"The biggest disadvantage we have is that nobody will touch a Windows phone with a 15 foot barge pole".
Gosh darn it, I think I forgot the link: http://www.insidestroll.com/?p=181
edcs (1931354) writes "Insidestroll has a breakdown of why game publishers can't blame their customers for buying used games, and why games are absolutely not a better deal than movies: "Games are a medium that costs less then half as much as movies to make, and yet costs three times as much to consume." The article also speculates that over-inflated prices may have caused the game industry more problems than just a poor second-hand market, mainly by stifling creativity through breeding a timid consumer base that is unlikely to take a risk on innovative titles."
oxide7 (1013325) writes "The saga continues in the hunt for a missing iPhone 5 prototype, with the tale taking a disturbing twist as police revealed Apple employees accompanied officers as they ransacked a private residence in San Francisco. Calderon initially told the SF Weekly that six people wearing badges and identifying themselves as San Francisco police officers searched his home one evening in July, rifled through his belongings and computer and "threatened" him over the missing phone."
An anonymous reader writes "Copyright, U.S. lobbying, and the stunning backroom Canadian response gets front page news treatment today in Canada as the Toronto Star covers new revelations on copyright by Michael Geist (who offers a longer post with links to the cables) from the U.S. cables released by Wikileaks. The cables reveal that former Industry Minister Maxime Bernier raised the possibility of leaking the copyright bill to U.S. officials before it was to be tabled it in the House of Commons, former Industry Minister Tony Clement’s director of policy Zoe Addington encouraged the U.S. to pressure Canada by elevating it on a piracy watch list, Privy Council Office official Ailish Johnson disclosed the content of ministerial mandate letters, and former RCMP national coordinator for intellectual property crime Andris Zarins advised the U.S. that the government was working on a separate intellectual property enforcement bill."
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I used an ebook version of my history text book last year, and it worked relatively well. Other than a few formatting issues, I found it pretty easy to highlight things and make notes on my kindle. The only problem was that since it didn't retain the page numbers of the print edition it was next to impossible to reference in essays (in the end I had to use Google Books find the location of quotes in the print edition), but if they lean into this properly then they'll probably be more open to adapting the current referencing systems to be more up to date.
So, Linux can now keep my beer cold, but can it bring me a cold beer?
In only 200 lines.
In a world where computers are becoming more and more integral every day into every profession, machines that for all intents and purposes just do maths really fast, are you really saying that knowledge of maths isn't a useful skill? In the 19th century it may have been useless, but the world has been moving from superstition and physical skill into a world of logic and intelligence since then; if maths isn't a good skill to have in that world I don't know what is.
Here's hoping Foxconn doesn't start the Chip Entente and start the First Nerd War.
I'm going to guess they either do have proper jacks as well (it'd be pretty foolish not to), or they're being paid by Apple. Apple doesn't seem to be the kind of company to do that type of promotion though.
Why don't they move over to Linux? IE6 has had a Linux port for a long time that works perfectly, and it would allow companies to run IE6 in a modern operating system safe enough to moot the security concerns that come with IE6 to some extent.