476 posts • joined 20 Jul 2011
Re: Small and unscientific survey of high school students
HA! I see what you did there.... 'winners' indeed.
That ain't gonna fly, especially here lol
All I know is....
Android folks get treated like second-class citizens by Apple people...
Case in point: All the bitching (still) about letting the riff-raff into what was a iTunes-only thing, Clash of Clans, by the iPhone/iPad crowd... hurt my feelings, it did. So much I flashed a couple of Kindle Fires* to vanilla KitKat to play CoC on.
*I'm agnostic with hardware, whatever works best, I say. They fly btw, those Fires make excellent daily-use multipurpose tablets with a proper OS.
Re: Sharpest knives...
s'ok.. Mamma Earth is slowly taking care of the issue-> sinkholes for the worst offenders.
Got a friend in Tampa. trains military/police dogs... the bitey kind lol. Wait, what are we talking about? Got a CSS problem for a website due out today...and mind is jello atm. I need a beer already.
Oh yeah ... lawyers suck... pretty much covers subject.
The Absolute Best Thing About The Samsung Galaxy S5 is:
It will drive the price of the Samsung Note 3 down, which is what I'm after to begin with.
Re: Well humans where around 8000 years ago
Don't be silly. It's well known that it was George Bush who did it...
Still prefer my laptops for surfing/working-> easier to balance a laptop pretty much anywhere. My Kindles (Original, HD, HDX) run Kitkat and are good for entertainment (Clash of Clans... stupid game yet addicting lol - those Kindles make excellent vanilla Android tablets).
Laptops run Win8pro, desktops on Win7. Really my only bitch is I'd really like my laptops to have touchscreens (note to self, go get a couple of touchscreen laptops)... when running tablets and laptops in tandem, there is a definite WTF moment when I start tapping on the laptop screen and nothing happens... stupid human tricks, eh?
@Mr Anonymous (why does that word always look mispelled..... anyway)
AT&T's version of the BB Torch had a slider as well as touch kb's
For some reason, it never translated over to Verizon. Too bad too, it was pretty sexy ;)
Have to be careful though, hidden teslas are pretty nasty...
From the prison staff point of view
Give the bastard a PS3, long as he STFU, we're good.
Seriously folks, these cream_of_the_crop_assholes have lots of time on their hands, with nothing to lose. There will be downvotes from the 'hard time-fuck-em folks' and there is some validity to their argument, but I'd rather have my officers go home unscathed. Give him the damn PS3 since you won't execute him - former shift sergeant, AZ Dept of Corrections.
Re: To use or not to use computers, that is the question
Nope. Only time my family needed them, they failed (2003 Dodge Ram quad cab pickup-> 50' ravine, large trees= ugly) You live in your hamster ball, I'll take my chances with a larger, heavier, real metal 1960's American sedan.
To each his own, I say.
One thing I've learned here is you can say pretty much whatever you want, it's *how* you put it. I knew if I mentioned 'Obama', the downvotes were coming, had I said 'assclown in DC', none would have appeared. Funny how that works, eh?
Call it a social experiment, call it trolling, call it whatever you want, but I'll bet I could get a Fed grant for the study.
There is manufacturing going on in right-to-work states right now, where the unions have no power. Tennessee has Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen plants producing cars, although the unions are trying by hook and by crook to get in.
Overall, you're correct-> the unions need to be busted but it won't even begin to start until Obama & Friends are gone.
Sorry... was side-tracked
TH= My Town Hall lvl 5 in 'Clash of Clans' - an IOS/iTunes game that was recently (last October) ported over to Android and Google Play. Addicting. Rooted & cyanogen modded two Kindle Fires so far just to play the damn game (wife got hooked too).
Curbstomp= British reference (where I picked it up anyway, Daily Mail can be very graphic). noun? Verb? Place unconscious person's mouth on edge of curb, stomp back of head. Yes, very nasty. Best kill me, ya know? Somebody who would do that wouldn't be hard to find if you know what I mean.
In this case, 'Moses' with his lvl 8 TH and all the benefits that implies, used a freaking Barbarian King in his attack. A_Barbarian_King_On_My_TH5. Insulting. You get one chance at revenge and I'm saving it.
on a side note: Supercell is pretty damn smart with their game, free to play, but with in-game microtransactions, we're in $100 already just to hurry things along. Learning patience and discipline though lol. Damn it. lol.
*edited we're the PtewPtew Gotcha clan hehe
A 'Moses' curbstomped my TH 6 hours ago. Then a 'Moses' shows up here...
Coincidence? I think not...... cue up peasants..... A WITCH A WITCH!
p.s. just so happens we're looking for a new family car. Had been considering a real heavy metal 60s-70s non-computer one. This article pretty much nails it down. A nice 72 Chrysler New Yorker perhaps... bang <crinkle crinkle> what was that? Oh. Prius....
Re: seems an odd thing to do
You might be wrong too. Shouldn't really make assumptions like that either.
