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Comment: Auto V Manual (Score 2) 335

by R0UTE (#41088505) Attached to: Why Cell Phone Bans Don't Work
The article (and in fact most similar articles I have read) seem to take nothing into account regarding automatic and manual gearboxes. There is a massive difference between talking on a phone whilst changing gear and whilst driving an automatic car. It would be an interesting comparison and it is certainly far more dangerous in general to speak on a phone whilst driving a manual. Having to change gear whilst keeping a phone to your cheek (generally with your other hand) is magnitudes more dangerous than plodding along in an automatic...

Comment: Re:Why HTML5 apps suck on mobile (Score 2) 143

by R0UTE (#39966003) Attached to: With BB10, RIM Tries To Break Out of the 'Mobile Ecosystem' Model
The same argument holds for any platform. A native app will always be quicker. One of the advantages of web apps in any scenario is the ease of cross platform compatibility. In the mobile world this holds true even more so than on the desktop. If they can push this kind of development (especially with the hardware capabilities of modern phones) it would be great for phone hardware in the long term.

Comment: Not the first number one on downloads at all (Score 4, Informative) 362

by R0UTE (#30510598) Attached to: Facebook Campaign Decides UK Christmas Music Charts

it's interesting to note that this is the first song to reach the number one spot through downloads alone in the UK

Umm, no it isn't. Crazy by Gnarles Barkley was the first song to reach number one in the UK on downloads alone. This was the first song to be the Christmas number 1 on downloads alone.

The more they over-think the plumbing the easier it is to stop up the drain.