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Comment: Screen quality? (Score 1) 177 177

The Nexus 4 had inferior color rendering to the LG Optimus G, even if the screen and GPUs of both phones are exactly the same. You had to root the N4 and recalibrate the colors just to get close to the rendering quality of the G2.


I hope Kitkat gives users the capability to calibrate color settings in the same manner that LG flat panel TV's can be calibrated.

Comment: Re:Too bad (Score 3, Informative) 70 70

Anyway, this Bill, however bad it may be; would have helped put a stop to this.


At the cost of putting a stop to free speech. Under this law, every negative comment online (e.g. twitter, facebook) can be loosely interpreted as slander by an aggrieved party.

Comment: "Or around 200,000 Blu-ray movie rips..." (Score 1) 79 79

This assumes a blu-ray movie is 20GB, which it is not. From Wikipedia:

"Conventional (pre-BD-XL) Blu-ray Discs contain 25 GB per layer, with dual layer discs (50 GB) being the industry standard for feature-length video discs."

Hyperbole is good but should not be at the expense of the truth.

+ - Philippines Passes a Cybercrime Act worse than SOPA/PIPA->

It's the tripnaut! writes: The dark days of SOPA and PIPA are behind the US, at least temporarily as copyright tycoons reground and restrategize, attempting to come up with measures that don’t cause the entire internet to shut down in protest.

But one country has already moved ahead with similar legislation. The government of the Philippines has passed the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which on the surface, as usual, sounds perfectly well-intentioned. But when you read the actual contents of what’s been deemed “cybercrime,” SOPA’s proposed censorship sounds downright lax by comparison.

Link to Original Source

+ - Penis Size Study in 113 Countries Shows Who Comes Out on Top 1 1

An anonymous reader writes: Wondering how you and your country measure up? The United States came in at 5 inches; Australia came in at 5.2 inches. At the top of the list were the Congo, whose men boasted an average of 7.1 inches. Closely following them were Ecuadorians at 7.0 inches, Ghanaians at 6.8 inches;and Colombians at 6.7 inches.

Comment: Re:Get ready (Score 1) 1706 1706

Pat downs and body scanners are coming to the movie theaters.

This happens all the time in the Philippines, from office buildings to shopping malls to theme parks. Typically, any commercial establishment also has a security guard armed with at least a shotgun and a handgun; banks get to have guards with assault rifles.

And no, we don't get shooter incidents like what happens every so often in the West.

Comment: Re:Industry clusters are also important. (Score 1) 326 326

"low cost Chinese labor and looser environmental regulations"

Those aren't the only factors. The fact of the matter is that pretty much everything is clustered in SE Asia nowadays, and that the labor market is a lot more dynamic.

China is not in SE Asia.

Comment: HD Audio? (Score 1) 140 140

There are many comments regarding procs with HD video with 1080p support. Unfortunately, most of these do not come with DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD capability. A true multimedia box should have these capabilities and more. Take a good look at Sigma proc based multimedia players like the Popcorn Hour and you'll know what I mean.

Comment: Samsung's Bada (Score 1) 291 291

I'm not sure if this is available in the States, but Samsung's Bada would probably be one of the most secure mobile OS at the moment. There are no exploits out in the wild and no way to root it unless you actually flash the firmware.

More information on security is available via this developer link.

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