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Comment Psst... Hey Samsung... (Score 1) 51

You currently are on the bottom of the battery safety ladder. No one is going to listen to you now.

Yes, I know you think you've developed an industry-leading battery safety design and procedures, but maybe give it a little time and wait til you are closer to the top of the ladder before asking other companies to join in, and maybe you'll get a better response.

Comment What's next? (Score 1) 771

Some people don't care about Apple force-retiring certain things that personally don't affect them - 3.5" floppies, etc, and trot out the tired "oh well, that's progress for you." But there's a right and wrong way to do things like this. The alternatives to the audio jack stink.

What if iOS 11 deprecated phone calls? "Phone calls are a legacy feature with too much reliance on the cell phone companies. With our new and improved FaceTime and iMessage apps, you can more quickly communicate. Yes, these apps only works with other iOS devices, why do you ask?" Would these people care then? Or if Apple suddenly did away with the hardware mute toggle, since you can do the same thing (but much less conveniently) via software?

Comment Re:Ridiculous (Score 1) 109

Re: The purpose of owning a Rolex is to make a statement: "I am better than you because I have so much money that I can spend thousands of dollars on a watch that doesn't tell time any better than a $25 Timex".

Oh, that's probably the intent, but the REAL statement is usually "I have a higher credit card balance than you, because I spend thousands of dollars on a watch."

Vista Share Drops for the First Time In Two Years 332

adeelarshad82 writes "Windows Vista lost market share last month for the first time in almost two years, a sign that users are already abandoning the oft-ridiculed operating system in favor of the new Windows 7. According to Web metrics firm Net Applications, Vista dropped 0.2 percentage points during September to end the month at an 18.6% slice of the operating system pie. Windows 7, meanwhile, gained 0.3 percentage points, its biggest one-month gain since Microsoft began handing out the new OS to the public in January 2009. Windows 7 powered an estimated 1.5% of all computers that connected to the Internet last month, also a record."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Finding a Personal Coding Trifecta 188

jammag writes "For Seinfeld's George Constanza, his dream of the ideal moment was having sex while watching TV and eating a pastrami sandwich. He called this Nirvana state 'The Trifecta.' Developer Eric Spiegel adapts this concept of Nirvana to the act of writing your best possible code. He examines all (or most) of the possible things that might contribute to the 'The Trifecta' for developers — food, beverages, time of day. Spiegel also describes his personal Trifecta."
Linux Business

Linux Flourishes In 200-Year-Old Gold Markets 195

tbarkerload writes "H-Online [a spin off of a major German daily] reports on a gold trader managing over 15 tonnes of gold, worth $660m, with a platform built on open source tech. BullionVault operates a 24-7 electronic market in gold bullion open to both retail and professional traders. Their systems handle thousands of daily transactions from both human traders and bots operating through their API. If Linux has reached the world of hundred year old assaying firms, and Swiss vaults buried in mountains, can final world domination be too far away?"

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