It's Chip. Chip Douglas.
He asked you to explain how it works, not how Apple is wrong in their explanation. Explain how it works, I'm genuinely curious. And please, feel free to dumb it down for my idiot brain; be as condescending as you like.
Are you speaking from experience? I own 5 Nest devices (4 Protects and a thermostat) and haven't had a problem with any of them (outside of short connectivity outages with the thermostat - which continued working normally, otherwise.) I've owned the thermostat since Christmas of 2011 and the Protects much less time (4 months), but have yet to experience a problem (and hopefully won't when I need it most.)
I'm not in an extreme climate where I am, but we see temps ranging from slightly below freezing to over 100F. There's generally a lot of complaining online when Nest has an outage, but I can deal with not being able to adjust my thermostat remotely during those short periods of time. I've never had a false alarm on my Protects, but I recognize they had some issues early on.
That's not to say that people haven't had problems, but it's not an "endless shitstorm of problems" for everyone.
Never thought I'd see a Lagwagon song posted on slashdot.
Well turn it up, man!
Sorry, I'm just having flashbacks of the Freedom Rock commercial.
Since your dictionary is broken and mine is not:
obduction |bdkt()n| noun [ mass noun ] Geology
the sideways and upwards movement of the edge of a crustal plate over the margin of an adjacent plate. the granitic magmas formed when the ophiolite complex was obducted onto the continental margin.
I remember spending a solid 24 hours playing Myst for the Mac when I was in high school and it remains my absolute favorite game of all time. I opted for the $75 level on Kickstarter. The enjoyment I got out of Myst is worth it even if this game is somehow horrible.
Oh yeah, seemed to work well for Motorola, they sold tens of hundreds of Atrix phones!
And don't forget the wildly popular Asus PadFone products.
I think it's more similar to Windows Phone (which I think is the most aesthetically pleasing OS available on mobile.) The only thing that's kept me from switching to WP from iOS is the lack of apps and accessories. I bought a Windows Phone 7.5 handset, which I still have, but haven't used it for more than a month at a time (mail was the deal killer for me.)
I'm all for it. Windows Phone is a great-looking OS (I think it looks better than any version of Android or iOS 6.x) with poor support from developers. Also, the new Yahoo Weather app is beautiful and has become my go-to weather app almost purely for aesthetics (and it doesn't hurt that they now use Weather Underground as a source for data.)
Yes, it seems to me that they've taken everything I like from WindowsPhone 7.x+, a little from WebOS, and maybe some from Android and combined them to form my favorite mobile OS.
Same here. I was streaming video last night as I went to bed and have been logged on to my VPN from work all morning. If it went down, it was between 11:30pm and 8am MST.
Easy, Tiger. I was trying to address two different posts in one reply. I should know better, you have my sincere apologies.
Yet nowhere in his reply did he even mention Apple. He may be an "Apple fanboi", but that post doesn't smack of one to me.
I also disagree that tablets are a fad. I owned a netbook for about two months before it was sold because it was nearly unusable. Everything about it was horrible: 600px high screen resolution made web browsing laughable, near-unusable trackpad (this was a Dell, others may be better/worse), the small keyboard made text input a chore (especially the punctuation keys), and so-so battery life.
Tablets are much more usable *to me* than my netbook ever was. My first tablet was much more pleasurable to read webpages on (in fact, I still prefer using Pulse to keep up with the tech sites I read every day to using multiple tabs in a browser), and its text input was easier because the soft keys were larger than the keys on the netbook. Yes, it lacked tactile feedback, but I was used to that within a week. I don't usually hammer out many multi-paragraph emails or forum comments on it, but I have no problem doing so, if necessary.
I'm not saying they're for everyone, but for me my tablet is my go-to device for 95% of my non work-related "computer" usage (the other 5% is a custom-built computer for gaming and photo editing.) I've even stopped carrying my laptop (a sub-3lb ultra-book) to and from work everyday.
Your observations do not reflect mine. I've stopped taking my laptop to and from work because I find that the tasks I want to do at home (browsing, email, and streaming video) are better suited to the iPad. I'd much rather wake the iPad (near-instant) than use the laptop which takes more than two seconds to wake from sleep (first-world problems). The iPad is far less awkward to use in a casual setting like a couch or big, comfy chair and is more comfortable to read on, too (I have several digital magazine subscriptions in Zinio.)
My father has replaced his laptop with an iPad, my mother and grandmother now rarely use their very capable desktop computers, and my tech support requests from all of them are almost non-existent.