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Comment: Re:Sure, let's make everything tiered (Score 1) 392 392

Sorry. But that title belongs to all the tricked-out BMW boyracers in their 250kkm+ wrecks, the idiot who transplanted a Honda VTEC into his old VW Golf Mk I and all Skoda drivers frustrated at the fact they couldn't even afford a VW.

Comment: Re:Irresponsible. (Score 1) 120 120

Yes, that was a cheap shot. I deal with French engineers on a daily basis and I am not under the impression that they should perform worse than their American equivalents.

In fact, our subcon has a French FAE working very hard to fix all the regressions and firmware bugs produced by H1B workers in Silicon Valley.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 4, Insightful) 66 66

by Plammox (#49481883) Attached to: Nokia To Buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion
I used to work here in Europe for a company based somewhere on the US-west coast. Meeting invitations from 8 to 11PM were the norm on every workday, usually called by american employees in the office who didnt realize or bother too much about the time difference. Most of the meetings had the purpose of reaffirming the importance of the US-employee meeting organizer and generally, there was a lot of unproductive and inefficient blathering going on.

Yeah, you work long hours, but man, you also really waste a lot of your time in the office for the sake of looking busy and important.

Just keep repeating that myth about the lazy Europeans on the brink of financial disaster to yourselves. Those 4-6 weeks of vacation per year really are destroying the economies of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, UK and Ireland....right?? :-)

Comment: Re:Because 5.0 is a crap? (Score 1) 167 167

by Plammox (#48987047) Attached to: Google Quietly Unveils Android 5.1 Lollipop
Oh well, the Nexus 5 was my first Android phone after the iPhone 3GS. Android (and especially the supposedly cleaner Google builds) isn't all it's cracked up to be. 5.0 made the phone much less responsive than on 4.4.4 and 5.0.1 didn't help. I don't suppose 5.1 will either.

Jolla/Sailfish sounds like an interesting option for the next purchase.

Comment: Re:It true !!!! (Score 0) 711 711

by Plammox (#47158573) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
So why do people actually believe Google is the lesser evil? Because they allow arbitratry code execution in their mobile OS, and therefore must standup guys? They sit on so much exploitable information on a large part of the world's population. It has got to corrupt them at some point in time.

I long for an affordable, secure and non-shitty smartphone without the surveillance bits and with an actual app eco system. Yes, that's a lot to ask.

Comment: Re:It true !!!! (Score 0, Troll) 711 711

by Plammox (#47156095) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
"long-term stability"

Citation needed. I haven't customized the shit out of my new Nexus 5, but I have experienced the odd freeze-up, requiring a restart. I don't recall ever seeing that on my old iOS device, and quite frankly, the ability to make your UI look like even more like shit is not something I'd choose another time. And while Apple's garden may be walled, Google's is under constant surveillance, recorded for later use.

Everyone says that Android is the bee's knees. I just don't see it.

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