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  • Time for a new phone ..​.Conflicted between 925 and HTC One


     And the major point of contention is HTC One Zoe app.  Saw a really cool small movie edited by my buddy ....Zoe is a really neat video editing tool.

    Anything similar coming up for Lumia line ? The offline maps in Lumia is a nice thing....now, if they only had a video editing tool.

  • U.S. government is ruining the U.S. based cloud and hosting business

    Oh these are all "esoteric" topics. We wouldn't want the Christy Kreme, who is the true representative of the 9/11 victims to admonish us ... do we ?

       No... let's all hail the Neocon policies and waste 5000 more soldiers lives in yet another Neocon war... all for nothing.

  • Is there an NSA API ?

    Looking at many comments here, I have to wonder if anybody knows anything about the US Constitution.

    USA is not a PURE DEMOCRACY. It's a constitutional republic with representative democracy. Which means, no matter how much "MAJORITY" you think you may have, you cannot take away certain fundamental rights of other citizens. You cannot vote away, my rights such as :

    1. Right to free speech,religion.

    2. Right to own arms

    3. Right to be secure in persons,papers and property

    So on and so forth.

    This is NOT just some dogmatic adherence to rigid philosophy. Au Contraire, it makes perfect sense.

    Imagine old wild west. A group of 24 cowboys CANNOT conspire together to take away the property of the 25th cowboy (how convenient for 24 conspirators right- also called DEMOCRATIC MOB). To the extent that citizens fundamental rights need to be ensured, establishing strong police and justice system is indeed within the confines of the constitution.

    The fourth amendment states the citizens right to be secure in their papers. In modern day, most of my papers are electronic documents. So no matter whatever the DAMN Kangaroo court says, You CANNOT take breach my papers without SPECIFIC court order of SPECIFIC AND DEFINITE "LOCATION" to be searched and SPECIFIC documents to be seized.

    Kangaroo court issuing blanket authorization for random documents, random locations of random people is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

    Of course, it is incumbent upon citizens not to devolve in to genuflecting dunces who take everything that the Gubmint says at face value. Unless ofcourse, we like this country to devolve in to a Banana Republic where laws don't matter.


  • Is there an NSA API ?

    It's so cute actually....Just the general sniveling and genuflecting of grown men at the altar of all things Gubmint. 

  • Is there an NSA API ?

    Would be nice to update a live tile every time a file is respectfully and reverently submitted to NSA. Clearly the most active live tile....just imagine...one minute it's a photo, another minute it's your personal video.

  • Democrat and Republican lambasted Apple for working the system in a way they said was unfair, if not unpatriotic.

    Reply to EvilDictator and Cbae :

    Do you people actually ever look at the numbers or you just talk in some abstract vaccum all the time ?.

    When I said Libertarians favor strong police and justice system....how did you reckon the we don't want to pay for it?

    If you look at the itemized yearly expenses of the US federal government, the expenses are in the following order ( generalized approximate numbers)

    1. Military/Defense = $1 Trillion approx

    2. Soc Security = $700 billion

    3. Medicare, medicaid = $600 billion

    4. Interest on debt = $250 billion.

    so on and so forth. Literally Trillions being spent. All of the drunken sailors in erstwhile British Empire couldn't spend like this if they wanted.

    I WANT the government to spend on infrastructure....on the awesome interstate system, on providing a strong justice system. If the government actually sticks to the few and ENUMERATED responsibilities.... they should be cutting taxes as the monies required for them would be a fraction compared to the big ticket items of today.

    In fact, by insisting on running a military empire and ponzi schemes..the government is not actually able to spend on infrastucture as the situation stands today.Clearly, the spending is screwed up.

  • Democrat and Republican lambasted Apple for working the system in a way they said was unfair, if not unpatriotic.

    Whoever brings the ridiculous example of Somalia have some serious problems with mental comprehension.

    The most fundamental postulate of Libertarianism is the protection of citizens life, liberty and property. These basic rights are repeatedly affirmed in the fundamental Bill of rights of US constitution. To the extent that these rights of citizens have to be protected, a strong police force and justice system are fully favored by even the most limited government proponents.

    The last I checked, your life, liberty and property are not safe in Somalia.

  • Democrat and Republican lambasted Apple for working the system in a way they said was unfair, if not unpatriotic.

    Ha!  I am looking for some examples of so many do gooders who always look towards maximizing their taxes.

  • “Why Windows is slower” - a 'rant' from within WinDiv

    This is very simple to settle. Browser performance, graphics performance.... all seem to be faster on rival platforms. Clearly, windows phone, RT and 8 have to become performant.

  • Lumia 928... Really ?

    @elmer: for me 925 is a good start. Many of my friends also said 920 was heavy and actually preferred 8X. Finally they ended up with Galaxy S3 anyway....go figure.

    More importantly, my main point of contention about windows phone OS itself is....even after fixing the UI to Flat style, fixing the app styles to fixed style, it is not able to compete with iOS and Android on performance. Several youtube videos show how the browsers in other platforms are faster. Ditto with many graphically intensive games.