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Why Google Is Disabling Kids' Gmail Accounts

soilheart Re:Email is for old people (228 comments)

So what for the kids who want to email their Grandparents (the the girl in TFA?) =)

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Killed the Start Menu Because No One Uses It

soilheart Re:Launchy did it for me (862 comments)


Since I stared Launchy I always press alt-space when I want to run a program, which sometimes causes a few seconds of confusion when using the computers at my university.

I have even stopped trying to keep the start menu in order, as I never use it anyway ;)

more than 3 years ago

Bloomberg Reports Facebook Building Android Smartphones

soilheart Well this kinda explains it (63 comments)

I think this very well explain why the Facebook Android App is so bad.

It auto loads images whether you want it or not and all notifications link to the touch.facebook.com homepage.

(Not to speak of the "always keep phone awake draining battery"-bug that the last version suffered from).

more than 3 years ago

Getty's Flickr Sales, Money Spinner Or Ripoff?

soilheart Re:Value (98 comments)

Well... from what I've read it's the other way around with the percentage.
That is 20% to you and 80% to them.

more than 4 years ago

Struggling To Bridge the Casual-Hardcore Game Gap

soilheart Re:The gap is permanent (185 comments)

I think you are right.
Especially talking about the controls.

As somebody said in an article, the gamers today have been slowly brought up with more and more buttons and controls:
NES had 2 Buttons => SNES which had 6 buttons => Playstation 8 buttons (and later analogue joysticks with two "buttons") and so on.
I mean I had some trouble to use two buttons when I was small, but going directly for 8? Half impossible if you ask me...

more than 4 years ago

Why Video Calling Is a Wasted Feature In the UK

soilheart Wasted and wasted (232 comments)

We've had this feature in Sweden for years now. It was one of these new "cool" features when we got our 3G networks.
So in the beginning some people used it for the novelty factor, but nowadays it's mostly used by friends who are bored and have nothing else to do than video chat =P.

BUT. I guess a lot of people with problems hearing still use and love this feature. And as a lot of phones have this built in and the networks support the feature, I wouldn't say it's "wasted".
It may not be used by the masses, but the most people using it really like and need the feature, and AFAIK there is no large expenses for the carriers/phone manufacturers. So it's not "wasted" as much as "only really usable by a few".

more than 4 years ago

Researchers Create 4nm Transistor With Seven Atoms

soilheart Re:By This Logic... (120 comments)

This is not the article you are looking for.

more than 3 years ago

Wikileaks Releases Video of Journalist Killings

soilheart Re:Video (1671 comments)

Depends on what you call MAJOR.
Most of of the large newspapers in Sweden has picked up the story (all in Swedish of course):
Some, like the last one even has it as the first news on their main page. The same page also says that the article are taken from TT the largest Swedish news agency.

Most articles also mention that the video was classified by the US Military. Of course some articles contain the bullshit from the US Military spokesperson.

more than 4 years ago

Next iPhone — Front-Facing Camera, A4 Processor

soilheart Re:Front facing camera? (327 comments)

Or use the video call function that was one of the most hyped new things when Sweden launched their 3G networks. Which naturally youngsters and deaf people just love (in no special order/grouping). God forbid.

more than 4 years ago

Memorizing Language / Spelling Techniques?

soilheart Re:Flashcards (237 comments)

Yeah, flashcards is great. Write the character on one side, the English on top on the other side and the pinyin (pronunciation) on the bottom of the other side. Keep your thumb over the pinyin and learn it from English to pinyin/character. Usually you learn the other way around too, if not then just turn the card and try to translate/say the characters.

Also "since there is no relation between sound and shape of the characters" is absolutely wrong...
I have studied Chinese for 3 years and nowadays if I can't read a character I just guess the sound is similar to similar characters and more often than not you actually succeed in some way. The radical of the character tells you what the word is about, the other part may sometimes give you a good clue about pronunciation.

more than 4 years ago

Quality Concerns For Kingston microSD Cards

soilheart Re:Yawn (149 comments)

Well. Officially there is only Class 6 so far, that's true.
But as Class 6 is a pretty old classification stating the lowest write speed there are today faster cards than that.

For example: I am currently using a "Sandisk Extreme 30 MB/s-edition" in my camera which Sandisk calls "Class 10" (and has been shown to perform at 20 MB/s in some cameras and card readers). But "officially" it's only a Class 6 card, as there is no official Class (from the SD standards) above Class 6.

So it's true that Class 6 is the "highest-lowest speed" class right now, promising speeds from 6 MB/s and up, but the highest speeds go up to 20 MB/s nowadays.

more than 4 years ago

New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

soilheart Sweden already has this? (1235 comments)

I heard somewhere that Sweden already have some regulation like this (I am a swede btw)
But I havn't really found some official source confirming this...

more than 5 years ago

Software-Generated Paper Accepted At IEEE Conference

soilheart Re:In Soviet Russia.... (235 comments)

You must be new here.

more than 6 years ago

Ubuntu Ports To ARM

soilheart Re:sounds to me... (279 comments)

At the time of posting, the parent was appropriately rated 1, Redundant.

more than 6 years ago



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