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Hands On With Motorola's Moto X

figleaf Re:Android 4.3? (120 comments)

I don't understand.
If Nexus and iOS devices can be updated without carrier interference, why can't everything else be similarly updated.

about a year ago
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Google To Buy Waze For $1.3 Billion

figleaf Not sure this is good (153 comments)

Instead of wasting so much money, I wish Google had investing in something much more worthwhile like offline navigation.

about a year ago
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The Internet Archive Is Now the Largest Collection of Historical Software Online

figleaf Turbo Gameworks (94 comments)

Searched for Turbo Gameworks and only thing it came up was a scanned pdf. No disk images. I had it but my parents threw it away with other junk. Would love to have it back.

about a year ago
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Reviews of Kindle Fire Are a Mixed Bag

figleaf Re:$500 vs $200 (381 comments)

To be fair one of those devices comes with a 2x plus markup over the manufacturing price.

more than 2 years ago
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IE9 Released, Media Has Opinions

figleaf Re:Love the attempt, but... (378 comments)

I am not sure what is your glitch or why it is not fast for you.
I can say that Microsoft has really beaten the pants off Chrome with the release of IE9 as far as speed is concerned.

Its much faster for me than Chrome and now it has Ad blocking / tracking blocking, per site flash blocking, plays well with high DPI monitors among many other nice features.
I only wish they had made the 64-bit version faster too (but I can wait for the next release).

more than 3 years ago
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Bombay High Court Rules Astrology To Be a Science

figleaf Re:Bombay/Mumbai? (478 comments)

Several institutions in Mumbai have not changed their name this includes Bombay Stock Exchange, Bombay High Court, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay etc.

BTW, Half of my Indian friends still call it Bombay.

more than 3 years ago
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Russian Team Prepares To Penetrate Lake Vostok

figleaf Oligotropic doesn't mean its rich in oxygen (237 comments)

It just means an environment which is low in nutrients.

The lake just happens to have high oxygen levels because of high pressure from the layers of ice - that doesn't make it oligotrophic.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Is Releasing an H.264 Plugin For Firefox

figleaf Re:Good (245 comments)

Doesn't Chrome support Firefox-compatible plugins?
I would have sworn it did.

more than 3 years ago
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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

figleaf Gmail is top result for me (257 comments)

I am not sure what country you are in. I am in the US.
Gmail is the top result for me. Hotmail is placed 3rd following Yahoo mail.

more than 3 years ago
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GoogleTV, AppleTV and the Battle For The Living Room

figleaf Also XBox / Windows Media Center in fray (226 comments)

I used Media Center to stream to my TV for quite some time before the novelty wore off.
MCE is great because you can stream any media (some with additional addins).

My TV watching hours have gone down to zero.
Nowadays I just use XBMC whenever I need the 10-foot experience.

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot is Dying, New York Times Confims It

figleaf Slashdot users are smart (12 comments)

This only means that Slashdot users are smart enough to prevent Woopra from tracking them.
I have been using Slashdot for over a decade and I check Slashdot very it regularly.
I have seen several colleagues use Slashdot regularly but some deny that they do so!

more than 4 years ago
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Google News Page Makeover?

figleaf New layout is bad. It sucks (1 comments)

The response the new layout has been largely negative.

Gone are the two column layouts, the ability to personalize layout and the ability to delete unnecessary sections. Instead users are forced with single column layout with a fixed recent news box, local box and a bunch of news links on the right I don't care about.

With alternatives being equally abysmal, looks like readers are forced to live with the new update.

more than 4 years ago
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The Safari Reader Arms Race

figleaf Re:Um, Nothing new here.. (210 comments)

There is a even a firefox addon for Readability.
Safari has apparently taken the code from Readability (it says so in the credits).

more than 4 years ago
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The Man At Microsoft Charged With Destroying IE6

figleaf Support IEX9 on XP (458 comments)

If IE9 is supposed to destroy the previous versions of IE then they better support IE9 on XP.
XP is still a solid operating system and currently has the highest market share.

No one is going to upgrade their OS just because there is a new browser from Microsoft.

more than 4 years ago
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H.264 and VP8 Compared

figleaf Why use sorenson squeeze instead of x264 (337 comments)

The comparison seems to use sorenson squeeze (based on MainConcept if I am not mistaken).
I don't believe it can mach x264's capabilities and speed.

Using x264 for comparison would be much fairer.

more than 4 years ago
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Valve's Newell Thinks PS3 Needs To Be "Open Like a Mac"

figleaf Re:Yeah (348 comments)

Mac and Open together in a sentence is a Oxymoron.

more than 4 years ago

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Nexus 4 demand crashes Google Play Servers, sold out in 25 minutes.

figleaf figleaf writes  |  about 2 years ago

figleaf (672550) writes "The must awaited Nexus 4 went on sale for US customers on Nov 13 at 8:36 AM PST. Unfortunately, the launch was anything but smooth. Several eager buyers were unable to procure the coveted device because of various server errors. Many users who were able to add the Nexus 4 to the shopping cart found that they could not complete their transaction. Even the customer service representatives were unable to access the internal servers during the time when the Nexus 4 was on sale. 25 minutes after Nexus 4 went on sale both the 8GB and 16GB versions were sold out."
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