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Comment: Re:Nope (Score 0) 220

by DigiShaman (#49163379) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

Two things.

1: You're assuming that I'm conflating counterfeit with legitimate 3rd party.

2: I didn't know Anker (whom is a respectable brand) made cellphone batteries at such a price. Previously it was only pirated counterfeits sold anywhere from 12 - 14 dollars. But yes, there are a plethora of counterfeit OEM batteries passing themselves off as the real McCoy. The chemical composition and its purity is dubious at best. So when I said don't let that 12 buck burn a hole in your pocket, I literally meant it. :)

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 0) 220

by DigiShaman (#49162185) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

Wow, what a colossal glittering jewel of ignorance the AC espouses! No, not all lithium batteries are the same. At best, a Samsung S4 battery will use a generic 1500mAh cell with filter material to fake a real one that's rated for 1800mAh. At worst, the actual cell is substandard quality in both materials and protection circuitry that leads to a run-away exothermic reaction; FIRE!

Comment: Re:Nope (Score -1, Troll) 220

by DigiShaman (#49161685) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

You paid for, and trust a counterfeit battery?! Don't let that 12 bucks burn a hole in your pocket.

BTW, my phone isn't just for personal use, it's also business. When I need a working phone, I need one ASAP. As usual YMMV. For me, value is in turn-around time to resolution; be it replace or repair.

Comment: Re:Smoking Hot Blondes (Score 1) 203

by DigiShaman (#49160689) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

Never been to sauna, but I want to try. I'm a texan, so we don't really have the environment for that being a warm gulf state. When I traveled to China, I did try the hot springs (Singapore design I think) while I detoxed with rice tea; more or less. But yes, you come out feeling like a million bucks. I only wish I could do it once a month or more often.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 0) 220

by DigiShaman (#49160387) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

See, that's why I get AppleCare. It's both insurance and covers battery failure too. Just walk right into an Apple store and often they will either replace the battery right then and there, or swap the phone within the hour. Restore from iCloud and done! To hell with those other cell replacement plans or insurance policies, AppleCare is the way to go.

Can I walk into a BestBuy or elsewhere and get the same level of service for a Samsung phone?

Comment: IR5 (Score 1) 131

by pla (#49150753) Attached to: Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs
because after all, it's not like they can be taken utilized without a legal key

Who you trying to convince, there?

Win7 had such a flawed, easily circumvented activation system that many suspected MS did it deliberately just to get market share on a new OS post-Vista.

You can literally keep using Win7, fully functional, forever without a crack (note that the tool mentioned in my subject line doesn't "crack" or install anything, it just automates a few steps you can run, from the command line purely by hand, on a stock Win7 box).

Comment: Re:Write it myself (Score 1) 152

by Lodragandraoidh (#49150443) Attached to: Invented-Here Syndrome

We need to address the real underlying problem you are describing right there - code written by different people that does not conform to any standards is hard to manage over its lifecycle - and this goes double for limited frameworks that may get some things right, at the expense of not allowing you to get all things right.

This is one thing that open source has gotten right on occasion - think of the Linux kernel for example, and how many people contribute to that and keep it going.

So really the answer I think is twofold - on the one hand people need better tools that make it easier to integrate their efforts, on the other hand entities engaged in this activity need to develop standards that ensure when people develop things - they document and build interfaces that are consistent, if not globally, at least between members of the groups expected to work on the code. If you do both of these things - and by extension some other things that those recommendations imply (e.g. code reviews, agile development methods etc).

Now, if you are only building software for yourself, then this isn't so important. However, if you expect other people to extend and manage your code over the long term, then I would still opt for leaning towards either creating and documenting standards, or selecting and learning existing well known standards - and sticking to that in your own code. Keep it consistent between all the things you build that you want to share, and you just might get people to help - if that's what you are looking for.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.