If you don't want to admit you already live in this world, it's fine by me. But please stop trying to pull the blanket over everyone's else eyes.
It's journalism of today - throw as many unsupported sensationalist statements out there as possible, try to induce fear, anger or any other emotions, any at all, because this is what sells the papers or gets views for the ads.
Wait, wait, wait. If they federate with some other service, why not federate it with XMPP networks? AFAIK TextSecure uses OTR or some variation of it. And if you make it talk to other xmpp servers out there it's not yet another messenger, it's a step towards future.
Yeah. MS does that - they lose huge market without hope of ever setting foot there again. But still, better to make it quick, then prolong the agony with Windows 8.
>> one that turns out to be the old-generation of the windows logo
Well, that is another modifier key, called super in nix type OSes. Quite handy, in fact, if you need to use a lot of keyboard shortcuts.
>> one that engages the right click on the mouse (why?)
That brings up a context menu, making keyboard-only navigation in many apps quite fast and convenient (eg. text processor, file manager
>> and one called Alt-Gr
That is a very useful key, that allows printing extra characters on standard 101 key keyboards. Quite a handful of EU languages use those on daily basis, not to mention people who know the difference between m-, n- dashes, minus-dash and are not afraid of using other typographic symbols.
But I guess you are one of those kids that think that keyboard could use less keys. I mean who uses all the function keys anyway, right? Then all the other keys, just leave the alphanumeric and you should be set.
Every single messenger is encrypted in the way BBM is encrypted. (at least I hope everyone's learned how to use SSL). The protocol is proprietary, that means there's going to be some hassle to implement OTR for it (you know, the only true encryption - end-to-end).
Exactly. Unfortunately this is tactics of sweeping the dirt under the rug. Shutting your eyes and pretending it's not happening. I don't understand why noone in their right mind thinks that hiding criminal activity reports will stop crime, but are sure that if we remove all child abuse pictures from the internet, then the problem will solve itself.
And that, kids, is what encryption is for.
Basically, digitizing them automatically extends the copyright, since it's "remastering", so good luck with that. Unless you can run across an original tape (yeah, good luck with that), you can't distribute the copies the sell on Amazon and iTunes.
Why pay once, when you can pay twice? I think it's time to sqeeze the balls of BBC and remind them who pays their bills and salaries.
Oh, don't worry, they'll just extend the copyright term as they did for Mickey or Beatles. I mean there is still money to be made.
Oh come on. The companies won't lose a dime in this. They will still make the contract and just make termination fee equal to the 2-year contract cost, so they'll still get the money. And it's only fair that they don't get to decide what the user does with his phone (he still pays for the damn thing).
This might come as a surprise, but in Europe we have unlocked subsidized phones. You are effectively locked in by the contract, no need to add overhead and inconvenience by locking down the phone. The company still gets the money in full, providing a long-term hidden loan bundled with service, exactly as planned. And users get to use local SIM cards when going abroad, without paying the extortionist roaming fees.
Locking down hardware is nothing more than an attempt at cash-grab by imposing extra inconveniences for the user (you still pay for the phone over the course of two years, except you still don't get to own it, great deal).
Apparently you haven't read the study itself. Which was conducted on mice genetically predisposed to cancer and that during the process control groups were changed so that results would better fit the theory of cancer-inducing GMO. Articles are being removed, because the study was a conducted with so many violations it's result cannot be trusted and since independent attempts to reproduce the results of the study, conducted thoroughly have not come to the same conclusions. But, please, go ahead and don't let facts get in your way of fear-mongering.
Visa PayWave is based on NFC, so, basically any phone with it will work, same for "one touch pairing".
"Burst fire" for cam is purely software feature.
Take a look at Nexus 4, then back at your G4, then again at Nexus 4, then look at the price of Nexus 4, then at the price of your G4, then go in the corner and wheep. On the way there you might buy an aftermarket Qi charging coil for your G4.