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Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 135

by Archangel Michael (#46828603) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Well, when your app, takes a picture, and puts it on the SD card, and you stop liking the app, and deleted it, and it deletes the photos as well, then you'll understand the issue. Until then, have fun.

I shouldn't have to hook my phone up to a computer to move files around without worry.

Comment: Re:Milk that cow! (Score 1) 191

by Archangel Michael (#46828575) Attached to: Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

And DVRs are stupid with On Demand Viewing like Netflix available.

Why would I want to have a DVR, when there are perfectly good alternatives that COULD fully replace it? I used to buy Tapes and DVDs for access to movies and whatnot, but with the advent of Hulu and Netflix, why should I? These companies maintain a library and I get shelf space back.

Granted, there are a few BluRay movies that are probably worth it (1080P, 7.1 stereo etc) but those have got to be spectacular IMHO.

Comment: Re:It's shown with Google Apps, no thank you. (Score 2) 135

by Archangel Michael (#46828537) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

You obviously do not understand Google "Android" certification process. To be called "Android", officially, you must be certified by Google and have the Play store (and other apps) installed.

From http://source.android.com/faqs...

Google Play is a service operated by Google. Achieving compatibility is a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Google Play software and branding. Device manufacturers should contact Google to obtain access to Google Play.

Other companies have other "stores" (Amazon Kindle is Android, Nook is Android) and do not necessarily use Google Play. And of course you could side load all your apps from your list of "trusted" sites like Nickolai's Android Marketplace if you want. These phones are not "rooted" but are likely to be very easy to root. And I'm sure there will be an ASOP branch you can have, without Google Play services in short order. But chances are, you're already putting Google Play on your ASOP Roms anyways, so ... what is your point again? Oh right, "privacy" ....

Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 135

by Archangel Michael (#46828471) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

The problem with SD slot, isn't with the manufacturers, it is with Android itself. Google as depreciated the usage of "external" storage, because of issues with SD storage. Some are actually good reasons (security), while others are to protect App developers from idiots who want to move apps to SD card.

Read about it here: http://www.androidcentral.com/...

Comment: Re:I'd dump my iPhone for one of these... (Score 1) 135

by Archangel Michael (#46828393) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Because Most People HATE itty bitty keys on phones. You might like them, but I'll never go back to a physical keyboard.

Generally speaking once you figure out Swype (Swiftkey or similar), you'll also never go back. I can type nearly as fast as a regular FULL size keyboard on my Android Phone.And for short messages it is even better than mashing who knows how many keys trying to type on microscopic keys.

Or ... you know ... you could just Google for Sliding Keyboard case for your phone ...

Comment: Re:Not really needed anymore. (Score 2) 347

Affirmative Action is ultimately a futile gesture in that by the time a student reaches college, it's too late. Essentially, A.A. is closing the barn doors after the horses have fled.

Assuming two children with the same abilities, the primary indicators of academic success will be the Primary and Secondary schools and parental involvement, irrespective of economic situations, the vast majority of the time.

Efforts should be focused on improving the Primary and Secondary schools...variables that government can influence. Note that Improving does not automatically mean more money. School Choice, Teacher accountability, better discipline ( I favor laws that would immunize teachers from prosecution in self defense situations and intervention in altercations and also vastly increased powers of teachers to discipline students), to name a few.

I have no idea how to improve parental involvement.

But in the end, letting them go through the Hell that is our Elementary, Jr, and High school systems and THEN being concerned about them getting into college is just plain stupid.

Comment: Re:Big Iron (Score 1) 131

by jabberw0k (#46821699) Attached to: Google's Project Ara Could Bring PC-Like Hardware Ecosystem To Phones
Except those were rack upon rack of glowing hot vacuum tubes all connected by point-to-point wiring with cabinets of core and drum memory alongside. Very much individual components, with the vacuum tubes having to be replaced at least one a day. These were then replaced with racks of transistor logic, and then IC logic, all on little replaceable cards. All designed for easy maintenance and in the hope that customers would upgrade their systems.

Comment: Re:LibreOffice (Score 1) 285

by Archangel Michael (#46818301) Attached to: Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

My concern is that both will die because neither can win. This is a problem. I used to support OpenOffice, until Sun was bought by Oracle. Then I recommended LibreOffice for about as long as it took Oracle to give the package to Apache Foundation. Now? Who gives a shit, use either. But then again, that is the problem in the first place.

Not having a clear winner, nor a clear advantage in operations (moral/functional) makes it the "use either" that will assure neither succeeds.

Comment: Re:Milk that cow! (Score 2) 191

by Archangel Michael (#46818189) Attached to: Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

You're correct, except for one point. Cable TV expects life to revolve around the 7-10PM slot, when I happen to be busy with "life". And, I often don't have time to watch for several weeks in a row. And DVRs are stupid with On Demand Viewing like Netflix available. All said and done, unless you HAVE to be that annoying person who "spoiler alerts" every freaking conversation, then please spare me the "second run content". That is so 20th Century.

Comment: Re:Exactly, what if AIM implemented DRM... (Score 2) 84

They couldn't use the DMCA, Lexmark put an authentication chip on their toner cartridges and sued SCC for reverse engineering their chip for cheaper cartridges. The supreme court sided with SCC in 2004 and then sided with them in 2014 when SCC asked for damages from Lexmark for the false copyright claims. Essintally you can't claim copyright infringement because you are granting access with your protocol so accessing with a copy of your protocol is no different.

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