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I just entered the @JoshGroban connect sweepstakes
the fact is you need to go where the puck is going
[11:08:46 AM] De Joe.: and not where the puck is.
[11:08:57 AM] De Joe.: that is if you look at it…
[11:09:21 AM] De Joe.: iPhone is not innovating as fast as Android guys.
[11:09:39 AM] De Joe.: 1. Like Android is kick-ass
[11:10:04 AM] De Joe.: 2. If you are like me/shashank you will kind of flash the phone.
[11:10:18 AM] Aravind Velandi: flash the phone?
[11:10:23 AM] De Joe.: I mean that is an android term.
[11:10:32 AM] De Joe.: that is you will install new OS
[11:10:34 AM] De Joe.: like every week
[11:10:45 AM] De Joe.: last week I Installed an OS.
[11:10:59 AM] De Joe.: so you follow different mods.
[11:11:13 AM] De Joe.: you will like it.
[11:11:39 AM] De Joe.: 3. You own it.
[11:11:49 AM] De Joe.: With android you could replace any part.
[11:11:57 AM] De Joe.: that is if you dontlike a keyboard replace it
[11:12:04 AM] De Joe.: if you dont like the launcher replace it.
[11:12:10 AM] De Joe.: if you dont like the theme replace it.
[11:12:24 AM] Aravind Velandi: hmm yes that is great plus
[11:12:41 AM] De Joe.: I know lot of guys who come to android to just do this.
[11:13:09 AM] Aravind Velandi: hmm yes..
[11:13:16 AM] De Joe.: now if you are going to buy a phone that has sd card
[11:13:19 AM] De Joe.: double good for you.
[11:13:28 AM] Aravind Velandi: i have an android.. Sony Xperia Ray..
[11:13:43 AM] De Joe.: daai athu cooling glass thaana
[11:13:48 AM] De Joe.: Ray Ban Aviatar
[11:14:14 AM] Aravind Velandi: edhu boss ?
[11:14:29 AM] De Joe.: nee vachurukurathu ;)
[11:14:40 AM] De Joe.: sari ditch that phone
[11:14:44 AM] De Joe.: and get a pure google phone
[11:14:50 AM] De Joe.: nexus 4.
[11:14:58 AM] De Joe.: your life will never be the same.
[11:15:13 AM] De Joe.: and then
[11:15:21 AM] De Joe.: you cant even run a torrent in your phone
[11:15:24 AM] De Joe.: you know that right.
[11:15:28 AM] De Joe.: you can sideload apps
[11:15:50 AM] Aravind Velandi: torrent on phone? you are talking expensive 3g data charges
[11:15:58 AM] Aravind Velandi: you know i’m in india right
[11:16:01 AM] De Joe.: wi fi
[11:16:17 AM] Aravind Velandi: ok wifi is cool
[11:16:18 AM] De Joe.: I dont have a dataplan
[11:16:25 AM] De Joe.: go figure.
[11:16:34 AM] De Joe.: but the thing is like this.
[11:16:40 AM] De Joe.: very importantly
[11:16:46 AM] De Joe.: iPhone 5 is BORING man
[11:16:49 AM] De Joe.: very boring.
[11:16:55 AM] De Joe.: you will feel it.
[11:17:04 AM] Aravind Velandi: hmmm gotcha
[11:17:25 AM] De Joe.: like even their design
[11:17:28 AM] De Joe.: it is so backward
[11:17:34 AM] De Joe.: let us take the UI first.
[11:19:02 AM] De Joe.: their UI is the only one that supports skeuomorphism
[11:19:07 AM] De Joe.: that is this skeuomorphism?
[11:19:31 AM] De Joe.: it is smuggling real world thing into digital landscape
[11:19:44 AM] Aravind Velandi: ya i have read about apple’s skeumorphic designs
[11:19:46 AM] De Joe.: like your notepad app will have a paper back
[11:19:58 AM] De Joe.: correct. which is so backward.
[11:20:01 AM] De Joe.: that is one.
[11:20:15 AM] De Joe.: now let us come to physical design
[11:20:44 AM] De Joe.: 1) physical button. which is hard to press. There is no reason why they need it. Yet they do it.
