Diabetic here. I don't exactly follow a ketonic diet but I eat very few carbs. I was amazed when doctors recommended 60 grams of carbs per meal. I do eat some carbs but about a third of that, and since I adopted that practice my need for insulin has dropped dramatically. I still need it, since my body produces little to none, but my blood panels now come back looking better than most non-diabetics. I eat a lot of protein and fat, and most of my carbs come from fruit and vegetables rather than processed grains.
There are price fixing laws for a reason. Apple IS guilty. No matter how hard you and the other cult worshipers try to spin it as apple is the victim.
This. The GP post is spoken like a true fanboi. Apple can do no wrong in their eyes.
There is ample observational evidence of dark matter in the form of its gravitational effects. We just don't know what it is. It could be 'ordinary' baryonic matter or something entirely new. It isn't a matter of faith. Pun intended.
Right, because the handful of crappy games on Steam for Linux are sufficient for those of us who enjoy gaming, and Macs aren't overpriced shiny crap.
Don't get me wrong. I use Linux to do much of my actual work, but Windows is still the best option for a gaming environment.
You do know that OS X has been certified as a Unix operating system, right?
If you're speaking specifically about me, I do not use public WiFi for that very reason. That's what my 4G portable hot spot is for.
I do, that's what my 4G portable hotspot is for.
If they are providing public Internet services then if they are not an expert they should be paying someone who is.
Fair enough points and you could be correct, but I'm sorry if I do not trust your employer. I'm not really sorry per se but you know what I mean. Google makes it's money from ads. CM allows users to circumvent that. It's pretty simple math to me.
Sorry, kid. Contact wasn't published (I read the book, didn't see the movie) until I was graduating High School. I knew what Occam's Razor was long before that.
That was my first thought. Google either wants to kill it or neuter it.
Ever hear of Occam's Razor? The simplest explanation is a natural cross species viral jump, and that is pretty much what probably happened.
In my company, we have 3 colleges, a hospital and software teams that have been using the same PCs for over 6 years now. About 800 of them.
All large companies have the same IP strategy and they behave exactly the same simply because they can.
Sorry. Google, Motorola, Samsung, etc. have used patents purely in defensive mode. Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, Erricsson etc. are the litigious bastards.
If these patents would be worthless, they wouldn't pay anything in the first place.
When these patenting agreements were drawn up, Android had a much smaller marketshare. So rather than getting caught up in litgation, some large Android makers chose to pay. But not Motorola, and they are yet to pay a penny. Now that Android is the undisputed king in mobile and tablets, even Microsoft making Android devices through Nokia; there is not much compulsion to continue paying.
Phones and tablets do not replace desktops and laptops.
Agreed, they don't. However people hesitate a lot before upgrading the desktop OS. And desktops and laptops last more than 8 to 12 years, so not much revefnue for Microsoft from those markets. Hence my prediction that they are doomed.
What the large monies paid by Samsung indicates is the enormous mindshare and marketshare for Android. Windows on the mobile and tablet space is non-existent. For some years Microsoft might make money out of Android sales using these patent threats, being the litigious thugs they are.
But in a few years - say three at the max, Android makers will realise that these patents are really worthless, and back away from their agreements.
In any case a few billions in patent royalty is pocket change for Microsoft, and their bloated manpower will plunge them into the death spiral since Windows is becoming fast irrelevant in the only space it serves - viz, the desktop.