* Posts by James Katt

36 posts • joined 10 Apr 2009

Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook

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This ruling completely obliterates any argument against Brexit.

Once Brexit completes, this ruling also becomes moot. Ireland will not have to pay attention to it. It will be able to set its own tax rate independent of those in other European Countries.

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Time to punish Volkswagen - then Ireland can break from the EU

1. The US Department of Justice can now aggressively prosecute Volkswagen instead of mildly handling it as it is now. It can seek punitive fines for fraud and breaking EPA law on a massive scale that are triple the damage. So Volkswagen potentially faces bankruptcy because of a $80 BILLION FINE from the United States. Tit for Tat. Or as President Roosevelt said, speak softly but carry a BIG STICK. Hammer it to Volkswagen.

2. When Great Britain - and Ireland - completely separate from the European Union - this judgment will become moot. Ireland will no longer have to pay attention to the ruling. It will be INDEPENDENT and can set its own tax laws. This ruling further hammers to the British that they want no part of the European Union.

Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

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Re: Stallman isn't my cup of tea

He lost any respect he use to have. The toilet paper that you flush down the loon deserves more respect.

LEAKED: Samsung's iPhone 6 killer... the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Re: Why should Apple be worried?

They will notice that Samsung's Galaxy S6 is SLOWER.

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Samsung is the one in trouble.

The Qualcomm 810 Snapdragon hasn't yet been released. It is overheating. The 820 won't come out until mid-2016.

This leaves Samsung with its much slower Exynos 8-core chips where only 4 are used at the same time.

The S6 is in trouble. It is so much slower than the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it is non-competitive at the high end of the market. And it will be killed by the lower end competitors.

Woz he talking about? Apple co-founder wants iPhones to run Android

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Did it turn the iPhone into a vibrating sex toy?

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Woz's Dementia Has Progressively Worsened

Steve Wozniak's dementia has progressively worsened. He already forgot that Apple created the iPhone, He forgot that Google copied the iPhone to create Android. Woz is confused and did not realize that Apple making an Android phone would be the same as making a copy of a copy of the original iPhone. Uh why? are the right words.

Apple badmouthing of court's monitor proves it NEEDS him - judge

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New iPad 4G data connection will only work in America

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Siri works outside of America

Siri works in:

1. Great Britain

2. France

3. Germany

4. Japan

5. Australia

Woz praises Android, blasts iPhone limitations

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Woz is a nut job

Woz has become nuttier and nuttier as time has passed.

He no longer has the technical expertise to work at Apple.

He has become more eccentric with age.

iPad typos are Apple's fault, not yours - new claim

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The guy just doesn't know how to type on the iPad. Period. Idiot.

Seagate matches and raises WD disk warranty cuts

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SSDs cannot replace all HDDs.

Sure, SSDs are the future.

The problem is that SSDs are extremely expensive and they last a shorter time than Hard Disk Drives.

So even if you get an SSD, how are you going to back up the data??? On inexpensive Hard Disk Drives, of course.

For one SSD, one can buy up to 10 hard disk drives. It is a no brainer that one needs at least 3 back ups for one drive. For this, Hard Disk Drives are the solution.

SSDs will NEVER go down in price for the foreseeable future. Because of this, hard disk drives will always have a need and a future.

Dell puts gun to Streak 5 tablet, pulls trigger

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Another one bites the dust

Another one bites the dust.

Another one bites the dust.

And another one's gone.

And another one's gone.

Another one bites the dust.


What do you expect when tablets aren't as well designed as the iPad?

Police kill mobile phone service to squelch protest

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Yelling "Fire!" in a crowded auditorium is prohibited speech.

Yelling "Fire!" in a crowded auditorium can lead to a stampede and death to the customers in the auditorium.

Thus, Yelling "Fire!" in such a situation is prohibited and is NOT protected free speech.

Neither is speech designed to create riots, crime, vandalism, violence, and public mayhem.

Shutting down such speech is the correct thing to do.

Apple vanishes MySQL from Mac OS X Lion Server

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PostgreSQL is actually BETTER than MySQL

PostgreSQL is actually BETTER than MySQL.

1. PostgreSQL has the far more useful BSD-style license. This allows Apple to change the source code at anytime and keep the changes proprietary.

2. PostgreSQL is FAR MORE SECURE than MySQL.

3. PostgreSQL is FAR MORE STABLE and CRASH-PROOF than MySQL. Yes, MySQL can be faster, but it is more prone to crashes.

Additionally: Oracle's CEO and majority owner, Larry Ellison, is Steve Job's long-time BEST FRIEND. Oracle would NEVER sue Apple. Apple chose PostgreSQL since it is BETTER than MySQL.

