These are the most recent forum messages posted by Globhead:
Re: Nice Choice of Wordz...
Yeah, the statement is supported by facts, and those facts aren't exactly news or secrets so a citation in the article is not completely necessary.
The company which evolved from selling wood pulp to making cell phones is having trouble changing from one OS to another? I don't know what is wrong over there, but something sure has gone bad.
Re: Gimmick Phone.
Yeah, I give this whole "camera" fad another hundred years or so before it dies off. No need to add a phone to these fleeting snap boxes.
The use of a phone does not prove that a person caused the accident. The police should have to first show which driver was at fault based on standard accident investigation, and then they can get a warrant to prove that the guilty party has some enhanced criminal liability due to willful distraction or whatever they might call it. Looking at phone records before concluding a proper investigation is not legally justified and could bias the investigation.
Another ridiculous inversion
This version of GMail moves the message options (delete/archive/new) to the top of the screen. Opera just did this with v14 of their mobile browser (though they later added a setting to move some of the buttons back down to the bottom). Why would anyone want buttons at the top of the screen? If your display is more than a couple inches, you can't do stuff with one hand any more. Unless you are deformed in some ...
Re: Proving it in court
Yeah, that is a good point. At least in the case of non-carrier phones which don't have a record with the carriers of who the original IMEI belongs to.
Law enforcement already has "the tools they need to take action" because stealing stuff is already illegal.
Re: This won't do much
I guess so, but wouldn't those people be crippled just by using screen locks?
Something like that sword in the Blade movies? With the little blades springing out of the sides of the handle and chopping off your fingers if you don't enter the right code fast enough?
This won't do much
They can blacklist the IMEI, but then the thieves just have to plug it in and change the IMEI. And no Mr. Schumer, the thieves don't give a hoot if it is "illegal" to change the IMEI on a phone they stole.
That's a big long excuse for his conversion of a patent lawsuit into an "us vs. them". Sure, he worded it as a nationality, but the gratuity of it makes it obvious. And no, racism is not just about superiority. It's about the insistence that there be a division and conflict along those lines. There are plenty of racists who will admit that they are less concerned with which race is better and primarily concerned that ...
mattrfd said: Nice to see you support Korea. Your statement is really just racism.
The next hacking/IP/whatever crime
This law seems useless because a thief can't change the IMEI until he has already stolen the phone, which is crime enough already. Why would a thief care? Ah, but now the feds have yet another harassment tool. Did you download a phone utility? That's now a tool to commit a crime, if the feds feel like threatening you with another BS charge to bully you into pleading guilty to something else.
Still kind of flaky
Still lots of "failed to transcode" errors and more minor jitters. The only good news is that they added an option to move the menu and navigation buttons back to the bottom of the screen (except for the go/stop button, which is attached to the address box). Opera no longer believes in bookmarks (they want everything dumped on the home screen as a tile now), and apparently they are too stubborn to give you the option to ...
A "predatory monopoly"... on content from its own service?
Uh, yes, they want exclusive control over how content from their own service is distributed. Duh. If the Windows app blocks ads, then it is nothing but piracy. And some uploaders on Youtube don't want their videos to be downloaded and redistributed. Google ought to act to protect that.
They said it is for emerging markets, which the US is...
Shouldn't the headline say "AT&T to sell Galaxy S4 for some amount higher than $249 but won't say exactly how much"?
Re: Simpsons Tapped Out
It has already happened that existing apps have elevated their permissions with updates, and people get angry when they notice that a formerly harmless app suddenly wants access to more stuff. If those apps update via their own server, you might not get the manual approval notice which the Play Store uses to prevent sneakiness.
The Keon seems a little weak, but the Peak is plenty for most uses. Assuming there isn't something horribly wrong with it.
Re: Really????? It's called
I wish Ken's ISP would alert him every time he runs out of arguments.
Ken clearly meant that we should be holding our phones in one hand, a calculator in the other, and adding up our best estimates of how many kilobytes are used for each web page, SMS, and email passing through our phones.
Even slightly crazier...
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/11/07/2358 403/apple-wants-to-add-to-samsung.html Las t year, Apple tried to add Android as a separate item in the US lawsuit. "I hate you, but you are too popular around here so I am going to beat up that foreign guy you hang out with instead." It's completely nuts because Samsung is really just a user of Google's product. So what's next, Exxon has an oil spill and the feds arrest people who bought their gasoline? But if you really want to crack your head ...
