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Comment: Re:OS not the problem (Score 1) 191

by coolate (#38568574) Attached to: Insiders Call HP's WebOS Software Fatally Flawed
Pre2 had only limited release, but it is way faster, and works great, compared to the pre and pre+ that just worked ok. I agree, it is still a better experience than any other mobile OS. I have used the iPhone, and tried very hard to like android, but eventually went back to my pre2, love it! Veer and pre3 are also great hardware, that never got a chance... Was not an issue with the OS, it was an issue with the company selling it...

Comment: Works fine! (Score 1) 191

by coolate (#38568514) Attached to: Insiders Call HP's WebOS Software Fatally Flawed
I have been using webOS for years now, it works just fine, and the newer hardware like the pre3 kept up just fine with the iPhone, also they forget to talk about the fact that webOS has a PDK that allows C and C++ apps, so apps like angry birds run at full native speed. As a developer, we were able to make a canvas based game, that played just fine, something we could not do on android or iOS, canvas and javascript were just to slow on them. True a lot of talent has left it now, but when it goes open source, it will allow many that find no room to work on android a home.

Comment: Just don't! (Score 1) 514

by coolate (#37014982) Attached to: The Mathematics of Lawn Mowing
Plant wild flowers, or no mow grass(yes it exists, and works great)! -You will save $ on gas -pollute a lot less! (mowers are some of the least efficient motors around) -Make more fresh air -looks a lot better -get some nice birds, butterflies and such. -Gain 3 hours a week back. You can do a ton with that. And If you must mow, make a solar powered lawnmower with a server battery and starter mower like I did!

When Should I Buy an Android Tablet? 396

Posted by Soulskill
from the definitely-prior-to-the-apocalypse dept.
jpyeck writes "I've deliberately avoided the smartphone craze, due to the fact I've never utilized any phone (landline or otherwise) enough to justify the monthly fees. But the geek in me craves the 'smart' part of the equation, especially since I got a bonus this year-end that is burning a hole in my pocket. The iPad is out of the question because I need a bit more hack-ability in my gadgets. I am drooling over the Android Honeycomb demo from the CES. I've had my eye on the Galaxy Tab, though it sounds like it won't support Honeycomb. The Xoom looks great, but who knows when it will come out? The consensus seems to be 'wait a few months for Honeycomb.' If you were me, with limited patience, would you buy an Android tablet now? If so, which?"

Comment: yeap (Score 1) 612

by coolate (#32766296) Attached to: Zoho Don't Need No Stinking Ph.D. Programmers
I have to say I agree with this. Little of what I learned in Computer Science was useful, up to date or relevant. 80% of my classes were in unrelated things also, like speech, spanish, and "other". BUT going to college can expand your horizons and allow you to learn about areas outside of your "career". Someone once told me "No one ever said what you learn in school is useful"

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long