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Comment Re:Helpful but not that helpful (Score 1) 98

I think the OPERA team, judging from the various responses to criticisms, have been very thorough in avoiding the most obvious mistakes, such as GPS frame dragging etc.

My initial thought is that perhaps the GPS distance calculated between the two points uses an arc, i.e. along the curve of the earth and that the neutrinos traveling along a straight line caused the error, but I'm pretty sure that something that obvious would have been noticed after they repeated the experiment 15'000 times.

Comment A tale of Two Steves (Score 1) 988

It's more than a little ironic that both Steves had apopleptic fits when confronted with Google, one because Microsoft couldn't fuck Google search over the way they fucked over everyone else until then and one because Google had the temerity to make its own phone in competition to Apple.

Now, fast forward a couple of years and one Steve is dead and the iPhone is behind Android in the market and the other Steve, while not dead, has messed things up so badly that no one takes him seriously any more.

Is this where the saying, "Killing two birds(Steves) with one stone(Google)" comes from?

Comment Samsung needs better lawyers (Score 1) 148

They really do. When I read about Samsung's lawyers not being able to distinguish between their own device and apple's, I thought that Samsung deserved to fail in court. This particular battle between apple and samsung is about as evil and bad for the market as it gets, but apple seems to have done their homework, although I am surprised at how pro-apple the law is.

Comment Re:This is a software thing (Score 1) 556

The guy you replied to is right. There certainly are quite a few who have had pretty bad experiences with the approval process. Friend of mine here in Switzerland removed both his apps from the appstore after Apple accused him of stealing code.... from an earlier version of his own fucking app. Yes, it is that retarded.

Comment Re:Piffle (Score 1) 556

I'm a sysadmin for a lare design agency that is about 70% Mac. I've grown to really hate Apple for dropping of the XServe and all the server related products, and that's not talking about the anger I feel for the increasingly erratic usability and interoperability issues that OSX is bringing lately. Apple's deliberate hostility towards anything legacy, such as its dropping of all PPC support in 10.7 (and all Mac OS 9 support back in 10.5) makes supporting Apple a much more expensive proposition than supporting windows, even though OSX needs much less in the way of support than windows does in my experience.

In your post, you're only wrong about one point: Imaging a Mac from a standard image is a lot easier than it is in windows. You don't actually need pxe.

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