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Comment How? (Score -1, Troll) 85

Having a device that's now confiscated before flying associated with the name Note is not going to go away. It's best for Samsung to drop the Note brand name and just expand their S device to a larger form factor.

I've been a happy Note owner for years, 3 different versions but when the specs on the Note 7 came out I saw it as a loser, too thin, too little battery life and I have to use mine on many flights. I've now had to show multiple flight attendants and gate agents that "no, this is a Note 6, not a Note 7." Sorry, next upgrade will be an LG for me and the Note is dead to me.

Comment Billions wasted (Score 1) 245

All you have to say is "we missed it?" Come on Microsoft it's not like you can write off all those billions of dollars invested and say you missed it. Oh you mean you fucked up your execution? That I'll believe more. You had a strategy, remember Windows CE and it's derivatives which morphed into Windows Mobile? Yeah you remember those, platforms without real developer tools and you couldn't debug on? Those platforms that made any effort painful and then you'd pull support for them. Yeah I remember those days. Then you told everybody that you had fixed it. Some came back but most went off on to this IOS and Android thingy, they had tools and a lot better support from their respective houses. They didn't tie you to cumbersome APIs where you tried to tie Win32 to everything. They flourished, you died. So you didn't miss it, you just couldn't execute.

Comment Re:Cable Companies LIE to keep you... (Score 1) 250

I have three ISPs one with fiber, two broadband to my home. My fiber provider was VZ FIOS now it's Frontier FIOS which from a business relationship perspective was going from an alligator to a crocodile. I've already cut my TV subscription (Sling user here) and they indeed said "oh your Internet will go up." to which I replied "good, you're fired." and they back-peddled. I realize a lot of this is the content providers (Comcast, Viacom etc.) but shit how many news channels do we need anyway, besides i get local news networks fine and I don't really care what NBC,MSNBC,CNN,CNNHeadlineNews have to offer.. Cronkite is dead FFS!

Comment Re:Close the door! (Score 1) 395

Where's a payphone at? Those roadside call boxes? Yes having a cell phone opens up a world of snooping and smart phones with locked in apps (such as facebook) that have the ability to track your every movement, text, phone call and contact.

Gee, modern technology is so wonderful.

Comment Re:Now what about all the other S apps? (Score 1) 70

No, it's all about extending their market brand. Yes there's apps that are great for functionality and productivity, like S Pen but others are like so much detritus unless you root and remove it . At that point you may as well go full bore and get rid of your carrier/samsung provided O/S and go custom ROM but then again you'll lose features that your carrier provides or that Samsung only provide in their distribution.

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