After a year of being the (mostly) contempt user of Samsung Galaxy Note, decided to make an upgrade and purchase a successor – Samsung Galaxy Note II. I am using SGNII for a week already and I have made a list of what I like in the new model, and what I like not.
When I am ordering something on Internet(and, mind you, I do this often), my orders are shipped usually by two monsters of logistics – either DHL or UPS. I thought that with their magnitude, the whole process should run like clockwork. Well, I should say that with UPS everything goes exactly like it should be, but, on the other hand, I am rather disappointed with DHL… At least I had such disappointing experience with shipments from outside of EU.
In recent interview for Forbes, Craig Mundie, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer, has told that Apple’s Siri isn’t something spectacular in comparison to Microsoft’s TellMe. But curious minds can’t be satisfied with such marketing bullshit, right? Well, here is video, where both technologies are compared.
This is, I think, incredible example of epic fail.
Since I’ve graduated from the university, I used conventional programming languages(like assembly or c/c++) only few times. On the other hand, I employ scripting languages constantly to solve some task or to automate some process. They are like system administrator’s bread and butter. And if you trying to decide, what scripting language to learn next, you could check this interesting article, named “From PHP to Perl: What’s hot, what’s not in scripting languages”. Well, the author looks at them from a web developer’s point of view, but the article is interesting nonetheless; it provides kinda nice overview.
Have you ever wondered how well the open source AMD Radeon drivers fare against the proprietary? I bet you did. Especially, if you are an AMD Radeon graphics card owner. Your curiosity can be satisfied fully now. Michael Larabel provides “The Most Comprehensive AMD Radeon Linux Graphics Comparison”. And it isn’t exaggeration. The guy has put an absolutely staggering amount of work into this article.
Tom’s hardware once again released a web browser performance comparison. They put the 5 major browsers through ~30 tests, both on Windows 7 and Mac OS X. It’s a shame that they haven’t done the Linux tests this time, but according to one of their previous Grand Prix, results should be similar to those of Windows 7. I was shocked how good Safari performed on Mac OS X, but it’s native OS for this browser. Still, Chrome was declared champion in Windows. It’s probably possible, but I can’t understand, how Firefox, this performance hog, came as close second. Well, they haven’t tested them with 50-60 open tabs(usually I have exactly such a number of them open), so, maybe, this is the reason.
I will stick with Opera anyway. Nothing has changed here.