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Comment So amatuerish (Score 2, Interesting) 100

I couldn't believe how crude their contraption is. Everything they did is 20+ years old. There are theme park rides a hell of a lot more advanced than that thing and they will brake automatically and carry passengers.

Why aren't they concentrating on a 1/10 scale proof of concept that will be a hell of a lot cheaper to make and can advance the technology?

Comment Re:Did the author completely overlook,,, (Score 2, Interesting) 289

Companies that want make money, make money.

At the end of 2009:

Nokia made $1.1B total with a 35% mobile phone market share
Apple made $1.6B on just the iphone with a 2.5% mobile phone market share

What's the better business to be in again?

Comment The best reason I've heard for why to stop Adobe.. (Score 1) 497

from doing the Flash to iphone porting.

Let's say that Adobe is wildly successfull and 10%+ of the available iphone apps are flash converts. ( I could easily see 50K flash ports )

Then say Apple wants to change the way they do things in OS 5 or 6 which will break all those apps.

Apple will be at the mercy of Adobe to update their software to work on the new OS or those apps won't work. ( Adobe seems to be on a 2 year release schedule )

If all the programs are written in Objective C, all Apple needs to do is update the compiler ( which they control ) and all the apps can be ported to the new OS without issue.

Comment Re:I'm not upgrading... (Score 1) 983

Google releases a new operating system. You will be able to upgrade your new HTC Desire.

( ) They day it's released
( ) A few days after it's released
( ) A few months after it's released
( ) Never. HTC Makes money by selling you a new phone with a new operating system. They don't really have any incentive to upgrade an old phone with the latest features.

Apple releases a new operating system. You will be able to upgrade your old phone.

( X ) The day it's released. Every feature may now be available, but if the hardware can handle it. It'll work.

Comment Re:It won't work. (Score 1) 881

Just because there are a number of quality news sources now that are available for free. It doesn't mean this will always be the case.

Print is currently subsidizing the online stuff. Revenues are constantly decreasing.

There will come a point where the number of quality sites will be so infrequent that a quality site will be worth paying for.

As soon as someone can come up with a workable micropayment system, everyone will jump on board.

This looks like another opportunity for Steve Jobs....

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