Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Yep (Score 2) 488

Ultimately trying to hack in multitasking is a very difficult thing to do. Android has done it properly from scratch simply riding on the shoulders of linux. Apple wanted to make sure the experience is guaranteed so it slowly introduced task switching, and now it has to hack it in. Price to pay It is funny, bit Linux and IOS are at at the 3.11 stage in different ways.

Comment Re:Jobs must be rolling in his grave... (Score 1) 773

There is not much original in that thinking, there is the concept of disruptive technology. It is always sounds great for a company to stick with the premium product with the high margin. The problem with that is that you leave your rear unprotected.

Companies come in that offer cheap, crappy copies of your product. Now while they are doing that, they get better and better at doing what they do. They also capture a part of the market that you are not interested in. This market also get's more and more sophisticated. Suddenly as it turns out a nice sunny morning, you are not that much different and this other company is starting to offer a product that is as good or better than yours and they are established in their market and you are cornered in a market that has no profit any more. You sell a phone for $1000 dollars, they sell a phone for $50 and there is not much difference in the phones.

Let alone all it takes is a disruption on behalf of the underdog ... and your single point of failure is realised.

The only defence is to create a buffer on its rear, but apple might have left it for too long. Much like their founder, he left treatment for too long believing he can handle his condition by "natural" means

Comment Why blunder ? (Score 1) 362

Why is such a great question " what action by Assad could possibly prevent an attack?" be considered a blunder ?

It is a standard and classic question to test if somebody is honest in the reasoning.

"What will it take to change your mind ?"

If somebody answers "nothing" you know they don't believe in their words

Comment Re:I get to bust this one out again. (Score 1) 209

Pick up a helmet you plick ... it easy to say. If you want them to do everything safely in their business, they may as well wait to the fire goes out by it self. Its a high risk job, with shortcuts and quick decisions with some bravery. Mistakes might be made. You wont be making those mistakes, so you can be judgmental. Don't call them

Slashdot Top Deals

"I say we take off; nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." - Corporal Hicks, in "Aliens"