More a matter of manufacturers releasing upgraded software for their phones instead of pumping out new models. For instance I have an Acer Iconia A500 that's been through Gingerbread->Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and now KitKat. Each upgrade has made the tab smoother and a little quicker each time. The same holds for my Motorola Razr, going from ICS to JellyBean was like getting a new phone. It will never see another upgrade, not because of Motorola or Android, but because of Verizon. Can't sell new phones if the older ones as just as good with the same software.
I'm a Windows guy mostly, I know what marketing departments do. I know Windows 7 will happily run on any old XP boxen that has a dual core cpu and 2GB of ram, but that's not what they would have you believe.
I'm in the middle of an epiphany that KitKat is a happy camper on your average 1st generation Kindle Fire, once rooted, and flies like the wind for some 'old throwaway tech'. Great hardware. Becomes a fine fully-functional android tablet with proper software. (odd how wanting to play 'Clash of Clans' leads you into some different tangent).
Where was I? Not sure other than perception can be managed and marketing has been using psychology on us poor masses for a long time now. Must test for yourself before making assumptions like 'probably run like a dog' because that's only what *they* would have you believe lol.
Re: Numbers and Sense
'Welcome to the World of Tablet Computing! We must be competitive and triumph over <insert non-whomever here> for our <insert cause here>. Your first task shall be to root and flash your new Android Device".
There you go.
Re: And yet
+1 for truth.
Tabs are media consuming devices, not educational. Even with all the improvements, I still can't use one on the job, still need all the ports, tools, etc on my laptops. I tried too. Would be nice to leave backpack in truck, ya know?
One Use in US: Common Core (whole other subject-> gov indoctrination) is online since no one has textbooks for the Feds' latest educational creation of 'critical thinking'*
*oddest idea ever, no answers are wrong, they want to know *how* you came up with answer. I.E. 2+2 can equal 'Jello' if the kid can say why it means 'jello' to them. Coming Soon: Congress enacts law to regulate pi to '3'....
Numbers and Sense
15 million Turkish kids.
Go here http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1001324521 and buy 15 million certified refurbished Kindle Fire 16GB HD's for $108/each delivered (does Turkey have a Prime account? free shipping aye) which equals $1.62 billion obamabucks (worth fancy L .004 per buck ;).
Root, flash to KitKat= $Profit$
Saved Turkish economy hit with a 2.25 Billion in savings (rounded for the 'grease' money to make this happen lol)
Just a thought... pretty stoked about my new(ish) Fire HD for $108-> Amazon didn't know they still had this sale going, had to give up address three times to confirm and yet the page is still up today. Comes in 2nd in a google search 'certified refurbished Kindle Fire HD'. Even have the big ones cheap w/year warranty.
Angry Clash of Candy.... should about cover this. Wonder why there isn't a Court/Lawyer game? Like Sims but start as a young fresh-out-of-college intern to judgeship? Intrigue, the stepping on bodies_as_rungs_in_a_ladder.... ambulance chasing, all that fun stuff..
Edit: I'm boring myself. Going to see how my TH fared while I was asleep.
AT&T rolled a client of mine yesterday over to VOIP-> told them they had to upgrade or lose service. Had no choice. Totally screwed the network configurations and didn't even think about the damn fax machine (which requires a physical line). Took me 4 hours to recover the network connectivity with all the bits & pieces they have..
Already emailed client with this article, there will be one super-pissed off lawyer's office (they were already pissed off, they really should have checked with their IT company, me, before letting anybody touch their network. Hard Lesson) tomorrow. I plan on being there for AT&T's explanation as they return the client to their original service config and monetary amount these lawyers get.
Even if Prime membership goes up, I'll probably keep it-> the savings on shipping alone cover it. I like Amazon, I get my cases of Yorkshire Gold and PG Tips inexpensively as opposed to anybody who might carry it (although I did see PGTips in Walmart 40ct box recently).
As a side note: Those Kindle Fires make *excellent* Cyanogenmod KitKat Android tablets. The original Fire flies with it.*
*Wife wanted to play Clash of Clans, Amazon's fork cannot load it due to the Google Play requirement for micro-transactions and progress saves-> Root, KitKat, Kindle Books, and Google Play. Clash On! lol Very quick. ;)
Putting a stop state-level procurement of Lenovo products from my end of the world-> damn things are overloaded with crapware... and who knows what else.
..who thinks Stephen Fry is a character on 'Futurama' - seems it might as well be the same person to judge by the outrage of El Reg commentards*.
* yeah I'm one too, so deal.
FYI Apple stocks
Took a hit yesterday with profit/shipments lower than expectations.
Other than that, I still want the Blackberry Z30...
Ya'll have a great day!
There, social/peer disapproved literature is now covered
Now, how about books that could disappear you? Say like the Anarchist's Cookbook?
I'd say that would guarantee a look/visit from your friendly neighborhood <insert your fav secret squirrel org here>
Understandable-> wait til you see it in person though, hate to see you lose half your stuff in the divorce for a crappy picture quality.
