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[#] Wed Feb 03 2010 14:47:36 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I like my Kindle. It does exactly what it's designed to do pretty
well. I wouldn't push it beyond that, though.

Right, except for that little "experimental" menu which has.... you guessed it, a browser.

[#] Tue Feb 08 2011 19:12:03 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Yeah, and Mac :P

[#] Sat May 08 2010 00:12:00 EDT from d'oh @ Uncensored

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I would have thought, with all the iPad hype, that it more likely could be used as a hoverboard.

[#] Sat Apr 23 2011 06:52:25 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I asked that, too.

These days, most of these guys are using digital tape, no less... which just seems bizarre to me.

The broadcasting industry is only just now starting to dip their collective toe into the digital age.  This industry is so freakishly far behind the technology curve, it's amazing they can get anything done at all.  But then, I suppose this is the industry that hasn't realized that they are soon to be obscoleted by the internet.

[#] Sun May 16 2010 15:05:11 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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dell also has touch-points;

you should have a look at whether you need a via c7 or some intel thing...

[#] Fri Sep 03 2010 11:32:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Want a $139 tablet, running Android?

At that price it's almost worth getting one just to play around.

[#] Mon Aug 30 2010 06:45:51 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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But will it work properly after the conversion?

[#] Thu Jan 27 2011 03:14:28 EST from saltine @ Uncensored

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Does the room get any outside light? if so the IR filter on the detector might be fading making it trigger on other wavelengths.

[#] Tue Feb 02 2010 10:25:17 EST from cellofellow @ Uncensored

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E-Ink screens can refresh just sections of the screen, but it normally
leaves a faint ghosty outline, not unlike burn-in on traditional screens.
So, to avoid that, the Kindle flashes the entire screen, effectively
erasing any ghosting.

[#] Sun Mar 28 2010 02:49:05 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Mar 27 2010 10:38am from dothebart @uncnsrd

[#] Thu Sep 23 2010 15:13:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Mostly what they're doing is backporting new operating system releases to old devices. There are a few changes but they seem to have a good system in place for keeping the build going.

The alternative, of course, is to simply buy new hardware every year.

[#] Sat Feb 13 2010 17:08:55 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I've finally done it.
I've got this kickass core2 quad that I paid too much money for, and I have never been able to use all of it.
But now I'm using DeVeDe to create three DVDs and I'm ripping a dvd, and I've got the whole machine pinned.
And I'm watching the core temperature rise....
Finally getting my money's worth though.

Really makes me wonder what DeVeDe is doing so much, it could probably be more efficient.

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 14:44:28 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Transparent aluminium is transient.

[#] Fri Sep 10 2010 23:41:37 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The Osborne Effect, perhaps? There will always be something new around the corner. My phone runs Android 1.x but I really don't feel all that constrained by it.

[#] Sat Mar 20 2010 10:23:17 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I've been saying for years that it's time to bring back the Commodore 64 form factor -- that the idea of an iMac is 180-degrees backwards because you have to throw away a perfectly good LCD monitor every couple of years, and that they really should be building all of the computer's guts into the *keyboard -- not the monitor.

These people are doing it -- and they even LICENSED THE "COMMODORE" BRAND to draw attention to it.

I want one!

[#] Thu Mar 25 2010 17:13:38 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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sarcasm missed, eh?

[#] Mon Feb 28 2011 17:42:31 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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well, they just command the local police via the usual whinings about copyright violations, but as that article points out, it seems to be working pretty well.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 17:43:27 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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and some more RDBMS advice from the trenches: just drop all your foreign key constraints already. if your app is small, you don't need them; and if your app gets big, sooner or later your dbms will deadlock while enforcing the constraints.

your data quality will suffer in some ways, but you won't notice too often. the only practical problem is that your data architect will hate you. solve this by not hiring a data architect in the first place ;)

[#] Fri Mar 19 2010 10:28:22 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Speculation. You're just backing off incrementally from your ridiculous 486/Xeon comparison. You're a smarter guy than that.

[#] Tue Mar 30 2010 10:45:00 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Oh yes, the big bad evil DBA, who wants to "make you use nonportable stuff." (Huh? WTF?)

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