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Comment: Re:iTunes policy won't work on the desktop (Score 1) 754

by c.derby (#34800034) Attached to: Apple Pulls VLC Media Player From AppStore

But I suggest that most of those lost Windows Phone and Blackberry users would have gotten an iPhone if Android hadn't come on so strong.

...or been available on other carriers. i'm betting that the recent "gain" in android sales is the calm before the verizon+iphone storm. we'll see how the platforms truly compare at mid- or end-of year.

Comment: Re:Not all ethanol is created the same (Score 1) 586

by c.derby (#34672102) Attached to: Once-Darling Ethanol Losing Friends In High Places

Neither do I, but I love Jack Daniel's. I just don't like that they call it "whiskey", when it's bourbon.

technically it's not...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Daniel's

Tennessee whiskey is filtered through sugar maple charcoal in large wooden vats prior to aging, unlike the process used to make Kentucky bourbon. Tennessee whiskey is not bourbon whiskey, as defined by Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 5, Section 5.22.

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 1) 527

by c.derby (#33845154) Attached to: Facebook Billionaire Gives Money To Legalize Marijuana

coincidentally, i read an article a few months ago that said the non-illegal immigrant northern california marijuana farmers were opposed to the broad decriminalization of marijuana for fear that big pharma would get involved and run them all out of business. in turn, this would wreak economic destruction on entire counties (where mary jane is their larges/onlyt export).

Media

Is Wired's App Really the Future of Magazines? 207

Posted by timothy
from the at-least-bandwidth-is-free dept.
MBCook writes "Interfacelab has put up a review of Wired's new iPad app, and declared, 'The only real differentiation between the Wired application and a [1990s] multimedia CD-ROM is the delivery mechanism.' While providing little interactivity other than a fancy page-flip, the application is made of XML and images, including two for the text of each page in portrait and landscape mode. This seems to be why the application is 500MB. The article suggests this was done to get the app out quickly after Flash was officially vetoed by Steve Jobs."
Businesses

+ - id Software sold to ZeniMax Media

Submitted by c.derby
c.derby (574103) writes "The Dallas Morning News is reporting today that id Software has been sold to game publisher Zenimax Media, Inc.

"This puts id Software in a wonderful position going forward," Carmack said in a statement. "We will now be able to grow and extend all of our franchises under one roof, leveraging our capabilities across multiple teams while enabling forward looking research to be done in the service of all of them. We will be bigger and stronger as we recruit the best talent to help us build the landmark games of the future."

John Carmack is reported to retain his title as techinical director."

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