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Re: Smart Phones

Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

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it's bad academics to not support a point. I called them abhorrent and was challenged to defend it, so I did 15 minutes of research.



Actually, good academic form suggests you should start with your reasons in hand. If you start out with your beliefs and then look for reasons that support it, you're just doing theology.
But of course "my phone can beat up your phone" is always a theological argument, so maybe your procedure is the right one for this task. Same argument as "my OS can beat up your OS" really (or my editor, my language, my framework, whatever)
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:21 AM

OK guys. Lets try to focus our insults where they belong: on the manufactures, rather than each other. There's no reason we can't dismiss and demean each others opinions without resorting to personal attacks!
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Re: Smart Phones

Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:25 AM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 09 December 2013 - 12:16 AM, said:

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it's bad academics to not support a point. I called them abhorrent and was challenged to defend it, so I did 15 minutes of research.



Actually, good academic form suggests you should start with your reasons in hand. If you start out with your beliefs and then look for reasons that support it, you're just doing theology.
But of course "my phone can beat up your phone" is always a theological argument, so maybe your procedure is the right one for this task. Same argument as "my OS can beat up your OS" really (or my editor, my language, my framework, whatever)

Right. My reasons were in-hand, primarily the whole "We want people to buy a new ipod every year" bit and the lawsuit to make jailbreaking illegal. But since my reasons were 5+ years old, I did 15 minutes of research to see if the positions had changed. Did they now support jailbreaking, did they stop pushing for a new 'upgraded' product with little to no new features or hardware? If those had changed - hell, honestly if the only change had been that they're now supportive of jailbreaking, I would have reversed my position. Due diligence to be sure my reasoning was still sound. The other things I came across simply stroked my confirmation bias. Since I didn't care enough to keep up, it was appropriate to refresh. They do plenty right, but trying to legislate what I can do with my own property is beyond the pale. And to be completely fair, it was already illegal, they were simply trying to stop it from being made legal. Them failing doesn't mean it's a non-issue, they've shown their hand and their intent.

But yea, the theological angle is laughably accurate for how a lot of people take the manufacturer issue. Android being Free puts me in the Linux box on our chart here:
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:57 AM

Is it just me, or does the "Linux fanboys" line there read like a gay porn joke at Jobs' expense?
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Re: Smart Phones

Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

Sorry for the bump, but I figure that this thread had the previous discussion on Project Ara, so I'd just continue it. For those who haven't been keeping up with the news, the module developer kit (MKD) has been released (well, version 0.1 of it) and google has put together a group to talk about module development.

MDK link: http://www.projectara.com/agreement
Google group: https://groups.googl...dule-developers

Overall it looks pretty snazzy, though there have been concerns risen regarding the module sizes varying slightly between the small and large Exos which may lead to further market fragmentation of the Android ecosystem.
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:14 PM

I currently have a Galaxy Nexus. I plan on getting the Nexus 5
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Re: Smart Phones

Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:50 PM

as someone who used to have a galaxy nexus and recently got a nexus 5, i can say that's a solid upgrade!
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:15 PM

Oh it definitely will be. The GNexus is just too laggy anymore :\
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Re: Smart Phones

Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:32 PM

yeah, it's definitely past it's shelf life. i always carried around 2 or 3 extra batteries just to get thru the day. that's no way to live a life.
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