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Comment: For what an anecdote is worth: Samsung S3 (Score 1) 484

by blind biker (#49554281) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

I've got this Samsung S3 about 2.5 years ago. I did not unlock it, unlike my tablet. I decided to use it as-is. And I have not once had it crash, or lose any of its functions, since. Not one single time. This in spite me being a very intense user of this device, including its excellent GPS sensor.

Comment: Microsoft still evil (Score 2) 192

by blind biker (#49491175) Attached to: Microsoft's Role As Accuser In the Antitrust Suit Against Google

MS is extracting royalties from all the Android phone manufacturers based on bogus patents. They make far more money from that than their own Windows Phone business. MS has also formed the patent troll company Rockstar Consortium, a "patent holding non-practicing entity" also known as patent troll.
And let's not forget that MS is in the process of locking down every new motherboard and laptop so that it can boot only Windows.

Comment: Re:Lies, bullshit, and more lies ... (Score 4, Interesting) 442

Actually, the french revolution, with it's massive use of the guillotine, did have a positive effect on European democracy and decentralisation of power. Here in Europe socialized healthcare, free (or very affordable) higher education and strong worker unions have been a normal part of life since a long time.

Generally, employers have less rights over the employees, and they are more restricted in what their contracts can stipulate, compared to the US and the UK.

Comment: Bicycle repair and maintenance (Score 1) 81

This, I think, is one of the best ways to form a bond between me and my son: I teach him how to take care of bicycles, how to use tools and how some minor issues are fixed. This also increases his hand dexterity and other skills. We're both having fun doing this, and then riding our bikes.

Comment: Re:Caught up to Chrome 20 from 2012 (Score 1) 122

by blind biker (#49378843) Attached to: Microsoft Rolls Out Project Spartan With New Windows 10 Build

Recently Chrome on my Android tablet changed (it now reloads the site when you scroll to far up). Gosh - I'm really starting to hate Google.

"Changed"? You mean, you updated it, I guess? We have 5 Android devices in our family, and we all have control over which app we update and which we don't. E.g. the latest gmail for android is shit and buggy as hell, so I rolled back to the previous version, and did not update it on my phone. My wife doesn't update anything by default. So while there's good reason to hrl criticism at Google for their latest versions of their softwares, at least they give people the option to use the older, less sucky, versions.

Comment: So a the cars are the same model? (Score 1, Insightful) 167

by blind biker (#49369021) Attached to: At the Track With Formula E, the First e-Racing Series

And all use the same model of battery pack? Jesus Fucking Christ, they made Formula E the as little appealing to nerds as the possibly could. And let's be honest, nerds/tech-heads would have been their PRIMARY audience!

Methinks a product/marketing manager got paid for a shitty job.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov