Showing posts with label internet era. Show all posts
Showing posts with label internet era. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

No longer work on metered network to stop Windows 10 auto--force update!


Extremely forceful auto update in Windows 10 Home edition.

- Windows 10 Pro (and Enterprise) edition can easily block the auto update with group policy setting.


I was very irritated by Windows 10 update because it kept bugging me for restart.
So I had to find how to stop Windows 10's auto-update--I did this before about two years ago.

And I found two options:
One is set on metered network in wifi setting--turn on the "Set as metered connection".
Other one is change group policy settings. But this option is available for Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise edition. Mine is Windows 10 Home edition so I can't use this option.
* About two years ago, it wasn't possible to disable Windows 10 update service but now it might possible.

And luckily, I'm using wifi to connect internet so I did use first option.
You can see the screenshot for how I set the metered network:

screenshot - set the metered network in wifi setting

So I didn't get the update for quite while. About a month ago or a few months ago, I thought I needed update Windows Defender so I did use Windows update.

After that, at first I didn't notice much about this red circle with cross mark in Windows Defender Security Centre icon.
But about a month or two months ago, it kept showing the icon in taskbar like this:
screenshot - Windows Defender Security Centre icon

And then I just realise it that suddenly my mouse--actually, I'm using wacom tablet as mouse though, sometimes stuck--not responding like 5 to 30 seconds.
I thought this is because my computer--almost 10 years old laptop computer, was quite old so that is the reason that my mouse was not responding.

But it looks like actual reason is Windows 10 kept trying to update in metered network.
screenshot - auto update in metered network
It said:
Update settings
We'll automatically download and install updates, except on metered connections (where charges may apply). In that case, we'll automatically download only those updates required to keep Windows running smoothly.

So it will automatically download and updates in metered connections, too.

screenshot - awaiting restart in metered connections


I haven't try the disable windows update service yet. I have no other choice--I have to do that to stop auto update.


You can try some of things from here:





Stuck in a Windows 10 update loop - KB4088776

When I'm writing this, I realised that my problem is not only because of that reason. Those update numbers were very familiar--KB4088776.
It kept trying to install the update and then it kept failed like this:
screenshot - couldn't finish installing updates

I think I found solution for looping update of '2018-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4088776)' from here:



I'm not sure whether it will fix the problem but there have number of possible solutions so I think I might find a way.




P.S. Additional info. wrote at September 10, 2018:
My laptop computer's wifi network driver not working time to time, if I don't do the update for Windows 10--because metered network--partly blocked update.
Very strange happening--when it happened first time, I thought my laptop computer was too old because it's 8 to 10 years old. But it kept happening again. So I did update Windows 10 and it was okay. But three(or two?) month later it happened again. And just a few days--or a week ago, Windows 10 start showing warning of update. Very similar behaviour like first time.
Now I'm trying to update Windows 10 again. And I will write it again, whether wifi-issue was gone or not.

Additional info. wrote at September 14, 2018:
My guess was right. After update Windows 10, I am not getting wifi-network issues anymore.
So if I don't do Windows 10 update, I can't use internet.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Capitalism won't dominate this world.... Yet.

I haven't listen the audiobook for quite long time so I've visited LibriVox website--public domain books that people recorded.

And I found this book - The Mysteries of Paris - Volume 1 by Eugène SUE.

When I listen the chapter one, I was very and very intrigued by her lovely voice--Cori Samuel. And I found her website--To Posterity — and Beyond!.

I read a few things from there and I click the Voice services.


She said
At the moment, and for the foreseeable future, I am not accepting commercial recording requests.
Because she was so enjoy recording works for the public domain.



It's not everything is about money--commercialised.

People are so much focused on the making the money--That's how and why capitalism issue came from. Unfortunately, not many people see this side of the world--open source, public domain, wikipedia, creative commons, etc.
You can find so many websites or organisations doing those.


If you can see this side of world, you can see that we, human being's future is still bright.
We just need more people to involve and promote this open(and sharing) culture.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Warframe. It looks very promising....


Before go further, you should know that this isn't game review or anything. I found this game and I'm trying to figure out what kind of game it is so I can make decision for to play or not to play.
And I'm interesting to know about why so many people like the game.



Impressive game trailer and...

I just found out about Warframe and watched trailer:


and I was like 'wow'.

More surprising thing is this trailer was from 2013.


So I googled about it and found wiki article.
Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter video game developed by Digital Extremes for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
quote from Wikipedia Warframe

Huh? Game trailer was really impressive graphics and story. And it was 'free-to-play' game?


I didn't get what 'third-person shooter' means, at the time. But I am not fan of first-person shooter game so this game probably wasn't for me.
So I just decide to know more about the game.



