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Android Hits 73% of Global Smartphone Market

EvilBudMan Re:Suck it! (601 comments)

Yeah, it pretty much made everyone mad. I always thought /. should have a troll mod.

about a year and a half ago
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AdTrap Aims To Block All Internet Advertising In Hardware

EvilBudMan Re:Cool (295 comments)

Yeah that's too much.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Wants To Be a Wireless Carrier

EvilBudMan Re:I think it's a mistake (151 comments)

Horizontal integration is a monopoly not vertical. I thought everyone knew that.

Damn, too early in the morning to tell even a half decent joke.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Wants To Be a Wireless Carrier

EvilBudMan Re:Shut up and take my money (151 comments)

We'll the government does that tracking anyhow. So why not? That one thing that makes Google successful as their ads are less intrusive and therefore more effective. I would trust them more with my data than let's say any other third party.

about a year and a half ago
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Android Hits 73% of Global Smartphone Market

EvilBudMan Re:Suck it! (601 comments)

We''l the one thing the SIII copies from Apple is it being closed up more than older Android software. I've noticed this starting from ICS on. I just don't like being charged double for 32 gig of memory when I could probably pay +/- $20 for a 32 gig vs. a 16 gig card at Amazon.

Other than that I have messed with an SIII and it is great BUT I own an LG Optimus with 2.2.2 on it and new apps still work just fine. A 4.3" screen vs. a 4.8". A 1.0 ghz dual core vs. a 1.5 ghz dual core in the SIII (in the US){I think it has a Quad core in other countries}. Mine has HDMI out with a cable. I dunno how to that with an SIII. The 2) 3D cameras on an Optimus and no camera button sucks a little.

BUT you are correct. Apple's insistence on making their phones out of aluminum instead of good ole injection molded plastic is good in theory but not in practice. This makes them slower to change in the long run.

about a year and a half ago
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The Empire In Decline?

EvilBudMan Re:Still going (488 comments)

Where Microsoft actually has a monopoly is in small businesses at least with their servers. You know small businesses are getting rarer than rocking horse poop.

about a year and a half ago
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The Empire In Decline?

EvilBudMan Re:Still going (488 comments)

I see this too AND Exchange+Outlook CAN be broken. So Microsoft better keep trying to come up with some new stuff that people might actually want.

about a year and a half ago
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AdTrap Aims To Block All Internet Advertising In Hardware

EvilBudMan Cool (295 comments)

All I can say is how much does it cost and can it be circumvented?

about a year and a half ago
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Major Backlash Looms For Apple's New Maps App

EvilBudMan Re:Obvious troll is obvious (466 comments)

I agree it can't be worth a crap since it leaves much out.

about a year and a half ago
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Major Backlash Looms For Apple's New Maps App

EvilBudMan Re:Obvious troll is obvious (466 comments)

a) Doesn't Google navigation have this? I don't think you are really going to want to use your phone for sat nav unless you a walking in an unfamiliar city. Otherwise I would just use what is built into my car to tell me to turn here and there and so on.

about a year and a half ago
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Major Backlash Looms For Apple's New Maps App

EvilBudMan Re:So much for "It Just Works" (466 comments)

Amazon has the instructions all over their site, but maybe it ought to be explained when you set up your phone. If I need music that Android Play doesn't have for download or even Amazon (like certain band such as AC DC aren't on even iTunes) I can then order the CD of practically any artist I want fro Amazon.

It appears to be a war between Apple and everybody else which Apple seems to be winning now on profit. Google, Amazon, many cell phone makers and many others are against Apple and together can Apple sue them all out of business?

IMO Apple has always been the bad guy by locking down everything since the Apple II. Are people really that dumb? My 2 year old Android actually will do more than this walled up Apple except it might be 5% nicer in build quality but not power or price, screen size, processor speed and it just works IF you just stick with Amazon on the sideloading thing. They work a little different and it really amounts to people not wanting any hand holding at all and Apple provides that. With Android there is a little more tinkering, but if you take the time you really get a better machine for less money.

about a year and a half ago
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IDT and Intel Join Forces For Wireless Charging

EvilBudMan Well what about a.... (87 comments)

Wireless extension cord. Everyone wants one an Intel could make billions.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Employees Find 60 Security Holes In Adobe Reader

EvilBudMan Re:PDFs (164 comments)

Wasn't about 3 Whitworth wrenches capable of removing an Engine from a Centurion tank? We'll that and a hammer.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Employees Find 60 Security Holes In Adobe Reader

EvilBudMan Re:PDFs (164 comments)

This reply is about your ratchets. Believe me the same thing is happening with mechanical stuff. Just look at the number of times Apple has changed fasteners on their iPhone so you can't open it without buying another tool. It's all part of the plan to keep you in the fold.

about a year ago
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Dremel-Based Project Accepted As Apache Incubator

EvilBudMan Re:I dunno (45 comments)

Point taken.

about a year ago
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Dremel-Based Project Accepted As Apache Incubator

EvilBudMan I dunno (45 comments)

Why isn't anyone on topic with this? Who cares what the name is? It's a case of knowing that we can do something, but my question is should we? Should an open source project want to reduce privacy even more so than it is now? Ask yourself that because I read the article and that along with face recognition in Facebook is taking the advertising stuff a little further than what I would think it needs to go to be useful.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Protecting Data From a Carrington Event?

EvilBudMan What About Stone Tablets? (386 comments)

They seem to have a long life span if you bury them right.

about a year and a half ago

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This is it.

EvilBudMan EvilBudMan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

The end seems like it's coming. We need to have more to do. I'm still here but it's not good. The economy still sucks and future job prospects don't look that promising. Damn I made a mistake that day I packed my first lunch. I can't get welfare now for sure. Still slowly trucking and I really need another truck and fast.

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It's looking Bad.

EvilBudMan EvilBudMan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

The economy seems real bad right now. Just having the time to post this makes me wonder how long this ship is going to float. She's listing badly and I'm afraid were going to have to abandon ship. With so many sharks in the water, I hope my rickety lifeboat and provisions hold up until I can be rescued.

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