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Smartphone Screen Real Estate: How Big Is Big Enough?

Kashgarinn tyu657u5656756756uy67tu. (320 comments)

Bigger isn't better.

I had the big Samsung phone, and after the screen broke, I felt that it was too big.

I have a Xperia active now because I like the water resistance of it and tougher screen, battery life is a bit small, but ok if you're not gps recording activities for more than 4-5 hours per day.

The smaller screen is fine, mostly because for any real information gathering I use my Ipad.

I'd recommend to restrict to only what you really need for your phone, and then let a tablet work for the rest of your mobile IT needs.

about a year and a half ago
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Minority Report's Legacy of Terrible Interfaces

Kashgarinn Whiner. (305 comments)

All I see is one mans opinion on something he "feels" has been overdone. That's what I call whining.

You can whine about current state as much as you'd like, and you can mention texture and tactile feel technology, that doesn't exist and probably won't for the next 50 years all you want, but that won't change anything.

The interface design of the ipad for instance is incredibly useful, and the learned gestures make sense, complaining about it without offering anything real as an improvement just makes you look like an useless idiot.

about a year and a half ago
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Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1

Kashgarinn haters gonna hate (415 comments)

I'd be interested in seeing a youtube video of this in action if possible. Would be fun to see how you use it :)

about 2 years ago
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Chinese Supplier Gets Dumped By Apple For Fraudulently Using Underage Labor

Kashgarinn Hmm.. (206 comments)

Does anyone else think that this is just great advertising for Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics Co. : "We use children, so we're cheap, and have manufactured products for Apple, so we're top quality. Money-grubbing CEOs of the world, we're open for business. To the Olivers of the world, consider yourself at home in our large, secure lodgings with our banqueted 1 ration of glorious food 3 times a day, you're welcome to stay here."

about 2 years ago
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Jonathan Coulton Offers Some Gleeful Turnabout

Kashgarinn Re:Both songs suck. (157 comments)

The joke is that you take a rap song and create a pop song, that doesn't make it OK that it's a crap version.

If you want an example of great covers which are both jokes and incredibly excellent, just google "Weird Al"

This story is fun, and his response is excellent, but both the original and and glee version suck because you can hear from be bad composing that he laughed so hard at his own joke that he just made something shit, then asked everyone who listens "hey don't you think this is funny?" Which the proper response is : "Yes, but it kinda sucks as well, no way does it stand up as a real song which is fun to listen to."

about 2 years ago
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Pakistan Boycotting Call of Duty, Medal of Honor Games

Kashgarinn Re:best approach (220 comments)

does that count as the US supporting terrorism, by supporting Pakistan?

- Actually yes, yes it does. US supports terrorism and terrorize. For their own gain.

If there ever was a religious country with too many guns, too many insane people in positions of power, too many greedy politicians, too many corporations willing to crush foreign countries for personal gain.. You already know what country I'm talking about, right?

US is to be feared and avoided at all costs.

about 2 years ago
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The Android Lag Fix That Really Wasn't

Kashgarinn Re:Does it matter? (226 comments)

While that was a very nice argument, and even a legitimate hypothesis of what's going on, there's no corroboration to what is actually happening, so take this with a grain of salt if you start discussing this at your local watercooler. It sounds authoritative though, so you might get away with it if you have stupid colleagues.

about 2 years ago
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Toyota To Let People Ride In Self-Driving Prius

Kashgarinn Re:First self-driving crash - who to blame, or sue (282 comments)

Exactly, what will happen is that cars will still need a basic insurance of the car, and when 2 automatic cars have an accident, both insurance companies will have to take on the cost of repairing "their" car.

The benefits will almost conclusively be worth it as this will be a lessening of accidents across the board.

about 3 years ago
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Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

Kashgarinn rubbish. (289 comments)

This is marketspeek at its worst.