Interesting story behind the game.

So I read a few things more from that wiki article.
Warframe received mixed reviews by critics, holding the score of 68/100 on Metacritic, based on nine reviews.
but
The game is among one of the most-played games available on Steam.
and
More than 26 million players have played the game upon launch.
quote from Wikipedia Warframe - Reception section.

That's quite interesting so I did check the 26 million players part's original source.

What I like is this:
I will quote some part from The story of Warframe: how a game no publisher wanted found 26 million players @ July 15, 2016 by Tom Marks
Despite its large player base, Warframe's success remains low-key. A lot of people haven't even heard of the game nearly four years later, and Digital Extremes recognizes that.
....
For one, Digital Extremes doesn't do much large-scale marketing for the game
26 millions players are playing. But it still not many people even knew about the game. Because they didn't spend money for marketing.

For example, they held a panel at this year's PAX East but didn't actually have a booth on the floor like many of the game's competitors. "If we had a big booth, would that make it seem like we're more real?" Carter asked. "But that flies in the face of what Steve was talking about before, which is we're not going to spend money there, we're going to put everything we can into the game."

And I love very last part. 'they were going to put everything they can into the game'.
No wonder, game received very and very positive from user reviews.

screenshot - Warframe on Steam, user reviews
Above was screenshot of Warframe on Steam.
Overall: Very Positive - 91% of the 135,616 user reviews for this game are positive.
Recent: Very Positive - 88% of the 4,299 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.



Not a fan of first-person shooter game. But maybe....

It looks good and user reviews also very positive.
Now I'd like to see what it's like playing in the game. So I googled it and found this.



I already told you that I am not a fan of shooter game and something I felt this game wasn't for me.

But after watching that--this is game's new open world game expansion, I might interest. Because adventure and exploring is my favourite game genre.



Oops. I just realised that I haven't check the game website--Warframe.
It's free. So you can easily try out yourself--available in PC-Windows, PS4 and Xbox.
If you decide to try it out, you can read quick start guide from Warframe website.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This is the reality---how Apple fanboy dominated this world. - Reality of web storage service.


I've got photos from friend--

screenshot from Best Of Quora facebook page

I didn't even read whole thing because I know the cost of web storage.

So I wrote in my facebook timeline:
This is the reality---how Apple fanboy dominated this world.
Do you know how much does it cost for 5giga byte storage for internet?
Do you know flickr.com even give you free for about 200 times more size--1 tera byte of hard disk? Of course, they will display the advertisement but it was soo small that you will not even notice it.
Are you living in stone age that you think 5 giga byte of storage were some kind of miracle size?
Go and learn how internet became nowadays.


It wasn't really unlimited storage. And it wasn't started like that.

I was quite strange that Google give unlimited storage because there has limit. What I know is it will reduce the size, that's why I've got only 15 giga byte which isn't free at first, if I'm not mistaken.

Google advertised when you buy the android phone, you will get 15 giga byte of web storage.
I thought that 15 giga byte of web storage was really big about 3 to 5(??) years ago. But actually it wasn't.
Because I'm sharing with all of my google services like email, google docs, drives, photos, videos and even here--my blog service.


See. Actually it wasn't big. Because each product has 3 to 5 giga byte which is almost same as any other service.
For example, wordpress which is same as blogger here, give 3 giga byte of storage. You can read details here-Adding Storage Space — Support — WordPress.com
Other example, dropbox which is same as google drive, give 2 giga byte of storage. You can read details here-How much does Dropbox cost? - Dropbox Help - Dropbox
Onedrive which is same as google drive, give 5 giga byte of storage. You can read details here-Microsoft OneDrive Plans


People--even internet technology news writer, actually don't know why google give 15 giga byte. And they think google gave it for free because it was big.


Some of us know 15 giga byte was actually not big. So does Google.



Unlimited storage but compressed image--that means image quality will loss.

So Google offer the unlimited storage with limited photo size. I probably confused about this but if I'm not mistaken, they reduce the size more than half size if it was even 13 mega pixel. That's why I choose upload photos with original quality. I choose that almost year ago, I think.


Google Photos: Unlimited storage for free, with a few gotchas @ June 1, 2015 By Todd Ogasawara
Google Photo gives you unlimited storage space if you are willing to limit photo resolution to 16 megapixels and video resolution to 1080p. You do have the option to store at higher resolutions, but the storage counts against your Google Drive quota.

But it's not only photo resolution. It will compressed image, too.

Choose the upload size of your photos and videos - Google Photos Help
Photos are compressed to save space. If a photo is larger than 16MP, it will be resized to 16MP.

