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Comment Re:Good for tablets and laptops, but also..... (Score 1) 51

With you :)

Light on details but I thought you might be slightly interested:
http://www.pcworld.com/article...

Pertinent point: "Now, Intel’s next NUCs are taking aim at the 14-nm Broadwell generation. No, not the Core M, the chip that Intel just announced for tablets and some notebooks. Intel designed the Broadwell-U derivative for NUCs, a 15-watt dual-core chip for ultrabooks and NUCs that should arrive with a slower graphics core than Intel’s more mainstream chips."

Stor

Comment Re:I would think (Score 5, Insightful) 379

IMNSHO this is more about the OpenBSD folks doing what they do best.

I sincerely respect their approach to programming, especially with regards to security: rather than just introduce security layers and mechanisms they program defensively and try to avoid or catch fundamental, exploitable mistakes.

Hats off to the OpenBSD folks.

Comment Re:smaller version? (Score 1) 125

There's a wealth of information on the net regarding DIY wind turbines.

Check this out:
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1000-watt-wind-turbine/

A few years ago it was quite common for people to use the motor out of Fisher and Paykel washing machines:
http://www.yourgreendream.com/diy_fp_findthem.php

Have fun buddy!

Comment Re:But will CM sync my contacts? (Score 1) 111

This isn't an automated sync, but is how to get the contacts on your device/sim into Gmail/Google:

http://androidactivist.org/protips/android-tip-moving-contacts-from-simsd-card-to-google-account/

You need to *move* the contacts. It's not super-intuitive, especially as it's more of a "copy" operation rather than a "move" operation.

Sorry if you already knew this and it doesn't work for you.

Comment Re:People Worried? (Score 1) 385

How does it limit customer choice?

It prevents people from buying a phone that has everything that they like about the iPhone, but is also an improvement on the iPhone. This is exacerbated by Apple's own policies that hinder their customer's ability to make their own improvements to their own property.

I wonder whether a larger issue may be that people want the GUI to be consistent, even between different models and makes of phone.

It seems counter-productive to have phones with different GUIs for the sake of avoiding patent infringement. The result is the consumer wastes time re-learning how to use the device.

Comment Re:"Since its acquisition by Sony" (Score 1) 102

Or a version of Obliterator that runs at a playable frame rate! :)

I have extremely fond memories of 1980s Psygnosis. "Shadow of the Beast" was my first introduction to "parallax scrolling", which seemed to become a mandatory feature of all side-scrollers from that point on.

Absolutely *loved* their logo too.

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