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    posted a message on Smartphone opinions
    CarrirIQ is in the kernel yes but with a 2-init rom like cyanogen on my droid x it can be bypassed. Im going to test drive the nexus for the two week return period while I'm visiting family in an area where I know my moms galaxy s is unable to text or make calls at all. If the nexus can place calls at least ill probably make it as for battery life I don't mind the thicker phone ill just beef it up.
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    posted a message on Robot battle help
    You can control them with a cellphone with bluetooth my android can. But you gotta have it on discover and they would have to know your 4digit pass code and pair them beforehand. To pair you gotta hit accept on both devices.

    Also the NXT kits suck long live RCX.

    Also the code by default is 1234. I've done this all my self before there lots of fun iIgot a old RCX kit laying around somewhere.

    Also if you are in the USA look into something called Best robotics it is high school level they are funded by Boeing and stuff it was a lot of fun.
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    posted a message on Smartphone opinions
    Quote from fm87

    Really? My friend has a Galaxy S II and he's on Verizon....

    I don't really understand your UI comment, I haven't encountered anything with either the default UI or CyanogenMod.



    Nope Verizon always gets a different version of Samsung phones the fascinate is the galaxy s 1 and it may be the worst phone I've ever seen.
    Samsung uses touch wiz I think it is and it is not normal android has a lot of underlying modifications.

    Cyanogen is an Aosp( Android Open source Project) This version still uses the Google base but a lot of modifications by the open source community.

    Only reason I consider the Nexus is because it is a google device and gets updates from them and is fully unlocked for modding.

    Also people around here with sprint I've noticed all use extended batteries on there Galaxy S that it is twice as thick as my droidX and they still get worse battery life then my X. My main issue is that is the horrible horrible experience I've seen from Samsung phones.
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    posted a message on Smartphone opinions
    Quote from fm87

    Galaxy S or Galaxy S II.

    Extremely durable, very easily rooted (LITERALLY 2 minutes), easy to flash and pretty decent specs.


    Neither of those phones are on Verizon and I can root my X in a min too.
    I also hate Samsung custom UI Motorola blur actually adds features rather then just being annoying.
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    posted a message on Smartphone opinions

    Ok with it nearing Christmas I'm buying my self a present that being a new smartphone my Droid x has served me well tho.




    Motorola Razr

    Specs
    Display: 4.3” 540x960 Super AMOLED Advanced
    Weight: 127g
    Processor: Dual-core 1.2GHz processor
    Battery: 1780 mAh


    Pros
    battery life
    signal
    build quality
    sd card

    cons

    slower roms releases
    no expandable battery
    Captive buttons



    Galaxy nexus

    Specs:
    4.65" HD(1280 x 720) Super AMOLED
    150g
    CPU: 1.2 GHZ dual core processor

    Pros
    Quick Custom firmware releases
    larger screen for movies
    Expandable battery
    Google wallet NFC support with hacking

    Cons

    Poor signal
    poor batterylife but can have the battery expanded
    Samesung build quality
    Lack of hardware buttons but software is better then crappy captive pos buttons.




    I think I will clarify the Signal thing. Motorola phones get better reception I live in rural Kansas and family with Samsung phones have to rely on those of us with Motorola in order to call people.
    I also do not baby my phone I've dropped my Droid X onto cement from a truck window and it survived this has happened 4 times now. Granted the Galaxy nexus is much better then Samsung old phones build quality wise.
    I hate captive buttons with a passion why more company's don't make hardware buttons like the Droidx I will never know.

    Also don't say you can't run custom firmware on Motorola phones because of the locked boot loader I got Cyanogen mod with ice cream sandwich running on my droid X.

    I really do enjoy modding my phone but the signal issues of the nexus make me not want to but it. Verizon did release a statement it could be fixed with software. But to what extent the Fascinate was supposed to get a fix for the signal issues it never did I got family who just quit turning it on because it never had signal ever unless in the second floor in a building in town.

    My DroidX has lasted me a long time but a few minor issues have come up with it I've had it for almost 2 years and I'm not sure a 100% stable ICS is ever going to get ported to it. LTE is also coming up in areas that I travel to on a monthly basis and that is pushing me to get a LTE device.

    I can also get a deal to get 100$ when I get a new phone this month so that is a 200$ galaxy nexus or droid razor.
    Kinda biased to Motorola to some extent it is the only phone manufacturer I've ever used.

    Just looking for some opinions before I go buy in a few days.

    (Edit)Well I got the Nexus my small personal review at the bottom.
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    posted a message on Looking for suggestion on Tablet PC
    I have played with the kindle fire before. It is so full of custom amazon firmware almost none of normal android is there. Never got a chance to play with the asus transformer.

    Motorola makes some good tablets the motoblur on there tablets is very light.
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    posted a message on So what is the average tempature for a processor?
    My overclocked Athlon2 never breaks 40c at load but my room temperature is also very low. A lot of CPU temp depends on the ambient temperature

    My 8600gt would sit at 110c 24/7 at load then Nvidia driver bugged stooped the fan and melted it.
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    posted a message on Sager and Alienware
    Quote from Artix902

    The performance


    Uh because its asus does not magically make it perform better. My custom built desktop would out perform any ASUS laptop.
    The best sager laptop would murder any ASUS laptop.
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    posted a message on Sager and Alienware
    Quote from Artix902

    COMPUTERS


    Yes but in what way do you just mean you think they are the best. Because they don't have the highest sales or anything that can be based in hard numbers.
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    posted a message on Sager and Alienware
    Quote from Artix902

    ASUS is #1 in computers though.



    In what?
    I think Toshiba has the highest amount of sales.

    ASUS makes good laptops I'm not denying it.
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    posted a message on Sager and Alienware
    Quote from Artix902

    ASUS is still the best though.


    ASUS does not offer the computers that sager does. Sager is just a ludicrous laptop manufacturer. They use desktop cpu in it.
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    posted a message on How much would a iPod Touch 2G be worth in NZ?
    You know for the price of an ipod touch Kindlefire tablet for the same price. for the price of the 32gig ipod you could get a 8in Motorola tablet. Just so you know when you buy a new one. there are much better deals then ipod4gs
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    posted a message on Need iPhone 3GS SIM Help.
    Verizon has a tool to move contacts over but if its a GSM phone not Verizon. Could also save contacts to an SD card but iphones don't have SDcard slots do they.

    So I know Bluetooth can move contacts over on android but I don't know about iphones.

    Could also back it up onto a computer but I don't know if iphones supports it.
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    posted a message on m18x 256 ssd's
    Want a laptop that is vastly better then Alienware.

    http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_info&model_name=NP7280-S1

    That laptop will make any alienware cry blood.
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    posted a message on SSDs and Keyboard
    Quote from Flutterwry

    Meh, if I was you, wait on the SSD part. They are still to young and still have many flaws about them kinda. An side note, never ever raid SSDs, you see no true performance gain. They are best solo.



    Actually they work in raid0 and SSD for the most part are as reliable as hard drives at this point at least in laptops.

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