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

uvajed_ekil Re:Isn't this Apple's entire shtick ? (291 comments)

If YOU BUY crappy software that is further crippled by useless bloatware, that is on you. You don't have to buy crap. There are better alternatives.

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

uvajed_ekil Re:Isn't this Apple's entire shtick ? (291 comments)

No, Apple products just suck so equally for everyone that people get locked into the brand and don't know or care about the alternatives available to them. iPhone sucks for you? Deal with it until you can buy the new one. iPhone breaks? Get a new one, or keep using it with a shattered screen, like everyone else seems to do. iPod dies a young death? Buy a new one.

Apple makes decent stuff that looks nice in the same way a Honda Accord looks nice - it isn't offensive, or special in any way. But if you care to do a little research you can do much better in most cases and get more for your money. I'm quite satisfied with my LG phone (no need for an ipod), ASUS tablet, and Toshiba laptop - they all do everything a competing Apple product can do, they all do things MY way, they are durable, and I saved enough cash to take a vacation.

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

uvajed_ekil Re:You are the beta tester (291 comments)

At least with Android phones you have a chance of getting something you'll like and will suite you, even if you don't do any research before buying. With Apple, everyone is in the same boat with the same crappy handsets that are locked-down the same way and crack equally easily, which comparison shopping can not fix. A cracked iphone screen seems to be the norm rather than the exception, as does complaining constantly about how bad your battery sucks, how small the screen, how bulky your Otter Box is, is or how poorly the latest OS upgrade works.

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

uvajed_ekil Re:Errrm, No!?? (291 comments)

My Samsung Exhibit II 4G (T679?) was pretty decent in its day for a cheap android phone. Everything worked fine, the battery lasted me all day, and it fit great in a pocket. Plus it was easy to unlock and there was enough developer support that there were some pretty good ROMs for it. That said, I've found that high end phones suite me better and keep me from wanting to upgrade as frequently.

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

uvajed_ekil Re:Don't buy cheap android (291 comments)

They sure are nice looking. I'm still quite happy enough with my Optimus G - enough to skip the G2 and maybe even the G3. How often has anyone had a smartphone (or any cell phone) they weren't dying to upgrade 18+ months after it was released? I was a budget/"free" phone user until android. Now I've learned that I will be much happier if I just shell out the dough and get a high end device (although I buy used a few months after initial release), rather than getting a crappy one and wanting to get rid of it in a few months.

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

uvajed_ekil Re:Don't buy cheap android (291 comments)

Which is not the phone being talked about and the G2 is not a low-end phone.

Which is why he likes it and why he doesn't need to go onto an online forum and whine like a baby about it.

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

uvajed_ekil Re:Don't buy cheap android (291 comments)

Even high end android sucks? I wouldn't say sucks, but could be better. As soon as I got my LG Optimus G I began flashing aftermarket ROMs, though the stock UI wasn't that unbelievably horrible. Of course that is not to mention LG's absolutely embarrassing track record of not supporting their own phones (even flagships) and not providing timely updates (Optimus G - is 4.4 even available yet? G2x - never even got 4.0, despite perfectly capable hardware. L9 - no updates, bootloader can't be unlocked.), but their hardware is generally very nice.

For me, trying aftermarket/third party firmware is easy and even a bit fun. If you hate bloatware enough, you'll figure out how to do it; if you don't care so much, you probably don't hate the stock versions as much. I will never again buy an Android phone until I know it can be rooted and unlocked - got bit with that once. If you don't think you can live with the carrier's crap on top of the manufacturer's crap, the most important step is simple: don't by a bottom-of-the-barrel phone, or it will likely have little to no aftermarket or community support. I'm currently using Cyanogen 11 nightlies on both my Optimus G and Nexus 7, and mostly loving it. Xda-developers.com is fairly comprehensive and can help any technically-minded person free their phone. Oddly enough, everyone I know with a Samsung S3/4/5 is happy with it as is.

about a month ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

uvajed_ekil Re:Math? (202 comments)

Nice trolling - calling people out because you don't understand what is going on, then using an insensitive epithet. Way to do it anonymously, loser. Claim your posts, turd face.

about a month ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

uvajed_ekil Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (249 comments)

