Every new version runs like SHIT on anything older than the “superphones” (Galaxy S3, HTC One X+, Note 2, Galaxy Nexus, etc).
I’ve been using a year old Nexus S 4G after I lost my iPhone a few weeks ago. Android has finally caught up to iOS in most regards. I really like the flattened and dark theme, it seems very professional. Maps blows anything on iOS out of the water, and I really enjoy the tight Google integration.
TOO BAD MY PHONE TAKES OVER A SECOND TO REGISTER MOST INPUTS!
It’s ridiculous. App management is horrible. If I’ve scrolled through a couple apps, bam the memory is obviously full and opening a new app is dreadfully slow. The typical end user doesn’t know this, and Google is doing a terrible job at conserving resources. It seems as though Android is consistently developed for the latest and greatest. That’s great, but it leaves people with phones as little as 6 months old in the dust. I now understand why manufacturers are reluctant to update older phones to the newest Android versions: it’ll run horrifically slow. This is probably why the Android ecosystem is so fragmented.
Google, focus more on memory management and your OS’s failure to properly manage limited resources. Not everyone has a quad core processor with 1-2gb of RAM on their phone.
PS if I told my 13 year old, nerdy, computer enthusiast self that one day we’d have those specs in a cell phone, I’d have slapped my older self for being so incredulous.
Yes, iOS runs quite a bit more slowly on older iPhones (4, 3GS, 3), but at least Apple spent the time to ensure that things would run relatively smoothly or remove features they know would not work on older phones. Perhaps Google should release a “light” version of Android that may be stripped of some features but runs smoothly on older phones. The company seems obsessed with constantly innovating (great!) but is completely ignorant of most users’ (at least in America) 2-year upgrade cycle. I highly doubt anyone buying an Android phone now will be able to upgrade to the latest version 2 years down the line: whether it be because of carrier/manufacturer issues or because Google’s forgotten about “legacy” hardware.
This disconnect between Google and manufacturers blows my mind.
I want to love Android, and I do to a certain extent, but the lack of foresight to keep phones relevant for at least 1-2 years is ridiculous.
I don’t think my roommates understand that blasting the AC at 72-73 degrees almost 24/7 (while I’m gone most of the day and the second I fall asleep. Basically whenever I’m not around to regulate ha) while it’s been 90+ outside for the past month would lead to an absurdly high electric bill. In addition to a $250 deposit and some taxes/fees, the electric bill for 7/27-8/27 is fucking $405.
Sometimes I feel like the only pragmatist here
You’re never going to look as thug as you think you do. I don’t care how much Waka Flocka you blast for everyone to hear
I could hardly contain my first “What the fuck?!” before the final credits rolled on the latest episode of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom.”
But let’s back up a second.
My initial draw to this dry, liberal-agenda episodic adventure of a New York news room à la CNN was my own…
Perhaps I’m ill-prepared to respond to this post as someone who isn’t female, but I believe this a jump to hasty conclusions in regards to The Newsroom.
First of all, the OP seems outraged at the fact that the only people that save her, or at least the way Sorkin portrays it, are the old, white, men. My apologies, but how is this a problem? Is there anyone else of color in a significant role of power at the fictitious ACM? The fact that Sloan chose to ignore the advice of MacKenzie (the only female with some form of power on the show, regardless of the fact that she’s portrayed as a fool from time to time), and went with Will’s advice.
Her performance on the 10pm newscast showed her snapping under stress, but she kept pushing through because Will told her to not settle. Nevertheless, it was far out of line of Sloan to break the newscast into Japanese and then accuse the spokesperson of lying. Whether or not that was the truth, it broke the line of professionalism. What else was the boss supposed to do but suspend her?
Sloan being a woman does not excuse her from the consequences of her actions. Had it been a Japanese man named Sloan instead of her, he would have been suspended as well.
Moreover, Sorkin handled the namecalling quite well. He did portray that it was wrong for Munn’s character to be reduced to “girl.” At first, with her retort, and secondly, with her exasperated response of “I’m here!” Perhaps in the real world, there would have been a drawn-out argument over titles and namecalling. However, a back and forth about “girl” would derail the pacing of the show when it was already made clear that it was unacceptable in the first place. Moreover, Will reconciling with Sloan near the end in regards to the namecalling further proved that point.
I do not completely understand the OP’s anger. Did she expect Neil or the black dude (both, essentially lackeys in the newsroom) to come save the day. There are no other ethnic, young, women to save the day. Perhaps the OP needs to come up with a boilerplate list of character types to submit and require of every television writer for the future.
Lastly, her having to lie was more focused on being able to save her friend’s career. Moreover, it serves as a crucial plot point about moral dilemmas in the newsroom. The old, white, man does not have to set an example before she has to go through it. Am I happy with the way the show chose to deal with this situation? Not particularly, but it’s believable! The Newsroom’s primary focus this season has been corporate interests vs. the interests of the people and telling the truth on the news.
Cinco de Mayo is the worst holiday because it makes everyone think that they’ll gain more cool points by saying “OMG CINCO DE DRINKO HERE’S A PICTURE OF OUR MARGARITAS WE’RE SOOO DRUNK LOLZ”
Look, if you know me well you know I’m more than down to have a good time and rage here and there. It’s just fucking TACKY to make a million posts on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. You’re not impressing anyone nor seeming any cooler by sharing your drunkenness on the Internet. Go have a good time with your friends instead of trying to show off to the world.
I really fucking hate it when people don’t follow through on plans. I know I’m more than guilty of this myself, but it’s really really shitty being on the other end.
I’d rather be told that your plans have changed or you don’t want to chill than to wait in anticipation and get myself excited.
A big fuck you to 3 people who’ve flaked on me in the past couple days.
It’s just frustrating, and you learn damn quickly who considers you a real friend or not. Whatever, I’ve got my housemates and Sebass’s birthday party tonight :D. Off to K-town
Stay home and watch old movies.
Hollywood has certainly leaned towards sequels and franchises and adaptations for better ROI, but that doesn’t mean Hollywood isn’t putting out good movies. Were we complaining about Toy Story 3, Mission Impossible 4, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight, and so many more?
While I agree that Hollywood should green light more novel ideas (Inception, anyone), it’s not a sad state of affairs where Hollywood is churning out shit. There’s good movies and plenty of bad movies. Chill out, “intellectuals”.
This is like how we look on the 90s in such a positive light. It’s a nostalgia effect about the “good ol days.”
But I find all the “guys aren’t GENTLEMEN” or other bullshit complaining about how my kind are assholes to women blah blah blah, absolutely ridiculous.
I honestly thought my lady friends were above all that petty, incessant complaining. I’m not even saying this as a jaded “nice” guy, I get how the college social scene works. It’s just funny that the ladies who essentially go out to seek “asshole” guys just turn around and complain about how ALL of us are dicks. Honestly, that’s a bit hurtful.
Because here’s what my list of sweeping generalizations for women would look like
- whores, but only if it’s for free shit (alcohol, covers at a bar, etc)
- speaking of which, alcoholics
- do nothing but complain about situations they put themselves into
- on edge
- unable to prioritize
Do I actually believe any of this? Sure, with some girls I know, definitely. Do I jump to conclusions about EVERY woman like so many friends lately have been making sweeping generalizations about men’s lack of courtesy, asshole-ness, etc? Nope.
My point is that it’s incredibly frustrating to be on the receiving end of this seemingly nonstop barrage of complaints about people I don’t know.
We’re capable of being good human beings you know…actually most of us are. So stop with the fucking generalizations. Thanks.
These doses of disillusion come weekly now. Don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing. Yes I wrote a vague post. Suck it
Okay I have time to explain now. This is out of my little journal / rantbook thing, or summarized from at least.
I have good days about 95% of the time now. That’s some amazing progress, Rishabh. Good job kiddo! In fact, today was probably the first shitty mood day in a few weeks. Why? Why did I wake up today just not in the mood to do anything? This lethargy, this lethargy was the old me. The old me I fucking destroyed and burned bridges to get over? The depressed guy who brooded all day without a single hope, he’s supposed to be gone. So wtf with today
Well stress from EVERYTHING going on: school, work, my startup idea, community service, people sort of hit me. School mainly. It’s just…what happens next? Do I want to be in LA or move to SF? The future scares the shit out of me.
And I don’t like to think I’m “above” other people, but when I see everyone around school so focused into whatever communities they’ve delved into, it makes me angry that so few people are thinking about the future. Especially now that we’re 3rd years. I overanalyze everything I do because I think about how worthwhile it will be for my future. It’s amazing to go to music festivals and things so I can turn off my brain for a few hours of amazing music, people, and the experience overall. But what’s after that? Back to school, then what…work the 9-5? Nahh not happening. I want to take control of my own future, but I don’t even know how to start. I wish I knew someone my age as future-oriented right now. Someone who understands that this 4 year incubator for adulthood is coming to an end very soon, and wants to do something with their lives besides be a 9-5 cubicle drone.
I wish people read more, held thought provoking conversation about politics or life philosophies, could discuss the news, had more diverse interests than party party school party. Maybe I know too many Greeks. I want to strengthen my relationships with the people I already know. I wish I wasn’t so bad and awkward at that in college.
But the main disillusionment from all this future thought was this: nothing lasts forever. Maybe that’s a depressing/incorrect view but that’s been ringing in my head all day.
Here’s to a better tomorrow
THAT SAID. THANK YOU LIZ
HEY FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS
Let’s stop the whole “fuck society” thing. It comes off so incredibly pretentious. If you hate society, WHAT do you dislike and WHY?
Saying “fuck society” is our generation’s lazy-ass copout. If you don’t like something, work to CHANGE it. ”Fuck society” is one of the most apathetic phrases I’ve ever heard.
Hate something with the government? YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Call your local representative. It’s their job to listen to you.
Hate something about your community? TALK WITH PEOPLE, COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS, MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
Hate your inability to find a job? SPEND SOME TIME VOLUNTEERING OR INTERNING, GET SOME EXPERIENCE, TOSS IT ON YOUR RESUME, BAM EXPERIENCE.
Hate your job? DISCOVER WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO, FIND A WAY TO MAKE SOME MONEY OUT OF IT, DO IT. BE CREATIVE
Hate the whole “top 1% control everything”? STOP COMPLAINING, DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE, DO SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE FEEL FULFILLING, AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD YOU’VE GROWN UP AND LIVE IN.
We’re a generation of apathetic whiny bitches. Stop saying “fuck society” and do something about it.
Our youth is our greatest gift, and it’s a pure shame that so many of us at least act like they’ve given up already.