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Because they now have competition which is a lot cheaper.
These acts of petty terrorism are just getting more and more boring.
What do you mean "so much"? Nobody is going to pay $100bn, just increments of ~$30.
Re: Who cares how open they are ....
You're supposed to use AC for trolling.
I've not done any CUDA work but those tools sound really brilliant.
I thought Apple used it against a certain DPI?
If you buy domains and someone gets them taken off you, do you get your money back?
What resolution is classed as retina for 11/13/15" screens then? Given a10" screen is 2048x1536 presumably quite a lot!
Microsoft are paying some Russian company to basicly commit crimes
If TPB can claim they aren't committing crimes, MS can do the same. It's about the letter of the law after all, nothing do do with old-fashioned ideas like morality and common sense.
Re: out of interest
If we base the law on the random opinion of anonymous internet folk then you're 100% right. If we base it on facts, your argument starts to fall down. Unless websites make "don't deliberately block ads" a part of their T&Cs, that is. But even that would only partially reduce the stupidity of your argument..
Re: A lesson to be learnt here
CM looks like Aristotle compared to your whinging nonsense.
What an unpleasant streak of bile-fueled ignorance. I think you summed up your position perfectly when you said "The problem with capitalism is that it's not about what you have; it's about what other people have".
Stow your faux-socialism until you have your facts straight.
>>If they make it a proper shape, i.e. 16:9 it will fit in most jacket and suit pockets.
It also wouldn't be the same shape as a normal iPad so wouldn't have the same aspect ratio and would need a different resolution.
"That's like giving Windows ME 80% because if you don't already have Windows 3.1/95/98/2000, it's great."
No that's a moronic argument because ME was far worse than earlier versions whereas the review clearly states the BD version is better than the DVD.
It's pretty standard to review a product on its own merit.
Re: This could easily backfire on them
You haven't even seen IE10 so demanding you can use something else is a bit premature.
Windows tablets will anyway be aimed at either business users - who are very happy with IE - or typical Joe Public types who have no idea what a Browser is.
Re: Copying Apple
However a closed system allows much greater control... if bad apps drain resources it makes the OS look bad to the typical user. Restricting apps like iOS/WP do means you can't get an app knackering the whole device (as easily)
It works just fine for Apple. It only makes sense for MS to look at what is successful and copy it.
What IS the situation on iOS - I noticed Opera Mini exists in the AppStore so does that mean MS is being MORE restrictive, or just that 3rd-party browsers can't be the default?
[How] Is it possible to prevent/defend against DDOS attacks? You have to 'listen' to the requests to decide to ignore/block them so does that mean a sufficiently powerful attack is undefendable?
I'm not too convinced I want gesture recognition on my laptop, but I certainly applaud the research.
Re: If only (@Chris19)
You mean like the Kinect?
Nothing to worry about
Why would anyone be concerned that the government can access you entire browsing history for X years when it's taking decades for them to be able to track your medical history?
What's the worst that could of happened
The directors are tried for criminal offence and put in prison... oh look the company decides to give in.
Or simply issuing huge fines.
Or even if companies "can't be trusted to safeguard the vulnerable public from untrustworthy corporations" they could say all web-access has to be provided by the public sector.
Re: Censorship is bad. Always
"A lack of censorship does not mean a lack of laws preventing harm to others."
Yes but it's the internet which is outside any one country's rule. I can do something in a country which doesn't have or doesn't/can't/won't enforce anti-pedo laws and put this online for British people to view. So the argument about stopping the people from doing the wrong in the first place doesn't really work.
In which case, if the government wants to enforce the law, you either need to block the supply, or snoop on the general public to find those consuming it. Which is worse, having illegal sites blocked or being watched to make sure you don't visit them?
Re: Oh no not again
Once every 1-2 years, what a break-neck development speed.
I'm still on 2008 because I don't feel compelled to buy every new version.
Yes of course that's how they present it.
Re: Censorship is bad. Always
"don't censor and let individuals decide. if you choose to look at it you can expect a visit from the police."
That logic would make supplying drugs illegal and possession the crime, which is pretty much the opposite to what makes sense.
Censorship based on arbitrary moral/ethical codes, I can agree that's bad. Censorship of things the law says are illegal is a whole other situation.
Re: Stand up for your rights
As I said in another comment, music prices HAVE dropped over recent years.
Re: Lost credibility here for me:
"It seems to me that closed generally wins. It isn't like linux is the dominant OS. I can't think of a single field in which this is true"
Apache. PHP. Wordpress. MySQL... on the small-medium server side open is as dominant as Windwos is on the desktop.
Music is far cheaper than it was 10 years ago. Let's see the facts showing that piracy has reduced as a result.
Oh, and TBP is not illegal as they host no content.
I really fail to see how anyone believes this is a defence. It's about intent... Google exists to allow people to search all public info on the web, except that they DO attempt to block some things from searches. Maybe poor attempts, but they show the intent.
Whereas TPB exists purely and wholly to help people find ways to download content they aren't allowed to have. Yes I know people use it for other things, but it's called the PIRATE bay for a reason.
In real life, knowingly aiding someone to commit a crime makes you an accomplice to the crime. It's just common sense.
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