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Before take off the stewardess explained that it was illegal to smoke during the flight. The toilets where fitted with smoke detectors and it was illegal to tamper with the smoke detectors. She then said "I you really need to smoke you can do so outside."
(no she didn´t meant it as a joke and she wasn´t really aware of what she just said)
Time ago I bought some touch screen displays to another provider in the USA, it ended in tears as they did not send us the material working as expected, it was all disassembled and we had to pay before receiving the displays. All in all we lost a lot of money.
Now I need again a solution that is lightweight, that's open-frame, touch screen, 12", 16:9, ... and I found the people at Caltron[^] which look promising.
Have anyone here worked with them before or know references about them?
After seeing Richards response in this thread [^]I am prompted to ask whether rooting a phone is considered hacking.
I am under the impression rooting the phone will give you back the ability to control the apps installed and running on you phone/fondleslab. I find it alarming that when I clear memory it tells me 25 apps have been closed. Not being able to uninstall Youtube and all the Samsung crap on my phone is irritating.
So what else does rooting the dammed thing do (other than potentially turning it into a brick) that may be considered hacking.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Lots of people confuse hacking with criminal behavior when they are two different things. I don't see anything wrong with rooting your own phone. Now if you were trying to root other people's phone so that you could steal from them, that's another matter.
The difficult we do right away...
...the impossible takes slightly longer.
Commonly speaking, hacking is anything that changes the modification of the product from the manufacturers specifications.
So just the act of rooting the phone could be considered hacking and anything extra is just apart of that hacking.
However, do not get drawn up on the term hacking. Hacking is cool because of what you can you with it. Rooting your phone allows you the access to change or add pretty much anything onto your phone's system.
Android is open-source so it already has or can get a lot of software features without rooting the system (which most times voids the warranty). However, if you really wanted to get out of the default manufacturers experience, you can root and this gives you a phone without any manufacturers limitations.
Some things you can do without the limitations are installing mods and/or root apps onto your system. What makes these apps different from your regular apps, that you can get on the marketplace without rooting your phone, is what that apps can do.
My favourites for Samsung phones are SD Booster, Full!screen, Wanam Xposed, Greenify, and for your Samsung crap Root Uninstall.
SD Booster improves the speed of SD cards from increasing the cache memory used in the read/write process. It also can remember the settings of specific SD cards, useful, if you have more than one SD card.
Full!screen gets rid of the bottom control bar. Some people like the bar, I don't.
Wanam Xposed is a speed and system tweaker. It has a lot of features that I found useful like the build-in call recorder.
Greenify (My favourite) is a speed tweaker. It hibernates heavy handed applications that hog your system resources.
Root Uninstall is a (wait for it) uninstalling application. It allows you to clean up the Samsung junk and Youtube if you really want to.
Now those were only a few, there are thousands of applications only meant for rooted phones. Just make sure that the app is safe. From rooting your phone you are making it extremely easy to install a mod and/or app that will fry your system in an instant.
Hope this answers your question,
PS. Most people root their phone to install paid applications for free. Being a developer making such applications, I don't condone this. While I do understand there will always be some piracy, I do want people to make the right decision. So we developers can still make outstanding applications or improve existing ones.
So my laptop is plugged into the mains charging and I get up to turn the light off with my left hand whilst holding the laptop in my right. As I flick the switch I get a shock in my hand touching the light switch followed immediately by another shock in the hand holding the laptop which is attached to the mains.
Sounds like you have plenty of sparky parts already!
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