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Comment consolidating keys first is important... (Score 1) 763

my best advice is to consolidate your keys. do you really need all of them on you at all times?

i prefer to keep my keys in my front pants pocket. one for the keys, the other for the phone. i trained myself to always keep my keys in the left pocket and phone in the right; you have to if you've ever had a nice touchscreen phone or pda or gadget. just a smart idea imo.

leaving your non-essential keys at a secure location is the best bet (ie at home), why do i need the padlock key to my chest thats at home w/me? or locking them all up at home so its still secure but you only need one key to get to it.

just my .02

Comment Re:Hunters.. (Score 1) 1010

handbrake, yea that won't work due to the screen resolution limitation but photoshop and vmware worked on my msi wind (sure i was using osx leopard on it too but still worked better than expected w/the lower atom cpu and intel gma video).

my msi wind and osx and vmware fusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YHprxzxnN4

for me, still not enough power for what i do but still for most users does the trick. i personally sold my netbooks and macbook air for a new shiny macbook pro 13 which easily dual boots win7 and osx snow leo.

as for iPad. this geek will be passing on that one. too mainstream for me but we'll see. if the magic tastes good, i may take a sip. :P

United Kingdom

Web Heritage Could Be Lost 128

Squiff writes "The British Library warns us that 'The UK's online heritage could be lost forever if the government does not grant a "right to archive"' in the UK. Never mind the Wayback Machine, The British Library declares that 'the average life expectancy of a website was just 44 to 75 days, and suggested that at least 10% of all UK websites were either lost or replaced by new material every six months,' with the material within them being amongst the most revealing regarding the state of contemporary culture."

Comment Re:That'll teach 'em. (Score 1) 334


sadly politicians are the most out of touch with technology and current trends and the last ones we want to 'enforce' morality on the net.

some of the shit they do just amazes me in how idiotic/illogical it is. sorry, i'd bring up examples but you can just read the usual world news headlines (ie the recent world recession... yea, they sure were looking out for us constituents, NOT!)

Comment Re:So paying now is an advantage over paying later (Score 1) 311

you can have your iTampon and $15 data plan. does it fit in your pocket? to me thats a huge factor. i've had several netbooks, ultraportable laptops and they still can't compete in portability with a good smartphone. just my usual .02.

i get sick of hearing all of this apple fanboy crap on how the nexus one isn't that great. let me ask you this. have you used one?? yea, shut the fuck up. i do own an iPhone 3G and a 2G, macbook air a while back.

i'll take my open Android nexus one anyday. the only way the iPhone competed w/my nexus was when i jaibroke it. unjailbroken, i didn't have any weather widgets or custom status bar notifications. i couldn't use it on any other carrier. i was a slave to apple and at&t.

did at&t finally let skype work on the iPhone over 3G? /sarcasm

Comment Re:How does this work? (Score 1) 311

AR = augmented reality apps.

apps that leverage both the camera, gps, and compass to be able to overlay data in realtime.

ie the subway app that you point and find subway stations with or yelp or where. :) AR is the future of mobile devices and information (whether we like it or not). the biggest limit on AR has always been the lack of a proper cpu w/enough power and the gps/compass radios. :)

Comment Re:Oh god (Score 1) 311

however, you can still get the tzones plan if your a long time tmobile customer.

check out my little social hack i wrote on this :)


bascially with their update to 3G, tmobile could no longer wall off us tzone users and in turn they opened up all ports on the plan and let us get full 3G, unlimited data on it for a mere $5.99 a month :)

hope that helps ya justify that unlocked phone, for me it sure did!

Comment Re:How does this work? (Score 2, Insightful) 311

the other phones that tmobile offer do not come close to the power the nexus one has. there's a reason why i don't own a mytouch or cliq. too slow of a cpu for AR based apps.

if people really were looking to save money, they'd:

1. call tmobile and get the tzone's $5.99 plan (some social hacking is involved since they claim it does not exist but it does.. you just gotta push).
2. buy the phone unlocked
3. have an unlimited data plan that works on an unlocked iPhone, Blackberry and any Android phone

Comment I Did. and i freakin love it! (Score 3, Interesting) 311

i read a comment over at gizmodo that actually did seem to make sense.

google's release of the Nexus One is more of a raising the bar for other android hardware makers and in turn they didn't expect to sell tons of units or set the world on fire. rather, they are making other android handset makers step up their game to compete. plus, they can also test their device on a smaller carrier prior to unleashing it into the large boys like verizon and at&t.

just my .02 like always (cuz you know with the interwebz, we all have our .02, hehe).

oh yea, the fewer people that have the Nexus One, the better for me. makes me feel special. j/k.. i think we'll see the nexus one take off when it hits a bigger carrier like verizon later this spring.

Comment Re:Oh god (Score 2, Informative) 311

really? do people not realize that some of us on Tmobile have been grandfathered into amazingly cheap data plans such as the Tzones $5.99 unlimited data plan?
unlocked phones in the USA are always expensive. nothing new there.

lets see...
$5.99 x 12 = $71.88 / year for full data
$39.99 x 12 = $479,88 / year for full data

sure, i save a few hundred on teh cost of the device via subsidization but in that year i just increased my overall data service charges by $400. and we wonder why america is hurting financially. its about the long term of things and not being locked into a contract. i'll pay that $530 up front and keep my amazing plan. just my .02 on that.


Google's Nexus One, a Steal At $49 Unlocked? 311

gjt writes "I initially posted a piece ragging on the Nexus One. But then a commenter pointed out a problem with my initial logic, and after doing some math I concluded that the $529 unlocked/unsubsidized Google Nexus One gPhone is much cheaper than it appears to be. In fact it's only $49 over two years — and that's unlocked! Google likes to say that the Nexus One represents 'Our new approach to buying a mobile phone.' But it actually seems as though T-Mobile deserves most of the credit by providing a $20/month discount to customers who purchase an unsubsidized phone, a fact that didn't seem to get much attention when T-Mobile created the plan last October."

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 496


it did but depends on what your comparing; units vs overall sales. overall, gross sales it killed everything in revenue generated due to the fact that video games are that much higher priced than other media.

btw, i didn't buy Modern Warfare 2 and never said it was awesome just that the claim console video games are dying is absurd. if anything, its growing due to the casual market. us core gamers have always been a given but the casuals bring another sect to the game. sure, they won't buy games like us core gamers but they still buy games and were consumers that prior to this generatio may have never bought a video game (ie wii market).

Comment Re:No (Score 0, Redundant) 496

no kidding.

WTF are these people reading?? console gaming IS ANYWHERE FROM dying. pc gaming? now thats more relevant.

also, um anyone heard of this crazy thing called the world recession???

so modern warfare 2's largest launch in the history of media/movies/music means nothing?? yea, who pays these people? 12yr old gamers on 2ch would do a better analysis than these people (sure there may be a few flame wars started).

just my .02

Comment Re:Windows Media Center (Score 2, Informative) 536

agreed on MCE.

i've used many of the other DVR/PVR applications (MythTV, SageTV, Nero, etc) but none have worked as smoothly as Media Center, Windows 7 MCE really brings its A game. :)

i have a remote and IR blaster and mainly use mine to record just network tv; i can also easily access any of the recorded tv shows over my homegroup on any of my other Windows 7 laptops/netbooks and even my PS3.

MP4 movies look and work well inside of MCE too (atleast on Win7, vista had a few issues w/MP4/h264 codecs since it didn't support it natively). I run MCE on my HP laptop and use a MCE remote i got with my tuner card. Netflix plugin is really well done too.

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