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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.

yesterday
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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.

3 days 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...

4 days 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?

4 days 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.

4 days 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 a week 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 two 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 two weeks ago
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ICANN Offers Fix For Domain Name Collisions

ChunderDownunder Re:Dot Thirty (101 comments)

If you are going to use Roman numerals why not just host in the virgin islands?

Of course you might have users searching for info about their favourite text editor. :)

about two weeks ago
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Project Aims To Build a Fully Open SoC and Dev Board

ChunderDownunder Re:linux (47 comments)

which probably says more about a JS-based emulator in a browser than the platform itself.

No qemu support yet?

about two weeks ago
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Injecting Liquid Metal Into Blood Vessels Could Help Kill Tumors

ChunderDownunder Re:When asked for his thoughts... (111 comments)

History of cinema - T2 was a seminal work of the late 20th century.

In the context of 'liquid metal', Robert Patrick's portrayal of a next generation terminator was certainly on-topic, if shooting for a "Funny" moderation.

about three weeks ago
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Injecting Liquid Metal Into Blood Vessels Could Help Kill Tumors

ChunderDownunder Re:When asked for his thoughts... (111 comments)

Offtopic??? Mods need to learn some history.

He was the liquid metal bad guy in T2: Judgement Day.

about three weeks ago
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Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving

ChunderDownunder Re:Why? (110 comments)

He should get in touch with Mozilla to commercialise the idea.

They have a 'stumbler' application to map the world using wifi. Create a campaign to map neighbourhoods by kitty!

https://location.services.mozi...

about three weeks ago
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Google Sells Maine Barge For Scrap

ChunderDownunder Barges sink... (79 comments)

If Google really wanted to troll the United States, they could always buy Grand Manan Island from New Brunswick.

It's a mere 15km away from the Maine coast in the Bay of Fundy but in Canadian waters.

about a month ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ChunderDownunder Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (315 comments)

So a decade ago I would have told you to learn php and apply for a job at facebook?

about a month ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ChunderDownunder Re:Since when is... (315 comments)

Pacific Time, USA could mean a bunch of islands in Oceania. e.g. Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands etc.

about a month ago
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seL4 Verified Microkernel Now Open Source

ChunderDownunder Re:Don't tell HURD (82 comments)

I think they already tried and failed to port to L4, giving up because HURD was too mach-specific.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

ChunderDownunder Re: low end Android tablets now $59 (113 comments)

Will recycling centres still accept your stomped-on dusty chips?

Security for the paranoid is one thing, being eco-friendly in terms of rare-earth contamination of landfill is another.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

ChunderDownunder Re:Advice: Android Device Manager (113 comments)

I guess it's down to whether you're still using the 'stock' ROM or not but wouldn't wiping the partitions via Recovery suffice?

(Probably a quick-format so the ones and zeros are still there?)

about a month ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

ChunderDownunder Not just mothers... (155 comments)

My eldest brother has asthma.

My Dad smoked. He gave up before his second child was conceived. The rest of us don't have asthma.

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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