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Comment: Complete fail (Score 5, Insightful) 54

by rodrigoandrade (#49372229) Attached to: Apple Extends Its Trade-In Program
I don't see this being an advantage for ANYONE:

1. iPhone owners with an older model will get so little credit towards a new phone that they'll think twice before upgrading.

2. Apple fanboys will buy the newest iPhone, trade-in or no trade-in.

3. Android users with fancy devices (Note 4, S6) are fanboys and it'll be a cold day in hell before they switch to Apple.

4. People with regular mid-end Android devices -- see #1 above.

5. Blackberry users generally have company-issued phones, so they're not going to trade them.

6. Windows Phone users are drinking the MS Kool Aid (tm) and anxiously waiting for Windows 10 and the secomd coming of Jesus.

7. The trade-in program isn't available in developing countries yet, where Windows Phones are sold as budget devices (low end models only, of course).

8. So, who's left? Maybe all 3 people who bought a Firefox OS phone?

Comment: Re:Hopefully this gows (Score 2) 167

by rodrigoandrade (#49370109) Attached to: At the Track With Formula E, the First e-Racing Series
And when the Williams FW15C basically created a new sub-category within F1 and then was banned the following season, everyone immediately knew that F1 racing was no longer about advancing technology to make better street cars, but it was all about lining Bernie's pockets.

Seriously, count the tech items in that car that eventually made it to street cars.

Comment: Great alternative to rural areas (Score 4, Informative) 59

by rodrigoandrade (#49353669) Attached to: Facebook Successfully Tests Laser Internet Drones
Mod me down into oblivion if you must, but not everyone lives in Seoul, Tokyo, Stockholm, or NYC with insanely fast fiber optics.

This is going to be great for people in rural areas, developing countries, and others who otherwise would remain hostages to the poor reliability and high latency of radio and satellite internet.

Comment: Regulation is always bad for everyone!! (Score -1, Troll) 60

by rodrigoandrade (#49343349) Attached to: Amazon Blasts FAA On Drone Approvals, Regulations
I never get tired of repeating this. Someday people will learn that all forms of regulation are bad and we'll be on our way to a better world!!!

Government only exists to fuck us all and collect taxes to make its members and business partners richer.

We don't need government help to prosper.

Comment: Re:What guarantees of longevity? (Score 1) 48

by rodrigoandrade (#49343063) Attached to: Facebook Makes Messenger a Platform
It's called a Service Level Agreement.

Basically, you sign a contract with Facebook that says "OK, Facebook, I'm going to build my infrastructure on top of your platform and I require that you support it for the next 15 years, capiche?"

Facebook may say Yay or Nay. Depending on the answer, you take your business elsewhere.

See? No government intervention required.

Comment: Half Who?? (Score 2, Interesting) 215

With so many awesome games out now, plus the backlog of 2014 and 2013, I just don't care about HL3 anymore, and I suspect most gamers are in the same boat.

Secondly, it'll invariably suck simply because people's expectations are just ridiculously high after so much time waiting. Look no further than Doom 3 or Diablo 3 for evidence.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen