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Comment: Re:The tortoise lays on its back (Score 1) 457

by Imazalil (#48924279) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

iPhones have been iTunes free for what five years now or close to it? Let me repeat this, one does not need iTunes to use an iPhone, this has not been the case for a very long time.

You can also use plenty of other programs, winamp included, for managing music if you so desire.

Does viewing your 1080p movie on the Note 4 (or a good number of new phones) with a resolution of 2560x1440 at 1-to-1 pixel ration provide a better experience? essentially using a little more than half the screen? What's special about an mkv file?

Comment: Re:Cognitive Dissonance (Score 1) 324

by Imazalil (#48870547) Attached to: What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

If I go to a bar, take out my phone and start taking photos of other patrons as I'm walking around you bet people will get in my face. Most people would certainly call me an asshole. I could even just be holding a completely-powered-down phone while doing this and people would still have a problem.

If I am in the same bar taking photos of my fancy girly drink or my friends no one will care. People will notice, but not care.

So, people don't have a problem with cameras, they have a problem with cameras in their face. Google glass falls into the 'in your face' category.

PS - Yes, everyone does know that there are security cameras everywhere.

Comment: Re:When will mobile "progresss" slow for fixes? (Score 1) 629

by Imazalil (#48795919) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

I know you weren't speaking about 4.3 specifically, but it's only 1.5 years old. Even younger if you include the time it took to get the update pushed out to actual users.

Two years is the general acceptable update limit as it lines up nicely when a large chunk of the population in North America renews their phone contracts and gets new phones. This instance falls quite short of it though.

Comment: Not so fast. (Score 1) 629

by Imazalil (#48795795) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

Everyone brings this line of reasoning out, and yes it makes some sense. But the thing is, Google knew full well from the get-go this would be the situation with Android, and they did absolutely nothing to prevent it.

In other word, "I bet Samsung will do a great job keeping their low-and-mid-range Android phones up-to-date" said no one ever at Google.

Comment: Re:Another blaming of the victims (Striesand Effec (Score 2) 512

by Imazalil (#48767491) Attached to: Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack

If that was half-way true then Europe would now be a war-ravaged waste land after 44-odd million Muslims living in Europe took to arms over the Danish cartoon published years ago.

Oh, you mean that didn't happen. It's as if someone is not interpreting what they are reading correctly. hmm.

Comment: Re:Streisand Effect and Mohammad cartoons (Score 0, Flamebait) 512

by Imazalil (#48767433) Attached to: Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack

Ahh, the olde everything is black and white world view. Congratulations, you've been pre-approved for membership in Al-Quaeda, ISIS, a few dozen crazy Christian cults, and a mid level management position in the US government branch of your choice.

Comment: I believe you are looking for "parking" (Score 1) 124

by Imazalil (#48747279) Attached to: Toyota Opens Patents On Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

I believe you are looking for something called "parking" which happens usually for an excess of 15 minutes. Yes, obviously, charging stations would need to be installed, but that is pretty trivial.

Fully agree that the North American power grid (really, world wide) is nowhere near ready for that much extra demand, and will probably be the biggest obstacle in going full electric. But hey, by the time it's ready, we're bound to have wireless charging concrete/asphalt.

Comment: it's how benigh programming gets carried out (Score 1) 417

by Imazalil (#48566235) Attached to: AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

The robot apocalypse will probably be something like streetcleaning robots running their programming to keep streets clean and seeing us humans as a source of trash and getting rid of us. Or drone delivery services deciding that the fastest way between point A & B is straight through a building instead of navigating around it.

Or some cummelative combination of all, if enough networked robots/things start talking and noticing that we humans are the source of all their trouble - dirtying up streets, causing traffic, etc etc - then they might decide that their job would be much easier without us.

Comment: Re:Only in America... (Score 1) 71

by Imazalil (#48566097) Attached to: Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

Yes we ALL have pictures of the mightly Steve on our headboards. It's so big that I've been having a hard time making a spot for Tim Cook & Johny Ive's portraits.

The whole suit is about Apple overcharging for iPods, so yes, a basic requirement would be to have someone who was impacted by said supposed overcharging. I know that picture of Bill Gates or maybe Larry Page over your bed is really distracting, but does that not make sense? The judge did make the right call to allow someone else that was actually affected to step in so that the whole thing didn't have to start from beginning again.

Comment: Re: What? (Score 1) 71

by Imazalil (#48565987) Attached to: Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

You obviously haven't tried to price out a Vertu phone back in the day, or even today. Even the more down-to-earth Cowon players were always more expensive than Apple (in my neck of the woods).

BTW, your no-name player was $1.56 per gig, Apple's 'most expensive ever' was $1.62 per gig.

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