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Comment Re:Lower, try $50 (Score 1) 181

I can charge, copy a file and make a call at the same time. sometimes the copy fails though, its probably an issue with my noname microsd card. I think Windows 10 has abstracted these types of operations away enough that you can do as many types of read/write operations as you like as long as the hardware supports it.

Comment Lower, try $50 (Score 1) 181

I purchased my windows 10 phone for $50, unlocked. It sure is nice having a phone that a.) browses full websites with a modern browser (no webkit garbage) b.) works like a USB drive like iPhones used to (why did they remove this feature) c.) lasts more than a day on a charge.

Even nicer is I can drag and drop mp3s and flac to the device's microsd card and play them with the native media player. 128gb of storage on my phone for the total price of $100

Comment What Internet? (Score 5, Insightful) 365

All I see is a bunch of telecom fiefdoms expanding their influence. It was nice having an internet for a while, but TCP/IP was never built to enforce network neutrality, and you can't stop technology from breaking old protocols and extracting value from communication before that value can be delivered to the real intended recipient.

Deep Packet Inspection is Piracy. Return the favor.

Comment Re:Hemingway Quote (Score 2) 393

Stupid quote that doesn't apply. The reality is that no new PC hardware means no new PC sales.

Did IDC Predict that the newest GPUs would focus on energy efficiency, forsaking performance improvements; and it has been well over a year since Intel broke new performance ground? Even AMD hasn't released anything worth considering, unless your in the market for a budget pc, since the middle of last year.

Comment Re:50% of us have an iPhone (Score 1) 495

> tons of options in the settings

I'm not sure what you mean by "options" and "variety" or "balance", when I didn't even mention these. What exactly kind of "balance" are you even talking about?

Easy means presenting the *actual* device controls to you in an intuitive manner, that illustrate clearly how they interact with the device state. REAL intuitiveness, not pretend intuitiveness with paper folded corners and textured tabs and buttons that stick out. This is the UI bullshiting in your face.

Options in the settings for services I didn't even want to give to apps in the first place is a anti-pattern. Why would I even care what services and app can access? Why do I think my phone should be controlling things like social media account to be giving it out to apps?

Why can I restrict an App's access to my social media account (which I don't even have) but I can't restrict an individual app's access to the network?

This is useless bullshit, it's a lie. I'm sure you're happy with a lie because there's "tons of options in the settings".

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