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Comment: Re:Just give us a name (Score 3, Insightful) 1204

by Neurotic Nomad (#31992796) Attached to: Police Seize Computers From Gizmodo Editor

Then I suggest you find the inconsistancies.

I prefer it the way it is: The police are investigating inconsistencies.

Finally, would your response be the same if this was Microsoft?

Yes. If someone found a super-secret XBox Phone on the floor of a bar disguised as a regular SideKick and took it home, took off it's disguise, discovered it was a super-secret prototype, called MS tech support in a paper-thin-CYA move, then sold it to Gizmodo... I would feel the exact same way I do now. Especially if they found (and kept!!) the name and work information of the actual owner of the phone on it

Comment: Re:Just give us a name (Score 1) 1204

by Neurotic Nomad (#31992084) Attached to: Police Seize Computers From Gizmodo Editor

There are actually quite a few stories on Gizmodo about this entire chain of events and I would invite you to read them.

We should all take their word for it. After all, they have no reason to fudge the timeline, leave out details/damaging correspondence, or even make the whole thing up.

If anything this is going to come squarely back on Apple for filing a false police report.

Link to the report, please... or are you a.s.s.u.m.i.n.g.?

Apple

+ - Apple releases the A4 CPU->

Submitted by Neurotic Nomad
Neurotic Nomad (1222606) writes "Paul Miller at Engadget writes: "Look out Intel and friends, Apple is using its own P.A. Semi technology for a custom 1GHz "Apple A4" chip in the iPad. Apple claims to get 10 hours of battery life out of this sucker, along with a month of standby.""
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Comment: ITunes LP in it's current form is a placeholder. (Score 1) 306

by Neurotic Nomad (#29734813) Attached to: Why Won't Apple Sell Your iTunes LPs?
I have a feeling that, like 5th Generation iPod app downloads, this is just a small-scale test. Apple loves beta testing in the marketplace. When the Mighty Mouse came out, everyone just assumed it was arrogance that kept Apple from putting 2-physical buttons on it, but the actual reason was to perform a real-world test of multi-touch. When Apple added multi-finger gestures to the trackpads everyone called it a gimmick, but it was actually an unrecognized real-world debugging of future iPhone gestures. My take is that iTunes LP is a test of the format for the unnamed "iProd". When iProd 1,0 comes out I expect the LP format to have a few additions to the bundle, but also for current bundles to be backward compatible. This would be consistent with Apple's M.O. I also expect iLife '10 to introduce the format to the masses. If unofficial versions of iTLPs are made and traded, then that plays right into Apple's hand. If the Apple-designed bundle becomes standard, then that keeps any bundle with proprietary components from leveraging power over Apple's hardware designs. (cough, Adobe, cough, Microsoft, cough.)

Comment: Mac users also use freeware. (Score 1) 283

by Neurotic Nomad (#26335451) Attached to: Why Game Developers Should Support OS X and Linux
For archiving, I just right-click and choose "Compress [Foldername]." For unarchiving The Unarchiver. My workflow is different from my years of WinZip, but only slightly.

For FTP/SFTP there's Cyberduck for free, but I paid for Transmit. I was a WS-FTP user for years and love the 2-pane view.

And as you said, TextWrangler for text editing.

Comment: Touch !=Multi-touch. (Score 1) 371

by Neurotic Nomad (#26165935) Attached to: Jobs Not Giving This Year's Macworld Keynote
Touch !=Multi-touch.

When the Slashdot crowd can't make the distinction, what chance does Joe Consumer?

The difference between a touchscreen and multitouch screen is what make the iPhone's (once-)unique method of implementing its OS features possible.

You may think that "touch is touch is touch, it's all the same" (Not YOU in particular, as I don't know you or what you think, but you the straw-man I'm railing against), but a swipe gesture with a finger is not the same as a swipe gesture with a stylus, no matter what your Slashdot reading self may think.

Because of the iPhone, the method of interacting with the feature-set of one's smartphone has changed on all phones.

Apple's total method has defined the rules of multi-touch Phone UI, and Apple defined having a multi-touch capable screen as what it is to BE a "touch screen phone".

If Joe Consumer hears "touch-screen", it better do what the iPhone's screen does.

Comment: Re:Why "N word"? (Score 1) 437

by Neurotic Nomad (#26082697) Attached to: iPhone App Pricing Limits Developers

You're fine with "gook", "kraut" and "haji" but can't bring yourself to say "nigger"?

Don't get me wrong. I think racism is despicable, but surely referencing the term like that shouldn't offend anyone.

Excellent question.

Answer: That one hits too close to home for me to use.

I'm not black, but I grew up in the racist south. It stings. I didn't type it because I didn't want to offend me.

Apparently, I'm either thoughtless or callous enough to not care if I offended others - or worse, I fell victim to the /. mindset that this is an all_U.S._all_white_all_male group.

Mea Culpa. I am an assface.

The use of anthropomorphic terminology when dealing with computing systems is a symptom of professional immaturity. -- Edsger Dijkstra

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