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SparkFun Works to Build the Edison Ecosystem (Video)

ChunderDownunder Re:edison? (45 comments)

Elephants, too. Edison, you sadistic bastard!

RIP Topsy.

2 hours ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

ChunderDownunder Re:intel atom systems keep 32 bit systems around (127 comments)

Give Apple time, they have ARMv8 hardware shipping since late last year.

They'll soon enough release versions of iOS that only run on their A7 or higher.

yesterday
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

ChunderDownunder Re:It did? (127 comments)

Never trust anything that can't spit out a Makefile, or equivalent.

yesterday
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

ChunderDownunder Re:NPAPI plugins won't work at all in Chrome anywa (127 comments)

Good Riddance!

Chrome is handy for 'legacy' content but for flash's main deployment - videos, for day to day use, the HTML5 player in Firefox on Linux works well enough.

yesterday
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Chrome OS Can Now Run Android Apps With No Porting Required

ChunderDownunder Re:Android (128 comments)

The cynic in me suggests this is a pre-emptive strike against alternative open-source OSes Tizen and Firefox OS.

By utilizing a Chrome-only technology (NaCl), by value-adding, Google kills off Gecko and Webkit competitors running a pure HTML5 platform.

(Also stifling adoption of BB and Sailfish, which both include Android compatibility)

4 days ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

ChunderDownunder Heavy users? (362 comments)

If one sits inside all day watching pirated content instead of getting out in the sunshine and exercising, one is bound to put on a few kilograms!

about a week ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

ChunderDownunder Re:So if I... (362 comments)

As long as they keep showing Doctor Who on ABC1 within 24 hours of its UK release, all's well.

It'd be nice if the ABC did a deal with BBC online to mirror some of its geoblocked educational content such as foreign language learning. I'm not interested in streaming TV shows but learning a language for my next trip to Europe would be great.

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

ChunderDownunder Re:Switching to AMD (110 comments)

+5 Informative???

We're talking about mobile device SoCs here, where AMD don't even compete.

about two weeks ago
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Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina

ChunderDownunder Re:Probably just never stopped growing. (85 comments)

The same geniuses who decided that Brontosaurus, "thunder lizard" should be discarded for the bland terminology, Apatosaurus "deceptive lizard".

about two weeks ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

ChunderDownunder Re:Still having misery with Firefox. (220 comments)

Try a nightly desktop build with electrolysis enabled.

It's supposed to isolate each tab.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

ChunderDownunder Re:Intel (294 comments)

Caveat that Atoms with PowerVR graphics are to be avoided. We knew that.

But since the summary is about Haswell, one can assume Intel HD/Iris graphics.

about two weeks ago
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Post-Microsoft Nokia Offering Mapping Services To Samsung

ChunderDownunder here on fxOS (67 comments)

It didn't come bundled on the Flame but Nokia have made it available on Firefox Marketplace.

Which makes sense if it's all HTML 5 like Tizen.

about two weeks ago
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$33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

ChunderDownunder Re:33 Bucks?!? (83 comments)

Alcatel also makes a range of 'One Touch Fire' models that run Firefox OS.

The hardware is likely 99% identical to the Android models.

about two weeks ago
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$33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

ChunderDownunder Re:1 Billion Mobile Users? (83 comments)

I'd be skeptical in correlating the number of phones vs the number of users.

A number of countries on that list have more phones that people. I'm not sure the %age of folks that have more than 1 active handset...

about three weeks ago
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$33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

ChunderDownunder Re:Is it total shit like earlier Firefox OS phones (83 comments)

Maybe 'condemn' is the wrong word, then.

But they're complicit in bowing to 'the whims of the actual device manufacturers'. The device may run in 128MB in its Tarako config but the phone won't deliver an optimal experience.

I'm just reflecting that I can't imagine the difference in price between 128 and 256MB modules would be that huge in 2014. Even the $25 Rpi model A shipped with 256MB back in 2012.

Would a $38 phone sell any worse if a 256MB module were $5 extra?

about three weeks ago
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$33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

ChunderDownunder Re:Is it total shit like earlier Firefox OS phones (83 comments)

The Flame developer device is snappy enough but with way better specs.

Mozilla want to condemn the 'developing world' into using 128MB of RAM, which will obviously throttle performance.

I'd be curious to know how much half a gig would add to the price.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Cleans Up News Feed By Reducing Click-Bait Headlines

ChunderDownunder Have they (61 comments)

turned off Top Stories yet?

It's bullshit that one has to reset a boolean preference every few days for something no one wants.

about three weeks ago
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Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

ChunderDownunder Obligatory (239 comments)

Malamanteau, and the edit war that ensued.

Wiktionary is just as bad. They have a whole category devoted to words that exist but seemingly don't. If you want to put the kangamangus on those dotnoses, ozay; head to urban dictionary instead.

about three weeks ago
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Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World

ChunderDownunder Re:Misleading (129 comments)

I was expecting a discussion about Fremantle's win over Hawthorn on the weekend. :)

about a month ago

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Android forked, apps to run in Java SE

ChunderDownunder ChunderDownunder writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ChunderDownunder (709234) writes "Android not quite free enough? Dalvik sluggish? Concerned about the Harmony/Dalvik lawsuit? Can't run your favourite app on your desktop? IcedRobot will allow Android to run as a software stack on top of OpenJDK, the standard edition of Java (TM). The obvious target bringing Android compatibility to Meego but also to Windows/Linux/OS X desktops."
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