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Comment I Stopped Using Custom ROMs (Score 1) 215

I used custom ROMs ~ from Android 2.1 until Android 4.2. Eventually I noticed that unless you use a Galaxy or Nexus device, your ROM will probably never get updated and your uncommon hardware may get burned out early (I've lost many wifi / gps / bluetooth / 3g-4g chipsets that way). Since 4.2 I've let the phone remain stock from whatever company offers frequent updates and little bloat. I would buy a Nexus or Pixel but they have always missed the mark for the kind of hardware I want. The Nexus 6 was to huge and expensive. The Nexus 4 and 5 were unimpressive. The pixel is ridiculously overpriced. While I don't use custom ROMS anymore I can definitely see the value in them. They fix things which manufacturers break when customizing Android. Custom ROMs also offer things which vanilla Android doesn't. Custom ROMS usually perform much better. When it comes to Android phones I don't have company loyalty. So far my household has gone through two Motorolas, two Sonys, a Blu, three Samsungs (never again), two HTC, two LG, and one Amazon. If you include Android tablets I've also had a Lenovo (never again), an Nvidia, and a Huawei. If I had to pick favorites it would be nvidia, Motorola (before Lenovo) and Sony.

Comment Re:No decent new Android tablet in the last year (Score 2) 127

The Pixel C costs more than my gaming PC. For that price I might as well buy a Surface. Not only that, the Pixel C is built with a (at this point) 2 year old processor. It's not 16:9 or 16:10. I really, really need a new Android tablet but it will not be the Pixel C.

Comment Re: complaints relatively incorrect? (Score 2) 231

What I'm hearing is "I want to use the keyboard a very specific way that the Surface Keyboard doesn't do" and "I have a problem with Java 6". It's like complaining that the 2 door car you bought doesn't have 4 doors. Why not buy the 4 door car then? I'm saying that I'm very happy with my Surface Pro. The only thing which could make me happier is a better GPU.

Comment Re:Convergence devices suck anyway..... (Score 3, Interesting) 231

Disclaimer: I don't like Microsoft, but I like the Surface Pro. All of your complaints are relatively incorrect. I've never had a problem typing on the keyboard cover. You can scale the font-size or set the display to a different resolution. >= Four hours of battery life running a full-fledged OS is, for me, much better than a battery which can last all day but can't do half the stuff I need it to. Who is using it that far away from some kind of charging device for more than 4 hours? I can run multiple VMs at a time or run full windows-based games on it, such as The Division. I've never had any issues with waking from sleep and the reboot isn't long, it's a minor quantity of seconds. Personally I have no issue with tethering to my phone for data. Finally, the Surface (not pro) has an option for built in LTE and gets better battery life, but is admittedly much slower.

Comment Re:Slashvert... (Score 2) 51

Ooookay... that still tells me nothing. "In the cloud" could mean replicated on one server, it could mean several servers, it could mean several different recovery zones. It could mean raid none, it could mean raid several, it could mean extra raid. It could mean offsite backups. It could mean fire sprinkled or not, underground and subject to flooding, high airflow vs no airflow...

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