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Comment Re:Doesn't surprise me (Score 1) 378

No one has managed to make it work reliably on Windows either. I don't think I've ever encountered a laptop on which Suspend wasn't either a game of Russian Roulette, or a guaranteed way to require a restart.

It works very well on Mac. It works OK on some Windows laptops as well, but many have some sort of problem - and I would guess this comes of poor vendor drivers on the laptop.

Comment Re:We're a tech company... (Score 1) 247

Uber can break whatever laws it wants, and it must take the legal responsibility whatever that turns out to be as determined by a court.

This is true, and if they end up in a court of law and in front of a jury of 12 people, those 12 people can decide whatever they want, such as "not guilty".

That is the 4th pillar of our legal system. No matter what the government says, at the end of the day, we're judged by a jury of our peers, not the government.

So Uber should be judged by a jury of other taxi companies?

Comment Re:Apple copying others again (Score 1) 141

They have pretty much the same catalogue, 25 million plus in Tidal's case.

Pretty much, but not as extensive. Tidal does not have as large a catalog as Spotify.

But even Spotify has holes in its catalog. Songs by artist (some long dead) that are just not available. Fortunately, Spotify allows me to add my own tracks from my own collection and they integrate seamlessly into playlists.

That's one of the things Apple Music is probably going to be good at. It already has Apple Match, so not integrating with your own library would be stupid. That would fill out the holes, and hopefully it also allows Apple not to pay artists whose music you already own - thus leaving more for the artists providing music you haven't already paid for. The shouldn't be a need to pay twice.

Comment Re:Apple copying others again (Score 1) 141

Second, they do have a tier with the same quality as Spotify for the same price.

Tidal is Spotify without the back catalog. I'm not interested in enriching a bunch of fading pop stars from the '90s who I never really cared for to begin with.

They have pretty much the same catalogue, 25 million plus in Tidal's case.

In my opionion, Tidal has better playlists (nice, curated ones with descriptions etc) and better sound quality (lossless). Spotify has better hardware support (Spotify connect), better autogenerators (E.g. make a radio based on a playlist) and is widely integrated (shazam, PS4, runkeeper etc).

Comment Re:Apple copying others again (Score 1) 141

This time it's Tidal, the streaming service built by Jay Z, Madonna, and other artists who want a "fair share" of the streaming music pie. Their business model is incredible: offer the same crap music they've been donig for ages, in supposedly hifi quality (polished turd analogy goes here) for twice the price of Spotify.

First, Tidal wasn't built by Jay Z, Madonna etc. . It started out as a Norwegian company WIMP, and was bought by Jay Z.

Second, they do have a tier with the same quality as Spotify for the same price. They also offer lossless quality tier, which I've subscribed to since it launched with wimp here in Norway. I love the service and the quality, and I just hope the new owners won't ruin it. Exclusive music isn't exactly what I want as a new trend...

Comment Re:0x4650 (Score 2) 141

Without knowing: All money goes into the same pot and gets divided per what's listened to totally. There's no point in doing it per user.

Many artists in Norway is asking for this to happen. The reason? If you look at the listening patterns, they would get a much bigger share of the pie. Those who listen to music and often want to listen to Norwegian artists with which they have a long relationship, tend to listen to fewer songs per month than those who play it more as background noise, using generated playlists etc. Thus, with a per user scheme their slice of the pie wouldn't be marginalized by teens using spotify 10 hours a day.

Comment Re:Minimum Wage (Score 1) 1094

Raising wages increases productivity, demonstrably so: http://www.raisetheminimumwage...

The main reason why raising the minimum wage increases productivity: When the labor cost increases, it becomes more important to use it efficiently - optimizing routines, buying tools and equipment and automating. This has worked very well in Northern Europe - if your business plan demands a salary too low to live on, go think up something else. Also, all your competitors have to pay the same wage - a crucial factor.

If you want to see the other side of the coin, look at third world countries - available capital and know-how is low. You will have large groups of people manually digging, carrying materials to the top of buildings etc.

Comment Re:Affirmative Action (Score 1) 529

Having unprotected sex with no birth control does not imply there was a relationship to begin with. It is the culture or something that person just wants to do and decided to do

Education is also a heavy factor here. Having early and effective education with a focus on birth control - and making these available - is a lot more effective than sweeping this under the rug and teaching abstinence.

Comment Re:Yeah that will work (Score 4, Interesting) 114

I'm not at all a web "programmer", so excuse my ignorance. How exactly would you reliably keep "such a bit of state" without cookies? I only see that happening by essentially putting the cookie, i.e. the session id, as a GET parameter. I hope that's not what you're thinking about because that's even more horrible than using a cookie.

You could add a parameter to the URL, specifying no cookies.

Comment Re:Pot vs. Kettle (Score 1) 100

Are you too young to understand why Microsoft earned the nickname : The Evil Empire? Or are you just completely uninformed and willing to sound like a fool? If this seems rude to you, it is because you know you have no idea what you're talking about.

Microsoft acquired that nickname because of nefarious business practices, not gathering and selling customers' private data.

Comment Re:Pot vs. Kettle (Score 1) 100

It's funny when Google, Apple or Microsoft complain about privacy issues.

Google, sure. But not Apple or Microsoft. For companies like Google and Facebook, you are the product and privacy is a roadblock they work around. Microsoft and Apple represents a different kind of company that wants you to buy actual products from them, and behave far better in this area. When customers desire privacy, these will try to sell you products that delivers this.

Comment Re:Obligatory, #2: Laws of Physics (Score 1) 95

Palm Pre beat them all years ago. I dont understand why it has taken so long for everyone else to offer it.

Because until wireless charging actually is widely available, you can't just use a cable to charge your phone - you need an expensive cable with extra electronics to do so. Rather pointless, unless you want to go completely sealed for a water proof device. Until this happens, support for it in phones is a pointless gimmick. Ikea's move is one of the best things I've heard for the future of wireless charging.