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History Repeats Itself: KDP Select Is Amazon.com's 'Payback For Playback'

Jackdaw Rookery Such a dumb move (70 comments)

Authors are going to get less from this. Even if it works, 600K is not that much, what happens when the pool runs out?

more than 2 years ago
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Some Critics Suggest Apple Boycott Over Chinese Working Conditions

Jackdaw Rookery This again? (744 comments)

Apple is not alone in this, via Wikipedia:

Foxconn manufactures products for companies including:

(country of headquarters in parentheses)

        Acer Inc. (Taiwan) [27]
        Amazon.com (United States)[28]
        Apple Inc. (United States)[29]
        ASRock (Taiwan)[citation needed]
        Asus (Taiwan)[citation needed]
        Barnes & Noble (United States)[citation needed]
        Cisco (United States)[30]
        Dell (United States) [31]
        EVGA Corporation (United States)
        Hewlett-Packard (United States)[32]
        Intel (United States)[33]
        IBM (United States)[citation needed]
        Lenovo (China)[citation needed]
        Microsoft (United States)[34]
        MSI (Taiwan)[citation needed]
        Motorola (United States)[31]
        Netgear (United States)[citation needed]
        Nintendo (Japan) [35]
        Nokia (Finland)[29]
        Panasonic (Japan)[citation needed]
        Samsung (South Korea)[36]
        Sharp (Japan)[citation needed]
        Sony (Japan) [37]
        Sony Ericsson (Japan/Sweden)[38]
        Vizio (United States)[39]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn#Major_customers

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft To Offer Flight For Free This Spring

Jackdaw Rookery Re:I got my beta invite yesterday (241 comments)

You should stop complaining. He's right, you're a shill. It's nothing to do with pro/anti Microsoft bias, I just read your posting history.

IE saved the web? Really? Wow ...

more than 2 years ago
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TSA Got Everything It Wanted For Christmas

Jackdaw Rookery Well that blows (338 comments)

It also gropes or irradiates.

Personally I'd opt for the groping, embarrassing but safer.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Sued Over PSN 'No Suing' Provision

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Consumer Law (384 comments)

It's unlawful here in Canada too. Seems like they can only apply this in the USA.

about 3 years ago
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Star Wars: the Old Republic Launches

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Irking (389 comments)

Thanks for the info, but 45 for a game that you then keep spending on monthly still just doesn't add up.

Why isn't the game free? Wouldn't they get more subscribers that way? After all, it is the monthly subscription that makes them the money.

They seem to be deliberatly hampering themselves by sticking to the WoW model much to closely.

about 3 years ago
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Star Wars: the Old Republic Launches

Jackdaw Rookery Irking (389 comments)

You see, I'd love to be playing this, but at 60 for the game and 15 a month, that's just too rich for my tastes.

I think the game itself should be free and downloadable, then charge a monthly fee for the online access. I'm going to wait for the cost of the game to come down :(

But damn, it's so tempting to buy ...

about 3 years ago
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IBM's Five Predictions For the Next Five Years

Jackdaw Rookery Re:I disagree with that last one... (219 comments)

Exactly. If marketing material is more and more targeted and all pervasive:

- I would find it really freaking creepy. I don't care if it is relevent or not
- I would make a point of NOT shopping at anywhere that targeted me in this manner

Of course stores *may* realise that people don't want this kind of unsolicited hassle and start stating that they don't use this technique. You never know ...

about 3 years ago
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Law Professors On SOPA and PIPA: Don't Break the Internet

Jackdaw Rookery Re:I wish Senators/Representatives read Slashdot (283 comments)

Not all Senators and Representatives can be technically illiterate, can they?

Does anyone know of any that are more receptive, they could get the word out then among their peers.

about 3 years ago
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Inside a Last-Ditch Effort To Save the Space Shuttle

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Seems like an obvious money-maker to me (134 comments)

The idea seemed doomed from the start, based more out of nostagia than actual practicality.

You'd one one of the team would have said 'Hey guys, when you think about it, this just doesn't add up!'

