1620 posts • joined 19 Oct 2008
Still less resolution than my year old 5" mobile phone. This is just not enough pixels. What is it with these guys?
We told you what would happen
And while it was happening we reminded you that it was happening. And it happened like we told you it would.
And now an author writes a book to say it happened.
All righty then.
Ballmer did his job
And that was to hold the price up while Gates converted his shares into the maximum amount of real money. Mission accomplished.
I'm not dead yet
He doesn't want to go on the cart.
PC is not profitable
Has not been for many, many years.
EMET was always the wrong end of the problem.
But I expect nothing else.
Google is the most popular search engine because its results are the most relevant. All else is fluff. Of course Google's competitors would like a court to demand Google results be less relevant.
Google has said they will honor network neutrality even if it were not required.
That is 7 billion dollars in sales in one weekend, at 60% profit. Not bad.
Net Neutrality? Hold my coffee, I got this: FCC says it's still considering all options for Open Web
After carefully reviewing millions of public comments
We are going to go ahead and sell the public down the river, as we promised the Administration's loyal cable industry donors we would do before we were appointed to these positions at their request from our lucrative jobs on their staff. Now if you will excuse me public service is a horribly tedious burden and it is time to take my government paid sabbatical before returning to my position as a highly paid cable industry lobbyist.
Time for a relaunch event
Splash out a couple billion for big name artists to show up at stores and give free tickets to concerts and endorse the brand again. And maybe another three story dance club and open bar with live acts at Burning Man. Add a few hundy mil for product placements on prime TV shows and movies. Gotta spend money to make money right? How about a half billion or so to become the official phone of the NFL or WWF? That would be great! Whole hog or none, I always say. We are "all in" on mobile, right?
Marissa Mayer wins
Looks like she booked an easy ride on the gravy train.
Have I lost the plot? Did not Attachmate also wind up owning Unix?
Mojang is not cheap
Gotta cut back somewhere. No, just kidding. This is the old Stack & Sack routine with a new name.
They look like amazing devices
Still no mid market device though.
It isn't commonly known
Sony is an insurance company that dabbles in consumer electronics as a hobby.
They are stating the obvious
And over a billion Android devices will be sold this year. It is an abundance of technology. The real winners are the customers just joining the game: they haven't had to pay for the long slog to affordable devices being sufficient. Some of those early devices were maddening.
Re: Microssoft obviously missed a track
So no H.265, VP8, VP9, WebM
I could use a few of these. Just in case an existing phone breaks. And in the meantime it would be a cool media device. Maybe even a kid phone with VoIP over WiFi.
They can't sell iOS
That makes Android 93% of their addressable market. Hard to argue against focusing on a winner.
What an amazing time to live.
They will sell a lot of phones. I can guarantee that.
I had hoped Intel would figure this out. But no. Windows on a tablet again.
Re: re: There are also many who aren't happy with the limitations of Windows
>If you're not happy with the limitations of Windows don't buy a Windows tablet.
It is not a Windows tablet. They are Acer / Asus / etc personal computers. How we choose to use them is up to us, including putting our own software on.
2FA on the front door
Back door with simple lock for ease of access.
An 8 core chip for $147?
Might be time to build me a steambox.
I would like 1 bag of skittles
And a free drone
The end of the cloud
At least it went out with a bang.
Let's not martyr them for fighting for their money.
What with the way Windows Phone 7 was abandoned, and with a major Windows on the way, it might be best to avoid getting committed to any new Microsoft based hardware this holiday season. No way to tell if the relationship is reciprocal or desirable.
There is no room for a third OS
Android and iOS have 96% share and growing. There is just no room for a third ecosystem to grow.
It is hard to argue with putting 85% of your effort into 85% of the market.
360 TB in 4U? Check!
In the US the totally awesome Nexus 7 2013 has been remaindered in advance of the release of something even more amazing.
Laugh if you want
When it comes to state information security, China doesn't fool around. They have compromised enough Windows boxes at NRC, Langley, NSA and other places to know better than to use it to hold their own secrets.
Re: Bring on the Storinator!
It is ~$7k sans drives. The drives are the other half of the $14K. Some assembly required - which is how enterprise SANs come normally anyway.
All the VSAN virtual appliances offer network striping and redundancy features. That is kind of the point after all. A 3-node site-redundant SAN can be had for under $50K.
HP's VSA will work with this, as will various open source solutions, which have specialist consultants offering support levels all the way up to "permanent onsite engineer".
Bring on the Storinator!
Seriously - Google it. 180TB raw in 4U, good perf, price is under $14k with drives. Add some PCIe attached SSD and some 10Gbps ports, some virtual SAN software and it's off to the races.
Clearing out tumbleweeds.
Bring on the Mandelbrots
Rendering Mandelbrots and maybe even the Mandelbulb should show off the performance available.
Re: basic premise faulty?
Having been a student of the art for some decades, I am willing to take Phil Zimmerman's word for this. The man was inventing personal encryption in an era when encryption science was considered WMD. Not figuratively - literally. There were export controls on PGP which led to its development being moved out of the US.
Re: Product to Service
Not as suddenly as we went to the concept of paying for software. Believe it or not, once upon a time that you might charge money for that was absurd.
Re: Best Browser
I was just explaining this to a nontechnical end user. The blue e is the tool included with Windows that pros use to install the software you need to access the Internet safely.
Re: > Microsoft is about to discover that they are not the boss any more.
Considering how many Samsung parts are in those Lumias, Microsoft might think better of a vicious fight.
BTW, there is no profit in consumer Windows desktops and laptops. There hasn't been for years. Threatening to cut off that line of business when it makes no profit is a hollow threat.
Microsoft is about to discover that they are not the boss any more.
$50k pledged? The war on drugs has failed.
They had legislated competition away
Now it takes a company the size and weight of Google to force them to compete on speed and value.
BTW, Grant county in Washington state has had gigabit fiber to the home for 14 years through their power utility. They are very rural. In Seattle's King County though, you are out of luck.
Many mourn the loss of RIM
Back in the day they were amazing. My right thumb may never recover from Blackberry thumb syndrome. But that was then and this is now.
This thing is never going to fly.
Maybe we could get a consensus
The scientists keep saying that warming is causing extreme weather. But the warming paused 17 years ago. So, extreme weather is being caused by a change that isn't happening? What's up with that?
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