Nokia com Android? Truco!

Desde a primeira vez que ouvi esse boato de que a Nokia iria lançar um aparelho com Android, venho repetindo a mesma coisa: “Duvido”. Não acho impossível, mas duvido.

As explicações para este boato são as mais variadas. “A Nokia está usando o mesmo verde do Android”, “Eles estão usando o X nesta série”, “A informação vem de um blog que não costuma errar”, e por aí vai.

Vou só comentar essas três suposições.

O verde, se não estiver enganado, é o mesmo que a Nokia usa há anos, sei bem que verde é esse por causa da confusão com o NokiaBR. Uma das reclamações deles, na época, era que eu usava o mesmo azul e o mesmo verde que eles usavam.

O X já apareceu em outras séries, vide o X1, X2, X3, X5, X6 e X7. E olha que esses aparelhos nem o mesmo sistema operacional usavam. Os aparelhos listados vão desde S40 a Symbian Belle, passando por alguns S60.

Sobre o blog que não costuma errar, talvez seja a primeira vez que ele erre. Nenhum blog é infalível. 🙂

Posso estar completamente enganado, mas, se a Nokia, que agora é da Microsoft, fizer um celular com Android, talvez a MS não fique muito contente com a coisa.

Se fosse para chutar alguma coisa relacionada com o Android, eu chutaria que este Nokia X é o primeiro aparelho com Windows Phone capaz de rodar aplicativos aplicativos Android. Isso parece que está sendo desenvolvido.

Mas isso tudo não passa de chute meu. Não tenho nenhuma pretensão de acertar e vamos saber segunda-feira, às 4:30 da madrugada aqui no Brasil, o que o Nokia X é na verdade.

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Porque a Apple não surgiu no Brasil?

Já escrevemos no passado alguns posts similares como o Manifesto pela Tecnologia, ou quando falamos sobre o precário estado das telecomunicações. Hoje queria mostrar algumas coisas que os brasileiros não podem fazer em termos tecnológicos porque não tem condições práticas de obter insumos.

1) Trabalhar com VLSI. Na prática não existe nenhuma fábrica de chips no Brasil. Tem a CEITEC que fabrica coisas muito rudimentares e tem um site que informa muito pouco.

2) Já que não dá para construir um ASIC no Brasil, que tal usar FPGA? Você consegue FPGA barata clicando aqui. SQN. Não tem FPGA acessível no Brasil. Nos EUA você compra uma DE2-115 da Altera por US$ 299,00 para sua universidade ou escola. Aqui no Brasil você paga módicos R$ 2980,00.

3) Construir uma placa de circuito impresso multicamada. Nos EUA você faz uma placa de 4 camadas em 3 dias com o preço de US$ 100,00 para receber 4 protótipos. Aqui você vai desembolsar uma pequena fortuna além de ter que esperar dias para que algum funcionário responda seu pedido de cotação. Acredite, eu tentei mais de uma.

4) Comprar chips de fabricantes estrangeiros. Com os preços absurdos que temos por aqui os distribuidores tem uma margem que deve ser tão boa que eles não tem a mínima vontade de trabalhar. Eu pedi a um representante da Broadcom informações e cotação de um chip (BCM94704NR) em grande quantidade e já estou fazendo teia de aranha esperando eles responderem.

5) Na importação, agora há um imposto novo que visa proteger o governo contra a sonegação mas que na verdade pune o cara honesto, como costuma acontecer.

6) Como já sabemos há problemas para adquirir celulares, computadores não fabricados aqui e outros insumos.

Caso alguém saiba de alguma solução para os problemas acima ficaria grato em conhecer.

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Microsoft: Habemus CEO

A Microsoft anunciou hoje seu novo CEO: Satya Nadella. Ele irá substituir Steve Balmer a partir de hoje e Bill Gates deixa de ser o presidente do conselho depois de 33 anos. A boa notícia é que Bill Gates deve voltar a participar do dia a dia da Microsoft como líder de novos produtos. Vale lembrar que o novo CEO era o preferido de Bill Gates.

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Segue abaixo o e-mail de Satya Nadella

From: Satya Nadella
To: All Employees
Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Subject: RE: Satya Nadella – Microsoft’s New CEO

Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Like you, I had a choice about where to come to work. I came here because I believed Microsoft was the best company in the world. I saw then how clearly we empower people to do magical things with our creations and ultimately make the world a better place. I knew there was no better company to join if I wanted to make a difference. This is the very same inspiration that continues to drive me today.

It is an incredible honor for me to lead and serve this great company of ours. Steve and Bill have taken it from an idea to one of the greatest and most universally admired companies in the world. I’ve been fortunate to work closely with both Bill and Steve in my different roles at Microsoft, and as I step in as CEO, I’ve asked Bill to devote additional time to the company, focused on technology and products. I’m also looking forward to working with John Thompson as our new Chairman of the Board.

While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation. This is a critical time for the industry and for Microsoft. Make no mistake, we are headed for greater places — as technology evolves and we evolve with and ahead of it. Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world.

As we start a new phase of our journey together, I wanted to share some background on myself and what inspires and motivates me.

Who am I?

I am 46. I’ve been married for 22 years and we have 3 kids. And like anyone else, a lot of what I do and how I think has been shaped by my family and my overall life experiences. Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things. So family, curiosity and hunger for knowledge all define me.

Why am I here?

I am here for the same reason I think most people join Microsoft — to change the world through technology that empowers people to do amazing things. I know it can sound hyperbolic — and yet it’s true. We have done it, we’re doing it today, and we are the team that will do it again.

