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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

danbob999 Re:The HTC One M8 really stands out (108 comments)

Why isn't "balanced" to have 200% in battery compared to performance? Where does the 1:1 ratio comes from?

4 days ago
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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

danbob999 The HTC One M8 really stands out (108 comments)

The HTC One M8 really stands out, thanks to its nearly balanced performance/battery-life ratio

No it doesn't. Just because an arbitrary "performance" number equals another just as arbitrary "battery life" number doesn't mean the device is any balanced.

4 days ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

danbob999 Just make it fast (77 comments)

Android didn't need a new design overhaul. I just hope the new OS is fast and functional.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

danbob999 Re:Thunderbolt (354 comments)

Except that in practice nobody does that, and if someone does, it will never get mainstream. It could be useful to attach a high end graphic card to a laptop, but: 1. such a case would be very expensive and bulky (power supply) 2. bandwidth is still too slow for high end graphic cards There was nothing wrong with express card. You could get a cellular modem, wifi, ethernet, usb2, sound card, eSATA card in that format. It was cheap and covered pretty much every use case except, again, graphic cards, for the same bandwidth reason. What killed it is that laptops had pretty much all these functions built-in so there was no need for external cards. Plus laptops keep getting smaller so that slot unused by 99% of us had to go. In practice the main selling advantage of Thunderbolt is that you save one cable (against using DVI/HDMI/DP + USB3) to connect a monitor.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

danbob999 Re:5K display (and computer) for $2500 (354 comments)

Great, so you can buy another expensive Thunderbolt PC to connect to this bulky, power hungry monitor once the computer inside is becoming too old

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

danbob999 Re:5K display (and computer) for $2500 (354 comments)

2) Can it act as an external display for other computers, like some older versions of the iMac?

No. This is what I hate about these iMacs. And especially more since this high-res display. You get a good, expensive display, which you could easily keep for 10-15 years, but are forced to throw it away when you want to upgrade the computer, after say 2-8 years. A Mac mini duck-taped on the back of a monitor takes about the same space anyways.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

danbob999 Re:Thunderbolt (354 comments)

Thunderbolt is useful for a niche market. Just like firewire, it won't last long. Too expensive.

about a week ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

danbob999 Re:VS Moto X Gen 2 (201 comments)

Moto X 2nd has a smaller, lower resolution display, less RAM, and a slower SoC. Many people will prefer the smaller size of the Moto X however.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

danbob999 Re:Autonomy (283 comments)

15 seconds sound about average. Oh wait, we are not talking about the time to bust a cell-phone monthly data cap.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

danbob999 Re:Good luck with that. (652 comments)

That's why the problem is only going to be solved if the price of carbon rise (trough tax or cap and trade mechanism). And no, this isn't communism. Negative externalities need to be addressed in capitalism.

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

danbob999 Re: Apples and Oranges (427 comments)

Apple had less than 12% market share in 2Q2014 This is in the smartphone market. They of course have even less in the total cell phone market. They usually get higher numbers right after they release a new phone, so yes, 15% average over one year sounds about right.

about three weeks ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

danbob999 Re:Lacking developers. (189 comments)

I agree that last-year specs are often enough. That's why I get a used phone for half the price. I am pretty sure most users don't like paying full price for last year hardware. That's why Apple sells much more iPhones on the day of a new release than the day before.

about 1 month ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

danbob999 Re:Lacking developers. (189 comments)

Lag in hardware releases. Windows Phones have the same hardware as Androids released 6-12 months before. And the price is similar or even higher. So even if Windows Phone was a perfect clone of Android with as many developers and users, people would still get Androids.

about 1 month ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

danbob999 Re:Lacking developers. (189 comments)

Nothing wrong with Windows Phone. But they still lag behind Android phones by 6-12 months. The prime example of this is the HTC One. Windows version released months after the Android version, with the exact same hardware.

about 1 month ago
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Obama Presses China On Global Warming

danbob999 Re:Funny (261 comments)

Are you saying that if China divided itself in 10 countries, it should be allowed to emit more CO2? Or that each American should be allowed to pollute more because they live in a country with less population than China?

about 1 month ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

danbob999 Price (277 comments)

Problem of the phablets is price. The iPhone 6+ is probably the most expensive phone ever. Galaxy Notes also tend to be more expensive than Galaxy S.

about a month ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

danbob999 Re:DDR2/3/4 (181 comments)

DDR is not about the number of channels. You could design a system with 8 channels DDR1 or single channel DDR4 if you want to. New generation DDR RAM is always about lower voltage and higher clock speed. Usually at the cost of higher latency (800 MHz DDR3 is a bit slower than DDR2)

about 2 months ago
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Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

danbob999 Re:so why is intel's 14nm haswell still at 3.5 wat (161 comments)

Unless you actually make use of 64-bit arithmetics, 32-bit CPUs will always be more power efficient than 64-bit. The ARMv8 has many other improvements over ARMv7 than just 32 more bits.

about 2 months ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

danbob999 Re:RAID Rebuilds (316 comments)

That's why there is a feature called Write-intent bitmap. There is a performance hit, but it's well worth the rebuild time saved if you value your data.

about 2 months ago

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