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Comment: Use the technology on a chromebook (Score 0) 66

Ok I love the idea of a having a phone where I can choose the bits that are important to me. I will buy one of these phones, assuming they can sort out the cost issues(and get it to work)

What I would be more interested in is parts being interchangeable with a chromebook, although I would want mine to be running debian(based!?) distribution. Hell I think a computer with parts that fit together like sticklebricks is my dream.

Comment: Does not take a lot to be evil today (Score 1) 2

by tuppe666 (#48265979) Attached to: Google's Nexus 6 sold out within a few minutes - sounds like shenanigans

Running out of stock in minutes is certainly not evil. It is not even good PR. It pissed people off like it did last time...and the time before. The Nexus is simply very desirable, and its reputation continues to grow. Other companies should learn from the reasons for its successes...which is its point.

The real news is Google embracing as opposed to fighting USA heavily subsidised phones. That, and its choice of choosing a pocket sized internet device as its only phone.

The pretense that demand massively higher that supply is evil is pure spin. The only evil I see here is perhaps a rather fanatic fanboy getting upset that a phone without an "i" in front daring to have huge demand. Although to be honest after seeing all the spin on how wonderful credit card companies suddenly are to defend apple pay as opposed to the thieving bastards that they are who take from those that can least afford their homes, who get the police to evict children onto the street. That is fucking evil...and pretending credit cards are good.

Comment: Storage is not same as GUI Design (Score 1) 370

by tuppe666 (#48180177) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

I dislike most of Apples hardware choices. Ignoring the fact that say that ZIP drives where pushed by apple. CD and Floppy where sacrificed for weight...actually moved to external caddies, which is where they should be, as they were (increasingly) occasional use devices. My CD\DVD still gets utilised in my computer and I lament there was never a local;cheap;large enough;versatile;small replacement to replace it,Cloud and USB are better in their own ways, but not a real replacement. My ever growing raided hard drive storage is simply burning electricity, and my fear of losing everything grows.

Comment: This is nothing Like GamerGate (Score 3, Insightful) 993

This happens online a lot. It's bad, it's stupid, most of us oppose it, but as GamerGate shows, it can do real harm.

This is nothing Like GamerGate which was as much about an educated woman calling a routinely demonised group a bunch of cunts...over and over again with a convoluted version of feminism for money championed by the verge...again.(There was some shit about that woman making a game about depression(Good for her) that got maybe more credit than it deserved, which I am really not sure about(Game about depression even if like a simple choice game is cool) and a sex scandal which I love...but nobody got and clearly by my description neither did I).

This is about making changes to the OS that are viewed as unpopular...ribbonbar, real names in youtube, removing reatures from nautilus. Gnome Shell, the list is endless.

Comment: Nothing to do with Open Source (Score 1) 993

This is entirely to do with breaking something popular; something that worked well. In truth I think pulseaudio is wonderful...but I haven't forgotten the breakages for many, even if the fault laid elsewhere(Ubuntu and Audio) drivers. I am pretty ambivalent about systemd, but I understand why *faster* startup is important. Overall my experience is better for Lennart, but again this is not about Open source, but major changes/regressions for little gains...worthwhile only historically. It pisses people off.

This really raises questions why Apple under Jobs an obvious competitor can release irreparably faulty(Antergate,Bendgate...a little thanks to Verge, Camera problems) buggy products and have it defended, Releasing Buggy/Incomplete Products(Maps/iOS8) or even slowing down products that worked to unworkable(every version of iOS on every iPhone)

Maybe the real problem is Marketing or transparency or community involvement whatever stops the users(Developers) feeling helpless (Jobs would smile in a turtleneck and say you don't want those droids) to being forced to suffer major inconveniences. I object to Lennart kicking back at what seems like an ungrateful community(sic), but really its a cry for support in an area he (and Mr Cook) don't have.

That said what a man.

