599 posts • joined 12 Nov 2012
Re: How to win friends...
You don't seem to understand what governments are empowered with. Apple can in no way challenge the U.S. government on this AND come out on top. And this isn't because Apple is bad, or because the U.S. government is bad, it's because governments, not just the U.S. government, have real power and needs to protect real people (No matter what some think sadly, iO6 < PEOPLE).
On a side note, I would LOVE to see Apple challenge the U.S. government on it's intelligence...LOVE IT!!
P.S. Not a Apple fan.
Canary or Herring?
I'm glad I'm not alone in this universe.
John Tserkezis is right. This is Apple's way of etching as much plausible deniability as they can for if and when their half-truths are discovered.
I see no yellow canary, just a red herring.
Re: It's not bribery
Sarcasm noted. However, calling it one thing or another doesn't change the feeling of how wrong and how much control corporations take today. The internet itself with or without net neutrality has turned into, or shortly will turn into, a purely corporate entity. It's becoming the new Wall Street. At least we can still view it from our browsers, as long as we have something in our pocket.
P.S. Time Warner Cable Sucks BALLS !!!
Re: It may not be worth more than Amazon
It's worth much more than Amazon, at least to me.
I've been shopping on Alibaba for nearly 6 years, and I have to say it is one E-Commerce site that I actually enjoy "Surfing". I've surfed from "Taiwanese Fashion" over to Russian speaking rabbits and have never had so much enjoyment doing it on a E-Commerce site.
The hook with Alibaba for me is the Eastern culture. Amazon is almost literally a world away from the diversity Alibaba brings.
Amazon better watch out, Alibaba brings the best of both worlds.
Apple & Milk
Apple has had retainers on several forms of Liquid Metal for years now, so can there be any other excuse for Apple besides milking it?
Here's one of the later stories, but they go back several years...
"...always was far stronger than Apple has been given credit for..."
The appearing fact that you believe what Apple states here reassures the governments forceful tactics. However, since you believe a forced lie, is my statement a lie? Sorry, ignore that question, for I'm standing behind my P.A.T.R.I.O.T. and you WILL believe my statement.
What's the difference between a winner and a loser in a race? The winner didn't get caught.
I'm a little out of the loop of social networking, but why does Twitter have CC numbers? Do social network sites require you to buy your friends?
So you can't sue Apple for X, but Apple can sue (Samsung) for 10 * X.
Can't wait for Apple to rest with Jobs. Of course, what little feelings I have about Apple are now shared with Google and Microsoft (can't leave out Microsoft...not yet).
Re: Reminds me of Maplins
Europe has as much to do with it as any other country. When they started booming children's toys in the 80's, they made an approach to landing where they are now. Now, they still sell children's toys, but mainly focus on adult toys. In particular the 1 toy they focus on...the mobile phone.
In my opinion, if they would of stayed true to their name (RadioShack), they could of been at the epicenter of all things WiFi. Hell, they still could. I see no reason why a consumer franchise of dealing with all things WiFi couldn't exist. Right now it is divided amongst things like BestBuy's NerdSquad, Mobile stores, internet websites, "the grandchildren". No one has yet to make a WiFi solution at a consumer level. In my imagination alone, I see at least a dozen services it could provide. Everyone keeps focusing on adding new gadgets to the WiFi pool, but not 1 franchise is managing the pool itself.
"...under the microscope"
Poof. Ta Daa. Splash.
This whole article is exactly what they want. Looks like WikiLeaks is becoming more desperate and more savvy. I'm left wondering who WikiLeaks is left caring for.
Re: Surprisingly disappointing (because of a lack of awareness)
"...it will take some time for certain people to "get it""
Not to be mean, but I personally feel you're not getting it. The iWatch is 15 years too late.
People in the late 90's and early 2000's wore a watch for a time keeper, today they just use their mobile phone. People in the late 90's and early 2000's used a iPod like device for music, now they just use their mobile phone. The iPod and iWatch are not the same for their time though, being the iPod really was a upgrade to the Walkman (tape or CD based). So, what is the iWatch an upgrade to? The simple answer is that it's an upgrade to the watch you probably don't wear. If this was 1998, the iWatch would be world changing, but that time has passed.
