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Comment Re:Latest version of Indentured servants (Score 2) 172

As opposed to someone getting something for nothing...? You are more than welcome to not agree to the repayment terms and not get the "free" education in return.

You can hardly take a single step in here without someone making some baseless comment about indentured servitude or robber barons. How about you get some proper education and discover the real meaning of those terms rather than using them as the basis of some pathetic comment, eh?

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 3, Informative) 592

By the way, Russia has a long history of violating the airspace of other nations. I'm surprised there hasn't been such an incident earlier.

This is ironic considering Turkey lost an F-4 to Syrian air defence a couple of years ago after the Turkish aircraft violated Syrian airspace...

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 3, Insightful) 592

The situation between Turkey and ISIS is actually a lot more murky than you would think - Turkey has actually actively collaborated with ISIS on occasion when it comes to fighting the Kurds (which Turkey has a long standing conflict with). Turkey has also actively protested Russian targets within Syria as they are pro-Turkey factions of ISIS.

Turkey will play the anti-ISIS game only as long as they have to in order to keep up international appearances - behind the scenes, the game is played completely differently.

Comment Re:Except they used regular SMS (Score 4, Informative) 291

Yes they did - but the message the Paris investigators found which led them to perform the raid on Wednesday was recovered from an unencrypted phone and not from traffic capture.

Don't get me wrong, I support zero knowledge encryption where possible, but having access to the phone contents reportedly did allow investigators to make headway in France.

Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 3, Interesting) 126

Interesting concept of "deep sixing" you have there, if you consider that his first Star Trek film was the first ST film to win an Academy Award, as well as winning numerous other awards, was financially successful and received very positive reviews. His second Star Trek film was even more financially successful than his first, received very favourable reviews and has been the spring board for the first Star Trek TV series in over a decade.

I only hope the new Star Wars films fail as badly!

Comment Re:TFS is oversensational? Say it ain't so! (Score 2) 131

Considering pretty much all other news sites are covering the story from the aspect that providing an Android compatibility layer has more legal issues than not (considering the unsure outcome of the Oracle vs Google API case - if MS went ahead with a compat layer and Oracle won then both Oracle and Google could take issue with it) and that providing a compatibility layer cheapens the Universal Windows Platform MS has been touting for WP10, Im not entirely sure where the angle taken in TFS has come from - seems its more sensational anti-MS stuff than anything else really...

Comment Re:Tim Cook doesn't know why anyone would buy a PC (Score 1) 337

No, I don't "conveniently ignore" that at all, that is entirely the very basis for my point - we are trying to push out coding into a more general population at all ages, and yet here we have Tim Cook saying most people only need a device on which you cannot code. Those two things do not gel.

Comment Re:Tim Cook doesn't know why anyone would buy a PC (Score 5, Insightful) 337

I take it you missed the entire Tim Cook comment of "Why would you buy a PC?" at the iPad Pro retail launch? Tim Cook doesn't think you should buy a PC when instead you could buy an iPad Pro.

So I'm not "nuts" at all, I'm simply taking on board what Tim Cook has actually said.

And I disagree with you on both the Surface Pro and Surface Book, as I own both and love both - but what that really means is any device I pick up at home, I can open a code editor on and hack away. Which I cannot do on the iPad Pro. I can also resort to full tablet mode with no issues. Which I cannot do on a Macbook, Macbook Air or Macbook Pro.

People keep saying that the Surface Pro and Books are compromises - I haven't yet run into a compromise on either.

Don't get me wrong - some people don't need the level of content creation that a full PC or Mac will give you, and in those circumstances a dedicated tablet will work fine for those people. But for me, the compromise is the hard delineation between a dedicated tablet OS and application set and a dedicated desktop OS and application set - I want both available to me on the one device.

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]