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[#] Fri Jun 29 2012 11:58:13 EDT from LoanShark

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I'm still not quite sure what people would want out of a Citadel mobile


Small screen friendliness?

"The Droid family of fonts was designed by Ascenderbs Steve Matteson beginning in the fall of 2006. The goal was to provide optimal quality and reading comfort on a mobile handset. The Droid fonts were optimized for use in application menus, web browsers and for other screen text."

[#] Fri Jun 29 2012 12:56:32 EDT from the_mgt

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yes, i am currently trying various things, enabling a font-family citadel wide is one them. therefore i am rewriting the css from scratch (mostly) and also need to do some changes to html files.

atm, it scales quiet well to all kind of displays, on my desktop firefox it is almost usable at 500px width in "portrait" mode. if smaller devices use a smaller font size per defaut it should even do better. 

[#] Fri Jun 29 2012 23:53:22 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Thu Jun 28 2012 09:57:29 AM EDT from zooer
You might be right about the microSD card.

Damn.  Thanks, Zooer.

Add that to the Apple lawsuit that's just scuttled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and I'm losing my happy options more quickly than I'm gaining them.  :-/

[#] Fri Jun 29 2012 23:54:48 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Thanks, Tril.

I'll check it out, though I think I'm going to get my last BB hurrah on the phone side and get a separate tablet.

[#] Sat Jun 30 2012 10:25:46 EDT from zooer

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I saw the apple/Samsung lawsuit but still saw the Galaxy available on-line. That was a few days ago so maybe it has been removed. I was
surprised that Google didn't offer a sd card slot. However they want every part of your life on their servers, even if you can't access it.

[#] Sat Jun 30 2012 22:26:59 EDT from ax25

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Will be a crap shoot between getting another RaspberryPi or blow all the dough on that.

I figoure out the door- 

Rpi = $35
Powered Hub = $10
Flash Card = $8-$10
Case=(unless you like the lego case) = $5-$10
Wifi usb card (to make it somewhat an equal game) = $5-$20 (depends on sales at stores or online)
Display = tv (hdmi or composite) - cheap to $0 (thrift store composite) - $80 (low end tv with hdmi input)
Time = Well, they Rpi folks are cool and I will forward on what I learn that would be usefull, so no charge there....

Total =  $53 - $165 ( and still not have touch screen input )....

Low end figuring flash card, powered hub or some sort of usb power, and the Rpi itself (living with the ethernet port only).

Kinda makes that an attractive bet. 

[#] Sun Jul 01 2012 13:49:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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My wife's Kindle just bit the dust, coincidentally. If I can't get it running again, a Google 7 (or whatever they're calling it) looks like an attractive replacement.

Of course, the low end Kindles are starting to get really cheap now...

[#] Mon Jul 09 2012 18:13:22 EDT from zooer

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Is there a decent version of Android for Virtualbox? I did a search but they all seemed outdated and the one I found wouldn't
run on my system.

[#] Tue Jul 10 2012 11:40:33 EDT from zooer

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Google will pay the Federal Trade Commission $22.5 million to settle charges of invading the privacy of Safari users by
using cookies to bypass certain tracking safeguards. Google maintains it was inadvertent, but will pay what is the largest
FTC penalty in history.

The good guys, Google is your friend... they didn't mean to do it.

[#] Sat Jul 14 2012 14:55:06 EDT from zooer

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[#] Mon Jul 23 2012 10:59:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Looks like a very powerful tablet for $200. Clearly they are aiming to take the lead away from Amazon (who uses their own build of Android that takes most of the Google out of it). At this level of quality and low price point, they might just pull it off, too.

[#] Mon Jul 23 2012 16:59:54 EDT from zooer

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Apple fanboys, Linux fanboys and we have our own Google fan boy. Although nice, the thing lacks external storage.

[#] Mon Jul 23 2012 23:52:21 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Wait till the MS Surface comes out.  <grin>

[#] Thu Jul 26 2012 07:54:17 EDT from zooer

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Here is why Google scares me. I looked into an app to connect an android cell phone to a person's Google drive on their Google account,
Google makes their own app called "Google Drive." Most of the items listed under "permissions" I could blow off, you give the app
permission to write, read and delete files on the cell phone and google drive. I hope they are talking about for your purposes not theirs.
Then I see "Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the app at any time to collect images the camera is
seeing." Why would Google Drive For Android need to do this? Wouldn't that already be covered in the camera app?

[#] Thu Jul 26 2012 13:41:09 EDT from Spell Binder

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That's the same reaction I got when the first few apps I downloaded said they needed access to my phone calls. "Why would they need that?" I wondered.
Then it occurred to me that the permissions scheme on Android may be somewhat coarse. The applications I've used that need that access really seem to only require it so they can suspend/resume themselves when there's a phone call in progress.

Not that I'm attempting to dismiss your skepticism, but perhaps the Google Drive app will let you take pictures/video and store it directly to your Google Drive space? If I were Google, trying to get people to use my cloud services, that's what I would do.
App Binder

[#] Thu Jul 26 2012 15:50:41 EDT from zooer

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It is one of the reasons I don't trust "the good guys" Google. We have many laws written so vaguely that you don't know if you are breaking
the law or not. License agreements, and privacy policies are written so vaguely you don't know if they are F'ing you over or not.

It probably is for innocent purposes, but if they were snapping pictures of you and you complained they could say "You agreed to it when
you signed up!"

If you are not doing anything wrong, you have everything to fear.

[#] Thu Jul 26 2012 21:17:39 EDT from zooer

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Google data mining... when people finally became upset.

[#] Sat Jul 28 2012 15:20:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Here's my Google Fanboi moment for the day. :)

I'm noticing an awesome new feature after upgrading my Chrome browser. If you open a blank tab, one of the bars on the bottom it offers is "Other Devices."
It shows all of the pages that are currently open in your Chrome browser on other computers. I think this is cool because I use Chrome at work, at home, and on my laptop, and I'm already finding it insanely useful to see what the other computers have open and be able to pick up where I left off without having to email links to myself.

And no, I don't feel threatened by Google knowing my browser history. If I want to browse in secret I use incognito mode anyway.

[#] Sun Jul 29 2012 08:38:28 EDT from zooer

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You don't use chrome on your Android? Son, I am disappoint.

[#] Tue Jul 31 2012 23:49:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I have to guess that eventually Chrome will be the Android browser.

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