MiPad 3: Still Disappointing

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 sports a MediaTek MT8176 processor with two ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores. It has Imagination PowerVR GX6250 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

There’s a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front. And the tablet features a 6,600 mAh battery and a USB Type-C port with support for fast charging.

Chinese pricing is set at ¥1499, about $217.

No microSD card slot. How foolish.

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TV: Dimension 404

This is on Hulu

And if you don’t watch it, you’ll be missing something very special.

Episode 3 is a mind-blower and I sat there so damn damn damn dahyum jealous of that script.

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TV: You Are Wanted

This is an Amazon Prime Video series:

Lukas Franke (Matthias Schweighöfer) finds himself a victim of a hacking attack, his online information altered to implicate him as having masterminded a cyber-attack on Berlin resulting in a city-wide blackout. Suspected as a terrorist, Lukas scrambles to find out why he’s been targeted, as even his family and friends begin to doubt his innocence. Also available in English.

Yeah, look, go with subtitles. Dubbings are usually awkward and the voices don’t match the actors.

I watched episode 1 today in broad daylight and it creeped the hell out of me.

It also gave me an epiphany.

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iFive Mini 4s Now Has Root

Thanks to Bobb in Comments who points to this XDA thread: [Tutorial] FNF Ifive Mini 4s custom recovery and root.

There’s no bloatware on that device, so I can’t think of why I’d want root. Still, it’s always good to have as an option.

Previously here:

Video: iFive Mini 4s With Image Samples
iFive Mini 4s AnTuTu Score
Video: Two iFive Mini 4s Reviews
Video: iFive Mini 4s Unboxed
RePad 8 Is iFive Mini 4s?
More About The iFive Mini 4s
New iFive Mini 4s Video
iFive Mini 4s: Nothing Really New

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R.I.P.: William Powell, Author Of ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’

William Powell, author of counterculture manifesto ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’, dies at 66

The central idea to the book was that violence is an acceptable means to bring about political change. I no longer agree with this.

Rest in peace.

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When Success Comes Decades Later

Oh, I’m verrry late to this.

It’s been on YouTube since May 4, 2016.

Forty years ago, a homeless Korean immigrant built an Orlando martial arts empire. In 1987, he recruited his devoted students to act as amateur cast and crew for his ill-fated action movie, Miami Connection, which follows a TaeKwondo themed synth rock band in their battle against drug-dealing motorcycle ninjas.

Don’t miss this. It’s only a half hour. But it’s inspiring as hell.

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Video: Embarrassing Apple Some More

Because it’s fun.

But sad.

Since the earliest iPhone that could download a Google Books PDF, I’ve been doing these damned tests, waiting for the day when an iProduct would be powerful enough to display them without making me want to rip out of all of my hair. (Yes, these tests have been going on for years!)

That day is almost here.

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Video: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Extreme PDF Test


Video: iPad Pro Extreme PDF Test
Video: iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test (Plus Tablet Thoughts)

This is an unfair test.

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Reference: Getting Images From The Damn Twitter Gallery View

This works. I followed the steps.

Video after the break.

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Video: iPad Pro Extreme PDF Test

The video after the break is less than four minutes.

I used the same methodology as in the other post:

My methodology was to download each (they display in Safari first), hit “Open in iBooks” in Safari, wait for iBooks to open with it, double-press the Home button to get the overview of open apps, then swipe iBooks away to close it. I didn’t want any possible background page processing going on to interfere with downloads or to skew the live opening of each PDF.

Except, after grabbing the Processed World PDF and closing iBooks, the iPad Pro crashed!

It happened while I was opening the PDF of The American Magazine in Safari.

The iPad Pro screen went black.

I began to sweat, thinking the Apple Police would soon swoop in to arrest me(!).

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