2080 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
When I said income, I meant profit. Microsoft has a market cap slightly below Google, and a price to earnings ratio about half.
I don't get it
There is a company that is about the same size as Microsoft with only half the income. That company is Google, and it is hiring like crazy.
So why is Microsoft firing so many people, when it makes way more money?
How long have you been waiting to use that title?
"operator-led NFC payments system"
No. Just no. Operators are among the least trusted actors of the Internet economy. People would prefer anything rather than a payment system they control.
Re: BoringGreen Destroyed @Matt Bryant
I suspect he means, legally irrelevant. FinFisher is not in legal trouble because of this leak. It can go on selling its software to many a government except Russia.
should be required reading for geeks
Mine is on order.
For some reason, I'm reminded of Nestlé offering free milk formula to new mothers… I mean, I know the situation is very different for many reasons, but still, there's a resemblance.
Re: can't resist
Meh. Spain and Ireland are catholic countries, yet they are not particularly known for their corruption. On the other hand, China, India or Egypt have the reputation of being so corrupt it becomes a way of life, without being catholic.
I'd say if you discount Italy, it looks like corruption is more dependent on development than anything else.
Hmm… Complaining to a US court about allegedly corrupt legal proceedings in a different country. I'm sure Mexico is going to appreciate this immensely.
More likely, the plan was always to put sapphire glass on the watch, which is quite common from semi-expensive watches.
However, until one week ago, analysts and observers all thought that Apple would also put sapphire glass on phones. They risk nothing by pretending it, considering Apple emits about as much as a black hole.
By the way, sources in the know tell me that the next model will have a holographic display. You saw it here first!
Re: And of course...
I suspect it might work here:
Let's say I write a message reporp eht sniatnoc ti fo emos dna unicode control codes.
There. Now copy/paste the sentence in bold in a terminal or a dumb text editor, and you will have a surprise.
EDIT: Emacs displays the same text, but vi displays something else.
Re: no exact number?
More likely, they are allowed to specify in which range by 250… like 0-249, 250-499, 500-749, etc.
That's how Google has always reported these types of requests.
I really wonder if it makes sense to retain copyrights as they are, or if they are doomed by the advance of technology. I think that the only hope content producers have is already to make it easier to buy for their content rather than acquire it illegally…
You ATE it?
You… you monster!
"$90 mil a year seems pretty cheap for the trust of users worldwide." Csoghoian
Well, fuck you. Let's see you pay a third of your income fighting the government in a secret case that nobody would ever know about.
Re: Why the hell is Google buying things like this?
There is not even a casual link between an innovative company like Lift Labs and an Internet advertising company like Google
Google has already bought many robotics companies. Why not this one too?
Re: But what about the big boy who started the little and often update fad?
I assume they refuse to have anything to do with that.
Thieves… Nasty little thieves, they stole our precious!
I guess making an easy to repair watch must be harder than an easy to repair phone.
Maybe we'll get some clarity on the subject. Though I suspect the Supreme Court will have to get involved.
Not convinced by the crown thing
After years of touch screens, using a secondary control method seems a bit off.
Apart from that, looks all right, but I still don't see the killer use for watches.
Maybe it allows you to open the garage door…
But does it open the pod bay door?
Looks like you answered your own question already…
Re: "Flowlets, a patent-pending API set."
Yeah, I threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Do you volunteer for a one way trip?
Easy to guess
Google also test their delivery drones in Oz, because that's about the only place where you can do it legally.
Well, of course!
No one wants censorship. No one!
If it's a matter of national security, on the other hand, then obviously you are not allowed to post whatever you want. You don't want the terrorists/pedophiles to win, do you, citizen?
Like, say, it is illegal to put on Google maps the position of military bases. But that's not censorship!
Re: I don't geddit.
It's not abuse. They do whatever they want with their website. They make the rules, and can change them whenever they want. There is no way to force a website to host something it does not want. Again, the only way to have a website exactly the way you want is to do it yourself.
