Do you think this is funny?
Well, do you?
I hope so, because unfortunately, it is. We may be laughing ourselves to death, here.
259 posts • joined 10 Feb 2010
Well, do you?
I hope so, because unfortunately, it is. We may be laughing ourselves to death, here.
Will the single N900 owner with a working USB port install this and take a screenshot? I want to giggle like a little girl.
WebOS did it first, N9 did it better, can't say anything about BB10 because I never put my hands on it, but these johnny-come-latelies have latched into gestures as "the new thing" but they're retrofitting swipes into systems that have never been designed for them. They're the Nokia N97 of swiping.
Funnily, it's a key no Mac laptop keyboard has had in a long time, maybe ever (you have to Fn-Backspace to get "delete")
Hey, Facebook Messenger also used XMPP once... But when users are the product, you don't want anyone to access "your" users without paying your toll.
Simples! Back to IRC.
I only care if Nokia re-releases the N9. With Sailfish and the original UI.
How the heck are professionals not using 1-bit ADCs? You'll tell me they have a network of resistors next...
I have some very bad memories of my Ericsson MC218 keyboard. The feedback wasn't very good (can't really describe how, but I just took it out again to check), it seemed that the keys wobbled a bit, and if you didn't hit the key dead center it would fail to register or have a horrible feeling to it.
I never had access to a 5mx to check if it was the exactsame keyboard or if Ericsson messed with it.
It's not TOO bad if you're thumb-typing in your hand, but horrible if index-typing on a table.
Are there shenanigans afoot with that Huawei result?
Sailfish is the N9's OS without some the best UI ideas (which were patented by Nokia and sold to Microsoft) and an Android emulator.
The N9 was more finished than the iPhone 3G. Only the iPhone 3GS even approached "finished"...
The N9 was more slick and more "touch" than iOS ever was until the new iPhoneX "gestures"- and even then, whenever I have to use my iPad I scream at how dumb and clunky it is to jump and share items between applications.
I used my N9 for 5 years and it only stopped being my daily driver because I could no longer find good batteries for it. The N9 could've been the start of great things. Many Qt apps for Symbian would work with minimal changes, and vice-versa. Qt Quick was easier to develop for than Android "Java". Etc.
They were developing the right product, they just "forgot" to launch it.
They had a world beater in the N900 - it became "experimental"
They had a world conqueror in the N9 - it wasn't allowed to upset the Windows applecart
The only thing stopping me is knowing if the chipset can accelerate h.265 (and not knowing if Kodi android works properly)
Andy, I love your contrarian views, but again and again you dismiss the Nokia N9, maybe because you're so invested in Nokia having broken Symbian that you also fail to recognize that Nokia stumbled upon something far better in the end.
Number 2 (a timeline of your events, social updates on a dedicated screen) appeared first on the Nokia N9's Swipe UI, not on BB10.
Also: swipe to multitask? Tap-to-Wake? OLED screen? Where have I heard that before?
As usual, I found the perfect gadget for me and I'm just waiting for everyone else to fail to recognise its brilliance and leave me with an unsupported lump. As usual. Just like with the Nokia N9, you're all dumb.
It's called the Withings Steel HR. Looks like a proper watch, several weeks of battery life, health tracking (pulse, steps, workout logging, sleep tracking) and the main notifications from the phone.
Could it do more, like contactless payments, guided workouts, GPS tracking and bespoke apps? Not for thrice the price and ten times less battery life.
"It's hard to compete in a mature market if your main competitor has access to billions of dollars worth of free marketing."
Crow-eating time for anyone that associated Opera's small market share with code quality.
Opera 12 still reads The Register.
The Kodi community has been suffering from SMB1-only support in Android and now that most sane people have forcibly disabled SMB1 on their fileservers or NAS, Kodi can't connect (current fix: use an NFS export, hence nuclear icon).
According to Kodi developer's it's Samba's newer code supporting SMB2 that has some kind of cross-platform compilation issue that just keeps it from working on Android. According to someone from Team Kodi on the Kodi forums, "courtesy of samba by changing build system to something incredibly broken for cross compiling. We're debating and working on upgrading samba on and off for a while now."
Google could've a) added some compatibility shim to enable this cross-compiling to happen; 2) work with Samba to create a standard SMB2 library that worked in Android; 3) create their own SMB2 client implementation for Android.
Silly me, just repack Samba's code and job's a good'un!
I think I have grounds to sue because of the unceremonious dropping of support for the Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm simply refused to update the Snapdragon 80x drivers to Android 7. And the 80x was a flagship chip. It killed a lot of of phones, even a Sony phone that had an OFFICIAL Nougat beta ROM that had to pulled in the 11th hour.
So, has Pottsy been affected? When is he going to give us the low-down on this?
The Linux kernel in Android is several steps removed from the master code, and most android versions are running ancient and outdated kernel versions.
Google just took from Linux the same way they just took from Java, and gave nothing back.
If you don't look too closely, it's just a watch. Still tracks my activity and gives me notifications.
What I wanted was an Outlook.com Tasks client for Android that would sync up with Windows 10. The only option on Android was the paid version of Blackberry Hub+, and NOTHING in Windows 10 (apart from desktop Outlook - oh you mean that for those without Outlook a note-taking app called OneNote was supposed to do tasks instead of the PIM suite? Really?)
Now get some integration going. When I write "call Geoff", show me a dropdown of all the Geoffs in my contacts and let me link one of them.
Since they're supporting VMs and containers, Corral must be a nod to the "cattle, not pets" server deployment buzzword very much in fashion nowadays. I'm kinda reluctantly grumbling in approval.
