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Redditor Lycerius has been playing the same game of Civilization II for the past ten years. And, from the sound of things, the world isn’t doing so hot. Except literally, because constant nuclear war has melted the icecaps. There are no more polar bears.
Now in the year 3991, his world is down to three super-nations, each competing for dwindling resources, and a planet left scarred by multiple nuclear wars. His Celts are locked in a 1,700-year war with the Vikings and the Americans. All other nations have been destroyed or absorbed.
Constant nuclear bombardment and sabotage have melted the world’s ice caps over and over again, resulting in the flooding of all terrain other than mountains. He said his world is full of swamp (which is useless for farming) and irradiated lands.
“My goal for the next few years is to try and end the war and thus use the engineers to clear swamps and fallout so that farming may resume. I want to rebuild the world. But I’m not sure how. “
Daaaaaaw — he wants to stop the war and rebuild the world. How very noble of him. You know, maybe there’s hope for our future after all. PSYCHE! *Nukes planet, installs Diablo III* Trust me bro, you’ll thank me later.
Thanks to Mike, Jeremy and Melissa, who agree that, if nothing else, dude definitely got his money’s worth on the game.
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Droid 4 reviews are popping up everywhere. We’re doing ours a little different. Instead of posting a “review” after spending just 24 hours with the phone like other sites, we’re living with it for a week, publishing several articles on it and then concluding with a full review after actually living with the phone for a while. But one thing was clear even before the phone launched: Motorola messed up forgoing a removable battery for a meaningless reduction in thickness.
The original Droid started the Android revolution. It was the anti-iPhone: an open OS, sliding QWERTY keyboard, available on Verizon and featured a removable battery and expandable memory. Now many of those advantages are moot points. Android is no longer viewed as open, most people are sold on virtual keyboards, the iPhone is available everywhere, and now, thanks to Motorola, the Droid 4 features a built-in battery. Sorry, power users.
You see, Motorola, like every other phone maker is racing to produce the thinnest phone possible. Apparently they feel thinner phones will result in more sales and/or street cred. I don’t know. But it’s silly. Phones are already thin enough — I know how that sounds. But think about it: The Droid 3 is 12.9mm thick where the Droid 4 is 12.7mm thick. Even the Droid RAZR MAXX, with it’s extra-large battery, is still a slim phone in my opinion. It’s 9mm thick verses 7.1mm of the standard RAZR. The difference is hardly noticeable even when the phones are sitting next to each other. You’ll never notice it when it’s in your pocket.
The Droid 4 does feature a larger battery than its older counterpart. The phone is also more powerful and packs a slightly larger screen. But none of those things counter the mistake of not including a removable battery even if the Droid 4 is a marvelous piece of hardware. The new keypad is fantastic and so is the updated sliding action. It’s completely possible that Moto engineers decided to permanently affix the battery to allow for the improved sliding mechanism or something else critical to the redesigned phone. But in doing so, the phone loses a major selling point even if it’s an under-utilized feature.
I’d venture to say that the vast majority of users never buy extended batteries for their phones. But it’s likely a large portion of owners like the idea, and it’s certainly a nice option to have. There are light users who will probably coast along with the non-removable battery and never experience a problem, while people who lean on their devices more than others could be left in the lurch. I don’t think Motorola made the decision lightly, but the move almost feels like Motorola is trading their power users for wider adoption.
The Android landscape is filled with copycats. Motorola (and others) need to do something to make their phones stand apart. So what are the Droid 4′s selling points? Just the QWERTY keypad and that’s not enough to compete. Sadly the days of the swappable battery are probably numbered. I’d bet my dog Ferrari that the Samsung Galaxy S III and most of 2012′s flagship phones will not have a removable battery.
Bring back the swappable battery for the next Droid, Motorola. A millimeter or two is well worth having a legitimate selling point over the iPhone and other Android phones.
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Lots of activity involving the just-announced HTC Desire HD in the past couple days, despite the fact that it’s yet to be released anywhere — and frankly, that’s just the kind of can-do attitude from the dev community that we like to see. First off, the HD2 — which, considering the screen size and general spec sheet similarity, makes an obvious candidate for a ROM transplant — has indeed gotten an early port, and something tells us this is hack is going to get a lot of spit and polish over the next few weeks and will end up breathing fresh life into a phone that had been crippled by its dead-man-walking operating system. There’d been a video of the port in action, but sadly, it’s been pulled off YouTube for some mysterious reason, so hopefully it’ll reemerge (along with instructions for HD2 owners) soon.
Meanwhile, the Desire HD is apparently putting up some hardcore benchmark scores on the strength of its updated Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, posting a Quadrant score of nearly 2,000 — about two-thirds better than a Froyo-equipped Nexus One. The dumped ROM is already online, so feel free to start digging through it… and if you somehow have a prototype Desire HD lying around, all the better.
Where the save button should be, there is the open button, and the ribbon goes into the top bar of the screen. I think that this has more to do with my graphics card than with Microsoft Word itself because my graphics card has been screwing up a lot lately. I have a nVidia GeForce 7300 LE and right now, it’s F**KIN P I S S I N G ME OFF!!!
So..can anyone please help me solve this problem?
AND NOW WHEN I TYPE ONE LETTER, IT SAYS THAT THERE IS INSUFFICIENT MEMORY. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know how to use Microsoft Word 2007, I’ve had it for 5 months, the graphics have just begun to screw up today!!!
Apple Screwed Up Handling iPhone Gizmo-gate
Apple is partly to blame for how its iPhone prototype was lost and how it handled its recovery.
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