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+ - iPhone 6 Plus case bent by casual carrying in a front pocket-> 1

Submitted by ourlovecanlastforeve
ourlovecanlastforeve (795111) writes "Stories are pouring onto the Internet today from early adopters of the new iPhone who report that their new iPhone 6 Plus case is being deformed when it's carried in their front pocket, whereas other smartphones do not have this problem. Users point out that there appears to be a bend point in the case near where the volume keys are located."
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+ - Do specs even matter anymore for the average smartphone user?->

Submitted by ourlovecanlastforeve
ourlovecanlastforeve (795111) writes "While reviewing a recent comparison of the Nexus 5 and the iPhone 6, OSNews staffer Thom Holwerda raises some relevant points regarding the importance of specs on newer smartphones. He observes that the iPhone 6, which is brand new, and the Nexus 5 launch apps at about the same speed. Yes, they're completely different platforms and yes, it's true it's probably not even a legitimate comparison, but it does raise a point: Most people who use smartphones on a daily basis use them for pretty basic things such as checking email, casual web browsing, navigation and reminders. Those who use their phones to their maximum capacity for things like gaming are a staunch minority. Do smarphone specs even matter for the average smartphone user anymore? After everyone releases the biggest phone people can reasonably hold in their hand with a processor and GPU that can move images on the display as optimally as possible, how many other moons are there to shoot for?"
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Comment: Keep voting, sheep (Score 5, Insightful) 316

by ourlovecanlastforeve (#47611723) Attached to: Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

What I don't understand is how we're still allowing carriers to call their service "unlimited."

When I pay my water bill and I am told I get unlimited water, I don't expect the water company to decrease the flow of water to a trickle if I take too many showers.

If they did that, there would be an uprising.

When I pay the electric company for electricity I don't expect them to decrease the voltage on my line if I leave the TV on while I'm sleeping.

So... how is it that Verizon gets to tell me I am paying for unlimited data, but not provide unlimited data?

Where is the uprising for this lie?

Comment: How do you work while tweaked out? (Score 1) 511

I've never understood how someone can do cocaine and then sit down and write software.

Or smoke weed, or do LSD, or whatever.

Personally, the few times I have tried illicit drugs, I was so consumed by the experience that not once did "oh I think I'll sit down and knock out that new kernel revision" cross my mind.

Comment: o rly (Score -1, Troll) 550

by ourlovecanlastforeve (#47524841) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

> the surgery is fairly inexpensive [even for a programmer :) ]

Oh you programmers have it so hard.

With your three thousand dollar a month apartments.

And that Honda Fit you drive just to show the world that you don't need the finer things in life.

You should be required to work a year in retail in the same way some countries require a minimum of military service.

And your three hundred dollar bottle of scotch that you sample alone in your newly remodeled kitchen so you can tell the Internet about what a beverage snob you are.

Comment: Microsoft's OS business model: (Score 1) 346

by ourlovecanlastforeve (#47452105) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

1. Release a version of Windows that everybody likes.
2. Release a version of Windows that everybody hates.
3. Drop support for the OS everybody likes so they have to buy the one everybody hates.
5. Go to 1.

Microsoft sells licenses. If they didn't force you to upgrade to the Shitty Windows you'd just stay on the one you like. Once they've forced everyone onto the Shitty Windows, they release the Good Windows because of course you want the Good Windows and you'll rush to buy it.

Isn't that illegal, you say?

Isn't that extortion, you say?

Guess which operating system the US government's computers run.

Comment: Re:USB DACs (Score 2) 502

Take it from someone who has tried to use 30 USB devices on one PC (bitcoin mining): It doesn't work like you'd expect.

USB hubs are usually designed far below the spec because the assumption is that most people won't connect more than 2 or 3 devices at a time.

If you connect 20 to 30 devices they start to fail randomly.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.