defraud film studios
What? Did he say he was going to give them 10% of the profits then fudge the books so there was no profits?
Oh wait, it seems that ok.
2958 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
If Amazon was doing something illegal go after them for it.
If they are just doing something you don't like, too bad.
In both cases that is not an excuse to setup an illegal price fixing scam because Amazon is evil.
Who do they think they are? Batman?
You need to think some more.
All your examples are for new features, not safety fixes.
If you want a valid non-software example look at recalls. I had my 11 year old cars airbag and some wiring replaced for free do to a recall. That's FAR past the warranty. They can't just say, your cars is old, go buy a new one.
Different company, same story here. Used to call them and say I want to sign up for the super deluxe with extra bells service. When they finally get to checking and say it's not available in my area I'd tell them I wanted to be compensated for them wasting my time by sending me offers for stuff they can't deliver. That go them to take my name/address off the spam list.
The reason independents exist is because the big labels have been screwing people with take it or leave it contracts for as long as published music existed. Now they are in effect signing up to a big label and are surprised that they are getting offered contracts they don't like.
If they can survive not signing with a big label, they should survive not signing with youtube.
If the big labels don't have to give people contracts they like why should the world be different for Youtube?
"That they cannot do this is precisely my point: Google's current all or nothing licencing for Android apps prohibits OEMs from competing with Google."
Not true at all.
A friend has a Samsung phone from Bell Canada. For a lot of functions they have one Google app, one Samsung app, and a Bell app. They all do the same thing, you can't uninstall any of them without root. So OEMs and ISPs can compete. Most of that stuff is crap, it's why I bought a Nexus 4.
Unless you mean to say can't remove the google app and install some crap app that no one would use given a choice, but it gives the OEM a kickback.
You can't just cut the wire on the sensor as it's needed for the black box to manage the engine moment to moment. The problem is the black box recording and transmitting info that is no longer needed by the car to be used as spy data.
Right now you can plug a box into your car so the insurance company can spy on you for a discount. How long before car companies build it in and charge the insurance companies a fee to access the data?
Cut the link? The data connection will be required for warranty, and be used for other stuff like live traffic data for the built in GPS, as well as things like map updates.
Root the back box?
How many people root their phones, almost no one will root there car, if it costs car companies money it will be banned.
I think it may hit even before then.
Sorry we can't sell you insurance as there is not enough data available.
If you don't have an activity tracker(s) you will be in the same class as people who have already had a heart attack and smashed their last three cars.
In Japan they had phones that could pickup over the air TV, but that's no good as the phone company can't charge you extra for that.
The big cell phone companies in Canada have TV on your phone service, but you pay extra, AND you have to subscribe to their deluxe Pay TV service at home. So for example you need to have Rogers Cable TV + a Rogers Mobile phone, pulse the Phone add-on subscription if you don't want to eat your tiny data allowance.
The number one reason this will never take off is the companies involved are all greedy bastards.
I am one of the lucky people who get to test stuff on Windows 8.1, what ever they call the current version.
Once I kill as much of not-Metro as possible, it's not bad. But if they took not-Metro out back and put a bullet in it's head it would only be better.
One of the problems with Windows has always been the way settings seem to be scattered at random, Win8 made that twice as bad.
Don't much want IE, and now I have two of them.
"the only vendor with a unified strategy across server, desktop, tablet and mobile,"
Yes, just what a want on my server, the interface for a 5" phone screen.
"and the only vendor to support the future of touch and gesture across all of those platforms."
The servers are locked away, I only touch them maybe once a week, and they don't even have a monitor connected to them unless I wheel over the terminal cart. WTF would I want with touch and gesture shit?
I have the Duck Duck Go app installed on my Nexus 4, along with firefox with Duck Duck Go the default there. If for some strange reason I wanted it, they have a Bing app too.
I'm still far more pissed every time Outlook opens a link in IE when my default browser is NOT IE.
I've never had chrome open since I made the default Firefox on the Nexus.
When people log onto a Windows box they get Bing. They make the effort to switch to Google because Bing sucks, not because Google makes them do it.
"My smart phone has a Micro-HDMI port"
The DRM will require that this be turned off.
There will be a different player for each of the studios that go for it. Each will only work with a different set of 5 devices. Like 'Plays for Sure" it will be killed after a couple years and anyone dumb enough to buy anything will be SOL.
They come up with crap like this, UltraViolet, digital copy... remember the DIVX DVD phone home player? The self destructing DVD? From the same people who think putting the "you wouldn't steal a car" ad on a DVD (unskippable) that someone just bought is a good idea.
And they moan when we tell them to pull the other one and mock their great ideas.
Tell them we want DRM free, just like music and they act like we ask them to do something impossible.
I don't believe Microsoft want to help protect your privacy for a second. They are just not as good as google when it comes to collecting and selling your info, yet.
I used to use Bing to find official support sites as you didn't get as much crap as Google. No more, now it's even worse when you try a simple search for a make and model of something.
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