"Just imagine if ISPs had to stand in line..."
I'm imagining a huge line of...~6. If only the VA shared such problems.
Re: Apple Watch. Oh well.
"If only they'd put the watch in a round case."
Sure, but then again that wouldn't be ground breaking like a rectangle with rounded corners.
A car show without prototypes.
The big car shows usually have some prototype/futuristic model of some sort that is really cool, but will never be produced. Without that, I personally feel the whole event is a sleep walk viewing of upgraded interiors and steering wheels. I know car shows are not mobile gadgets, but is this Apple event really that different?
Speaking as an American who has seen every Dr. Who episode to date (that hasn't been destroyed), this new guy isn't cutting it for me. I really don't follow the writers, directors, producers, etc., but something changed that either doesn't allow this guy to follow through OR he just can't follow through himself.
Re: 2 year ATT contract?
"...Fire Phone runs Amazon's custom "Fire OS" Android fork..."
Italy is shaped like a boot, so it's patriotic for Italians to reboot.
"I can see this taking a very very long time to change and get right."
I can see this taking a very very long time to change and get right...again.
If things weren't right enough, we wouldn't be having this debate.
Exactly how many patents would Lenovo be getting? Hopefully Lenovo can receive them digitally, else the cost of shipping that much paper might be a deal breaker.
Anyways, this does suck. IBM is standing at the edge of the abyss, and if they take the plunge, they'll never see light again.
Re: Suck it, fanbois
I see I'm not the only Apple fan here ;-P. But in the other bad guys defense, only Apple would give no warning.
Whoa, I forgot to be paranoid. What if the
worlds governments, I mean just the NSA is targeting Apple first? Think it will be Android next? Think they'll even bother with WinPhone?
No one told them?
Whoever over heard the joke about putting Firefox on Windows 8 is about to get fired. Of course if you consider that they spent 2 years coding the thing, maybe they won't mind so much.
Never used Windows 8, but wtf is this about...
"...Windows 8.x only allows one browser to run in TIFKAM"
Apparently TIFKAM is just a front end, but for what? Can you load 2 instances of TIFKAM and run 2 web browsers? On the other hand, maybe someone might find some security problems with that TIFKAM'majig.
Re: Are these numbers correct?
"Pocket-change?" ... for her maybe. I don't understand that part of her statement either. So if he's wrong, how is she right? Or, who's padding her pockets to make such a claim? I'm not stating he's doing the right thing, don't get me wrong there, but she seems to be playing both sides.
Re: Hobble, nonsense?
All DRM'd e-books should be rented, not sold.
You walk in a bookstore and buy one, you own it. You go to the library and rent it, you rent it. Where on Earth can you buy a physical book for retail price, but not give it away? People like to argue license transfers for e-books, I admittedly loose because I never can find my licenses for the books on my shelves. Someone said once that my license was already in the book, that made me paranoid because how would the bookstore know to print my name in the book before I even decided to buy it?
DRM'd e-books should be no more than 5% of the retail price to rent for 90 days (yes, I pulled those numbers out of my ass). Non-DRM's e-books, well the sky is the limit, but don't expect "first edition" to have the same weight.
Kim DotCom moves to Italy?
"The Court also confirmed that the
MegaUpload Google executives could not be deemed to be data controllers since they were not responsible for setting the purpose and method of processing of personal data uploaded to its video platform."
What was Kim's defense again?
The Timing of it all.
Is it odd that just a little over a week after announcing the future death of Net Neutrality that the FCC gives this go ahead for telecos? Should I soon expect my Google voice to stop working, but still have a functional AT&T "land line"? After all, a "land line" should have priority right? Or so I will be told.
Re: Rare pragmatic response
"The point is it doesn't cost much more if you plan on it up front, rather than design everything on Chrome and then try to make it work on other browsers later."
