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Comment Re:Say it aint so... (Score 1) 606

That's right. Usability is the standard. Everyone can say whatever they want, but Apple is making huge profits with no real competition, because all the other hardware/software makers are still competing with eachother for more and more "features" hidden behind countless amounts of sub-menu's.

Comment Data redistribution? (Score 1) 109

Too bad they don't tell more details. Their software can withstand lots of problems: network partitions, data center outages, failing routers, etc. This time, a new piece of of algorithm apparently did not do a very good job at redistributing data at the time of the data center failure. I'd like to know what it tried to do? Did it try to push too much data to one single location, causing that location to become unresponsive, in turn causing it to start redistributing data as well? I'm glad they didn't loose my email. But I think now is a good time to start making backups using IMAP.

Comment Re:+5 informative (Score 1) 189

But who will do this cracking? Not the average Joe. And more important, will future hardware be more restrictive and a requirement to consume DRMed media? Of course there will always be crackers, but not everyone is willing to go through all the trouble. The popularity of the iTunes store proves that statement. And with that, DRM is at least for a large part effective.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)