Or if you can buy a Google Pixel phone, you will get unlimited storage without those limitation. You can read here - Google is giving free, unlimited original-quality photo and video backups with the Pixel phones @ Oct 4, 2016 by Lauren Goode




Wait a sec. So Google only offer that much!?

Facebook, almost everyone using nowadays, right?
I've never seen any limitation of photos. People kept uploading it, don't they?
Yes, reduced photo quality(like Google does or more) and size but they gave almost(??) unlimited size, don't they?

How about Instagram?
Do I heard any limitation about photo uploading?
Yes, reduced photo quality(it wasn't much, I think. More for the size, I guess) and size. But they gave almost(??) unlimited storage, don't they?


How about flickr.com which I mentioned very earlier.
Yes, they offer 1 tera byte of storage.



Do you think do I have to find out all the other websites about the offer? It's enough, right?


See the title of this article. "This is the reality--how Apple fanboy dominated this world."
That's why Quora.com who has best answer. And choose that--Apple fanatic side of story, for the best of quora.



P.S. Slightly different but almost same story - Illogical idea ruled internet--especially social networking sites. @ March 17, 2017 - my other blog.

P.S. (at April 3, 2019): I found this question at quora.com - Why does Google offer unlimited storage for photos via Google Photos app? What's in it for Google?
So many answers include what I mentioned here.
Interesting thing is nobody talked about facebook or instagram. Because I'm sure they know about the websites and very likely using the websites. But they don't even know facebook and instagram gave unlimited photo storage like Google does--I'm sure some of their friends uploaded thousands and thousands of photos.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

This is how human beings are thinking nowadays. -- to facebook timeline

If you know me, I always suggest to do the blogging. And I was totally right, after trying to find something from old post in facebook group. It was not just taking forever to load(extremely slow)--because mostly useless news articles, photos, etc.
There has zero creative or innovative thought in it.

This is how human beings are thinking nowadays. Don't care about old post. Just always looking for trend.

Everyday we trashed things to this rubbish timeline. And completely forgotten from your memory. And hopping for someone to understand my and your rubbish thought.


My facebook timeline probably also like trash but I'm trying to put some information--something useful, at least.



* I thought about write it in my timeline in facebook but I didn't. Not only because my friends will not understand.
Because I'd like to keep this thought in public so some people can see this.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Asphalt 8: Cost to win the Aston Martin One-77 Enduro Double Down, result and stats


I've won the Aston Martin One-77 three days before Enduro Double Down end. So I played it for five days.
screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD - last tryout status at challenge 13



Here is my challenge list in Windows :
- After second EDD invitation challenge list, I included my collected points, spent tokens and car upgrade status. Fourth to eighth EDD tryout have some screenshots of challenge.

You don't have to read whole challenge list but first, second(or third) and sixth(and fifth)--which I collected more than 20,000 points should be enough.




Failed at ace race:
  • 1st tryout - challenge 23 Dragon Tree (I choose Auto-Pass), Challenge 29 Alps
  • 2nd tryout - Suddenly keys don't work middle of challenge 12 ace race, Oceanview Derby so I had to re-try. And I failed at challenge 17 London, about 0.3 second behind so I re-tried it. But failed it again.
  • 6th tryout - challenge 12 London
  • 7th tryout - challenge 7 Dragon Tree (I choose Auto-Pass)
  • 15th tryout - challenge 7 Dragon Tree

So 6 times failed on ace race.



Failed at not ace race:
  • 3rd tryout: challenge 20 Pagani Huayra, Gate Drift
  • 4th tryout: challenge 18 Pagani Huayra, Gate Drift (same challenge as above)
  • 5th tryout: challenge 18 Aston Martin One-77, Alps Reverse, Flawless (almost landed from last barrel roll but....)
  • 6th tryout: challenge 2 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, The Great Wall with Beat time of 1:11:000
    • I know that I shouldn't try this 'Beat a time' challenge but I have triple booster so I thought I can make it.
    • That's why so many people suggest not to play this 'Beat time' race unless have fully upgraded car.
  • 7th tryout: challenge 13 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Tokyo Reverse, Beat time
  • 8th tryout: challenge 13 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Tokyo Reverse, Beat time (same as above)
    • I'd like to try it. But not a chance. Not only because of rank. Quite huge traffics on the road--also quite different traffics.
  • 9th tryout: challenge 27 Lucra L148, Barcelona Reverse, Unplugged, Finish first
    • I don't remember how did I fail this one. My Lucra L148 is fully upgraded it so I'm pretty sure that I can easily finish first. Probably two or three times crash to the wall or something.
  • 10th tryout: challenge 22 Peugeot Onyx, Sector 8, Beat time 1:08:000
    • I know I shouldn't try 'Beat a time' challenge but not much choice so I tried it.
  • 11th tryout: challenge 24 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Rapio Park, Beat time
    • Beat the time challenge is hard but why I chose it? It was a misclick.
    • See that's why I can't go double at 12 and 17. Low upgraded cars--Bentley, Onyx, were kept pop out in my challenge.
  • 12th tryout: Challenge 16 Peugeot Onyx, Temple Drive
    • Maybe possible with booster but I failed challenge, anyway.
  • 13th tryout: Challenge 15 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Dubai
    • I crashed at the beginning--probably because of traffics. And when I try to enter the shortcut which is big curve, other AI hit me. So I crashed again to the wall. And then I couldn't take the shortcut route. So I failed it.
  • 14th tryout: Challenge 14 Pagani Huayra, The Mirage, Infected with traffics.
    • Traffics on the road. So I crashed. And then I couldn't pick up the bottle or crash other AI car so I couldn't made it to the finish line.
  • 16th tryout: Challenge 18 Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Iceland, Beat time
    • I didn't really try it. So I failed.

