[OT] Vido Mini One - android tablet

Camm Camm29 at tesco.net
Sun Oct 6 17:38:47 EDT 2013


As a test device for LiveCode it's a cost effective option , powerful and
fast.
Does a great job for LiveCode Android development  , so even if it's not a
consumer best buy it will pay for itself at least. 

Regards
Camm

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From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf
Of Richmond
Sent: 06 October 2013 21:52
To: How to use LiveCode
Subject: Re: [OT] Vido Mini One - android tablet

On 10/06/2013 09:49 PM, Alejandro Tejada wrote:
> Hi Richmond,
>
>
> Richmond Mathewson-2 wrote
>> The Stealing-from-the-People's Republic of China are not noted for 
>> their sparkling ecological track record . . .
>> as well as the way they treat their citizens and so forth.
> If History serves of any indication... in the future, China will have 
> many "Kingdoms", just like it had in the beginning of their history.

Oh; that sounds like the European Union.

Certainly a lot better than what is going on at the moment.

>
> The notion of creating industrial products that lose all their value 
> in the hands of their shoppers/owners is the most aberrant perversion 
> that a scientist could create.
> (Industrial Engineers are scientist too!)

King Camp Gillette.

Surely the idea is to create a product that goes wrong after a sufficiently
long time that people will then buy the upgraded version?

About 8 years ago I walked round all the myriad computer shops here in
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  (selling new and second-hand machines) waving Free Ubuntu disks: I was
informed by every single shop-owner that although they knew that Linux was a
more stable system that would squeeze more power out of a PC they didn't
want my disks because:

1. If they installed Linux instead of Windows XP customers would not
returned with virused machines on average once every 6-8 weeks and pay money
to have them sorted out.

2. If they installed Linux customers would not come and buy higher-spec
machines or motherboard upgrades and what-have-you when the next, more
power-hungry version of Windows came out.

My father, who lives in Britain, reckoned that the cost of ownership of a
Toshiba laptop with Windows XP came to about 25 pounds per month, plus a
loss of about 3 days a month when it was down the road at the fixit shop.
Having had Ubuntu Linux on the same machine for the past 5 years all it has
cost him is about 5 hours a year when I back up his and Mum's files and
install the latest version of Ubuntu.

For years when I was a kid the cheap crap came from Hong Kong and Taiwan
(mainly because at that time Britain had not climbed into bed with red China
and dumped blue China). Obviously Chinese businessmen of all political
persuasions realise that the "Western devils" have an unlimited appetite for
things that fall to bits in one's hands.  A lots of Western businessmen are
also well aware of this, and are hiring Chinese companies to make stuff that
falls to bits in one's hands but has western labelling that used to stand
for quality but does not any more: this is, arguably an even more cynical
type of business than stuff that carries Chinese labelling.

>
> The way to go is DIY/RIY (repair it yourself).

That is exactly right.

But prior to that it is not a bad idea to avoid buying cheap rubbish to
start with.

> Only wait for better prices and more options:
> http://www.androidauthority.com/oracle-dukepad-tablet-277688/
>
> Al
>
>
>

Richmond.

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