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Comment Re:Uses for Opensolaris (Score 3, Informative) 198

For my 64 bit machine, both opensolaris and gcc-2.95.3 and the ancient software will install/compile seamlessly, including my T61 laptop. I have installed it on an older 32 bit ubuntu install, but the old software doesn't like linux very much, and will not compile under any other gcc either. Opensolaris works just fine for it though, especially considering that the old software was developed for unix in the early 90's anyway. I just really don't want to get into modifying the gcc configure files that would allow gcc 2.95.3 to be compiled on a newer 64 bit machine with linux on it.

Comment App Space (Score 1) 568

I really wonder why Android OS so disdains opening up external/more memory for the storage of apps. It seems like this would be such a strong selling point. Since they are adhering to that "policy" so closely, I suppose there is some strong reasoning behind it (security "sandboxing" of some sort?). In my opinion, this prejudices consumers toward the iPhone and also impels people more toward rooting their devices to get that, obviously strongly desired, app-space control.

I have the G1, with which I am wholly satisfied, and not all that hungry to "trade-up" from, especially with the "super non-wowing power" of such limited app storage space, on "groundbreaking" devices. I mean, 190MB of total app space, given the average smartphone app size, I guess isn't an absolute deal breaker, but why the cap man?

This seems like it is limiting the impact of the Android Market and Android developers to reach end users as well. This seems like a real strategic weak point to me; seem so to anyone else?

If you love the Android, set it free; if it comes back it was meant to be...(If it comes back as an evil, hacked, perversion of its former self...also, probably, meant to be...)

Comment Re:This is... (Score 1) 674

When I worked in the oilfields we had a natural gas fired engine running a compressor. My boss made a deal with some company that had us put magnets on the fuel intake. The idea was that the molecules of the natural gas would line up in some fashion that would get the engine better economy, but of course, it didn't work (but they sure made a good pitch for it).

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