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Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

nutznboltz2003 Re:Pretty nice: micro-USB port! (521 comments)

It has a micro USB port, and that's beautiful about it (and the price, of course). That makes it infinitely more expandable than the device it will inevitably be compared against. Who knows, maybe even a camera+mike combo could be connected to it, so you can make Skype calls after all. And connect a nice external storage with thousands of movies. Etc. etc.....

If you want all those options, mics, camera, external storage, etc., why are you even looking at this device? This is a media consumption device that is cloud based. If you need all those features in a small form factor, but a Netbook/Ultrabook... I get that people want a 7 inch tablet that does everything, but this is not the device to do it.

more than 3 years ago

Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

nutznboltz2003 Is this device even running a full Andoid OS? (521 comments)

It was reported that this device was running a forked version of Android, that was heavily skinned. What if that is not the full case. What if it were more of a custom compatibility layer that allows android apps to run on the Kindle OS, similar to how the Playbook does things. Unlike the Nook Color, the Kindle Fire does not have a storage expansion slot and is limited specifically to the Amazon App store. I understand why they are doing this, but I'm wondering if everyone who assumes this will become a rooted device will be disappointed down the road if they find out it's not running a full Android OS underneath the hood like the Nook Color. I think this is an interesting device, and for Kindle owners, the new e-ink models are nice upgrades. I do believe that those people expecting the Fire to be a top of the line Android tablet that can easily/quickly be rooted will be disappointed. The Fire is a media consumption device, nothing more.

more than 3 years ago

Does Religion Influence Epidemics?

nutznboltz2003 Re:Is the Catholic church still against condoms? (547 comments)

It has been proven in studies that the strategies in order of effectiveness are : - promote contraception - do nothing - promote abstinence.

Do you have links to said studies? I agree with you, but I am interested in furthering my knowledge base.
Thank you

more than 3 years ago

Verizon Makes It Easy To Go Over Your Data Cap

nutznboltz2003 Re:Sorry state of affairs. (166 comments)

I'm not sure how it is in the rest of the country, but if I actually want coverage (i.e. radio signals) my list of carriers is basically 2, US Cellular or Verizon (or competitors who buy access to their networks like Page Plus).

I'm in the same boat as yourself. Those are the exact two carriers I have access to. That being said, I have been talking to one of my friends who works for Verizon. Apparently, due to companies like Straight Talk (sold by Walmart), Verizon will be offering a pre-paid unlimited text/talk/data plan. Their information sheets show it available for $50/month. Now, this is on their prepaid plans only, but what is interesting, is apparently any VZW phone can work with this prepaid plan, which means I can take my Droid when my contract ends and move to prepaid. Yes, there will be data throttling after 5GB, but honestly, I don't stream videos or listen to Pandora over 3G anyways. Heavy lifting for me has always been done via WiFi, so this won't hurt me at all. I'm guessing VZW will find a way to block tethering, similar to what they are doing now, but who knows if a rooted phone will solve that issue I am curious how people manage to actually use so much data without tethering. What are they doing?

more than 3 years ago

Details Emerge On Futurama's "Rebirth" (and Return)

nutznboltz2003 Re:Firefly (183 comments)

Hopefully Captain Hammer will come to your rescue!

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Docs Indicate Future Xbox 360 Support For USB Storage

nutznboltz2003 Re:The next Wii Menu (130 comments)

And then watch it be fixed in under 24 hours.

Or, alternatively, watch me not update.

That was my original goal once I got WiiBrew installed. Sadly, I had a friend gift me several WiiWare titles. I never could get the store upgraded alone via WiiBrew, so I ended up just upgrading my Wii. I only used WiiBrew to add watching DVD movies and streaming video from a network share. As I also got a 360 at about the same time, I did not mind loosing the DVD playing on my Wii.

more than 4 years ago

US Lawmakers Set Sights On P2P Programs

nutznboltz2003 Re:Actually anti-spam/botnet? (180 comments)

Sigh... Do you fantasize about your job?

Nope. I stick to fantasizing about Felicia Day.

more than 4 years ago

IBM, Linden Labs Call For Portable Avatars

nutznboltz2003 One question... (93 comments)

Will our Avatars be able to change genders on the fly? I mean, in my social group I would be myself, but on WoW where I play hot elf..er...manly ogre...

more than 7 years ago


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