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Android Compatibility and Fragmentation

torpor Re:It's a huge issue to app developers, not Google (211 comments)

The problem is OEMs have no incentive to put money into handsets they sold two years ago.

The OEMs should be profiting from their own app stores .. profits being driven from their customers. That they don't get this yet is hugely disappointing .. appstores - and naturally, software updates - are of huge interest to "next-gen" cell users .. but the carriers just don't want to get into it.

I suppose its because of the draconian US laws about content delivery over telephone networks, in the end, though ..

more than 3 years ago
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A History of Robotron

torpor JUNO FIRST is another good one .. (78 comments)

I love Robotron, play it regularly, Defender too .. In fact this is a list of games on my WIZ console, which is running pretty much MAME exclusively these days:

Robotron
Defender
Scramble
Moon Buggy
Crazy Climber
Crazy Climber 2
Juno First
Pleiades
Pisces
Exerion

Currently, I just can't stop playing Juno First .. love it so much, I'm considering doing a 'tribute/remake' for iPhone ..

more than 4 years ago
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Good PDF Reader Device With Internet Browsing?

torpor Re:The Smart Devices Q7 is a good solution (167 comments)

I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the SmartQ7 .. the OS pretty much blows, and there are power-management issues .. the device is rather prone to suddenly shutting down if you don't play with the right buttons for a while (15 minutes), and really .. the OS is pretty bad. It'll be much more ready for prime-time when a full Android or Mer port is completed .. in the meantime, if you get one, be prepared to put up with a very weird, Chinese, Ubuntu hack ..

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Keeps His Blackberry (And Gets a Sectera)

torpor My suggestions for him: (365 comments)

-- Hey, he can keep his blackberry, but only use it in the Oval office.

-- He keeps his blackberry, takes it with him, but it is open and public and well-maintained, and he shares it a lot with whoever he's with .. while also having his Sectera along for the ride, too.

Hey, come to think of it, he's the President now. Why doesn't he just get someone to **make** him the perfect wirehead rig, eh ..

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Intros 17" Unibody MBP, DRM-Free iTunes

torpor No more Apple kool-aid for me .. (1079 comments)

.. this will be my *last* MacBook.

I wish someone else from the 90's would make laptops as cool as Apple though ..

more than 5 years ago
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Qantas Blames Wireless For Aircraft Incidents

torpor Re:Moral of the story? (773 comments)

Something that people overlook is that there are liquids that can be used to bring down a plane which are *not* explosive, but in fact CORROSIVE. Just a few drops in the right place and wham! the wings are off their hinges, so to speak ..

more than 5 years ago

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torpor torpor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

torpor writes "Consider this theoretical reality: "What If Microsoft Open Sourced Everything?" I mean, they just flipped the switch, turned on a dime, and opened the whole code-base (while maintaining their "licensed-binary" program at all costs). What do you think life would be like, computer-wise?"

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Definition;- torpor

torpor torpor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tor?por? [tawr-per] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
-noun
1. sluggish inactivity or inertia.
2. lethargic indifference; apathy.
3. a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
4. dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.
[Origin: 1600-10; L: numbness, equiv. to torp(?re) to be stiff or numb + -or -or1]

--Synonyms 2. stolidity, listlessness, lethargy. 4. sleepiness, slumber, drowsiness.

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