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Ray's picture

Worst Album Covers? I think not....

Frank says someone sent this to Mr. Watson for us. It's in a book called "Worst Album Covers 2." I think it should be called "Best Album Covers," but that's just me.

Ray's picture

If 10 year olds have them...

Shouldn't, me and Bob, your gadget loving My Chem guys have them?!?! If only you could see their smug faces in the pictures, those little bastards...

Our unending search for the latest cool tech has ended with the Palm Pre. This thing looks sick. After countless Sidekicks, Dashes, HTC Touch models, 9234's, 7890's 8966's, G1's and Curves, we finally found what we're looking for. It looks to be a perfect meld of Blackberry functionality with iPhone flash. Where the Storm tried and failed, (can anybody successfully type on this thing?) the Palm Pre looks poised to succeed.

My unending love/hate relationship with the iPhone has been well documented, and damn't I'm ready to commit wholesale to a phone. I've jailbroken the thing to get some more functionality out of it (PDANet is the shit!!!!) I've also suffered the harsh realities of running background apps on this thing. No battery life, and iPhone slowed to a crawl.

I've treaded dangerous, shark-filled waters paying the tech-world equivalent of a back-alley abortion clinic 15 bones to access a broken iPhone 3.0 beta software that almost turned my phone into a $599 paperweight, all in the hopes of getting this phone to do what I need it to.

Copy/paste is great to have, but a little unwieldy to use. And wait till you move your phone a millimeter and the "Nothing To Undo" dialog box pops up. The landscape everything i think might be the worst feature, because after almost 2 years using the thing, does anyone even want this anymore? Now the screen goes into extreme fits of non-stop spinning, like a drugged up raver, completely going against what you've taught yourself. Individual program toggle please????

There is also the issue of speed. The iPhone has gotten progressively slower with each new update. What once were cool transitions between programs is now revealed to be what they truly were from the start...LOADING SCREENS. Its not a stretch to say that sometimes its hard to get things done on this phone. The new iPhone hardware needs to speed up dramatically, and I hope somehow the transitions can be disabled.

I know I'm being a little harsh here, especially with a beta software, but from what I've seen so far it doesn't compete with the OS Palm has been working on. Maybe with kick-ass fast hardware, Apple will step up. I guess we'll have to wait till June when they announce what they've been conjuring up.

Until then, Palm Pre, come home to Daddy.

Mikey's picture

Happy Star Wars Day? i think?

Apparently today is Star Wars Day. When you pun May 4th, you can greet and harass your friends or enemies with "May the 4th Be With You" . This phrase has gone on to spawn a holiday. Not sure what it means yet, having just found out about it this morning. With the country/world being so bleak, a Star Wars Day doesn't sound half bad. I'm gonna celebrate the holiday by watching that crazy Jefferson Starship song from the Star Wars Holiday Special a few times.