3365 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
Intel sells software solutions now?
I'm sure Intel must be right. Apple is obviously going the wrong way about this. How else to explain the lack of success of their App Store?
I won't address the other points, but as for 2., not a chance.
Unfortunately, in order to have a shape that thin, you need to have battery packs that are spread all over the place. If you put all of them in a single convenient-to-remove block, it will overheat.
Simply speaking, it is not physically possible with the current technology to have a removable battery without massively reducing the battery life. Or having it catch fire.
Unless the policy covers loss of privacy in so many terms, it was not drawn to cover this.
I would say this was completely justified, if the MacBook Air had had a DVD reader...
The idea that you need a "pro" model to watch a DVD is a bit surprising to me (though I admit I have been buying "pro" models for a while already, so it does not affect me anyway).
Reawaken cryogenically frozen people? Why?
If humanity manages to extend its lifespan, we will soon run out of place on earth. Why should we make the problem worse by reanimating the icicles?
What's this altruism thing you're talking about? Let'em melt, I say!
Missed my point, I think. The point was, Google is getting better all the time because of the competition. So it is good that there is competition.
If we win, they lose?
Care to compare the smartphone offer from say, four years ago with now? I'd say we are getting more, and for less.
And Google might have a quasi monopoly on search; but that is because they are working hard to keep it. If the current Bing had existed 10 years ago, it would have kicked the ass of the then Google search engine. I don't mind having people working overclock to let me find stuff on the web more easily.
Too complicated for twats
Next thing, you'll be saying they can use this HTML programming language thingy.
Freeing up resources
This count as a good thing to me.
Extradited for questioning?
I did not know that this was possible. You live and learn.
I will still laugh very loudly if after all that circus, he™ is found guilty of minor sexual assault, and given six months with probation.
Monikers like AntiSec and Anonymous are quickly becoming nonsensical, as they seem to be taken up by groups with widely different agendas.
...At least, when every Muslims terrorist group in the planet are claiming to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda, you know that they are all fighting the US.
That is beer money, now, that is!
Can the patent holders appeal a ruling for their side?
But there's nothing so lonesome, so morbid or drear...
Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer!
After the iPhone without the phone, the iPod with a phone?
What is next, a iPad nano, so that you can make phone calss with it?
As computer crimes go, this is the Apple-stealing kind (heh).
If I was the people at Apple, I would ask for a dollar in symbolic damages. What do they have to gain in asking for more? Or rather, like the guy who sold white iPhones, it will be settled for an undisclosed amount, under condition that he keeps his mouth shut about the fact they did not make him sell his organs in reparation.
If iOS developers can make money with AdMob, Apple is way more open with what they allow on their products than I thought...
This nothing at all to do whatsoever with demand and supply. No Sir!
Not enough for me
You have to take into account the fact you are not going to find a proper job for the rest of your life... But maybe I am just too greedy.
God bless the patent system
Can you imagine that, without the whole patent system, these wonderful innovations would never have been invented, since without patent protection it would not have been worth it to research them?
Mine's the one with the biography of Edison in the pocket.
The sentence should OF ended with a period, not a comma.
It was doing so well... But now that they have allied with Microsoft, they are obviously doomed.
Is this why we still have no news of the leaks about that US bank?
Sorry for being impatient. They made the announcement over six months ago that it would be revealed Soon™.
What the heck?
Is the point just to try to get as much money as possible or what?
A fee of $185'000 is NOTHING. There are thousands of companies that can easily shell out the money. If this goes through, you can expect a land grab of epic proportions, bringing domain squatting to a new level. What is the point?
Mathematics are based on belief, after all
In order to do anything serious with Mathematics, you have to believe the Axiom of Choice.
...And then, if you apply your results to the Real World™, you have to believe that Mathematics are related to said Real World. This is very far from proven.
During the last days in office of the previous President, GWB or GBH or GHB or something, The Onion frequently reported his death in a freak accident.
Nice business you've got here
Would be a shame if you had to go bankrupt fighting our lawyers, now wouldn't it?
See, there is the easy way, and there is the hard way...
I miss the grenade.
Goes to show that sometimes, there is no such thing as "good enough security".
Though, really, passwords? Which implies they were stored unhashed? Maybe I'm just nitpicking. After all, with the data they had, Gannet probably thought the lock of the safe was unbreakable anyway.
