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Comment: It's not Exchange (Score -1, Troll) 45

by DigiShaman (#48929723) Attached to: Amazon Takes On Microsoft, Google With WorkMail For Businesses

If it's not Exchange based (Outlook anywhere), it's fucking useless to me.

Microsoft owns corporate e-mail; and for a damn good reason. Well, only because Lotus Notes sucks balls.

Oh, and Zimbra can suck my balls too. It's a worthless pile of shit that either munges e-mail and contacts, or is dicey at best on iPhones and Droids via IMAP.

Office365 hosted e-mail dominates going forward!

Comment: Re:I prefer a tablet for some things to a smart ph (Score 1) 259

by CrimsonAvenger (#48924965) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

Or read a book - you could use a Kindle which works, except when you need color

Got to admit I haven't looked at a Kindle in a while, but my Nook, which is several years old now, does color.

Of course, my Nook (and I'm pretty sure Kindle these days) is basically an Android Tablet when all is said and done....

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 2) 217

by CrimsonAvenger (#48923599) Attached to: Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

Slashdot in particular can't stop fellating Uber over what is probably a largely illegal operation.

Hmm, "largely illegal operation"...

I think "arguably" is a better term than "largely", but let that go.

The notion that people should automatically oppose "illegal operations" is interesting. Mostly because so many precedents come to mind.

For instance, assisting slaves to escape from the South was quite illegal. Did its illegality make it wrong?

Or there was that whole hiding Jews from the Nazis thing....

Yah, those are rather incendiary examples, but history makes clear that opposing bad laws is a necessary prerequisite to getting them removed.

Disclaimer: Do I think that Cab Medallions are a good idea? No, I think they're designed to limit competition (just like franchises for cable or internet do). Do I think Uber should be legal? Yeah, because I'm opposed to buying legislation to limit competition in general....

Comment: Re:And all this without Jobs (Score 1) 478

by DigiShaman (#48922671) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever


Jobs had many products and ideas already in the pipeline prior to his death. To my knowledge, the only thing new is iPhone+. There's nothing magical about that decision. By the numbers, the market was clear in that people wanted a phablet. So they took an iPhone and increased the size; BFD.

I'm convinced the Apple Watch will be a flop. But then again, the R&D spent can be applicable in other future products. That's part of the cost of doing business; absorbing and learning from failures and moving on.

OS/2 must die!