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Canadian Researchers Debut PaperTab, the Paper-Thin Tablet

jaavaaguru Re:Apple invented paper. (142 comments)

No - cut, along with copy & paste will come in version 2.

about 2 years ago
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College CIO Predicts Tablets Will Kill Smart Boards

jaavaaguru Re:OpenAFS REally? (150 comments)

It took me just a few minutes to set it up on OSX using MacFUSE. Was very simple. I agree it was a bit more complicated on Linux, but if it's packaged correctly and someone makes a nice configuration tool, then it should be simple there too.

about 2 years ago
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How Old Were You When You First Got a Cell Phone?

jaavaaguru Re:Better Poll (330 comments)

I think they missed out the word "Internet"

Internet on cell phones became wildly popular in 2001-2003

I'm pretty sure that by 2001 I was on my 4th cell phone and it had internet. Shitty slow WAP internet, but internet nonetheless.

about 2 years ago
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To Mollify Google on Moto Patents, Apple Proposes $1/Device Fee

jaavaaguru Re:At last an offer. (582 comments)

The RIM of the toilet bowl.

about 2 years ago
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80,000lbs of Walnuts Purloined In Northern California

jaavaaguru lbs? (127 comments)

As a 32 year old, I was never taught what lbs are in relation to kilograms or metric tonnes. According to Google, it's about 36 metric tonnes, for anyone who cares.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Now Shipping Lightning To 30-Pin Adapters

jaavaaguru Re:Lockin (173 comments)

The iPhone is a very expensive phone

Off-contract, the iPhone 4 is the same price as the Galaxy SII, and the iPhone 4S is not a lot more than the SIII. Granted the iPhone 5 is about GBP 150 more though, but until that was released they were about the same price as Samsung's competition.

Example

more than 2 years ago
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The 30 Best Features of Windows

jaavaaguru Return of the start button? (470 comments)

I've obviously not been using Windows for a while... When did the start button disappear?

more than 2 years ago
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iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'

jaavaaguru Re:So that makes me.. (780 comments)

On my handheld device, I'd rather have an OS that was designed to be operated using my fingers or thumbs rather than one that was designed with a mouse and keyboard in mind. While I know that it is theoretically possible to use Windows or OS X on a tablet style device, most of the apps that run on those platforms are not designed to be operated on a small-ish touchscreen.

I imagine the ease of use that iOS provides on these devices would be far superior to OS X or Windows. So on that note, I will be staying away from any tablet style devices running OS X or Windows, and opting for iOS or Android instead.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Wreaking Havoc On Apple Store

jaavaaguru Re:Apple Store in App Store (285 comments)

The iPhone is hardly locked to one carrier. Buy an unlocked one from eBay and put it on whatever carrier you like. Don't all GSM phones work this way?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Reportedly Ditching Windows

jaavaaguru Re:Flamebait (1003 comments)

Really? I'm surprised they added this limitation when the iPhone doesn't have it. If I can buy an iPhone from the shop and start using it instantly, why can't I do that with an iPad?

more than 4 years ago
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Why Windows 7 "Slate" Tablets Won't Happen

jaavaaguru Re:Why don't they... (467 comments)

At 1.5" bigger than the iPhone's screen, and being tied to a mobile carrier, this seems more like a slightly-too-large cell phone and less like a tablet.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Windows 7 "Slate" Tablets Won't Happen

jaavaaguru Re:Doesn't Win7 have a "tablet mode"? (467 comments)

As much as I loathe Apple's restrictions, they have the right idea with the iPad. As a device, the entire desktop UI metaphor needs to be rethought.

The iPad has a desktop UI metaphor? I've used my friend's iPad a lot and to me it definitely doesn't appear to have a "desktop" UI. In fact I'd say it's UI is perfectly suited to the device, although it might benefit from multitasking.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

jaavaaguru Re:stable? (347 comments)

Maybe it's related to me already having Chromium installed but there is no 'beta' labelling and no 'google' on the title bar like the Windows version has.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

jaavaaguru Re:Can I install somewhere else? (347 comments)

I think that's something to do with it using Clickonce. I've never seen a Clickonce app giving the option of going anywhere else, so it may be a limitation of Clickonce. I think the idea being that unprivileged users can install applications easily, so they have to be installed within a directory you have write permission to.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

jaavaaguru Re:this is going to be (347 comments)

The only differences I've found between Chromium and Chrome are cosmetic. Chromium is pretty free - it's distributed under a BSD license

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

jaavaaguru Re:Correction (347 comments)

That's not how it works. If you download the .deb file for Chrome 5 from Google's site, it does not get updated by the package manager. It also doesn't get updated the way the Windows version does. It really looks like you'd have to update it yourself. According to help, there should be a button on the about box to check for updates. The Linux version doesn't have this.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

jaavaaguru Chrome vs Chromium on Ubuntu? (347 comments)

Why would I download Chrome when I already have Chromium which gets updated automatically by Update Manager, remaining consistent with everything else on my laptop?

more than 4 years ago

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jaavaaguru jaavaaguru writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jaavaaguru writes "Researchers at Oxford University have produced a Java-based x86 emulator which they hope will be useful in testing applications and learning about viruses without damaging the host PC's operating system. They have an online demo available which boots DOS and has some games to play. Being purely Java, this emulator should be able to run on almost anything, including cell phones."

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