Daily Archives: January 26, 2015

NYC Blizzard January 2015: Update Four

Most the day, Weather Underground insisted on this snowfall amount:

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Shortly before post time here, it was changed to this:

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The Weather Channel earlier today showed a model called RPM that also predicted somewhere between three to eight inches. But they were believing the EUR model, showing feet.

I do this post to remind me. Let’s see what I wake up to in the morning.

Someone will have some ’splainin to do.

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NYC Blizzard January 2015: Update Three

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Predictions have varied widely today. One model had just three to five inches. Another up to three feet. Everyone seems to be settling for over a foot to maybe two feet — with three feet as a backup.

I’ve had a little over two inches today, not really blizzard-like. But the blizzard doesn’t begin for two to three hours yet.

What will I wake up to see tomorrow?

Meanwhile, by 11PM, all of New York City will basically be on a weather lockdown.

Previously here:

NYC Blizzard January 2015: Update Two
NYC Blizzard January 2015: Update One
Blizzard Day
NYC Blizzard 2013: Update Three
NYC Blizzard 2013: Update Two
NYC Blizzard 2013: Update One
Blizzard Threatened For NYC
NYC Blizzard Alert

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CyanogenSoft

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CEO: “Today, Cyanogen has some dependence on Google. Tomorrow, it will not.”

If Microsoft doesn’t, then Xiaomi will.

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Someone Is Wrong About Xiaomi

Some Smartphone Sanity Please! Xiaomi is nice for China but its not the New Apple and it will not take over the world. There are at least 4 stronger Chinese phone manufacturers

Oh this is rather hilarious. I think someone got snubbed by Xiaomi.

Cutting to the chase:

And lastly there is Coolpad ie Yulong. This is a pure domestic smartphone brand like Xiaomi and 2,000 other domestic Chinese phone brands. But Coolpad entered the global Top 10 before Xiaomi did and started its global expansion some months before Xiaomi did. Yes, Coolpad is currently a bit smaller than Xiaomi but sells similar products in similar price points and has just about as much share in China currently. Rivals like Coolpad – there are dozens in the immediate next tier – will pressure Xiaomi in its domestic market and rush with Xiaomi to capture the nearby international markets like India, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam, etc.

He published that on January 10, 2015. So he had no fucking excuse not to know this, from December 18, 2014: ALERT: Don’t Ever Buy The Coolpad Brand.

And he can bray all he wants about “carrier relationships.” Shit changes all the time. In my day, AT&T was broken up — and that was unthinkable. So extrapolating to tomorrow based on the system of today is, at least, folly, and, at worst, sheer idiocy.

Next!

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NYC Blizzard January 2015: Update Two

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The worst will happen at night.

Why does it usually happen overnight? Why the hell can’t it get it over with while there’s still light outside so we can all deal with it?

Already had a bit of snow that’s coated everything. Just a teasing.

Previously here:

NYC Blizzard January 2015: Update One
Blizzard Day
NYC Blizzard 2013: Update Three
NYC Blizzard 2013: Update Two
NYC Blizzard 2013: Update One
Blizzard Threatened For NYC
NYC Blizzard Alert

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Remember The IBM Eleven Million

Weibo:

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Never trust Google Translate to properly render numbers that originate in Chinese.

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Nokia N1 Gets Protective Sleeve

Weibo:

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And, as per above, a screen protector.

Previously here:

Prior Nokia N1 posts

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Dual-OS Chuwi V89 Goes On Sale

Weibo:

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Dual-OS Onda V116w Goes On Sale

Weibo:

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