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Comment: Re:So they just reinvented Pogoplug? (Score 1) 94

by El Rey (#48158605) Attached to: Eggcyte is Making a Pocket-Sized Personal Web Server (Video)

I'm not saying you should. I have a Pogoplug that I bought for $20 on clearance and put Arch Linux on it. It works fine as a light web server for static pages and file sharing.

I'm just saying it's not exactly an original idea and the hardware is more expensive than other plug computers. The hardware only Pogoplug (i.e. before they added cloud storage) didn't seem to have great success and I'm not seeing anything in this product that is so different than the original Pogoplug concept that seems like it would be a game changer in the space.

From looking at their website for about 30 seconds, it looks like for the $50/year you also get "unlimited" cloud storage and some backup software. Might be worth it from that aspect but I haven't priced cloud storage / backup lately since all of the free offers out there cover my needs at the moment.

Comment: Re:Refutation is of main point (Score 1) 333

by El Rey (#46342817) Attached to: How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

what works better for REAL PEOPLE. Which is not the technical elite.

Technical elite != homo sapien? No need to dehumanize the technical elite.

Still getting updates for my iPhone 4, bought at launch... or heck even my 3Gs.

If historical data is any guide, then 7 years from now I'll still be getting OS updates for the $250 laptop I buy today, but not for the $250 tablet I buy today. It hasn't even been 7 years since the iPhone 3G was released and it no longer gets updates.

That says more about Android than it does the comparison of modern mobile devices to PCs.

Last time I checked, Android tablets were modern mobile devices.

Comment: Re:Smartphone superior in every way (Score 1) 333

by El Rey (#46339863) Attached to: How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

It's also obviously superior to use touch over tiny physical keyboards, or there would still be a lot of devices sold with tiny physical keyboards instead of virtually none.

Somewhat straw man. Virtual keyboard taking up half of my screen sucks. Trying to type on that little thing with my big fingers sucks. When I need to take notes with the tablet I carry a laptop keyboard size BT keyboard.

You don't need a mouse with touch.

Trying to scroll a web page with my finger without touching any of the links on the page (eg. Facebook) sucks. I gave my wife my old tablet and even she found it frustrating to use with her little fingers.

Comment: Re:Refutation is of main point (Score 1) 333

by El Rey (#46339635) Attached to: How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

There are a lot of laptops cheaper than the latest smart phones and 18 months after you buy a laptop you can still get updates for the OS.

The first tablet I owned got ICS and will never be updated further by the manufacturer nor is it supported by any of the alternate firmwares.

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