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Comment: Re:Please explain (Score 1) 158 158

Not even "rich SOB", have many cell phones. Three Android devices, a featurephone, and a LTE modem, all with GPS receivers.

It's worth noting that device ages are:

  • 2 years (Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE [SGH-M919])
  • 3 years (Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate [SGH-I577])
  • 4 years (Samsung Strive [SGH-A687])
  • 4.5 years (LG Adrenaline [AD600])
  • 6.5 years (T-Mobile G1 [DREA100]).

I keep my old devices. No need to toss them, especially when you're poorer than shit - your backup strategy extends to equipment.

Comment: Re: Instead... (Score 2) 356 356

en.m.wikipedia.org != en.wikipedia.org so the answer is no. I'd punish anyone with this type of "split domain" crap. If you want a way to override and get mobile or desktop on the "other" device, have a link somewhere that abuses anchor links to add "#desktop" or "#mobile" to the end of the page, and have some small snipplet of JavaScript read this and override the detection flags. It's better than the current way of doing things, where going to the non-mobile domain (why the fuck are we having multiple domains for a SINGLE FUCKING WEBSITE AGAIN?) on a mobile phone throws you over to the mobile domain (Request desktop version be damned!) and if you casually copy-and-paste an article URL on your phone into an instant message, the other end is likely to go "WTF" at seeing a mobile page on a desktop PC.

Comment: Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (Score 1) 553 553

The concept doesn't seem that old to me, or perhaps my area (Tampa, Florida) was just very late to the game. Until I was in 6th grade (2001), both the K-12 school and public libraries ran on IBM 3270 dumb terminals. As "field, field, X, enter, field, field, field", etc., was somewhat difficult for many students, card catalogs were available until several years after the switchover. The schools didn't rid themselves of them until 2003, and the public library system removed them in 2008, except at large regional branch libraries, where they were still available and updated (although not as rigorously or regularly as the digital catalog) as of January 2013 (when I moved out-of-state.)

"This is lemma 1.1. We start a new chapter so the numbers all go back to one." -- Prof. Seager, C&O 351