Jealous much, ANONYMOUS?

about a month and a half ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

uvajed_ekil Huh? (249 comments)

Um, just do it anyway, without DC's money or support.

about a month and a half ago
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YouTube Issuing "Report Cards" On Carriers' Streaming Speeds

uvajed_ekil Re:This is bullshit (110 comments)

How does one stream nitrates? Try again in your native language and I will translate.

about a month and a half ago
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YouTube Issuing "Report Cards" On Carriers' Streaming Speeds

uvajed_ekil But wait, that's not all! (110 comments)

I'm issuing report cards on Youtube
Current usability/UI C-
Privacy policy/TOS F
Search functionality D+
Overall mobile support D
WDTV app F-
Funny cat videos B+
Embedded advertising D-
DMCA Understanding/Implementation D

LOL, sorry for the poor formatting. it looked better but /. kept saying "Error: use less white space and junk characters." Very Youtubish.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

uvajed_ekil Re:IT'S A TRAP! (136 comments)

Actually, it IS a trap. How long until they back away from their support of open source and back away, migrating to their own proprietary BS, taking full advantage of the progress made by others?

about a month and a half ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

uvajed_ekil Next order of business: (646 comments)

Next the US PTO needs to strip Notre Dame University of its disparaging trademarks. As an American partially of Irish descent, I have always been greatly offended by the "Fighting Irish," and their despicable mascot, which are both horrible and inaccurate stereotypes. Apple should be next, as the word "apple" is far too common to be limited solely to an electronics manufacturer who has never actually sold any fruit. Finally, I would like to request that Pizza Hut no longer be allowed to use "Pizza" in their trademarks, as they do not sell actual pizza.

about 2 months ago
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Scott Adams's Plan For Building Giant Energy-Generating Pyramids

uvajed_ekil Re:Make a Biosphere out of it (107 comments)

You could call the prototype "Biodome," and I bet you could make an amazing comedy about it.

about 3 months ago
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Scott Adams's Plan For Building Giant Energy-Generating Pyramids

uvajed_ekil Re:Gentlemen! (107 comments)

Don't forget carbon nanotubes and the cloud! Everything worth anything in the future will require both.

about 3 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

uvajed_ekil Re:These are all slow (611 comments)

All the above window managers take a while to load & freaking slow. What's remarkable is people have so much patience to live with them. I for one can't bear a window manager which takes more than a second to load. Animations & other gaudy features are nice - but just keep getting in between you & getting things done.

So I have had to live with Fluxbox for over a decade now & have used the same keyboard shortcuts all this while. The desktop looks basic - but everything is fast & usable in milliseconds.

If you have a similar environment which is equally or better than FB do share it here - I would love to try.

Maybe you need to upgrade your hardware once in a while, as ALL of the choices above (except Unity - never tried it, that I can recall) seem reasonably fast to me. That, or you are a very, very impatient person.

about 3 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

uvajed_ekil Re:GNOME 2, then 3. (611 comments)

Before Gnome 3, I preferred Gnome. MATE is okay, but I have moved on. Now it is definitely Cinnamon for me, as I refuse to use Gnome 3. I will admit that I've only really used it on Mint and Mint Debian, but those are the only systems I use much anymore, aside from when I am forced to use Windows at work. KDE has always seemed bulky and is just not intuitive to me, though I take each major new version for a spin because it always looks so nice.

XFCE and LXDE are both worthy competitors (or were, the last time I checked), but a little plain and barebones for my liking.

about 3 months ago

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LucasFilm Ltd. protects lightsaber design

uvajed_ekil uvajed_ekil writes  |  more than 4 years ago

uvajed_ekil (914487) writes "From the article:
""Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to force a laser company to stop making a new, high-powered product he says looks too much like the famous lightsaber from his classic sci-fi series."

The laser does look vaguely like a lightsaber, or at least the hilt of the Jedi weapon. Nevermind that it is not a lightsaber, is not intended as a weapon, can not be used like a lightsaber, and is not marketed as one. LucasFilm Ltd. has insisted that it be pulled from the market anyway. Is this a legitimate demand to protect intellectual property and a somewhat novel design, given that LucasFilm does not sell a working lightsaber, and has no apparent intentions to develop one?"

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