I don't think this is about phones
I think this is about all hardware EXCEPT phones.
Re: Now I wonder
T-Mobile's Wifi calling would be nice, but not the 20 other useless bloated pieces of garbage they ram into their phones.
Re: Cool Phone!
T-Mobile carried several bottom-rung SonyEricssons. AT&T had a few low/medium models. But the good ones were only available as gray market sales. The cybershot models and a few others had high quality cameras (with 2-stage focusing shutter buttons) and good audio quality. Samsung makes some fairly good stuff too, but they never put a proper shutter button on anything which is constantly reminding me that they are less than perfect.
Simply_Eric said: They don't insist on subsidizing. You can walk in and pay full price for a phone and not have the contract extended (though it doens't typically work for brand new customers) But how many choose to go that route? I'm guessing less than 1% of 1%. Yes, you could do that, but YOU WOULD STILL BE PAYING FOR IT. How do people keep losing that thought? When I say they insist on subsidizing phones, clearly I mean that they ...
A situation the carrier created
They wouldn't have to worry about people getting "free" phones and ditching the service if THEY DIDN'T INSIST ON SUBSIDIZING PHONES. And that means those losses come out of OUR BILLS. Thanks for providing yet another reason to end phone subsidies.
T-Mobile's $10 discount isn't quite enough
It's a little complicated to figure out exactly what we are paying for our phones (good enough reason to change the system right there). Your first subsidy with a new carrier can be as high as $400 for some of the very popular high-end phones. That works out to about $20/month. But your "upgrade" discount is usually only about $200-250, which is about $10/month. So T-Mobile's option only relieves us of the subsidy scam if we are planning on staying with ...
Re: Faulty Assumption
No, the prices wouldn't be the same. We already have different prices now, with T-Mobile dropping $10 for a no-subsidy plan even when they are their only competition.
It's amazing how hard it is to get people to understand this
People actually think that $200+ phones are routinely given away, and that somehow doesn't come out of the monthly payment.
Then how are they getting those phones?
Your whole paragraph is incompatible with the fact that the carriers are selling phones below wholesale cost.
Re: Presto! Hocus Pocus
And it just crashed when I tried to pull down the Android status screen.
Re: Presto! Hocus Pocus
I just installed it on a Nexus S, and it doesn't work especially well. The existing Opera Mobile is also a little sluggish, but mostly works OK. The first thing that happened is the welcome wizard crashed, but that went away and it started working. The screen blinks on and off a lot when loading Fox or CNN, sometimes entirely and sometimes in partial chunks. It also sometimes goes completely black when loading a new page. For some reason it ...
HAN: You hang up first. GREEDO: No, YOU hang up first. HAN: You called me first so you have to hang up first! GREEDO: Nah ah, YOU called ME first! HAN: Did not! GREEDO: Did too! HAN: You called me first times 12 parsecs! GREEDO: You called me first times 12 parsecs plus 1 milliwatt!
Re: They say it's not technically a pyramid scheme!
Is this specified in one of their documents somewhere?
They say it's not technically a pyramid scheme!
Their head dude says they obey all of the laws for multi-level marketing. I'll assume that they do. Well, just because something is legal does not mean it is not a pyramid scheme in the functional sense (in fact, pyramid schemes are not illegal by their nature, and specific laws have to be written to try to define what is naturally just a bad idea). So is it? I don't know, but this option looks suspicious: A Social Member Without ...
HYUNDAI MAY ENTER LOW-END CAR MARKET
News at 11! Also, Bill Clinton tells Hillary maybe they should start seeing other people.
Do they not think that the Wildfire was bad enough?
I am perversely curious to see exactly what POS they present as being in a POS category which the Wildfire was not.
Re: I thought they don't make that anymore?
You're still not at the top of the game. Steve Wozniak carries all of this stuff with him AT THE SAME TIME: http://gizmodo.com/5926598/the-amazing -contents-of-steve-wozniaks-travel-backpack We bow to you, sir Woz.
I thought they don't make that anymore?
Why even ask for a ban on something which is no longer sold? Is this just wheel-of-justice lag?
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