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Comment: Re:Riiiiight. (Score 2) 233

by tgetzoya (#48582559) Attached to: Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX
I have a 2013 Ford Fusion with Sync and MyFord Touch. I've honestly not found much issue with it, but that doesn't mean I haven't found any issues. I actually like Sync over what GM and Nissan have for UI but the touchscreen is, admittedly, crap.

The only feature I have but can't use is the speak-to-text feature; I assume that's a Windows Phone only feature. I also don't like how the vehicle reports in maintenance checks. Instead of using my phone's internet capability it makes a phonecall instead.

Other then that, I have no problem with it.

Comment: Re:Maybe the Patent Office will notice (Score 1) 292

by tgetzoya (#45655217) Attached to: JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'
Yes, but I'm thinking more of USPTO process in this case. The patent can still be granted unless someone files a petition citing prior art. After that it may be invalidated based on Bitcoin existing, but my point it that it's still possible that the bank can receive this patent.

Comment: Re:Does not apply to most papers (Score 4, Interesting) 67

The interesting thing is that many newspapers are owner by a larger newspaper. The Boston Globe is/was owned by the NYT, The LA Times is owned by the Chicago Tribune, etc. I think what's missing is a form of brand cohesion, as in naming all newspapers in a family one central name and having a dedicated website for all.

Comment: Re:Shooting for 10.x? (Score 1) 131

by tgetzoya (#44555559) Attached to: GNUstep Kickstarter Campaign Launched
Here's an idea: I bought a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.7 in June of last year. I also bought Panic Coda, which is OSX only. Once OSX 10.x comes out that no longer supports my hardware, I can install Debian/GNUStep and continue to use Coda. I will admit I'm not heavy into Apple only apps, but I'm willing to bet there are many out there that are and this would be a great way of continuing to use things paid for without having to go out and buy expensive new versions of hardware.

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