you have more strenuous record keeping regulations though, and the tax inclusive price thing would be a pain.

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