SO therefore it is not a real holiday...
Damn it Hallmark, we demand Pi day greeting cards!
... meanwhile on anti-vax FB pages that I have gotten into, they are having measles-parties, mumps-parties, and the like. Intentionally exposing their kids to disease.
And anything else will also be the same way. I have been trying to use the Ubuntu phone releases for 2 years now and they have the exact same problems that geeks hate on android and iphone. It also is a walled garden (Yes kids android IS a walled garden, go ahead and install a new hardware driver in your phone)
Ubuntu phone suffers from a lot of the same problem because it is designed by a company looking for profits. not by a bunch of engineers and programmers that want to make something powerful and extendable.
we will NEVER get a cellphone that is perfect for "geeks" not in the sense of a tiny pocket device. now if you instead think outside that box and think in the lines of a "deck" like in the game shadowrun or the TV show "almost human" that is your computer in a larger formfactor that you always have with you, then use a small display+audio device to use the cellular modem/board in the "deck". this means having to carry around essentially a 13" laptop everywhere (OH THE HORROR!) but it will allow someone the best of all worlds. their choice of OS, their choice of Software with full open protocols. you pick the cellular board (arduino type cellular board, someone out there has an LTE type that has a full open control, data, and audio channels) and interface it to your hardware.
and honestly with some of the arduino high power quad core clones out there, it's possible to make it smallish. will it be a tiny paper thin thing? nope, but it will be better than anything your non techie friends will ever own.
To detect the AD and color it's background blood RED. 90% of the ad's when you search for a program's name are scumware that pollute the users computer. Google knows this and they refuse to fix it because they make money off of it.
I really hope that someone finds a way to identify the ad's so adblock can strip them, or we can at least warn people away from them.
Desktop_effects... those are highly important to getting work done.
This is the problem nothing is being done for real performance... it's all for glitter and oooh shiny.
In it's time? Solaris is still available and WIDELY USED in industrial and scientific worlds.
Where are you getting your Unix information because it seems to be pretty messed up.
Here is why i originally bought Amazon Prime: because it was taking a week to get an order. Not because shipping took a week, but because packing often took a few days. Prime forces Amazon to prioritize my orders. That means costs beyond what they would be paying if they could ship 5-8 days. I can imagine these costs to be increasing over time, not paying the shipper mind you, but paying enough staff to pack so that my order leaves the warehouse in time for the shipper to get it to me in two days. All for $100.
If I order a $20 widget a week, that is around $2 per package shipping, around $1000 revenue, and probably zero profit. Yes, amazon is shaking in it's boots because people who only use shipping are going to cancel.
OTOH, if I didn't have amazon prime I would be more likely to shop elsewhere.
Wow, that's pretty depressing. I've not been enamored with the latest generations of Samsung phones. My Note 2 is probably the last Samsung phone I will own, although it's my intention to be in this phone for a long time.
Thanks for answering.
That's the point. You don't need for people not to be able to see to feel private.
Feeling private does not mean having privacy.
You absolutely do need for people not to see in order to have privacy. That reality-TV celebrity and that Asian family do not have privacy, only the illusion thereof. That illusion has some psychological value, but not nearly as much as the real thing. As for the guy in the bathroom and the couple in the room with the tie on the door, you don't know what they're actually doing at all, and it is for that reason that they have privacy.
People will always have secrets, they will always find ways to keep them, and they will always have perfectly legitimate reasons for doing so. Your own use of a pseudonym is implicit but irrevocable agreement with that latter fact.
That illusion is what you have now, and have had for a very long time. Try to understand that. You don't have secrets. You really don't. Your secrets are known by a select group of people that you don't know, and they are for sale. That is the status quo you are defending. That is the status quo I am opposed to. I am not speaking in favour of putting cameras in your bedroom. I am speaking in favour of expanding the "select group that is in the know" to include you.
I doubt it. I think it's just a temporary measure so that they can get some market share and then start charging again.
In any case, remember that Samsung, which is what most people buy when they buy an android phone, pays MS $10-20 per phone. This is clearly where MS future lies, collecting patent fees. The only reason that it needs to have a phone is so it is not labeled as patent troll.