So 13 times failed on not ace race.


* When I played in Webster Faster One EDD, I felt that ace race wasn't really big deal--if I upgraded enough.
Many times I failed other challenges. Here my stats show same thing. 6 times failed only on ace race. Other challenges are more problematic. That means I must upgrade a lot even if I don't own the car.



EDD wasn't easier than what people are saying.

I remembered the Weber Faster One EDD that it was really difficult but many people are saying that it wasn't that hard. As you can see, it wasn't hard if you upgrade all the necessary cars to max out or more. And use booster a lot.

But as you can see below, it was quite expensive to upgrade. It was okay to upgrade Aston Martin One-77. But problem is Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 and Peugeot Onyx which I don't own. And I probably never afford to buy Peugeot Onyx which costs 6,400 tokens.
You can't afford to buy the car but you have to upgrade it(it's expensive to upgrade) for win.
That's quite crazy, don't you think?

Anyway, in Android, I couldn't get the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) which required 40,000 points. I probably collected like 23,000+ points.
Of course, I failed badly, that's how I learned. I've won Webster Faster One in Windows.


That's why I knew after collecting 20,000+ points, it will become difficult.

Quote from 6th tryout:
Trying to calculate the safe collecting point for win the car.
I didn't upgrade it because I can collect enough points.
My point is 25,305. So I need 35,000 points to make 60,000 points.
It still remained 6 days. And 3 EDD invitations per day. So 18 EDD invitations to collect 35,000 points.
So if I can get about 1,945 points per EDD invitations, I can win the car.

But actually, next tryout, I did upgrade the car. Because I realised that it will be very hard to beat challenge 12--which will give around 2,610 points with car rank 1618 (max 2322, pro 3253).
Until challenge 7, I will get 1,160 points only. So it wasn't enough for 1,945 points.
So I needed to do until challenge 12. So with 1618 rank, I must use triple booster--that means very expensive because Extra Tank costs 200 tokens.


After 20,000 points, it will become difficult than before. But that's not all.
Challenge 3 Oceanview Derby was my first tryout's challenge 17.
And then it became challenge 12 in second, third, fourth, fifth tryout.
Challenge 7 Dragon Tree was my first tryout's challenge 23.
Challenge 12 London was my second, third, fourth and fifth tryout's challenge 17.
This ace race challenge will stay same until the end.
But what you have to remember is that other not ace race challenge will slightly become difficult. It will not become very hard. But it will.
For example, I saw traffics(other AI cars) on the road at first tryout's challenge 19. But later I've seen traffics on challenge 16 and more later, challenge 13.
So you have to upgrade it slightly more for prepare the difficulty changes.

Quote from 7th tryout:
My strategy for the upgrades
Previous--sixth tryout became difficult because I collected more than 20,000 points. So now I know what to expect. Because this ace race difficulty will stay same. So now I can decide whether how much more upgrade to defeat the ace race.

I know I can win the car. That means I will upgrade it, eventually. So it is better to upgrade now so I can save boosters.
Double booster--Nitro Starter and Tuning Kit isn't expensive but if I kept using it, it will be expensive.
Until this tryout, I probably spend more than 10 that means 175,000 credits. So it is better upgrade more.

Extra Tank is slight different reason, quoted from second tryout:
Previous Weber Faster One EDD, I made mistake almost every time. That made me quite crazy--I probably spend more than 1,300 tokens--problem is I failed on easy task many times.
So this time, I was on Extra Tank almost all the time until yesterday's one--12th EDD invitation.