Apple iMac 27in

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You're just too poor.

If you can't afford a Mac, then you are simply too poor. That's all. Get a better job or a second or third job.

The problem of any other PC is that it is NOT a Mac. It will NEVER run as sweetly, easily, quietly, beautifuly, virus-free, as worry-free and as asthetically pleasing as a Mac.

Other PCs are simply UGLY. They just don't get the design LOVE that is given to a Mac.

Behind Apple's record sales are signs of desperation

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Much ado about nothing

Apple has always been the most sued company in the world. It attracts lawsuits because it make so much money and has the most savings in the bank - 65 billion dollars and growing.

Lawsuits are nothing. Apple does a great job at winning lawsuits and minimizing its risks. Apple has a very deep patent portfolio. Apple also punishes those it sues.

Governments stonewall interwebs porn domain

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Religious Right and Pornographers both oppose it

If both the Religious Right and Pornographers oppose having a porn domain, then there should be no porn domain. Period.

Nielsen cops to iPad stat cock-up

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That is quite a fsck up

That is quite a fsck up.

Gizmodo faces visit from cops over 'found' iPhone

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Someone from Gizmodo is going to go to Prison

Gizmodo confessed to the crime in its article. It was a voluntary confession - for all the world to see.

It stole Apple's prototype, took it to New York, dismantled it, and wrote about it to the world.

The prototype is worth millions of dollars.

Guess what? It is Grand Theft.

Someone is going to prison for several years.

Apple in shock public attack on Adobe

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So long farewell... Flash is dead.

So long farewell, auf weidersehen adieu

Adobe and Flash

Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you

Flash is dead. Flash is dead.

It will never be allowed on the iPhone, iPod, iPad. Never. Get over it.

Flash is dead. Flash is dead.

So long...farewell...auf weidersehen goodbye...

Good riddance! The world is now a better place without the threat of Flash.

And thanks for all the fish, NOT!

Apple's iPad to launch with 30,000-volume free library

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iPad reads Adobe DRM ePubs just fine!

The iPad can read any DRM ePUB. It reads any DRM eBook. All you have to do is download the reader app that will read the book.

For Adobe DRM ePUbs, all you have to do is to download the FREE Stanza App (owned by Amazon).

For Kindle DRM books, download the Kindle App.

For Barnes and Noble ePub books (which uses the Adobe DRM), download the Barnes and Noble app.

For Sony ePubs (which uses the Adobe DRM), download the Stanza App.

For Apple Fairplay DRM ePubs, download the iBook App.

As the Apple ad goes, "There's an app for that!"

The iPad allows unprecedented freedom for readers. You don't have to worry about DRM any longer since the iPad can read ALL OF THEM.

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The iPad can read ANY DRM eBook. It reads all of them.

The iPad can read any DRM ePUB. It reads any DRM eBook. All you have to do is download the reader app that will read the book.

For Adobe DRM ePUbs, all you have to do is to download the FREE Stanza App (owned by Amazon).

For Kindle DRM books, download the Kindle App.

For Barnes and Noble ePub books (which uses the Adobe DRM), download the Barnes and Noble app.

For Sony ePubs (which uses the Adobe DRM), download the Stanza App.

For Apple Fairplay DRM ePubs, download the iBook App.

As the Apple ad goes, "There's an app for that!"

The iPad allows unprecedented freedom for readers. You don't have to worry about DRM any longer since the iPad can read ALL OF THEM.

Experts rubbish iPhone for health use

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Doctors are already using the iPhone

According to SDI's Mobile & Social Media Study: Physicians' Views of Emerging Technology, approximately 30% of physicians access medical information using a handheld device or smartphone. The most popular handheld device or smartphone is the Apple iPhone, with 31% of respondents owning one.

Doctors are more likely to be using the iPhone than any other phone for providing health care to their patients.

Thus, the pundits' arguments against the iPhone is moot.

Apple yanks Wi-Fi detectors from iTunes

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This is obvious

The iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad SDK rules are that you only use public application programming interfaces, not private application interfaces. Only frameworks, therefore, that Apple has approved can be used for developing applications for the OS X platform.

These applications were busted for using Apple's private frameworks and APIs. Thus they are to be taken down. Apple, for example, doesn't allow direct connections in programs to some of the hardware.

There is a fence that these programmers crossed. Simple.

Apple iPhone tops 2009 smartphone sales

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But Apple makes all the profit

Despite having only about 2.1 percent of the entire world market, Apple makes more profit than Nokia.

Put in other words: Apple's 24+ million iPhones make more profit than Nokia's 450 + million cell phones.

Apple does more with very little.

Only Apple can get away with App Stores

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Apple is simply SMARTER than other companies

Apple is simply smarter than other companies.

