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Comment Re:Amen to that (Score 1) 591 591

I find it curious that 90+% of your downloads come from pirates as I wouldn't have thought the majority of iphones would be jail broken. Anyone know what the percentage is? Out of interest how do you determine the percentage of your downloads that are attributed to pirates?

Comment Re:DRM, restrictions, outcry (Score 1) 610 610

Nothing that I could do, or figure out how to do, would trigger the 'capture text for copying' function that I've inadvertently triggered in the past.

You're making a valid point here, I've had similar issues with it not quite working as I'd expected.

It's good that you've stepped forward to be the spokesperson for 'the fanboys' Baselbrush... but this is developers.slashdot.org not your usual apple.slashdot.org. Don't you feel kinda out of place here??

But you've turned into a troll by the end.

Comment Re:Surprised? I'm not.. (Score 1) 789 789

"But with all this, it is not surprising that Apple doesn't want flash anywhere near their new products even if this kills their former ally."

You haven't even touched on the reasons for this. It's not about lack of loyalty, business infidelity, or product bugginess, it's about Jobs's need to control all software that runs on the platform. With flash, applications can be downloaded and run on demand inside a browser. Apple can't have that.

Given that most of the functionality offered by flash can be duplicated in HTML5 which Apple supports your argument there seems a bit hollow. Sure Apple is trying to push the tech that they prefer but for good reason given the bugginess and performance issues with Flash. Fact is there are already a lot of "applications" out there that will run in the browser without Apples approval; just look at the offerings from google.

Spam

Submission + - A plan for (comment) spam

Sun writes: "I have just published a suggestion for a comment mechanism that will, I think, advance us an important step toward stopping comment spam in blogs. Non-spam comments welcome.

In a nutshell, commenters are asked to have their computer solve a cryptographic riddle, thus increasing the cost of posting spam to blogs as comments. The idea is not new, as such. I have seen similar suggestions for email. Unlike email, however, I believe it is feasible for blog comments."
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Posts Open Letter on Open XML & ODF

An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday, Microsoft posted an open letter entitled 'Interoperability, Choice and Open XML'. Although I could write a book as a reply to the letter, I think that there are /. members who are better qualified for this task. Among the contents of the letter are accusations of IBM for 'smoke and mirrors' as well as 'ODF being tied to OpenOffice' (but Open XML, at the same time, is apparently not tied to MS Office). The term 'customer' is also mentioned ten times, revealing the true root of their Open XML intentions: to keep everyone as a *paying* customer.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Aussie executive dumps on iPhone

Mister Inbetween writes: "The second-in-charge at Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications company, has launched a withering attack on Apple's new iPhone. "Stick to your knitting," he tells Apple. "Apple is not a mobile phone manufacturer, that's not their knitting." He says "people overreacted to it", there was "not a lot of tremendously new stuff" to it, they bungled the trademark issue and the battery replacement issue sucks."
Power

Submission + - Canada ready to fight over Kyoto

mdsolar writes: "A friend let me know about this article http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6363677.stm saying that the canadian parliament has voted to force the government to meet its obligations under Kyoto http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/kpeng.html. Acording to the article "The bill gives the government 60 days to table a detailed plan for getting in line with the Kyoto targets."

For the US, a 20% reduction in emissions is needed from current levels. This could be accomplished through efficiency efforts alone if the information presented yesterday at the Great Energy Efficiency Day IV http://www.ase.org/content/article/detail/3531 are correct http://www.ase.org/uploaded_files/geed_2007/wooley _efoundation.pdf"
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Radar love--through the Zune

wile_e_wonka writes: "Searching for nearby Zunes... None found.
Searching for nearby Zunes... None found.
Searching for nearby Zunes... "Lola" found.

Sending "Hello" by Lionel Richie

Receiving "Hi There" by Killdozer

Sending "Do You Come Here Often?" by The Tornados Ridin' the Wind

Receiving "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys

Sending "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns 'N' Roses
Sending "What Brings You Here?" by Sandra Knight . . ."

"There is such a fine line between genius and stupidity." - David St. Hubbins, "Spinal Tap"

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