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A girl is dead because four hooligans raped her, and even spread photos of the act. Yet somehow the police have 'insufficient evidence'?
Bullshit. This is just another example of how people would rather protect the guilty than provide justice to the victims of rape. This is just like that stupidity from CNN where the correspondent was wringing their hands and saying "woe to those poor boys, how their lives are ruined."
It should go without saying that if a system that is *supposed* to provide justice, won't, then people will give up and start taking justice into their own hands. For good or ill.
Why in the world would anyone use email to transfer huge files like that? Performance is crap, and any attachment is increased by ˜50% when it's encoded, exacerbating the problem. Email was never meant for sending massive files like this. Finally, 99% of emails are transferred serially, which means if you have 50 emails to download to your computer, and the first one is a gig, then you have to wait half an hour (if you're lucky and the transfer doesn't bork) for that to download before you can even access the rest.
The only reason these major webmail services allow for such things is so they can datamine the attachments. This sort of thing is completely impractical for almost all non-web based email systems.
Re: Definitely something odd going on
"I'm wondering whether being a member of Yahoo!."
At this point Yahoo is working on enertia. It's been a very long time since they've done anything newsworthy (besides failing miserably).
I wouldn't trust them with my old left sock, nevermind something important like email.
As the current owner of a Galaxy S3, I can say that maybe they should spend less time on new features, and more time on making the existing ones work.
Kies is a massive steaming load of crap. MTP doesn't work. Even when I put the phone into PTP mode, Picasa is unable to pull pictures from it. Data transfer is so utterly useless that I've had to resort to installing an FTP server on my phone and using Filezilla to transfer files back and forth.
It's a flagship alright. Of the mediocre navy.
To squeeze extra money out of people, obviously. They want a steadier, more reliable revenue stream so they are heavily pushing their subscription model. In the process, they are willfully crippling their desktop offerings to 'entice' people towards the subscription version.
For example Home & Student, besides being more expensive than before, can't be installed on 3 machines anymore and doesn't include outlook.
The single worst change is that retail copies of Office are NO LONGER TRANSFERABLE between computers! So if you upgrade to a new computer, you have to buy a fresh copy of office because you're not allowed to move your license from your old machine.
These new licensing changes are just begging for a legal challenge.
Microsoft copying Apple YET AGAIN.
I believe Apple has a patent on fscking up major rollouts, having screw up every single one that I am aware of (see .Mac, .Me, iCloud, Maps... I'm sure there are more...).
And now Microsoft mangles their MSN-Skype merge. It would be nice to see Microsoft not copy some of the things Apple does.
Why only tech companies?
Do they think that tech companies invented the tax avoidance process? They're just doing what every other multinational is doing.
How dare they come here and take all our hard-fought and desperately needed iPhones!
Re: No, Miss Koh, you are not.
Only for those on the outside, looking in. I think Bill Murray's character would simply nod knowingly and sympathetically to the judge.
I guess it's a good thing there's still Postgres.
Makes you wonder...
So far everyone has been beating up on Apple for sounding like a cheapskate, etc etc. But if Ericson is also complaining about the same thing, then IMO that changes things. It certainly does make Samsung look like it's being a bully.
Seems normal to me
This is what can be expected as a regime heads into decline. Soon they'll be demanding people pay bribes just so loved ones can get jobs, like happened in the Roman Empire.
Corruption? What corruption? Oh hang on... there's a knock at my door...
Re: Isn't choice grand
You make it sound like this level of warranty service from HP is normal, and it's not. You would sound a lot less disingenuous if you provided ALL the relevant facts, not just the ones that fluff you up the most.
HP DOES provides that kind of service, but it will cost you. You can go onto their website to examine the pricing details.
And for the record, Apple will also provide that kind of service. There are restrictions of course, but you can look them up on Apple's website or ask an Apple rep if you really wanna know.
A guy who invented a crap language/system that people at large hate, supports another another crap language/system that people at large hate.
At least he's consistent.
Can android do server connectivity yet?
I currently have a phone with gingerbread on it. The first thing I noticed, compared to the iphone I had given up, was that android was incapable of synchronizing with anything but exchange or google's services. I had to buy 3rd party software just to connect to my zimbra OSE box, and even that's not 100% stable. When I looked at the ICS tablets, they also couldn't do it.
The new Nexii apparently use android 4.2. Has this finally been fixed yet? I don't care what device I get as long as it does what I need it to. If Android *still* can't handle such things, then my only option will be an iDevice, regardless of how better/worse the specs are.
