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Comment Re: Other than Brother... (Score 1) 386

i went the other way. after years of struggling with compatibility of printer/scanner drivers for linux (canon, epson, kodak, samsung, xerox), reduced feature sets (on linux) and fiddling with drying ink cartridges, i bought a semi-expensive HP LaserJet and never looked back. the thing is like a tank.

* works over network, INCLUDING scanning
* under linux, it supports everything to the same extent as it does under windows AND some features are even better
* i can print from anywhere in the world by just emailing the document to HP
* if i don't print anything for 2 months, i don't have to deal with dried ink cartridges
* when there was a bug in the driver (binary blob was incompatible with the open driver shipped with ubuntu), i emailed HP and within 2 days they updated the blob the driver downloads

Comment Re:Then again (Score 1) 74

who shat in your porridge today? i have a 5 year old galaxy s2 with cyanogenmod and i'm on my 3rd battery. however, I have colleagues and friends and they DO replace phones every time battery starts losing its capacity. simply because it isn't user replaceable, they're not gonna fiddle with screwdrivers to replace it, and the only replacement battery you can buy is a cheap chinese knock-off on ebay. samsung/motorola/etc do NOT sell original batteries for these phones and they don't let you ask the official repair centre to replace it even if you pay them.

Comment Re:Wireless earpods with HQ audio (Score 1) 274

i can tell the difference between 128 Kbps and 320 Kbps mp3 (often even 192 and 320). i cannot tell the difference between 320 Kbps mp3 and FLAC even on high quality speakers. when i blindtested this with other people, nobody could tell the difference between FLAC and 320 Kbps mp3. this is on very expensive speakers and amplifier i bought from a recording studio that closed down. you will never convince me you can tell the difference while wearing tiny plastic earplugs assembled by sleep deprived suicidal foxconn child labour.

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