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Comment: Re:do they have a progressive view? (Score 1) 328

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#46794319) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Being queer in Texas also means no gay marriage, which I have in New York, nor do I expect it soon.

Texas also made sodomy illegal until 2003, and that's only because the courts said banning gay sex was illegal.

So I think you misunderstood me.

Austin does have a vibrant gay community, but, while Rick "Secessionist" Perry is in office, gay laws and the treatment of gay people makes it inhospitable to me.

Comment: Re:do they have a progressive view? (Score 0) 328

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#46789041) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Until they stop voting for crazy pants in state office, I don't want to live in Texas.

Being queer in Austin still means being queer in texas. Something I just don't want to worry about or deal with.

Nevada's becoming way more queer friendly, and has all of the open sky goodness of Texas. Plus hookers and blackjack.

Comment: Re:So ... (Score 2) 84

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#46788845) Attached to: Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

But this kind of thinking is what leads things to stagnate.

I'd rather see a bunch of companies put out a bunch of failed things to iterate over ideas. Wearables might be the future, if someone can crack that nut. I don't think having a smart phone UI shrunk down to a watch is ideal. It didn't work when they squeezed desktop UIs to mobile and tablet spaces.

Pebble's work is compelling, if poorly implemented.

Comment: Re:"No mobile ecosystem" (Score 1) 267

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#46773585) Attached to: Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

And whilst nothing like Apple's App Store existed until Apple created it, there was a pretty vibrant app scene back on those older mobile devices. To the extent of professional packages for doctors, pilots, estate agents etc. Lots of productivity apps. Plenty of games. Basically all the categories you get on iOS and Android now. Just fewer in number.

The part about confusing was that it reflected my experience with Windows Mobile application development.

So any notes apps that are like Vesper? Or any read later apps like Instapaper? Or even anything like Urban Spoon? Or... and I could go on.

The thing about the app space now is that while yes, part of this is a move in technology (we now have very fast mobile CPUs on relatively fast wireless cellular connections), the other half is that the ecosystem itself is more than just a build toolchain and the ability to side load from the internet.

Also, it helps that iOS is way more regular people friendly than the Psion was.

Comment: Re:"No mobile ecosystem" (Score 1) 267

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#46771739) Attached to: Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Mobile apps? no

Mobile *ecosystem*?

That's a different story. Scrublands in the desert is an ecosystem. I wouldn't call it as lush as a rainforest. The mobile ecosystem prior to the iPhone was pretty barren. I used to use a Windows mobile 5 iPaq back in the day and the ecosystem was bare AND confusing(Are you using a MIPS CE device? ARM? Do you even know? etc.).

Comment: Re:Wouldn't trust Apple (Score 1) 193

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#46770453) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

The thing Apple is selling you, beside the hardware, is the complete integrated product. They take your money, they give you something that works, that's their sole "monetization" strategy. Unlike everyone else in the business, trying to suck you into their various creepy ad/clickstream/search front-running scams.

QFT.

I think though, that you're overselling the size of the vocal anti-Apple Android user base. I think they've just grown accustomed to hacking around bad design.

This quote comes to mind.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

Android users think they're adapting tech to themselves, Apple users think Apple is adapting the tech industry to their whims.

In the end, the question is, who's design decisions do you trust, yourself or Apple's? I opt for Apple.

Comment: Re:The Real Breakthrough - non auto-maker Maps (Score 2) 193

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#46762801) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

The point you're missing about maps is that maps in car play is fed via Apple maps. Which updates more frequently than maps for car systems.

Car manufacturers don't mind giving up control over things like the entertainment system provided it works better than what they can do. A lot of makers are signed up for it. From BMW to Hyundai to ford and GM.

How it'll do in the future... No one knows.

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