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operators also opposed/oppose demands to implement EIRs (databases of stolen IMEIs) on the same grounds
Re: There’s also an FM radio
And it can also make and receive voice calls, unbelievable!
@Michael Shelby: Re: SecureBoot is not the problem
I'm not buying a Surface [RT] because I can't install Debian on it.
Re: same will ... if I were to replay it in 10 years’ time
Maybe not if you were to play it the first time 10 years from now. I find the whole "great for the period" argument rather moot. Some games (like StarControl II, Ultima 7 BG/SI, RoA StarTrail, SystemShock II, DeusEx (the 1st one) etc) are great for any period, not sure about Alone in the Dark though - I didn't like it then, I don't like it now, so maybe it's great just not for my taste.
Re: it was them that told Bill
Re: BMW could go to Lake Baikal
Try this in the winter, buddy
Re: screen went blotchy, bad hard drive, bad NVIDIA Geoforce graphics card
Exactly the kind of quality that speaks for itself, "bashing" needs not apply.
Re: Ollila says there were several reasons for Nokia's spectacular decline
"in a choice between the Microsoft OS and Android, Windows Phone had been a unanimous choice" - no wonder they've lost.
Re: Turkey has common borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran blah blah blah
99.9% of heroin comes to UK via Turkey. Nothing would change at all if Turkey was EU member, your argument is totally irrelevant here.
It IS matter of culture, religion and race, maybe, if you factor the former two in the definition of race.
Re: why Israel isn't in both NATO and the European Common Market
Yet Turkey IS in NATO, being neither Northern, nor Atlantic state. And of course, Turkey has nothing to do with Europe at all, as the territories it holds west of Bosphorus and Dardanelles have been illegally occupied.
Re: they also develop GNU/kFreeBSD, and recently, beta versions of GNU/HURD.
In fact the other way round - they also develop GNU/Hurd (they had it running half a dosen years ago IIRC), and recently, GNU/kFreeBSD
Re: proprietary binary blob drivers -- A lot of this is graphics
Wrong -- http://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/GalaxyS3:
Known freedom issues:
* Proprietary and likely signed bootloader
* Modem, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC firmwares are non-free
* Modem could access GPS
Re: there are gifted, talented people out there that can "replace" him
that can try at replacing him again and again and never succeed. Here, fixed it for ya
Re: SMS character sets
Actually SMS-es use UCS2BE (!), not utf8.
Seen bigger cameras, a LOT bigger and ten times heavier, and ten times more expensive.
size of SIM card
Article didn't tell anything about SIM card size - is it regular miniSIM, ridiculous microSIM or idiotic nanoSIM?
but he still handed them over
While he could run "badblocks -svw /dev/<any HDD/flash drive that could contain SSL keys>", then go to FBI and tell them that's he'd ran that badblocks scan with -w option by accident
"business-critical apps tied into Windows XP via its IE6 browser"
Re: Anyway, TimesTen is a completely different product
Do they use different SQL syntax. Or TimesTen doesn't support PL/SQL?
Re: He was reflecting the conventional wisdom in the late 1990s
So he was absolutely right, just the names were changed - Microsoft to Google and Dell to hordes of Chinese manufacturers.
Cheap or not, you've got to fight for your right to have it. Otherwise food might constitute anything from 0 to 100% if you surrender manufacturing rights to capitalists.
Re: to destroy many a British industry in the 60's and 70's
FFS, British industries destroyed themselves without any help from unions (they started to decline, so did salaries/conditions, then people started to protest, not the other way round).
Re: It does not matter how poor or desperate someone is
Yes, and let me extend this notion for ya - no matter how stupid their religion or beleives or their leaders are or how primitive or savage their culture is and no matter how powerful you are relative to them, you must never take away their dignity.
Re: having to provide your finger prints for services is pretty scary
Wake up, people, overthrow your governments
But the reason was The Ever Shrinking Apple's SIM Card Format. I've cut my wife's miniSIM to microSIM when I've boght her iPhone 4S and I've bought separate microSIM for her iPad 2, but I won't subject myself to these inconveniencies anymore. I've grown tired of that marketing shit, so no nanoSIMs and no more microSIMs either. I want to use plain old miniSIMs, and I want smartphone's storage to be accessible as USB mass storage device (a la Amazon Kindle), and no stinking iTunes, please. There are absolutely no technical reasons for requiring smaller SIM for iPhone 4 series and even smaller for iPhone 5 ones.
Re: maybe we should humour him for once?
Yeah! Bring in ARM SoC developers and The Holy Hand Grenade!
Re: When your employer refers to you as a resource
That's a crucial difference - Linus wasn't a resource, at least not a replaceable one. Just like Guido van Rossum was until jokes about bus running over Guido stopped as Python gained [dev community] momentum.
absolutely agree with Linus
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Re: how a 35% difference can really be considered "reasonably close"
1. 50% is a lot, 35% is reasonably close
2. considering that the 35% price difference is between XXX device and Apple device, the latter is a bargain in fact
Re: the first iPhone was laughable by European (ie: Nokia) standards
"the list of features it didn't have that were standard on Nokia phones is as long as your arm". In fact, the first iPhone was so much greater than all European phones together, that even without MMS support it was _far_ greater than anything else.
I have two Motorola StarTac 130's, they pick up a signal just about anywhere, and have a style.
Maybe Microsoft didn't need no stinking Nokia at all, but only wanted The Excellent Trolltech's Qt
Re: One unified brand...
Nokia is plural of Nokuim, the same's true for Lumia (cf. delirium/deliria)
Darkness of Greed
Nothing interesting here except that the jury were objective this time. "Fair and reasonable" is hard to define, but most probably other licensees disclosed amounts of their payments to Motorola so jury were able to calculate statistically significant mean and STD.
let's describe this as "non-lethal aid" to Syrian "rebels" and forget about it
Obvious conclusion that everyone is able to make is that the said Armstrong is a мудак
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