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Comment Re:High end phones have always been $650 (Score 1) 329

the old model is dual core, also you can get these phones with local importer warranty if you don't mind paying an extra $50. Also this comes pre-rooted and there are alternate roms for it now. The good news is you can buy the phone "now" for around $200 and it comes with two batteries and a cover.

Comment Re:High end phones have always been $650 (Score 2, Informative) 329

Only idiots with to much money and no internet skills pay more than $400 for a so called high end phone. One of the guys at work recently purchased a 5.7" quad core IPS screen mobile from china for a little over $300 (Model# N7300, google it). I was thinking, naaw it will be a heap of crap, well it arrived and worked and not only that "it was pre-rooted". It played 720p mkv movies with no issues and has a dual sim and a SDCARD slot.

Comment Re:Two-edged sword? (Score 3, Interesting) 162

or the ISP's can copy what Google did in German, block all copyright material then watch the perpetrators of the legal action have a nervous break down when they realise they have just blown their own foot of with a 22mm canon. Media needs exposure to survive, even illegal downloaders assist in sales (most downloaders are also their biggest $$ customers). So when the media reps lose a major exposure channel trust me they start to hurt especially when they realise their advertising budget is now 5x higher to get the same income.
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Submission + - Etch-a-Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes, has died at 86 (geeksofdoom.com)

Xemu writes: "Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch-A-Sketch has died in Paris at the age of 86. The famous toy was actualized during the presidential campaign Etch-A-Gate when Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, began holding up Etch-A-Sketches during their rallies. The toy is pretty advanced as it is essentially a manually operated plotter with a built-in erasing system. Plenty of hacks out there exists to mod the plotter to draw greyscale robotically, turn it into a temperature logger etc. Thank you Andre!"

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