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Crunch Time For WebOS, BlackBerry

GilliamOS Re:Small Window of Opportunity For WebOS (178 comments)

When I got my Pre in July 2009, I thought it was light years ahead of Apple and Android on the intuitiveness and on many levels, it still is. The card system is bliss, the notification system is easy to use, understand, and operate, and the OS never crashed. The Touchstone will always be my favorite perph as I could assign any number of macros to my phone when I placed it on to disable data and notifications for nighttime when I didn't need to be bothered with emails. Where they failed is in hardware. The original Pre should've been the Pre Plus, with the next step being something even bigger and better than what the Pre 2 is. It's too little, too late, and they will be irrelevant by 2012. We were promised Flash support by February *last* year, the app catalog is a failure in many fronts, and the overall build quality of the device left a lot to be desired. Oh, and if you plan on using your device after you transfer the service to a new phone, you have to cripple the device beyond use to use it. No more OTA updates, even over WiFi, no app catalog at all, and no calls ever again. Stupid.

more than 3 years ago
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Software Now Un-Patentable In New Zealand

GilliamOS New Zealand is looking to be a better (221 comments)

place to live everyday. The took away farm subsidiaries and now they have four times the output. No more patenting ideas that you will never try to build and sell, only to sue some other poor soul who's trying to make his life better. Not to mention the climate of NZ looks quite appealing. Imagine where touch tech would be today if some dipshit in the 80's hadn't locked it up in patents? The touch tech of the movies could already be common place.

more than 4 years ago
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Porn Sites More Infected Than Thought

GilliamOS Just like in real life... (170 comments)

You might catch something playing the field if you don't use protection!

more than 4 years ago
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Doctors Seeing a Rise In "Google-itis"

GilliamOS I have a feeling (368 comments)

That is has been a problem of sorts since the bombardment of TV and print ads for Rx drugs. Why do they feel they need to advertise them? You can't just go and buy them OTC.

more than 4 years ago
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Palm App Catalog Glitch Locks Out WebOS Users

GilliamOS I was kind of hoping for an quasi-Apple change (36 comments)

They always take their store down when they launch a new product or drastic changes. I was hoping Palm was doing the same. A minor inconvenience is all it was at best. Oh noes, I can't buy an app for 2-3 hours!!! zOMG call in the military!

more than 4 years ago
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Car Hits Utility Pole, Takes Out EC2 Datacenter

GilliamOS It's failure on multiple levels (250 comments)

Amazon for not load-testing their emergency backup power on a regular basis, not having more than one connection the power grid, and the power grid for not having redundancies. Our aging power grid is really beginning to show on so many levels that this is going to become a lot more common over the coming years.

more than 4 years ago
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HP's Slate To Be Replaced By WebOS Tablet?

GilliamOS Re:Meh (170 comments)

It's a damn tablet! Not every bloody piece of technology is supposed to be able to have something to do with Linux. You want Linux on your tablet? Too bad, go buy a Netbook. You Linux users get right on my nerves most of the time: 'Is this microwave open standards compliant?' 'Is this toaster open source?' 'Does anybody know where I can get a Linux compatible table lamp?' 'Has anyone tried installing Linux on an alarm clock?' I tells you it never ends!

more than 4 years ago
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HandBrake Abandons DivX As an Output Format

GilliamOS I haven't used DIVX in years (619 comments)

I stopped downloading it on the torrent sites because I never found a quality encode job that was worth the bandwidth. Meh, formats come and go in favor of better more modern solutions. I think the bigger note here is that HandBrake now supports 64-bit processor encoding.

more than 4 years ago
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The Great Ethanol Scam

GilliamOS Living in Iowa... (894 comments)

It's next to impossible to find a gas station that does not have Ethanol in it's fuel. It doesn't help that two huge ADM plants are with in 90 minutes of where I live. Regardless, there is a single Shell station in the area that has 93 octane V-power that is without ethanol. The cost different of $0.30/gal is offset by the noticeable decrease in fuel consumption, increased power, and smoothing the idle. Yes, my car is tuned to require at least 91 octane.

more than 5 years ago
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Finnish Guy Gets Prosthetic USB Finger Storage

GilliamOS Disgusting (113 comments)

Simply put. Must not go through security checks or metal detectors often either.

more than 5 years ago
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Nintendo's Miyamoto On Innovation, Wii Ambitions

GilliamOS Dejà Vué All Over Again (263 comments)

I feel this discussion probably happened when the upgrade from SNES to N64 occurred. Back then, who could think of the next big revolution in gaming now that it was 3D? They will find something new, no doubt. Just a matter of how long of a gap between Wii and the new generation console.

more than 5 years ago

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Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

GilliamOS GilliamOS writes  |  more than 4 years ago

GilliamOS (1313019) writes "Living in Iowa, escaping corn is no easy feat; Escaping Monsanto is even harder. Every farmer I know and have talked to say they cannot escape them, even if they give them no business. They are to farming what Microsoft is to computers, except they are allowed to kill, poison, and pollute on a scale that can make even the least of us concerned about the environment cringe. Allowed by the US Patent system, they have turned seed research that used to done by public universities into IP and patented technology, and they stop at nothing to protect their seeds. Saving seeds, a practice that allowed farmers to ensure they can plant crops in the next season, is no longer permitted. They are the inventors of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Dioxin, two of the most toxic non-military chemicals known to man, yet they also control some 90% of our seed for crops."
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