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Comment: Re:Apple made the same mistake (Score 5, Insightful) 390

by servies (#45298133) Attached to: Smartphone Sales: Apple Squeezed, Blackberry Squashed, Android 81.3%

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While their phone is inferior, it is "good enough" for all they need to do

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but mostly because they see that their cheap phone can do EVERYTHING my iPhone can do at a quarter of the price.

So with that last sentence you're saying it's superior to your iPhone....

Comment: Re:Doomsday clock (Score 5, Insightful) 301

by servies (#42589329) Attached to: The World Remains Five Minutes From Midnight

As a Dutch person I can only say: yawn...
If you really think that just a modest spending restraint is the solution to the US debt, then you're an idiot...
The only solution to the US debt is a tax raise and a significant spending restraint.
If you don't get it by now: You're in it till over your heads... It's a miracle you can still breathe...
As a Dutch I really don't get it: more than 50% of the US population is against a tax raise for the 'filthy' rich which only constitutes a maximum of 3% of your population... Why do those (more than) 50% care for those 3%, they certainly don't care for you?....
If those 3% can raise their wealth by driving that 50% into poverty they certainly will do so... The other way around will never happen...
Btw, my taxrate is about 40%, those 'filthy' rich in the US don't even pay half of that with all the shortcuts they can make...

Comment: Re:Only a little evil (Score 1) 305

by servies (#40528259) Attached to: Apple Loses Bid For Emergency Ban On HTC Phone Imports

Why then do people defend Android with "well, you can root it and install whatever you want on it" when people point out things like the fact that Android devices typically hit the market with out of date OS software and usually never see an update, ever?

I don't have to root my Android phone to install software not coming from "Play Store". That's a big difference.
My 1 year old phone had 1 official rom update and is getting updated to an Android 4.0 within a few months, although I also could also update it to another 'unofficial rom as it has been rooted... Thats total freedom...

Comment: Re:How many small businesses don't start... (Score 1) 130

by servies (#40467571) Attached to: US Patent Trolling Costs $29 Billion a Year

So you call up the lawyer and find out that the offer is insultingly small and comes with a catch. If you don't accept it, they are going to start suing you for all the bullshit patents you are violating. You are small, have nothing to fight back with, so what do you do?

Get your shotgun and shoot the lawyer?

Comment: Re:in other words... (Score 5, Informative) 156

by servies (#38874711) Attached to: Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Pirate Bay

Nope, it doesn't sum it up.
The 2 providers who will block were ordered by a court to do so.
The blocking providers are XS4All and Ziggo and they already appealed the ruling, but they still have to implement the block in the meantime.
The other providers were not mentioned in the court order and so they decide not to implement the block unless ordered by court...

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