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Comment: Open web, not open computing (Score 1, Informative) 944

by laurensv (#32030754) Attached to: Steve Jobs Publishes Some "Thoughts On Flash"

"Tacky that his first point is that Flash is proprietary, when Apple restricts the apps that can be installed on the phone. Pot, meet kettle."
A bit unfair in the resume as Steve Jobs does address this point in the letter:
"we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the web should be open. Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. "
I, for one, do see the point of that and it has been mentioned here before that from the start iPhone, iPod touch en iPad web browser are not restricted.
This follows the same logic I see with Google. Keep the internet as unrestricted as possible and that open pltform will bring the best things for the most users.

Comment: Re:Yeah, but... (Score 1) 814

by laurensv (#29663765) Attached to: Most Mac Owners Also Own a Windows PC, But Not Vice Versa

In this case I would like to say: put up or shut up. There is no way that there are any "Windows NLE's that rival FCP in features and undercut it in price". None, nada, nothing.
If you sincerely believe this to be the case I would advise you to check the features of Final Cut Studio: http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/finalcutpro/
I think that a Windows package with features at par with Color alone would be a thousand dollar.

Comment: Even one wall/side it works (or stops ppl working) (Score 2, Interesting) 262

by laurensv (#18479279) Attached to: Paint Provides Network Protection
When 14 or so people were to be moved to adjacent building, it was my job (ITmanager) to make sure they had all there network services.
So I asked for wires to every room and one wireless spot in the middle, the DECT repeater in the hallway not far off was enough to get good reception in every room.
A week before they change places I checkt the new cables, new fiber to the spot, the wireless, it all works.
The day they move, I get scrambled calls about the wireless not working properly and the phones even worse.
What happened? The last day the creative head decided everybody needed one or more magneticly painted walls so they can hang work/memos/etc without having leaving little holes in the wall everytime.
So I needed a new DECTrepeater (and new cables from the PABX, which would have cost a little extra when the fiber was laid in place; but now costs as much for the work) and even now 3 rooms down the phone service isn't great, wireless in those rooms sucks.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?