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Wikipedia To Dump GoDaddy Over SOPA

jDeepbeep hover (197 comments)

hover.com/tucows is another that has come out against SOPA. UI is decent. $10 to transfer a domain. No upselling.

more than 2 years ago
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Google+ Loses 60% of Active Users

jDeepbeep How did they get these numbers? (519 comments)

Is this another "study" that doesn't include any clicks to the service from the black Google bar, or from within the service itself, or from mobile devices, or based on counting only public posts? Meh. Next.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Linux Is Good For Low-End Smartphones

jDeepbeep Re:Here's hoping (163 comments)

I find myself having to reboot the Android phone more often than I reboot Windows.

Really? Which device and firmware do you have? I'm curious.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Preps Devs For One-Size-Fits-All Android

jDeepbeep Re:the phone reports it (228 comments)

Thanks. I'll look into it.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Preps Devs For One-Size-Fits-All Android

jDeepbeep the phone reports it (228 comments)

Are they just going to have a few hardcoded presets(phone, tablet, TV?) that use the same architectural foundation? Will it be a single 'windowing' mechanism that follows certain layout rules that result in different effects based on screen size and DPI?

Android has been doing this for a while, choosing at runtime which resources to serve up based on DPI. The source tree of an Android app has 3 'drawable' directories under res/ (drawable-ldpi, drawable-mdpi, and drawable-hdpi) and it picks the best one for each situation.

more than 2 years ago
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The Google+ API Is Released

jDeepbeep G+ games (154 comments)

Games on G+ can also reward you for spamming/recruiting your friends. Angry Birds on G+ for example will keep levels locked until you and your friends have a cumulative total of stars to unlock them, so naturally you want to get more people playing. Another game lets you ask for hearts to continue gameplay and equally you can donate hearts. The difference here though is people in your circles will not see all this game stuff unless they are also in their games stream.

more than 2 years ago
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The Google+ API Is Released

jDeepbeep public posts (154 comments)

I don't know anyone who makes public posts. That's kind of the entire point, which you appear to have missed

There are many I've found who use G+ as they use Twitter, IOW all public posts, like a broadcasting station/soapbox. I find what you say to be generally true of most other users though (including myself). I post daily but you wouldn't know it from my profile.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Extends Music Copyright to 70 Years

jDeepbeep Helps the labels not the artists (536 comments)

From TFA

The change applies to the copyright on studio recordings, which is often owned by record labels, rather than the right to the composition, which is owned by the songwriters.

Can't say I'm a bit surprised. I would hate for record labels to face an income gap toward the end of their lives.

more than 2 years ago
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James Gosling Leaves Google

jDeepbeep SPOT (192 comments)

would be interesting to see what they bring forth instead

possibly Spot

more than 2 years ago
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Google Street View Gets Israeli Government's Nod

jDeepbeep Re:Ridiculous (90 comments)

What a brave statement by an AC. Figures.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Street View Gets Israeli Government's Nod

jDeepbeep Ridiculous (90 comments)

Please take your zomg_jews_rule_teh_world!!!! conspiracy theories elsewhere. It's not helping, and frankly, it's really old and repetitive.

more than 2 years ago
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Can Google Fix the Cable Box?

jDeepbeep Re:fiber to the home (223 comments)

....and after all this trouble, what would the content be?

more than 2 years ago
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Syrian Hackers Deface Anonymous' Social Network

jDeepbeep Not even Syrian slaughter (80 comments)

Not even photos of the thousands of slaughtered Syrian citizens by their benevolent government would faze anon.

more than 2 years ago
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Update Brings Android USB Mounting To Chromebooks

jDeepbeep selling points (47 comments)

Last I checked, the featureset includes:

  • powers on and is online in < 10 secs
  • documents, prefs (read: same experience anywhere, multiple user machines), and apps stored in cloud
  • wifi and 3G
  • an app store (they call it chrome web store or something like that)
  • supposedly very secure

Maybe someone who actually has one can fill in the blanks here.

more than 2 years ago
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Google+ Account Suspensions Over ToS Drawing Fire

jDeepbeep takeout (560 comments)

For the time being, it never hurts to make backups regularly, as with any other data on your systems. I believe in addition to that, GMail has it's own exporting. I agree with your statements though.

about 3 years ago
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Google+ Account Suspensions Over ToS Drawing Fire

jDeepbeep Lady Ada (560 comments)

When she first opened her G+ profile, it was under "Adafruit Industries" not under Limor or Lady Ada. This was against Google's policy (remember they told businesses to hold off until they had features rolled out for business users). How do I know that? I had her in my circles and she only changed it over a week/week.5 later. I mention this because this detail doesn't seem to be getting any airplay.

about 3 years ago
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Facebook Is Most Hated Social Media Company

jDeepbeep gender (165 comments)

Your gender complaint has been addressed.

about 3 years ago

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