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Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'

Ramazan

why, not that ugly photo again...

P.S. If Sculley didn't fire Jobs, the Apple would sustain even heavier losses trying to produce and sell $10000 (a la NeXT) and $135000 (a la Pixar) computers.

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SPARC and Solaris will live until at least 2019

Ramazan
Paris Hilton

Re: You clearly don't understand what "high-end" means if you cite HPC

"High-end" deals with LPC (low performance computing) then?

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Original iPhone dev team was 'shockingly small' - Apple engineer

Ramazan
WTF?

Re: A hideously inefficient hardware design

"had poor power consumption, had 2G only, had a poor camera, no video recording, no secondary camera, no expandable memory, no removable battery, no GPS, no 3rd party application support, silly SIM tray thing"

* "poor power consumption" - a lie. Lasted 2 days, the same as any touchscreen smartphone

* "2G only" - another lie. It had EDGE support (2.75G)

* "poor camera" - not needed in a phone, go buy yourself a proper gear

* "no video recording" - a lie. You could do that on a jailbroken iPhone

* "no secondary camera" - only needed for 3G and skype video calls, no big deal IMO

* "no expandable memory" - no need for this, just don't be cheap and buy 16GB version. If you fill 16GB fast and are unable to manage your data, then microSD cards won't help you too

* "no removable battery" - same as most smartphones today

* "no GPS" - not a big problem - very few phones had it built in at the time (e.g. Nokia E90)

* "no 3rd party application support" - clearly a lie, it was lacking only until iOS 2

* "silly SIM tray thing" - you call it silly? It's clearly a great feature, I liked it very much on Moto StarTAC 130 and on iPhone too. It allows you to swap SIM card on the fly - without turning phone off

"We laughed our heads off" - it seems you've remained in this state ever since.

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Microsoft frisked blogger's Hotmail inbox, IM chat to hunt Windows 8 leaker, court told

Ramazan

Kibkalo is a ukrainian family nam, not Russian

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

Ramazan

Only yesterday night I managed to reset password for my WinXP JP edition using live-build, ntfs-3g and chntpw, and today I get the news that "Windows XP market share grows again"

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LinkedIn censors self to launch in China

Ramazan

IMHO it's more like "we need their money more than we care about freedom".

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Is modern life possible without a smartphone?

Ramazan

I use StarTAC 130 as my main phone, I store SMSes and contact list on SIM card. When somebody sends me UCS16 SMS (rare occasion) or I need to fetch my email via IMAP over GPRS or there's no GSM signal at 900MHz, I insert my SIM card to other (2.5G) phone.

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Intel bungs PC on an SD: Tiny computer for Internet of Things and wearables

Ramazan
Facepalm

computer on SD card?

Intel thinks it's news? Eye-Fi have been doing this for ages (camera writes image to SD mass storage device provided by SD card, then embedded CPU/OS running on the SD card uploads image to Eye-Fi server).

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Google BLASTS BACK at Apple, Microsoft, Sony in Android patent WAR

Ramazan
Coat

Re: Google doesn't spy, it gets to know people

I agree fully -- the best way to know your frends better is to plant tracking devices into their pockets.

Mine with the one of course

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Ramazan

Re: iSony is indirectly suing itself

Wrong. Sony is licensed to both Rockstar's and Android's patents, so it's entitled to use Rockstar technology [present in Android, if that's true].

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Ramazan

Re: Its like creating money out of thin air through legal extortion

I don't see how it's different from what Google does for living - they are creating money from thin air spying on its users and selling ads (they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns etc and so on. They do not even produce their own Android smartphones. Neither do they pay taxes fully).

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Official: Apple hooks up with WORLD'S LARGEST MOBILE OPERATOR

Ramazan
Holmes

I'd bet China can force Apple to rethink their miniSIM->microSIM->nanoSIM trend and return to miniSIM.

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Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

Ramazan

AMD FirePro

If Apple were at least marginally interested in satisfying customer needs, they'd use nVidia videocards instead (better performance per watt, plus nVidia do provide drivers for Linux).

P.S. AMD provide "kinda driver" for Linux too, but it doesn't work.

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Ramazan

Re: it does look different

Vertical cylinder with single 120/140/160mm fan on top, bottom or in the middle, with filtered air intake at bottom and exhaust at top is a quite obvious design for single fan PC. I had this in mind at least as far back as 2005 -- there's nothing special about the idea, IMHO. Crucial factor is quality of implementation though, and I doubt Apple are able to pull it.

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El Reg's contraptions confessional no.3: the Apple G4 Cube

Ramazan

@Bad Beaver

"and did not peddle as much crap designed to last no longer than 24 months"

actually, longer than 36 months, fixed it for ya. My $2150 MacBook Air lasted slightly more than 36 months until 1st its left hinge broke and then its motherboard died (I replaced both myself, cost me something like $10 for two Chinese hinges, about $300 for mobo, $30 for two dozens of MoodyTools screwdrivers and ArcticSilver thermo-paste). Battery on this MBA is still alive though, but the /!\ sign in upper right corner tells that it "needs to be replaced soon".

I will never buy new MacBook Air or Pro, because battery is glued dead there, I doubt I'd be able to fix anything in it and I'm 100% sure they won't last more than 3 years.

cf: Sony Vaio X505ZP, works OK since 2004 to this day.

