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Comment Re:NSA (Score 1) 270

You know, this makes sense since I recall watching a documentary in the early 2000's about how American Inteligence Agencies were working in creating a "network"of interconnected peers, they got the info from phone usage and emails and they were creating graphical representations of such network, you clicked over some name and it displayed all communications to and from his monitored media. Some time later, after the first boom of Facebook (when no .edu email was needed) I told myself, "well this is actually like that thing these guy were doing"

Now that you point that out, it's obviously easier to give some candy to the people so they can freely hand out their data. I don't use FB to store personal information, not under my real name that is*, but FB it's a great tool for marketing and self promotion when used wisely. So for me is neither good or bad.

* maybe in the our brave new future being a loner would make you a criminal

The man: Hey you! stop slacking society *bayonet bump* go back to the line and get along, or else

Comment Re:Open Platform? (Score 1) 459

Blackberry? Isn't it the #1 smartphone in share?

The battle between: Android fans and "Apple is the OCD of the tech world" and iOS fans and "Android fragmentation is teh fails" is just a kids battle for the second place.

Grown up people and their BB's just laugh all the way to the kitchen with the pizza and the keys in their pants pockets.

For the record I don't own any of them, but I'd go with BB if I need to. BB people seem to be busy doing stuff rather than commenting how cool is their $marthphone and how $other_people FAIL for not being enlightened like them.

Comment Re:KDE for Windows? (Score 1) 116

How are the win crowd your enemy, did they do something to you or someone you love? Do your dog get kicked in the nuts every time an OEM DELL box is purchased?

I've been trying to use KDE on win since 2008 and it was not a pleasant experience, maybe now it works, which doesn't mater since I can run KDE fedora on a VM seamless mode in virtual box and get the full KDE "experience". I'd pay for a full blown KDE DE replacing Win7 DE tough, not because Win7's DE is crap but because KDE is somewhat better.

Comment Re:About Time (Score 1) 221

What? ITunes is the thing that have originally make me disregard iPods as a PMP, And Yes I have one lovely 4G and it's a pain to use it because:

1. Install iTunes to format/restore the iPod
2. NUKE iTunes with
3. Add songs manually trough "CopyTrans Suite" (I don't use music libraries at all so I'm happier with manual transfers)
4. Perfectly usable iPod without the PC's registry getting rammed to death by iTunes

But wait theres more!

Option I
1. Install rockbox in the iPod
2. make it actually better

Option II

1. IT'S 2011 -> Don't buy an iPod/PMP | it's so 2006

Theres really no point in PMPs when even cheap cellphones have decent mp3 players, usb ports, BT microSD cards and FM radio. I love the DAC from my 4G but I'm sure I'm not buying another PMP be it Apple or Cowon or Creative or Samsung. Generic Chinese tablets are cheaper than BRAND PMPs where I live, It just doesn't make sense.

Comment Re:capitalists take note (Score 1) 398

Like any country that have huge reserves of $resource and have no political and economical stability?

Theres is actually a debate here because Grey Star (Canada) and a Chinese corporation are planning on Gold mining in areas which could harm 3 of our most important drainage basins. Average people have reacted and have spread the voice trough YouTube videos and forwarding mails (News just started to talk about it once the public outrage started.) Likely outcome: The Government may revoke the licenses because of the potential ecological damage and the usual "who the f authorized this in the first place?"

Guess the difference is the threat level: Fighting a corp against putting mercury in our water (our case) against fighting a corp who is selling IP = creating jobs in China (your case).

You say: "Well we could just innovate again and create some jobs/I can get a new job" while We say: "You're not mining on that basin, sorry"

Comment Re:Tablets (Score 1) 155

Flash on a Tegra 2 wich supports hardware acceleration do not kill the battery, old FUD is old.

Speaking on multitasking, Why isn't the Notion Ink Adam mentioned in the article? Well I know PCMag is lousy but if there is an implementation of multitaking on Android that works, it's EDEN, see:

Thats real multitasking WHILE sending HDMI video at 1080p and several applications working in second plane. Why people put up* with less is beyond me.

*Oh well the iPad jumped first and Galaxy tab was just released, Adam and others are going to be avilable after CES, most of them are just waiting for the FCC approval.

Comment Re:Can't see this standing (Score 1) 148

In that paragraph.. I really couldn't figure out if you were talking about ChromeOS or Apple in general.

Why people get pissed off when somebody offers an alternative NOT MEANT FOR THEM? It's like watching a Business guy pissed off because his new tata is kinda cheap, or a farmer pissed off because his new Bugati can't work the land, or family guy pissed off because his new Mini can't accommodate the family...

Give the guys a break, at least they're trying something different (not different as in Apple different)

Chrome OS: less internal storage than my phone, no RJ45, lame

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