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Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 5, Insightful) 579

how is apple able to upgrade their phones for like 5 years and Scamsung, LG and HTC cannot?

Apple is comparatively disciplined, releasing about one new phone a year, and hardware and software are under their full control.

Together, the others release dozens, and different companies share different responsibilities. Nice for consumer choice, but not so nice for support, since nobody wants to maintain a software stack nor wrestle with the politics involved in updating so many different devices.

Comment: Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin? (Score 5, Insightful) 144

by Black.Shuck (#48627057) Attached to: Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

...let's see:

Strictly speaking, Ripple isn't the name of the digital currency

So it's not actually a real competitor to Bitcoin. How about a look at the Wikipedia page:

It is not recommended for a user to grant trust to other parties unless the user fully understands the ramifications.

It is not recommended for a user to allow rippling unless they fully understand the ramifications.

At best, it's not competing with BC in the first place, and at worst it sounds too complex for consumers to get their heads around.

So I guess the answer to the original question is a resounding "no", but Betterage could have told you that.

Comment: Perhaps the iWatch market is the iPod market? (Score 4, Interesting) 730

by Black.Shuck (#47864713) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

In a few iterations the Apple Watch will be untethered from the phone, have decent storage, and a slimmer form-factor than the monstrosity that was unveiled today.

In a world of tablets, smartphones and smartwatches, dedicated music-players are starting to look rather "quaint".

Comment: The next generation of MIT? (Score 1) 110

There's another MIT headline further down the front-page: "MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures"

I'm guessing timothy copy-pasted that headline then deleted everything except the first few characters, but forgot to zap the apostrophe. All to save himself the arduous task of typing "MIT".

Well, I'm just speculating, of course.

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