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  • danmcgrew
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    I think that, if Purism can afford it, their credibility would be best served by doing exactly what Fred Brooks did when he took over the already one-year-behind-schedule OS360 program at IBM: cancelled everything--meaning mainly empty promises--and started over (Fred Brooks--author of The Mythical Man-Month--is famous for saying, among other things, "How does a software project get to be one year behind schedule? One day at a time.").
    I'm buying a Pinephone when it arrives in the first quarter of 2020 not for any ideological reasons, but because of the capabilities it might have, and because---at $160--it will cost less than some people's monthly phone bill...and, some--perhaps a lot; perhaps not--of Pine's claims for the device just may be accurate.

    https://www.pine64.org/pinephone/

    https://forums.ubports.com/topic/2403/pinephone

    https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Project_Don't_be_evil
    Last edited by danmcgrew; 08-28-2019, 10:12 PM.

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  • zhaich
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    If the phone is going to be that thick (15 mm) with the specs offered, then it is destined to fail as a cell phone. The amount of delays and teasing reminds me of Star Citizen, though it is of course not nearly as bad as that obvious cash grab. Fairphone 3 stands a much better chance.

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  • wizard69
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    Very interesting. The idea of a plug in modem board means (hopefully) that the Board could be made available for other uses where cellular connectivity isn’t needed. Makes me wonder how flexible the display circuitry is.

    the thought here is ways to drive sales. As much as I’d like to be wrong, I don’t see success on cell phone sales alone.

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  • rene
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Of course, they used DejaVu Sans for the slides.
    Guys, please DejaVu Sans isn't the only font!
    DeJaWhat? I use Protomolecule ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMswfcT0hRA (for the titles ;-)

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  • schmidtbag
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    I know you're being sarcastic, but the truth is, in my opinion DejaVu Sans looks bad. It represents the pinnacle of carelessness and poor quality.
    Haha I know, I'm just giving you a hard time, and reminding you of how it could actually be worse.

    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Also, I forgot to mention, Michael phoronix Congratulations on the 50000th article! (or is it?)
    It is very impressive how one man can manage a whole news website by himself for over 15 years, and I appreciate it.
    Many other efforts existed, but they were not brave enough and could not endure. You, Phoronix, are one of those few survivors.
    Good point, observation, and sentiment.

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  • tildearrow
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    Also, I forgot to mention, Michael phoronix Congratulations on the 50000th article! (or is it?)
    It is very impressive how one man can manage a whole news website by himself for over 15 years, and I appreciate it.
    Many other efforts existed, but they were not brave enough and could not endure. You, Phoronix, are one of those few survivors.

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Oh cool! Thanks for the tip! I just discovered this fun font to help me stand out and I'm going to use it everywhere! It's called
    COMIC SANS
    I know you're being sarcastic, but the truth is, in my opinion DejaVu Sans looks bad. It represents the pinnacle of carelessness and poor quality.

    Furthermore, it's so wide (and hence a slight waste of space, but is an issue for devices like the Librem 5):



    Somebody claimed DejaVu Sans has slightly bigger characters (this fact also adds to the previous statement, which is carelessness), but even after compensating for the size, it doesn't help much.

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  • schmidtbag
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Of course, they used DejaVu Sans for the slides.
    Guys, please DejaVu Sans isn't the only font!
    Oh cool! Thanks for the tip! I just discovered this fun font to help me stand out and I'm going to use it everywhere! It's called
    COMIC SANS

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  • tildearrow
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    By the way, that PCB is unusually big for a phone in my opinion (yeah, I know it's because it's an early version but still wanted to point out).

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  • tildearrow
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    Of course, they used DejaVu Sans for the slides.
    Guys, please DejaVu Sans isn't the only font!

    Leave a comment:

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