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Comment: Re:"Difficult to install" == "Difficult to compete (Score 1) 149

by PixetaledPikachu (#49087469) Attached to: Google Faces Anti-Trust Probe In Russia Over Android

So your saying that despite the fact that Google already provides an open source version of their OS

They don't have an open source version of their OS. That is, the open source version is limited, and missing a lot of functionality.

Then add them! Amazon seems to be doing just fine with Fire OS

Comment: Re:Muslims? (Score 1) 880

by PixetaledPikachu (#48598799) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Troll. flamebait, or just plain stupid ? Gotta go with flamebait, to be followed with and endless stream of pavlovian programmed responses.

well, the parent did refer to islamic extremist as "mooslimmss". Why didn't you have the same response to his post? Troll. Flamebait, or just plain stupid? I think I'll go with "plain stupid" on you. Now, since I see no benefit on extending the use of my grey cells for the lots of you, this is good bye :)

Comment: Re:Muslims? (Score -1) 880

by PixetaledPikachu (#48597961) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

I love it when people say Christians did things just as bad as the mooslims, and bring up the Crusades. The Crusades were IN RESPONSE to the mooslimmss terrorizing the entire middle east, northern Africa & southern Europe. The Crusades were a DEFENSIVE action.

Well, Bush Jr. considered their unjust war on the middle east a crusade, and he also considered it as a preemptive DEFENSIVE move. It seems that you guys has a history of using those terms loosely :)

Comment: Re:irrelevant (Score 1) 57

by PixetaledPikachu (#48414089) Attached to: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored

My PC is faster than an Xbox One. See you in 7 years!

In seven years, You'll have at least upgrade the processor once, upgrade the ram once, and replace the graphic adapter twice, just to play the same games that Xbox One readily play out of the box, albeit in lower resolution and maybe half the frame rate. Pros and cons

Comment: Re:Making Desktop Linux a major player will be har (Score 1) 265

by PixetaledPikachu (#48357861) Attached to: Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

Yea? My crappy racing wheel controller beats them for driving games, my not-so-crappy flight stick beats them for flying games. My keyboard and mouse beat them for most of the rest. What is left is fighting, sports, and platformers, which I don't play. If I played them I would get an arcade cabinet style controller for fighting, some basic gamepad for platformers, and still wouldn't play sports games.

Let me tell you a little secret. You can use racing wheel, flight stick, keyboard, and mouse on console too.

Also, my computer is upgradeabe, gets better graphics, ans also does other things besides running games.

Doesn't really matter when what's available on the market are console ports. You do have better graphic, I'll give you that

The best part is my computer need less updates than my consoles, which always require some updates whenever I switch them on.

Really? I always have to update steam each time I open it.

Comment: Re:So why dont cases breathe out the top? (Score 1) 149

There were reasons which I cannot seem to remember right now. Fan noise maybe? But why dont cases blow air up?

Actually modern PC cases such as Bitfenix's Prodigy/Phenom, Fractal Design Define R, and specially made for air cooling Corsair Carbide Air provide vent and filter on top. You can install apair of large fans on them but most of the time, they are used for watercooling kit.

Comment: Re:So after years of panic... (Score 1) 250

I think the headline was meant to point out that people are actually using azure...

The latest Gartner's Magic Quadrant actually shows that Microsoft is on distant second, right after Amazon on IAaS business. In fact, Azure and AWS are currently the only occupants of the leader quadrant

Comment: Re:Less interested in sign-ups.. (Score 1) 116

by PixetaledPikachu (#46830533) Attached to: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

Than actual active members. I've had whatsapp installed on a phone for a couple years, and haven't used it in...well, a couple years. Am I in those statistics?

If you're on android, it costs USD1 a year to put whatsapp on your phone. Do you still pay for them? If no, it's unlikely that you're still counted as user

Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 196

by PixetaledPikachu (#46830411) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Exactly. No SD Slot = leave it on the shelf. No replaceable battery = keep it for yourself.

Furthermore: No OTG - Thanksalot. There are a quite few very nice USB/OTG Sticks (by LG, Transcend and maybe others) which are _SO_ useful - and that's why I'm never going to buy a phone made by Apple, Samsung and others that have no idea how to make a cool phone for everyday usage! only one more thing that would make me consider a purchase: WATERPROOF! but this one is out of consideration anyway.

Samsung Galaxy S4. Replaceable battery, MicroSD support, OTG support. If you want waterproof too, then the S5 has everything that S4 has, plus waterproofing. The bad news is it's bloody expensive

Comment: Re:4-inches to freedom (Score 1) 196

by PixetaledPikachu (#46830389) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

After having owned a Galaxy S3 for a year, I'm ready for the return of smaller phones. I've been waiting for prices to come down on used GS4 Minis. However, if they released a OnePlus with a 4" screen, I'd order it immediately.

A phone configured specifically for CyanogenMod is a killer feature in my book. My next phone will have to be much smaller, lighter, and thinner than 5.5" unfortunately. Any suggestions?

If you want a flagship phone then Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will probably suit you http://www.sonymobile.com/glob... a 4ish inc phone with Snapdragon 800

There's no future in time travel.