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Comment: Re:User unfriendliness strikes again unfortunately (Score 1) 143

by NonUniqueNickname (#45452075) Attached to: Ars Checks Out CyanogenMod's New Installer
Sometimes it's not about installing, but about uninstalling. I've an old Samsung device that doesn't have a lot of RAM. They still release updates for it, each more bloated than the previous. I jumped ship last year to CM 7.2. It gives me the same OS version as the latest update from Samsung, but without Samsung's bloat. The cherry on top is being able to delete the Google Apps I don't want (gtalk, to name the worst one). On stock you can't delete them, you can't even stop them from running in the background. Now I got plenty of free RAM, phone's snappy, and I don't feel pressed to upgrade the hardware.

Comment: Re:Israel has a big dog in this fight. (Score 1) 222

by NonUniqueNickname (#44636607) Attached to: Syrian Rebels Claim Hundreds Killed By Poison-Gas Attack

Israel doesn't have a dog in this fight.

You need to look up a little place called the Golan Heights ...

How about you counter GP's claim by actually naming the dog? Would Israel rather see Assad remain in power or the rebels take over, which is it? Is Israel rooting for Assad and his links to Iran, or is Israel rooting for the islamist rebels and their links to al-qaeda? If you can not name the dog, just admit Israel has no dog in the fight.

Comment: Re:Pride (Score 2) 139

by NonUniqueNickname (#44543353) Attached to: BlackBerry Officially Open To Sale
BlackBerry's downfall wasn't having lost a competition against Android or iOS. Their downfall was needlessly making it into a competition. BlackBerry had the opportunity to build and ship the first-ever Android phone. But they turned Google down. Google had to settle for a little known (and at the time not very good) manufacturer called HTC, maybe you've heard of it?

Same exact thing happened over at Motorola. Same exact thing happened over at Nokia. Three companies at the top of the cellphone world, insisting to complete, refusing to make partners. Three companies sold for scraps. This is 100% a case of management playing macho going all-in and screwing the investors, the employees, and the users. How can anyone not see that after being shown in triplicate?

It is contrary to reasoning to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing. -- Descartes