+ - Apple to Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A U.S. district judge ruled last week that a decades-old antitrust lawsuit regarding Apple's FairPlay DRM can move forward to a jury trial (PDF). The plaintiffs claim that in 2004, when "Real Networks launched a new version of RealPlayer that competed with iTunes", Apple issued an update to iTunes that prevented users from using their iPods to play songs obtained from RealPlayer. Real Networks updated its compatibility software in 2006, and Apple introduced a new version of iTunes that also rendered Real Networks's new update ineffective. The plaintiffs reason that they were thus "locked in" to Apple's platform, and as a result "Apple was able to overcharge its customers to the tune of tens of millions of dollars". If the plaintiffs succeed, media content purchased online may go the way of CDs and be playable on competing devices."

Comment: No this is PR (Score 1) 304

by tuppe666 (#48010795) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

So it's a hype?
Who would have thought that!

Ironically this is all about Public relations and nothing about the truth, and nobody thinks its apple can tell the truth anymore.. Apples standard to simply lie about everything from taxies to white plastic to antennas to how there devices should be used.If finally catching up with them.

I look forward to the truth coming out.

+ - Microsoft on US Immigration: It's Our Way or the Canadian Highway

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Even as it cuts about 14% of its workforce, Microsoft is complaining that the company might be denied some of the "roughly" 1,000 H-1B visas for foreign workers it intends to seek, and made it clear that the company could shift some work to Canada or overseas if it can't get talent on its terms. "If I need to move 400 people to Canada or Northern Ireland or Hyderabad or Shanghai, we can do that," said William Kamela, a senior federal policy lead at Microsoft, who later explained that about 60% of Microsoft’s workforce is in the U.S., yet it makes 68% of its profits overseas (where it also stashes its cash out of IRS reach). Kamela made the statements on a panel at a two-day conference on high-skilled immigration policy, where he sat next to Felicia Escobar, special assistant to President Barack Obama on immigration. The day before the conference, Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us PAC — which counts Bill Gates as a Founder and Steve Ballmer and Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith as Major Contributors — posted its "MythBusters" video on H-1B visas."

Comment: Android Beats Apple Again (Score 1) 206

by tuppe666 (#47969623) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

I am an Android user

Me too, and I think that the fact that I have a 5.5" Phone in my pocked that cost a third the price of the iPhone, and in every way is better. Screams otherwise. I like my music Bass heavy and headphones to look good...like my phone, hell I could use the money I save by not buying an Apple.

Comment: iPhone users are the snobs. (Score 0) 206

by tuppe666 (#47969595) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

iPhone users, by and large, couldn't care less what kind of phone you use. The world needs more options and fewer snobs.

l notice ugen got modded up in this topic with "In other news Hyundai outsells BMW 4 to 1. To each his own." nothing at all snobby in that comments...no...not at all. I have my Porche phone ;)

Comment: Shipped figures vs Sale figures (Score 1, Informative) 206

by tuppe666 (#47969573) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

Apple always reports actual sales

No...no...nope from a random 10K..."Product is considered delivered to the customer once it has been shipped and title and risk of loss have been transferred. For most of the Company’s product sales, these criteria are met at the time the product is shipped. For online sales to individuals, for some sales to education customers in the U.S., and for certain other sales, the Company defers recognition of revenue until the customer receives the product because the Company retains a portion of the risk of loss on these sales during transit."

So measure like every other company.

Comment: Apple repeated Myth No #1078 (Score 0) 206

by tuppe666 (#47969489) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

Apple uses the actually sold numbers, Android used the hidden in the supply chain number.

Apple NEVER has used sold it has always stated that it counts them as sold because if only ships what it know it will sell. Always has check its the investment part of its site. It is actually more hilarious as Apple has to *cough* adjust its iPad figures after what was excused as changes in supply chain. We know see it is as Apple simply failing to sell iPads.

Tell Me another

Comment: Definations (Score 1) 206

by tuppe666 (#47969263) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

iPhone is a product, android is an industry.

Know they are both products, just on the iPhone...iOS...the OS is a Unique Selling Point, and it used to be a pretty good one. As opposed to Android sold at Zero cost to Manufactures of Phones, for collecting the revenue from Advertising and the revenue from the Play store.

You can only argue which has the better model(Short term profits vs Long term Market share), I personally think Androids is better long term.

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