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Comment: Queue the Samsung apologists (Score -1, Flamebait) 232

by riskkeyesq (#46627065) Attached to: Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video
The video coincidentally happens to feature Apple. Nothing in this judge's history indicates any bias IN FAVOR of Apple. The fact is, the slavish copying of other people's products is Samsung's business model. Refrigerators, televisions, phones, any appliance that can be replicated will be.

Comment: Vapor-wear (Score 1) 62

An unsubstantiated claim about an unannounced product that may or may not include functionality relative to recent biometric hires is adequate to begin a flamefest. I love watching idiots argue about nothing they are privy to. Does one HAVE to be an idiot to be in the AndroidRox Club or does it just seem to draw those kind of people?

Comment: Re:The title says it all. (Score 1) 2219

by riskkeyesq (#46182335) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Exactly. The statement "because we're a community and we want to take everyone with us" grossly misses the point. Sit down, knock it off, and serve the community. Slashdot is a community engaged around content. Save the cornea-assaulting web design to sites whose users think it's cool. Keep it up and there won't be anyone to "take with" you.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

Submitted by wbr1
wbr1 (2538558) writes "It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."

Comment: These streaming services should blame themselves (Score 5, Interesting) 370

by riskkeyesq (#45619729) Attached to: Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off
My business, (as with millions of businesses), exceeds the square footage that's allowed for legally playing a radio. As a result, I pay DMX/Pandora for the privilege. The service sucks. I either need to download an app or load Flash onto my computer to administer the account and the music choice. The rotation is repetitive. It takes between 20 and 45 minutes for the genre or channel to change. The remote control doesn't work properly. The stream inexplicably stops often. Customer service is abysmal. iTunes Radio can't be used in commercial settings. Same with Spotify. And Rhapsody. When one's business practices consist of poor user experience, poor customer support, and poor product delivery one's business deserves to die. This isn't a result of a shit market, it's the result of shit products.

Comment: Stakeholder considerations (Score 1) 1216

by riskkeyesq (#45502373) Attached to: Should the US Copy Switzerland and Consider a 'Maximum Wage' Ratio?
At what point does an exorbitant executive salary burn money that should be returned to the share/stakeholders? Personally, I think we've reached that point in the US. I believe executive pay should be in the hands of shareholders and out of the hands of handpicked compensation committees. It's likely we wouldn't have a need for this type of legislation at that point.

+ - Apple removes ability to sync locally in Mavericks

Submitted by riskkeyesq
riskkeyesq (709039) writes "As I confirmed yesterday with a senior-level tech, Apple has removed the ability to sync one's iPhones or iPads locally using USB or wireless connections to desktop computers, and going forward sync will be an iCloud only process. Would this be a deal-breaker for you?"

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