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CES, Reporter Breaks "Unbreakable" Mobile Phone

nuOpus Re:Nothing is unbreakable. (316 comments)

Yeah, but did you see how many times he smacked the screen up against the tank with a lot of force? I have owned lots of phones in my day, but ALL of them would have had a smashed screen with just one hit lighter than the force he was using. The iPhone has a more rugged screen than lots of others, but I will bet anything that one smack against the tank like that, and the screen would be done for. Even though he cracked the screen, that thing held up like a tank! After seeing that, I would have confidence that if that phone fell out of my pocket and fell in the rocks, it would survive in tact. I can't see how a fall out of a pocket could exert that much pressure repeatedly.

So in normal circumstances, yes I would still consider this phone unbreakable.

more than 4 years ago
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Palm Pre Reviewed

nuOpus Re:vs iPhone (144 comments)

What? It isn't about how expensive the phone is. I love to have everything at my fingertips. I love the efficiency at which I get to my information. I bet your are using a broadband connection aren't you? Most people who started with modems thought that 56k was fast enough until you go broadband. Once that move happens, 56k is no longer good enough, it is downright painful.

People who live in rural country areas who get around with bikes and walking may think cars are useless status symbols. I bet you own a car don't you? So .. you just purchased your vehicle as a status symbol?

more than 5 years ago
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Creating a New Yorker Cover On the iPhone

nuOpus Re:So what's the news? Something subtle. (226 comments)

I've used the brushes app before. This was not edited outside of the iPhone. That application really does a good job simulating paint and brushes. And yes, you can do this with a WinMo device. The difference is the interface of this application, the accuracy of a capacitive screen, and the multitouch make the combination of this app and this phone seem natural. Zooming in and out is effortless by pinching in and out. And the speed and sensitivity is perfect. I have used paint applications on my Winmo, and they don't feel very natural. Doing multiple strokes with textured brushes with transparency set on a winmo device doesn't feel very good ... not as fluid.

more than 5 years ago
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Last Year's CanSecWest Winner Repeats on Vista, Ubuntu Wins

nuOpus Re:Popcorn anyone? (337 comments)

What are you talking about? Browsers and their plugins have access to everything. Do something as simple as post a picture in myspace and you will see that it has access to let you browse the entire system to find your picture. Any number of sites will let you browse for files through said browser. How is this limiting browser access to the temp directory? If a simple scriptlet can do that, its not like you say. Anyone who has ever used Internet explorer to install a printer through IIS will tell you it happens. I connect to the web page at my work, and IE lets me not only connect, but it also downloads and installs print drivers. Something like that has access to system areas and even registry. One could exploit that to create a faux driver and do malicious activity with it.

more than 6 years ago

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