224 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009
moto G v/s the xperia SP
or even the xperia ZR
don't forget the xperia ZR is water proof, has a quad core krait and adreno 320 along with 2GB ram and at current prices, it's a pretty good bargain.
Does it support smart dialing? what about changing the middle digit of a phone number without having to delete all digits between that and the last digit?
i'm seriously thinking about getting a 1320 since i want a big screen for reading and checking email, along with a moderate price. I've tested the dialer on a friends lumnia 920 and i found it lacking. my trusted e71 has smart dialing and thats almost 6 years old.
Sad to hear. Semicon is a small industry and I'm sure their families, friends, and coworkers would be devastated.
Re: Deja vu?
Ya but is your asus laptop a "personal computing" device? As in a tablet or a phone?
Sounds ridiculous however it isn't when you remember in which country the patent is granted.
"In space terms, the mission is fairly cheap. Nonetheless, some observers are surprised that a country with such visible problems with poverty would spend its dosh on sending a probe to Mars."
take a asprin and apply some vaseline, it'll get better after a while.
despite it's many failings, a young and yet ancient country dares to dream. here in bangalore the excitement about the launch was tangible. people rushed to the rooftops after lunch to try and catch a glimpse of the launch in nearby TN. i'd call that mission accomplished right there, anything else is a bonus.
as easy as.....
Taking hay from a sheep
Re: "...another upcoming Steve Jobs movie"
during the intermission there should be "iAds" telling you how to hold the popcorn tub right.
Re: "Dumb" until Qualcomm are able to produce an 8 core chip
last time i checked qualcomms quad core beat the shit out of samsungs octa core. this despite everyone prediciting that the a15 would smoke the krait.
untill samsung/nvidia/mediatek come up with an architecture to challenge krait, Snapdragon will be the chip to beat.
FAIL for being such a dumass and falling for the number of cores marketing tripe.
here's hoping those sims have 3 des encryption.
Re: Nexus S4 for How MUCH!
put my balls on coal and strike a match!
the only thing missing from making this the perfect phone is that S-pen is not supported. i think the "fail" is a tad unfair in this case.
a general discussion on krait v/s a15 v/s atom in terms of power performance. there are a number of tests with varying results, but generally the qualcomm chip comes out on top.
this is a rehash of the Anandtech article which tells the same thing.
last but not least, the very article to which we're commenting on, talks about the phone not heating up even under heavy cpu load.
Re: No Exynos in the US
the qualcomm chip is actually better. a15 blowing the krait out of the water is just a myth. look at the comparison over at gsmarena.com where they have benchmarks between the 2 SGS4 models.
you get virtually identical performance at a fraction of the power consumption.
"I have seen the future.... and it breathes fire"
Re: Time to boycott Hawking
IMO he's way over rated and rather fond of seeking attention.
Re: Israel needs to grow up
hmm let's see.
IRA bombings would be preceded with a phone call to minimize the loss of life.
Islamic terrorism? here is the conversation between the terrorists and their handlers. watch the part whey they so gleefully kill two Jewish hostages.
why should Israel or anyone for that matter engage politically with pure evil?
you made some good points, but let yourself down with the use of "Fakestinian"
the way i see it, everyone in this mess is a twat, Steve for being clueless about the middle east, and the bit of an idjeet who asked him to stop using an intel processor.
Another result of sending work to India
"Since the time the incident occurred, EnStage has retained independent security experts to analyze the intrusion and to recommend enhancements to its information security infrastructure. EnStage has implemented both these enhancements as well as additional monitoring capabilities"
which in other words means "I don't know what the fuck happened, but I do know how to dish out comforting sound bites to those gullible pale skinned westerners."
never ever ever trust an indian company with financial details, that's just asking to be robbed.
Re: Linux - the engineer's server operating system
"real work" can also be done with libreoffice
something like a captcha is required if the user is yank. but instead of the twisted alpha-numerals, it should be a question on geography or current affairs.
is the earth round?
if english is the language spoken in America, what language is spoken in England?
who is the president of England? (trick questions allowed)
do french fries come from France?
google won't care
Users who can sideload ABP would be the minority who wouldn't matter anyway.
"Do no evil", my arse.
Re: More adverts, everywhere.
Screw google, I'm going to install this anyway now.
Re: Take them to the cleaners, Benny!
funny i don't recall Mother Thresa doing this when caring for the sick and dying in India, most of whom were non catholics. I myself have worked with the nuns at a home dedicated to looking after children with defects abandoned by their parents. i've also visited and helped out in old age homes many of the residents of which are non catholics.
from my experience of actually being there as oppesed to reading stuff on the internet, i can tell you, no gold changed hands.
Re: Smashing Pope
that assumption would hold true for most readers of the reg. you're point being?
another practising Catholic on the reg forums? i thought i was the only one.
I guess i understand what it must feel like for someone who's gay to come out of the closet a few years back.
Re: Smashing Pope
Actually that always struck me as odd. I do agree that the teachings of Christ were love and acceptance of all regardless of sexual orientation, race, colour and creed. And yet the Catholic Church is branded as being intolerant.
As a catholic, i've never seen or experienced this at church. i do read about it in the media though. but us catholcs are too dumb to believe everything we read. i mean it even appears on the internet so it must be true shouldn't it?
Re: Take them to the cleaners, Benny!
the sort of organization that's lasted through centuries, wars and other pseudo intellects who believed they knew better perhaps?
or perhaps the sort of organization that's built schools, and hospitals in places where few would go and asking nothing in return. a damning statistic if ever on the Church's business acumen.
see son, for the pope to admit that he's no longer able to do justice to his job and retire takes a lot of brass. much more perhaps than it takes for a nitwit sitting in front of his keyboard taking cheap pot shots.
