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Comment: Re:Why do this in the first place? (Score 1) 78

there's no reason to write firefox apps NOW.

either the firefox apps need to be natively packagable for android or the other way around.

however, if it feels like mozilla? what do they mean? that they'll add a skinning system to it with big fanfare and then drop it? that at first it'll be a lean mean thing that runs quick and then quickly will get bloated with stupid shit while they move yes/no/cancel buttons to different combinations and orientations without telling you?

also, it feels just like a fucking company now so there's that... it doesn't have the from users to users feel. mozilla should just go and look back at why phoenix was such a success and why firefox is now meh.

mozilla hasn't provided me with anything useful/better in THIRTEEN FRIGGIN YEARS than competition now so..

Comment: Re:Wasnt an inside leak (Score 1) 96

by gl4ss (#49772387) Attached to: Large Amount of Star Citizen Art Assets Leaked

very clever? you mean they had them all in an aws bucket with no access limits?

anyways, the assets as such wouldn't be so interesting as would be to get to know how far they are at modifying the cryengine to fit a free roaming space simulator. because THATS what i'm skeptical about in the project. I'm sure they can produce pretty spaceship models and all that, I'm just not so sure they grok what it takes to change the engine so that the space doesn't feel like couple of arenas(like x2 or freelancer).

Comment: Re: This one will be easier (Score 1) 124

by gl4ss (#49766801) Attached to: Microsoft Reportedly May Acquire BlackBerry

the year elop came onboard was the best selling year for the symbian smartphones.

though, if they had kept the same middle layers they would still have been fucked - elop or not. elop accelerated things considerably though, by announcing windows phones when they were selling symbian phones by the boatloads(EXCEPT in USA. a market that traditionally was a niche market for Nokia really and rightfully so). for some reason the board was hell bent on conquering the low profit shitty carrier ran smartphone market of the USA and were willing to put the company under a bus for it. why? who the fuck knows. they probably were jealous that they were not on american magazines as much as motorola, despite having buried motorolas business 3 times already globally.

like, if Elop had been competent he could have saved the company and moved to android or whatever. really just last year nokia DID release android phones and they sold pretty well in markets where they were sold(elop refused to sell them in NA or EURO regions, Nokia X, it was a sub 100$ series of android smartphones and consequently sold well).

also, nokia fudged stats by moving phones between smart and feature categories pretty much yearly, but that's besides the point. nokia gave you ssh, irc and web browsing on a 200$ phone like 6 years before apple gave it to you on a 600$ phone. c++ apps baby.

there were other long running fuckups at nokia along the way as well almost _all_ which could be attributed to middle managers subcontracting&giving perks to outside companies which said middle managers then used as golden parachute jobs when exiting Nokia(and most fucked up that part as well).. also they had about 7000 too many people working on the symbian phones... ultimately it's the upper leaderships fault for not looking what the officers were doing.

Comment: Re:also bladerunner (Score 1) 100

by gl4ss (#49766257) Attached to: Cute Or Creepy? Google's Plan For a Sci-Fi Teddy Bear

if the patent included the plans for the devices that make the invention happen and not just a fucking description of the invention, then it wouldn't be prior art.

but as usual for the patents nowadays, it doesn't actually describe how to build the AI for such a doll. it only describes what the doll could do.

patent office sleeping again. should not have been granted. also numerous other patents have done the same shit already, so this is more like "an idea previously described even in patents but IN A TEDDYBEARDDDD".

Comment: Re:They're bums, why keep them around (Score 5, Insightful) 670

by gl4ss (#49766193) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

making an example?

they're not yet made an example. if they get busted and thrown out of eurozone, THEN they're an example. the sad funny thing is that a lot of greeks want that to happen and their goverment to go all venezuela with monetary policy.

and if greeks weren't in the monetary union, they would have done that already three times in past 15 years.

the funny thing is that the "austerity measurements" are just measurements to make the country not use more money than they have. like, it doesn't matter if someone loans them more money if they don't fix that, 1 year down the road they'll be out of money and in even more debt. but the greeks do not want to live withing budget - they promised to live within budget when they joined the monetary union, they promised it 10 times in 10 years already but never lived up to it.

Comment: Re:Funny, that spin... (Score 1) 395

by gl4ss (#49766023) Attached to: What AI Experts Think About the Existential Risk of AI


and really, a lot of ai experts, perhaps 13%, are ai experts only in the sense that they make articles about "omg SIngULArity kiLL uS alLL".

really shitty article/summary writing anyhow. even the 13% is presented as a majority - and definitions of positive or negativity.. like, if people can't/don't need to work due to ai sweeping the streets, is that a net positive or a negative? some people think that fucking metal stamping was a negative invention..

Comment: Re:Here's why it's better than an S6 or iPhone 6 (Score 1) 107

by gl4ss (#49749271) Attached to: Asus ZenFone 2 Performance Sneak Peek With Intel Z3580 Inside

zenphones are pretty popular in thailand.. the previous phones were selling at ranges of 100-200 dollars.

heck, I believe intel and asus got a deal where intel is throwing the chips at asus so that intel gets some traction and user testing.. that is, I believe they're getting the chips cheaper than similar sized arm chips would cost.

Comment: Re:Force his hand..."Sue me! Sooner than later..." (Score 1) 377

by gl4ss (#49749263) Attached to: Student Photographer Threatened With Suspension For Sports Photos

he didn't go to take pictures of pictures.

if you're allowed on the movie set, allowed to take pictures there.. no contract was made and the pictures are not a work for hire.

you think disney owns copyright on everything that discusses star wars? the school doesn't own shit - and furthermore what's telling is that the principal thought that the kid was making money(irs?).

like, what the fuck? that's extortion.

what maybe had taken place was that the principal had previously taken a bribe or hired his own photographer? or maybe the principals cousin was getting paid by the school to be the "official photographer of stuff everyone was free to photograph anyways"(tm).

Comment: Re:ehh... (Score 2) 45

by gl4ss (#49741911) Attached to: Rate These 53 Sub-$200 Hacker SBCs, Win 1 of 20

I'd rather care if it can run step steppers 100khz+ rates reliably rather than if it has quad core or even 1ghz.

da faq though about the survey...

like.. the fuck do they expect to get answers on if boards that are not available are good or not? I was hoping it would be a good list of boards that can be bought, like, right now.

Comment: Re:Seems obvious now (Score 2, Interesting) 214

well, they were just concerned that people are really, really, really stupid.

which is fair. I mean, look at youtube now. full of newage idiots babbling about how we're moving to a new age and all that stuff. luckily the people who believe in that kind of crap and conspiracy theories about the government suppressing information about crystals usually just stick to their homes(and to scamming money out of other idiots, seriously, look at any youtube channel about newage/conspiracy stuff. if they have more than 2 hours of content they want to sell you something, even if they're babbling about the end of the monetary system).

Comment: Re:Using the same logic (Score 1) 100

by gl4ss (#49734615) Attached to: US Levels Espionage Charges Against 6 Chinese Nationals

I'm pretty sure Von Braun never visited nazi germany again after leaving it(would have been pretty hard to do).

anyways, it's probably some feedback filter. and military applications? yeah, they use walkie talkies.

totally ground breaking tech only available from the few small companies? veery fucking unlikely. doubt they even had decent patent protection.

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy