Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

It's 2008 and people still don't know what they are buying with regard to HDTV

I'm traveling today and sitting in one of the lounges, and I'm here listening to a 40-something gentleman talking to hist colleagues or friends, and he says "Couple of years ago I bought a plasma, and recently I got a new TV, it's a, a, a HDTV." One friend asks "What type?" The responds is, of course, "I don't know." He went on to say "The technology in the last few years has really, you know, gotten better." Well said, Mr. Consumer. You have no idea what you've bought. You heard your neighbor got a new HDTV, and his neighbor got one, and you just had to keep up with the Jones'.

I don't understand why people buy shit they know nothing about? Why fucking buy it if you're not going to take an interest in it? I mean, I'm sure this guy at least reads his dinner menu before he orders. Maybe not, maybe he just asks someone else what he would like. I hope he's continually served brussels sprouts. I hate dumb consumers: it leads to dumb products.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

RX-9 ??

Some renderings by some Japanese forum members. Wish these guys were doing the car designs. Link

Replacement Remote

Been using a Harmony SST-659 for years, and other than the lack of organizing activities, it's been pretty nice. Logitech bought the company a while back, and has released some new models. Now we have a nice new one coming out: Harmony One. The Harmony One is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in February for a suggested retail price of $249.99 (U.S.).

Friday, January 4, 2008

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Need a new phone

Requirements : GPS
UMTS Tri-band, GSM Quad-band, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
2.8” TFT QVGA (Touch Screen)
WLAN (802.11 b/g) and BT v 2.0
Semi-automatic sliding mechanism with QWERTY keypad

Nokia N95 - 99x53x21mm, 128 g - HSDPA 850 / 1900, 2.8" QVGA
W910i - 99.5 x 50 x 12.5 mm , 86g (3.9 x 2 x 0.5 inches, 3 oz) -
UMTS 2100 only
W810i - 100 x 46 x 19.5 mm, 99g (
3.49 oz) - EDGE only
HTC Touch Dual - 107 X 55 X 15.8 mm, - 2.6 QVGA, Dual mode HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz, GSM 900/1800/1900
W960i - 109 x 55 x 16 mm , 119g (4.3 x 2.1 x 0.6 inches, 4.2oz) -
UMTS 2100 MHz, GSM 900/1800/1900
MWg Zinc II - 109.5 x 59 x 17.5mm
HTC TyTN - 112.5 x 58 x 21.95mm, 176g
HTC TyTN II - 112 x 59 x 19mm, 190g -
UMTS tri-band, quad GSM, 2.8 QVGA, GPS, Wireless, 3mp, keyboard

ATT Tilt (HTC 8925) - 112 x 59 x 19 mm, 190 g (4.41" x 2.32" x 0.75", 6.7 oz)
Samsung i600 (Blackjack) - 113 x 59 x 11.8mm, 99g
E-TEN glofiish X800 - 113.5 x 60.5 x 15.8 mm, 147g -
UMTS tri-band, quad GSM, 2.8 QVGA, GPS, Wireless, 2mp
E-TEN glofiish M800 - 113.8 x 57.8 x 18.4 mm, 178g - 2.8" VGA, keyboard
iPhone - 115 x 61 x 11.6mm, 135g (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches, 4.8 oz)
MWg Atom V - 116 x 59 x 14.95mm
HP iPAQ hw6910 - 118 x 71 x 18mm, 179.45g (4.65” x 2.8” x 0.71”, 6.33oz)
i-mate Ultimate 8150 - 118.5 x 60.5 x 15.5mm, 152g

Give all of these, I think I'm going with the E-TEN glofiish M800 . I'll need a keyboard if I'm going to get effective use of it.

Next computer ROM drive : LG GGC-H20L (Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Drive)

Review here.

Debian KDE4 packages fixed

After an updated download two days after my last post, the KDE 4 Debian package dependencies were fixed. Install went fine then.