Same in android. Permissions aren't granular enough. For example, when an app request "sd card access", android gives it FULL access. Not a sandbox to the app's directory or something. Very silly.
Well, since the iphone came out, the BYOD movement got interesting. In all these years, I suppose, RIM saw that people wanted to carry only 1 phone, and, as it was, it wasn't going to be a BB.
They failed at delivering a decent, modernized UI that didn't depend on the touchpad/joystick thing. People wanted BIG SCREENS and TOUCH. I haven't seen the Z10 but i suppose that was going to be THE ipod/android competitor. But it was too late to the game. About 3 years too late.
I guess BB is transitioning into a software company. BB server, and not much later, BB CLOUD server. Throw around buzzwords like CLOUD and BYOD, and you have an excellent sales pitch for a CIO.
Legal doesn't mean moral.
Google doesn't get to tell me where i can watch a video.
I want to watch a video on my phone while i'm taking a shit. FUCK google, I will do it if i damn please. And even more: I WILL block the ads too. If i'm already "violating the TOS" for "consuming content on an unauthorized device" I might as well violate it completely and also block ads.
Google isn't a fucking leaf of openness and free culture, for fuck's sake!
Want GMAIL OFFLINE? Well, get chrome. The "labs" plugin, which did that for firefox, has been removed. FUCK YOU FIREFOX!! HAHAHA!!!
Want to play hidden Angry Birds levels? Well, get chrome. They will appear if you do. FUCK YOU FOREFOX!! HAHAHA!!!
How in fucking earth are people letting this shit pass with Google? Ah yes, people are easily brived with free stuffs. As long as they are providing search and mail and youtube, Google is good even if they're killing seals or exploting children in africa.
As with anything else: take as much as you can for as long as you can, then when they want to charge you, move on to the next one. Welcome to real life.
when sony rootkits your machine they're evil? How? They were just ACTIVELY preventing (not you of course) the pirates from keeping them from getting revenue (and often the content producers too).
I'm so sick of this "MS is evil no matter what they do, they are an evil company and i will hate them for ever and ever and ever more. Google is good and it's ok for them to do sleazy things once in a while because their motto is Do No Evil and they SAID the wouldn't, so they won't".
Google is just as scummy as Microsoft is. Don't let the freebies confuse you.
When a torrent site goes down, everyone is up in arms crying out for FREEDOM OF SPEECH. When asked "hey but what about the artists? if you pirate their album they get no revenue" and everyone here is quick to say "oh boo hoo, get a REAL job if you don't like this. You want to make songs AND get paid for them? Go play concerts, and don't expect people to pay for recording musicINFORMATIONWANTSTOBEFREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HACK THE PLANEEEEEEEEET!!".
But if google wants to shove ads down your throat, it's suddenly OK for them to do it "because they pay for costs and infrastructure and,..." blah yeah yeah. you know what? A singer also pays for costs and whatnot. And you say he shouldn't be getting royalties off his album because
Slashdot sometimes looks like the hideout of middle-aged 90s hackers, married with children, who can't wear a FUCK THE SYSTEM t-shirt anymore so they go on hating online. It's sad and hillarious at the same time.
Google gives idiots free stuff. That's the difference. TANSTAAFL doesn't apply to Google, duuuuh.
Yes, but slashdotters don't understand one simple thing:
COMPANIES ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS.
They blame MS for being/having been evil, sleazy, monopolistic and any other adjective they can throw at them. Google is "good" because they give us free stuff. And that free stuff is also good. "Boohoo microsoft was once mean to me and i hate them. The googly is my BFF 3".
They don't see that google is as monopolistic as they come. Buying everyone. And anyone they can't buy, they compete and put out of business. They own search, video distribution (in a sleazy way that pays fractions of a cent to "authors"), mobile communications, location, maps, google street view. They can (and do) go through your email. There's google voice so they can (and they do) listen to your phone. And a million things more.
But Google will, sooner or later, become "evil". Of course, a company can't be "evil". A company just "is". Larry/Sergei (assuming they're the "gooddoers") won't be at the top forever, and the top will, someday, change. The new management will see the kind of stuff they're sitting on. Half the planet's names, locations, browsing habits, call logs, emails, EVERYTHING you can ever dream of. How do we know they won't sell it to Syria, Russia or Thailand? For all we know, they give it up for free to the US government.
You can be friends with Joe Mechanic, the guy that's been fixing your car for the past 20 years, and you know he's honest and he's never failed you. Joe Mechanic is a person. Google is not. Microsoft is not. Any "BRAND" is NOT your friend.
So, in short. Companies aren't people. They can't be your friends. When you deal with a company, you do it in their own terms. Use them. Abuse them as much as you can, and move on to the next one. If someone else comes up with a better deal, go with them and don't look back. Don't let "20 years of good service" get in the way. It wouldn't matter to them (google pulls the plug in any services they want, whenever they want to). This is not being evil. This is just doing business. Just like when you switch brands in the supermarket.
ah, "featurephone"... another word no one will never use.
let me guess: do you also get mad when newspapers use the word HACKER when they should have said CRACKER or at least BLACK HAT HACKER?
sooo someone who can't afford to pay $200,000 in cash for a house shouldn't be buying one?
Yes but ISPs DO go after business with " You're using our products to make money, and it's totally unfair that we don't get a cut" attitude.
Case in point: "Business plans" for internet service. I don't know about where you live, but I can tell you: the local telco will not provide "residential" $20/mo DSL service to "commercial" phone lines. They instead "offer" the cheapest $50/mo "business plan" that offers less speed (3mbit vs 6mbit) but includes "up to 10 email addresses, 50MB of web space" while residential service offers only 1 mailbox and no web space. You can't opt not to have the useless 50MB space or the 10 mailboxes with 100MB storage (combined).
There's also no mention of an SLA, and you're stuck with the same 800-number helpdesk when you run into trouble.
I didn't say I lived in the US. Fucking faggot troll.
My dad does repair for warranty, extended warranty, and insurance.
Extended warranty IS a good deal IF IT'S CHEAP. If you buy a $500 TV and you're offered a 5-year warranty extension for $50 extra, by all means take it, even if it's 3-year extension is still a decent deal. If it's $100 or more... it's not such a good deal anymore. In 3 years your TV can fail. Especially the ultra-flat models with little space for big capacitors (PSUs can die quickly in those conditions). Extended warranty has the SAME CONDITIONS AS THE ORIGINAL WARRANTY: that is, it only responds if the machine "breaks out of nothing". It won't cover lightning, hitting it with a broomstick, falling from the wall mount, etc.
Insurance is also good IF IT'S CHEAP. A home insurance that's $100 a year or less is, believe me, VERY good. Insurance covers lightning and general stupidity. Insurance will pay if you're stupid enough to drop that plasma, and it will pay for that $500 TV that was struck by lightning. And of course, it will also cover for burglary. And after all, it's like $8 a month. So spare that frappuccino and get a decent protection for your home.
In fact, you might even already have protection. My bank account package included home insurance that even covers sending a locksmith if you lock yourself out of the house, or a plumber for that leaky pipe under your sink you found that thursday evening. The trick is: it's cheap enough you don't realize they're charging you for it, and they don't tell you they are. So you don't even know you're protected and never use their service.
Not necessarily. my shop is called "arcana" and i wanted a
the woman decided that ALL of her teleworkers should come in and work in the office EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, after she had to work from home after pregnancy. what a crazy bitch!