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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

redmid17 Re:no you are wrong (289 comments)

Are you really not getting this?

The error was probably fixed early on with the app, but the manufacturer or phone company didn't want to spend time and money to retest and recertify that app for bundling with a new or same version of android on a low end phone. There's no budget for it and won't be because people DGAF.

For someone who's apparently actively involved in software development and has done it himself, you sure have little to no idea about the business cases behind the projects and products. This is something I would expect an 18 year old intern to grasp.

11 hours ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

redmid17 Re:Lies, lies, lies (214 comments)

I'm assuming none of those companies were trying to hire you for programming or management position.

yesterday
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

redmid17 Re:no you are wrong (289 comments)

Not really when you're endgame is to ignore the low cost phones. They have to update and package those applications within separate versions of Android, since different versions are certified to run on different hardware platforms. Those phones don't come out at the same time and the UX on a low-end phone will suffer if it has the same OS, applications, and capabilities deployed as a high-end phone.

As has been repeated in this thread ad nauseam, you bought a shitty cheap phone, the kind that never get updated with anyone but security fixes, with practically no prior research.

3 days ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

redmid17 Re:no you are wrong (289 comments)

It's pretty god damn obvious. Nokia or LG buy a shit ton of low to midrange cell camera components. Those components are used in their low to mid level cell, probably across several product generations, or they were leftovers from purchasing for higher end models.

They are generating little to no money from these cheap ass phones nor do they drive product innovation or quality advances. These defects don't get fixed because there is no money in it and the percentage of people buying these phones AND complaining is minute. It's the same reason Linux isn't support for most commercial software.

3 days ago
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Update Your Shelf: BitLit Offers Access To Ebook Versions of Books You Own

redmid17 Physical books are great (82 comments)

but they take up a lot of room, and when traveling I find it much easier to bring my kindle fire. With as much as new books cost, especially hard covers, there is no real reason to not bundle an ebook with the physical copy. The last few years I've shelled out $15-$30 on brand new hardcovers (preorder to impulse buy). I enjoy reading them and then stick them in my bookcase. I don't really want to get them torn up while traveling and they are huge. That gives me three options: purchase another physical book in paper back, buy the ebook, or download an ebook. I've already spent upwards of $30 on the book, so giving more money isn't really an enticing option. The $30 is probably enough to buy the hard cover, paperback and ebook a year after it comes out.

Just bundle them. Do it as a pre-order thing. People might even be enticed to pre-order something they wouldn't otherwise.

about a month ago
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US Court Dings Gov't For Using Seized Data Beyond Scope of Warrant

redmid17 Re:We are all criminals (63 comments)

That statute (federal) is for unauthorized access, not using it for unauthorized reasons. You have access to the computer. If your company revokes that access and you continue to go on slashdot from that computer, then it becomes a felony (on top of a likely trespassing charge).

about 1 month ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

redmid17 Re:By mistake? (711 comments)

To say that Tim Cook was saying people went to intentionally buy an iPhone, but accidentally bought an Android phone is disingenuous. You know what he meant. And if you don't, you have a serious English comprehension issue. I knew what he meant. He used the absolute wrong words to convey it. To not understand that, you have a serious English comprehension issue.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

redmid17 By mistake? (711 comments)

I won't knock either. I've used both. Cook's statement is just plain incorrect.

You don't purchase something and replace it because you bought it buy mistake. You get the replacement if you need a new phone or feel the upgrade is worth it. Maybe a few of those people walked in wanting an iPhone and walked out with an Android phone (with no interference from sales staff). That would be the only time anyone bought it "by mistake."

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

redmid17 Re:polymer AR lower recievers... (490 comments)

Yep, people have already fired larger caliber handgun and some types of rifle ammunition from 3-d printed firearms hundreds of times with no failure. Just because they sucked at it doesn't mean the people developing them (like Defense Distributed) suck at it too.

about 2 months ago
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Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

redmid17 Let me makes this real fucking simple for cyclists (490 comments)

Stop sign: Slow down, low both/all ways, proceed if clear. Otherwise follow normal traffic rules.
Yellow light: Stop unless you're already in the intersection
Red light: Stop and don't go until your turn in normal traffic

Outliers: Crosswalk: Proceed unless there is a walker. Stop then proceed otherwise.
Flashing yellow: Slow down, low both/all ways, proceed if clear
Flashing red: treat like stop sign.

