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Comment: Re: Dry Heat (Score 2) 142

by danomac (#49784431) Attached to: Heat Wave Kills More Than 1,100 In India

I was curious, so I looked this up - 2013 birth rate numbers for India are 20.22 per 1,000. This translates to about 47 births per minute, using the old numbers.

Population (est): 1,236,344,631
Birth rate: 20.22 per 1,000 of the population.

So 1,236,344,631 / 1000 * 20.22 [24,998,888 yearly] / 365 [68,490 daily] / 24 [2,853 hourly] / 60 = 47.56 every minute.

If my math is wrong, I'm sure someone will point it out, but 1000 since Monday is rather conservative.

Comment: Re: Just downgraded (Score 1) 434

by danomac (#49626779) Attached to: Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer

I downgraded (upgraded?) a month or so ago and now my Nexus 7 2012 is usable again. I tried resetting everything using lollipop and it was still utterly unusable.

I also monkeyed around with some certificates so that the updater stopped nagging me to install lollipop again. If anything google could make it easier to turn off the updates.

Comment: Re:big dropoff in new tech over age 70 (Score 1) 67

by danomac (#49589105) Attached to: Apple, IBM To Bring iPads To 5 Million Elderly Japanese

Then, ask them to do the exact same thing, except with an editor that has a different name (no, not just renamed, but something that looks at least slightly different, but uses the exact same mechanics for saving a file).

For kicks, the two separate programs should be Office 2003 and any Office version above 2007.

Comment: Re:plenty of performance for almost everyone (Score 1) 45

by danomac (#49586601) Attached to: LG G4 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 Benchmarked

Holy crap! A phone that still has a replaceable battery!

This is definitely my next phone, my GS3 is starting to show its age.

I really don't give a rats ass about phones being super slim. I want a phone with a user replaceable battery, because they are only good for so many charges and the battery will have to be replaced. I'm already on my second battery in my GS3. Apple's solution of sending in your phone and getting a completely different refurb unit is crap, because you don't know what you are getting. I suppose the GS6 will be doing something similar.

I still say any device with a battery needs to be user serviceable. Of course the manufacturers don't want that because when the battery dies they want you to buy another device!

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