Collected points (spent tokens):
  • 1st - collected 8,300 points (Auto-Pass so spent 500 tokens)
  • 2nd - collected 2,630 points (Two times of Re-try so spent 400 tokens)
  • 3rd - collected 3,695 points
  • 4th - collected 4,760 points
  • 5th - collected 4,760 points
  • 6th - collected 1,160 points
  • 7th - collected 2,630 points (Auto-Pass so spent 250 tokens)
  • 8th - collected 2,630 points
  • 9th - collected 5,465 points (Re-roll for three times so spent 75 tokens)
  • 10th - collected 3,695 points
  • 11th - collected 5,465 points
  • 12th - collected 2,630 points
  • 13th - collected 2,630 points
  • 14th - collected 2,630 points
  • 15th - collected 0 point
  • 16th - collected 3,695 points
  • 17th - collected 3,695 points



Spent tokens:
  • First and Second tryout, I spent 900 tokens.
  • Sixth tryout, I failed at challenge 2. So I spent 40 tokens.
  • Seventh tryout, I failed at challenge 7 Dragon Tree ace race so spend 250 tokens for auto-pass. You can read details here - Asphalt 8 EDD(Enduro Double Down), It's harder than what people are saying.
  • Ninth tryout, I spent 25 tokens three times(so 75 tokens) for re-roll.
  • Total: 1,265 tokens.



Car upgrade status:
  • Aston Martin One-77 upgrade status: R1646 (max 2322, pro 5255)
  • fully maxed and proed it--Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Lucra L148, Pagani Huayra
  • After collecting around 20,000 points, I don't get any more challenge from these fully upgraded cars: AC 378 GT Z, Aston Martin DB9 Coupé, Aston Martin V12 Zagato
  • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 upgrade status: R1544 (max 1211, pro 2222)
  • Peugeot Onyx: R1563 (max 2322, pro 1111)



Spent credits and pro cards for upgrade:

Aston Martin One-77 upgrade R1646 (max 2322, pro 5255):
I have only one Free A Class Upgrade from mastery rewards. So I probably saved 250,000 credits.
790,000 credits for upgrade but I spent one free upgrade worth 250,000 credits.
So 540,000 credits.

pro upgrade:
Tires - A x14
Initial Tech x2
V12 Engine x3
Mid-Tech x3
Advanced Tech x2
363,550 credits

Suspension - A x3
Early Tech x2
69,600 credits

Drivetrain - A x14
Initial Tech x2
V12 Engine x3
Mid-Tech x3
Advanced Tech x2
363,550 credits

Exhaust - A x14
Early Tech x2
V12 Engine x3
Mid-Tech x3
Advanced Tech x2
333,350 credits

pro upgrade total:
1,130,050 credits

Tires - A x14
Suspension - A x3
Drivetrain - A x14
Exhaust - A x14

Early Tech x4
Initial Tech x4
Mid-Tech x9
Advanced Tech x6

V12 Engine x9


So
540,000 upgrade credits + 1,130,050 pro upgrade credits = 1,670,050 credits

* I will have the car so it's not a big deal.


Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 upgrade R1544 (max 1211, pro 2222):
168,800 credits for upgrade

pro upgrade:
Tires - A x3
Suspension - A x3
Drivetrain - A x3
Exhaust - A x3

Early Tech x4
Initial Tech x4

267,025 credits for pro upgrade

So total 435,825 credits.

* I have quite enough Class A cards so I upgraded it pro instead of max upgrade.


Peugeot Onyx upgrade R1563 (max 2322, pro 1111):
179,700 credits for upgrade

pro upgrade:
Tires - S x2
Suspension - S x2
Drivetrain - S x2
Exhaust - S x2
Hybrid Engine x4

54,650 credits for pro upgrade

So total 234,350 credits.

* I have quite enough Class S cards and Hybrid engine card so I upgraded it pro instead of max upgrade.



Bentley EXP10 Speed 6: 435,825 credits
Peugeot Onyx: 234,350 credits
With pro cards.

So 670,175 credits were wasted.



* This is one of the thing that many people don't talk about. If you understand this, R&D and EDD are very difficult and very expensive than what people are saying.

Spent boosters for lower rank of car or play it safe:

Here is the reason why I use boosters:
Previous Weber Faster One EDD, I made a mistake almost every time. So that made me quite crazy--I probably spend more than 1,300 tokens--problem is I failed on easy task many times.
So this time, I was on Extra Tank almost all the time until 12th tryout.
I started to use ace race challenge 7 with triple booster-Nitro Starter+Tuning Kit+Extra Tank. Actually this triple booster is for ace race.
So even if I made a mistake, I probably can catch up the AI.
Other reason is I didn't upgrade enough yet for compete with AI.


