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Comment Re:Still.... (Score 5, Insightful) 1051

Doing something stupid is not a free ticket for people to be rude.

Doing something stupid doesn't. Doing something stupid, not apologizong for it, failing to fix it in a timely manner and then blaming the stupidity on other people's code - when kernel policy clearly state it's YOUR responsibility - is much closer to the free ticket, wouldn't you say?

Submission + - New W3C Proposal could end the CSS Prefix Madness (

Pieroxy writes: The W3C is proposing a set of new rules for CSS prefixing by Browser vendors. This would greatly mitigate the problem caused today where vendor specific prefixing is seeing its way through production sites. The problem is so bad that some vendors are now tempted to support other browsers prefixing. The article also has a link to an email from Mozilla’s Henri Sivonen that does a nice job of addressing many potential issues and shortcomings of this new proposal.

Comment Re:Well, duh! (Score 1, Insightful) 195

Why is this modded funny? It is dead on!

Google products are - to almost no exception - all born unfinished and unpolished. Look at Android! The only reason for its success is that the iPhone created such a gap in 2007 between current OSes and the "target" (iPhone) that they were at the right place at the right time. They adapted quickly to an iPhone-like UI and that was all that was needed. Really, there was no competition, except Apple, but their one phone and closed garden policy made them an outsider by default. It's just that they were there so long before the rest of the pack...

But man! The first few versions of Android were just shameful. It was in all fairness barely useable. Really barely. Performance, UI, bugs, functionnality, everything was half assed!

So yeah, there was a HUGE opportunity, and they were the ONLY player. So it caught on. But Google TV? Come on, nobody wants a QWERTY keyboard in their living room. There is barely a tiny market, it is overcrowded with competition... No chance at all, really.

Comment Re:SIlly goose (Score 0) 195

Exactly. The problem is that banning face recognition just hides the problem for everyone, and so the problem becomes more insidious.

Of course, it is a bad idea to use face recognition by default. But it has the advantage of making people aware of what is going on. Because face recognition is probably available to many organizations today, and they probably currently use it as we speak. So all in all, Facebook raising awareness over here looks like a good idea. Because it's out there. And there's no one can forbid me to install such software and scan the entire web with it.

Comment Re:True for tablets, not computers (Score 0) 407

You have to keep in mind that Macs used to cost 3x the price of PCs back in the days. It is now a little more expensive, but not by nearly that much.

One other aspect that lets them get their prices down is the number of SKUs they move around. Samsung may be ahead of Apple in terms of phones sold, but they have probably 25 SKUs where Apple only has 3 of them (4S, 4 and 3GS). That has to help as well with the overall price. Their Mac lines are similarly very thin in terms of SKUs, if you compare them to HP for example. Less variety means less stocks, less assembly lines, etc.

Comment Re:That's why the world works. (Score -1) 301

That's quite funny comment, looking at your comment history. Still debating if I should report this to the editors, or just enjoy the show.

Ahahahahah! That's even funnier!

The slashdot editors are all busy trying to find the next "ZOMG, Steve Jobs is dead" story to care for a stupid troll! I mean, look around !

Comment Re:Oh ffs (Score 0, Interesting) 622

On a ring, the rules are you're allowed to hit someone on the face. So by doing it, you play by the rules and are not "guilty". If you did the same in the street, you'd be arrested (assuming a cop gets by). How is this different?

They may be morally wrong or anything, but so was Eric Schmitt when he was on the Apple board, got plenty of inside information on mobile operating systems from Apple, told nothing to no one and got the best of it in his own mobile OS. So, which is wronger?

And I'm not asking which is doing the more damage, but which is morally worse than the other?

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