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Submission + - Steve Jobs recommends Android for fans of porn (wired.com)

hansamurai writes: "After being asked about the App Store's recent ban on "sexy apps," Steve Jobs responded, "We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone. You know, there's a porn store for Android, you can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That's a place we don't want to go, so we're not going to go there." Apps such as Playboy's and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition are still available on the App Store, however, as they come from "more reputable companies.""

Comment INKJET printers are great! (Score 1) 970

They can also be very economical to run. You just have to refill them yourself. I buy my ink from inksupply.com (there are probably a dozen places on the internet to buy ink) and it costs me about $1.50 to refill a cartridge. I have had cartridges last for years. The trick is to refill them before they go completely dry.

Comment Re:We can safely conclude "ignorant" then :) (Score 1) 322

Although you have to give credit to their labels (tags) over folders, strong search capability, free IMAP/POP access, themeing and probably a bunch of other things forgotten.

Hmm, yeah, I’d forgotten the labels. That was innovative.

The integrated instant messaging was innovative, too, as far as I know.

The storage space was well ahead of its time. Other free e-mail providers have followed suit, but Gmail broke ground.

The main two things I admire about Gmail, though (and I’d forgotten one, until you mentioned it) are its spam handling and its mail search feature. Both are second-to-none.

Comment Lossy (Score 2, Insightful) 257

The participant asked why digital file formats (jpg, mpeg-3, mpeg-4, jpeg2000, and so on) can't allow the same degradation and remain viewable.

Because all of those are compressed, and take up a tiny fraction of the space that a faithful digital recording of the information on a film reel would take up. If you want lossless-level data integrity, use lossless formats for your masters.

Comment Re:Laughably Medieval (Score 1) 346

I agree. I was spanked as a child and I know I am better for it.

The difference is parents who use spanking as a form of discipline, and spanking as a way to release their anger, which should never be done. I remember being about ten years old, maybe younger, and knowing whether I was being punished because I had done something wrong or punished because I had made someone angry.

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