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Comment: Doesn't say that Facebook helped Israel directly. (Score 5, Insightful) 478

by Kifoth (#36709898) Attached to: Facebook Helps Israel Blacklist Air Travellers
The closest it comes to describing what happened is: Israel had tracked the activists on social media sites, compiled a blacklist of more than 300 names and asked airlines to keep those on the list off flights to Israel. and "These people announced on their Internet sites that they planned to come here and cause

disruptions, and told their friends."

Sounds like they bragged in public, using their own names. And nothing more.

It's shit like this, Slashdot...

Comment: Re:I don't know anyone who still downloads music.. (Score 1) 550

by Kifoth (#35471104) Attached to: Why We Should Buy Music In FLAC

Sure. I get the need to own music. I've personally never felt a sense of ownership for my mp3 collection in anything close to the way I felt ownership of my CD's.

My point related to downloading music. Digital 'won' over physical because of convenience; and streaming (with offline caching) is far more convenient than downloading. It's just 'there' with zero wait.

Also, Spotify premium streams at 320kbps. AFAIK FM is 96kbps?

Comment: Steve Jobs' opinion... (Score 1) 764

by Kifoth (#33084520) Attached to: To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'
FTA: "Microsoft's partners would be focusing on delivering devices with detachable keyboards and stylus input."

We already know what Steve Jobs thinks of this:

""It's too slow. If you need a stylus you have already failed."

He notes that Microsoft's version of the Tablet PC had the battery life, weight, and expense of a PC. "But the minute you throw a stylus out, and you have the precision of a finger, you can't use a PC OS. You have to create it from scratch.""

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra