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BlackBerry Back In Profit

beefoot Re:Outside of North America (67 comments)

BB was strong in Indonesia. It is just a matter of time before others catching up with the rest of the world. I believe they may survive if they focus on businesses and governments customers.

about a month ago

BlackBerry Back In Profit

beefoot Re:Blackberry - only vendor serious about security (67 comments)

> Blackberry is the only major vendor serious about security and encryption.

They are serious about security or compression? I think it was latter. Compression was necessary to minimize data usage. Back in the days where GPRS was considered extremely FAST. They needed compression to make communication on their device bearable. I think security was an after thought. Just my opinion.

Having said that, a BB10 is not much different comparing to other smart phones in term of how it is retrieving webpages, emails, etc.

about a month ago

Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

beefoot bad vs good quality (431 comments)

The reason why bad quality stuffs are coming out of China is because either consumers demand lower price stuffs or companies demand higher profit. If you want good quality stuffs, you got to pay higher. A vacuum cleaner used to cost me $500. I can't even find one that is more than $150 at wal-mart the last time I checked. Anyone thinks they could get away with selling their cheap quality products at high price quarter after quarter, year after year, they are delusional.

about a month ago

iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

beefoot Re:master random list (323 comments)

Why turn off auto join -- why not just turn off the wifi while you're at it. It saves battery too.

about a month and a half ago

iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

beefoot master random list (323 comments)

Apple probably uses a logic to generate the random mac address depending on time of day, etc. Unfortunately, while advertisers may not be able to track the owner of the phone that easy anymore, I'm sure the law enforcement has a copy of the logic to reverse engineer to find the owner of the phone. Having said that though, I'm sure the law enforcement has other tools at their disposal to track one down. I think the better solution is to use TASKER to disable automatically when leaving the home/workplace and re-enable it when entering home/workplace. It works surprisingly well. Ya, I'm aware that tasker does not run on IOS. The choice is still yours though -- android or not android.

about a month and a half ago

Driver Study: People Want Fewer Embedded Apps, Just Essentials That Work Easily

beefoot Re:Need to be able to use without looking at it (148 comments)

For people like myself with accent:

me: ok google, please lower the temperature
google: yes sir, your car is shifted down to 2nd gear
me: no don't do that. I'm driving at 140kmph
google: yes sir, sit tight. the car will accelerate to 140mph
me: not mile per hour
google: sorry sir i don't understand
me: I gave up. stop listening to me
google: yes sir, I will stop the car now. Please ensure the seat belt is on. You're travelling at 140mph.
me: (me on the way to heaven) thank you google

about a month and a half ago

Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

beefoot Re:Automatic swap (363 comments)

How about battery swapping drones flying along major highway. If you need a sway, just wave at them.

about a month and a half ago

The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

beefoot Sad (475 comments)

It is a sad truth. NSA / USA government will only drive innovation underground or out of the country.

about 2 months ago

Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

beefoot ya (238 comments)

> since people usually only stream one video at a time, video traffic doesn't bog down or change the way we manage our network in any meaningful way
Ahem -- we had 7-8 people cramming into a 3 bedroom house during college time. Yes, we would have streamed only one video at a time per person.

about 2 months ago

Ericsson Trial 10Gbps 5G Mobile Broadband Network in Japan

beefoot cool (53 comments)

Cool ... while my friend is still on the top tier 6mbps DSL connection, ahem.

about 2 months ago

Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?

beefoot lack of math skill (482 comments)

Consumers lack of math skills to do simple math calculation. When they see initial cost of $600, no one would want to buy a phone. When they see $0 phone for $60 / month for 2 years, that becomes more chew-able even though the latter wouldn't make economical sense.

about 3 months ago

GNU Mailman 3 Enters Beta

beefoot Re:Requires Javascript. (57 comments)

That reminds me of the blink html tag in the old days. Yes, I'm getting old.

about 3 months ago

iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

beefoot Re:"Officially," eh? (386 comments)

Interpreting your own numbers: Q1 2013 22.9 Q2 2013 19.5 That is a drop of 14.8% Q1 2014 26 Q2 2014 16.35 That is a drop of 37.1% The rate has down more than double from Q1 to Q2 between 2013 and 2014. I am no financial analyst, judging my these rates, the fever is *not* officially cooling, but freezing cold to me. I don't hate AAPL -- I am not their target audience. As an investor, I do benefit from AAPL for continuing milking the uninformed. Cheers.

about 2 months ago

Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

beefoot Re:The sad part here... (272 comments)

I still have two audrey in my house serving music for my kids and wife. I had them for more than 12 years. I don't think it will quit anytime soon.

about 3 months ago

Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

beefoot 89% of US Citizens Expect To Become Millionaires (467 comments)

Let me use my trust worthy excel (oh no) to calculate the future value of savings of $5K per year for 50 years at 5% interest rate, guess what, it is +$1M.

about 3 months ago

Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

beefoot Re:Polution tax (158 comments)

ahem ahem .... next time you go to walmart, the cheapest microwave oven is going to be $800 ... ahem ahem, next time you go to buy a light bulb, the cheapest is going to be 3 for $25 ... ahem ahem .... next time you buy an iphone, it is going to be $0 which comes with 15 years contract ... ahem ahem ... just saying.

about 3 months ago

Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info

beefoot don't give a damn (99 comments)

Sadly, complaining and whining here won't make a difference. Start writing to your MP expressing your disapproval of this bill. I did.

about 3 months ago

Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info

beefoot Re:Eh? (99 comments)

Let me get it straight -- if someone slaps you on the face, you go back to your cave to hibernate?

about 3 months ago

Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

beefoot Re:The largest security diffrence in newer windows (641 comments)

Except 50% of the applications wouldn't work without escalated privilege. You will end up having to type your admin password all the time.

about 3 months ago


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