Re: I don't geddit.
In the end, Reddit's rule is probably: We take it off if we want to. Like everywhere else on the web. Except they want it less often.
Definitely, getting hit constantly with high-level threats from FBI and private lawyers will make people consider very carefully their options. It can't have been a very quiet week.
And well, yeah, if you want a website that has rules exactly like you want them, you will probably have to create and maintain it yourself. And, possibly, deal with the legal troubles.
Strč prst skrz krk!
I wonder how many people have this as their password…
Re: Hang on, this is a bit spurious
Agree with this. Claiming Google is violating your privacy by revealing to websites the query you used to find these websites is stretching it a bit.
They might as well sue W3C for inventing the referrer header, which lets websites know – gasp – which other website you are coming from!
In fact, they should sue again Google, along with Mozilla, Microsoft and Apple for distributing browsers that fill the referrer header by default. And now I'm going to stop before I give someone ideas.
If we can believe the rumor mill, Apple is joining the NFC camp, after holding out for years. Getting a new system accepted widely is likely to be super extra hard.
Re: Like hundreds of them doing a really, really boring job?
It is probably true that these drones are meant to be self-guided. But if you think Google does not have hundreds of employees somewhere doing a really, really boring job, you are probably wrong.
From what I read, it's not pictures that were just found in a day; some of these had been deleted by their owners long ago. It's a whole archive assembled over the years that just became public. So the hack is not recent.
Re: What's to criticize with Apple forbidding to sell that information?
What guarantees do you have they won't do it all the same?
Icon for satirical counter-riposte?
How about this one?
Re: why Microsoft thought it would make sense on a desktop
Microsoft had zero developers for its mobile phones. No developers means no apps, means no users, means no developers, etc. Putting TIFKAM on desktop was a way to bootstrap development on mobile, by getting the countless developers for desktop Windows interested.
Did Gabriel García Márquez know about this town?
Sounds like one of his novels. Doesn't end well either.
This deal would not cause less competition!
…Because they are already not competing. I think that's an argument actually advanced by the two companies.
They're catching on!
Remember the coding marathon to implement the Higgs boson in their universe in time for the opening of the LHC?
Re: Re: Surprise!!
No innovation on original iPhone.
I also had a smartphone before the iPhone (a Palm). And let me tell you, the UI of the iPhone was heads and shoulders above it. It's easy to forget now that all phones are like that, but there really was nothing comparable at the time.
In particular, I don't think any other phone had swiping and pinch to zoom, which were a game changer for surfing the web using a small screen.
Re: Driving test?
The reason tests for computers are more strict is that computers cannot be expected to have common sense.
E.g if the whole road has disappeared due to a landslide, the human is expected to stop; no need to test the situation. But you need to check what the computer will do.
There is a special kind of hell…
For people who represent percentages as concentric circles, with the percentage represented by the radius instead of the area.
I understand that the concentric circles are useful to represent a series of consecutively included percentages, but the area is all wrong.
Should be a good one
Since it's an odd number. Right?
I assume his definition of gender equality means that about the same proportion of every gender should prefer to go into coding… Implying the reason for the current imbalance is that society at large is telling girls that women are not good at coding, and they should become nurse/housewife/stripper instead.
And yeah, it's all very fine to give everyone the same opportunity when people laugh at you if you try to take it.
Re: Hiding information NOT an impediment to Free Speech? Seriously?
Google is quite happy to ignore freedom of speech when it comes to dealing with China and other dictatorships.
This comment is not accurate anymore… Google has stopped censoring results in China some years ago.
I understand that implementing the COPA rules can be a bitch to do properly, if you did not prepare for it from the beginning. More so when your business model is based on user information, I dare say…
maybe they should call it…
Re: Logic fail
My hope is that he is eventually, after many years, caught; sent to Sweden; trialled; then sentenced to a week of community service. I think the worst punishment for him would be when he realizes that there is in fact no extradition awaiting because nobody cares about him anymore.
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