Form factor: The 16:10 form factor is a little difficult to hold with a single hand for a longer periods of time.
Build Quality: Awesome,the back is really convenient to hold
Software: The software buttons are situated in the middle,which will be difficult at first but you will get used to it,but the chrome browser which comes installed will crash often,so find a alternate browser.
Accessories:There are absolutely no official accessories for Nexus 10,no cases,no docks.
I found this great post on reddit that explains monetary theory in a simple way.
It’s hard to explain this to a five-year-old, because there are some fairly abstract concepts involved, but here goes…
All actual “money” is debt. All of it, including monetary gold, etc. (Don’t argue with me yet, I’ll get to that.)
Imagine a pretend world with no money, some kind of primitive villiage or something. Now let’s invent paper money. You can’t just print a bunch of paper that says people have to give you stuff, because nobody would honor it. But you could print IOUs. Let’s walk through this…
Let’s say you’re an apple-farmer and I’m a hunter. You want some meat but haven’t harvested your crops yet. You say to me, “hey, go hunt me some meat and I’ll give you 1/10th of my apple harvest in the fall”. Fair enough, I give you meat, you owe me apples. There’s probably a lot of this kind of stuff going on, in addition to normal barter. In time, standard “prices” start to emerge: a deer haunch is worth a bushel of apples, or whatever.
Now, let’s say a week later, I realize that my kid needs a new pair of shoes more than I need a bushel of apples. I come back to you and say, “Hey remember that bushel of apples you owe me? Could you write a marker, redeemable for one bushel of apples, that I can give to the shoemaker in trade for a pair of shoes?” You say okay, and we have invented a transferable note, something a lot like money.
In time, our little villiage starts to figure out that a note redeemable for a bushel of apples can be swapped for all kinds of things. The fisherman who doesn’t even like apples will accept apple-certificates in trade for fish, because he knows he can trade them to boat-builder who loves apples. In time, you can even start to hire farm-workers without giving them anything except a note promising a cut of the future harvest.
Now, you are issuing debt: a promise to provide apples. The “money” is a transferable IOU— your workers get a promise to provide value equal to a day of farm-work, or whatever, and it’s transferrable, so they can use it to buy whatever they want. The worker gets fish from the fisherman, not in exchange for doing any work or giving him anything he can use, but in exchange for an IOU that the fisherman can redeem anywhere.
So far so good. But there are a couple of forks in the road here, on the way to a realistic monetary system, that we’ll address separately:
What happens if your apple orchard is destroyed in a wildfire? Suddenly all the notes that everyone has been trading are basically wiped out. It didn’t “go” anywhere, it’s just gone, it doesn’t exist. Real value was genuinely destroyed. There is no thermodynamic law of the conservation of monetary value— just as you and I created it by creating transferable debt, it can also be genuinely destroyed. (We’ll get back to this in a minute, it gets interesting).
The second issue is that, in all probability, the whole town is not just trading apple-certificates. I could also issue promises to catch deer, the fisherman could issue promises of fish, and so on. This could get pretty messy, especially if you got the notion to issue more apple-certificates than you can grow: you could buy all kinds of stuff with self-issued debt that you could never repay, and the town wouldn’t find out until harvest-time comes. Once again, value has been “destroyed” people worked and made stuff and gave you stuff in exchange for something that doesn’t exist, and will never exist. All that stuff they made is gone, you consumed it, and there is nothing to show for it.
The above two concerns are likely to become manifest in our village sooner or later, and probably sooner. This leads to the question of credit, which is, at its most basic, a measure of credibility. Every time you issue an apple-certificate, you are borrowing, with a promise to repay from future apple-harvests.
After the first couple of town scandals, people will start taking a closer look at the credibility of the issuer. Let’s say the town potato-farmer comes up with a scheme where his potato-certificates are actually issued by some credible third-party, say the town priest or whatever, who starts every growing season with a book of numbered certificates equal to the typical crop-yield and no more, and keeps half of the certificate on file, issuing the other half. Now there is an audit trail and a very credible system that is likely to earn the potato-grower a lot of credit, compared to other farmers in town. That means that the potato-grower can probably issue more notes at a better exchange rate than some murkier system. Similarly, the town drunk probably won’t get much value for his certificates promising a ship of gold.
