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Comment: Re:im happy google took this on (Score 1) 40

by MrDoh! (#47573223) Attached to: Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara
Think that's exactly it, yes, this IS Ara only at the moment, but when they were asked this at the dev conference, there was much flirting of eyes and 'we're only doing THIS for now' comments. But for phones, tablets, cameras, home security systems, media players, car units, plug in what you want, when you want. This concept isn't anything new in PC tech, with so many busses/drivers/external devices, it's known what's needed. This is a uber low power/hopefully incredibly flexible, driverless (to a point) something new. Plug in that better camera, get the associated app to take benefit of the low light sensor. Plug that smoke sensor into your wifi router for a cheap NEST like device. Have that wall mounted NEST AC unit near the door, plug in a bigger screen, attach the external camera to your doorbell (with fingerprint sensor? maybe versionIII), when someone calls, show the camera view on the NEST controller, and/or Chromecast it across to your TV.

Comment: Re:Well, (Score 1) 108

by MrDoh! (#47555775) Attached to: Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch
Never. They've been trying to crack this nut for nearly 20 years and still won't give it up. They can't. If someone takes aware Windows/Office, MS dies. This market should have been theirs to own, but sticking to simply bust WindowsCE rebranded with a shiny interface stopped them doing what needed to be done. Still, they can keep throwing marketing dollars at it, and as long as they creep up %'s of ownership each year, they'll see it as a success. That they're offering their services on ios/android shows how scared they are, but they won't/can't give up.

Comment: Re:lol @ hope for windows phone (Score 1) 108

by MrDoh! (#47555769) Attached to: Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch
Hmm... no idea. Been watching MS in this market for years, ever since 'Pegasus' and... They just wait to see what everyone else does, throw marketing dollars at it, and try again. For the last 20 years. THIS time... I really can't get it. They've been rudderless for years, we'll see if the new guy in charge starts showing an actual direction.

Comment: PR needs to talk to tech (Score 5, Insightful) 390

by MrDoh! (#47482009) Attached to: Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa
Was obvious people were going to figure out everything Verizon was saying is BS, and that they'd continue to get bad press about this. You'd think the PR droids spouting this stuff would talk to their tech people and listen. But they probably said "look, just give us a pretty graphic right?" "But, techs will see through your spin" "Leave that to us" "But it'll make us look even worse" "You don't get paid to deal with this" All too predictable, and the same techs are probably still being yelled at.

Comment: Re:Why should Lenovo support their main competitor (Score 2) 125

Yeah, the second MS announced their Surface devices, the first thing I thought of was "well, that's every single PC maker now in competition with MS, and MS doesn't play well with others if history is anything to go by" Got a Dell Venue Pro when it first came out cheap, to have a play. And after a few bios upgrades, 8.1 upgrade, constant windows updates, driver upgrades, it's almost workable. Pick it up, let it install the updates, and in 10minutes or so after powering up and eventually locking onto the local network signal (that the very last update seemed to fix), it's good to go! And then... Even skipping the horrendous UI, that's clunky on the small screen, it simply doesn't feel as 'quality' as the Nexus7 I also use. Windows, use it on the laptops/desktops/servers, it works and works well, but for tablets, it's still stuck in that odd twilight of functionality that means it's not perfect for anything. Ok, there's going to be some sales for people who want to access MS Office files on a tablet? No, I don't think there really will be that many. And if you DID want that functionality, the 'safe' choice is going to be a MS laptop/Surface device. So I totally get why Win tablet sales are next to non-existent, and why makers of these devices are going to flee the platform and follow the rush to the bottom of other Android maker devices.

Comment: Re:So will he go to jail upon return to the US? (Score 0) 190

by MrDoh! (#47348297) Attached to: Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba
Aye, it's the Floridian Cubans stopping this. If they really wanted to get rid of the regime, they'd remove the blockade in an early morning vote. The cruise ships would be sailing by dinner, in Havana by evening. Within a week, property along the coast would be snapped up, in in 3 months, condos/villas/hotels all along, with a mass invasion of tourists and their dollars. Under that influx, things would change. But people who can make it happen don't want to as it's advantageous for votes/power. I look forward to going as a Brit, but it's tricky for my US wife, has to jump through some odd hoops.

Comment: Re:Just imagine "if" (Score 5, Insightful) 347

by MrDoh! (#47249903) Attached to: Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails
This is hilarious. If they CAN get the info, it makes everyone in government VERY nervous, if they can't get it, then the next thing this congressman should bring up is "why the heck are we funding the NSA if they don't actually seem to do anything?" Ok, the NSA's answer to that is "we do lots of stuff, but we can't tell you about it, it's secret".

Comment: Re:I beg to differ. (Score 1) 370

So I google a name of someone I'm about to do business with, nothing comes up now. I enter into a business relationship with this person, who then rips me off again. Can I sue the government for hiding this information away from me? I'd not have entered into this if I'd have known. Caveat Emptor is one thing, as long as you CAN do your due diligence, but for it to be hidden away on purpose here, and as shown, people with crimes are going to hide it, who's responsibility to find this out is it when they do these acts again? Sure as heck ain't Google,

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