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Comment Re:Of Course. (Score 1) 357

Also the Android-x86 team and thousands of xda-developers, as well as CyanogenMod. I'm sure somebody can tweak the makefile a bit to reduce this to 8 GiB. Otherwise a lot of homebrew developers will need to continue their experiments with gingerbread until they can upgrade their build machine. Perhaps distributed computing could help?

Comment Re:Save your money. (Score 1) 371

Did you assume I was being sarcastic when I said the sweatshops reduce child prostitution? I'm not being hypocritical at all. I am a proponent of globalization. I have friends in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, and Guatemala. Admittedly those places are definitely not third world by any means with the exception of a few areas, but it is enough to, at least in my own opinion, grant me some insight. When I say friends I don't mean pretend Skype pen pal buddies from a distant land, but that I have traveled with, eaten with, sweat and bleed with, and even fell in love with these people. I know their entire life stories as intimately as I know my own. I am a American currently living in the United States and I agree with you that many people are completely wrong about many things, especially the well-to-do self-righteous folk. I know children that have to work and despite Western sentiments they are all extremely grateful to have the opportunity to do any kind of decent honorable paid employment nearly regardless of the working conditions. I would like to hear more of your beliefs and personal experiences. You can email me via my google profile:

Comment Re:Well this is some artificial bullshit. (Score 2) 183

Exactly. Its not to make email more safe its for profit. Its always about profit, this is supposed to be common knowledge. M$ plans to squeeze every drop of revenue they can from their total market monopoly on Office. The idea of the cheap plans is to get ya hooked enough to get you to buy the enterprise level ones. You need more than 500 emails? You must not be a small business! What YOU REALLY need is to upgrade for an extra $150 a month. People, I know we all hate spam but switch to a decent filter and stop letting it effect your slashdot posts. :-D

Comment Re:An OS that can't write to files? gimme a break (Score 1) 406

Dear damian2k, In my day there was no y2k all we had was 2k.. of ram, a BASIC interpreter, a keyboard, and a paper bound book of programs. the concepts in cosmos and similar managed execution systems are very much an operating system. its been tested with java for years. now they are working on redoing it in .NET. its gonna take awhile and a few abandoned projects to get this kind of code at critical mass.

Comment Open Hardware for Open Software (Score 1) 77

Am I to assume this is the long overdue open source hardware that was promised to compliment the OpenBTS software stack? Because last time I checked the OpenBTS hardware store's cheapest offering is $3,500.00 for a kit that I assume powers two devices with a range of 5 feet. Either something BIG has happened or Low-Cost is a relative assessment.

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