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Comment Re:Hater's Gonna Hate... (Score 1, Insightful) 159

I do think it is awesome.

However, I will ask how many starving people he could have fed or provided clothes to school children or how hard his employees had to work to earn the money he took?

I am not hating but sometimes life is not fair. My boss grew up poor and we got into a horrible argument with him yesterday. Another coworker was dating this girl who was broke and didn't have a computer to finish college. He had 2 spare laptops at home. We both argued he shouldn't give them to her as they are Macs and worth a lot. Also it was just 1 date. It got bad as we were accused of being heartless bastards.

If I ever become rich I would prefer to donate money as my boss thinks burning money is the worst sin you could possible commit. How much better could society be if we spent the same amount of money we spent at Christmas to the homeless or disadvantaged?

Comment Re:What is the appeal of these things? (Score 1, Interesting) 128

I think that they're a fad in the same way that 1990s smartphones were a fad: the technology to build good ones doesn't exist yet. A watch needs to have a battery that lasts long enough that I never accidentally forget to charge it and end up with it not working (my current one is on its second battery and the first one lasted about 5 years) and be light enough that I don't notice that I'm wearing it. I have both of those from a Skagen watch, but if I could keep those requirements then I'd find it very useful to have things like my day's calendar sync'd to the watch, to be able to use it with Bluetooth for two-factor authentication, to be able to use something like Apple Pay and leave my wallet at home, and so on. Make it a quarter the current thickness and make the battery last a week and I'll happily buy one, but that isn't possible yet.

The same thing was true of Smartphones. It was obvious before the iPhone that there were a lot of useful things that a Smartphone could do, but until LiIon batteries, low-power WiFi chipsets and screens improved to a certain point, the downsides outweight the benefits. The difference between the iPhone and the Apple Watch is that the iPhone was released at precisely the time when the technology made it possible to build the useful thing, whereas the Apple Watch appears to be 5-10 years too early.

Comment Re:Hell No (Score 4, Insightful) 336

1) Chances are that "counterfeit" was made in the same factory line as the "real" one.

There have been a lot of cases of third-party batteries being made to significantly lower standards. Often the counterfeit ones are the QA rejects from the real factory.

2) Nikon wouldn't know if you you were using the "real" one or not.

LiIon batteries must communicate with the charger, some communicate things like serial numbers so they can tell it's a fake. A common failure mode is for the battery to expand significantly, at which point it may be difficult to remove it from the camera without causing damage that was obviously not done by the battery and thereby invalidating your warranty.

3) Relying on corporations to be sympathetic is pretty comical. Nikon doesn't care about you.

He's not relying on their sympathy, he's relying on consumer protection laws (you do have those in your country?). If I buy a battery from manufacturer A and put it in a device from manufacturer A, and it destroys the device, then it's clearly the responsibility of manufacturer A. If you buy a battery from A and it destroys a device from B then you're likely to have a lot of effort proving responsibility, and that's assuming that A is not some fly-by-night operator and still exists when you hit the problems.

Comment Re:Cutting corners (Score 4, Insightful) 336

As I understand the term, it's only a knockoff if it's attempting to portray itself as a different company's brand. Supermarket own brand ketchup is not a Heinz knockoff, even if it's made in the same factory with the same ingredients, because it's got someone else's name on it and isn't trying to pretend to be Heinz ketchup.

If the shoes cost $20 to make and you can get shoes for the same quality as Nike and manage to sell them for $40, making $20 profit on each one, then you shouldn't worry about putting your own brand name on them. You'll get good reviews and the value of your brand increases. The problem is when you make an inferior product and put someone else's name on it, because then you get the benefit from their reputation and they pay the cost when their reputation suffers because of the substandard goods.

Comment Re:No thanks, again. (Score 1) 373

Next month Edge will have a webkit extension store and will be compatible :-)

I still use IE 11 on Windows 10 to test code. I find IE 11 better than Edge oddly. It is not the same browser at all compared to IE 6. Not awesome, but it is ok and is usable and W3C compliant now.

I just add a line of CSS code to tell edge to load the IE 11 engine for compatibility as I do not want to bother to debug it as it is still alpha level quality and no one really uses it yet.

Comment Re:'Enhancements' (Score 1) 373

Updating on Windows is A MUST@!

It is a malware target and Windows 10 is sooo buggy in early builds compared to today. NTFS corrupts itself if you use a builld before the April update.. The update service is the only way to make it stable

If you have a machine that keeps getting bricked it means it is old and tested for Windows 7. Not 10. It is best not to update these machines as newer hardware does not break with auto updates.

Comment Maybe make a better browser (Score 1) 373

This is 2016 and there is no excuse to release a buggy browser with no extension support.

Edge is more like IE 6. It crashes and is more of a prototype browser that is unfinished. It shouldn't have been released as IE 11 is better.

Edge and 10 can self corrupt as well and give random RPC .DLL errors too with the earlier builds. It is not enterprise ready yet either. The later builds starting in May seem to prevent this problem.

Corporate users need to keep updates on to fix the bugs which makes them uncomfortable.

I am sticking with Chrome and IE 11 for my work on 10 at home. Sorry, but don't release your shit before it is ready. Vista, IE 6, and ME should have been examples of rapid releasing and fix later and you see how the market reacts

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