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Comment Re:Apple just has temporary advantage (Score 1) 161

You are comparing a brand new processor to a 3 year old one. A 2 year old iPhone 6 is substantially faster than a brand new Galaxy Note 7. You can of course buy a 2 year old iPhone for much less than a Galaxy Note 7. In in so doing, one would additionally get better user experience, OS, customer support, and resale value. I'm sure you've observed people in your daily life who are completely happy with their 6 year old iPhone 4. Because of their durability and the quality of the materials they are made from, ancient iPhones will often look almost new.

There's no comparison between Apple phones and their Google knock-offs when it comes to performance. People clearly buy the latter for emotional reasons rather than rational ones. In order to feel different, or special, perhaps. Nothing wrong with that. What matters is what makes people happy.

It sounds like you're on the Google bandwagon. Good for you. The important thing is that what you do makes you happy. Don't try to tell people that there is something wrong with wanting the technically superior phone, though. Or mislead them by trying to compare the performance of your brand new phone with an iPhone from early 2013.

Comment Re:This is why I still read /. smartphone threads. (Score 1) 161

Did I say benchmarks? No I did not. I said iPhones have had roughly double the speed of anyone else for the last 3 years. In other words, that the user experience is more enjoyable. The GUI is snappier. Jumping around between apps and tasks is quicker. People love their iPhones because the workflow is more responsive and they are able to get more done faster. In other words, because the user experience is more seamless.

If you think seamlessness of user experience doesn't matter than you are the one who is "clueless".

Comment Apple just has temporary advantage (Score 0) 161

Apple has had roughly double the hardware speed of anyone else since Fall 2013 when the A7 chip came out. They stole a tremendous advantage there. So even their 1.5 year old phones are roughly the same speed as newest Android phones (e.g., iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S7). Apple phones that have the same performance have actually been cheaper than their Google analogs. So people have been buying Android phones for emotional reasons or in order to avoid owning Apple products, which have an image of being mainstream rather than 1337.

However, by next generation we can expect the 64 bit lead they stole to have been closed. Qualcomm will get there. Therefore, we can expect people to be able to purchase Google phones on rational bases again.

Once that happens, only a minority of people will buy Apple anymore. The party Apple's been enjoying will be over. Almost all phones are nearly indistinguishable from Apple phones now as well. Down to every little detail such as the shape of holes used for speakers etc. So Apple's design advantage will also have been neutralized.

If someone like Samsung can come up with something new that iPhones don't have then there won't be any contest.

Comment Not much of a punishment (Score 0) 133

So this guy publishes videos of people not only nude but having sex against their wishes (i.e., in many ways similar to rapes them), invades the private sex lives of others by outing their sexual orientation, and generally makes its money by bullying and mocking people, one defendant finally has enough money to defend himself against his army of lawyers, and all that happens to him is the one site files bankruptcy but then gets bought for 135M?

And here I was thinking that we might finally have something that could help reduce internet abuse.

Comment Apple been weak in everything since Jobs died (Score 2) 472

Before Steve Jobs died Apple were completely creaming everyone in basically everything they did innovation and consumer experience wise. No one else made nearly as good laptops, the iPad was as big a revolution as they get in electronic devices, the iPhone was a complete revolution that bankrupted any company that didn't clone it virtually down to the appearance of every icon in GUI, the iPod, iTunes bankrupted all major record stores, etc -- every 2 years or so they would come out with something that blew everything else out of the water.

Now in the 5 years all we have is a stupid watch.

The difference between Apple with Jobs and Apple under Cook couldn't be starker. This is new to you people??

Comment Re:No (Score 3, Insightful) 1144

What are you talking about? All of these mass murders in the last 6 months have been by Islamists and half of them were outside of the US. France has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. People were mowed down with AK-47s anyway. Belgium they got the same effect with bombs.

You people talking as if this is a U.S. problem with guns are going to cost more people's lives.

Everyone needs to wake up. People are dying left and right. It isn't going to stop until someone confronts and does something about Islamic Terrorism.

Comment Yes it can. We have to destroy ISIS. (Score 1) 1144

Until ISIS gets destroyed rather than "contained", we can expect these mass murders by Islamic terrorists to continue on a nearly monthly basis. Paris was hardly six months ago. Now we have had San Bernadino, Belgium, and Orlando. That's hundreds of people mowed down and blown up by Islamists who want to destroy anyone who isn't Islamic.

We have the technology to crush the Islamic State. Until we do it, this crap is not going to stop. Wake up USA and Europe. Face the issue and act. Innocent people are dying all over the place.

Comment Not bad, but still not there (Score 1) 34

That's a big improvement, but twice the performance would still mean behind Apple. Twice the 810's performance would mean Typhoon (A8) caught, but Twister/A9 still quite a bit ahead. Not the best news for higher end users (e.g., Samsung) trying to compete directly with Apple. At least sounds like overheating dealt with.

Comment Would not flaunt money (Score 1) 842

If I were him I would maybe would just not do ostentatious displays of wealth such as ridiculous mansions, bugattis etc. Put the money away, drive around in a GTI, etc. Not saying I think there is anything wrong with being wealthy or that people should generally hide it. Saying that if one doesn't like the kind of attention that it's attracting, then don't have it out front and center. Have yourself be the first thing people encounter rather than your wealth.

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