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Comment Re:Debunked? (Score 5, Insightful) 254

By anyone who looks at it. A pizza restuarant posting pictures of kids does not make it a pedophile ring. Hell they were so far lost they were convinced the birthday bracelet biden made for obama had a slice of pizza on it. If you can't see that that's a piece of cake you really aren't in touch with reality.

The question isn't whether or not it is true. The question is a message board deciding what is true and deleting things they disagree with.

Comment Re:Burning cash (Score 1) 177

You are right. One of my coworkers had one and I was skeptical since it was Microsoft. But it turned out to be a really cool phone. That said, the market is now completely tilted towards Android and Apple. Even having a slightly better phone is not enough for them to gain any market share. The only way to gain in this environment is to be VASTLY better than everything else or VASTLY different. For me that means that they have to try and do something radically different than everyone else. They need to try and completely redefine what a mobile phone is. What's the worst that can happen? The phone will flop like all their other attempts. But it is their only chance at relevance.

Comment Re:I hate that I am using AdBlock (Score 4, Insightful) 442

They have forced us to do it. 1) There are some web pages where you can hear your computer's fans start to scream because there is so much javascript crap that starts running. 2) Some pages take an eternity to load up because of the megabytes of ads that need to be downloaded It's a lot easier to just block everything.

Submission + - Why Microsoft's Anti-iPad Strategy Will Backfire (

snydeq writes: "Microsoft's isolationist tack toward Apple's iPad will only make Windows, Office, and SharePoint less relevant to users, predicts Mobile Edge's Galen Gruman. 'Microsoft's strategy to isolate the iPad from its Office and SharePoint technologies could easily backfire and instead sequester Office and SharePoint from the greater mobile market, where the growth actually is. ... To prevent that fate, Microsoft should untie Office and SharePoint from Windows. Doing so would give Microsoft productivity platform dominance across most of the computing market. In other words, the iPad could be a new platform for Microsoft's historic strategy of "embrace and extend" to win in markets where it had little presence, as it did in the Internet and in the server realm.'"

Comment Re:Heh (Score 5, Funny) 79

They don't need to astroturf. Not with astounding and game changing technology like the Windows 8 and Windows Phone. They are perfect for all your personal and professional needs. They also make great stocking stuffers as well.

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