(Insert Imperial or Metric gag here)

about 3 years ago
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Google Donating $11.5M To Fight Modern Slavery

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Legalize it. (302 comments)

You hear completly wrong. I meant exactly what I said and I stand by it.

"You are right, it needs legalising and regulating. Nothing wrong with the concept of prostitution, it's all in the implementation.

Right now that's what's messed up. Legalise, tax it, regulate and it will be healthier, safer and better for the economy."

This isn't the place for personal stories, but lets just say I have personal experience relating to this.

about 3 years ago
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Google Donating $11.5M To Fight Modern Slavery

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Easy to do (302 comments)

It's a sad day when you see more trolls on /. than real posters. Someone has to call out the troll BS as it's really messing this site up.

But thanks for admitting you are a troll, you can now be ignored.

about 3 years ago
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Google Donating $11.5M To Fight Modern Slavery

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Legalize it. (302 comments)

You are right, it needs legalising and regulating. Nothing wrong with the concept of prostitution, it's all in the implementation.

Right now that's what's messed up. Legalise, tax it, regulate and it will be healthier, safer and better for the economy.

about 3 years ago
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Google Donating $11.5M To Fight Modern Slavery

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Easy to do (302 comments)

You're an idiot. You understand that these factories don't just make Apple products, right? They make products for lots of big players.

Copy/Paste from Wikipedia's Foxconn page:

        Acer Inc. (Taiwan)
        Amazon.com (United States)[16]
        Apple Inc. (United States)[18]
        ASRock (Taiwan)
        Barnes & Noble (United States)
        Intel (United States)
        Cisco (United States)
        Hewlett-Packard (United States)[19]
        Dell (United States)
        Nintendo (Japan)
        Nokia (Finland)[18]
        Microsoft (United States)
        MSI (Taiwan)
        Motorola (United States)
        Sony Ericsson (Japan/Sweden)[20]
        Vizio (United States)

about 3 years ago
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RMS: 'Is Android Really Free Software?'

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Android respects freedom 0 for apps (433 comments)

I don't think you get it.

Regardless of where the 'beef' lies, and whose fault it is, non-removal apps should not be there. It removes freedom of choice and detracts from the user experience. You want me to buy your phone? Then don't mess it up by adding non-removable nagware and other such junk.

more than 3 years ago
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New Sony PSN ToS: Class Action Waiver Included

Jackdaw Rookery Not possible in Canada (378 comments)

Certainly in all the most populous areas of Canada this is not allowed: BC, Ontario, QB. Sony don't have the choice here, the Supreme court has already ruled in a similar case.

"Canada's highest court ruled Friday that British Columbia consumers can pursue class action lawsuits even after signing contracts that appear to waive that right.

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that B.C.'s consumer protection law allows customers to get past clauses in service contracts that say disputes must be resolved by private arbitration." ht tp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/03/18/bc-supreme-ruling-telus-class-action.html

Good luck trying this here Sony, the courts would just kick it out.

more than 3 years ago
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After a Decade, Mac Sales Again Top 10%

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Clueless (410 comments)

'Clueless' - how apt. You really have no clue about OSX / UNIX do you?

"it simply is not OK for a person or computer company to dictate that it can't be changed, what apps are OK or not OK, or how to use YOUR device." You know we are talking about Macs, right? Please stand up and defend your statement.

more than 3 years ago
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Yet Another "People Plug In Strange USB Sticks" Story

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Hopefully this problem will go away. (639 comments)

A lot of governments and corporations block Dropbox and the like as these services are hosted in the USA. Patriot act strikes again.

more than 3 years ago
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Developers Defecting From BlackBerry

Jackdaw Rookery Re:Blackberry is the corporate standard (163 comments)

To do that they'd have to first brute force the full disk encryption we have on our devices. Security in depth, don't rely on one layer alone.

Anyway, if someone has physical access to your device, plus time and/or money, then it's game over.

more than 3 years ago

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Jackdaw Rookery Jackdaw Rookery writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Hm, WTF? I should go read other peoples journals before I do a damn thing. To late ... (Shakes head, Ctrl-T, www.fark.com, more coffee)

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