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Apple To Require Sandboxing For Mac App Store Apps

Chris Tucker Re:Things you can't do on Windows or Linux (584 comments)

"What we really need is for the legal department to slap a $2 billion fine on Apple over anti-competitive behaviors

Apple, Inc. could pay that out of their petty cash.

and forcing developers to use the App Store,

The only Mac App Store purchase (so far) was Angry Birds for the MacBook. Everything else on the Macs here is third party or non App Store Apple/Mac apps (Aperture, iWorks, for example).

  not to mention not making music purchased on iTunes work on other music players."

iTunes tracks have been DRM free for years. Oh, you have DRMed iTunes tracks? Burn a CD, rerip as MP3. No DRM. iTunes DRM was REQUIRED by the RIAA, not Apple.

FUD failure, there, Slappy.

more than 2 years ago
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A Decade of Apple Oddities

Chris Tucker Leave us not forget that which came BEFORE iTunes (204 comments)

SoundJam MP.

SoundJam MP was, perhaps, the first genuinely useful MP3 application for the Macintosh. One could easily rip CDs to MP3, mix songs as one wished in playlists, and then burn them to CD.

Rip. Mix. Burn. Where have we heard that before?

It even had support built in for the few MP3 players of the time.

Review of an early incarnation of SoundJam.

Review of the final revision.

And, the ObWiki entry .

MacLife history of iTunes .

Without SoundJam MP. there would likely have been no iTunes, as Apple bought SoundJam MP, filed off the serial numbers, slapped a coat of paint on it and called it iTunes V1.0.

Well, yeah, there still would have been AN iTunes. Apple would have just bought Audion .

So, while the iPod was indeed a seachange for the portable music player (cassette/CD/digital) of the era, without the software to support it as easily and as elegantly as SoundJam, er, "iTunes", it was the software that made the iPod the success it was and remains to this day.

more than 2 years ago
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A Decade of Apple Oddities

Chris Tucker Re:Fuck apple. (204 comments)

This right here!

more than 2 years ago
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A Decade of Apple Oddities

Chris Tucker Re:Fuck apple. (204 comments)

Oh, look! It's the South Park turd fan, back again.

Just like the last time, spreading his BS about "freedom".

Dude, take. your. meds. Or your Cheetos. Which ever salms you down and allows you to actually think rationally.

Kthnxbai!

more than 2 years ago
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A Decade of Apple Oddities

Chris Tucker Re:Fuck apple. (204 comments)

Are Apple ninjas forcing you to buy Apple hardware?

If yes, you're a loony.

If no, WTF are you complaining about?

If you don't want an iPod, buy a Zune.

Oh, wait...

Right.

more than 2 years ago
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A Decade of Apple Oddities

Chris Tucker Re:Why so much Apple crap here lately? (204 comments)

Haters gonna hate.

They hate that Apple doesn't suck up to their particular hardware/software/user interface fetish.

They hate Apple because Apple doesn't care a fat rat's ass what they think or say about Apple.

They hate Apple because when they got to the opening day of their local Apple Store, the Store had run out of free T-shirts, which meant that they HAD to do laundry and not put it off another few days.

more than 2 years ago
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Legal Tender? Maybe Not, Says Louisiana Law

Chris Tucker Re:What is the economic motive? (655 comments)

Yes, and keep your filthy govt. hands off my Medicare and Social Security and someone fetch me a fresh battery for my electric scooter chair that Medicare gave me!

more than 2 years ago
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Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android

Chris Tucker Re:and what about xerox's stuff? (988 comments)

I'm sure you meant to write,

"Legally and ethically obtained the non-exclusive rights to the intellectual property of the GUI and Mouse from Xerox PARC."

Oh, wait, then you wouldn't be repeating a lie that is dead. Dead and buried. With a one meter layer of concrete over the gravesite, and an Apple Store built on it.

Haters gonna hate, and do a remarkably pisspoor job of it, too.

more than 2 years ago
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Legal Tender? Maybe Not, Says Louisiana Law

Chris Tucker Re:What is the economic motive? (655 comments)

If I may correct you, it too the BUSH administration and FEMA, whose appointed director, was a friend of Bush, that took five days to respond to the aftermath of Katrina.

"Brownie" had essentially zero experience in running any kind of federal agency tasked with swift response.

(Indeed, one of his previous jobs was some manner of officer in a horse breeding group. And he was fired from that post, if I recall correctly)

Remember, this is the same administration that ignored the PDB of August 6, 2001, "Bin Laden Determined To Strike Inside The U.S.", headed by a president who told the CIA briefer who hand carried this document to Bush's Potemkin 'ranch', "OK, you've covered your ass."

Anyone who expected any manner of leadership or effective government response from that administration was fooling their self.

more than 2 years ago
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How To Catch a Laptop Thief?