I agree with the sentiments of both your posts JDX, but sometimes things depreciate too far to work with in retrofitting drafts. For instance, while it is possible to make a VCR play both VHS and BetaMax, it probably won't be cheaper than trading out the machine.
That being said, I've seen and have personally committed clumsy drafting myself. So your point may be wrong here, but never the less, someone is demonstrating your sentiment at this very moment..
Re: Less than generous respawn points ... rehashing whole swathes of levels again and again
"...most Nintendo-hard games had a difficulty switch before you start..."
Uhhhhhh, which Nintendo games were those? First console game I know with an actual save file was Zelda (or maybe Fantasy Star on Sega Master?). The first console game I know that had a save state was Metroid (justin bailey ------ ------). As far as difficulty select, well I wasn't playing when those came to be , but when I came back they all had them.
Saves are over abused. And the reason games are so easy today is so that you beat them in 10 hours, and then go out and buy another. Capitalism trumped creativity.
Re: Goldmember What a mess
"...why the fudge Lonovo thought it was worth even $1bn without the patents?"
_NO_ patents at all? I got lost with all the "what ifs" in the article, but I don't think I read that definitively.
Anyways, that's why I read the article, sadly there is no mention of why they bought it. Who knows, maybe in 20 years they will have hardware locked down so tight in China that the software/services players come begging...or so maybe they think :-/.
Re: Is it just me?
It's just you. The NSA is too busy watching me.
Before & After
Well, he does look better with the hood up...
Wow, gamers on YouTube really love the Xbox One. It's like they were paid to say that (Hint: they are)
Because actors are paid up front, per commercial, all at once. What Microsoft is doing is creating a device that pollutes search engines with every hopeful that can be, but probably won't. If ever person would only reach 999 hits, then every person would loose, yet Microsoft would still win. And do we really need more advertising based upon lies? I know it's been a big hit so far, but it's a bore.
Lowering Character Level.
Gamers, and not just hookers and politicians, have been looking for years to lower their character level. Apparently, the missing touch is lies.
It's all about your stats.
You're right. In 20 years, with 2,000,000,000 billion people wearing something similar, we will all become movie stars!
Re: How is this news still?
... the more they stay in shame.
Re: Will happen again as well.
I agree with you, but the share holders would be happy to throw a CEO under the bus, or even in prison to stop the "cost of loosing business".
BTW, who the hell permitted them to keep my data? I never signed a EULA or some shit like that. I just walk in and use a card, I never signed anything that said Target can keep my info.
Re: it all depends ...
Reasonable response Peter, but let me get paranoid with you for a second...
U.S. economy not really doing well...over evaluated IT company showing big numbers for Wall Street. Who would it hurt more to side against Apple right now?
I'm not saying this is how it always is, but it will be from time to time.
Re: Meanwhile, on page two of the news...
You're dead on.
Resellerratings is notorious for that. Apparently like many will state across the net, they and many others use reverse SEO to stop bad reviews. I gave up with the face value of review sites. Now if a review doesn't mention both a positive and a negative that are near equal in weight, I ignore it and find one that does.
Welp, that's Yelp.
I feel Yelp is shady as it is, even without the anon posters.
The very first time I used Yelp, I didn't realize I wasn't seeing all reviews. Then I noticed the link that reveals them all. That link required WAY too much involvement for a paranoid type like me not think it was all smoke and mirrors just so I would only see the higher rated reviews. Sure enough it became a pattern, and if I wanted to see all reviews, I always had to enter text based off an image (like shitty download sites).
Yelp, resellerratings, bizrate...all of them are just so biased that I don't even bother any more. I just look at the median reviews of users on various sites to determine what I can. Only looking at the good ones will lead you to deception, and only looking at the bad ones will only lead you to deception. Lose/Lose.
Ok, here's what I don't get. If these are perfected, how many will use these and for what? I REALLY hope they get them perfected, but a void is remaining in my mind for it's practical application to make it worth wild for the masses. What I see for it's applications are almost solely in the field of engineering: Aviation, Medical, Mechanical etc... Of course there is perversions too like pornography and spying.
