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duerig
    So the funny thing about Gruber's quoted complaint about bloatware on the S5 is that on my ipad I have a dozen bloatware apps that I am not allowed to delete and have resorted to stuffing them all into a junk folder. On android I can at least disable them.
    duerig
      @johngordon Alternate firmware is called DD-WRT and is free. Worth a shot.
      duerig
        @johngordon I am on 3.0.0.4.276 and that is what it came with. I don't think I have updated it. One thing to double check is whether it really is where the packets are dropping.
        duerig
          @johngordon I have not noticed any issues with it. But I use it mostly at five. Maybe install open wrt and see if that helps? That is the alternate firmware.
          duerig
            @vowels If you are like me, it will be pure frustration until you get your hands on a "real" computer again.
            duerig
              @evs @joeo10 This is one of the cases where the android and windows phone keyboards are clearly superior. As was the iOS 6 keyboard. Almost every time I type something on my ipad, i run into the issue of shift key uncertainty.
              firesides
                Two new guests added to the line up! Mark your calendars for @billkunz on April 29, and @thelma on May 15. https://app.net/b/jmqd5
                duerig
                  @tonymillion @oluseyi I guess I just gave up any opportunity to pursue public office in the future. :)
                  duerig
                    @oluseyi As a case that things will definitely go larger than six inches, my argument is not terribly strong. I believe it is much stronger as a case that things will plausibly go larger than six inches.
                    duerig
                      @oluseyi Looking back, my original statement was something like "phones are getting bigger. I tend to think it will stop at 7" you said definitely not. You may have overestimated my certainty, but I believe I have consistently only argued for plausibility.
                      duerig
                        @oluseyi This conversation started when I offered a bullish case for Apple to @johngordon. Then you jumped in claiming that it was absurd. And I have been arguing for its plausibility.
                        duerig
                          @oluseyi will obviate the need for bigger devices. Maybe folding or projected screens.
                          duerig
                            @oluseyi I think that phone sizes will gradually rise over the next years. And that there is probably a thirty percent chance that they will end up around 7" on average, 20 percent that they will end up around 6" and fifty percent that new display tech
                            duerig
                              @oluseyi You are ascribing far more certainty to me. From my perspective there are certain things which make it quite possible. Other things which might prevent it and a bullish case for Apple is that the zone between 4" and 8" is not viable long term.
                              duerig
                                @oluseyi I have never claimed that it was certain that large phones will dominate. I think it is a plausible prediction. There are a ton of things that might falsify it and I have mentioned them previously in this conversation,
                                duerig
                                  @oluseyi Saying "FOO is growing in popularity so it might become common" is not bad statistics. If you wait until after it becomes common, then you are no longer in the prediction business. Obviously extrapolation isn't guaranteed. But it isn't dumb.
                                  duerig
                                    @oluseyi It is entirely possible that large >6" phones will *become* a stable niche. They are not right now. Two years ago there were none. Last year several were released for the first time. You cannot call something stable until it is stabilized.
                                    duerig
                                      @oluseyi I would say that the tesla also represents a current trend in automobiles. Especially sports cars. Electric powered drive trains are on the rise even though I know that you think the current way things are done is foolish.
                                      duerig
                                        @oluseyi Right now, given the increasing phone sizes across all models, they are indicative of a general appetite for bigger screens. That is why they are not meaningless. A few years back, galaxy notes were 'huge'. The s5 is almost as big as the note1 was