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Comment: Re:It's good (Score 2) 246 246

I don't think you understand the phrase "With respect to a business model".

Sony, IBM, Facebook, eBay, Amazon, Google and many others

please point me to the source code of their *core product*.
Google search algorithms? Closed source.
Sony firmwares? Closed source.
IBM DB2, AIX, Lotus? Closed source.
eBay.com? Closed source.
Amazon.com? Closed source.

The only people who swallow your bullshit are too lazy to check their facts.

So she says.

Comment: My gaming rig (Score 1) 558 558

Intel Core i7 4790
Asus Maximus Ranger VII Mainboard
GeForce GTX 970
8 GB RAM (2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 CL9 9-9-24)
Intel 80 GB SSD
Samsung Evo 830 120 GB SSD
Samsung Evo 850 1 TB SSD
Seagate ST 2000 2 TB SATA
Alfa AC1200 wifi
Hitachi HL-DR-ST BluRay dvdrw
LG 29UM55-P - 29" Ultra Wide IPS Scherm
BenQ G2420HD 24"

Comment: Re:there's a strange bias on slashdot (Score 2) 192 192

Perhaps, if the companies were to pay their fair amount of tax, the EU wouldn't be chasing them for their money. instead these tech companies choose to employ the most drastic of measures to prevent paying up. I'm not surprised the EU takes drastic measures as well to recover these losses.

Comment: Re:Where's the beef? (Score 1) 200 200

> a drug addict, rapist, or mass murderer
Addiction is a medical issue. Rape and mass murder are rather serious crimes. If my child became addicted to a substance, I'd take it in my house at any cost. But in the case of rape or murder, well, that will end family ties for a few decades.

Comment: Re:so, the key to amnesty... (Score 1) 322 322

> But sooner or later everything will move to some sort of desktop/app virtualization where the end user's comp can be anything. It's just a display/interface.

Always the same story since I started out in IT. First centralization, then decentralization. First coupling, then decoupling. First the terminal, then the fat client, then the thin client. First the server web apps, then the native client apps and so on and so on. It's just ping pong.

Comment: Re:It's not THAT much.... (Score 1) 529 529

Those watches don't need an extended applecare plan to be supported for decades. They are made by companies whose core business is making watches. And they are still in prestine condition after half a century. When you suddenly need funds, you can always sell that Rolex you inherited. Now try to imagine a Pawnstars episode with someone offering a 10 year old gold applewatch with a dead battery (not servicable ofcourse), for 10k.

Comment: Re:Bwahahahahahahwahahahaah (Score 5, Insightful) 529 529

It will be really cool to wear in a three years time, when the device is no longer supported for updates. Or in 5 years time, when the batteries are dead, the charger is no longer produced, and the owner realises that it would have been a better investment to buy a real watch for that money. 10k for a watch with a one year warranty, hopefully the owners can afford applecare. Bring out Nelson!

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