P.S. I've got G4 Cube BTW, but internal power regulator board got its capacitors busted - I'd say Apple _never_ produced a kit that'd last

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Snowden latest: NSA stalks the human race using Google, ad cookies

Ramazan
Trollface

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KILL SWITCH 'BLOCKED by cell operators' to pad PROFITS, thunders D.A.

Ramazan

EIR

operators also opposed/oppose demands to implement EIRs (databases of stolen IMEIs) on the same grounds

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Getting it right on the second attempt: Sony Xperia Z1

Ramazan

Re: There’s also an FM radio

And it can also make and receive voice calls, unbelievable!

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How to relieve Microsoft's Surface RT piles problem

Ramazan

@Michael Shelby: Re: SecureBoot is not the problem

I'm not buying a Surface [RT] because I can't install Debian on it.

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Ding-dong, Cthulu calling: Infogrames’ 1992 Alone in the Dark

Ramazan

Re: same will ... if I were to replay it in 10 years’ time

Maybe not if you were to play it the first time 10 years from now. I find the whole "great for the period" argument rather moot. Some games (like StarControl II, Ultima 7 BG/SI, RoA StarTrail, SystemShock II, DeusEx (the 1st one) etc) are great for any period, not sure about Alone in the Dark though - I didn't like it then, I don't like it now, so maybe it's great just not for my taste.

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RIP Bill Lowe: Father of the IBM PC no longer reading drive C

Ramazan

Re: it was them that told Bill

[citation needed]

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

Ramazan

Re: BMW could go to Lake Baikal

Try this in the winter, buddy

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Ramazan
Facepalm

Re: screen went blotchy, bad hard drive, bad NVIDIA Geoforce graphics card

Exactly the kind of quality that speaks for itself, "bashing" needs not apply.

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Former Nokia boss Ollila: Stephen Elop was second-choice CEO

Ramazan
Facepalm

Re: Ollila says there were several reasons for Nokia's spectacular decline

"in a choice between the Microsoft OS and Android, Windows Phone had been a unanimous choice" - no wonder they've lost.

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Turkish TV presenter canned for flashing too much cleavage

Ramazan

Re: Turkey has common borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran blah blah blah

99.9% of heroin comes to UK via Turkey. Nothing would change at all if Turkey was EU member, your argument is totally irrelevant here.

It IS matter of culture, religion and race, maybe, if you factor the former two in the definition of race.

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Ramazan

Re: why Israel isn't in both NATO and the European Common Market

Yet Turkey IS in NATO, being neither Northern, nor Atlantic state. And of course, Turkey has nothing to do with Europe at all, as the territories it holds west of Bosphorus and Dardanelles have been illegally occupied.

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Stallman's GNU at 30: The hippie OS that foresaw the rise of Apple - and is now trying to take it on

Ramazan

Re: they also develop GNU/kFreeBSD, and recently, beta versions of GNU/HURD.

In fact the other way round - they also develop GNU/Hurd (they had it running half a dosen years ago IIRC), and recently, GNU/kFreeBSD

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Ramazan

Re: proprietary binary blob drivers -- A lot of this is graphics

Wrong -- http://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/GalaxyS3:

Known freedom issues:

* Proprietary and likely signed bootloader

* Modem, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC firmwares are non-free

* Modem could access GPS

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Billionaire dumps Apple stock because Steve Jobs was 'really awful' guy

Ramazan

Re: there are gifted, talented people out there that can "replace" him

that can try at replacing him again and again and never succeed. Here, fixed it for ya

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Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII

Ramazan

Re: SMS character sets

Actually SMS-es use UCS2BE (!), not utf8.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The quad-core 2.2GHz MEGA SCREEN PHONDLESLAB

Ramazan

Re: VLP

Seen bigger cameras, a LOT bigger and ten times heavier, and ten times more expensive.

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Ramazan

size of SIM card

Article didn't tell anything about SIM card size - is it regular miniSIM, ridiculous microSIM or idiotic nanoSIM?

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Snowden's email provider gave crypto keys to FBI – on paper printouts

Ramazan

but he still handed them over

While he could run "badblocks -svw /dev/<any HDD/flash drive that could contain SSL keys>", then go to FBI and tell them that's he'd ran that badblocks scan with -w option by accident

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

Ramazan

"business-critical apps tied into Windows XP via its IE6 browser"

ROTFLOL

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Oracle's Ellison talks up 'ungodly speeds' of in-memory database. SAP: *Cough* Hana

Ramazan

Re: Anyway, TimesTen is a completely different product

Do they use different SQL syntax. Or TimesTen doesn't support PL/SQL?

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F-16 fighter converted to drone

Ramazan

you still cannot dock starships in automatic mode

http://gagarin.energia.ru/images/stories/kosmos/dock1.jpg (year 1967 FFS)

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One day we'll look back and say this was the end of the software platform

Ramazan

Re: He was reflecting the conventional wisdom in the late 1990s

So he was absolutely right, just the names were changed - Microsoft to Google and Dell to hordes of Chinese manufacturers.

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I, for one, welcome our robotic communist jobless future

Ramazan

Cheap or not, you've got to fight for your right to have it. Otherwise food might constitute anything from 0 to 100% if you surrender manufacturing rights to capitalists.

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Stylus counsel: The rise and fall of the Apple Newton MessagePad

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