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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

2ms Idiotic (150 comments)

I'm sure Microsoft has convinced themselves 1000 different ways that this makes great business.

However, the reality is that there will be no future for Windows Phone when the only brand it is associated with in phones is Microsoft. I consider whoever made this decision to be a total idiot. None of the reputation for quality of experience of Apple. None of the fight-the-power hipness of Android. None of the apps of either.

I consider it sad because I actually like Windows Phone a lot and own one. It's got noticably better performance and general quality of experience than Android, and was available at lower price point than Apple. The product was there, for once. Sad to see it fail for different reasons.

about a month ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

2ms Norm for years (313 comments)

Hasn't this been the norm for years? Google, Facebook, and all that? People even carry Google portable devices tracking them everywhere they walk. Where's the news in this? To me the news is that Apple apparently wasn't doing it already.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

2ms Re:Total idiots to kill Nokia (352 comments)

Windows Phone or whatever you call it will be toast when it's no longer on Nokia phones. That's the bottom line. No one in the world wants a Microsoft phone. However, Nokia is arguably the most prestigious mobile maker in the world. It's right up there with Apple. It may have been slower to mimic the iPhone than some others were were. But much like BMW/Mercedes/Audi are being slow to mimic the Tesla Model S, they are still hugely admired, desired, respected. Nobody is going to want to buy a Microsoft brand phone. That's a proposition that has absolutely nothing going for it other than a good OS that has been failing anyway IN SPITE OF the Nokia brand.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

2ms Re:Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (352 comments)

You drastically underestimate the value of the Nokia name. No offense, but I think you must be American. Microsoft is making the same mistake you are. That's why I point it out.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

2ms Total idiots to kill Nokia (352 comments)

That's like if GM bought BMW or something and decided to kill off the brand BMW. People might not buy as many Lumias as they should (IMHO because the marketing efforts of one company can't compete with all the marketing/hype behind Android) but losing the Nokia name would certainly make things much worse. I'd go so far as to say that it's the only thing propping them up all right now.

about 2 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

2ms Maybe if we would be less hostile (789 comments)

Maybe if we would be nicer (e.g., not punishing the people of Russia with sanctions), then Putin would still be interested in a reset rather than feeling the need to engage in these kinds of aggressive behaviors. In other words, maybe we should try be nicer to him just as we have with China, Isis, North Korea, Iran, undocumented immigrants from Central and South America, etc.

about 3 months ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

2ms Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

What a bunch of nonsense. How do they "really really really" push iPhoto on Macs? It's there and it launches if you don't have photo imports associated with another app instead. I guess you would prefer that Macs come unable to handle photos out of the box?

about 3 months ago
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

2ms Worked for Samsung (181 comments)

Well, you can't blame him. It's clearly worked for Samsung. Samsung's devices have always been significantly more similar to Apple devices than any of its major competitors' have been. And guess what, they've also been the most successful. It's only logical that the competitors should move in this direction as well. Some would even say that it is fair to make things the same way as Apple has done them, on the basis of that Apple already found the best/öbvious way of doing things from the start. Even Google itself has been moving in that direction with Play, which was originally substantially different from Apple's App Store.

about 3 months ago
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

2ms Private enterprise vs. Big Govt enterprise (160 comments)

Is there anyone surprised that work at private companies is more successful than work in big government institutions? In other news, South Korea better off than North Korea, West Germany than East Germany, Taiwan than Mainland, Florida than Cuba,...

about 3 months ago
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Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With Super AMOLED 2560X1600 Display

2ms Concerned about all these ads (176 comments)

Why is there such an incredible number of advertisements for products like this on Slashdot these days? Surely no one actually considers it news that the latest model of some commodity consumer electronics product has a faster processor and more compact form factor than its predecessor.

about 5 months ago
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Samsung S5 Reports Stress Levels Through Heart Rate Variability Measure

2ms Nice Ad (62 comments)

And of course, we all know that this incredible breakthrough means that any health monitoring capabilities in future devices from a certain American company from Cupertino will only be late copies of awesome Samsung technologies like the Galaxy Gear and so many other wonderful innovations from this wonderful leader in consumer electronics.

about 6 months ago
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Airbus E-Fan Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight

2ms More lithium batteries in planes (160 comments)

Just what the doctor ordered after what happened with the 787.

about 6 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

2ms Re:GNU/Linux (264 comments)

If GNU/Linux is too detailed, then why don't people just call it GNU then?

about 6 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

2ms GNU/Linux (264 comments)

Ok, I find RMS to be completely annoying, but I find myself being even more annoyed, at this point, by people calling GNU/Linux Linux. Linux is a kernel. Why do people continue to call GNU/Linux (i.e. the whole system) by the name of the kernel it uses? To me it's like if you were to call the Tesla Model S "Goodyear" or something because it had Goodyear tires. Would seriously like a person or two to explain what exactly the reasoning behind this phenomenon is, if indeed there is any.

about 6 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

2ms A tad McCarthyist, no? (564 comments)

I get scared as hell when I see people expressing themselves with this kind of tone in public and thinking there's nothing wrong with it.

about 8 months ago
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All-in-Ones Finally Grow Up, With Fast Graphics, SSDs, and CPUs

2ms Jobs laughing in grave (211 comments)

So, in the end, basically all computers are iMacs, Macbook Airs, iPads, or iPhones now (some made by Apple and others not).

about a year ago
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Did Steve Jobs Pick the Wrong Tablet Size?

2ms wouldn't have made a difference (433 comments)

The majority of people who have bought Android tablets did so because they do not like Apple rather than because they wanted something with a smaller screen. Additionally, it is easy to forget now, but when the iPad first came out it was widely criticized as being too similar to an iPod Touch. It was only after quite a bit of time that it seemed to start to be taken more seriously despite having a screen with less than half the area of a "real computer".

about a year and a half ago
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Cat Parasite May Increase Risk of Suicide In Humans

2ms Are effects permanent or not? (252 comments)

I understand the effects of the parasite are related to cysts and the like that are produced and reside in the brain when the parasite is inactive. If you take the medication that kills the parasite, do you also get rid of the neurological effects, or is your brain possibly permanently altered?

more than 2 years ago
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Sale of Galaxy Nexus Banned in the US

2ms Re:Patent trolling is the new iWhite... (696 comments)

What exactly are you saying is the way to promote innovation and discourage stealing? You seem to be in favor of innovators being protected, but you side with Samsung over Apple?

more than 2 years ago
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Sale of Galaxy Nexus Banned in the US

2ms Re:Patent trolling is the new iWhite... (696 comments)

I care. I like to see people innovate. If there is no incentive to innovate, then it's stupid to innovate, because innovation involves risk and investment. When everyone can just sit back and minimize their costs by not innovating, instead only copying others as necessary to offset competitive advantages, then nobody innovates. Apple shouldn't be the only company developing these kinds of products. If companies could be secure that their ideas wouldn't be stolen then I'm confident we would see a lot more of these kinds of game-changer products. I want to see Apple defend their products vigorously, see other companies being encouraged to innovate more by it, and then see other companies out-innovate and have to defend themselves against Apple. That's all I want.

more than 2 years ago

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