Re: A grand for a phone
Yes, it is, when we say 'phone' nowadays we mean all of that.
741 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010
Yes, it is, when we say 'phone' nowadays we mean all of that.
But the point is that is it always someone's else fault
Funny thing to say about an anarchist, not that being an anarchist makes a lot of sense.
But, of course, I know that among political fans the most common definition of fascist is:
fascist: adj. someone who dares to disagree with me.
And it certainly takes a huge political fan to pretend to like such a boring movie.
On the other hand the 'authoritative source' is a Bloomberg anal-yst
All these people,thinking of themselves as smart enough to discuss metaphysics and yet they don't seem to notice they are posting on April the first.
"they could reopen the door to SCO..."
Not at all, since it was ruled that Novell owned the copyrights.
Unless, of course, whoever owns Novell nowadays wants to do it.
"And I would like to see what FSF would do is someone makes a phone OS that copies everything from Linux but it's not Linux...."
Nothing, as the FSF have nothing whatsover to do with Linux.
Not that your example makes any sense anyway, since Linux is Unix inspired.
"That's a bad thing how exactly?"
They get out of bed waaaaaay too early
Gliders don't fly, they simply fall with style
If I remember the story right, they were the only ones making the drug because there wasn't enough of a market for it for generic drug makers to bother producing it.
In this case patents didn't have anything to do with the monopoly.
What makes you think we are Intel's, or AMD's, support department to demand an answer?
"I'm not too sure I'm a poitical nut,"
You bring political shit into a completely unrelated thread and you are still not sure?
Actually, I don't know why I am bothering to act surprised, it's not like self awareness is something political nuts excel at.
Now that you mention it, the way political nuts like you exchange insults does remind me of apes throwing shit at each other.
There where cars in space decades before that, somewhere in a little planet called Earth
Hmmmm.... I wonder how many millions were given to Trump and his minions by Tesla?
Hey! This is great, the 'Hmmmm' does make me sound smart, doesn't it?
What makes you think that architects aren't treated like that?
Actually, I have twice the misfortune of being neighbour to an architect remodeling his home. You would think that, being architects, they would have the knowledge and the experience to plan everyting in advance.
You would be wrong, it was more like coming one day to tell the workers what to do and coming back the following day to tell to tear it down and do something else.
why would they recompile all of user space to make the kernel use a separate virtual address space?
"It's a bit like ..."
What you are doing is a lot like blaming a mugging victim for not knowing karate.
"Why not teach children from an early age what they can and cannot do? "
Do you want to guess how I learned it is a bad idea to put your fingers in an electrical socket or that using the clothes to climb up a closet gets you to the floor real fast or that it is better not to drink from the bottles your mother uses to clean the house?
Thing is I survived childhood by pure luck, despite having caring parents, it's no wonder houses get child proofed nowadays.
And there is still many an ocassion to say 'no' to children if the parents want to educate them.
Considering how much The Register uses Linus' outburst as click bait they should go and ask him about porting the Linux Kernel to Java.
"If you want to be disdainful about Apple users"
Me? Why would I want to do that? After all I have a MacBook Air.
Actually, I have barely used it in years and I should probably put it up for sale at eBay but why would I be disdainful about myself?
By the way, have you read what you wrote? I doesn't look like it, but if you do you will notice that in the first one you said that Apple users don't lord it, that it was all our imagination, but in the following ones you openly admit it.
And yet, despite your 180 degree turn around you still go around lording it over us.
And that's the attitude that makes you laughable, if every Apple owner was like me nobody would bother.
Werdsmith, you defenitely need to get out more.
For example, I have a friend, who I love dearly as she is one of the most charming people you could ever hope to meet, but when someone metions a problem with their computers she automatically says in an annoying tone: "that doesn't happen with my mac"
But really, don't take my word for it, check this comment by Lotaresco, in which he says that the only reason people don't buy mac kit is because they can't afford it.
And he doesn't think twice about posting it in a tech forum where, more often than not, people earn good salaries. It was so stupid I couldn't avoid remembering it.
So, you had never noticed? That's what happens when you live within the reality distorsion field.
"I don’t understand"
It is actually very simple, there is a big subset of Apple owners who like to lord it over those who don't have and don't want any Apple kit.
"EU and national governments are united in the belief that their primary purpose is the crusade against climate change"
No, not really, but they have certainly been united into importing a little oil as possible.
In case you haven't noticed those imports are expensive, sure they may just seem like a billion here a billion there, but pretty soon they begin to add up to real money.
It's great that Oracle has done this, after all receiving a mail from Google with the data of where you were last month is too subtle for most people.
Although I have to admit, that the first time I got it I was kind of disappointed that it didn't really tracked me that well.
"For example, it's used by criminal sites for ad fraud, generating fake clicks without the user being aware of it. This hits Google's bottom line."
Making a crack down on ad fraud sound nefarious must have taken real effort.
Not really, why do you think The Register allows up/down voting comments?
"He did call security researchers 'masturbating monkeys'."
And then you add a link in which he doesn't call security researchers 'marturbating monkeys'.
Actually, the link itself show who he is calling that but, of course, reading that much is too much effort.
Somehow I think you are not using the same definition of 'revenue' as the rest of the world.
"they sent Europe (and eventually and rather later England)"
Yeah, it's amazing how, with the technology of the time, they could get to Oceania, or wherever England happens to be.
"find out what your customers want before trying to sell it"
That's how the Ford Edsel was designed.
So, you like company in your misery.
Well, if it makes you feel better.
"LibreOffice provides maybe 80% of the same features & quality for free"
Sure, and I use it myself exclusively, but for most people the one feature they care about is format compatibilty and LO is not there yet, maybe almost good enough, but not quite.
The perpetual license is going to be so expensive, they want us into 365 after all, that they need to start early with the hype.
" I only use my car to drive to the corner shop and pick up the fags and beer"
Have you ever heard of a new invention called 'walking'?
Wow! The abuse you got on those lists must have been something to behold if it makes you post obsessively about it years after.
Could you please post a link to one of those so we can take a look at it?
Don't worry, they haven't. If KDE 4 was a couple steps below 3, KDE 5 is like they went to the cellar and started digging.
A few years ago, with version 4, the KDE developers decided that they way we had been using our desktop was primitive and went on to create something better. A desktop that wouldn't let you have documents or icons in it.
Pretty much nobody liked the idea, so they allowed you to configure the desktop as being a 'folder view' and it would work as expected.
I guess Kubuntu is now using that setting as the default one.
Except that women also get kidney stones and they say it's more painful than childbirth
Sure, because no thread is done until a political nut turns it into political shit.
"Just like Microsoft have now overtaken AWS in cloud revenue"
So, it's no longer just Apple fans gloating about being overcharged, MS fans are getting into it too.
I have a the vibrating steering wheel and, no, you don't confuse it.
You only think you are joking.
In the US studies have shown that shortly after they retire, nearly four of five NFL players are bankrupt or under financial stress. Joblessness and divorce are the main reasons. It’s marginally better in the National Basketball Association, where after retirement nearly two of three players are broke within five years.
And that includes players who made tens of millions while playing.
You read this kind of stories and it sound like Google have some kind of almost magican machine that knows all about us.
But then let's look about how it works in real life*. These are real life examples.
So I hear about how they can make real diamonds in labs, I spend some time looking it up just out of curiosity, for a couple of months I get diamonds ads while browsing.
I put up a teleobjective up for sale at Amazon's sellers market, for a couple of months a get Amazon ads for camara lenses.
I put some old stuff up for sale at eBay, while I am writing these I get an eBay ad showing articles up for sale, some of them my own.
Really, it's all so incompetent I can't buy the Google, or Facebook, all knowing stance, the main reason Google don't tell about their technology is because they are conning advertisiers into thinking they have it.
*Yes, yes, I KNOW! those of you with mad 1337 skills use ad blockers and don't know what I am talking about.
"And we don't."
But then you voted for Brexit, pretty much the same mindset.
Except it was exhaustion that killed the religion wars, when Felipe II of Spain asked parlament for more money for the wars he was told "If they want to go to hell let them"
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