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Comment: Re: It's the OS, Stupid (Score 1) 251

by Karlt1 (#48180153) Attached to: Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

Since you want to nitpick, NO. You're wrong. It's based on BSD, which is neither Linux or UNIX.

Well since you want to nitpick, no you're wrong. "Unix" is a standard administered by the Open Group. OS X has been certified as a Unix OS by the Open Group. IOS is based on OS X which is Unix, so IOS is based on Unix.

Comment: Re: Web server for printing... (Score 5, Funny) 178

by Karlt1 (#48148065) Attached to: Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

even still, the only time anyone I knew personally printed anything from a mobile device was over 10 years ago and that was in an electronics store, printing goatse over bluetooth to a printer on display.

You've convince me! Your anecdotal experience is enough for me to believe that no one needs to print from mobile devices....

Comment: Re: I'm a vegetarian... (Score 1) 57

by Karlt1 (#48119803) Attached to: Flash IDE Can Now Reach Non-Flash Targets (Including Open Source)

That's funny because twenty years ago, people were saying exactly the same things about x86 processors.

Slashdot has a long sordid history with Flash.

Pre-Android: "Flash sucks. It's proprietary"

Post Android when Apple was denying Flash on iOS and Google and Adobe were praising how great Flash was on Android: "Flash is great!"

Adobe dumps support for Flash on Android: "Flash sucks. Its proprietary."

Comment: Re: This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (Score 2) 135

by Karlt1 (#48065789) Attached to: Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

That's a great solution! Why didn't Apple think of doing what Android does. I'm sure they could have just put a 1ghz+ ARM chip and 1GB of RAM in $399 device back in 2001.

I'm sure it would have also been very power efficient and fast to read and index the entire contents of an 80GB spinning hard drive with an 80Mhz processor. On top of that, just think how great it would have been trying to create a complicated playlist using the click wheel on an iPod.

Or were you thinking about using a separate app on your computer to create the playlist, sync the playlist to the MP3 player and then copy the files over using the file system?

I guess CmdrTaco was right, "less space than a Nomad, no wireless lame". It's no wonder that the ipod was such a failure....

Comment: Re: Apple did us a favor (Score 3, Interesting) 135

by Karlt1 (#48059617) Attached to: Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Apple finally had to support non DRM industry compatability to stay alive.

Apple supported DRM free music before any of the other stores sold DRM free music from the major labels.

Steve Jobs wrote "Thoughts on Music" where he publicly asked the labels to let Apple and all of the other companies sell DRM free music instead of licensing FairPlay (what the industry wanted) months before music stores start selling DRM free music.

Comment: Re: This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (Score 3, Insightful) 135

by Karlt1 (#48059533) Attached to: Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Ever noticed every MP3 player on the market can be plugged into your computer and you can browse the music files as if it were an external hard drive? With the sole exception of the iPod? The idiocy

So how do I have the same song in multiple playlist when the definition of a playlist on other players were "files in a folder"?

How do I create smart playlist?

Comment: Re: In other words... (Score 3, Insightful) 304

by Karlt1 (#48010309) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

In other words, iphone6 chose looks over function, a common design problem. Like it was said, looks like Jobs is sorely missed in Cupertino.

Right because.....

1. Jobs wa never known for engineering products for form over function with disastrous results -- i.e. the Apple ///, the Lisa, the Cube, etc.

2. That must be why Apple's profits, stock price, and volume have been down since Cook took over....

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