Tinfoil hat time
2427 posts • joined 19 Oct 2008
Where have I heard that before?
"Most do" doesn't preclude "many don't" in populations >4.
They have no hope of scaling production fast enough to meet even half of the demand. Impatient cusses with their hearts set on autopilot NOW and nothing else will just have to buy from one of the many other self-driving car companies. It's not like Tesla needs their business.
The autopilot is a big feature. But the primary draws for most Tesla drivers isn't autopilot. It's one of: electric car, ridiculous acceleration, Tesla brand.
I hope they work it out. Either way, it's not like they're going to run out of buyers.
So. $800 for the phone, $600 for the dock, $960/year to actually use it like a $400 laptop anywhere you can get Internet.
Makes sense to me.
This is where the comment would go if there were one.
Money is a philosophical abstract. The trick to it is to understand this basic concept: it has no more power than you give it.
Bigger? Ironically, the answer is smaller.
You know they were getting too close.
Most will keep using hopelessly insecure operating systems because they support some of their legacy systems and applications. With each "upgrade" some -but not all- of these must be deprecated, so they recommit by building new ones on top. That way they never have to admit that getting committed to such an amateurish hunk of junk was a mistake in the first place. They can make it to retirement with their pride intact.
So there is nothing to do.
No, wait. The other thing.
Cheap as chips. Probably use them as promotional incentives.
I wonder if Google will own a share of the Hong Kong peering center also.
You weren't using Excel for anything important, were you?
As was pointed out in the article, Apple's similarly premium product moves a fair bit of volume. As do other brands. This is a pretty big niche.
Realistically the price has to be high to ramp the volume quickly enough for the product to be significant. With only one year to be the top tier of the brand they have to invest billions in supply chain to accelerate from zero to wherever they end up when it's time to refresh, and that level is where the next gen starts. You just can't do that with 5% gross margin, even if you are the global online marketing champion.
>Second, why did Motorola fail? That question is not asked but it is just assumed that Motorola Androids failed because Samsung.
It's amusing that folks assume Google's acquisition of Motorola failed. They still have the patents, and have been using them to win the mobile patent wars. They applied the accumulated business losses to their own taxes. They flogged off a viable phone hardware business with a legacy and culture that they didn't need or want at a fair price. There is a lot of odds and ends left over. They got a lot out of it. It's just not plainly obvious.
Or maybe you're talking about pre-acquisition Moto? That would be getting over leveraged to overproduce a couple flopped products while bleeding resources from distracting side projects. Nokia and Blackberry aren't the only ones to suffer hubris.
I can't think of a single small business that doesn't have at least one blackballed patch that breaks something operationally critical.
Is this finally the thing that will get people off the train to crazy town that is Windows?
I'm sure they'll sell NASA a few seats.
Am really excited to see the support for manned spaceflight again.
Of course, incoming Presidents do retask NASA and we are due for one of those. Also the other party controls the money, and they prefer "whatever the Democrat doesn't like, built in my district". You know how we bicker over here.
I can't wait to see their PCA AI pricing. "Per Contemplated Alternative". It ought to be hilarious until I remember that my tax dollars will actually be buying it.
Every road warrior's exploited laptop is a server on your network. And every PC that clicked a wrong link in IE, or previewed the wrong email in Outlook. And so on. And every PC that ever shared the network with those, even for one minute. And the printers and many other networked devices too. So... Everything.
You weren't using Microsoft software for anything important, were you?
The Nokia legacy brand itself is worth a small per unit premium, so it makes sense to go for volume first and prove the concept. If they don't try to over-tax the brand they will make some profits and then they can come with the high end devices at a higher premium. The key is to smoothly integrate their special sauce and get it in front of as many people as possible.
It will be a difficult trick to take, but I believe they can do it.
He didn't say it. It doesn't follow from what he said. Let's not discourage him from doing interviews by putting words in his mouth.
Almost nobody employed in technology understands security. As it has ever been, as it ever shall be.
They have been flat refusing to build the devices Google wanted to be offered. Lead, follow or get out of the way.
Uniquely Pixel features: Google can add their own special sauce on top of Android just like anyone else can. There is nothing wrong with that. If the other OEMs find that Google's unique spin is popular they will no doubt copy it. Goodness know most things they do to stock Android subtract, not add, value.
And that is the problem. To make their Android products unique they take away from the smooth integration their products could have.
You weren't using their services for anything important, were you?
The phrase was selected by a key staffer in a crucial position, and now it can't be changed. Even peeking at the history of it can be awkward.
