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Comment: Re:no love for mutt? (Score 1, Interesting) 464

by TheGreek (#42229329) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Current State of Linux Email Clients?

They are not monkeys and not mentally handicapped, so they have no excuse regarding understanding that. And if they are, then they need some kind of legal guardian, because they clearly can't deal with the real world.

Yes...they're the ones who can't deal with the real world.

Comment: Re:Duh (Score 1) 189

by TheGreek (#37706168) Attached to: No PDFs, No Co-editing On Underwhelming Apple iCloud

Yeah, cause its never happened to anyone else before...

Last fall, Apple released their App Store Approval Guidelines. The relevant guideline—the only place where the word "duplicate" appears in the guidelines—is quoted on Stackoverflow:

Apps that duplicate apps already in the App Store may be rejected, particularly if there are many of them, such as fart, burp, flashlight, and Kama Sutra apps.

If you were to write and submit your own app that connected to Dropbox, it might get rejected. Given the number of third-party Facebook apps and Twitter clients still available on the App Store, however, I think that unlikely.

Plus there's no no shortage of web browsers on the App Store.

I feel pretty good about Dropbox never being pulled for "duplicating functionality."

Comment: Re:Amazon did it (Score 5, Insightful) 338

by TheGreek (#37656390) Attached to: Tablet Makers Try To Beat iPad's $500 Pricetag

Whereas Apple is relying on their lock-in to the "we get a cut of the action, see" iTunes store. It is a tried and true method.

Except iOS devices aren't loss leaders for Apple. Apple makes a negligible amount of profit off of its App Store. The bulk of Apple's profit comes from every device that goes out the door—whether it's paid for by you or by a combination of you and your mobile carrier.

Regardless of whether a mission expands or contracts, administrative overhead continues to grow at a steady rate.