* Nowadays, If you don't use booster in EDD or R&D or even TLE(Time-Limited Event), things are really going bad. Because AI cars are very aggressive. They will play suicide with your car. Or barricade road. Or hit the traffics and than make trapped with those corpse of traffics.
If I make a little mistake on the road and then near the finish line--very good example is Iceland, AI suddenly catch up my car and go play suicide or make a trouble so made me failed main goal.
It became more and more necessary items than before.



This is how I use booster:

Many times, I don't even use any booster for TLE(Time-Limited Event). I will use only if I can get better reward because without booster, I can still make within 5,000 in recent daily heat TLE.

For example, yesterday's The Monday Heat TLE:
Screenshot of Asphlat 8 TLE The Monday Heat result

Screenshot of Asphlat 8 TLE The Monday Heat result with position

As you can see, I didn't use any booster. And made to 1,895 position. So if I use double booster (I don't think it's easy because it was very competitive to make top 1,000 or 500--many times without triple booster is very hard because I don't really have best TLE car like Mitubishi Eclipse, (have a Toyota Supra RZ but don't have i6 engine card to pro. But at least I have a Felino cB7.), McLaren 675LT, Mosler GT3, Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 or Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS. S class, my best cars are W Motors Lykan HyperSport and Weber Faster One.
In Android, I have Koenigsegg One:1 and Peugeot Onyx but it was almost useless in any TLE and even in MP(Multiplayer).

If I use double booster--Nitro Starter+Tuning Kit, maybe I will get a Nitro Starter. But just one. So should I pay 17,500 credits to get 7,500 credits more? Of course not.
And make within 1,000 position is very competitive so if I can't make it in 5 times (2 fuel to require to play), I had to pay 17,500 credits more for try again. So it's actually expensive.

But if case like this, I will use booster:

Screenshot of Asphlat 8 TLE The Tuseday Heat

Screenshot of Asphlat 8 TLE The Tuseday Heat result with position
If I can make less than 1:28:000, I can get 25 tokens. And I tried it without booster. But I can make it like 1:29:xxx.
I tried with Nitro Starter but it still isn't enough.
So later I will use Tuning Kit only because it's long track so I probably can make 2 seconds faster than without booster which is enough to get 25 tokens.

Of course, I can use Tuning Kit with other TLE like Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Cup or Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Cup. Only 10 fuel so I can't try more than two TLE.



So as you can see, I can play quite well even without booster.


I didn't actually write down how many boosters I use. But luckily, I recorded some of EDD ace race. So this is almost beginning one--first try out's challenge 7, Highland View.

screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD - my status of booster at the beginning

I have 41 of Nitro Starter, 29 of Tuning Kit and 56 of Extra Tank.


I use the Extra Tank for safety measure but this helped a lot in any challenge.


screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD in 4 days--status 13th tryout before challenge 12
So this screenshot was in 4 days of EDD which is my 13th tryout before the challenge 12.

screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD in 4 days - my status of booster

I have 15 of Nitro Starter, 12 of Tuning Kit and 52 of Extra Tank.


So I spent
  • Nitro Starter x26  worth 195,000 credits
  • Tuning Kit x17  worth 170,000 credits
  • Extra Tank x4  worth 800 tokens
  • Total: 365,000 credits and 800 tokens



How this booster helped in EDD:

I have collected booster from TLE and mastery rewards so I actually didn't spend credits. But I can't get that much easily again.
Last Webster Faster One EDD, I've failed (only 23,000+  points) in Android and I've win in Windows. And in Windows, I've win just before one day and a few hours (or two days) before EDD end.

This time, I've win before three days. So it saved almost two (or one day and 10+ hours) days.

If you play two or three invitation in one go, it will take more than one or two hours.


I will give you more evidence:
I played same EDD in Android later. And I have one more car--Peugeot Onyx than Windows. So I need upgrade for Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 only. And I upgraded Aston Martin One-77 to R1709 (max 2521 pro 5555)--compare to R1646 (max 2322, pro 5255). And upgraded it very earlier than Windows's.
And I already knew what kind of challenge will pop out--it wasn't much different than Windows.
But I've finished only 16th tryout so just one before--17th tryout Windows's EDD.
I upgraded a lot so I didn't much use the booster.

So if I didn't use booster, I must upgrade Aston Martin One-77 a lot and have to more longer days to win the car.
See booster can make a lot of difference.



How much credits, tokens and pro cards were wasted for win the Aston Martin One-77.

I will not include Aston Martin One-77 because I won the car. So all the upgrades and pro upgrades, I will have it.