Chris Tucker Re:Hate to say it... (485 comments)

My needs while travelling. Email, some web use, music player, and, of course, ereader. If I got an Eye-Fi wireless SD card for the camera, so I could get pictures into the Nook via WiFi, then MAYBE I might need a simple photo editor.

If the 7" Galaxy Tab was more realistically priced, I'd probably get one of those, but seeing as B&N is selling refurbed Nook Color tablets on eBay for less than US$200...

more than 2 years ago
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How To Catch a Laptop Thief?

Chris Tucker Re:Hate to say it... (485 comments)

"You must stay at some fancy hotels. The hotels I've stayed in (Hampton, Holiday inn, various resorts in Orlando, FL for example) have safes that might be big enough for a small tablet like the 7" galaxy tab. I've not seen one that would accommodate a laptop.

My MacBook is a 13" edition. I've yet to encounter a safe I can't get it into.

To be honest, a hacked NOOK Color would suit my travelling needs almost as well as the MacBook.

more than 2 years ago
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How To Catch a Laptop Thief?

Chris Tucker Re:Hate to say it... (485 comments)

Yep. Whenever my MacBook is with me outside of the the apartment, it is either in in the shoulderbag (which looks NOTHING like a laptop case), actually under my fingers as I'm typing, or, in the case of out of town events, locked in the room safe when I am not using it.

more than 2 years ago
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The Mystery of Mars' Bizarre Plumbing

Chris Tucker Hoagland Celebrates! (62 comments)

He can now squeeze a few more months of life out of his insane Mars conspiracy theories.

How insane, you ask?

Try this: Buck Rogers View-Master Reels .

That's some mighty good crackpottery, right there!

more than 2 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

Chris Tucker Re:Timing is everything, and RMS is a jackass (1452 comments)

I "agree" to no such thing.

And yes, YOU are indeed talking down to everyone who does not share your elitist attitude.

As ably demonstrated by your last sentence.

more than 2 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

Chris Tucker Re:Timing is everything, and RMS is a jackass (1452 comments)

The vast majority of people see their computer as an appliance. It gets them funny videos of Maru jumping in boxes. It gets them email and pictures from their grandkids.

It streams audio and video and pr0n.

It lets people pay bills online and buy stuff online.

It is not wrong for them to see and use a computer as an appliance.

They are only "wrong" because you and your elitist attitude think so.

Whatever works for an individual is the "right" solution, no matter what you or I may think.

Yes, the computer is a marvelous thing. I have an apartment full of them.

I've been involved in this whole digital racket since before the Altair. I've programmed in just about all the common languages and some of the uncommon ones, as well.

I'm constantly downloading MIT's OpenCourseWare files and expanding my knowledge about almost everything I ever wanted to know more about.

I KNOW what a computer can do. I've made enough of them jump through hoops and dance to whatever tune I wanted.

And the simple fact is this:

The vast majority of computer users DO NOT CARE what you think of their opinion of what a computer "is".

And that attitude of "YOU'RE WRONG!", and talking down to people, will not help you convert them to your way of thinking about computers.

more than 2 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

Chris Tucker Re:Timing is everything, and RMS is a jackass (1452 comments)

"However, they are wrong"

And you wonder why people don't care about your opinion?

Why not add "stupid" and "dress funny" while you're at it.

more than 2 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

Chris Tucker Re:Timing is everything, and RMS is a jackass (1452 comments)

Dammit! I have no mod points!

Indeed. "People want their computers to just work".

RMS and all the other Open Sores fanatics:

YOU are NOT the target audience for the iPod/iPad/iPhone.

YOU have NEVER been the target audience for the iPod/iPad/iPhone.

YOU WILL NEVER BE the target audience for the iPod/iPad/iPhone.

The majority of Apple users don't care a fat rat's ass about RMS, Open Sores, Linux, Ogg Vorbis or FLAC. They don't care that the POS Chinese plastic digital music player you bought from Hong Kong via eBay plays Ogg Vorbis files. They don't care that it shows up as a USB storage device.

What they care about is this:

One click, music is paid for, it's on the computer and in their iDevice. Seamlessly, problem free.

They care about the same experience when adding an app to their iPhone. They care that when they drop the iPhone into the cradle at night, everything syncs automatically.

They do not care what that hairy buffoon in Cambridge thinks. If the App Store's "Walled Garden" helps to keep malicious software off their iPhone, they see that as a GOOD thing.

They do not lament that they cannot run FOO.EXE on their iPhone, much in the same way that I do not lament that I cannot get DOOM to run on my microwave oven, nor Angry Birds to run on my old landline desk telephone.

Finally, they do not care about YOU or your opinions. And that, in the end, is what really pisses you all off. For all your posturing and bleating and chest thumping, you are ignored by the very people you deride as fanboys and mindless followers.

Funny how that works.

more than 2 years ago

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