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+ - Community-sourced news site,, goes live 18

Submitted by umafuckit
umafuckit (2980809) writes " is the new way of taking the pulse of the nerd community. Soylentnews is a grassroots-based platform with the content feeds are powered by readers like you. The objective is to highlight news stories of general importance to everyone, but especially nerds. News about technology, art, science and politics: it's all there. Soylentnews is the new kid on the block and will adapt quickly to satisfy our community's needs and and push boundaries like never before. This is a real community site: no changes in format without a general consensus from the community. Stop by and see what you think of the freshly-launched site."

Comment: Re:American poor (Score 1) 717

by similar_name (#46256845) Attached to: Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor
In order of status/pay and words like that it probably goes something like*

hourly (black market worker)
daily (gray market worker)
weekly (working poor)
bi-weekly (working poor leads)
monthly (working supervisors)
quarterly (management)
whenever (masters of the universe)

*List was hastily made and likely contains hyperbole, generalizations, logical fallacies, and jest.

Comment: Re:Can't say I didn't see this one coming. (Score 1) 152

by similar_name (#46256449) Attached to: Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter
Apologies, my tone was a little off-key, not trying to attack and I could have left out that last line. I was just wondering whether it is ever the case that the government cannot seize property and assets. Ultimately, I suppose those in power can always exercise that power until the people get fed up and replace it with another power. Take it as a random rant that those with more power can ultimately take what one has. I shouldn't have directed it towards you.

Comment: Re:Can't say I didn't see this one coming. (Score 1) 152

by similar_name (#46254439) Attached to: Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Once the government can start ceasing[SIC] private assets "for the greater good,"

Apparently in America, football is for the greater good. Good luck keeping your home or business if an NFL franchise decides it's a good place to put a stadium. Oh and you'll get to help pay for the stadium through your local taxes too. You might be compensated but you don't get to set the price. Ask a business owner who's been displaced if he was fairly compensated for the business that's been his family 50 years. Ask the 70 year old couple that lived in the same house their whole lives if there is any compensation worth moving in their twilight years. If you think you truly own anything, you're deluding yourself.

+ - AOSP is bigger than iOS->

Submitted by ozmanjusri
ozmanjusri (601766) writes "ABI Research reported in their Q4 2013 Smartphone OS results that, while Android dominated the market as expected, the runner up was somewhat surprising.

Rather than Apple's iPhones coming in a distant second, the Open Source version of Android (AOSP) not only competed with Google's certified version, but grew much faster than its corporate-endorsed sibling (137% year-on-year).

In fact, Google's Android comprised 52% of the estimated one billion devices shipped while AOSP reached 25% of the market, ahead of Apple's 10%.

Most of AOSP's growth is in China, India, and adjacent markets, possibly because Google does not offer its Play Store in those regions, however the Open Source version looks set to take a big step into other markets when Nokia's Android-based Normandy phone is released later this month."

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