1,265 tokens for failed challenge.
365,000 credits and 800 tokens for booster.
670,175 credits for upgrades - Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Peugeot Onyx

1,035,175 credits and 2,065 tokens.

and pro cards:
Tires - A x3
Suspension - A x3
Drivetrain - A x3
Exhaust - A x3

Tires - S x2
Suspension - S x2
Drivetrain - S x2
Exhaust - S x2

Early Tech x4
Initial Tech x4

Hybrid Engine x4



These were just wasted. Those were kind of minimal requirement.


But don't forget. If you don't use booster, you probably need more upgrade for all the cars. I didn't upgrade much for Bentley and Onyx because of booster.

Bentley and Onyx's remain upgrade is quite close to 100,000+ credits so it is still better to use booster. Because remain booster can be use other challenge--especially ace race.


It's possible without booster. But you probably have to max out the all the cars. That means
  • 3 million credits for max out the Bentley
  • 1.15 million credits for max out the Peugeot Onyx
  • 1.53 million credits to max out the Lucra L148
  • 1 million credits to max out the AC 378 GT Z

So if you don't have cars, you have to wasted 6.6 million credits.

Of course, you can upgrade like 4424-ish so save some credits. But it still need a few million credits.


EDD rewards:
Yes, there has EDD rewards but this wasn't even enough for upgrade Aston Martin One-77. So I didn't mention it.




--- I haven't write it yet.

I tried this EDD in Android again because I have all the cars fully upgraded it except Bentley. And I don't have high-end A class car, too.
* It wasn't very different from Windows. Probably because I have very similar cars for this EDD--only difference is Peugeot Onyx.
  • Asphalt 8: Android, first tryout challenge list for the Enduro Double Down - Aston Martin One-77
  • Second EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Third EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Fourth EDD invitation challenge list in Android
  • Fifth EDD invitation challenge list in Android
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  • Fourteenth EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Fifteenth EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Sixteenth, the last EDD invitaion challenge list in Android

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This is why Wikidpad has so much potential in it.

WikidPad - wiki notebook for Windows/Linux/Mac OS http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net/

wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down.

What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords.


Donationcoder forum's user CWuestefeld explained about Wikidpad http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=1kppjej0pqm1ov2flckeqqjan2&topic=12062.msg99469#msg99469 @ January 31, 2008

I would suggest to read from the link.

These are the quotes from CWuestefeld:
"... its parent. But a wiki allows any node (page) that relates to another to offer a link to it, leading eventually to a very densely packed structure."

"if you're consistent about the way you name things in a wiki, you'll find that the interconnectedness arises all on its own. You don't need to intentionally create a link; the link manifests itself based on the usage of similar terms."

"It's very gratifying when working in a wiki to discover that you've already done something that you forgot about. As you're describing a related concept leading up to another page, you find that the link is already populated; simply by thinking descriptively and consistently, you've created a knowledge web that not only holds together, but reinforces itself."

When I read about it, I also understand why wikipedia made whole different internet-era.


It's an idea that matters most. Isn't it?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

You are glad to limit your imagination!?

You shouldn't limit your imagination. But you are happy to limit your imagination to 3.5 to 10 inch iPhone, smartphone or tabletPC screen.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

springpad.com will shutdown.

This is what I wrote to my twitter account.

#Springpad http://bit.ly/1lQG5LO Interesting idea and it could better. But painful to use & horribly slow. Managing the text is that hard?!

If you'd like to know what I mean, you can simply install #Ted text editor in #playstore. And then run it. & run the #Springpad. compare it.

They had some interesting ideas and it went well.

But they took same mistake path like poor performance in fundamentally important thing. However you try to change, Springpad.com is basically text editor. So if it lose competency in fundamental thing, people won't try to use it much.

It means company will lose their customers.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Many gadget lovers are living in their own small world.

What a ridiculous idea. If I'm not doing in wedding photography, I am not a professional photographer?

Get out of your narrow-minded world.
He or she was talking like looking down photographers who don't use mention the product. People use product their needs, not by your choice.



No wonder there has movie call the 'The Matrix'.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Unfortunate happen in human society…farewell to the isoHunt.com

Unfortunate happen in human society. So I should say #farewell to the #isoHunt. http://bit.ly/16A4wcR (this link is wikipedia article of isoHunt) #p2pSearchEngine #BitTorrent

Why? Because Knowledge became more powerful than ever in digital age which develop more and more society divided issues. #moneymakesmoney

These lawsuit will bring down these things and poor people will never get chance to improve themselves. Who cares about poor people, right?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

This is the reason internet is the future and it will bring equality to human society.

Public domain, open source project, creative commons, etc. These kind of things I will talk about here, too.

That's what I believe.

Here May Clipart Be Used Comparison – Openclipart

Their cliparts which were made by people who believe in public domain, are all freely use.

You can read further from here


Thursday, September 13, 2012

This is how I learn things from internet.


