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Comment: iAD http://advertising.apple.com/ since iOS4 (Score 4, Informative) 161

by tuppe666 (#47918689) Attached to: Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

"With iAD you can get your message out to millions of people worldwide who use Apple products every day. Connect with users as they listen to music on iTunes Radio or while they use their favourite App Network. Find your audience using targeted tools built upon a foundation of registration and media consumption datahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v... start at 44 Min The idea is you spy on people in Apps not in search, because people spens 97% of their time in apps

+ - Gamergate may impact the 4th quarter sales of consoles->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "Slashdot had a report on the Gamergate — http://slashdot.org/index2.pl?... — but that report is a political correct and sanitized version of what has been going on

The truth is much messier than what has been portrayed

Gamers are getting very angry of being accused by the industry, the feminists, the bloggers and the politically correct media of being sexist, racist, misogynistic and the way they have been treated by many online sites, including a blatant and heavy handed silencing pogrom by reddit

The politically correct media, including BBC, has widely circulated the story of a female blogger threatened but conveniently omitting stories of others who have been similarly threatened — just because they were not of the female gender — in their exercise to portray the gamers as misogynistic, bas backfired

The 4th quarter sales of game consoles is traditionally the most important quarter as most parents would make the purchase for their children — but as this outrage goes on, and sparks fly, parents may opt to buy tablets for their kids instead"

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+ - Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Dodging-> 2

Submitted by reifman
reifman (786887) writes "A thousand unionized healthcare workers protested outside Microsoft's Seattle offices over its Nevada tax dodge on Friday. Microsoft shareholders have pocketed more than $5.34 billion in tax savings as Washington State social services and schools have taken huge cuts. In a hearing Wednesday, the Supreme Court suggested it may hold the Legislature in contempt and order it to repeal all tax breaks to restore proper funding to K-12 schools and universities."
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Comment: Time to cut prices (Score 1) 98

by tuppe666 (#47806229) Attached to: AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229

I suspect my next CPU will be arm(MIPS). I am astonished that I see I CPU the cost of several 1080p tablets. I am a little tired of all the posters of my computer does everything... I would love a faster machine, but at these prices they can whistle, and that is without the escalating cost of ram... and Microsoft bleeding it's monopoly to those tied into it.

+ - SPAM: Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years Of Service

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airfuz (3806221) writes "Microsoft took a bold move announcing that users have to move away from the old version of internet explorer to the new version 11. And now not long after that, Microsoft announced that they are shutting down the 15 year old MSN Messenger. Most people have moved away from the service to Facebook and other mobile based messenger such as Whatsapp and so MSN is left with few users. But still, ending a 15 year messaging service like the MSN Messenger means something to the one's who grew up using it.
[spam URL stripped]..."

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Comment: Nokia is a not a Phone company (Score 4, Insightful) 67

by tuppe666 (#47795023) Attached to: Post-Microsoft Nokia Offering Mapping Services To Samsung

The option remains open to, for example, purchase Jolla...

Pun not intended...but that boat has sailed at least for Nokia. Nokia might be free of the shackles of Microsoft, but who is lest to care. Elops misguided 1:1 conversion from symbian to Windows Phone strategy when its company was twice the size of Apple and four times the size of Microsoft and growing has failed. it is not even in the top 10 of phone manufactures. Its brand irreparably tarnished.

Elop is his desire to sell Nokia to Microsoft for Millions in his own pocket has cost Nokia billions, has cost tens of thousands of employees jobs(some still to go), manufacturing worldwide(Luminas are simply another third party Chinese phone), even its headquarters has been sold off. Its carrier connections destroyed though Its infrastructure is simply none existent. What is left is not a phone company...just another patent troll(I know they own more) waiting for a big buyout.

I wish Jolla all the best, but for any success anyone e.g. Intel, Lenovo, Facebook all would be better choices. Nokia is simply not a contender.

Comment: Why rewrite history...Again (Score 0) 67

by tuppe666 (#47794859) Attached to: Post-Microsoft Nokia Offering Mapping Services To Samsung

...the lumia hardware has been nothing short of spectacular....

