Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate
In the word of the prophet (conan o'brien), in the year 2000....
So, can we start thinking about Elysium.... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535108/) where poor people live on a world apart from the rich ones...
It's called a secret agency, can't they do this in... secret?
Balancing between user (business) privacy and western livestyle preservation?
Like in every business hangering your customers(citizens) it's never a good thing...
Edward Snowden 2 cents just put everything in jeopardy
restarting a country in 3,2,1....?
"...That’s why, as a recent study by the economists John Schmitt and Janelle Jones has shown, low-wage workers are older and better educated than ever. More important, more of them are relying on their paychecks not for pin money or to pay for Friday-night dates but, rather, to support families. Forty years ago, there was no expectation that fast-food or discount-retail jobs would provide a living wage, because these were not jobs that, in the main, adult heads of household did. Today, low-wage workers provide forty-six per cent of their family’s income. It is that change which is driving the demand for higher pay..."
Is Android really cheaper than owning a iphone? No, not really!
First, i have them both and is really strange....
Why a two/three year phone (iphone 4) will get a major OS update and a fairly recent android phone (samsung galaxy grand duos) will get one minor update if and when... months or a year latter, so in this sense....
Iphone is cheaper because:
- Major OS upgrades are aimed at most of the devices in use, two or three past generation models supported!!!
- Major OS upgrades are quicker to be available to all devices that support them (recent and most older devices alike)
- they just fu... work without major choke, at least for basic functions like calling,contact and messaging (on my dual core android phone, the call or messaging app is at times a slow motion zen game of patiente/rage)
- Photos just work, they are fast and good looking.
So if you want your 1/2 year old mid range android phone running the latest os you just have to...
buy a fu... new phone!!!
Android phone's are usually cheaper than the iphone but why they just don't run smoother on equal or better specs?
Why doesn't Samdroid simply create a android department with top$$$ programmers with the solo purpose of:
1. create a easy upgradble platform that ensures that a mobile phone sold today will support at least one major os version upgrade
2. hack the hell out of android os to create a (very)fast and smooth experience with the newly released models
Samsung should really stop doing the same model in 300 different ways, 290 ways bellow average and 10 models good enough, if they create 100 models, that should be enough, cough cough.
And i do now that modification do exist, but that if for 5% of the android owners, for the regular joe a standard "nokia" experience should be available from the moment they buy a new android phone.
"China, which accounts for 62% of the world’s aquaculture, raises fish like silver carp, which can survive on cheaper inputs like grass and plankton. But farmed shrimp and salmon survive on fishmeal and fish oil from anchovies, sardines, and herring, which are greatly over-harvested from the seas. Our rising consumption of fish can’t continue, then, unless we find more sustainable ways to farm them.
"When it comes to restaurants, the correlation between price and enjoyment can seem low to non-existent. For every great meal that justifies a splurge, how many other restaurants serve up food that can't beat a favorite deli or regular takeout place?
Often we pay higher prices at a restaurant for the experience. Or to eat in a venue appropriately "nice" for the occasion"
“Who needs a handgun when you’ve got a semiautomatic?”
“We’re going to see more supposedly male-like behaviour, more women picking up men, more women getting laid and leaving, having sex without wanting to bond, more girls up in their rooms clicking on their computer and masturbating before they get started on their homework.”