Apple also GOES THE EXTRA MILE to connect with media companies so that its users will have a great selection.

Apple also GOES THE EXTRA MILE to design their products so well, users feel immediately empowered and comfortable and at ease when using their devices.

Apple also GOES THE EXTRA MILE to create an ecosystem for its products. Competitors do not realize that they have to create an ecosystem to compete with Apple. They also realize how difficult an ecosystem is to create. Apple is the only manufacturer that can so far create an ecosystem. Every one else makes parts of one, but not the whole. Only Apple can create the hardware AND the software AND the music, movies, podcasts, books and other media AND the platform FOR Third Party hardware and software that connect to each other and have Apple's computers as the hub.

You cannot compete against Apple unless you can create the entire widget. Apple is THE ONLY COMPANY that can create the WHOLE WIDGET.

Apple ambushed in Barcelona

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It won't work

The problem for everybody is that they all have different CPUs and different operating systems. Thus every cell phone type has conflicts with others. Apps have to specify exactly which cell phones - even within a single manufacturer's line - they are compatible with and not allow downloads to that cell phone. This becomes a huge complicated mess when it is done in one huge marketplace. It becomes a Tower of Babel. Users will be disappointed in that the market may show lots of software but so very little that runs on any particular phone.

Even then, it will take 2-3 years to implement this idea. This will give Apple an EVEN BIGGER lead in smart phones.,

Dear Adobe: It's time for security rehab

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Flash is like the Floppy Disk - Get rid of it.

I block Flash using Click-to-Flash so that I only have to activate it when needed for specific areas of a webpage. The other areas - such as Flash ads - I leave completely blocked. Thus if advertisers want to reach me, they will have to use HTML 5, CSS, Javascript, Ajax, and H.264.

Flash sucks. Flash causes almost all the crashes on my computer. Flash makes my computer hugely less secure to hackers.

Flash is dead like the Floppy disk.

Adobe heats up iPad Flash bash

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Flash is like Floppy Disks - it has to go

Flash is like Floppy Disks.

It is a dead technology.

HTML5, CSS Animation, H.264 video, and Javascript is the way to go for the future. And these are open standards.

Google releases Nexus One SDK

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Fracturing Android

It is so interesting that one needs a specific SDK for every variant of Android and that each variant has problems running versions for the other variants of Android.

This must be a nightmare for developers to support. This fractures Android into incompatible versions and lowers the potential income for developers and increases the costs for developers to support each version of Android.

Sony Vaio X

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Sony just has no sense of style and design.

Design means power. And at this price, this is extremely underpowered.

The screen will definitely break. I had one and it broke. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

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Sony has lost its direction in regard to style and design.

This computer is too fragile. I had one of Sony's tiny computers and the screen eventually broke. You have to handle this computer with kid gloves. It definitely is not a road warrior computer due to fragility.

Linus calls Linux 'bloated and huge'

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard is FAST FAST FAST

Linux has become bloated and huge.

Mac OS X has become much slimmer and faster. Mac OS X generally is faster with every iteration, not slower. With Mac OS X Snow Leopard, it has also become much much slimmer.

Perhaps, Linux developers can use Apple as an example of where to go.

iPhone v Pre - the celebrity smartphone deathmatch

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The iPhone 3GS Rules, Slays the Pre

Battery life on the Pre is laughable. You have to carry an extra battery along with the Pre to equal the iPhone. With the iPhone, you can also carry an external battery if you want it to last a lot longer. In this scenario, the iPhone wins by a long short.

Software and Ecosystem - the Pre will NEVER catch up to the iPhone. Just look at the iPod and all its competition. None were ever able to create a viable ecosystem.

The iPod Touch is a HUGE complement and weapon to the iPhone. The iPod Touch doubles the effective market for iPhone apps. This kills any other platform. Soon, Apple will add a camera/video phone to the iPod Touch. This kills the competition.

The iPhone/iPod Touch not only competes against the smartphones, they compete against: The handheld gaming market (Nintendo DS/Sony Playstation), the small camera market (Sony, Canon, Nikon). the pocket Video Camcorder Market. The iPhone is a viable competitor against these products and thus can do much more than the Pre. The iPhone kills the Pre.

Apple bullish on iPhone refresh sales

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8% of Teens is amazing!

8% of Teens having an iPhone is amazing!

You have to remember that Apple wanted 1% of the cell phone market.

Realize that Teens within 1-5 years become ADULTS!

Thus, Apple is actually grabbing for a HUGE amount of the total cell phone market, not just the smart phones.

Over time, Apple 's marketshare can grow easily to over 25% of the total cell phone market as more and more teenagers with iPhones become adults with iPhones, and those with other phones die away.


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