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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #90 on: September 02, 2013, 07:19:08 pm »
Mmm, switching on the kettle .. 450w becomes 2.45Kw for the duration of the boil.
So the kettle uses more than 4x the rest of the house (!)

It is interesting, my TV table in it's entirety when on standby eats 35 pa ...
(majority of that seems to be the Sky+ box!!)

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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #91 on: September 02, 2013, 09:29:08 pm »
hehe .. ammunition for the next argument .. I barely ever have a hot drink, the missus has about 20 coffee's a day :)
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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #92 on: September 02, 2013, 09:56:54 pm »
@ Mark

I've seen you on this forum all through the night helping someone with their PC

How the hell do you do that without coffee ?

You gotta be using something illegal :)
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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #93 on: September 02, 2013, 10:25:37 pm »
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How the hell do you do that without coffee ?

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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #94 on: September 02, 2013, 10:30:07 pm »
Yup, nicotine .. I drink about a coffee a day (if that), I don't really like the stuff that much.
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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #95 on: September 03, 2013, 09:03:57 pm »
Ok, so there is a radiation spill from fukashima on it's way the the US, due to hit sometime in 2014 - this is the [real] projection;
Anyone fancy moving to California?
And BP thought their clean-up operation was expensive .... [!]

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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #96 on: September 03, 2013, 09:10:39 pm »
Mmm, three of the fukashima cores have melted their way through the bottom of the plant and are burning their way downwards towards the earth's core. As they go they are coming into contact with ground water which is boiling and coming back up through the ground, and some is seeping into the sea.

To stop this leakage into the sea, TEPCO is building an ICE wall (which extends to a depth of 30m) between the plant and the sea .. this ICE wall is made of .. well .. ICE .. i.e. frozen water. Is it just me - or can anyone else see the flaw in their plan ??

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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #97 on: September 03, 2013, 09:14:36 pm »
I think Mavis should have a good read of this before putting the kettle on ...
http://fukushimaupdate.com/ground-under-fukushima-unit-4-sinking-structure-on-verge-of-complete-collapse/



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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #98 on: September 03, 2013, 09:51:22 pm »
Now I can't get Mrs Doyle from Father Ted out of my head .. Oh, go on .. go on go on go on go on go on
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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #99 on: September 04, 2013, 07:02:07 am »
On an earlier (and brighter note!).

Mark.  I am on holiday in Provence France.  My Samsung Note 2 so far has made these tasks for me:

1. Made phone calls!
2. Replied and sent 27 emails
3. Five text messages
4. Used Copilot Sat Nav (superb too)
5. Taken Pictures
6. Taken Videos
7. Translator
8. Checked the BBC news in 'Blighty'
9. Accessed and sent numerous files via cloud for various means.
10. Reading 'Down and out in Paris and London' on E-book reader.
11. Watching several Youtube  videos.
12. Checked the results of my crap football team (just makes me drink more!).
13. Paid online bills with bank app and checked my ever decreasing balance.
14. Listened to various American blues internet radio channels.
15. Checked my Ebay acount.

All done with a small powerful device that can fit in a (large) pocket.

I love Linux and also use a netbook, but it (netbook) cannot match the portability and power of a modern high end Andriod phone.

Mark, throw the two cans and piece of string away and embrace new modern technology.  ;)
Better still try and get the peppermint boffins to get a working PP distro working on mobile....I'd adopt it.

Back to my Pastis.  (that's a drink not a west country savory!)  ;)
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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #100 on: September 04, 2013, 07:49:08 am »
You've obviously spent a LOT of time on your smartphone, when are you gonna start enjoying your holiday ? :)
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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #101 on: September 04, 2013, 08:08:19 am »
Pleased to know I'm not the only one listening to obscure blues stations,
listening to Gregg Allman /James Cotton-Midnight Train.
now Johnny Winter-Its my own fault.

Enjoy your holiday 8)

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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #102 on: September 04, 2013, 11:37:47 am »
I don't remember saying they weren't "capable" machines, and I've already conceded they may be "convenient" for some .. But they're not convenient if your eye sight isn't up to them, and you hate onscreen keyboards, stupid UI's, and their "seemingly" single task at a time nature.

Still waiting for the killer app(s), and if their selling point is convenience of size, how does that work for people with big clumsy hands and/or if you'd need a magnifying glass or have to zoom everything then scroll around.

To me, they're convenient like public transport, or those small Argos pens .. they may do the job, but would be a struggle to use over what I already have.

And I'll NEVER like the backward (UI) step that is ANDROID .. it may work for smartphones, but as soon as you have a screen large enough for me to comfortably read/work in I want to be able to "see" more than one app at a time .. that "everything fullscreen" and having to navigate elsewhere to close an app (or worse install another app to close an apps) is just plain silly.
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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #103 on: September 04, 2013, 12:33:19 pm »
Mm, if you are partially sighted then phones will certainly be a problem when running high-def apps, however the resolution on my phone @ 1280x768 is as good or better than many Netbooks. If your eyes are just a bit crappy like mine, I find glasses work quite well ...  ;)

I think maybe you're familiar with older versions of Android, or maybe you've not played with it enough.
Running / memorised apps are available from a single button at the bottom, this is just like alt+tab in Gnome.
A single touch on one of these switches to the app (just like a single click in Gnome)
Press+hold on the list presents a menu offering "Remove from list", touching this is just like hitting the closer in Gnome.

It is true that apps tend to like to be full screen, but to be honest, on a Netbook @1280x768 I've never been using Windows side-by-side because everything I want to use would need to be full screen .. most websites need at least this width to function (typically) hence there's not really any need to provide windowing. (and the lack of mouse would make windows hard to control anyway)

That said, JuiceSSH is effectively a windowed app, you get one window that's a good sized Linux console, and another that's the keyboard. (i.e you can view / use both together) ...

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Re: Alternatives to Android ...
« Reply #104 on: September 04, 2013, 12:36:58 pm »

 


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