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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i loved to use meebo but i havent in a long time
megaupload was so convinient but i never had an account
and metro isnt dead yet
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Over Here(Scotland) We Have A Tonic Wine Called BuckFast, Which Is Often Drunk By Youths(We Call Them Neds!), This Is Always Shortened To Bucky, So I Found Bucky Balls Quite Amusing!

I Also Did A Quick Amazon Search, And There Are Loads Of Them Available On Amazon.co.uk!

Might Get Some Myself :-P
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Over Here(Scotland) We Have A Tonic Wine Called BuckFast, Which Is Often Drunk By Youths(We Call Them Neds!), This Is Always Shortened To Bucky, So I Found Bucky Balls Quite Amusing!

I Also Did A Quick Amazon Search, And There Are Loads Of Them Available On Amazon.co.uk!

Might Get Some Myself :-P
Agree do I. There are plenty of Bucky Balls available. Lots of manufacturers offering replacements they do not call Bucky Balls.

Just be careful. I would hate to see your HDD erased. Perhaps we should require a cuation label? "Warning: this person might be carrying Bucky Balls so do not let him use your laptop."
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Yeah I used Meebo pretty often, it was very convenient. But I switched to Imo.im without delay.

Megaupload was a big loss, I often found it to be a useful site in many different ways. I'm glad to hear rumors that Kim Dotcom is trying to get it up and running again.
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I'd never heard of half of those, namely the Buckyballs thing, Meebo and the Pano Logic. I heard of Microsoft Zune, but never saw one though, not in the shops, nor in the wild. So I won't miss them, don't think I'm going to really miss MetroPCS either.
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isn't MediaFire basically filling the void left behind by Megaupload's disappearance?

The Zune failed in two departments. 1) it was a super expensive MP3 Player, nothing more, selling here for at least $399 retail. 2) the Zune2K bug, where all 30GB Zunes died due to some kind of leap year glitch.
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The Zune failed in two departments. 1) it was a super expensive MP3 Player, nothing more, selling here for at least $399 retail. 2) the Zune2K bug, where all 30GB Zunes died due to some kind of leap year glitch.

There are plenty of megaupload related sites out there and yes mediafire is one of them

It was shut down due to (in my words) the US trying to take control of the internet during their failed attempt with SOPA. The only reason they were able to shutdown Mega Upload is because they had servers on US soil, and the site in general violated the horrible copyright laws that we have in place.
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I still have my Zune and use it regularly, so while it is on that list - it is not dead to me!
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You can read more about Bucky Balls here:

Fullerene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Good news: Bucky Balls do not exhibit "superaromaticity" which means that the electrons in the hexagonal rings do not delocalize over the whole molecule. As you well know, that is a good thing and so very important these days.

UPDATE: Now available in Boron as well as Carbon.

Or did you want the little round magnets? I got confused.
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Need another thread for copyright discussion, let me know, I can move these posts out to start one.

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Here's another one to say bye bye to...
Sayonara, netbooks: Asus (and the rest) won't make any more in 2013 | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Thing is, I actually like netbooks and found a real use for them for work, travel and pleasure. I'm actually using a recently purchased 10 inch Lenovo S110 netbook running Linux Mint to write this post, and it's what I mainly use for work.

Ultrabooks like the MacBook Air are just too expensive for what they are.
Regular laptops might be OK, but IMO unnecessary weight and bulk to always carry around for my requirements and needs.
A tablet could be OK, but it must have a real physical keyboard, some means of angling the screen for when using it at a desk or table, proper office productivity software(Android is a bit of a fail so far in this respect), as well as a VGA video outlet for use in the classroom.
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Saw an article that said they would still be made for your neck of the woods.

Netbooks are a Norwegian Blue - This is an ex-technology | TechEye
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Doing great, happy new year Bob, and all!

I'll move the other posts over shortly so there's better continuity to the discussion.
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Sayonara, netbooks: Asus (and the rest) won't make any more in 2013 | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Thing is, I actually like netbooks and found a real use for them for work, travel and pleasure. I'm actually using a recently purchased 10 inch Lenovo S110 netbook running Linux Mint to write this post, and it's what I mainly use for work.

Ultrabooks like the MacBook Air are just too expensive for what they are.
Regular laptops might be OK, but IMO unnecessary weight and bulk to always carry around for my requirements and needs.
A tablet could be OK, but it must have a real physical keyboard, some means of angling the screen for when using it at a desk or table, proper office productivity software(Android is a bit of a fail so far in this respect), as well as a VGA video outlet for use in the classroom.
This doesn't quite jibe with what is happening in the market, the products are still available and still selling. The term Netbook may go away but the market segment won't (at least for a few years), Samsung just unveiled a new line of Chrome Books which while not Windows are still a Netbook at heart. Asus is still selling them and notice it did not say they weren't going to produce them, just the Eee line was going away.

Now, I have been predicting the true thing to disappear in the computer market will not be desktops but laptops. Unless there is a drastic change laptops will never have the power and capacity of their landlocked brethren, desktops will always be a necessity for many. Add to that laptops suffer the real threat of tablets and convertibles. Can you see where this is heading?
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Netbooks, heck laptops in general are fading with the tablet revolution slowly filling the gulf between them and laptops as hardware specs quickly gain ground.
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I also read that Avon cosmetics/fragrances are being discontinued, and I will miss a lot of Avon products! I remember selling Avon in my late teens, and I used to spend all my profits on their products. I love that stuff!
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I could see a tablet been usable when at the desk, especially for when one has to do a lot of text entry and document creation/editing.
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The modern netbooks/small low-cost laptops we have in Asia have certainly improved since 2007-2009. Most of them are now dual-core CPU, 2GB RAM, reasonable sized hard drives, full-blown Windows 7 or desktop Linux OS, USB3.0, 3-4 USB ports, VGA out, 3G/4G, 4-5 hour battery life.

I believe the original definition of a netbook specified 1GB RAM maximum and a small hard drive. Think it was Microsoft that would only supply XP for machines of no larger than 10 inch and only 1GB RAM maximum
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The Zune failed in two departments. 1) it was a super expensive MP3 Player, nothing more, selling here for at least $399 retail.
Isn't that what a iPod Touch/Nano/Shuffle is???
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As far as I'm concerned - the Zune and Ipod stink for one reason. No SD card and proprietary software. I bought a Sandisk Sansa. I just dragged and dropped to the card with no necessary installations. Bought music, ripped music - drag it to the card.
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Seeing two things tablets have over laptops 1) much better battery life 2) more portable

with the advent of affordable bluetooth keyboards, there isn't much left to differentiate a tablet from a laptop. even Microsoft Windows is following suit, having their full version Windows 8 on their tablet lines, making even PC apps/games an eventual possibility on their tablet lines.

An iPod touch can do far more than a Zune. it can do wifi, apps, games, pretty much all the iPhone does, except phone calls (and that is also debatable given apps such as Pinger and Google Voice having iOS ports) as for the Shuffle, it is only $49 compared to the Zune's $399, and last, the Zune is still a Microsoft product, one could say they're even tighter locked down than Apple products. Apple just washed them away, as did Android

you can buy an MP3 player for less than $19 today. the only benefit of buying just an MP3 player (with no other functionality) from MS or Apple is to show off a label, nothing more.
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Seeing two things tablets have over laptops 1) much better battery life 2) more portable
The decent(expensive) tablets tend to have a good battery life, like the iPad. But on the other hand many of the cheapo $40-$60 tablets, the battery life can be quite abysmal. Often just 90-120 minutes when playing a movie.

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I've got the Lenovo S110 10inch netbook/small laptop, it's actually about the same size as an iPad, somewhat thicker though. But for what I use it for, there's currently no tablet that could replace it AFAICT. When it's in its bag, many people whom I work with actually thought I had an iPad, until I revealed what it really was.

I've also got a Fujitsu UH900 UMPC, running Windows 7 Home Premium and Linux Mint. This PC will actually fit in my jacket pocket. And I've used that for work and travels as well.

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An iPod touch can do far more than a Zune. it can do wifi, apps, games, pretty much all the iPhone does, except phone calls (and that is also debatable given apps such as Pinger and Google Voice having iOS ports) as for the Shuffle, it is only $49 compared to the Zune's $399, and last, the Zune is still a Microsoft product, one could say they're even tighter locked down than Apple products. Apple just washed them away, as did Android
Think I mentioned this before, I've never actually seen a Zune, only read about them on the interwebs. I've seen plenty of iPod Touches though, I used to have a first gen one.

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Think that's why they cough up all that money for Apple products here in China, to brand whore with. Microsoft on the other hand doesn't really carry the same perceived cachet and prestige as Apple here. Pirated Windows XP Professional with IE6 and pirated Office 2003, running on whatever thing is still very much the order of the day.
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i wouldn't use a budget tablet to replace a laptop. the hardware is inferior, and using it is a lot like using an IBM PC XT running Nettamer and DOS PPP drivers to access the internet. 10 minute Google search, anyone?

any tablet that is comparable to a laptop in usability is going to cost some money. ironically the same money almost as having a laptop. $499 for an iPad or $499 for a dual-core Intel laptop running Windows 8?

i hardly ever use a laptop anymore. the iPad has replaced it. the only rare example is when i'm transferring stuff back and forth between devices using backed up APKs on my laptop's hard disk (tons of 'em)
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I find a tablet far better for astronomical uses. I can use the phone, but the Vulcan can't manage the phone without shutting the program down.

I've got all the reference stuff I need on the tablet - my cameras' manuals, road logs, weather, etc.

Plus I can take football or baseball games I recorded, change them into MP4s and watch those.
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I never used any of the things on the list, so I'm not really affected. A couple of them I would have liked to have tried. But since they're gone I suppose I'm better off not knowing about them before their death.
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I also read that Avon cosmetics/fragrances are being discontinued, and I will miss a lot of Avon products! I remember selling Avon in my late teens, and I used to spend all my profits on their products. I love that stuff!
I remember the Avon Lady. Not to mention the Fuller Brush salesman; the milk delivery and a few others.
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i still think the folks up in arms about Twinkies being discontinued will believe anything. they're still sold here and i see 'em all the time. of course i never was into them myself, and let's face it, how many times have there been claims that Twinkies were going away, that they were full of uranium, etc etc? it's a popular theme but not really true. either way, i doubt Avon will be disappearing anytime soon just the same.
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