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Comment: Re:we don't know what happened AT ALL (Score 1) 573

by Karlt1 (#46761757) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

Maybe you're thinking of Apple's "goto fail" SSL exploit where we really don't know who or what or when and probably never will because it's not likely Apple is going to release their RCS logs.

Well we know the when and we know the what .

Comment: Re:Useless outside of the USA (Score 1) 88

by Karlt1 (#46651659) Attached to: Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

I have not found this answer yet (have not tried too hard, though): can it mount nfs and smb shares and play back from NAS; or is this 'streaming (from wan) only'?

if its streaming only, then I have 0 interest in this. streaming is nice but the must-have is to be able to properly mount and play smb and nfs content and also not care about how the content was encoded (some hardware playback devices only play certain settings-enabled content; if the encoder was using 'odd' parameters, quite a lot of hardware players will have problems).

if this can fully replace my win7 box or linux box using vlc, that's great. to play amazon prime HD, an atom cpu is not going to cut it (I get lots of pauses) and a core 2 duo is the very minimum to play HD over amazon; and even then, the laptop fan spins very loud during playback.

a nice fanless hardware player would be welcome but only if it can fully replace my software based player.

No, but it does support Plex. Install the Plex Server on your computer and it will automatically transcode your library on the fly to a format that any supported device supports. It also automatically finds meta-data.

Comment: Re: Rent-seeking? (Score 2, Informative) 150

If not it would look like monopoly abuse, using their dominant position to cut margins to levels others couldn't sustain and paying for exclusive access to customers.

Response 1: What monopoly?
Response 2: You mean how Google uses it's monopoly on search to fund Android and give it away for free - reducing the margin to 0?

Comment: Re:Can Apple be Far Behind? (Score 1) 194

by Karlt1 (#46440567) Attached to: Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

It should certainly be possible to put that in a MacBook Air to allow it to run iOS 7 and onward, so we can have both low power tablet and high power OSX in one small package.

There is no need to have an A7 in the Macbook Air to run iOS apps.

There is already a fully functional version of iOS 7 that runs on x86 based Macs and there has been since the app store was introduced. In fact I doubt that there is a single app in existence for iOS that hasn't at one point been run natively on an x86 based Mac.

When a developer runs an iOS app on the iPhone simulator for the Mac, they are not running on an emulator, the app is compiled as an x86 binary and linked against an x86 build of the iOS libraries.

Comment: Re:Google more restrictive than Microsoft (Score 5, Insightful) 194

by Karlt1 (#46440535) Attached to: Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

The one that wrote the article either has no clue what he was writing about or he's getting paid to be dumb. Basically, you want to use Google's services? You gotta do it the way *they* want you to do it. It's their services and their terms.

" if Google did not act, we faced a Draconian future, a future where one man, one company, one device, one carrier would be our only choice. So if you believe in openness, if you believe in choice, if you believe in innovation from everyone, then welcome to Android. Now letâ(TM)s get started.â

Andy Rubin......

Comment: Re: This sounds like accidents waiting to happen (Score 1) 264

by Karlt1 (#46392077) Attached to: Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

Now frankly, as a stockholder, I'd prefer that he'd work on getting Apple's diminishing marketshare issues resolved first before the Jobs Reality Distortion Effect finally wears off before spending time on green issues otherwise the green issues are kinda moot... but that's just me.

Right because chasing market share by lowering prices has worked so well for PC makers and Android manufacturers.

Comment: Re:Isn't there, though? (Score 1) 179

by Karlt1 (#46372933) Attached to: Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

And then they turned their phone off. Do you expect Firefox to still be refreshing your tabs while your computer is powered off and dismantled?

They may have turned their phone off, but that doesn't mean that they turned off their iPod Touch, iPad, or Mac that are all capable of receiving iMessages.

Comment: Re:I thought this had been settled long ago. (Score 1) 491

by Karlt1 (#46348155) Attached to: Do We Really Have a Shortage of STEM Workers?

Mod parent up!

This is exactly what is going on. There isn't a shortage of STEM workers at all. There is a shortage of STEM workers willing to work for minimum wage. What companies want is H1-B factories. Cheap foreign labor. I don't know who will buy their products when nobody has a high enough paying job to afford them though.

I see hundreds of listings in the area where I live for qualified developers with a salary between $80 - $105,000, I've personally never had to look for more than two weeks to find another job. No it's not in California and the cost of living is not that high here.

We are Microsoft. Unix is irrelevant. Openness is futile. Prepare to be assimilated.