2019-01-19 French know

How to take liberty seriously and with agains the powers which ain't beneficial for the majority of common people.
French Yellow Vest movement continues to stir the political atomosphere in France and for a good reason. Far too long has the forces of manipulated market made average people choices fewer and fewer. RT.com writes about the situation in France which continues the 10th week in a row.

2019-01-16 Now we go Duckhunting with Apples

According to the spreadprivacy.com the alternative web search service Duckduckgo.com is switching to Apple's MapKit JS for it maps-search results. I just hope this undermines Google's dominance omn the search service markets, monopoly rarely is a good thing for consumers.

2019-01-15 UK parliament rejects the Brexit deal

News from aljazeera.com tells that parliament has rejected the Theresa May's Brexit plan.
Reminds me of the Karate Kid movie "Wax on, Wax off".

2019-01-11 Bravely paint where manufacturer haven't painted at all

For a personal project and not just some news link I chose to be worthy of your time.
The Blog writing tells a story of my small painting project related to my amplifiers knobs.
So this story could be called a knob job. Maybe we should have a holiday by that name.
I just stop here before this gets out of hands and gets too dirty to release.


2019-01-09 The Internet You know

Maybe not be for long if the forces of convetional order get to decide. For Finnish users EFFI Ry. clarifies the current situation happening in the hearth of the EU directive generating bureaucracy machine.

Some madman has been lobbying some where without a speck of common sense and someone equally retarded in the group of apes have tought this good enough idea to process forward.

The Story goes in short like this, if the copyright directives 11 and 13 will pass the publishers are held responsible if some one itentionally or accidentally posts some copyrighted material. In example Youtube is already filtering out or non-monetizing videos that A.I. system finds to be copyrighted for some one else. Nightmare scenario would be that individual publishing would take a huge hit, well this is nothign compared to the link-tax idea those maniacs have ready for us. Article 13th kind forbids sharing hyperlinks if it's interpreted like the copyright fanatics at media industry paylists like to do so often.

In example you would be breaking the law by posting and sharing some news article from some news site without their permission, let's say in your Whatsapp group and why stop there argue the media lawyer why not also make the Whatsapp responsible for your linkings.

As you probably already have, as do I a very grimm painting of the internet of the future if this carries on. So why not for a change we do something else than look those cat videos and Instagram photos and try to keep the internet free4all?

2019-01-03 Well what do you know

Just when the year has changed and Olympus imaging division released, like nothing in the year 2018.
They kickstart the new year with their pro line M-news. I just got a newsletter including teaser
for their upcoming camera release. I secretly wish that Sony has their sensor technology implanted
here because anything else is a let down in my personal opinion.

2019-01-01 Do all consumers think bigger is better?

I have to refer my old post about the increasing size of the smart phones across the manufacturers.
I just had to return to this topic because recently was forced to change to a bigger phone,
no matter of my efforts to try and find a decent specs 4.7" Android smartphone.
So what's the situtation now in the fresh year of 2019 on the popular Finnish electronic sellers.

Verkkokauppa.com has like nothing in the 4.7-5.1" sized phones.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7, over priced, physical home button and old Android 6.0
  • Samsung Galaxy J7, Too big at 5.2" , physical home button plus all the Samsung's bloatware.
  • Nokia 3.1, Current market thinks that 5.2" is supposed to be small?
  • Samsung Galaxy J3, First that fits the size category at 5.0" but has a physical home
  • LG K9, First that could be considered if LG had a better reputation of building Android phones.
  • Catepillar S31 and S41, Pricey and physical home button, probably because of the IP68-protection.
  • Ulefone S7, well first time me hearing about this manufacturer, otherwise could be considered.
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, manufacturer thinks that 5.0" is compact and should be priced as premium.
  • Lenovo Moto C Plus, Nothing badly wrong but plastic case and no notification light? wtf...
  • Motorola Moto G 5th Gen, Almost but no cigar this also has and physical home button.

So at Verkkokauppa.com there was close three contenders that could barely be considered
as a "small" phones near ~5.0" upper mark. (LG K9, Ulefone S7 and Lenovo Moto C Plus)

So let's jump to another big reseller in Finland the Gigantti and see what do they have.

  • Nokia 1, Size is there at 4.5" but OS is a shaved version of Android Go
  • Catepillar S31, this was reviewed already on the earlier section
  • Catepillar S60, I don't know why IP68 casing should be this pricey?
  • Doro 8020X, physical home and experience that Doro is aimed for the eldery

So my personal opinion and conclusion?
No, the market still doesn't have anything usable in the Android 4.7" sized scene.
Some Apple fanboy will scream his lungs out at this stage and tell you to by a iPhone XS,
But who has that kind of money to spend locked down non-customizable phone+OS combo?

My old Lenovo S660 relic served me well without the HD-gaming thirls until I dropped it too many times.
Of course you always could go some super small kickstarter phone
like the Jelly project, whish is probably too small to be usable.

ps: I don't do spell checking...

2019-01-01 New Years 2019 speak from the president of Finland

Traditional new years speak from the Finnish president, can be found spoken in finnish and swedish from Yle Areena.

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