It's been gradual but i think we can say it's official that The Big Apple has become The Big Fuck You.
You have obscene pricing, crooked cops, they completely ignoring everything bad going down on Wall Street (and their major cocaine habit), they are a nanny city telling you that you cant have a large soda and now they are going Big Brother on everyone (that isn't part of the government).
Corporations really dont give a damn about what people do so long as they keep getting money from them. However, governments are just itching to break out the swat team for a double parked car.
I think it's time to blow the bridges and drag it out to sea with all the vermin on it.
Nokia has really shot itself in the foot. They could have pushed the porting effort to get Qt on Android and then get a nice native app ecosystem going but instead they went the (classically) shortsighted take-the-money route with Microsoft. Now they are stuck with this burden called Windows 8 Phone which is on a whooping 4% of cell phones. Windows 8 Phone just needs some apps, right? Well it's bad enough to come into the game late but when you have a hostile environment for developers (developers! developers!) you are not going to get anything but crappy ports from Android or iOS from developers that dont know any better.
It seems this culture of CEOs/board members coming and going on a regular basis has made corporate investments shortsighted.
I'm safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!!
i know an engrish translation when i see it.
Zynga would never copy other peoples' games!
According to this theory, if you are dont get negative feedback it makes you confident so you act polite and dishonest then conversely if you get a lot of negative feedback it makes you unsure of yourself so you are rude but truthful. I get a lot of flack for pointing these kind of things out but this this theory is total bunk.
OH SHIT! PARADOX!
British firms have sold covert surveillance equipment to the former Egyptian regime, as well as to Iran and Syria in recent months...
Perhaps it's just me but shouldn't said British firms be the ones to be punished?
Homey don't play that game.
Maybe they thought he was the Terminator or some other evil cyborg from the future.
That's it! I knew there was something fishy about those Canadian folks.
don't hate the player hate the game
if there are no players, there is no game ergo the players are the game.
i looked in on this project to help earlier this year and found that it's 100% bullshit.
1) the Open Compute Project claims to want energy efficiency but they are using AMD Operon and Intel XEON chips (so inefficient!) instead of something power efficient like ARM chips. why? in case you didnt see, the project is COMPLETELY run by big businesses that have proprietary bullshit that they want to run.
2) they also claim to be making low cost machines. those chips cost >$500 each which is waaaaaay more than any ARM chip. right now you can get quad core ARM chips running at 1.2 GHz and 2.2 GHz in the near future so dont give me that "ARM isnt fast enough!" bullshit.
Open Compute is a fraud
Now when you refuse their Terms of Service your CPU overheats.
AT&T Hacked By 11-Year-Old. Demands 20 Year Sentence
be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.
if you dont like what the technology is doing or will do to you then dont use it! the point of technology was never to take over, it was to assist. feel like your cell phone has become a tether? use a land line! think your lawn mower is making you lazy? break out some scissors! scissors cutting into your sense of being? start ripping stuff with your hands!
frankly, i like the idea of technology making sure that when i say, "i think i'm having a heart attack" and fall over my roomba comes out with a defibrillator. it would also be nice to know that when i get shot, my cloths can communicate to get me help or possibly tell my car drive me to the hospital if i'm far away.
technology is a tool and if you dont understand that, so are you.
there's an app for that.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.