Re: You can turn it off...
It works fine without it. Location tracking on my S7 edge has been off since I bought it, never been an issue. This looks like a complete non-story to me.
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You can listen to the podcast for some details, but to clarify the twitter discussion between Lydia and I, Lydia has clearly stated that OpenStack simply has "Narrow and specific use cases" (see https://twitter.com/cloudpundit/status/725703809574535173).
I responded by asking her for any Gartner research to support that claim since OpenStack has a very diverse list of customers and use cases (see https://www.openstack.org/user-stories/) and 451 Research has actually done the user research Lydia claims is "extremely difficult" (see https://451research.com/report-short?entityId=87456).
For me, the bottom line is that Lydia's opinions about OpenStack are not based on actual research that Gartner has done on users (there is no Gartner published research on user adoption). Alan Waite (from Gartner) has published reasonable and nuanced opinion's about OpenStack but it isn't user research.
As I tweeted to Lydia, OpenStack may or may not be a huge success, but we need good research to make that conclusion and Gartner hasn't done that yet.
(Disclosure, I work for HDS)
The article states...
V4SIG support is required, Ash says, for all new AWS regions and: "Today Cloudian is the only Object vendor to support V4SIG."
This is not correct. The Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is S3 compliant and supports V4SIG (and has for some time). Some of the largest AWS customers in the world leverage HCP's object storage with S3. In terms of the number of HCP customers... let's just say it's greater than 1,000.
Happy to answer any questions without getting into a sales pitch :)
One minor nit:
Wikibon also says true private clouds need to have chargeback which is, candidly, bullshit. Chargebacks are an accounting function, not a cloud operations function. Chargebacks are also not recognized inside of NIST's definition of cloud either: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-145/SP800-145.pdf.
What if an org doesn't need chargeback? Is it not a cloud then? It's a silly argument.
Again, a minor nit but it is an example of how "one true cloud" definitions don't always work.
The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is my favorite Chromebook and I've used quite a few. Screen is fantastic, just enough power and it's fanless (a big place for portables, in my opinion).
For *most* regular computer users, this could be a replacement. if you need specific Windows or Mac software than logically it is not. My Chromebook is my primary laptop at home but I do have a Macbook Air for work.
The thing to keep in mind is that with Blu Ray, you won't have to do the periodic (and expensive depending on size) tape migrations.
Storagebod wrote a great post on the time it takes to do petabyte-scale tape migrations - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/27/storagebod_petascale_archives/
I'm in no position to defend HP on all of this... but parts of this are not accurate.
"HP has apparently dropped support for both Amazon EC2 APIs and private cloud Eucalyptus tools. The AWS EC2 APIs are widely used and have become a de facto standard for building cloud apps."
Contrary to what Eucalyptus and AWS want you to believe, EC2 API's are *NOT* the defacto standard for anything other than instances being built on AWS. HP (or any OpenStack-based cloud) do not have to have to incorporate EC2 API's. Additionally, most OpenStack clouds being built today have no interest or requirement to use AWS EC2... it's a red herring argument.
The Galaxy Nexus will NOT be updated to KiKat - http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/31/google-galaxy-nexus-kitkat/
But... I think this is by design. I bought my Galaxy Nexus almost 2 years ago and contract will be up soon so I'm guessing the road map will continually end every two years to encourage upgrading. I'm jumping on the Nexus 5 just to avoid the bloatware that's more common now on high-end smartphones.
I love all of the comments, thanks.
First, you cannot simply sideload a Google app... have to first install the Google Services Framework apk first. I have instructions for this here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113139726938588189465/posts/3UZGtF8H9aU
The problem is, your typically Kindle Fire user is probably not tech savy and probably won't want to take these extra steps to sideload apps.
I also have a post on 'must have' Kindle Fire apps here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113139726938588189465/posts/ZaKkJKMbLba
Ultimately I think this is an Amazon AND a Google problem and it's all about control and licensing for the app market... be it Amazon's or Google.
Shame on Google for putting hooks in stand-alone apps like Gmail that require Google Services Framework (you don't need the Google Services Framework for the iPad). Shame on Amazon for not making popular Google apps a part of the Kindle Fire user experience.
One other note - the Kindle Fire OS is a "wrapped" version Android and not a "fork" as Linux users understand forks.