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Comment Re:Dumbest idea, ever (Score 1) 282

It is more like

2001 - iPod
2007 - iPhone

IMHO the iMac, iTunes, and iPad were not truly innovative. They were incremental developments of existing products.

The issues Apple will face are

1. Staying ahead in areas where it is already ahead
2. Catching up fast enough in areas where it is behind
3. Jumping ahead by developing another true innovation.

These 3 things get harder to do as you grow market share and release more products. It is hard to stay on top forever. Many have tried and they have all failed so far ... or enough time hasn't passed yet. ;-)

Comment Re:Define "computing" (Score 2) 391

I agree. Computing vs consuming or creating vs consuming.

Most computer users are using them as consuming devices. Not that there is anything wrong with it but I'm pretty sure without mobile devices Apple would be right where it was 8 years ago.

I also agree that the consumer market has been Microsoft's to lose and so far they are doing a darn good job at losing it.

Comment Re:Gullible Moron! (Score 1) 166

I agree. However, I can't help but to think how digital sampling is the exact opposite problem. Taking a good quality analog source with smooth curves and then making it digital with a jagged curve. Now I understand the theory behind it all that if the sampling is done at or above a certain frequency then it will be just as good as the source. It just found the super mario example silly and humorous.

Maybe with enough the right square stretching algorithms we won't be able to notice ... or perhaps the sound will improve! ;-)

Comment Re:Why the hell is a permit needed? (Score 1) 132

This! It makes no sense to require a permit to exterminate these things.

I live in south FL, I have never seen one of these snakes but iguanas are taking over in some areas. Southern FL is a very welcoming ecosystem for many creatures. We have all kinds of invasive species from snakes and iguanas to white flies and lion fish. ...

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