"But there are no plans to throw the BlackBerry keyboard and DTEK up for grabs. You’ll need to buy a BlackBerry-branded phone for that."
Translation: they will continue to prevent Android mechanical keyboards. They are still not learning.
As I have said many times before, beating Nokia was unfinished business for Bill Gates that Steve Ballmer put excessive priority on. The shameful way he did it undid him and did immeasurable harm to both companies, consumers, technology in general, the nation of Finland and countless people invested in Nokia for their retirements. It was disgraceful. That noone went to prison in Finland for this economic sabotage is remarkable.
Nadella's carefully cleaning up the mess he inherited. In time most people will forget about this epic, as they have so many others. Nokia has begun to recover, and will be introducing Android devices shortly.
Windows Phone? A misconception that failed to thrive, and nearly killed its mother as well. Soon to fade from memory.
More on your nightly news at ten.
Every possible way to do it has advantages for somebody, and disadvantages for somebody else.
At least this time they didn't have to hire the Samba team come in and explain to them again how their file sharing actually works, how they intended it to work (quite different), how it should work (radically different...) and how to fix what they broke.
Apple ultimately prevailed in their suit, over the look of the trashcan icon. And then the suit was settled with a secret pact that continues to this day.
Whatever you're using it for is prohibited by the license.
Linux: still $0 per server, any number of processors or cores, any amount of RAM, any amount of storage, and client licenses are $0 too. All the features included at the same low $0. Use all you want. Clone and migrate your VMs with reckless abandon. And it's faster and more reliable, more secure, supports more devices, runs on more platforms, remains stable for a longer lifecycle, doesn't expire...
Software Assurance, Enterprise Agreements and the like are the pinnacle of marketing achievement: money you convince people to pay you !not! for goods or services - heavens no! Selling actual goods and services is for the marketing novice, the software sales plebeians who trudge out to offices in person, in the rain. This is money they pay you -in perpetuity- for the special privilege of being in the exclusive club with the right to buy your most premium products. You make tens of billions a year just from this. And typically they come to you to beg for entry, and you have to tolerate their filthy presence only once.
Great work if you can get it.
The data loss disaster reminds me of Sidekick.
Where is Roz Ho?
> Speaking to The Register today, a Lenovo spokesperson claimed the Chinese giant "does not intentionally block customers using other operating systems on its devices and is fully committed to providing Linux certifications and installation guidance on a wide range of products."
A wide range... but not specifically these offending ones.
> "Unsupported models will rely on Linux operating system vendors releasing new kernel and drivers to support features such as RAID on SSD," he added. "Unfortunately, I cannot confirm our relationship to the person at Best Buy."
Covered by the NDA. Can't say why we chose a controller that a Linux driver can't be made for. Ask the WinModem people why, if you can't figure it out on your own.
It's the non-denial denial. A confirmation that the story is true, pursed in such a way as to lead one to believe that it isn't. I have seen this sort of verbal footwork done much better.
Comcast and company have no legitimate business interest in preventing people from having a service they have no intention of selling them, ever.
The author's complaint seems to be not that Google collects and uses this data, nor how, but that others aren't permitted to do so.
Put me down for "I trust Google." I completely approve of the transaction of exchanging my position data in return for the services that data sharing enables - with Google only. I don't trust carriers, cable companies nor governments with this data at all, so they can pound sand.
As evidenced by this informative and relevant article:
All antivirus is solving the wrong problem, attempting to recognize an infinite variety of patterns - which is, of course, impossible. The need for this arises because the operating system itself is laughably insecure and attempts to run everything from everywhere by default.
The correct solution to this problem is to use an operating system correctly designed and configured to not take candy from strangers. Then antivirus is not needed.
Counselling isn't cheap.
If you're going to handicap your kids that badly why not take away the PC all together? Once they learn to get along with only mobile devices they will be better prepared for the future anyway.
Bill was Very supportive of a presidential candidate, who won. Immediately after the election the Justice department officials said president appointed became less interested in pressing the issue than their predecessors had been.
Bing is a recursive backronym, like GNU stands for "GNU's Not Unix.". Bing stands for "Bing Is Not Google."
Do they even have that much money?
Isn't this just assumed by now? Linux runs on everything. To the Linux fan, the hardware world is a vast utopia.
Remember when hardware designers were desperate to prevent Linux from working with their gear? That was a long, long time ago.
I see that we are counting as proven historical context the unproven and unconfirmed reports of a Google Fiber pullback. Interesting.
Microsoft won't support legacy Windows on these chips. Only Windows 10.
To be red-faced they would have to have shame, which is contrary to the available evidence.