Simplifying does NOT mean "show what I think are the 4 most important controls and hide the other 47 behind a menu icon."
Is there oil underneath them? Yes? No worries -- the U.S. will intercede.
It will be ONE WHOLE YEAR MORE before they get into NFC in a big way!* This will certainly doom them, just like how they went out of business when they were late to the MP3 party, and again when they were late to the smartphone party, and again when they didn't let people install apps on their smartphones on Day 1, and then again when they didn't ship the first tablet...
Those morons, in the last 15 years they've doomed themselves so many times they just have to sit in the corner and console themselves with the fact that they're one of the biggest and most profitable company in the world. IDIOTS!
So wrong on so many levels. 1) Apple DOES has A solution for payments, just maybe not the one you want. 2) NFC is not the ONLY reason that someone will or won't buy a new iPhone. (Fun fact: they sold FOUR MILLION in the first 24 hours.) 3) Things CAN and WILL change. That year will go by pretty quick. They aren't going to miss the boat entirely just because they're not on it this year. 4) Did you notice Apple is the biggest company in the world? They have some smart people there doing good work. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, they analyzed their options and decided this was the best, and MAYBE it'll turn out that that's true.
* Besides all the pull they have with retailers and credit card companies to make them use Apple on the back-end... besides that one little detail, DOOMED!
Totally different. Kosmo was a web 1.0 company trying to do this, while Uber is a web 2.0 company. (Or is it 3.0, now that we've ditched gradients and went back to using vowels?) Anyway, it's totally gonna work this time. The rules of space, time, and economics are all different now.
You know how when you first look at a block of words, your eyes and brain kind of skip around, read things out of order, and occasionally change words to fit what you think you're reading? My brain's first impression of this poll was...
To prepare for a mass ejaculation, I
_ Do nothing
_ Stockpile toilet paper
At that point, I figured I was reading it wrong.
In either case, my first answer is "Back up my data and foil-wrap the drive." Then the toilet-paper thing.
> at one point "research" showed that jeans
> were responsible for higher risk of cancer
Erm, are you sure that wasn't "genes"?
Favorite line from a comedian long ago: "I'm not sure about research, though. 'We took a 4-ounce lab rat, fed him 22 pounds of saccharine, and he developed a tumor!' Well, NO SHIT!"
Funnier with das link.
I had all those problems with the stream too. (The interlacing, especially, made me LOL.) Tried to watch for about the first third, then gave up. It also jumped back in time repeatedly, sometimes all the way to the beginning. At one point it was JUST getting good, then it bounced back a few minutes to the middle of the game demo.
One more problem: the stream problems led to problems with the web pages themselves, if you were watching it in a browser. And since the stream was embedded into the apple.com homepage -- not jus the
Extra bonus funny: coverage at theverge.com got images up BEFORE I saw them on the "live" stream. Obviously the stream was buffered a bit, but DAMN those guys at The Verge were FAST. They're getting pretty good at this. Multiple text posts and pictures EACH MINUTE. I don't like much about the verge, but their event coverage is pretty great.
At least #livestream on twitter had a LOT of funny comments to pass the time with.
What is exactly is your threshold for when a product should be created? That it does everything? That everyone likes it? Apple will sell METRIC SHITLOADS of these and do just fine, thankyouverymuch.
MOST Apple products are a little overpriced and underspecced upon release. Look at the original iPod -- it was indeed expensive, had no wireless, and "less space than a Nomad." Then it TOOK OVER THE WORLD. The MacBook Air was a little slow and $1699 or $1799 at launch, and then OH LOOK, the WHOLE PC INDUSTRY tried to copy it with the whole "ultrabook" thing, and by the way Airs start at $899 now.
So yeah, the first batch will be sold to people who are willing to spend $349 to see texts without digging out their phone. Then they'll get cheaper, more powerful, and more useful over the next few years. There is LOTS that could be done here. Maybe they'll create the pico-SIM and you'll be able to use it without your phone, and they'll push telcos into supporting it for free since it uses so little data. Etc etc etc. THIS IS JUST REV ONE. Stay tuned. And if you don't like it, don't buy it. Get a pebble or a moto or a samsung or whatever. Or don't. Apple will do just fine without you.
And finally, "a gigantic set of the population" DOES still wear watches. Apple became the most valuable company in the world JUST A FEW YEARS after introducing the iPhone, the original target of which (as announced by Steve Jobs at MWSF, January 2007) was just 1% of the phone market. A product at which Steve Ballmer famously laughed. Don't worry about Apple. They'll do OK with 1% of the watch market, too.
Favorite old joke: "When I die, I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather... not wide awake and screaming, like the 4 passengers in the car he was driving."
"who hasn't yet dumped a bucket of icy water over his or her head for charity?"
Me. Because fuck you if you think you can publicly shame me into giving money to a cause when I could name a hundred other equally worthy causes. Also, I don't brag about my charitable donations.
> Read on for the rest of Bennett's thoughts
Don't! It's a trap! A long, drawn out, whiny, 6,959-word-long trap!
Guys, wake up: Soulskill and timothy are sitting on a mountain of Dice money and they have nothing better to do than troll Slashdot's millions of loyal readers, day in, day out. It's the only explanation that I can think of.
Well, it's either that, or they're a combination of retarded enough to think drivel like this is newsworthy and they don't give enough of a shit about their audience to bother to read the comments -- or if they do, they absolutely REFUSE to take them into account *cough*BETA*cough* -- but that thought is just way too depressing. I'd rather think they're malicious douchebags, than retards with keys to the kingdom. *sigh*
"This fun isn't for eager multitaskers."
Fun?!? Did you perhaps mean "phone"? I really wonder sometimes if you even read the submissions at all or do you just automatically approve every Nth one.
So much for the new corporate overlords classing up the joint any.
Let's see how Slashdot can manage to munge THIS tag up.
> It is hard to overeat on apples.
Wrong. Many people who want to "eat healthy" start eating lots of fruits and yes, there is such a thing as too much. I doubt I can pick the one source you'd believe so go ahead and google "too much fruit" and see what you find.
And this isn't just a case of "well duh, of course too much of *anything* is bad" -- it's pretty easy to exceed the limit. Not a worry for the average person, but for those who throw out all food and literally eat nothing but fruit (or close to it) it's a real problem. Especially if they make juice from fruit, because it's *really* easy to consume a lot of juice.