Except it wasn't. At launch it had a distinctive look(Like the N9), but the hardware failed to capitalise on Nokia technology...because it wasn't built by Nokia. It was part of Elops move to a more Apple model...or Designed in Finland(by Microsoft!?). High end camera technology simply ignored, keyboards simply not an option, and hardware dictated to by Microsoft.The fact that early models not upgradeable, due (in part) to their weak specification is simply more petrol on the burning platform that is Windows Phone.

In fact the only place the phones make sense was right at the low end of the market...which is where they did sell some in the western world, and then failed to capitalise(simply where not interested in!?) on it before the rise of the Motorola G...Project Svelte...Motorola E...Android One...Blah Blah Blah

Comment: Spinning Statistics (Score 1) 83

by tuppe666 (#47770993) Attached to: $33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

I don't like the posting of netmarketshare as gospel especially when they adjust their data, but quoting wikipedia as a measure is simply spinning figures in a "I don't even give a fuck about reality way" A quick look at statcounter shows firefox usage slightly down http://gs.statcounter.com/#bro... and at 18%. Netshare shows firefox slightly down at http://marketshare.hitslink.co... as 15%. Not a million miles from each other, but the trends basically show firefox usage is pretty flat. Even these figures are less of a reflection of how badly firefox is doing, but how well chrome is.

Comment: Maybe your logic is wrong...Like insanely wrong (Score 2, Informative) 83

by tuppe666 (#47770937) Attached to: $33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

I noticed this comment had got a five early on...basing on assumptions that the big powerful USA has all the money its smartphone ownership percentage should be highest, I find this astonishing.

The link at the bottom is linked to(Slashdot will not accept a direct link) to Googles amazing tool where TNS have released their survey data on 54 countries and ownership of smartphones, and guess what USA is only the 19th country of percentage of smartphone ownership per person, drawing with Canada. India is already at 7%, and that is without phones dropping to $30; Google is targeting India with the Android One(A reference phone) at cheaper than Motorola E prices. India already has 7% smartphones that is 85.9 Million smartphone owners(Looks Like A billion mobile users realistic)...to put that in perspective the USA has only 148.5 Million.

Tomi provides unnecessary commentary to this data. The http://communities-dominate.bl...

The ignorance of American people on the world is astonishing.

Comment: Linux is Linux (Score 1) 826

by tuppe666 (#47750749) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

No it didn't. Android did. GNU/Linux is still pretty irrelevant outside of cheap servers

I beg to differ. It even has the largest growth in under $300 laptops. https://www.google.com/chrome/...

You seem to bogged down some crazy definition. When whether you are using a chromebook, an Android phone, or Ubuntu/Debian you have a shitload of companies like Samsuing and Google who now as of 2013 are top ten contributers to Linux.

Get over it Linux won. It is why Microsoft is irrelevant outside the Desktop xxx

Comment: Not in this instance (Score 2) 826

by tuppe666 (#47750321) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

And THAT pretty much sums up what has always held Linux back (and probably always will).

Except this is not really a problem with the exception of Slackware and Gentoo two obvious holdouts ...and if you use those distributions you know why.(Go on read the wikipedia on systemd it has some great quotes).

all these distros use systemd - Arch Linux, CoreOS, Debian GNU/Linux(Default for Debian 8 "jessie"),Fedora, Frugalware Linux, Mageia, NixOS, openSUSE,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Sabayon, Ubuntu(Coming). The deal is done.

Oh FYI Linux overtook windows back in 2013 is quite well know.

+ - Microsoft Admits Keeping $92B Offshore to Avoid Paying $29B in US Taxes-> 3

Submitted by walterbyrd
walterbyrd (182728) writes "Microsoft Corp. is currently sitting on almost $29.6 billion it would owe in U.S. taxes if it repatriated the $92.9 billion of earnings it is keeping offshore, according to disclosures in the company’s most recent annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The amount of money that Microsoft is keeping offshore represents a significant spike from prior years, and the levies the company would owe amount to almost the entire two-year operating budget of the company’s home state of Washington."
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