top Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?
Premier Guitar posts all their content online for free, but the paper version is perfect for me. Hey that rhymes I better go write a song...
about a year and a half ago
top SSD Prices Continue 3-Year Plunge
And I just installed a 256GB OCZ in my Macbook Pro, cost $130 after a $30 rebate. What a difference! I lose out about 64 GB over the stock HD, but totally worth it. And I got an external case for the old drive for less than $8 that works perfectly. Big fan of SSDs here.
top Discouraging Playstation Vita Details
I'm an admitted apple fan-boy, but do you really think it costs Apple anywhere near $100 to give you an extra 16 gigs of storage on iPhone and iPad?
top Steve Jobs, Before the iPad, On Why Tablets Suck
(remember he didn't want to allow any apps at all at first)
There's a big difference between shipping a simpler working product, and the delays caused by shipping a product with full developer APIs, financial channels to pay those developers, LAWYERS AND LEGAL BS, etc. Apple chose to ship a complete product as early as possible.
top Mystery of the Dying Bees Solved
There's a lot of buzz, but no definite answers yet.
top Some Claim Android App Store Worse Than iPhone's
Also, Android phones don't (yet) have dedicated graphics chips, AFAIK. I just got the Samsung Moment, and winced when I ran the included Bejeweled demo. It's one of my favorite games on iPhone, but it's a total joke on Android. You won't find AAA titles on Android, because they can't be run. Don't expect Trench Run or Tiger Woods on the Android or Palm Pre, because it's not a possibility at this moment.
Actually, it's worse for the Pre, because it actually has the same CPU and Graphics hardware as the 3GS, yet the hardware currently does nothing. There's currently no way for a game dev to access it. Lame.
top Apple Not Disabling OS X Atom Support After All
I just built a hackintosh (Lenovo S10e) with a store-bought Snow Leopard copy - The biggest problem isn't the CPU or the RAM, it's the screen resolution. OS X does not like a 600 pixel screen height. Some system windows don't fit (you can hook up an external monitor though).
As for the commenter who said that Netbooks are only sold with a max of 80GB - not true. Mine shipped with 160GB, that seems to be the sweet spot for HDD based systems.
As far as a nerd project, the S10e Hackintosh is in the "way too easy" category. Cool, huh?
top Apple May Bring a Non-iPhone To Verizon Wireless
Exactly. This is pure horseshit. What would an Apple tablet have to do with Verizon anyway? None of it makes sense. It's all based on one "report" by businessweek, and even the nytimes fell for it.
top iPod Shuffle Finds Its Voice
I have that exact Sansa, and although its a bit larger than the new shuffle, it's the best compromise of "tiny" and "usable". It's a great piece of hardware, and Sears had them for only $35 a few months back. The screen is great, and most importantly the sound is top notch. You get FM with recording capability too, for your NPR needs. I recommend it highly. I'm an Apple fan but the Shuffle has nothing on the Sansa, except size. For me the Sansa is as small as it needs to be.
top iPhones, FStream and the Death of Satellite Radio
I have an iPhone and 2 Sirius radios. Sirius doesn't have to compete with iPhone. They should use the iPhone to make money. Why isn't there a Sirius app on the iTunes store yet? Have a subscription? Great, listen all day long for no additional cost. (Think Netflix on the XBOX). Don't have a satellite radio? Listen to Sirius for 20-30 bucks a year on your iPhone, including Howard.
This is a no brainer. I'm under the assumption that as soon as Howard retires, the whole company is going down in flames.
top "Cyber Monday" Expected To Draw Virtual Crowds
my mortgage is now worth more than my house
I don't understand the exact problem with this. Most people go out and buy cars with a 10 or 20 percent down, and they're "underwater" as soon as they drive off the lot. As you make your regular payments, the amount you're underwater gets overcome, over time. It may d=sound hard to believe, but everything will eventually recover a few years down the road. I'm an optimist, mostly because I've been living within my means and renting for the last 10 years.