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Google releases Android anti-fragmentation kit (Download Squad)

Mar 4th 2011 6:34PM Wow, just wow! What you have reported and linked to has absolute nothing to do with fragmentation of the Android platform. The fragments API is a new mechanism in Honeycomb to create different "fragments" of a view in different orientations and screen sizes for tablet devices. This new API that you are referring to here, is a way to get the same functionality on older versions of Android. This has absolute, emphatically, 100% nothing to do with having to support all the different hardware configuration and OS version when developing an Android app.

Just because the word "fragment" is used in the API documentation, it doesn't mean the intended purpose was to address the completely separate issue of hardware/software fragmentation. I bet you got lost a lot as a child, since you would just go home with random strangers because they "sounded" and "looked" like your parents.

Bill Maher Gets an Expert Opinion on Christine O'Donnell -- She's "Spectacularly Stupid" (VIDEO) (AOL TV)

Oct 11th 2010 2:35AM "question took place during an late 90s appearance on 'Real Time.'"

No, it wasn't Real Time. It was on ABC's Politically Incorrect. Bill Maher was fired by ABC from Politically Incorrect after he said the 9/11 hijackers were "brave." Maher move to HBO and created Real Time in 2003.

'House' Season 7, Episode 2 Recap (VIDEO) (AOL TV)

Sep 28th 2010 4:00AM Best quote:

House: "Mabel!? Up high!"

'House' - 'Open and Shut' Recap (AOL TV)

Apr 29th 2010 2:45AM The message of the show is "Everybody lies." Taub, stupidly, brought up the concept of open marriage to his wife. Unexpectedly, his wife agreed to it. At least temporarily. Once she realized that she couldn't bring herself to allow Taub to do it, everything went back to normal. Taub lied to his wife about her being the only one he needs. He lied about not cheating.

Taub, as pointed out by his wife, went through a lot of trouble to convince his wife that his past "misdirection" was just that and he will never do anything like it again. Yet, he is actively seeking to "flirt" with the blond, "bendy" nurse. He might have convinced his wife, through lying, that he is done cheating, but he is far from it. At this point nothing will stop him. His mind is so fixated on cheating (he brought up open marriage to his wife!) that he does not care anymore about the consequences of his actions. He will do anything, including lying, to get what he wants: cheat. It isn't event about sex, it is about chasing something he doesn't have.

MacFarlane Takes on the Enemies of 'Family Guy' - PaleyFest Report (AOL TV)

Mar 11th 2010 5:41AM "As expected, the event had more of a Comic Con feel to it then the normally more reserved Paley atmosphere."

Dude! You are a writer. You should know your "then" from your "than."

Fringe: Fractured (AOL TV)

Oct 2nd 2009 8:22AM Colonel Phillip Broyles: "What was in the briefcase?"

Colonel Raymond Gordon: "They told you I was crazy, didn't they? The Pentagon? They said I had a Psychiatric break. I told them what I'm telling you that they are here. Collecting data. Making observations. That's what's in the briefcase. They've been planning for war."


Special Agent Fox Mulder: "They're here aren't they?"
"Deep Throat": "'They' have been here for a long time."

Fringe: Night of Desirable Objects (AOL TV)

Sep 26th 2009 12:01AM In addition to the X-File scene, in the season premier, when Broyles is testifying in front of the Senators/Representatives, the lead Congressman says

"... Technology run amok. The old 'X' designation and your Fringe investigations have ..."

"The old 'X' designation" is a clear reference to the X-Files.

More Andre Braugher! (AOL TV)

Sep 22nd 2009 8:33PM The very interesting fact is that when Andre Braugher won his Emmy in 2006 for "Thief," Hugh Laurie was the one who introduced Andre on stage (along with Helen Miren).

Here's the YouTube link:

TUAW's review of the DroboPro, plus a discount deal for readers (

Sep 5th 2009 6:19AM DroboPro is just too expensive to be worth it. I can buy a Drobo (4-bay version of DroboPro), a DroboShare and a couple of 1TB hard drives from Amazon.

The DroboShare is a great device. I can connect up to two Drobo units to it and it allows me to run applications, like BitTorrent, DLNA streaming server, iTunes streaming server, etc. on the Drobo itself. I can then connect the DroboShare to my Airport Extreme and have a single-drive data-protected, standalone NAS with BitTorrent, DLNA and iTunes streaming capabilities. I can offload all my data, movies, music, documents, TimeMachine backups, etc. to the Drobo and all this information will be available to all the machine on my network.

I should also mention that DroboShare doesn't work with DroboPro, which is strange since DroboPro is much more expensive than Drobo.

What's the best advertising slogan and who's the best advertising icon? (AOL TV)

Aug 26th 2009 2:00AM To me, BMW has the best slogan among all car manufacturers in the world, if not the best slogan of all time.

"The ultimate driving machine."

Simple. To the point. No non-sense gibberish.

Compare that to (old) Microsoft slogan, for example:

"Where do you want to go today?"

Are you a travel agency or a software company?

Or the new one that makes absolutely no sense:

"People-ready products."

WTF does that mean? It *wasn't* people ready before?