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Comment: Poor Persecuted Apple Fanboys (Score -1, Flamebait) 473

by VisibleSchlong (#37694088) Attached to: iOS 5 Update Available

Having to suffer the hate generated from the patent trolling Mothership to not having the rest of the computing world jump for joy that iOS has yet again 'magically' ripped off old Android features and tried to pass them off as 'Apple Innovations!!!'.

Poor liddle iFanboy.

Comment: Microsoft Has No One To Blame But Themselves (Score 3, Insightful) 203

by VisibleSchlong (#37298454) Attached to: Sony Attacks Microsoft's Publishing Policies

They have been in the console market for ten years now and they still think they can buy/bribe/threaten their way to beating Sony and Nintendo.

Sony has some 21 first party studios.
Nintendo has about 10.

Microsoft has only 3 or so first party studios.

So Microsoft is forced to play the bribe and threaten crap with publishers since they have almost nothing in the way of exclusive games to compete with Sony and Nintendo's huge first party lineups.

No wonder they went from distant 2nd place last gen to last place this gen.

Comment: Apple Fans (Score 2, Insightful) 325

by VisibleSchlong (#37298192) Attached to: The iPhone's Role In Crippling T-Mobile

"Why is it that Apple fans have to make everything about the iPhone?"

It really is sad. Apple fans were never like this years ago. I know I certainly wasn't. Yes there was fanboyism. But somehow Apple's move into the cellphone market turned Apple fans into foaming at the mouth batshit insane cultists.

One just has to see what has become of major Apple sites like AppleInsider:

* Apple invented EVERYTHING

* Anything not made by Apple SUCKS

* Anything not made by Apple would be AMAZING if Apple did it

* 'Teh OMG!!! iPhone' caused or is responsible for X. Where X is basically EVERYTHING. Wars, famines, stock market swings, celebrity breakups, medical breakthroughs.

Comment: Microsoft's Cellphone OS Marketshare Is Plummeting (Score 4, Informative) 209

by VisibleSchlong (#37170642) Attached to: Microsoft Pursues WebOS Devs, Offers Free Phones

http://ir.comscore.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=596854

Only the effectively dead Symbian is keeping Microsoft out of last place in the cellphone market right now.

Free stuff is nice, but developers aren't going to waste their time on a dying platform like Windows Phone 7.

Comment: PS3 Is The 3rd Fastest Selling Console In History (Score 1) 259

by VisibleSchlong (#37157664) Attached to: PS Vita Specs Announced

"They haven't learned one PS3 lesson"

Hilarious!

Sony's PS3 is the 3rd fastest selling console in history - only the PS2 and Wii sold at a faster rate. The PS3 has outsold the PS3 the Xbox 360 every year it has been on the market while being 100-200 dollars more expensive.

And all this was while the PS3 was still the launch price of the PS2.

Take the fanboy goggles off and come join reality with the rest of us.

Security

+ - DHS Tries to Hide Mobile Scanner Details->

Submitted by OverTheGeicoE
OverTheGeicoE (1743174) writes "The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year with the US Department of Homeland Security, whose Transportation Security Administration has been investigating the use of x-ray scanning technology for covert use in more public places, like train stations and even ordinary city streets. TSA has tested interesting devices like the Z Backscatter Vans both privately and on members of the general public. EPIC recently received new documents from DHS. Some of the documents are almost completely black from redactions."
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+ - PS Vita's New Games/Features Rocking GamesCom->

Submitted by
Goffee71
Goffee71 writes "Sony's PS Vita seems to have it all; social networking, fun apps and PS3 quality games in the palm of the hand. Users got their first chance to play with it today and, while it won't be released until early 2012 in the west, the momentum is building to make it the major 2012 hardware launch short of a miraculous PS4 or X720 release. Catch all the latest game/app screens and video here."
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Comment: Google Made Apple And Microsoft Look Like Fools (Score 3, Insightful) 311

by VisibleSchlong (#37113922) Attached to: Analysis of Google's Motorola Acquisition

Let's just sum up just how hard Google outplayed Apple and Google with Motorola Mobility acquisition:

* Feigned interest in the Nortel patent with joke bids

* Apple and Microsoft fell for the bait and overpayed for Nortel's patents

* Meanwhile Google is off negotiating with Motorola for the purchase of their mobile/settop box/IPTV division

* Apple and Microsoft and their proxies are plastering the Net with justification for using patents as a weapon against the Android Juggernaut

* Google drops the Motorola Mobility purchase bomb

* Google now owns the largest mobile patent war chest with some 17,000 patents and and additional 7,500 pending

* Apple and Microsoft have now made the case for Google to go after their each of their products without mercy with their newly acquired massive patent war chest

An Epic Win for Google.

Motorola Mobile has some 3 billion in cash, so the actual purchase price is around 9.5 billion for Google. The price per patent is an absolute steal compared to the money Apple and Microsoft were tricked into spending for the less valuable Nortel patents.

And for a cherry on top of this epic win for Google, they get Motorola's set top box and IPTV products and capabilities as a bonus.

You can tell just how major this win for Google is by just how desperate the spin from the Apple and Microsoft proxies in the press are pumping out.

Security

+ - PayPal hands over 1,000 IP Addresses to the FBI-> 3

Submitted by
tekgoblin
tekgoblin writes "PayPal was attacked by Anonymous last year when they had blocked the Wikileaks accounts transactions. Now PayPal has finally come up with enough evidence to strike back at Anonymous with the help of the FBI. PayPal has come up with a list of over 1,000 IP Addresses left behind when they were attacked by Anonymous."
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+ - Are Internet Explorer users dumb?->

Submitted by Wizel603
Wizel603 (1367631) writes "taken from a recent CNN article:

Are users of other Web browsers smarter than the people who use Microsoft's Internet Explorer?

A new survey doesn't quite say so. But it sure as heck suggests it.

The survey by AptiQuant, a Vancouver-based Web consulting company, gave more than 100,000 participants an IQ test, while monitoring which browser they used to take the test.

The result? Internet Explorer users scored lower than average, while Chrome, Firefox and Safari users were slightly above average.

And users of the more obscure Camino and Opera browsers, as well as those using Explorer with Chrome Frame (a plug-in designed to let users view emerging HTML5 content), had what AptiQuaint called "exceptionally higher" IQ levels."

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+ - Are IE Users Dumb?-> 1

Submitted by nairnr
nairnr (314138) writes "Are users of other Web browsers smarter than the people who use Microsoft's Internet Explorer? A new survey doesn't quite say so. But it sure as heck suggests it.

The survey by AptiQuant, a Vancouver-based Web consulting company, gave more than 100,000 participants an IQ test, while monitoring which browser they used to take the test.

The result? Internet Explorer users scored lower than average, while Chrome, Firefox and Safari users were slightly above average. And users of the more obscure Camino and Opera browsers, as well as those using Explorer with Chrome Frame (a plug-in designed to let users view emerging HTML5 content), had what AptiQuaint called "exceptionally higher" IQ levels."

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