As a Slashdotter since before logins and registrations, this is simply pathetic.
As Dan Luu writes:"I’m amazed at how quickly it’s possible to destroy user trust, and how much easier it is to destroy a brand than to create one."
It's just a fad. Buying hardware, putting a Linux distro in the CD drive, installing, configuring, driving hardware down to hosting center, installing hardware in a cage, testing, driving home, and then repeated all this when something goes wrong or needs upgrading is much more efficient. Nothing will even compete with a Linux server in a corner / basement / under a desk.
Bestiality not beastiality.
People said the same thing 10 years ago about web applications. The market for native Mac and PC applications is disappearing. You could do Facebook as a client-server application. There's a reason they didn't. You could do Facebook mobile app as a native iOS app. There's a reason they didn't.
SOPA blackout would have saved Soulskill some embarrassment.
But they're really nice C64 blades.
There's so much wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin, but what I really want to know is...
In the trade-off between functionality and battery life, users have chosen functionality for their real modern mobile phones. Nokia hasn't been able to compete in the area of functionality.
First, you'll need to travel back in time to when you were 13. Now you should be able to appreciate this "sophisticated" show.
I did BlackBerry development for years, and RIM was always difficult to deal with. Simple stuff like having to fill out the same web form every time I wanted to download something, even though I was logged in. Android and iOS have better tools, better support, better experience for the developer.
...one of these releases won't suck. Not holding my breath.
ALU has another product, 9907 Rapidly Deployable Network that is designed for this.
What kind of humorless sack would mod this down?
Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant. -- Malcolm Smith