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    posted a message on ATTN All Windows 8 users - 8.1 is now live
    8.1 offers nothing and actually removes things that I like.

    Downsides
    They add the start button.
    Most applications don't add shortcuts to the start screen anymore

    Upsides
    none

    This is just for me however I recommend everyone stay on 8.
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    posted a message on Air or Pro?
    Sounds like you want something from this.
    https://www.system76.com/laptops/

    They run Ubuntu so you can still feel special snowflake because you aren't running windows. Because that is reason you wanted a mac in the first place these laptops work great.

    Also on Final Cut X listen here.

    Warring there is cursing so young ears might want to avoid it.

    http://roosterteeth.com/podcast/episode.php?id=177

    Switch to 79:00 or so.
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    posted a message on Android Questions
    Quote from karlzhao314

    There's actually no source I'm aware of, it's just my personal guess and the guess of a few other's I've seen around the internet. I've tried CyanogenMod on my Note 2 and the input lag is much lower there.

    Project Butter was to make the overall feel more smooth, like the window transitions, the app transitions, the rotation, etc. It didn't improve much in terms of input lag, especially not when the input lag I'm talking about is particular to just the Note 2 and the S3, apparently.
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    It would be special for the Note 3 in the sense that it would be compatible. Nothing else. All the software features are consistent throughout every version of CyanogenMod for every phone, so there would be no S-pen or multitasking features.


    Butter changed how the phone handled input events before they used to buffer the events now it does not.
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    posted a message on Android Questions
    Quote from karlzhao314

    It's because Touchwiz is too far of a departure from stock Android, and adds in a bunch of useless functionality that ultimately slows the device down. Personally, I hate Touchwiz because there's so much software-side input lag (some tests show over 150ms), which people have been able to remove by installing a custom ROM.


    I would like to see sources on this? The only situation where I could see this happening is if the Android version was pre android and the custom rom was post project butter.
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    posted a message on Android Questions
    Quote from Machuis

    Well, yea, I would want to return to Touchwiz considering all the S Pen, multi window, etc. features, but I'm just curious, why do people hate Touchwiz? I read somewhere an article about why people hate Touchwiz, and his answer is because people don't like being forced to use certain things. He said that if something like Cyanogenmod was A skin made by Samsung or whatever, and Touchwiz was a custom ROM like Cyangenmod, people would probably hate Cyanogenmod and love Touchwiz.



    Cyanogen follows the stock Android conventions for how it looks. Touchwiz is slow and changes where a lot of things are. Cyanogens settings menu for the options that Android have they are in the same place.
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    posted a message on Android Questions
    Quote from Machuis

    Say I were to root my phone. If I installed a ROM like Cyanogenmod, could I go back to Touchwiz/stock?


    If you just root a phone it will stay stock. If you flash a ROM like Cyanogen you will lose the stock rom. You can flash stock either using ODIN or RSD Lite depending on the phone.

    I have no idea why you would want to put Touchwiz on a phone other then a massive head injury however it is as easy to put back on a phone as it is to take off.

    This all depends on the device and carrier, some phones are more unlocked then others. Also carriers matter, my GS4 ships with an unlocked boot loader from Sprint, but it ships locked on Verizon.
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    posted a message on Android Questions
    Quote from SeaWry

    These phones are dead development and run best/latest of the custom roms/kernels/recoveries that were made for them, so kinda not worth fooling with. Plus work for all things I need with ease. Yes you could say I could manually build roms based on what is already given, but issues of ARMv6 CPU is problem. (Custom ports (ARMv6) for ICS are way unlikely for these phones).

    But Trebuchet may be interest to others here to say at least.


    Fair enough i just enjoy putting new versions of Android on phones that really should not have it. Though the DroidX does run 4.0 for the most part fine if I disable all the multitasking features.

    Honestly it would be better for people just to install Cyanogen if they like Trebuchet. I think it might offer more of the customizability the OP seems to want out of the box with still looking like stock android.
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    posted a message on Android Questions
    Quote from SeaWry

    Sadly it is only for 4.0+ AFAIK and remember.

    None of my devices can use it for they are GB and one is Froyo.

    No use in getting newer phone/tablet, much less cannot afford to.



    My DroidX is on Android 4.2 and it was one of the first Android phones Motorola ever made. Seems like you could upgrade your devices if you are willing to flash newer roms.
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    posted a message on Android Questions
    Trebuchet is the best launcher and is 100% free, you do need root to install it in a non Cyanogen based rom.
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    posted a message on OpenGL Questions
    If you are planning on supporting Linux or Free BSD you can't using anything newer then OpenGL 3.1 as the Mesa Graphics library does not implement anything newer then that.

    There is no reasons you can't implement a fallback version too for older graphics cards.
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    posted a message on How you think your life would change if you became the opposite gender
    Quote from Abandon_Ships

    Not this crap again


    I am 100% lost as to what you mean by this?

    All I did was make a recommendation to make the topic more fitting if he wanted to keep it in the philosophy section.
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    posted a message on How you think your life would change if you became the opposite gender
    Quote from TheWizeRedOne

    I actually was. If i weren't, I would've put this in general off topic.


    Well it has been moved to the off-topic so it is going to get hit with more immaturity.

    I suggest if you want actual answers. You ask How do you think your life would be different if you had been born as the opposite gender, or How you think your life would change if you became the opposite gender.
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    posted a message on How you think your life would change if you became the opposite gender
    I would be a man stuck in a female body unless you mean Gender.

    Does this assume we change gender from this moment or our whole lives.

    If it had been our whole lives then there would be changes.

    I would not be going to college or own a car at this point in my life. I got a car basically for free from a family friend however he is very sexist and would never have considered it if I was female. This would have prevented me from going to college this early in my life.
    Would not have had the group of friends I had in highschool and currently. Many of them at least when I met them were of the impression that all friendships with women would lead to a relationship.

    If it was from this point on then I doubt much would change right this moment other then the fact I would probably have to deal with sexual harassment and sexism. The technology friend is very male orientated and for some reason seems to be very sexist.


    I could go on to a lot more examples, however I have a feeling you were not looking for serious answers.
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    posted a message on SteamOS
    Quote from SeaWry

    It would likely be assumed they follow the master branch Debian instead of an offset branch of Debian.


    It could be Gentoo based or something for all we know at this point. Debian based makes the most sense Valve has worked with canonical a lot, however there is just no reason for them to build on Ubuntu. So I think that is what will be done, we do get some more info next week on the OS so maybe we will know then.
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    posted a message on SteamOS
    Quote from xSatuim

    I heard from somewhere (Just a rumor!) that Canonical are forking the Kernal!
    Could they be the ones? Either way Valve will just fork Ubuntu and get the free ride.


    Cononical already forked the kernel the Ubuntu kernel is modified slightly from the stock one.
    SteamOS could be based on Ubuntu like mint or it could be based on just debian like Ubuntu.
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