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North Pole scenery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was quite curious about what timezone would apply in North and South Pole. So I found these two article:



And then I found interesting youtube video which is webcam from North Pole.
North Pole Web Cam 2011 – YouTube by NOAAPMEL



I've seen youtube video and then I thought ‘What this is for?' so I've searched more about it. Actually, you can read about purpose of put it in the youtube from that video.

This is homepage for that youtube video: NOAA Arctic Theme Page – A Comprehensive Arctic Resource http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/


And I didn't read whole part but I found quite interesting and informative article: What has been happening to polar bears in recent decades? http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/essay_schliebe.html by Scott L. Schliebe

Do you think you can find this information without internet? Maybe.
But I am Korean and I am sure that I can't find this kind of information about 20 or 30 years ago when there hasn't internet. Because very less (or none) Koreans went to North Pole. So how can I find (and contact with) these Koreans. So it's almost impossible.

This is one of reason that I believe internet will change humans and human society for good.



ps. I've forgotten to mention about beginning of this curiosity. When I googled with 'what time is it in North Pole and South Pole' and then I found a bit weird answer. That's how I start.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rome was just made up within one day?

It was an issue so I thought about to write at my tumblr What really Nokia need.
But this post's main theme was important for this blog, too. So I will write it here.

Desarrolladores-meego
Image via Wikipedia


There have too many speculation about MeeGo. Why?


MeeGo was merge project from Nokia's Maemo project and Intel's Moblin project. I know it was already progress a lots but it still need a lot of time.
And open source project can't just get good result like FireFox project or OpenOffice project within one year. It will take much of time.

I found that OpenOffice project was starting around July 2000 which Sun's StarOffice source code was released. So how long does it take to the commercial stage?


MeeGo was starting around in this February or later. MeeGo's welcome post was Welcome to MeeGo @ February 15, 2010 by Imad.
So it was just 6 or 7 month in development and people are crying and crying (especially who?) about Nokia wasn't release the MeeGo device.

So this very reason Nokia will not officially support MeeGo to N900 because commercial device can't support to "Beta stage's operating system". It's that simple.

MeeGo's official blog was posted this: MeeGo calling – on N900 @ October 13, 2010 by Harri Hakulinen.
I haven't read whole thing but I noticed that MeeGo was open source project so if many people join and want to do something, MeeGo will support it. Because that's what open source is all about.
But I don't think people notice about it. That's why some people thought that MeeGo official blog says MeeGo will support N900 which means Nokia must support officially N900 on MeeGo.

So some people asked to Nokia whether Nokia N900 will support MeeGo.

Here is what I've got tweet from @thenokiablog
UPDATED: Nokia N900 dual boot will not be an option to consumers http://nokb.ly/wz
about 20 hours ago via Echofon

That tweet's link is this: Nokia N900 PR 1.3 Update Coming Soon With Dual Boot to Meego @ October 13, 2010 by Mark Guim



Don't confuse about this, please.

I am not saying it was people's fault. I am saying Nokia didn't properly telling to the people about MeeGo. That's what this all kind of rubbish speculation was came out.

What if Nokia was telling people like this "commercial product can't sell with Beta Stage of Operating System like MeeGo" and other things like "open source project usually takes a time for out of beta stage".
Don't you think people will understand better?

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

amazon.com moving forward in the gadget business

When I was trying to check the amazon.com's homepage, I saw the letter from the CEO for restocked the Kindle which is wireless reading device.

AmazonKindleUser2
Kindle image via Wikipedia

If you know how unusual that amazon.com put the CEO's letter in the their very first page. Have a look at this.
Picture taken from http://www.amazon.com/ at 2:15 29th April 2008.


If you think it is just digital gadget such as smartphone and iPhone, you should better think about it again.
Because, device was not the issues here.

What this letter mentioned is that they added 25,000 additional books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers which bringing the total to more than 115,000. A hundred fifteen thousands.
I will just briefly tell you about the history of ebook viewer. Almost none of portable gadget succeed in the market, before E-ink came out. E ink screen is most comfortable for human eyes-I haven't seen it yet but a lot of people talked about that way.- and feel like paper because it is one of electronic paper technology.
So it is possible technology to make new big market.

Whenever I thought about it, I felt that amazon.com was just online version of bookstore. I know their main business was not selling the book any more so they became online shopping mall long time ago.
So they don't have to sell the actual books in the future because they can sell the ebook.

I know it still need a lot of time but it will happen someday.
Kindle product – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FI73MA/ref=amb_link_6750302_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=gateway-center-column&pf_rd_r=1Z71PJ4PTSF3JRNE32VF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=389635101&pf_rd_i=507846

p.s. I skipped a lot of details so some day I will write more about it.