top Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?
I get the reason why manufacturers aren't producing slide out keyboards. Internationalization, easier to break, etc. That doesn't mean I like what's happening.
I'd like to see a flip phone that doubles as a wi-fi hotspot and then I'll just use a tablet for the things I wanted the "smart" part of the smartphone to do. (And it will look a lot less stupid than talking on a phablet that barely fits in anyone's hands who isn't 7 feet tall.)
top How Can Nintendo Recover?
Find a way to communicate between the next Wii and smart phones, perhaps via Bluetooth. Create an app that lets the phone act as a touch screen controller for games. Perhaps have settings and preferences that can be stored on the device so people can keep their settings when they visit friends to play. Perhaps use LAN TCP/IP protocols instead of Bluetooth if you want to make the software workable on sub-$100 tablets. (Because what adult lets their 5 year old nephew repeatedly drop an iPad?)
top Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?
Both arguments I see are correct. I've personally seen it used to justify an H1-B and I have no doubt the internal promotion after a "public advertisement" arguments are both correct.
Next time I see such a specific placement ad, I may just call up the HR department and ask them whether or not I should bother submitting for a job as it seems they already have someone in mind.
top CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store
How am I supposed to be outraged when CM doesn't bother supporting my Android 4.x device? I'm not going to buy a several hundred dollar phone just so I can turn around and void the warranty on it. If I'm going to experiment with an unsupported OS, it will be because my carrier is never going to bother updating my phone OS again.
top Blizzard Wins Legal Battle Against
WoW Bot Company
If they want to prevent people from using bots, maybe they should END THE EFFING GRINDING. Seriously. What kind of entertainment company thinks people are entertained by repeatedly clicking a set of actions in the same place over and over again?
You want bots to stop being made? Stop making games that people don't want to have to drudge through.
top HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You
Because nothing improves morale like being stuck in traffic for 30-60 minutes each direction so you can sit in a low walled cubicle with your over-cologned and over-perfumed coworkers trying not to listen to them think out loud for most of 8 hours. And in this case, even the dehumanizing cubicle might be too much for employees to ask for.
top When Criminals and Terrorists Communicate In Real Time
More likely they'll use a platform like Ustream if they want to put up live video.
top Facebook Deletes Social Fixer Community Page Without Explanation
I wouldn't have heard of this extension if FB hadn't done something to annoy this guy. I installed it this morning and tried it out. I like it. It does give me options Facebook doesn't offer and that I didn't even know I was missing. It probably won't be for everybody. Their overlay is well done, but is slightly different from FB's styles. That's probably a good thing. I'll be more likely to know where problems are coming from if I have any.
It's not all that different from using Greasemonkey scripts to fix sites, just with Facebook APIs thrown into the mix.
top The Reporter's Fifth Amendment Paradox
A witness could, by virtue of their statements, admit to committing some crime they may not even be aware they were committing. Before testifying to anything I would want to be granted immunity to any crimes I may have, unknowingly or not, been committing myself. (Even if it's something as arbitrary as trespassing.)
top Scottish Academic: Mining the Moon For Helium 3 Is Evil
Seriously, the first time I saw the article was about helium 3 mining on the moon Iron Sky came right to mind. I thought that was just Sci-Fi BS they made up as a premise for why nazis would be on the moon at all.
top Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM
When it's Windows 8.1 and Microsoft is struggling and rushing to patch over a huge mistake.
top IAB Urges People To Stop "Mozilla From Hijacking the Internet"
Maybe we'd like to browse a website without feeling like the advertisers know more about us than our own family does.
top India To Overtake US On Number of Developers By 2017
top Ask Personal Audio's James Logan About Patents, Playlists, and Podcasts
Is it wrong for me to hope you die of the most unimaginably awful cancer, that will cause you to ooze horrible puss-like fluids that reek so awfully you're family won't be able to bear to be around you, and they will pray to God each and every night that you finally die... but you don't, and just linger in that state for years.
Is that wrong?
The wrongness would depend on how strongly you believe in the power of hope.
top Keyless Remote Entry For Cars May Have Been Cracked
If the owner of the car is near enough that they see their car's headlights blink from the unlocking, seeing someone standing by the driver's side door would appear to be intent to steal the car. Someone standing by the passenger side could more realistically feign ignorance or claim they were just going to steal belongings from inside the car (likely avoiding the grand theft felony).
top Do Developers Need Free Perks To Thrive?
I stopped drinking soda many months back, but I see such perks as signs of a company's financial health, just like the OP suggests.
top Facebook's Android App Can Now Retrieve Data About What Apps You Use
I declined the "upgrade" and will remove it from my phone when it ceases working. Facebook needs people more than people need Facebook.
top Scientists Study Getting an Unwanted Tune Out of Your Head
I'm trying to drive out an annoying TV theme song right now by listening to Pandora until I find a song I'd rather have stuck in my head.
top Google Removing Ad-Blockers From Play
Maybe we need a market called something like Unplayed for stuff Google won't carry.
top Facebook To App Developers: Good Idea, Now Stop Using Our API
No. Didn't you read the subject?
about a year and a half ago
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