Dunno. If I had a fully functional set here before me would I be addicted to it, or would it turn into that thing that is explained to visiting friends as being "really cool", but really dusty.
Re: computing the value of computing
"Enhanced computing power is not something that will result in benefits to all people."
You're absolutely right with this. I had to upvote you because you had none...and that to me is scary and odd.
I'm under the belief that people can just be too attached and rightfully passionate about something that it makes them temporarily blind to the wider scope.
BTW, spending on computing isn't drying out. The NSA might have a few words to say on computer spending, and I really don't want to know how much they have spent for how long.
Re: As a music service/radio replacement Spotify is so horrible...
Honest words, but I think your throwing a hot dog down a hallway (makes no sense here). Seriously, have you seen the trash going for billions these days? It makes energy monopolies (or something I'm failing to remember) look like the answer to economic depressions. There will be people jumping from rooftops soon enough.
Is anyone reading it any different?
Whatever....I ran out of internet the day Time Warner took over my ISP.
Re: And yet...
"Anecdotal evidence from teenagers..."
Even if that is true (and I'm skeptical...and I hate Mac), that is only because the jelly of the month calendar has better pictures this year than last. Everything pushes and pulls so quickly with mobiles that in my opinion no 1 manufacturer is king to people no matter what the market share shows. Sure, someone always has to sell more than others, but in the mobile world all interests are mobile.
Yeh, I read that like WTF exactly? You can take that 1 way and it can work (maybe they supply extensions to GCC?), but the way it is worded seems to be going the wrong way. I'm assuming the author believes that if you use C then you can only use the GCC compiler? All C is "GCC"? ... jeesh, I wish...or maybe I just wish there was only 1 compiler.
Re: Actually it may be a "win"
"Developing for a *nix environment makes a port to linux/OSX more likely."
Makes no difference, but people seem to always believe that.
Once you quickly get away from the standard library and POSIX (and you do) you are targeting platform dependent procedures. This is when you loose portability, even between Linux versions. You can make pure portable C applications by using standards, but eventually with video games you're going to have to break standards and do what you must to optimize. Non-standard code can still be made portable, but even if it compiles with just warnings, something is going to go missing (as usual, you should expect 95% error).
Video games aren't meant to be portable, they're meant to be fast.
Re: Hard to find faults with PS4, isn't it?
Don't forget, the launch PS3 had the Yellow Light of Death like the launch XBOX 360 had the Red Ring of Death. The PS4 is stumbling a bit, but so will the XBone. Give it a year and both will have bad RAM and failing PSU's.
Where's the porn?
You might find some gamers that will be a hard sell, but every porn gazer is a money shot.
Reality Vs. 3 billion.
Something is going to give soon, and reality will come crushing down. The nature of this ballooning beast that is micro services all depends on distracting 1 user from something else. Eventually they'll all be distracting each other, away from each other, and nobody will have time to pay attention to any of them.
Am I jealous of these guys? Extremely. Imagine becoming a billionaire from sending pictures, and only pictures? BTW, please check out my picture over there ----->
Now PAY ME!
Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product
People don't buy consoles for cutting edge technology, they buy it for the couch and kids. For 400usd it does very well for what it does. That being said, the lock-in on these things are remarkably bad. People usually argue lock-in exists across all computers, but on a gaming consoles, the whole thing is caged.
"By that time UHDV 8K 32MegaPixel movies, tv shows and PC gaming will have become a reality already.."
The line count and bitrate (any fair bitrate at least) only matter if you plan on getting a very, very large screen. 8K for tv's <= 100 inches should be almost indistinguishable from 4K. So unless you plan on having something like a 50 foot TV in your house (or as your house), then what does it matter?
Re: Oh Microsoft
Duuuude...I have Tux hanging from my car mirror and shower head.... and even I can spot you trolling.
Did I down vote you? Hehe, NEVER...troll on (Get Em!) :-).
P.S. This was posted from a Windows 7 machine...I totally fucked up with apt-get install -f. Goddamn multi-arch dependency bullshit....fuck 64bit everything!
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