If someone starts to speak from a company, and has a label C*O then it's time to take any such crap and throw it into the trash. Comments like these shouldn't even be taken with a 40'-container-sized grain of salt, just throw it into the trash.

about 3 years ago
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Nokia Unveils Its First Windows 7 Phone

Kashgarinn Re:Nokia Whore 800 (349 comments)

No no, not fail.. they're just marketing it _exactly_ as it should be... the offspring of prostitution and cash.

about 3 years ago
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A Decade of Apple Oddities

Kashgarinn Re:Why so much Apple crap here lately? (204 comments)

Why did you post your crap reply to this thread? I'm not saying that you don't have the right to an opinion on anything posted on slashdot, but your replies are totally irrelevant and boring.

There's nothing special about your reply. It's a dumb comment, just like every other comment out there on slashdot. People have modded you up, and many of these "hacks" like you have nothing remotely interesting to say, even to us on slashdot who enjoy such "hacks" from time to time.

Can we please have some interesting replies here for once? Something not having to do with idiotic stances on what should or should not be posted on slashdot perhaps? Maybe something concerning the article itself in some way?

more than 3 years ago
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Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)

Kashgarinn Re:In other words, we should give up. (2247 comments)

You do realize that each state is as big as any country in europe? Do the countries in europe all pay to fund research to a single governing body, or do they decide themselves what to do with it?

I think Ron Paul is on to something. A lot of the things that the senate of the united states is doing it doesn't need to be doing. Ron paul is more about letting the states do the stuff, I just wish he'd make it more pronounced that he's not just interested in tearing things down just to be teared down.

It would be very good if this irongrip of the "united states" would be freed so the states could be more free in doing what they want to do.

more than 3 years ago
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Electrical Power From Humans

Kashgarinn Re:Application as a weight-loss device? (220 comments)

When/if the efficiency of this goes beyond muscular power.. will we then power our segways with this? "Up" is closer then it seemed...

more than 3 years ago
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Original Content Coming To YouTube?

Kashgarinn Re:How about fixing the interface first? (119 comments)

I would be fine with just one fix.. If you full-screen a video in a playlist that's playing automatically, make all the rest also auto-full-screen when they start.

Really annoys me when I have to stand up and fullscreen playlist videos..

more than 3 years ago
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Pi Computed To 10 Trillion Digits

Kashgarinn NA (414 comments)

Anyone know the function or formula used to calculate pi in this manner?

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Being 'Loyal' Pay As a Developer?

Kashgarinn a simple guideline. (735 comments)

Follow these instructions right now, don't read further then the step you've taken:

1) Find a coin

2) Decide what heads and tails will be

3) Flip the coin.

4) look at the result as the final result.

5) Are you happy with that result? If answer is yes, that's your decision. If answer is no, then pick the other option.

more than 3 years ago
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Ohio Supreme Court Drawn Into Magnetic Homes Case

Kashgarinn Re:Ceilings (462 comments)

They forgot to mention that their youngest daughter was hearing voices in the static she could talk to.

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Rules Boss's "Firing Contest" Created a Hostile Work Environment

Kashgarinn Re:The problem with the "I'm an asshole" boss (314 comments)

It's pretty simple, they need you to obey orders even though you hate the guy giving the orders, and even though you hate the orders.

Boot Camp is trying to emulate the worst case scenario when you're in the middle of combat, i.e. do the order that you're given, even though you don't really want to be there, you don't really want to kill some guy you don't know, and you think the officer is a dick.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook's Faces Trademark Suit Over Timeline

Kashgarinn Re:Maybe I'm Naive But.. (83 comments)

Did facebook actually trademark "Timeline"?

more than 3 years ago
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ODF 1.2 Is Approved

Kashgarinn Re:And who wrote the old format? (110 comments)

If we'd just be content with the status quo, we'd still be using quite a lot of these ideas: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-most-famous-scientific-theories-that-turned-out-to-be-wrong.php

It's one thing to complain that it's a hassle to change into a newer format, it's quite another to complain about progress.

Besides, if you really think it's _that_easy_ to create a data format that stands the test of time, go ahead: Make your own.

more than 3 years ago

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