Look around the usual places for Nokia N810, N900 and N950.
To be a usable mobile phone, the clam-shell would have to open the other way around and show the screen on the TOP face when closed. Think N900 or N950.
This is a PDA. It needs a RemixOS port on the Android side and a well-supported Linux distribution on the other side.
(As much as I do pine for Harmattan or Sailfish on the Gemini, it would be a square peg on a round hole)
Unless, of course, it also works to move to the next page in an article, a forum thread, or a list of pictures.
Called FastForward and one of the better innovations of (old) Opera.
(I also don't use the buttons - why would I, when I can left-click and right-click)
Too bad he's set for 3 more autobiographical movies. At one each two years, we'll never make it alive.
No, just a lack of managerial inability for recognizing that all the hard work on the advanced Linux-based devices (the Nokia Internet Tablet line) had finally fused them with very good telephony and they had a winner with the N9.
I'm seeing more like 3-4% between Sandy Bridge and Haswell... Unless you're counting MOAR CORES or very specialized applications for which Intel has developed special instructions.
Only on the upper stages were hydrolox. The first, massive stage, was querolox (RP-1 + liquid oxygen).
Bets on which big japanese bank is going to be whacked with a $120m fine next week for "causing the financial meltdown" like Deutsche Bank.
Lotus was a totally microcomputer-based business...
Publicly having a proficiency test for the cyber-troops? oh my...
I'll buy! Just remember that Qt can't be closed, by definition.
I'm giggling uncontrolably because payback came late but came like a ton of bricks. That "Fastlane" UX is a pale shadow of the original "Swipe" UX of the Nokia N9, which was unceremoniously killed in the cradle for this Redmond abomination to survive on life support. Then, Microsoft did me the favor of dropping the Lumia 520 from the Windows 10 roster, meaning that the choice between changing to Android or WPhone when my N9 died had been made for me. Finally someone gave the lame horse a mercy killing.
Schadenfreude is a b*tch, though - I HATE Android.
They were also the absolute champions (*) in smartphones. You'd know that if you had used a Nokia N9 for any amount of time.
(* - in the end: the S60 interface was mostly usable, then they tried to add touch to it and made it horrible.)
You need to create a Linux 64-bit Ubuntu VM, give it 8GB of HD and 2GB of RAM, load a Linux Live-CD (like Ubuntu), install the Live-CD to the VHD formatting the VHD but leave when Ubuntu asks for the Timezone. Restart the VM from the RemixOS ISO and add "INSTALL=1 DEBUG= " option to Resident Mode. Don't let it format the disk, but allow it to install Grub. Remove the RemixOS ISO and restart the VM.
Unfortunately, it runs like molasses...
Better UI? When in a car at arm's length, and used for voice-guide navigation, the interface is almost invisible and the buttons are too small.
That UI may work on a desktop or near your face, but never in a car. So yes, it kind of replaces HERE Maps, but it's a bad replacement for HERE Drive.
The least they could do was open a migration path for all favourites from HERE.com to Windows Maps...
Sweet, sweet schadenfreude. Posted from Opera 12.
Well, some of the amazing things on Opera <12 depended on hooks deep in the browser engine, they might be difficult to re-do under Chromium. This week's Vivaldi update tried to solve some Chromecast and extension issues, maybe you should try that (I don't use Chromecast - I have Kodi, natch) but all the Chrome extensions I tried work on Vivaldi.
Yep. progress on Vivaldi has been slower than I expected, but thankfully Opera 12 doesn't rot.
Sony has been working on something similar called Optical Disk Archive (ODA). It uses a sealed car-audio-type disc cartridge containing 11 discs (not individually accessible) and the cartridge appears as an LTFS volume (of up to 3.3TB). Sony says it will keep data for 50 years, but of course, will there be readers for the discs in 50 years? Drives are USB3 (standalone) and FC (inside Sony Petasite libraries)
To me, it wasn't the lack of features (like bookmarks, or mail, or custom search engines, or mouse gestures, or quick shortcuts, or full-page-zoom, or...) of Chromium-skin-Opera that set my alarms ringing. It was their "Discover" tab - it seemed like a useful Flipboard-like (or Opera Portal) "curated magazine", until I found out, to my disbelief, that I couldn't add my own sites to the Discover tab - "oh, really, so I should just be expected to be fed this "sponsored content", as if I was a cow munching on straw - my eyeballs are not for sale, thank you." This told me all I needed to know about NuOpera.
Just be careful and change that setting to "Never ask me again" - and keep enjoying your unb0rked browser.
I hope Jon has enough funding to get to the end of his vision, because M3 (the replacement mail client) has been pushed out from version 1 and will not be delivered in this release cycle. That's today's little bit of bad news, I'm afraid.
Right. So everybody and their uncle says that Windows has an app gap, then say that Microkia is crazy to pursue a "volume strategy" to entice users and provide a reason for more apps, then they spend a year roasting Microsoft for letting go of the "volume strategy", followed by "oh noes, now even the apps that were there are going away"... (???)
The real problem is that Microsoft keeps running to where the puck has been, and rebooting the OS every time (three times, and counting...) If Nokia hadn't lost its sisu (and soul) at the crucial moment, maybe we could have avoided the third reboot, because Windows Phone would be dead already.
Well, Apollo 13 did shed some external panels along the way!
199 million 999 thousand 999, 'cause I've nuked AVG from my computers because of this.
So, wanting to stop fairy-dust Silicon Valley types from sucking the marrow and not paying their dues in return, to have roads, to have consumer protection, is rent-seeking.
I was blind, now I can see !!
Just like most die-hard geeks, then...
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