Now we have something like a credit market emerging, and the potato-farmer is issuing something closer to what we might call a modern “bond”…
The times are coming that Android is now the best-selling mobile OS (operating system) and the phones are getting more and more powerful everyday. As such, people want to get the most out of their phone as possible WITHOUT paying more for services from their phone carrier.
How do I turn my phone into a free wireless hotspot?
How do I get cool, custom themes that won’t slow my phone down?
How do I get my phone to go faster?
All these questions and much much more can be answered by one simple answer: By Rooting your phone.
Of course, getting into rooting your phone and browsing the internet for answer can often be a confusing experience especially if its your first time. So what this article will do is explain to you the following:
What rooting is (In easy to understand terms)
Why should you root your phone? (The Pros and Cons)
and a break down the common language you’ll while rooting your phone.
The stop online piracy act and Protect IP act are laws designed to curb piracy but the laws in it’s present state are very dangerous to internet freedom and would do nothing to eliminate piracy and that is why major tech companies like Google,wikipedia and twitter are against it.
These are american laws,so why should we care about it?
If the law is passed in USA i am pretty sure other countries would follow suit/they would not hesitate to implement similar policies.The Government of India is already suing Google and Facebook for objectionable content(What objectionable content?,porn?),the implementation of these laws would deteriorate the situation.
So,you finally realize it’s time to leave the Symbian and RIM platforms and embrace the Android platform,which is being talked about most. But when you look at the phones available,some of you might be baffled with the choice available. There are literally thousands of Android phones,with hundreds of them being released every day. So how do you choose a Android phone?
Hello everyone From my previous posts you know that I have been searching for an alternative to Google maps on Android. When I used symbian the ovi maps are excellent,they should be ,after all, Nokia owns the world’s largest navigation and mapping company Navteq and it supports offline navigation,and this is my biggest gripe in Google maps though there are other small issues when taken in the context of India.So I’ve set out to find alternate navigation applications in android.In my previous posts you can find the review of mapmyindia for Android and to summarize the review in three words ‘I hate it’ and some of the reasons are,not available in Android market,horrible interface and I could go on. Then I purchased Ndrive India from android market and I promised myself that I would write a review only after I use it for actual navigation and so here it is
So as many of you might have known Google has acquired Motorola mobility division(the one that makes phones) for 12.5 Billion dollars(yes,that’s 12.5 Billion dollars).Google is saying that their main aim is to secure the patent trove of the division to fend of the patent attacks on android.
Kindle is ‘the’ device for ereading.It has improved the contrast by 50% compared to the previous model and let me tell you ‘it is almost like reading a book’.I got the kindle directly from amazon some 3 months ago and today while i was browsing some forums i found many people confused about the entire process of getting the kindle to India.
So i promised you the review of ndrive India in my last post but the thing is unless i use it for actual navigation i obviously couldn’t write an honest review and i have been busy with my exams so i swear sa soon as my exams are over this review will be the first among my to do list.
doperative writes with this quote from a speculative piece at Business Insider about Apple’s real motive behind its recent lawsuit against Samsung’s Galaxy devices:”Android is free. In some cases, it’s even cheaper than free, with Google sharing …
I have a android based smart phone the HTC wildfire,and i pretty much use Google Maps for navigation and Google maps are the best but my only problem with Google maps is that there is no offline Navigation,and the 3G data packs in India are very expensive(since they are launched recently,i hope they come down soon).So i searched for alternative navigation apps on my phone and found two(expensive) of them
1.Map my india for Android
I considered Map my india and since they are the maps made for india i thought they would be much detailed but the app is not available in the market and you have to separately buy them from the website and you have to install the app through usb but luckily i found a friend who has Map my india pre installed on his device(Samsung galaxy tab) and the interface Sucks,the map loading is very slow and if it performs in a tablet like that the i can only imagine how much it would have sucked on my mid end phone (HTC wildfire)
So i have searched for reviews of Ndrive India but could not find any so i took the plunge and bought Ndrive India.Review in the next post after i use it for actual Navigation