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Comment: Re:Looking to move off of iTunes (Score 1) 102 102

That's the Apple way.

User asked for a feature then get flamed for wanting the feature. Nobody should want features not in Apple software.. Until Apple puts in the feature, then it's the greatest since sliced bread.

Accepting the rather odd notion that "organizing files by hand" is a "feature" of a music management system (something that organizes your music for you) - yes, iTunes has that feature, for quite some time now. Complaining about something you don't actually know about because you hate Apple - that's the Slashdot way.

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 102 102

Don't know what the hell you are talking about. I have an iPhone and nothing is streamed. Any music I listen is stored on the device.

Well it seems he has actually met more people using Apple Music than anything else in the last couple of years he's riding the "train". Confirming Apple has won the Streaming War.

Comment: Re:Why all the Safari/Apple hate ?... (Score 1) 307 307

but are they available on the most popular Safari browser used, mobile Safari?

They are available on almost any other browser on iOS - which as somebody pointed out are basically Mobile Safari. Ohh, and with iOS 9 you'l get Content Blockers. You now have a couple of weeks to get used to losing that beloved piece of advocacy.

Comment: Re: Name one original thing that Elon Musk has don (Score 1) 249 249

Right. Because the Macintosh was exactly like the Xerox Star, right down to the three-button Mouse and Smalltalk commands. Which Jobs licensed for a very agreeable amount

Apple didn't license anything from Xerox. In fact, Xerox sued Apple over the Lisa (and lost) for Apple's use of "their" technology, despite the fact that the mouse and windowing were created much earlier by Doug Engelbart.

Even if your whole narrative about Apple wasn't bunk, the fact that Douglas Engelbart's only relation with Xerox is that some co-workers basically took his work and moved over there is the icing on the dumb-cake that is your claim.

Comment: Re:5 Laws? (Score 1) 318 318

If the person in question bypassed the barrier system (eg put a shim in place of a sensor so he could work near the operating robot) then there is no way a lawsuit should be brought against the manufacturer. If the device/installation was missing basic safety precautions then there may be a case for a lawsuit against the manufacturer, installer of the robot, or auto manufacturer. Depending on who neglected the safety precautions. Regardless this has nothing to do with pseudo-"laws" of robotics or anything else remotely related to artificial intelligence.

The problem here is that the person killed was in the process of installing the robot.

Comment: Re:It's that time... (Score 1) 318 318

That woman has absolutely zero sense of humour.

"Guys. I don't know what skynet is. And I wouldn't follow me - I tweet really boring stuff about unit wage costs and the like."

"Ugh, this is a bit uncomfortable. A person has actually died."

You actually think "You report on a guy being killed by a robot, and your name is almost like that of a character in a movie about a killer robot" is funny? Let alone a couple of hundred times over?

Comment: Re:It's that time... (Score 1) 318 318

And this is how copyright caused thousands of deaths because the life saving checks could not be implemented.

I feel like a story coming to me...

No, they couldn't be implemented because they can only be implemented in a Positronic Brain. At least that's closer to the truth than your claim.

Comment: Wait, what innovation now? (Score 1) 97 97

From the ruling (second link):

17 In late 2007,, Inc. (“Amazon”) introduced the Kindle, a portable
18 device that carries digital copies of books, known as “ebooks.” This innovation
19 had the potential to change the centuriesold process for producing books by
20 eliminating the need to print, bind, ship, and store them.

Amazon "innovated" ebooks? Really?

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"