Sounds like someone made some poor decisions with their life.
Oh I couldn't possibly imagine any reason why amazon would want to break into the smartphone market at all. The Kindle Fire isn't overly successful with their own app store enabled and the google app store stripped out. They don't sell kindles at a loss so they can reap huge profits from their chunk of a digital content sale. No sir.
Slashdot has turned into a great web sight
Yeah, the early firmwares for the m4 series had some issues but it was nothing like the sandforce controller based drives at the time. Once they did that major firmware update that improved performance like 20% across the board it was more or less ironed out.
Now that i'm thinking of it though, I think there was an issue with the M4 drives where it would crash after 5000 hours of use... http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Crucial-M4-128-GB-Random-Freezes/td-p/95787
That was fixed with a firmware update well over a year ago now.
IMO go with crucial. Using a 256GB crucial M4 in my gaming laptop, have had a raid0 128gb crucial M4 setup in my gaming desktop for a couple of years now. Zero issues.
I had issues with a patriot torqx 64gb dropping sometimes before firmware updated several iterations. I have a corsair force 3 120GB that hasn't had too many problems. I have an adata SSD in an ultrabook without any issues. Most of them are pretty good. The samsung stuff is using TLC chips which wasn't super popular afaik before they came to the market with it. In the long run it may get more reliable and cheaper but for now there isn't any advantage to going with the TLC stuff.
My next SSD will be a crucial drive assuming they keep up with speed and reliability. Intel has always sacrificed the most speed and capacity, OCZ has always been the least reliable (granted, mostly due to controller woes that aren't all their fault, ultimately I blame them)
I'd buy it because I pretty much just use it for online gaming. I will admit of the four or five people i've met who aren't into gaming heavily but still own an xbox 360, none of them have connected their xbox to the internet. They just want to play games on it like an atari, nintendo or playstation. They don't care about a new social UI, they don't care about DLC. They just wanted something they can have an hour or two diversion on - they don't live their lives gaming. Something simple that they don't have to think about.
I can see where the always-on side appeals to businesses though. If the xbox 360 required an internet connection to function - i'm sure they would have found out a way to hook it up. Xbox probably would have made money on them too once they realized there was a marketplace with movies, games and other distractions. If the original console had a wireless nic, i'm sure the people I know would have set it up since they all have a wireless network.
This seems directly equivalent to "If your front door is unlocked the police can come in and snoop around without a warrant"
You could say the same thing with several other things like...
"if your car is unlocked they can rummage through it legally without a warrant"
"If your fly is down, they can do a cavity search legally without a warrant"
Every day the Nordic countries look more and more appealing.
What happens if there's not enough disk space left for the game? Or is it being installed in a dedicated system partition?
I'm going to go ahead and assume that since this is bundled with a system update that unless there was disk space available for both the update and the game(s) and bloatware that it just wouldn't update the phone. I'll assume again that this would all be put on internal phone storage as well so that a user couldn't just delete it off the SD card storage.
Still, rooting the phone would allow you to eliminate it and give sprint that much less control
what boxed game DOESN'T have a clause in their EULA about "If this software damages your computer it isn't our responsibility"?
I think the whole idea is garbage but feel it still should be mentioned.
I was talking about the original slashdot post that really just says "Google dude spied on minors" which sounds creepy to me. Not any linked articles within the
If you think of how many worse things that a person that has access to "at the most sensitive information at the most powerful internet-based company in the world" one could see that this is a rather minor offense. He didn't gain anything out of it and in some ways is no more than stupid bullying.
There are plenty of 'what ifs' that you could run this through. I personally don't know what type of auditing Google does of their site reliability engineers - if any. Clearly the best way to be secure is to refrain from using a public email service as your medium for your sensitive data, no?
Very few people could know exactly how much 'snooping' went on. If he was doing this day in and day out for four months i'm sure someone would have noticed. If he did this very rarely over the course of four months it wouldn't necessarily be easy to audit. When it comes to personal violations like this - if the first guy it happened to reported it immediately it wouldn't have taken four months.
Finally: I tend to lean towards the side of criticizing any attempt at fear mongering on any medium, be it a simple post on slashdot or every major news agency saying the H1N1 is coming with the swines to eat you alive!
according to this FA, it wasn't some creepy stalker type deal.
He found a techie group and wanted to impress them with his 'haxor' skills. It probably didn't come out until later that he worked for Google. It was a stupid move and an abuse of power, but it wasn't something as creepy as the original post here makes it sound.
"Barksdale's harassment did not appear to be sexual in nature, although
Doesn't sound newsworthy. Google did what they should have did; They got rid of him. Sounds like "do no evil" to me. He doesn't deserve to be burned at the stake for something like this, as immature and stupid as it may have been.
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