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Comment: Re:One filter = no tier (Score 1) 163

by vux984 (#49553983) Attached to: Apple Watch Launches

It's called CallerID.

And I don't need to look at my phone to know whether someone important is calling, because that's what distinctive ring/vibration is for.

Since you didn't say why, True wins.

I said why in the parent post, and in the post I made before that too.

loolololol since it's not tied to iTunes in any way, invalid.

"lololololol" right back at you. What's the domain called? Maybe you thought I meant the itunes application? If so your retort is understandable, but you still misunderstood.

I could use only third party apps and no Apple services

How do you get third party apps without using Apple services (for example without using smart ass?

Apple watch is vastly less reliant on Apple than Android Wear is on Google.

If only there was some way of getting apps for it without relying on apple, that might actually be true. But there is not, so its not.

Android wear might completely dependent on google than I thought; I really don't know. I speculate that if you can run it cyanogenmod you don't need google services to use it... but perhaps not. It doesn't really matter... I'm not advocating an android wear anyway.

Without Google Now it's a paperweight.

Without Apple so is your apple watch. Because without itunes (itunes the service not itunes the app), there are no 3rd party apps for it.


Debian 8 Jessie Released 70

Posted by Soulskill
from the onward-and-upward dept.
linuxscreenshot writes: After almost 24 months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name Jessie), which will be supported for the next five years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and the Debian Long Term Support team. (Release notes.) Jessie ships with a new default init system, systemd. The systemd suite provides features such as faster boot times, cgroups for services, and the possibility of isolating part of the services. The sysvinit init system is still available in Jessie. Screenshots and a screencast are available.

Comment: Not sure - I've seen it around other places too (Score 1) 279

by aliquis (#49553203) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

iOS Ãr apple fÃr folk som inte vet vad apple Ãr...

Har och anvÃnder idag.

Imac 27"
MBPr 15"
iPad Air 2 <-- skrÃp
Iphone 5 <-- skrÃp
Google Nexus 6

OSX Ãr apple fÃr mig.

He/she claim iOS is for people who don't know what Apple is and says he/she think that OS X is Apple for him/her.

But that's not the important part, the important part is what he/she uses today.

Imac 27"
MBPr 15"
iPad Air 2 <-- trash
Iphone 5 <-- trash
Google Nexus 6

The original post ask where Apple is headed today since the person feel the quality has dropped. He/she talks about the Macbook Air though. Which is a cheaper laptop.

Comment: Re:Do they charge patent royalties for Windows Pho (Score 1) 97

by Grishnakh (#49553017) Attached to: Microsoft Increases Android Patent Licensing Reach

That's a good point and an interesting story; I didn't know that before. You're right, that really shows the danger in being a greedy asshole and insisting on high patent royalties or worse not licensing because you want to be the only manufacturer. IIRC, the guy who invented the first working intermittent windshield wipers was like this too; instead of just selling rights to his design to Ford, he insisted on making them himself, and Ford just went around him. He eventually prevailed in court and won a large judgment, but it took a couple of decades or more, plus losing his marriage.

Luckily, we are finally starting to see more and more Robinson and Torx stuff. Philips screws are awful, though the Posi-drive variant is a little better.

+ - Random generator parodies vapid startup websites->

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg writes: A pair of Georgia Tech computer science students have created a Random Startup Website Generator that spits out a different jargon-laden startup website every time you click on the URL. Mike Bradley and Tiffany Zhang's random startup website generator "serves as a parody of startups that have websites full of vague praise and little information about their actual business, often because they have little to show in that regard."
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Not nerdy enough (Score 3, Insightful) 77

by PopeRatzo (#49552389) Attached to: Liquid Mercury Found Under Mexican Pyramid

This shouldn't have been let out of the firehose. WTF is nerdy about this?

You're joking. Liquid mercury? Come on, show of hands: Who among us has not at some point in our lives broken open a thermometer in order to play with the mercury inside? That's a nerd rite of passage.

Hell, I'm old enough to remember when they made little maze puzzles with a blob of mercury inside that you'd try to get from one corner to the other. Those were the days before parents raised kids like veal. We had pocket knives, for chrissake. Can you imagine millennial parents giving their precious offspring pocket knives? I had my own .22 rifle by the time I was 10. All the liquid mercury I handled in my life, it's no wonder I'm half an imbecile.

Comment: The Revolving Door Argument is Thin Anyway.... (Score 5, Insightful) 62

The pool of people who are knowledgeable about the practices, challenges, and daily business realities of the telecommunications industry (or any industry for that matter) is a small one indeed; good luck finding someone in that pool with the experience necessary to lead an agency the size of the FCC who hasn't worked for the industry at one time in his or her life.

"But this one goes to eleven." -- Nigel Tufnel