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Comment: Re:I doubt your doubt (Score 1) 222

by ericloewe (#47893161) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Who said anything about holding stock back?

It's as simple as launching before there's enough stock for a reasonable launch. Let's not forget some suppliers where complaining of a very late design change to the screen.

And they do need the hype - they have a large portion of customers who are more likely to be repeat customers if they're gently pushed to upgrade instead of waiting.

Your doubts have no substance. The questions you asked have many possible answers - both in favor and against an artificial scarcity.

Comment: Re:Unified Kernel (Score 1) 352

by ericloewe (#47884999) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

All versions of Windows are now based on Windows NT. That's why WP7 users didn't get an update to WP8 - every single driver would've needed a rewrite.

I wouldn't call it dumb - the tiny gains related to a custom kernel are far outweighed by the many advantages of commonality, like easy hardware support (one driver is enough for all Windows devices) and easy API portability.

Comment: Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (Score 1) 461

by ericloewe (#47884661) Attached to: CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

That's the problem. Judges won't.

This is happening in small towns that see small highway streatches as a way of earning easy cash - with judges that at best don't give a damn or at worst were hired (yes, hired) to make the money stay where it is as much as possible.

Comment: Re:Unified Kernel (Score 2) 352

by ericloewe (#47884535) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

The kernel IS unified. They're literally using the same kernel across all devices since Windows 8 and equivalents. APIs are already optionally unified.

The real last step is getting the WinRT APIs and environments up to snuff so they can be seamlessly used alongside Win32 applications on the desktop. That and providing incentives for applications to be written to universal standards, instead of just for tablet or phone (or desktop, once store apps become viable on the desktop).

Bringing computers into the home won't change either one, but may revitalize the corner saloon.