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Comment Re:None of that is Apple's Enterprise Problem (Score 1) 86

Right, but who said anything about changing that? They just want to make iOS devices work more effectively in an enterprise setting - that means tablets, phones etc.

There's no reason that iPads (for example) couldn't be used as handy video conference devices, especially at remote/off-site/smaller sites alongside all the current IT infrastructure.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 86

Funny, you seem to think that products can only be bought for personal use.

What, I wonder, do you think this deal is designed to address? Perhaps it has something to do with wanting to make iOS devices more enterprise-friendly (they already have rudimentary enterprise support with curated app stores and local app deployment, but you think this chicken and egg problem shouldn't be solved because they're "consumer devices".

Whoever would buy an automobile! The roads are designed for horses and carts! There are hay stops and water troughs for the horses! Cars are nit designed for that! Pity the thought!

Comment Re: Perhaps if Apple devices weren't so locked dow (Score 1) 204

There are no non-privileged files on the iPhone.

The filesystem doesn't use the same model that a PC does, but you know that going into the purchase and would decide such a device is not for you and buy an Android device instead.

You're criticising the iPhone for not doing things you think it should be able to do. If it doesn't work the way you want it to then there are other smartphones that do.

Do you expect that Apple should make the iPhone work the way you want it to, just because?

That's no different than expecting all Android phones working the same way as iPhones.

Choices exist for a reason.

Comment Re:Upstart? Scarebus? Comparison to Concorde? (Score 1) 345

It didn't go supersonic over land on either side of the world. They waited until they were out over water before doing so for the sake of the people on the ground.

There was no getting away from the fact that it was a noisy aircraft though - 4 large turbojets will do that.

Comment Re:Upstart? Scarebus? Comparison to Concorde? (Score 1) 345

The Concorde also changed size (considerably) when in supercruise due to thermal expansion and it didn't leak, but it also wasn't built entirely of titanium and only had to consider mach 2, not mach 3 and beyond that made the SR-71 such a remarkable aircraft for the time.

Comment Re:Impressive, if true (Score 1) 248

The GP is using the Kerbal Space Program value - it takes 800-900 m/s to get to Mun from low Kerbin orbit, but the Kerbal solar system is scaled down by about a factor of ten while the values for gravity are similar to the real solar system - Kerbin has the same gravity as the Earth but is ten times smaller, for example.

Comment Re:Not streamed at 256Kbps (Score 1) 574

My quote specifically mentioned Spotify, Beats and Apple Music, and while it didn't mention other services like Tidal directly, those also exist. It specifically applied to more than just Apple music - I looked for a quote that encompassed more than just Apple (I assume you actually read the quote and/or article and didn't just look at the URL and draw your conclusions?)

I'm also amazed that you're putting so much stock in a slashdot UI thing that I had totally forgotten existed in the ten years since I started using this site. I have nothing against you personally here, but you sure seem to be very sensitive about how you're perceived. I'm not the one here trying to "evade" the topic. I'm also not the one trying to make this personal.

You made an assumption, I corrected it with a sourced quote that covered multiple music streaming services, then also performed a network test on one of them (I don't have accounts for the others) to confirm that the advertised streaming rate was accurate.

This is all on the back of a story about Neil Young pulling his music from all streaming services over his belief that they are lower quality than any other music distribution system invented since he was alive, including AM radio and 8 track tape.

I'm not sure how you can draw the conclusion that I "[don't] know something about" this topic. If you can point out where I've made a factual error worthy of classifying my comments as "ignorant noise" then I'm all ears.

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