So how exactly is Google making money?
On a system it is giving away for free?
Yeah, but giraffes can clean their own ears with their tongue
Try to top that, thick-foreheaded Glaswegian precursor!
Do not let this go!
On the other side of the pond, hidden fees are the rule, not the exception. Do not let this happen to you!
E.g. if you buy a $20 plan for your cell phone, you find out eventually that with "monthly connection charge", "emergency phone numbers charge", "just-because-we-can charge", and sales taxes, you will actually pay $40.
This is not planned obsolescence
Planned obsolescence is making sure the thing does not work after a short period.
...Unless you are one of those people who think their gadget only works properly if it is the most shiny around.
Google probably would have to discriminate their own services
In order not to show them in first search results...
Until we get a similar study for not-bumped-in-the-head-people
Does Groupon have a lock-in?
We all know that Facebook has a lock-in. Everybody is already on it, and unless you convince all your friends to move to a competitor, you have to keep using it (assuming you want a social network, natch).
But even assuming the business model of Groupon works, what stops a competitor from offering the exact same service? What would stop small business to go to that competitor? Or consumers?
Look, I like Apple, and I love Google, really. And I have shares in both.
But this is pure blackmail from their part. "Look at the big pile of money! You need money, don't you? You can have, say... 5% of it, right away! Or wait forever. Your choice..."
Buy our stuff! As expensive as the other one, except nobody is writing apps for it! Be the loser among your friends!
Seriously, if they cannot make it cheaper, I don't see how they can get any market traction. Whatever the virtues of their stuff, it is not going to make people forget about the App Store™.
You should totally hear the whooshing sound of a moon passing merely 10000km away. And Zarathustra, you should hear Zarathustra, too.
Wow – a bribe in an arms deal?
Who would've thunk?
Making it not free to publish
Heh. I remember Bill Gates also said once that the solution to spam was to make email cost something. THAT did not happen for sure!
That said, I could tentatively agree that publishing a book should not be something you want to do twenty times a day, so a small charge could be justified.
This could however be an interesting experiment: How long before we get software that is able to write a new "original" book from random bits of story? After all Barbara Cartland was able to write 23 "novels" in one year using this method.
Why oh why?
Why why why was this patent accepted? Yeah, I know: the USPTO does not give a shit, because the more crap patents they accept, the more their job is secure. Let the courts deal with invalidating them. Lawyers earn money, and everybody is happy. Erm.
Microsoft can be a winner...
If they think fast and act quickly. In other words: forget it. The last time MS displayed this kind of ability was when it created IE double quick and put it on Win95; which for the better or worse gave them a leading position on the browser market for almost a decade.
Is there ANYBODY who can tell me what the windows user icon represents??
Sounds poisonous to me. I want Phosphorus-free salt, thankyouverymuch!
The one with the periodic table in the pocket, thanks
Re: "XXXX, your friends are missing you"
1) Create a throwaway free mail address (I suggest Hotmail)
2) Set it as your contact address in Facebook
3) Remove your real address from Facebook
4) Delete your Facebook account
5) Forget the password of the throwaway mail address
THEN, you can be free, finally.
What is this icon supposed to represent? Please somebody enlighten me.
What do you expect?
When you bring together so many people of low morality...
I will boycott
Well, I would not have bought it anyway, but...
I am surprised they are not going the Farmville way, and letting you BUY more efficient weapons once you have the game.
...And after six months, new weapons are added, even more efficient. KA-CHING!
Great Britain is in peril! Useful Royal Navy sees budgets reduced to pay for expensive European junk planes for the useless Royal Air Force!
iCloud did not register their trademark
So I think they are going to lose, period. In fact, even if they had registered their trademark, they would lose it now for not having enforced it during all these years. As far as I understand, that is how Trademark law works.
I have on average 15 CDs of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Chopin, Mahler, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Rossini, Schubert, Verdi... Those are just the main ones. Classical music adds up fast.
With about 20 GB of music on my computer, I am not sure I want to have all my music on my iPhone... And I might be wrong, but I do not think that my collection is very large.
I believe that any new entrant on the tablet market should have to realize they have to make it either cheaper or better than the iPad. Better is quite difficult considering the quantity of apps for the iPad, and that its design is mostly satisfactory. So make it CHEAPER. Remember that Toyota made a loss on every Prius sold for the first few years.