Re: Maybe he read Richard Dawkin's "The God Delusion"
It was Delhi.
"Autocad is a resource hog (justifiably... maybe!) you _can_ run it on a single core chip with a gig of ram, but if your 'designs' are more than a line with 2 squirkles then forget it."
when i was in college, we had autocad running on a "tower" server, which was a 486-DX, 270MB hdd and i do not remember how much ram.
Re: it ends in 2015
13thApril1919 unarmed civilians including women and children treated like target practice and butchered till the British ammo almost ran out..
1984 terrorists armed with machine guns and fortified, were flushed out from the Golden Temple.
there's no reference to plumbing, but since you brought up history all smug like, i figured why not?
Re: it ends in 2015
120 years ago we set the standards for the Nazi's to emulate. Just check up on the Jalianwala Bagh massacare.
it ends in 2015
British aid to india is due to end in 2015. Even now the amount is paltry and both the Indians and the British would prefer it to stop.
I think the tendancy to view Iran's scientific capabilities as backward could backfire. Years ago when i was working on cryptography hardware and doing research on modular exponentiation, some surprisingly good papers i read came from the University of Tehran.
apple have already patented all forms of speech.
Re: @Crisp: SHOCKED!
Turtle called it right.
Slapping a "NSFW" tag on the article is a tacit agreement that it could be offensive.
Re: Beautiful Polish women?
now that i've quit smoking
i'll probably live long enough to tell me grandkids about this and how it felt at the time to see a big tech bully being made to eat crow.
apple ought to fire their lawyers over this.
they'll have to drop the price now
this has little to offer over the LG Nexus 4. maybe Asus can charge extra for the extended hardware.
Samsung used the quad krait and adreno 320 in it's note2.
i really like the note2, and tbh, quad core krait is overkill, but seeing how sammy apparantly left no stone unturned in the note2, one must wonder why they didn't pick the best silicon for a phone they didn't want to compromize on?
having waited for this phone to be annonced, i am dissapointed with:
1) non expandable memory, something i could overlook if OTG works
2) no pen support like the note2
other than that, this and the optimus G seem to be the new kings of the block.
"actual" people. not to be confused with apple loving sheep.
btw, check out the icon next to this post. since you appear a bit slow, that is the icon to use for a post like yours. now off to the meadows with you.
Re: Where's Google's Nexus 7 in this fight?
add to that the new prices and it's hard to imagine anyone competing with the nexus 7.
while their earlier attempts at hardware failed, google branded hardware has started gettting it right on features at prices that are very attractive.
apple might as well have named the ipad mini as the ipad vista.
Re: You do know that Google stuff has been sync'ing for years upon years, right?
in mobile computing terms 4 years is a lot. just 5 years back, the iphone just about made it's debut and the word ipad would probably conjure up images of a sanitary product for the ladies.
the new here is that
the fanbois actually realized something on their itoy's wasn't good enough.
Re: A phone with garish colours and 2011 specs
those dual cores are Kraits. which for the less informed, stack up rather favourably against the nvidia and samsung quad core a9's.
on the hardware front, there is nothing to complain about.
just upgraded to ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
enlightenment e16 still works like a charm and i couldn't be happier.
i honestly do not get the gnome v/s unity v/s kde debate. as far as i'm concerned they all suck. and that really is why i love linux. we all can choose what we want to use.
Re: the problem with porn
Ok, i actually googled the topic of violent video games and it's effects on behaviour. The jury is still out on this, however:
"In fact, I firmly believe that if you have an unbalanced individual with such fantasies and let him vent off his steam in front of a simulation, you will prevent, or at least defer him from doing it for real."
you do make a very good point which i have overlooked and surprisingly, my google research actually seems to back you up on this. so good point.
Having said that, I still do not agree that unfettered access to porn/violence is healthy for children. yes teenage sex was around for ages. To take your example, what if that pimple faced teenager was watching porn alone with a girl he would otherwise never have had a chance with?
Re: the problem with porn
Firstly, what i meant was that if all some kids do is shoot / slash people in video games, they'd be less averse to do it in real life.
Secondly, you're confused between religious fanaticism and moral development. Were you aware that Osama Bin Laden had a stash of porn in the compound he was killed in? So much for that line of reasoning.
Thirdly, no i went through puberty like most other people. And it was tough at the time, but i did get to view porn, so no, i'm not a prude. Today though, kids are exposed to sex even before they hit puberty. i read of school kids indulging in oral sex and filming it on their cell phones, teenagers still in school getting pregnant and abortions. And i think that something is not right. From where do they get these ideas? Why is this so normal for them? is it because they see so much of it so easily? Porn isn't the only cause, but it is a major factor.
but then some know-it-all schmuck tells me that this is not true. kids do not get any ideas from porn. I'll believe you just as soon as you introduce me to the tooth fairy.
the problem with porn
And violent video games is that if unchecked, it does tend to desensitize the viewer to what is being shown. Especially when the viewer is impressionable. Sometimes, good ol fashioned common sense needs to take precedence over being politically correct.
If it's ok for kids to view porn, why not experiment with what they see. And if they're doing it, why not with an adult? At what point does being a pc liberal prick in such matters start to feel plain wrong?
Apple are going to patent 2 arms, 2 legs, a round head and then sue every parent on the planet for "stealing" their idea.
Re: Playground stuff again
couldn't agree more. Apple want to have their cake and eat it as well.
Re: Windows Phone? No thanks
instead of being a twat, why not enlighten the rest of us, how would you email a pdf you downloaded from the internet?
it sounds like a reasonable use case to me.
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