The 27th can't get here fast enough. Isn't anyone else sick of hearing about this mythical iCrap?
BTW, Apple already has a tablet called the Newton. Sucked then and I'm sure Newton mark 2 will be just as much of a yawn.
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" don't encourage piracy, but all these industries need to urgently modernize and pass a decent proportion of the cost savings created by electronic forms of media or they'll have no business at all."
Don't disagree. Logically, digital forms of media should cost less than the standard, analog forms we've been accustomed to for so long. However, there are startup costs associated with the digitizing. distribution. and rights-management of these media...startup costs that will be born by the first wave of customers to the digital form. In eBooks, the price will go down over time, as those startup costs are recovered and only the ongoing costs need recovery. I doubt the same thing will happen in music, because of the other factors (fat cat music companies and the Recording Industry Ass. of America).
All service providers face a dilemna in how to recover startup costs for any multi-tenant or consumer-facing service. Generally, the first in line get screwed, which is why I tend to wait for the "dust to settle", as it were.
Mr Sanders, your article was thoughtful and logical, even if I doubt the long-term prospects of buffet-style digitial media for reasons beyond the discussion of your article.
It already does more than it fucking should (I mean, it's a phone, damn it!), and now we have to fuck things up by getting God involved.
Why aren't there more porn stars in that area, so he can bless all of their "working" implements? Who says God has a sense of humor (tough to have when you don't exist)?
It's pretty clear she was guilty of prostituition...sex for money (albeit promised future money). Not sure how she's avoiding anything on this, given the disdain that China and most countries have for the second oldest profession (the first profession can't be prostitution...how would the guy pay for it?).
Mines the one with "Have sex, will provide fame/fortune" on the back...
"When will these idiots realise that shooting the messenger does not solve the problem. Or for that matter, that one download != one lost sale. These idiots are whining about money that doesn't even exist."
Don't disagree about the one download not equalling a lost sale, but not for the reasons to state later in your post. It's astounding to me that none of these artists realize that they can't produce complete, utter shit-music and fool people into buying it blindly. That business model is dead and gone, and God bless Shawn Fanning for killing it.
Whining that you don't have the money to spend isn't the right tactic. This is about the quality of the product. It's really the main reason I've been almost exclusively buying the "Best Of" CDs for the last 15 years. At least I can look at the CD and know I'm getting 80% of the songs I want.
Like most things, the answer lies somewhere in the middle and, with modern music vs. the freetards, there is plenty of blame to go all the way around. Personally, I would start with these corrupt record companies that force artists to sign away their life, with the hope of earning their living off just concert proceeds and t-shirt sales. That's the worst part of this whole travesty that few want to talk about, Bono included.
"Importantly, Google's Chrome browser has also been doing a stellar turn since Mountain View - finally - pumped out a beta version for Mac fans."
How can this statement even be anything more than coincidence? It's not like Mac users make up such a HUGE percentage of computer users.
Also, not that important to support Mac users, for those scoring at home.
Apparently not all of us know what you imply. I seem to remember some tards handing a Nobel "Peace" Prize to BHO for four days worth of work, which resulted in a "fantastic" decision to send 30k more troops.
Terrorists are certainly smarter than this. They certainly don't have to worry about the political bullshit, just making sure not to piss someone off who might kill first and ask questions later. If we want to defeat Terrorism, we should send Lobbyists to keep them in continual paralysis like the rest of the world deals with.
Having years of personal experience with Riverbed and other vendors in the space, I can't believe they're still trying to make the outrageous and unfounded claims of bandwidth and latency savings that they are. They might as well claim to accelerate the speed of light while their at it.
Riverbed has been pretty lost for the last two years since no one decided to buy them, which was all they were hoping for in the beginning. Epic fail.
Rather than choosing a purchase that would truly scare Cisco (i.e. Juniper) or a purchase that would prove really useful (Brocade), HP instead decided to purchase the cheapest option available. At least they're consistent, though no one should get an award for being so consistently cheap.
I wonder whether the combined HP and 3Com will be named Chisco?
Only one Internet phenomenon can possible describe this...You Fail.
Maybe I've lost count of how many viruses target the OS, but I thought that the VAST majority of viruses target specific applications like Office. I have no doubt that there's a large number that still apply, but not 80% applying to a fresh OS install.
This really smacks of searching for a stat to justify a POV rather than developing a POV based on overwhelming statistical data.
If software were purely static and never required modifications after the sale, I would agree. Renewable agreements like annual upgrades really become a support contract that the consumer agrees to for on-going support of the software (which in and of itself still can be moronic, albeit not oxymoronic).
About that Coat 2.0...
The only thing game changing about this transaction is that HP Enterprise Services (formerly EDS) will no longer provide IT services to Xerox. There really isn't anything revolutionary about a printing company offering IT outsourcing (just ask Mark Hurd).
Yet another example of "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."
"There's a huge opportunity here for someone to create a "Adult Fed Finder" app though- so that government drones can find someone to hook up with; someone like them who truly understands what it's like working for the world's largest bureaucracy - someone to love and poke."
The Feds get this for free today. It's paid for and handled by the various Lobbies.
I'd point out my coat, but it's loaded with hush money.
When folks in Colorado learn to count about 50 and can provide a substantial sample size (say 10000 shower heads), then maybe there will be a trend. Why the fuck would anyone only sample 50 specimens for an study to draw conclusions about the billions of showers in use every day?
Scientists everywhere should be ashamed.
I'm sure Cobain gives less than a shit in his worm farm, but it's really only his bandmates and family that stand to be hurt. If they can't deal with his death after all this time, DON'T SIGN AWAY RIGHTS of any kind. His bandmates need to talk with his wife (ahem) before they fuss at Activision.
Big, big FAIL...
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