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Anyone wanting a Motorola  $140/$50 promo code? Just got off the phone with customer service and it looks like they really won't let me give them money as a Canadian.
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"A lot of people conflate ease of use with ease of learning, but in reality, I am talking about neither. I am talking about ease of analysis."
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Microsoft forced a self-serving vulnerability disclosure policy on the industry 10 years ago, but cries foul when Google does the same today. Ten years ago, Microsoft dominated the cybersecurity industry. It employed, directl...
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Basically, "here is an illegal copy of an illegal copy, Mr. Prime Minister; please don't tell anyone."
Copyright and hypocrisy seem to go hand in hand, judging by the numerous stories here on Techdirt about copyright maximalists being found with infringing materials. A tweet by Graham Smith points out that in the UK, this has been going on for...
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So, If Someone Could Just Kill A Child And Let The FBI And DOJ Get Their Anti-Phone Encryption Legislation Going, That Would Be Great - http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techdirt/feed/~3/kOyxf5kxaqw/story01.htm
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That's crazy; hopefully it's actually available to buy in my corner of the globe.

Kind of curious to see if Jolla's announcement is a tablet too, now...Android's snazzy and all (I'm typing this from Lollipop in fact) but I do rather miss the feel of Harmattan and its progeny whenever I'm in Google land...
 
Nokia tablet? Running Lollipop? Say whaaat?!

The Nokia N1, will be going live soon at http://n1.nokia.com.

#itshappening  
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Many major brands use Foxconn, including Nintendo and HP. So I dont think it will be a problem.
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Dammit, Motorola, shut up and take my money!

Tried to order a second-gen Moto X today, armed with the promotional discount code. Finally a phone to replace my Nokia N9 without too many regressions . . . that I'll apparently never be able to buy. Even pointed at the importer that my company always uses for buying things from the States to ship up to Canada, Motorola decided cryptically that "there was an error". Support figure it should be working, has created a support ticket for me, but I'm not optimistic, especially since their first response was to tell me to order from Motorola.ca (they're apparently unaware that Motorola.ca doesn't actually sell any phones directly).

At this point, I'd be tempted to just buy a Nexus 6 . . . if the 64GB one ever becomes available. Le sigh. Why are multinational corporations so bad at letting me throw money at them?
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Amazing. +Ted Salmon , if you recall, has had fun with Motorola direct sales as well!
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"Nobody is as happy as they seem on Facebook, as sad as they seem on Twitter, and as employed as they seem on LinkedIn."
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The internet went down at my work this morning. Apparently a webcomic artist (+David Malki) pre-emptively captured my reaction last year; I hate to throw around spurious accusations, but clearly he's a witch.
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PARIS—Following the fatal terrorist attack Wednesday at the offices of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, sources confirmed this afternoon that it is sadly not yet clear whether this very article will ultimately put human lives at risk. 
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“We didn’t make any money in Windows Phone,” Kelly said. “Nobody made any money in Windows Phone.”
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I did just purchase a Lumia 635 for $39, as I figured it would be fascinating to be able to explore the Windows Phone OS at that price. I've had it for less than a day, and at first glance I'm reminded of iOS in the way that operational threads are wound between apps and services. Sometimes I have a feeling that the apps themselves are more of a formality, and that the phone is really set up as offering ways for the user to accomplish specific tasks. I'm not really familiar with modified Android variants, so maybe Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc. also use an Android UI that works this way.
Hardware seems good: nice bright responsive screen; no discernible lagging despite relatively meager 500 MB RAM.
(Can't believe I'm writing this; I remember when 4 MB of RAM cost $150 and 1 GB RAM was an almost-inconceivable notion for a household computer!)
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Since I posted the other Finnish Linux tablet of the Nokian afterlife, might as well post this one too! I hope that this'll garner more interest in SailfiahOS; been triple-booting my Nexus 4 the past few days and I'm even more convinced of the UI/UX being the right way to go from touchscreen devices. And since it doesn't work on the frequencies I need for my Canadian carrier I've been using my Jolla as a small tablet anyways, hah!
Be a part of making the world’s first people powered tablet, running Sailfish OS 2.0.
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+Luke Van Eede​ Oh, indeed, I have no expectations of Jolla reaching mainstream success or such. But they've long said that they aren't aiming to become one of the main ecosystems, they're content to aim for a solid niche market. And right now there are many people who would use and/or develop for SailfishOS (it's honestly much, much easier to develop for than Android) if they didn't have to make it their primary device, which is what a phone somewhat demands.

Plus, they have the advantage of running Android apps as well, which gives them a solid footing that most new ecosystems lack; as mentioned on a recent PSC, the Android runtime Jolla uses seems to be, in contrast to what BB10 uses, pretty flawless. It might take a tiny bit of wrangling to get Play Services installed, but again, solid niche market :)
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Why there's a random Thai Cowboy bar this far up the river in Oregon I have no idea (well, I guess the cowboy part is quasi-explicable). But if you've found yourself in Hermiston, I really don't think you could do better. I showed up right before closing one night while I was in town for work, and they took my order right then and there. I eventually got them to pack it up because I was feeling guilty about possibly keeping them after close, but until then they never even rushed me. And the food, it bears mentioning, was delicious (they even believed me when I asked for it to be very spicy, heh).
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Service is variable but generally quite friendly nonetheless. Expensive, but the food and atmosphere *almost* justify it---except, for some thoroughly inexplicable reason, they put televisions up everywhere.
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reviewed 5 months ago
Really good, but overpriced.
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Even in what appeared visually to be tiny portions, the food made our table feel full and satisfied. Any complaints we had were purely subjective. For example, the chipotle mayo the zucchini fritters are served seemed, although tasty, not nearly hot enough, and one of our party members disliked his pasta out of a general dislike for basil (which turned him against the pesto). Otherwise, nothing to complain about; we easily got a nice table near the open outside on an evening when many other restaurants were closed, and my own meal (the special at the time, duck with a raspberry sauce if I remember correctly, served with a deep-fried vegetable stuffed with goat cheese and a quinoa/bean salad) was excellent. Service was prompt and friendly, with the crème brûlée I had for desert served swiftly enough after making that I accidentally tried to break the caramel before it had hardened, freezing my spoon midway in when it did!
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reviewed 5 months ago
I live close enough that every time I open this app, Google asks me if I want to review the place. Well, what can I say? It's the kind of restaurant that makes it clear that most of what we call "Chinese food" is the Asian equivalent of McDonald's, and thanks to Happy Garden my first word lo so many years ago was "tofu" (and I'm not even a vegetarian). So, the food is excellent without pandering too much to western tastes, and about the only thing bad one could say is that they aren't open every single day of the week.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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