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The ex-Cupertino veep spoke out
Re: qualifies Microsoft as a special kind of stupid
That, to me, qualifies Sinofsky as a special king of stupid.
guys like Sinofsky
Guys like Sinofsky never give a shit whether the software works for users or not. The ones clearing the mess after Sinofskys are Ballmers and Gates'
SU-100 is not a tank, it's self-propelled artillery
"The Avatar looks over his shoulder and sees several Babylon 5 fans dressed up as Narn, Centauri, and members of Psi Corps"
"Before them, a massive battle is raging. Narn, Human, and Minbari, fight the Centauri as if they were fighting for the future of the universe. They all swarm about one store, refusing to give even an inch of ground up"
as told by the "news website" The Register
Re: why it took over 20 years
25 years to be precise. Maybe some sort of NDA or patent has expired?
There are outsourced COBOL jobs, but COBOL programmers in e.g. Russia are still mostly men after 45 (think vodka, cirrhosis, heart problems, strokes, road accidents etc), so the skills shortage is inevitable...
Fw: from Eric Schmidt
Don't like your car photographed at parking? Don't park.
Don't like your car photographed? Don't own a car.
Who is Asus? Who is HP? Who is Dell? Who is Acer?
Why do your include that crap into the comparison? I'm not even sure that Samsung is qualified to be reviewed here at all. The only real contenders in MS market are MS and Sony (and Apple via BootCamp). Going further, Sony Win8 notebooks are crap (only once did they a good job -- with X505VP), but MS Surface is apparently OK (http://www.penny-arcade.com/2013/02/25/the-ms-surface-pro).
Articles like that should always provide step-by-step instructions about how to turn off the CA's certs. For example:
in Mac OSX Mountain Lion: Launchpad->Other->Keychain Access->Keychains->System Roots:
* Sonera Class1 CA -> Trust -> Never Trust
* Sonera Class2 CA -> Trust -> Never Trust
// Hope I've found all TeliaSonera's certs. Please note that it's called Sonera in OSX keychain, not TeliaSonera. And it's from Finland (didn't see this mentioned in the article too).
Time to stop this idiocy and return to mini-SIMs (not micro- mind you). I hope falling profits will trigger some understanding and willingness to listen to customer needs on Apple's part
Yet the NUC’s CPU is actively cooled
I stopped reading at that point.
In Russia they have a plant manufacturing SPARC-like CPUs for use in military and space equipment, so everything is possible for The Mightiest State Of All -- The Holiest US of fscking A.
The mentioned "Stingray" system still needs to connect to GSM/CDMA operators' backbones in one way or another, so this case should blame operators too, not FBI only.
P.S. In Chechnya they used to kill federal agents first, BTW
iPhones in Ukraine
As I've been told, until 2013 there were _no official sales_ of iPhones in Ukraine at all (only gray market - iPhones smuggled in from UK and Russia), but there are official iPads, iPods etc nevertheless. It's impossible to find an iPhone officially designated to be sold in Ukraine (with EU style charger at least), so actual official sales must be exactly zero.
At the same time, 5 out of 10 smartphone owners in Kiev own an iPhone, and from my 100+ acquaintances I know only one person to have a /Lumia/.
Re: able to land a government contract without a bribe, anywhere in the world.
especially in the America, The Land of Free [Bribes/Brides/whatever] :)
Re: against US law to extend a bribe anywhere, but especially in foreign countries
Kurt Vonnegut would be proud of you if he was still alive, dude! // That made my day :)
all over again
"amazon lifts 1984 from citizen's kindle" - at least Google doesn't remotely destroy your car due to licensing reasons while you're driving
"is often no more dangerous" - how often is their Australian often then?
Re: big fat monitor in front of you
Rather pair of big fat GTX680 videocards
Did it kill anyone? No? So why TF?
That's not Windows' prices yet. To come equal, MS should have added Windows 8 Home price to the price of Office 2013 Home for Mac. E.g. price Office 2013 Home for Windows at $120 and Office 2013 Home for Mac at $220 ($220 == $120 for Office itself and $100 compensation for having not bought Windows 8 Home, bitch).
govt lives on taxes, so if they spend less, there won't be need to overtax Apple, Microsoft etc -- everybody wins.
Re: They have no factories here
Typical with hunting - "because she is made of wood", same kind of logic. Of course they have no costs in Australia, but the product isn't made in Australia either.
I first heard about BitTorrent from debian.org - it's the preferred method of distribution for their ISO images since ages
Re: and had to buy an expensive maintenance contract .. are over
The TASP of $12M includes the initial purchase plus year 1 maintenance and years 2-4 optional maintenance. HPCS-4B is not part of this solicitation.
they killed cops first in Chechnya BTW
Re: ranging from Zune to Win phones to windows tablets
Ranging from APL, Multiplan, Windows 1.01 actually
There are Dean Takahashi's books on Xbox, and Ballmer didn't obviously have to do much with the Xbox project
Re: with one single product that shall be the same for everyone
You know, Gates tried to do this (unified Windows) with original Xbox and Xbox 360, but it wasn't technically/financially possible then... Probably he thinks the time has come now
Re: accused manufacturers of not building attractive Win8 tablets
He should've accused them of building _ugly_ Win8 tablets IMNSHO.
Re: The most appealing of this new breed is the Lenovo Yoga
Appealing may be variants of Sony VAIO SVD (they aren't cheap though), but Lenovo remains a crap.
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