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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

MrDoh! Worst of everything (241 comments)

it looks terrible, doesn't have apps, compatibility (fixable), other company support, dev loving. I get that some beancounter is probably saying "hey, we pay Google 5 bucks per phone, if we didn't have to pay that, we'd make more profit", but breaking everything isn't the solution. And how they ignore their users for years over touchwiz, I'm not too trusting that Tizen will give users what they want. It /can/ be fixed a bit, by making a Cyanogenmod like version of it, release the base code somewhere, like ASOP for Android, and it would get some love from the dev community I'm sure. But will/can samsung set it free? From past experience they want everything kept very close.

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

MrDoh! Cheaper option, Google Cardboard (74 comments)

Heck, can even order a 'nice' version from Amazon for 20 bucks, drop in your phone, done, you've got a VR headset. Pretty amazing how well it actually works.

about two weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

MrDoh! Sounds fair (437 comments)

Usually jump all over new ROM's, new OS updates, all part of the fun. Though... I'm still not sure about this new Material look to everything. Running on a AMOLED, and rarely go outside, I prefer the black background, holo look. So... the 'xp feel' is spot on, I'm in a good place, everything works, and it looks good.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

MrDoh! Very nice Sony design (391 comments)

Been missing seeing Sony design something that looks good. Make a phone in this formfactor, size and all (bigger battery, better camera sensor, better grip), and I'd be all over it. Bored of slivers of steel when you can get something like that.

about three weeks ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

MrDoh! Re:It only takes one ... (381 comments)

Yup, only takes one person holed up in their bunker, seeing the gubmint trying to take their guns away for it to turn... well, as these things usually go. Though I suspect the police storming the compound might take a bit more care than usual.

about 3 months ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

MrDoh! Re:Who's in charge? (279 comments)

You know, WHO. Communism was just a *ahem* red herring.

about 3 months ago
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Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday

MrDoh! Re:IE 6? (63 comments)

Checking our weblogs, I'm still amazed how many people out in the wild are using ie6, and have avoided windows update. Ok, it's only a few % out of the full amount but still a few thousand machines that must be malware heaven.

about 4 months ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

MrDoh! Later versions (65 comments)

Recent versions were tested on youtube comments but someone forgot to turn it off.

about 4 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

MrDoh! Re:The WHO (478 comments)

Wife's family would read this and laugh before heading out to the club. Large Cuban family, the 'baby' of her aunts and uncle is 81 and there's no holding any of them back. I think the coffee they knock back in ludicrous strengths is what Ponce De Leon was searching for all that time.

about 4 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

MrDoh! Re:Free Willy! (474 comments)

Aye, and when they do bump something back a couple of times, people tend to pay attention. There's little that gets jammed through without people noticing.

about 4 months ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

MrDoh! Re:Just as long as it's not XK-class. (145 comments)

Unless there's that lone scientist who isn't being listened to by everyone else, as he's got the evidence that the sensors are wrong, and that it's going to be XKCD class.

about 5 months ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

MrDoh! Re:Down the Drain (368 comments)

2 Billion dollars richer? I wish I could fail that badly.

about 5 months ago
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Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

MrDoh! Re:im happy google took this on (46 comments)

Think that's exactly it, yes, this IS Ara only at the moment, but when they were asked this at the dev conference, there was much flirting of eyes and 'we're only doing THIS for now' comments. But for phones, tablets, cameras, home security systems, media players, car units, plug in what you want, when you want. This concept isn't anything new in PC tech, with so many busses/drivers/external devices, it's known what's needed. This is a uber low power/hopefully incredibly flexible, driverless (to a point) something new. Plug in that better camera, get the associated app to take benefit of the low light sensor. Plug that smoke sensor into your wifi router for a cheap NEST like device. Have that wall mounted NEST AC unit near the door, plug in a bigger screen, attach the external camera to your doorbell (with fingerprint sensor? maybe versionIII), when someone calls, show the camera view on the NEST controller, and/or Chromecast it across to your TV.

about 6 months ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

MrDoh! Re:Well, (112 comments)

Never. They've been trying to crack this nut for nearly 20 years and still won't give it up. They can't. If someone takes aware Windows/Office, MS dies. This market should have been theirs to own, but sticking to simply bust WindowsCE rebranded with a shiny interface stopped them doing what needed to be done. Still, they can keep throwing marketing dollars at it, and as long as they creep up %'s of ownership each year, they'll see it as a success. That they're offering their services on ios/android shows how scared they are, but they won't/can't give up.

about 6 months ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

MrDoh! Re:lol @ hope for windows phone (112 comments)

Hmm... no idea. Been watching MS in this market for years, ever since 'Pegasus' and... They just wait to see what everyone else does, throw marketing dollars at it, and try again. For the last 20 years. THIS time... I really can't get it. They've been rudderless for years, we'll see if the new guy in charge starts showing an actual direction.

about 6 months ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

MrDoh! PR needs to talk to tech (390 comments)

Was obvious people were going to figure out everything Verizon was saying is BS, and that they'd continue to get bad press about this. You'd think the PR droids spouting this stuff would talk to their tech people and listen. But they probably said "look, just give us a pretty graphic right?" "But, techs will see through your spin" "Leave that to us" "But it'll make us look even worse" "You don't get paid to deal with this" All too predictable, and the same techs are probably still being yelled at.

about 6 months ago
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Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

MrDoh! Re:Why should Lenovo support their main competitor (125 comments)

Yeah, the second MS announced their Surface devices, the first thing I thought of was "well, that's every single PC maker now in competition with MS, and MS doesn't play well with others if history is anything to go by" Got a Dell Venue Pro when it first came out cheap, to have a play. And after a few bios upgrades, 8.1 upgrade, constant windows updates, driver upgrades, it's almost workable. Pick it up, let it install the updates, and in 10minutes or so after powering up and eventually locking onto the local network signal (that the very last update seemed to fix), it's good to go! And then... Even skipping the horrendous UI, that's clunky on the small screen, it simply doesn't feel as 'quality' as the Nexus7 I also use. Windows, use it on the laptops/desktops/servers, it works and works well, but for tablets, it's still stuck in that odd twilight of functionality that means it's not perfect for anything. Ok, there's going to be some sales for people who want to access MS Office files on a tablet? No, I don't think there really will be that many. And if you DID want that functionality, the 'safe' choice is going to be a MS laptop/Surface device. So I totally get why Win tablet sales are next to non-existent, and why makers of these devices are going to flee the platform and follow the rush to the bottom of other Android maker devices.

about 6 months ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

MrDoh! Re:foolproof (244 comments)

Shares in correcting fluid would rocket.

about 6 months ago
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Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba

MrDoh! Re:So will he go to jail upon return to the US? (190 comments)

Aye, it's the Floridian Cubans stopping this. If they really wanted to get rid of the regime, they'd remove the blockade in an early morning vote. The cruise ships would be sailing by dinner, in Havana by evening. Within a week, property along the coast would be snapped up, in in 3 months, condos/villas/hotels all along, with a mass invasion of tourists and their dollars. Under that influx, things would change. But people who can make it happen don't want to as it's advantageous for votes/power. I look forward to going as a Brit, but it's tricky for my US wife, has to jump through some odd hoops.

about 6 months ago
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Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss

MrDoh! Re:First Amendment to what? (104 comments)

Thank you, that's exactly what I was trying to say!

about 7 months ago

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Off to America

MrDoh! MrDoh! writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Getting everything sorted out/burned/tested to goto Washington. Weather looks like it's clearing over there so I should get chance to go Monday Morning.

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