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Nokia N9: the World's Most Underrated Smartphone?

paladinsama Re:Why I didn't care, (176 comments)

I knew it was imaginary property just like my Steam purchases, or any other digital purchases I have made. But that doesn't mean I will have to deny myself the option to get it if I like it. And then be angry with a company and never deal with them again if they stop supporting something before a time I could think to be reasonable.

about a year ago
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Nokia N9: the World's Most Underrated Smartphone?

paladinsama Re:Why I didn't care, (176 comments)

I'm not sure if I can blame Elop about this.
Nokia announced that they were closing the NGAGE market and replacing it with the OVI market in October 2009, it was mentioned there was going to be a migration process and that by October 2010 the NGAGE website was going to be closed and purchases transferred to the new system. Elop started as the CEO for Nokia in September 2010 and by that date Nokia had enough time to prepare a migration process. The fact that they never worked out a transfer process and all purchases were lost on March 2011 when the authentication server was shut down seems to be a decision made before Elop took charge.
The thing is that I lost the games I bought on 2008 and 2009 for my Nokia N95 and I stopped buying anything from Nokia since that date.

about a year ago
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Nokia N9: the World's Most Underrated Smartphone?

paladinsama Why I didn't care, (176 comments)

21 Months ago Nokia announced that my digital purchases were no longer available for me to use. This is why I never cared for the N9.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Reportedly Working On Its Own Smartphone

paladinsama Re:MS killed the Nokia star (215 comments)

Not the same thing. Microsoft allowed the users to make backup copies and save them forever. All backups of the Nokia games were useless as the restore option doesn't reinstall software.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Reportedly Working On Its Own Smartphone

paladinsama Re:MS killed the Nokia star (215 comments)

Nokia is the company that closed a digital store and revoked the access to all purchases to their customers. Death is an appropriate fate for them.

about a year and a half ago
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Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs and Close 3 Facilities

paladinsama I can't have any sympathy for Nokia (350 comments)

Everybody here is always talking about the Microsoft deal or how good was the hardware Nokia made.
But something that is never mentioned is how Nokia closed a digital store that because of their DRM implementation, denied customers of their legitimate purchases.
These are the kind of things that usually causes boycotts, for example a few guys get the message that Rock Band will stop working on the iPhone, and everybody in the world is talking about it. Nokia cut access to 52 games, and nobody cared. Well, I lost 21 purchases that day so I care.
Obviously if nobody cared for what Nokia did, that only could mean that they didn't had a big following. I was a Nokia fan, but now I won't give them a cent.
For me Nokia didn't had a future no matter what choice of operating system they took.

about 2 years ago
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Flame Malware Hijacks Windows Update

paladinsama Re:whoops; ASK SLASHDOT... (268 comments)

If you read the summary of the article, you can deduce that a computer on your own subnet needs to be already infected before your machine can be infected.

about 2 years ago
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Google Files Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft, Nokia

paladinsama Re:Hey (233 comments)

I don't remember which version of Windows had the message: "We have detected you are trying to install Netscape, so we are going to make this process difficult". And I have always installed Netscape/Mozilla in Windows.

about 2 years ago
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BSA Claims Half of PC Users Are Pirates

paladinsama Re:WHAT'S STOPPING US? (585 comments)

What the majority believes may be wrong some times.

This is a well-known let's say 'urban legend', refuted several times throughout history but which keeps coming back

He said that once upon a time, the majority of the population believed the Earth was flat. He never said that time was the Middle Ages. Now you are just assuming things.

about 2 years ago
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Google Chrome Becomes World's No. 1 Browser

paladinsama Re:Superior browser (449 comments)

- Don't have a problem with Google Updater. Does it not work on your system or does it consume too many resources?

Google Updater runs as a service, that has no visible setting to disable, calls home and install whatever is flagged as an update with the default settings Google wants. You are giving Google full administrator access to a computer and if some other company ever though of doing that, there would be uproar.

about 2 years ago
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Samsung Reinvents Windows (Not the OS) With Touchscreen Display

paladinsama Re:What language is this? (227 comments)

"And from the outside you *look* just like you are tapping your window as none of the graphics can be seen. "

They accidentally a verb.

more than 2 years ago
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Cnet Apologizes For Nmap Adware Mess

paladinsama Re:Typical corporate mindset... (231 comments)

They announced in July that downloads would include an installer, and that such installer was going to include "offers for other software" (i.e. Ads)
https://upload.cnet.com/8301-21_5-20084419-9978525.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=DownloadProductReview
The next time I downloaded something I noticed such thing and decided to stop downloading anything from Cnet (and I guess a lot of people did too), so I think this is hardly something to be called "they got caught" as it was in the plain view of everybody.
 

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia Unveils Its First Windows 7 Phone

paladinsama Don't buy Nokia. (349 comments)

Don't buy Nokia. Worst Customer support. They don't care to provide any service.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Contemplating Five Week Release Cycle

paladinsama Re:There is an alternative (495 comments)

Well the previous password manager allowed to get a list of all your saved passwords, and even sort them alphabetically.
Now it only shows passwords by domain and requires you to type the master password to display each one, every single time.
This was helpful to keep track of duplicated passwords reused on more than one site, either to fix them or update them. Now they have made password management difficult.
Another thing they removed is the ability to set when to expire history. People have different preferences, some would like their history to expire after 1 day, others may like to keep history for 30000 days, now it is internally decided by Mozilla when will your history expires.
Taking away choices is not a good practice.
And like you commented, there is some kind of phobia now to put things in dialog boxes, it has to either be on a bar or a tab.
Seamonkey was a browser/suite used by a small group of people (less than 0.2% of the market share?), that chose to use Seamonkey specifically for how it worked, and how it looked. Making this random changes will make people to continue using older vulnerable versions or finally change to a popular browser.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Contemplating Five Week Release Cycle

paladinsama Re:There is an alternative (495 comments)

But with version 2.1 they removed functionality that was working fine on version 2.0.x. Developers don't care and won't restore things.

more than 2 years ago
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Carmack: Mobile Gaming To Surpass Current Consoles

paladinsama Re:Who cares. (119 comments)

Who wants to look at some little 4" (or even 7-10") screen and use wierdo controls.

Probably you will be able to connect your mobile gaming device to a 47" screen and use a wireless 14 button controller. So, you will care

more than 2 years ago
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Senate Bill Could Make It Illegal To Upload Lip-Synced Videos

paladinsama Re:sigh... (239 comments)

Thanks!

more than 2 years ago
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Senate Bill Could Make It Illegal To Upload Lip-Synced Videos

paladinsama Re:sigh... (239 comments)

Your worldwide enjoyment link says that it contains content from SME, who has blocked it in my country on copyright grounds. So it seems it isn't really Worldwide.

more than 2 years ago
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English Teenager Invents a Better Doorbell

paladinsama Re:Um, how many thieves ring doorbells? (363 comments)

> Um, how many thieves ring doorbells?

The ones checking a house and expecting nobody to answer.
If they do get and answer they usually pose as a delivery, interview, survey or just leave.

more than 2 years ago

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Worried about DELL motherboards lacking proper heat dissipation.

paladinsama paladinsama writes  |  about a year ago

paladinsama (1831732) writes "It seems that at some point during 2012 Dell is no longer manufacturing motherboards attaching a heatsink on the motherboard's chipset. Even though intel's documentation specifies that one is required.

Thread on Dell Community forums about this. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19461015/20160138.aspx#20160138

Does anybody has any experience on this? Anybody who has purchased a Dell system during 2012 have noticed any overheating problems? like PCI express devices disappearing, sound problems, USB devices disconnecting, etc?

Thanks."

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