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Comment Re:Seems pretty reasonable (Score 1) 263

You seem to assume that consent was given to keep the pictures beyond an end of the relationship, but there is no evidence for that. The interpretation is that implicit consent was given to use the pictures within the relationship only. Once the relationship is over, keeping the pictures would violate that consent.

Comment Yes, it does suck (Score 5, Informative) 169

Sorry, but 1024x600 is a terrible resolution. The small screen may be acceptable at this price, but the resolution is not. 1GB of RAM and the MTK CPU also make for a painful experience. So it does suck, even now, and certainly even more so next year.

That being said you can get some decent tablets for $100. But somehow everybody is already on the internet, and these cheap tablets have not caused any of the predicted revolutions.

Comment Re:Oh good, more contention. (Score 1) 173

> Having LTE in -1 and -3 means that all 5 GHz bands now have to deal with non-wifi interferers.

It is called industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio band for a reason. WiFi always had to compete with other applications - for example microwave ovens. Of course they try not to emit any radiation, but if you have 600W inside the box, you are bound to leak a few uW.

Comment Still not ready after 3 years (Score 1) 66

These announcements are being made every year: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015... Wine for Android is being worked on.

Fact is: they have been working on it for 3 years, and it is still not ready. In this time, the first Intel smart phone has been launched (the Intel AZ210), upgraded to Android 4.0, then dumped by Intel and turned obsolete.

So come back when it is actually released. And remember: "nearly" is marketing speak for not.

Comment Re:Nail everyone? (Score 1) 618

> This case seems very egregious, but the truth of ethics in real life is often difficult to determine, and it's being thought about by a human whose livelihood may depend on the choice.

And what is more, corporations are carefully design to give everybody the impression they are "only doing their job", and certainly not responsible for any decisions. That's why there are so many meeting and procedures...

Comment Re: So how is this different (Score 0) 101

No, Google Wallet was a payment service just like Paypal, but not as good.

Of course Google has a tendency to join an already established market with inferiors products. They tend to linger for years before they are finally retired. Google is just not a fast follower.

The problem with Android pay is that I have a phone (my previous one) with NFC which is stuck on Android 4.0. My current phone has Android 5.0, but no NFC. Why can't they just use a bar code instead?

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