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Comment: Re:Great! Now what about bootloader locking? (Score 1) 100

by LaughingRadish (#49042849) Attached to: Starting This Week, Wireless Carriers Must Unlock Your Phone

An absolute requirement for me is a phone with an SD card slot. After I realized my phone has a bootloader lock, I tried to find one with an SD slot AND unlocked bootloader. I couldn't find one. It seems the HTC One M8 and Motorola Atrix 2 seem to fulfil my requirements. Thanks.

Comment: Great! Now what about bootloader locking? (Score 2) 100

by LaughingRadish (#49042241) Attached to: Starting This Week, Wireless Carriers Must Unlock Your Phone

This is nice, but there's still a problem with carriers locking the bootloader on smartphones. This means one cannot easily or reliably change the OS to something more suitable. I'd like to install CyanogenMod on my phone, but I learned after I got it that my carrier locks the bootloader.

Comment: Irritated (Score 0) 77

by LaughingRadish (#47752293) Attached to: Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

I'm starting to get irritated with press releases like this. I'm seeing all these breakthroughs in medicine, but it's only for mice. The latest of these that got my goat was an every-other-day injection that turns off type-2 diabetes. Instead of monitoring blood sugar and calculating insulin doses, a diabetic would inject this stuff every other day and insulin resistance would be gone and the body would be once again able to regulate itself.

Comment: Problems with Dice and Monster (Score 1) 278

by LaughingRadish (#47658969) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

Dice and Monster have the user interface down pretty good. A big problem, though, is with those employers who use those sites but then redirect applicants to their own broken application system -- or even worse, some broken application system provider like taleo.net. The first time you use that site, it fools you into thinking that once you put in your stuff, you'll be good for any other business that collects resumes through taleo.net. Not so. Each and every time you have to go through an account setup, then type in all your information, answer a bunch of questions, etc.

Comment: Re:Speed of Evolution (Score 1) 564

It sounds like you're referring to somone from a thousand years ago suddenly being dropped into modern society. Suppose someone from a thousand years ago gets to our time by being immortal. Unless our immortal were a hermit, then that person would be constantly exposed to society and adapt to changes. There wouldn't be the kind of bewilderment you're talking about. For an interesting story along these lines, watch the movie "The Man From Earth".

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