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I think Tecno sells mainly in Kenya and Nigeria

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Don't you agree when buying the phone? Just curious

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I supposed I could have googled it to find out, but I've certainly never had a carrier tell me in advance what apps would be on my phone. Perhaps it's buried in the fine print that I agreed to without reading, but honestly I doubt it.

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Every Smartphone comes with certain pre-installed apps that you might not necessarily desire. But facebook certainly never was one of them. At least none of the Samsung series comes with it.

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I just purchased a Motorola Defy XT from Republic Wireless and it came with the Facebook app pre-installed. I immediately checked for a system update (which there was one waiting), installed it and the FB app went away. Usually it doesn't work out that nicely though. My last Android was the HTC EVO and you couldn't get rid of FB unless you rooted it your phone.

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It certainly was one of them on some phones. I have had a "Facebook for LG" in the past that wasn't removable via the factory phone image.

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Nope. The Samsung SGH-T959V (T-Mobile Galaxy G 4G) came with it preinstalled. I had to root the device to get rid of it (among other things).

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The Google Nexus One had Facebook force-installed; (I think) it came with one of the OS upgrades, which is even worse than pre-installed, because I really had no choice.

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Is there any numbers on the amount of hard drives NSA have?

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"How Much Is A Zettabyte?" http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/06/07/how-much-zettabyte-nsa-...

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> The center will reportedly be able to store five zettabytes worth of information

I am sure some day in the future there will be MicroSD cards with this storage capacity. But now it is just mindblowing

~5.500.000.000.000 Gigabytes

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This website makes the unsourced claim about Yottabytes that "You can compare it to the World Wide Web as the entire Internet almost takes up about a Yottabyte."

(http://whatsabyte.com/)

1 Zettabyte = 1,073,741,824 terabytes.

This Quora answer says that total HD supplied numbers worldwide in 2011 was 6,800,000 units.

(http://www.quora.com/How-many-hard-drives-are-produced-each-...)

I find the 5 zettabyte figure hard to believe.

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Tapes, not disks.

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Assuming 3:1 compression our 1 zettabyte (or 1,000,000,000 terabytes) of data becomes 333,333,333.33 TB.

Using a nice IBM 4 TB tape we need 83,333,333.33 tapes for 1 zettabyte.

I still find the 5 zettabyte figure hard to believe.

But searching for tape does start producing a lot more government-like language and documents. Knowing that there is a "Summary Of Non Confidential Information On U.S. Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities" makes me want to read the confidential version.

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What if it was a database that stores databases. mindfuck

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Google decides what goes and what does not in Google Play.

It's not the only way to install things in Android. But technically, neither is the AppStore in iOS.

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Ok, but the barrier to putting other apps on an Android device is a good deal lower than on iOS. Typically just changing a setting. Hell, as Amazon has demonstrated, you can release entire other App Stores in this manner.

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Maybe he was ignorant, maybe he was spot on.

Maybe his hypothetical extradition will cause a sort-of diplomatic "mess" between Beijing and Honk Kong, leaving him a limbo where neither HK nor China will grant him total asylum but wont extradite him either

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There are two areas where SAR have little independence: defense and foreign affairs. Hong Kong will have its own money, postal service, justice, environment ministry, police, ....but it doesn't have a military and its foreign affairs tends to be limited to economic matters.

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The most notorious thing about this is that money could be 'sponsored' (read: discount).

Also, what's the Foreign Application Data? It talks about a "Feb 26, 2008 GB", does it mean it was previously filed at that date in Great Britain?

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I've been a customer of... +5 years of Softlayer. Their service has been always good/great, even on odd hours. Congrats to them.

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Get ready for crappy service once the bean counters at IBM start outsourcing everything...

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This is with the network profile of the SIM card and/or the TTS of the connection if I'm not mistaken.

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That's the reason I flagged the submission

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