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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps.. (127 comments)

It's not that they're fucksticks... Well, no more than usual. The Nexus 5 just doesn't have the frequency bands that Verizon requires for their network. Hardware limitation as opposed to a carrier limitation.

about two weeks ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps.. (127 comments)

Yeah, except you can't use a Nexus 5 on Verizon to run that portion of the network vs software tests.

about two weeks ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps.. (127 comments)

True, but that's the point that a I posit. But the way I'd run the experiment would see if carrier bloat has that much of an impact or if it's solely a network/hardware reason for the battery drain.

about two weeks ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps.. (127 comments)

If you're testing to see if the battery drain is hardware vs network vs software, then it actually is reasonable to have a phone tested that has no Verizon bloatware at all, but still able to access the network. To do it comprehensively, across all 4 major US carriers, you'd need 8 phones. Four of them are carrier stock, no modifications at all, and updated to the most recent carrier approved version of Android. The remaining four are CyanogenMod flashed to the equivilent version that the carrier allows. i.e. the Verizon Stock phone only goes up to 4.3, then the Verizon CM phone gets flashed to the same Android version. At that point, you're able to test to see if carrier bloatware has an effect from any of them and which device lasts regardless.

about two weeks ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Perhaps.. (127 comments)

I'd like to see what this test looks like with all the phones involved running the same software load. i.e. No Verizon crapware. Just scout out a handset available on all 4 carriers, install Cyanogenmod on one and leave a second one stock. Then we should get a more accurate picture of what's going on here.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

Sable Drakon Re:That kinda sucks (172 comments)

That fell apart because Sony didn't anticipate what direction things would take, letting Apple overtake them along with just about everyone else.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

Sable Drakon That kinda sucks (172 comments)

No, though Sony could have pulled it out of the fire by partnering with a more respected content vendor, instead of trying to roll their own.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

Sable Drakon Re:This just in... (117 comments)

Nor I. If I need GPU performance, I'm always going to go discrete with nVidia hardware. For efficiency, I'll take the i3's that make a joke out of these APUs.

about three weeks ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

Sable Drakon Re:This just in... (117 comments)

Asus and friends are probably getting bored waiting for AMD to do anything worthwhile period, aside from just releasing new versions of their chipset.

about three weeks ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

Sable Drakon Re:This just in... (117 comments)

Yeah, set it for 45w max and you end up with the CPU side of it constantly getting throttled and the performance sliding even further into the dirt. But you're right about GPU dependant loads. But if that was my usage case, I'd probably wait for Isis Pro to trickle down to Intel's low-end.

about three weeks ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

Sable Drakon Re:This just in... (117 comments)

If I was building a SFF PC, I'd use be using Intel so it doesn't cook itself to death. Remember, these new APUs run a lot hotter than they have any right to with respect to their workload.

about three weeks ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

Sable Drakon This just in... (117 comments)

AMD releases yet another incredibly lackluster product that has nobody looking for it. It's beaten in performance and thermals by Intel dual-cores for the same price, and isn't on the radar of anyone looking to make a gaming PC. Leave it to AMD to show how irrelevant to anything useful they're comntent to be.

about three weeks ago
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Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

Sable Drakon Keyboards (225 comments)

But it will run games using Java and WebGL.

about a month ago
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Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

Sable Drakon Surprise, surprise (225 comments)

Probably Apple. But which one's more useful in the education setting? It certainly isn't the iPad or any other tablet.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Sable Drakon Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

Now that might actually work out, so long as you've got extremely strict guidelines governing how it works and when it should kick into effect. It doesn't take much for an adaptive interface to completely fall apart just because a few cross-device apps don't play by the rules.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Sable Drakon Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

Chicago (Windows 95) was built from DOS.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Sable Drakon Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

Are you stoned? A single UI for all isn't going to work. It's been tried again and again, and failed miserably each time. Why? Diferent formfactors do different things. What works on a tablet doesn't work on a PC or a Console. Case in point: Windows 8/WP8/Xbox Dashboard. It's a relatively consistent experience from device to device, the problem is the mode of usage has changed. There's your hangup right there.

about a month ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Sable Drakon Drugs (753 comments)

But they could always take bitcoin, paypal dead-drops, or many other forms of e-payment.

about a month ago
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Hacking a Tesla Model S Could Net $10,000 Prize

Sable Drakon Re:Cheap bastards (77 comments)

This isn't Pwn2Own. You do not get the car if you manage to hack into it.

about a month ago

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