"Windows 8 has no features about which I give any fucks whatsoever, let alone that make the abomination formerly known as Metro worth grinding down my sanity to a mewling nub every day."
Mind if I use that line? I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I read that.
Clearly, you've missed your calling as a writer.
Why no touch screens on iMacs?
Because it's stupid idea you bloody fool.
How these Wall Street people manage to think that their opinions are worth anything at all is a mystery, considering that they single-handedly destroyed the American economy and helped bring about a global recession.
Obama vs Bush
Unlike Bush, Obama is apparently doing an exceptional job in getting relief to affected people. Apparently he's doing such a good job that even major Republican talking heads are *congratulating and thanking him*.
I think Sandy just won Obama the election. Or perhaps more accurately, Americans are now seeing clearly first hand how effective a democrat president is, compared to the mindblowing incompetence of a republican one. Mitt is getting his rear end handed to him over wanting to shut down FEMA.
Now if only...
They'd release their line of products to more places! I'm still waiting for the TF700KL to appear in Canada, and I'm about ready to give up and just buy an ipad 4 instead.
Wait for it...
They're selling lots of upgrades because they priced it at a reasonable level. $40 isn't too much to pay for a legitimate license to play with a very risky OS.
The real test will be when the price goes up to it's "normal" level. I'm willing to bet their sales numbers will plummet at that point.
Re: No it can't ...
You control your mouse with your elbow? O_o
Can I have your autograph, Mr. Fantastic?
Who is this Ubisoft company again? I vaguely recall a company by that name that treated their customers like criminals, and that the last game I bought from them on the Mac wouldn't even *launch* because they wrapped their game is some idiotic DRM that was incompatible with OSX Lion.
So I don't buy anything from them anymore, just like I refuse to buy Sony for similar reasons.
Re: But only if...
I disagree. Active Desktop was actually useful. It was great for things akin to what Windows 7 gadgets are... Or at least were until Microsoft killed them off.
They let you download either the mac or windows version. They've also currently got a bunch of stuff going for free (yay Tyrian!) I don't know if that's a normal thing they do or if it's part of the mac ports launch.
Re: Come on MS
Apple is now the '90s Microsoft, pulling everyone into their walled garden.
Microsoft is now the '90s IBM (ie: OS/2), coming up with interesting innovations but hamstringing them before they're even out the gate.
Makes me sick
Ballmer has managed to tank Microsoft so badly it's become a shadow of it's former self, and yet he still somehow manages to get a BONUS that's 10x more than the average person's yearly salary.
CEOs are the new aristocracy. They take and take, and don't even have the decency to be responsible when the decisions they make destroy the organization they are supposed to be shepherding.
Third Paragraph from the bottom
I think that paragraph pretty much sums up the whole affair. Vista was considered a write off, and even the service pack couldn't repair the overwhelmingly negative reputation of the OS.
It sounds to me like they found some major issues in Windows 8, and they desperately want to avoid developing a reputation of "Microsoft is stuck in the past because every time they try something new, they screw it up completely." Which is pretty much what they are developing now, when you consider the reception they recieved from Vista, Zune, and their entire Windows CE/Mobile/Phone/NewNameOfTheMonth line.
What blizzard needs to do...
Is to have a couple of NPCs travelling around pulling a cart of body while ringing a bell and shouting, "Bring out your dead!"
And occasionally another group of NPCs should run out from a building to negotiate with said prior NPCs, while one of them continually shouting, "But I'm not dead!"
We already put up with advertisements because the advertising money pays for the content. If a site wants to go the micropayment route, that's fine.
But micropayments AND ads? Absolutely not. People already pay way too much money for television subscriptions, for what? The privilege of watching ads? And now they want to do the same to the web?
Thanks but no thanks.
I fail to see any downsides to this...
I fully support the notion of taking patent trolls and locking them in rooms filled with black mambas.
Suddenly I begin to understand the root of the animosity between Facebook and Mr. Balmer.
Does it really matter?
Who cares where it comes from, as long as the app does what it needs to do. Apple screwed the pooch big time on Maps, and Google has (so far) denied that they are developing a native iOS app.
So if Microsoft is able to swoop in with a functioning app, then all the power to them. If their app can do turn by turn directions, can handle transit and walking directions, has reasonably up to date data, and has offline capability, then I just can't see a problem.
The table salt you eat is when you combine sodium with chlorine.
Elemental sodium is more like pop rocks, except a little more intense.
The 'tard' in commentard
How is it that so many people commenting on this article are so amazingly stupid?
Acer agreed to be a part of the Open Handset Alliance. That is a group of companies that have all jointly agreed to work together to advance a common platform that would be guaranteed to work together, for the good of everyone. They also agreed that they would stick with this plan, and not spin out incompatible derivatives.