'Since when has quality mattered when dwarfed by sheer mega-ness, though! :)'
Quality would be why I have a 2014 55" Samsung 'dumb' flat screen and not the 70" Vizio 'smart' version -> Samsung looks like being at a stageplay, so real, while the Vizio looks like, well, you're looking at a big honking analog TV...
Re: Are we thinking about this the wrong way around?
Liability issues - I'm convinced Bieber and Miley Cyrus are the same person....
Keep laughing... when Califas has The Big One and slides into the Pacific...
yeah, now what?
Re: To quote US senator Orrin Hatch...
...there was a time, long ago, when Hatch had a brain...
I've often wondered when it happened. When the politician used to think on his feet, that didn't need a supporting cast of thousands, to make up his/her mind. As if their faces were their brand and any ideas/noises that come out of them have been blended, folded, stapled, and wrung of any content that has any meaning that cannot be changed as needed to fit the situation now or in the future.
Or is it just me? IDK any more.
However, those 400 Indianauts ride on top of the rocket - which I guess is ok as long you don't hit anything...
Re: I had to Google how to find the Control Panel...
Dayum - where have you been? Win8's been out for a bit already.
yep - I still think it takes a special kind of person to play a rogue effectively... sneaky bastiches. Would totally fit the persona.
Got ya... so Adobe updates will arrive on January 14th - that clears that up - thanks!
'Adobe has also set aside the second Tuesday of the year for its scheduled security updates, though the company has yet to give word on any upcoming patch releases'
Really. That would be nice actually. Seems I can't reboot a workstation without Adobe wanting attention... Can't be just me.
oh pendant alert: "Tuesday of the year" - I believe there's 52 Tuesdays per year, which one do you speak of?
Re: How much free speech can you afford? @404
Ah, so you have met them too?
I thought not.
Re: How much free speech can you afford?
Well, my wife has met them - they invite their employees to their houses for Christmas parties, etc. Nobody special, just a line worker from one of their factories, yet treated her as an equal. They are not bad people - no matter what the liberal narrative is.
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
A directed frequency fuzzer? Nice cone of silence where navigation signals are lost?
Hmmm... sounds like a project coming up
Re: 1.3 Gb day one patch!?!
Would need to take the damn thing 20 miles away for an unmetered broadband connection - my satellite limits me to 15GB a month at the house. Ok sure I have a 12am-5am unlimited download 'zone' but dayum... what a pain.
Such enticing data
Just wait until the fattest database gets hit - healthcare.gov
Re: FREEDOM INTENSIFIES!
'The US is a permafailtrain of formaldehyde-laden FEMA trailers full of bad decision making and of non-decision making by a bunch of well-moneyed bipartisan controlfreaks.'
Dude, you're in trouble - you aren't supposed to know that. State Secret and all that BS.
Re: Obama strikes again
And no, not related
Re: Obama strikes again
1. Obama has not had a budget approved since he's been in office.
2. Democrats held total power in both House & Senate first two years of office.
3. NASA is a space agency, not a muslim outreach touchy-feely State Department.*
4. More folks sit on their asses and take government tax money than work in this country & I place that right on Obama's doorstep - He (and his little buddies) have disabled fraud protections and have made it easier to lie for your Obamaphone, SNAP, and actual cash disbursements. That is where an increasing majority of the Fed cash is spent.
This is not sustainable - the Chinese will want their money back some day and Obama will be long gone.
* note he killed the Space Shuttle too.
Obama strikes again
damn community organizer has no heart, no soul. He has NASA spending money on Muslim Outreach! What the hell does that have to do with space exploration?
We need things like this for our kid's future and he's doing his best to eliminate it. Between the borrowing, the Fed deficit, and Obamacare - we're screwed.
Re: Geographically focused?
Yep - it's a setting to check or not to check for location.
I have trust issues so if they really want to know, they can ask the NSA.
Cute ones there and not named...
81-82 was a good year as a senior in High School - best tech I ever saw was the diagnostic machines in auto shop...
Re: Silly squabling
'but not fps no matter what anyone says...'
You would be incorrect - FPS with a kb/mouse has precision not seen in console games. I've known some over the years who were artists at Quake, Counter Strike, etc. Single bullet headshots, not spray&pray like consoles. Wish I could still play them at the house, unfortunately a 700-800 ping over satellite puts you at a severe disadvantage - thus I have an incredible investment in Everquest, something I've played since 2001.
Whenever I damn well feel like it
cuz ima 'Merikan!
Seriously though, since my time in da Army (good god 30 years ago!), I sleep on demand - coffee/tea time doesn't matter to this kid
Re: Oh Microsoft
Used as back up or special occasions.
Special occasion happened yesterday with the Verizon website. Firefox 25 wouldn't display the account area properly, where IE11 did. Don't know why but there it is.
As a sidenote: did save $50 a month moving to a better plan - Verizon was screwing me pretty hard - funny how their 'Account Analysis Tool' didn't pick that up.
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