13 posts • joined Monday 22nd June 2009 05:07 GMT
Re: Shurely shome mishtake?
But unlike Android users at least they've had sex...
"it isn't bad compared to selling through conventional retail outlets"
Ignoring the fact that the internet isn't a conventional retail outlet, you'll probably notice that the price of a magazine/paper in the shop is a lot higher than if you buy straight from the source - something which Apple has specifically disallowed.
"Apple seems to be largely covering its costs"
Are you having a laugh? 30% for payment processing - and you can't really argue that you're just covering costs when you're forcing people to use your service...
The main problem is it's being forced on everyone - for those that don't need payment processing, for those whose margins are too tight to give up 30% - tough shit, use our service or no more iOS apps, and it's going to mean higher prices for us (whether we use iOS or not) and less money going to the people who actually create/provide the content.
Why is it illegal?
Surely a denial of service attack on a website - when people have downloaded the required software and have chosen to participate - is equivalent to lorry drivers doing a go slow on the motorway or people blocking the entrance to a shop.
Unless the people arrested were running a botnet I don't get why it's illegal...
"...preventing internet users from being accidentally exposed to child pornography."
In nearly 20 years of access to the internet, much of it with far less filtering/control (and including my teenage years spent pretty much exclusively searching for porn), i've never seen any child porn.
Anyone who says they viewed it by accident is a lying pedo!
I'll still take the unlimited...
On a 750MB plan they'll start charging you at 750MB + 1KB, on 'unlimited' with 750MB FUP they may or may not use technical measures when you go over but at least you won't get charged any more - definitely the less shit option for most people.
"Yes, they may have had "millions and millions" of hits off the back of this affair, but will advertisers queue up to be associated with a site tarnished by it and whatever legal proceedings it engenders?"
Millions of millions of hits == millions and millions of ad impressions so I reckon most of them will deal...
What I don't understand is how Chen gets any journalistic protection when he's actually committed a crime, surely the shield laws are there to protect journalists who, for example, impede an investigation by refusing to name a source, not those who knowingly buy stolen goods..?
Not only will it not stream..
But since the iphone doesn't allow background tasks every time you want to send a text, look something up on the web, play a game etc. etc. you have to stop the music/quit the app.
Not their fault but unfortunately still makes it useless...
Am I the only one that thinks it's tough shit
People who live out in the country are constantly banging on about all the reasons why living in the country is so much better than living in the city, they wouldn't give it up for anything etc.
Well there are disadvantages too... Suck it up!
Having said that it should be made easier to find out if somewhere has coverage or not before you buy i.e somewhere to put your postcode in and it gives you full (and easy to understand) information about coverage in that, and the surrounding area.
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