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Comment Re: the work he has put in does warrant appreciati (Score 1) 146

Self-amusement can't be a practical purpose for a hobby project?

It's one of those things we couldn't have imagined when the Internet was thrown open to anyone back in the early 90s. We didn't anticipate it would be used to spread cat memes, revive white supremacist ideology, or more to the point usher in a new golden age or priggery.

You meant of priggery, moron!

Nah, just kidding, it amused me to prove your point (which I agree with).

Comment Re:About time! (Score 1) 209

Last Black Friday I picked up a couple LG (somethings) Net10 phones at Walgreens for my kids; $9.99+ tax, no service required, one of them was a 1.2ghz dual-core (rest of specs sucked, like the Zinger, but it was reasonably responsive). My kids (9 & 11) use them as MP3 players & for texting with Google Voice. These low-spec phones certainly have their uses, I just wouldn't want one as my main phone - for me, the point of a smart phone is I can do various tasks on them & a 4GB (which as you pointed out, has very little usable space) low-res device just doesn't accomplish that for me. My Galaxy S2 was plenty, though I was right place right time to get a nice (new to me) upgrade & caved to temptation :) (while I splurged, I only spent $50 - same I spent on the S2). I keep the S2 handy in case I lose/break my new phone, though, as it wouldn't really be a hardship to go back.

Comment Re:About time! (Score 1) 209

So, I checked which cites a resolution of 320 x 480 ... ouch. I think 4k in a tiny screen is silly (not in a really nice monitor, however), but 320x480 is painful for anything more than texting & phone calls. If that's all you need, I recommend a feature phone slider as it would have better battery life.

It also says: 512MB RAM; 4GB ROM - 512MB means a lot of apps won't run well (especially multitasking). Again, not a problem if you don't need this, but then why focus so much on the (sic) 1.3Ghz dualcore (which Walmart says is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor)?

Not trolling, I'm a big fan of budget phones & used flagship phones (had the S2 for a long time, $50 used), but you seem awfully focused on a single feature.

btw, nice sig :)

Comment Re:Now we need... (Score 1) 206

Aside from the typo above, this is a good point. What if the people were all in a single geographical area? Would the world be better off if everyone in N & S America died next week? All US politicians, maybe, but everyone in the Americas would really damage the word economy and the benefit to overcrowding in the remainder of the world may be nonexistent. Or what if the event killed everyone over/under a certain age?

Perhaps the better option would be to just stop trying to cure diseases we have today, that would be a step in the direction the OP seems to want to go in. Or maybe, just maybe, the planet could easily a decent multiple of the number of people currently on it & we need to focus on social/political issues that get in the way.

Another megabytes the dust.