I have first gen EU box here, no mentions of OtherOS. Pictures or it didn't happen.
You can do that in the NDK, though it is somewhat discouraged
Although the usual userland tools are missing, installing them is fairly easy after you got root access. On all devices since my G1 I have been running Debian in a chroot, X11 support is added by running VNC or and X server app. Sure on a meemo/meego device this was out of the box, but all the 2 N900 users I know have long since switched to Android devices. The N9 was never officially available.
"They are all one app at a time with background services."
-Apps can multitask without Services, just use Threads.
-Android has multiple window support.
You are confusing the UI thread being stopped (when it is not visible) with threading/multitasking. Evidence of apps multitasking is for example a Samsung Note2 with multi-window support, although for some reason in the Samsung ROM you only can use some blessed apps multiwindowed, custom ROMs unlock this for app installed apps.
Using Services give extra features/hints to the OS. Like auto(re)start. It also gives a simple way to detach the UI from lightweight background tasks.
who should of course be how.
Please explain who the current mobile OS available aren't true multitasking?
And yet, living in an economic union where national and county taxes differ (and even currency might differ), I can order something from anywhere within this said union and know upfront what it will cost since all prices are all inclusive. The sheepfarmer on a Greece island pays the same for a product itself from the same store/seller as the business man in downtown London. Only variable is shipping costs.
"Google Talk [...] while still only has the same limitations that BBM does: it's effectively insecure and only works with other people who subscribe to it"
GTalk is XMPP which is both secure (OTR for end to end encryption and TLS for client/server communication) and open to the world (server2server/federation has been activated many years ago).
Users of my mailservers have the ability to turn on/off spam filtering. It's on by default, all we'll have to do is turn it off by default and tell the customers how to turn it on again. Problem solved.
Coming from the G1 and Desire Z, new HTC phones lack a lot of features:
-no replacable battery
all these features are missing on any "modern" phone, the trend is to make all buttons disappear at the cost of screen real-estate. So when it was time to get a new phone I went for the one with the biggest screen and most of the disappearing features, I went for Samsung.
So here is a good reason not to use CDMA nor AT&T.
Wouldn't it be simpler to get a smartphone and put the dumbphone's SIM in it? Same price, one device.
"I'd not just admit it, I'd proudly proclaim that they are worthless trash and a complete waste of time that just leaves you dumber for watching them"
For someone that is makeing the above claim, you sure do have an in-depth knowledge about these programs you might only get buy actually watching/following them.
All these drives of all manufacturers are equally crappy, it is just that some a slow/cheap and others are fast/expensive. WD is no exception, the black editions and green editions both die within the same timespan (atleast that is my experience). Choosing between them depends on whether you need lots of storage cheap or fast storage. At home my SAN is populated with a mix of (mostly) green and black and both fail at equal rates. At work its the other way, mostly enterprise and some green for slow mass storage backup volumes and still every 2/3 months someone has to make a trip to the datacentre to replace a disk (more often the enterprise class since there are a lot more of them).
Hear, hear. I get the same results in my 9-11 km/l rated 2004 4x4. But most of the time I get a 7-8 km/l. That is the same relative difference the article measured:
"We were impressed when Ford announced that the 2013 Fusion hybrid earned an EPA rating of 47 mpg for both city and highway driving. Here was a generously sized and relatively conventional-looking sedan rivaling the efficiency of the Toyota Prius.
Then we racked up a mere 32 mpg in our road test"
This problem has always existed, but with better mileage, the relative error results in more easy to spot absolute differences.