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Comment: Re:Amazon riding rough over industry? One recourse (Score 2, Insightful) 110

by Richard_at_work (#47785959) Attached to: Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

Oh wow, on an *Apple* computer.

That makes all the difference! There is competition in the market!

Of course it fucking matters if the competition is only within one very small segment of the market, it means a much higher cost of entry for the consumer - to read my Amazon Kindle book all I had to do was download the free Kindle reading app on any one of my Android phone, Android tablet, Apple phone, Apple tablet, Windows Phone, Windows 8 device, Apple computer, Windows 7 computer, Blackberry or a web browser for the web reader. Or buy a Kindle.

To take advantage of your "competition" I would have to buy an Apple device...

If you can't see why that is important, then you are a retard.

Amazon is providing the better service, and they are doing it without meaningful competition. Apple are locking you into their hardware ecosystem and were raising the price I have to pay on another platform to do it.

Again, if you can't see why that is important, then you are a retard.

Apple brings no competition to the market at all, they compete in one relatively small segment and have no interest in providing any service to those not using Apple devices. Fuck them.

Comment: Re:Amazon riding rough over industry? One recourse (Score 3, Interesting) 110

by Richard_at_work (#47785739) Attached to: Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

Apple was only ever competing in the eBook industry on their own devices - and they were hurting the rest of us reading eBooks on other platforms.

When I can read my Apple eBooks on anything other than an IOS device, then they are in competition, until then they are just a negative on the industry as they are treating IOS as the entire market when dealing with publishers, which affects me over here on a platform Apple will never touch.

Comment: Re:Hmmm ... (Score 4, Insightful) 194

by Richard_at_work (#47755815) Attached to: $75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Why is that bad design? It allows access to the system again, but in a way that makes it pretty fecking obvious access has been gained - thats how I would like it to be handled rather than the alternatives of never gaining access or gaining unfettered access with all data in place and no one being aware access was gained.

Comment: Re:Here's the interesting paragraph (Score 2, Insightful) 375

In general, there isn't "another side of the story" because Salmond and Sturgeon are spouting the same disproven bullshit time and again - when they start actually giving decent information, I'm sure the BBC will present their side of the story.

Comment: Re:No it will not. (Score 4, Informative) 375

Uh, the recession did not happen because of a drop in GDP, the drop in GDP happened because of the recession - removing Scotlands contribution to the GDP will not trigger a recession because it does not indicate a contraction in output, its a redefinition of output (which sounds like a hand wave, but its perfectly valid). Even without the Scottish contribution to GDP, the UK economy will still grow at around the rate it currently is because nothing is happening to affect it.

Comment: Re:Here's the interesting paragraph (Score 5, Informative) 375

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