Pretend like you are new to a bike and you will be much safer and people will hate you so much less. One thing you can do, unless you are a very serious cyclist, is avoid getting the pedals which require cycling shoes. If one is not clipped in, imo, one is less likely to break laws and be a douche about existing ones. For people riding 50+ miles a week, I can understand why they want them. However those are not the people who cause problems for everyone else (in my experience).

about 2 months ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

redmid17 Re:"Get off my lawn" (306 comments)

You must have a different definition of shambles than literally every other person in the thread.

about 3 months ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

redmid17 "Get off my lawn" (306 comments)

Is Slashdot linking to Bennett Haselton's dad now?
If the IT sector were really that devoid of workers with an iota of critical thinking ability, the entire state of IT in the country would be in shambles. Now he does have some valid complaints (ie plenty of Cert WIZARDS!), but the entire article is one giant strawman he constructed. I don't think IT (or at least non H1Bs) is any worse off than any other sector of the US job market. This strikes me as a case of "this new generation sucks a lot" which we roll through every 20 years or so. The WW2 generation said the same thing about the Boomers and Gen X.

The first track consisted of self-motivated high school and college students who taught themselves the necessary PC skills to get a job, sometimes before graduation. The second was the trade school, which produced droves of "certified" 20-somethings ripe for the picking in the rapidly growing IT field.

My mileage will vary from most of the people here, but these two sectors make up a small minority of what I've encountered. The first "track" is essentially career service desk folk. They don't really need to think super critically. They aren't paid enough to. The ones who are very good at it end up as Tier-2 or Tier-3 support. They do triage work and respond to critical incidents. They need to know how to diagnose problems and think critically. The second track definitely exists. I've met them. I haven't seen them actively employed for the most part, and those that were employed didn't remain for long.

The circle jerk in the comments section is pretty hilarious too.

about 3 months ago
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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

redmid17 Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (304 comments)

I was alive 20 years ago when Russia (the Soviet Union) let 14 Republicans go. I have no trouble imagining them letting territory go.

Which Republicans did they have captured? It was generous to let them go. On a serious note, the USSR was flat broke when the Iron Curtain fell. Russia could not have held onto those countries it if were threatening to use their nukes. The lack of Russian money was one of them main reasons why North Korea went through horrible starvation. It's why the DDR had rampant runaway inflation until they were absorbed back into Germany.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

redmid17 Re:Should be objective, not biased... (452 comments)

Anything you'd do on a typical office machine. I wouldn't render video or compile in VS, but web browsing, watching HD videos, typical office activities all worked fine for me. I had Win 7 Pro installed on a Optiplex D620 (P4 with HT) and 1 GB RAM and the integrated video. It wasn't a world beater but it worked. I eventually doubled the RAM and it did improve the performance (not as much paging). As to your question, yes Win 7 is very streamlined compared to Vista, especially when Vista was new.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

redmid17 Re:Should be objective, not biased... (452 comments)

It doesn't even need dual cores, though that greatly improves the performance. A P4 with HT and 1 GB RAM is plenty good for Win 7.

about 3 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

redmid17 Re:It would be inequal to provide equal rewards (673 comments)

No I meant what I meant. More girls are graduating HS, enrolling college, and graduating college. That's inequality in favor of girls and against boys.

about 3 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

redmid17 Re:It would be inequal to provide equal rewards (673 comments)

There's also a complete inequality in girls graduating high school, enrolling in college, and graduating college. I'm all for making sure that girls are given every opportunity to succeed and not prevented or discouraged from going down a path they want to try, but frankly there are many larger issues that need to be worked on before you started down this path? That said, it's Google's money to do with as they please. They clearly see some benefit to this and it doesn't mean that the money they donate here would have gone to equalizing the current gender gap in education or that they don't give money to that cause already.

about 3 months ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

redmid17 Re:Outlook Express? (641 comments)

Outlook Express does not have a calendar

about 4 months ago
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Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

redmid17 Re:TLDR: "why doesn't anyone listen to me?" (273 comments)

I wish I could use mod points to down vote entire articles. How the hell does this clown keep getting his shitty ideas published week after week.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

redmid17 Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

I'm not the original poster. I'm not the person who was asking for proof. I'm a third party.
The fact you're too stupid or too lazy to *look* at the URLs to figure out the source of tests says a lot.
Pick a metric you would want to see improved over Windows 7 and you will probably hit one that Win 8 succeeded at improving.
There's a reason why you have zero mods and this post is at +5

about 4 months ago

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