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Comment Software support from Samsung (Score 1) 27

Don't expect Samsung's support of Tizen to be similar to how Google supports/develops Android and Nexus devices. As a former user of Bada (which Tizen supposedly evolved from), support for an OS by Samsung will be similar to how they support firmware for their phones and TV's at the moment: you will get one major update (two if you're lucky) and that's about it.

When the next Tizen release arrives, expect your device to be incompatible to it and, hence, not be supported anymore.

Comment Screen quality? (Score 1) 177

The Nexus 4 had inferior color rendering to the LG Optimus G, even if the screen and GPUs of both phones are exactly the same. You had to root the N4 and recalibrate the colors just to get close to the rendering quality of the G2.

I hope Kitkat gives users the capability to calibrate color settings in the same manner that LG flat panel TV's can be calibrated.

Comment "Or around 200,000 Blu-ray movie rips..." (Score 1) 79

This assumes a blu-ray movie is 20GB, which it is not. From Wikipedia:

"Conventional (pre-BD-XL) Blu-ray Discs contain 25 GB per layer, with dual layer discs (50 GB) being the industry standard for feature-length video discs."

Hyperbole is good but should not be at the expense of the truth.

Submission + - Philippines Passes a Cybercrime Act worse than SOPA/PIPA (

It's the tripnaut! writes: The dark days of SOPA and PIPA are behind the US, at least temporarily as copyright tycoons reground and restrategize, attempting to come up with measures that don’t cause the entire internet to shut down in protest.

But one country has already moved ahead with similar legislation. The government of the Philippines has passed the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which on the surface, as usual, sounds perfectly well-intentioned. But when you read the actual contents of what’s been deemed “cybercrime,” SOPA’s proposed censorship sounds downright lax by comparison.

Submission + - Penis Size Study in 113 Countries Shows Who Comes Out on Top 1

An anonymous reader writes: Wondering how you and your country measure up? The United States came in at 5 inches; Australia came in at 5.2 inches. At the top of the list were the Congo, whose men boasted an average of 7.1 inches. Closely following them were Ecuadorians at 7.0 inches, Ghanaians at 6.8 inches;and Colombians at 6.7 inches.

Comment Re:Get ready (Score 1) 1706

Pat downs and body scanners are coming to the movie theaters.

This happens all the time in the Philippines, from office buildings to shopping malls to theme parks. Typically, any commercial establishment also has a security guard armed with at least a shotgun and a handgun; banks get to have guards with assault rifles.

And no, we don't get shooter incidents like what happens every so often in the West.

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