I believe over the next decade computing will become even more ubiquitous and intelligence will become ambient. The coevolution of software and new hardware form factors will intermediate and digitize — many of the things we do and experience in business, life and our world. This will be made possible by an ever-growing network of connected devices, incredible computing capacity from the cloud, insights from big data, and intelligence from machine learning.

This is a software-powered world.

It will better connect us to our friends and families and help us see, express, and share our world in ways never before possible. It will enable businesses to engage customers in more meaningful ways.

I am here because we have unparalleled capability to make an impact.

Why are we here?

In our early history, our mission was about the PC on every desk and home, a goal we have mostly achieved in the developed world. Today we’re focused on a broader range of devices. While the deal is not yet complete, we will welcome to our family Nokia devices and services and the new mobile capabilities they bring us.

As we look forward, we must zero in on what Microsoft can uniquely contribute to the world. The opportunity ahead will require us to reimagine a lot of what we have done in the past for a mobile and cloud-first world, and do new things.

We are the only ones who can harness the power of software and deliver it through devices and services that truly empower every individual and every organization. We are the only company with history and continued focus in building platforms and ecosystems that create broad opportunity.

Qi Lu captured it well in a recent meeting when he said that Microsoft uniquely empowers people to “do more.” This doesn’t mean that we need to do more things, but that the work we do empowers the world to do more of what they care about — get stuff done, have fun, communicate and accomplish great things. This is the core of who we are, and driving this core value in all that we do — be it the cloud or device experiences — is why we are here.

What do we do next?

To paraphrase a quote from Oscar Wilde — we need to believe in the impossible and remove the improbable.

This starts with clarity of purpose and sense of mission that will lead us to imagine the impossible and deliver it. We need to prioritize innovation that is centered on our core value of empowering users and organizations to “do more.” We have picked a set of high-value activities as part of our One Microsoft strategy. And with every service and device launch going forward we need to bring more innovation to bear around these scenarios.

Next, every one of us needs to do our best work, lead and help drive cultural change. We sometimes underestimate what we each can do to make things happen and overestimate what others need to do to move us forward. We must change this.

Finally, I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it’s not just work, but something that will improve other people’s lives. This is the opportunity that drives each of us at this company.

Many companies aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources, and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance. And as the new CEO, I can’t ask for a better foundation.

Let’s build on this foundation together.

Satya

Amazon vendendo produtos perigosos

A Amazon está vendendo produtos extremamente perigosos disfarçados de inocentes ursinhos. Leia o com atenção  o comentário de uma das clientes. Há vários comentários como este. (Antes de começar a ler uma sugestão: vá para um lugar afastado e evite beber algo enquanto lê. Depois não diga que não avisei.)

O produto vai abaixo:

A seguir o melhor review já feito na Amazon.

33,939 of 34,424 people found the following review helpful

By Christine E. Torok on October 3, 2012

Size Name: 4oz Amazon Verified Purchase

Oh man…words cannot express what happened to me after eating these. The Gummi Bear “Cleanse”. If you are someone that can tolerate the sugar substitute, enjoy. If you are like the dozens of people that tried my order, RUN!

First of all, for taste I would rate these a 5. So good. Soft, true-to-taste fruit flavors like the sugar variety…I was a happy camper.

BUT (or should I say BUTT), not long after eating about 20 of these all hell broke loose. I had a gastrointestinal experience like nothing I’ve ever imagined. Cramps, sweating, bloating beyond my worst nightmare. I’ve had food poisoning from some bad shellfish and that was almost like a skip in the park compared to what was going on inside me.

Then came the, uh, flatulence. Heavens to Murgatroyd, the sounds, like trumpets calling the demons back to Hell…the stench, like 1,000 rotten corpses vomited. I couldn’t stand to stay in one room for fear of succumbing to my own odors.

But wait; there’s more. What came out of me felt like someone tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a coffee straw. I swear my sphincters were screaming. It felt like my delicate starfish was a gaping maw projectile vomiting a torrential flood of toxic waste. 100% liquid. Flammable liquid. NAPALM. It was actually a bit humorous (for a nanosecond)as it was just beyond anything I could imagine possible.

AND IT WENT ON FOR HOURS.

I felt violated when it was over, which I think might have been sometime in the early morning of the next day. There was stuff coming out of me that I ate at my wedding in 2005.

I had FIVE POUNDS of these innocent-looking delicious-tasting HELLBEARS so I told a friend about what happened to me, thinking it HAD to be some type of sensitivity I had to the sugar substitute, and in spite of my warnings and graphic descriptions, she decided to take her chances and take them off my hands.

Silly woman. All of the same for her, and a phone call from her while on the toilet (because you kinda end up living in the bathroom for a spell) telling me she really wished she would have listened. I think she was crying.

Her sister was skeptical and suspected that we were exaggerating. She took them to work, since there was still 99% of a 5 pound bag left. She works for a construction company, where there are builders, roofers, house painters, landscapers, etc. Lots of people who generally have limited access to toilets on a given day. I can’t imagine where all of those poor men (and women) pooped that day. I keep envisioning men on roofs, crossing their legs and trying to decide if they can make it down the ladder, or if they should just jump.

If you order these, best of luck to you. And please, don’t post a video review during the aftershocks.

PS: When I ordered these, the warnings and disclaimers and legalese were NOT posted. I’m not a moron. Also, not sure why so many people assume I’m a man. I am a woman. We poop too. Of course, our poop sparkles and smells like a walk in a meadow of wildflowers. Thanks for all the great comments. I’ve been enjoying reading them and so glad that the horror show I experienced from snacking on these has at least made some people smile.

Não sei porque mas isto me lembrou de outro texto da Internet… (Não leia!!)