[11:21:05 AM] De Joe.: 2) Their external design is not user centered.
[11:21:17 AM] Aravind Velandi: i read skeumorphism is “VISUAL MASTURBATION”
[11:21:20 AM] Aravind Velandi: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670760/will-apples-tacky-software-design-philosophy-cause-a-revolt
[11:21:47 AM] De Joe.: exactly
[11:22:28 AM] De Joe.: scot forstall and steve jobs are people who really loved it
[11:22:35 AM] De Joe.: and antha varusai la Ponmudi
[11:22:36 AM] De Joe.: ;)
[11:22:58 AM] De Joe.: they say recycle bin as an example for pro - skeumorphic designs
[11:23:02 AM] De Joe.: coming back
[11:23:10 AM] De Joe.: to their physical design.
[11:23:15 AM] De Joe.: I feel they dont have common sense.
[11:23:19 AM] De Joe.: Seriously…
[11:23:29 AM] De Joe.: There is a huge plus in android.
[11:23:31 AM] De Joe.: the back button.
[11:23:38 AM] De Joe.: tat is how you navigate in mobile
[11:23:44 AM] De Joe.: andthat is so comfortable to use.
[11:23:48 AM] De Joe.: but in apple they dont have it
[11:23:57 AM] De Joe.: so these app devs have it in the application
[11:24:06 AM] De Joe.: and they have it in the top left
[11:24:13 AM] De Joe.: that is because browsers historically have it there
[11:24:17 AM] De Joe.: but the biggest problem is
[11:24:32 AM] De Joe.: it is the farthest possible to your right hand thumb :)
[11:24:47 AM | Edited 11:24:49 AM] De Joe.: and they make it taller, and still make it harder to reach
[11:25:00 AM] De Joe.: like they are trapped in their design.
[11:25:10 AM] De Joe.: they cant even implement something so common sense.
[11:25:14 AM] De Joe.: that is my point.
[11:25:23 AM] De Joe.: and the physical design.
[11:25:26 AM] De Joe.: it is so stupid.
[11:25:34 AM] De Joe.: if you hold a physical object
[11:25:42 AM] De Joe.: it should pamper you.
[11:26:02 AM] De Joe.: like for example have you seen smart table designs.
[11:26:07 AM] De Joe.: they curve the edges.
[11:26:21 AM] De Joe.: so that it is so comfortable for you to rest your arms over it.
[11:26:27 AM] De Joe.: but not apple…
[11:26:29 AM] De Joe.: they are smarty pants.
[11:26:39 AM] De Joe.: they have used diamonds to sharpen it
[11:26:43 AM] De Joe.: so that you get hurt.
[11:26:48 AM] De Joe.: no you dont get hurt…
[11:26:53 AM] De Joe.: but it is uncomfortable
[11:27:06 AM] De Joe.: but on the other hand nexus 4. it is so beautifully and thoughtfully designed
[11:27:15 AM] De Joe.: apple has designed the phone for the eyes.
[11:27:21 AM] De Joe.: nexus 4 is a design for your hand.
[11:27:24 AM] De Joe.: so choose wisely
[11:27:27 AM] De Joe.: dont be stupid
[11:27:31 AM] De Joe.: have a good one
[11:27:33 AM] De Joe.: and take care.
[11:27:35 AM] De Joe.: night and signing off.
How I miss these guys!!
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Compelling, convincing and spellbinding, The Dark Knight Rises had me at its mercy. Christopher Nolan’s cerebral filmmaking by any standard is with no trouble apparent from the alluring conclusion to the outstanding superhero movie.
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The caped champion is a fading memory and crippled billionaire Bruce Wayne has become a virtual recluse, holed up in his manor with trusty butler Alfred. Bumping into the sly cat burglar Selina Kyle draws Bruce into the orbit of perilous terrorist Bane, who intends to complete the work of Ra’s al Ghul and destroys Gotham and its money-oriented denizens.
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“I won’t bury you. I’ve buried enough members of the Wayne family,” warns Alfred, tears glistening.
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Nolan readily sustains nervousness the whole time, harking back to earlier episodes as he sews up all of the sinewy plot threads.
“The Batman has to come back,” whispers Commissioner Gordon at one point, echoing the sentiments of fans around the world.