Acer agreed to do this. Then they tried to break their agreement. How is this monopoly abuse?
FURTHER, Aliyun was demonstrated to thoroughly pirate large quantites of software. Not just Googles, but various third parties. So not only was Acer was about to put out a phone that was in direct and clear violation of their agreements to the OHA, but it would be chock full of pirated software to boot. If that phone went out, they would have been crushed under the weight of the huge number of lawsuits dropped on them.
I suspect google's entire envolvement in this was a quick call to Acer's brass, saying "Do you have any idea how stupid of a mistake you're about to make?"
Sony has a long an cherished history of screwing with their customers. From music CDs with rootkits, taking away marketed functionality after the fact via bios updates, etc etc.
I question the sanity of anyone who buys any Sony product with the expectation that they are going to actually get what they paid for.
"But which came first... apple or newton?!"
Why, the fig of course. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtons_%28cookie%29)
I'm not speaking for the people doing it, but there is a very good reason. A security flaw existed, and apparently continues to exist. Because the flaw and the scope of the damage is now public, people know to protect themselves against it.
If it was not public, the issue would still exist but it would likely be used quietly by criminals and no one would be the wiser until it was too late.
Re: Better solution.
One person suggests fire. Another suggests destroying the patent system.
I would argue that said solutions are not mutually exclusive. :)
Re: They also....
Hey, it worked for Microsoft, so why not? :P
In other words...
They wanted to remove the subsidies, but continue charging their inflated service fees and so reap even greater profit.
Yeah, how's that working for ya?
So how long till we move to pico-SIMs? You know, the ones that are give to you in the form of a needle and you have to inject it into a small hold in your phone?
>Err no they weren't - they were far more colourful (even cartoonish?) than anything in iOS
>You mean a rectangular touchscreen like smartphones and PDA's were using for a decade before that? Or the faster CPU, more RAM and higher resolution screen than the iphone had?
>The Galaxy S (the subject of this court case) came in a BLACK box.
The case is NOT limited to just the Galaxy S. Apple is accusing Samsung of ripping off their entire product line, including the iPad.
I suggest doing a google image search for "samsung tablet packaging". You will find countless examples of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in a white box, with just the tablet showing. Even the text "Samsung Galaxy Tab" is in a very light grey, making it more difficult to notice unless you were carefully looking at the box. (Which people should be doing anyway, but that's another matter...)
Finally, the fact that you're bringing up things like CPU and RAM shows that you arn't actually following the case at all, and are instead just spewing knee-jerk vitriol because you don't like Apple.
Here's a dated, but nice summary of the court case, where you will find that the issues revolve primarily around trade dress:
For the record, I agree that Apple really needs a bit of humility beat into them.
Fail icon, because the fail just keeps on rolling...
Re: Oh come on
I have to disagree with that. If Microsoft was trying to kill VBA, why would they do it ONLY on the mac, and keep it going on the Windows side? They either had more difficulty porting it than they thought, or they were trying to deliberately introduce incompatibilities with the Mac version, making it harder for the Windows and Mac sides to interoperate with each other.
It was brought back in 2011, no doubt due to the huge uproar that 2008 caused.
I love how everyone keeps focusing on the details and putting up these fantastic strawmen that they are just tickled to phlegm to burn down.
Of COURSE apple didn't "invent" 3G. Or rectangular devices with rounded corners. Or touch screens (although they were pretty near the forefront with the Newton, as much as Jobs refused to admit). Or all the other stupid niggly details that everyone seems to be so up in arms about.
The crux of the argument is that, as a whole, Samsung did everything they could to muddy the words and make their devices look as close to iDevice as possible without being a like-for-like copy. Revised icons that were similar to iOS. Hardware details that were similar to iDevice. Hell, they even duplicated the packaging to very closely mimic the iDevice packaging, right down to a white box with a plain image of a SamDevice on it. (Where Mr. Obviously came up with that paper bag thing is beyond my comprehension.)
And as stupid as you may think consumers to be to confuse one device that clearly says Samsung while another has an Apple logo, according to Best Buy that mistake was made repeatedly, which is strong evidence in Apple's favour that Samsung knew this would happen and was banking on that behaviour.
And one final thing I feel compelled to point out... We are not in the jury. Our opinions on the matter have as much value as the dog manure that you accidentally step in on the sidewalk because we were too busy texting.
The fact that people are ready to pop a vein about it just makes me roll my eyes.
Fail icon. For certain people commenting on this and other similar articles. You know who you are.