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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Plammox Re:It true !!!! (711 comments)

So why do people actually believe Google is the lesser evil? Because they allow arbitratry code execution in their mobile OS, and therefore must standup guys? They sit on so much exploitable information on a large part of the world's population. It has got to corrupt them at some point in time.

I long for an affordable, secure and non-shitty smartphone without the surveillance bits and with an actual app eco system. Yes, that's a lot to ask.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Plammox Re:Chill out (711 comments)

Amen to that.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Plammox Re:I just switched myself (711 comments)

How pathetic is it to realize that you could have done the exact same thing on the old phone.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Plammox Re:It true !!!! (711 comments)

"long-term stability"

Citation needed. I haven't customized the shit out of my new Nexus 5, but I have experienced the odd freeze-up, requiring a restart. I don't recall ever seeing that on my old iOS device, and quite frankly, the ability to make your UI look like even more like shit is not something I'd choose another time. And while Apple's garden may be walled, Google's is under constant surveillance, recorded for later use.

Everyone says that Android is the bee's knees. I just don't see it.

about 3 months ago
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Google Overtakes Apple As the World's Most Valuable Brand

Plammox Re:Brand value (84 comments)

the besmirching was unintended. KSP seems like a mighty fine and educational game. Actually I'm holding off with trying it, as I need to get a lot of work done at the moment....which also explains why I'm here posting on slashdot...

about 3 months ago
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Google Overtakes Apple As the World's Most Valuable Brand

Plammox Brand value (84 comments)

Using brand value to characterize the performance of a company is roughly equivalent to using Kerbal Space Program to plan supply missions to the ISS,

about 4 months ago
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Why I'm Sending Back Google Glass

Plammox Re: Pretty obvious (166 comments)

I have a Nexus 5. It really isn't the bee's knees. It has more counterintuitive sub-sub-submenus than an old HP network analyzer and you need to root it to control app privileges. Lame.

about 4 months ago
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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Plammox Re:3D printing (251 comments)

I tried out the Mojo my supervising professor bought for his lab. And yeah, it's so hassle-free even the bachlor students can't seem to mess it up.

Great thing, but pricey.

about 6 months ago
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EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

Plammox Re:Relation to Debt Crisis? (196 comments)

Well, least corrupted if you look at how corruption is defined in the laws of the land. A lot of the corruption is legalized by law(state sanctioned or state run monopolies, or oligopolies run by politicians) and thus not counted towards the corruption score in international rankings.

That's a lot of conjecture in one post. But then again, conservative shills with their ritual hate of wealth redistribution would write something like that.

Would you care to give some examples from the countries in question? (SE, LU, FI, DK)

about 7 months ago
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EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

Plammox Re:Relation to Debt Crisis? (196 comments)

Hello? The least corrupt countries (Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg and Sweden) are the ones with the largest welfare systems.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

Plammox Re:It might be an unpopular opinion... (822 comments)

Damn good question: Do Americans expect their government to steal information, business opportunities and jobs from allied countries, in other words, poop all over their so-called friends?

about 8 months ago
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China Tops Europe In R&D Intensity

Plammox Re: They produce more.. what? (134 comments)

I will concede that Spain's problems are vastly different than Greece's. But you can hardly call it a good role model of economic growth. Look at all the empthy new houses, apartments and deserted airports. They failed at reining in the bank sector from committing greed driven harakiri. Along with many other countries.

about 8 months ago
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China Tops Europe In R&D Intensity

Plammox Re: They produce more.. what? (134 comments)

Yes, because the Germans forced these countries to run their own economies into the ditch and rack up a gigantic debt...ahem...

about 8 months ago
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Losing Aaron

Plammox Re:What could I have done differently? (199 comments)

Perhaps if he'd been taught to react differently in the situation that led to his doom, another earlier timeline close call was not averted.

You can influence your child's personality to a limited extent. You can't sculpt its reaction patters down to the last detail to suit future or past needs.
Look at your own current or future kids.

about 8 months ago
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France Broadens Surveillance Powers; Wider Scope Than NSA

Plammox What? (169 comments)

Are you crazy? The whole EU system of bureaucratic civil servants is derived from the French public service system, with an obscene focus on French language over the other two main languages (EN, DE), much disdain for non-francophones and a general "Pfffff!"-attitude towards everyone. You ought to love it.

about 9 months ago
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Moore's Law Blowout Sale Is Ending, Says Broadcom CTO

Plammox Re:350mm (18inch) wafer (267 comments)

If you by "state of the art" mean "the first fab is being built, right now" then you're right.

about 9 months ago
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Volvo Plans To Have Self-Driving Cars In Swedish City of Gothenburg By 2017

Plammox Re:Good news for Volvo owners (134 comments)

If I actually had a sense of humour, I'd be driving one of the General Motors-derivatives (Vauxhall, Opel, Saab,...). That's enough to extinguish any sort of optimism.

about 9 months ago
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Volvo Plans To Have Self-Driving Cars In Swedish City of Gothenburg By 2017

Plammox Re:Volvo - 2017? (134 comments)

Which makes me glad I just made it to acquire a new Swedish Volvo, before the build quality goes Chinese in the coming years. I have a bad feeling Volvo's swan song is fast approaching. :(

about 9 months ago

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Copenhagen Suborbitals seeking $10k in crowdfunding for new space capsule

Plammox Plammox writes  |  about 2 years ago

Plammox (717738) writes "As Copenhagen Suborbitals continue to develop their donation based, garage level technology solution to manned suborbital spaceflight, they're looking to crowdfund the next space capsule design. For a mere $25 your name will fly in the next capsule test launch. $2000 will buy you a guided tour of the premises in Copenhagen. The volunteer-based organization has previously done a number of different static engine tests with spectators and two sea launches of a launch escape system and their first big rocket."
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World's largest amateur rocket, 2nd attempt

Plammox Plammox writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Plammox (717738) writes "Last year, non-profit, voluntary-based Copenhagen Suborbitals failed at launching what they call the world's largest amateur rocket, because of a frozen LOX-valve. This year, the sea launch platform "Sputnik" has become self-propelled, eliminating the need for their home-built submarine(!). Sputnik is on its way into the Baltic Sea right now and a launch attempt is expected on Friday. However, one of the founders warns that even if ignition should occur, it might very well look like this."
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Non-profit manned space rocket launching in a week

Plammox Plammox writes  |  about 4 years ago

Plammox (717738) writes "Well not really manned in the first go, as this is the first test of the boosters and space craft in combination with the sea launch platform they built. The catch? All of this is a non-profit project based on voluntary labour and sponsors. How will they get the launch platform out in the middle of the Baltic sea to perform the test? With the founder's home built submarine pushing it, of course. Enjoy the pictures."
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