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Atari Files For Bankruptcy

Flipao Re:game over... (127 comments)

The brand alone?, yes.

about a year and a half ago
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The Android Lag Fix That Really Wasn't

Flipao Re:Confirmation bias! (226 comments)

The lag was always obvious all the way up until ICS, where they introduced proper hardware acceleration for the UI (i.e. actually using triangles to render UI elements), however it was still not quite as good as it was on other platforms, they addressed this on Jelly Bean and the difference is pretty obvious to anyone who's used the same device on both versions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5E5revikUU

about a year and a half ago
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The Android Lag Fix That Really Wasn't

Flipao Re:Did you even read the thread you linked to? (226 comments)

The OP is simply yet another MS shill trying to spread the usual FUD.

Speaking from personal experience I own an Ipad 2 and a Nexus 4, the UI in the iPad 2 is smooth as silk as usual, the UI in the Nexus 4 is even better in terms of speed and responsiveness. Switching between applications is seamless and the UI will not drop a single frame.

The user experience in Android was lacking until Matias Duarte took over the UI, in modern phones it's as good if not better than anything on the market, period.

about a year and a half ago
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Tablet Shipments Will Finally Overtake Notebooks In 2013

Flipao Hey, whatever happened (66 comments)

To the "tablets are a fad" crowd?

They were a lot louder 2 years ago.

about a year and a half ago
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The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

Flipao Re:But Android is open (535 comments)

No, this was quite a lottle bit evil. As were all the various anticompetitive practices they've been into recently. Many of those have even been directly trying to bring down open source competition, like deliberately polluting OpenStreetMap's data.

They're just so evil, I mean can you imagine how much better things would be if that stupid Android hadn't showed up?, we'd all be using phones made by Apple or running Windows, now those are companies you want to support, who on earth would want an Open Source OS to be relevant in a consumer market for once, that's preposterous.

And the OpenStreetMap data, it's so clear that this goes to the highest levels of the company.... oh wait.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/17/2714044/google-contractors-sacked-vandalism-openstreetmap

Sometimes it pays off to have some fucking perspective, here's an obnoxious smiley face right back atcha *:)*

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Phone OS Unveiled

Flipao Re:Video and first thoughts. (248 comments)

What does it bring new to developers that isn't there in Android?

Real openness?

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health?

All right, fair enough, but appart from sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health; what have the Romans ever done for us?

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Phone OS Unveiled

Flipao Re:Video and first thoughts. (248 comments)

What does it bring new to developers that isn't there in Android?

Real openness?

The AOSP is perfectly open, you're more than welcome to grab the source and do with it as you please, like Amazon did. The license doesn't require you to publish the full source code but it doesn't prevent you from doing so either.

This allows Android distributions like Replicant to exist. Currently 4 OSs dominate the smartphone market, Android, Blackberry OS, iOS and Windows Phone. You'd think people would show a little apreciation for the fact that the dominant OS is the only Open OS out of the bunch.

Instead they come here and spew bile.

about a year and a half ago
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Want a Job At Google? Better Know Microsoft Office!

Flipao Talk about overreacting (243 comments)

An article showed up yesterday talking about Google's plans for Docs on the enterprise and I guess someone got upset because that's 2 articles so far today of complete non news praising the wonders of MS Office.

about 2 years ago
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VLC For Windows 8 Reaches $65,000 Funding Goal On Kickstarter

Flipao Re:VLC (210 comments)

No, you need to be a developer. With Metro, it's Microsoft's way or the highway.

about 2 years ago
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VLC For Windows 8 Reaches $65,000 Funding Goal On Kickstarter

Flipao Re:VLC (210 comments)

It does if you can't give it its intended use because the app you need is not being approved.

Furthermore, should Microsoft ever manage to turn Metro/Windows Store into a dominant platform, it could use its leverage to (for example) keep Open Source software out its app store.

about 2 years ago
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New EU-Wide Patent System Approved

Flipao Re:If we want something fixed we have to break it (75 comments)

Do you mean you want to turn the whole tech industry into SCO like IP zombies? are you insane? What we need patent and copyright reform, not a dark age.

Right now, there are people salivating at the concept of a free for all patent system, because they think a business model based exclusively on patent licensing is both lucrative and sustainable. At the same time there is a complete lack of action from lawmakers because right now the tech industry is thriving. It's not going to be until it costs more to license a patent than it does to make something out of it that people will come to their senses.

about 2 years ago
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New EU-Wide Patent System Approved

Flipao If we want something fixed we have to break it 1st (75 comments)

I honestly hope the patent wars continue to escalate until the only people making any money in the tech industry are the lawyers.

I hope things get so bad that when all is said and done, patent-mania makes tulip-mania look like a small price fluctuation.

about 2 years ago
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Nationwide Google Fiber Deployment Would Cost $140 Billion

Flipao Re:Nightmare (327 comments)

It'd be the death of porn as we know it :(

about 2 years ago
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Nokia Selling Its Headquarters To Raise Funds

Flipao Re:Queue the slashdot Nokia/MSFT hating. (186 comments)

This is SLASHDOT. We are BIAS.

You mean the company that single handedly set the web back at least five years and has been criminally convicted for anti competitive behavior and the company that is being run into the ground by the 8th largest shareholder of the previously mentioned company?

Gee, I wonder why anyone would hate them.

about 2 years ago
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Hello, I'm a Mac. And I'm a $248 Win8 PC.

Flipao Let's nip this one in the bud (642 comments)

The Laptop Hunters campaign is almost 4 years old, and completely irrelevant in this day and age when we're talking about perception of value, it costs just over $300 to buy into Apple's ecosystem and even less to buy into Google's..

I find it interesting that this tidbit was glossed over.

However, the scene wasn’t so rosy for Microsoft at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, where analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray and team observed and tabulated traffic and sales at Microsoft and Apple stores. Microsoft saw 47 percent less foot traffic than the Apple Store did, and far fewer sales — 3.5 items per hour, compared with 17.2 items per hour at the Apple Store, as reported by Fortune’s Philip Elmer-Dewitt. Most of the items purchased from the Microsoft Store were Xbox 360 games. During the two hours that the Piper Jaffray team observed the Microsoft Store, they didn’t see any Microsoft Surface tablets being purchased.

about 2 years ago
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DuckDuckGo - Is Google Playing Fair?

Flipao Bullshit, FUD (178 comments)

Takes 3 clicks on Chrome: 1 - Right click on the DuckDuckGo search bar 2 - Click "use as search engine" 3 - Click ok You're also asked to choose a search engine when you install it.

about 2 years ago
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The Empire In Decline?

Flipao Re:"Walled gardens" are in (488 comments)

You're confusing 'no walls' with 'walls with a gate'. Android is most certainly walled on anything that matters, the wall just has a gate. Ubuntu for all intents and purposes isn't worth talking about as no one cares enough to run it at this point in time.

You're hiding behind semantics, Android users can install apps on their own. Windows Phone and iOS users have to go through the App Store. If the checkbox bothers you there are builds that don't have it, that's the beauty of Open Source. As far as Ubuntu goes, it's a very popular distribution with developers.

about 2 years ago
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Gabon Suspends Me.ga Domain, Dotcom Says "We Have Alternative Domain"

Flipao Re:Welcome to obamaworld (212 comments)

I really like how the Republicans always want to let "the market" take care of things, then it fails and we have to bail banks out with public money. A system based purely on greed and search for profit is as unsustainable as a pure communist doctrine.

You keep chasing that carrot though.

about 2 years ago

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