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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Rob_Bryerton Re:Parallax. (419 comments)

This is true; if they wanted the lens flush with the case, they could've used a bigger battery as well. Win-win. These phones are too thin as it is; my S3 is so damn thin that, without a case, it is difficult to hold onto.

Marketing over function.

2 days ago

Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Rob_Bryerton A better idea... (352 comments)

Microsoft is killing off the "Windows Phone" name in favor of Windows.

I think this version would be more appealing:

Microsoft is killing off the "Windows Phone" name in favor of Phone.

about a week ago

Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Rob_Bryerton Free branding advice for MSFT: (352 comments)

Free branding advice for MSFT; a variation on the classic formula:

1. Think of a brand name.
2. Does it contain the word "Windows"? If so, throw it away and go to step 1.
3. Does it contain the word "Microsoft"? If so, throw it away and go to step 1.
4. ???
5. Profit

about a week ago

Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Rob_Bryerton It no longer matters. (727 comments)

Total non-issue; the majority of computing consumers have moved on; they're using phones and tablets. Corporate users will use what they're given.

The days of paying hundreds of dollars for an operating system and compiler are (thankfully) gone. The OS is irrelevant anyways; you go to where the applications are; anything else is just silly...

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

Rob_Bryerton Get a life? (208 comments)

Ignore them and get on with life?

about 2 months ago

FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

Rob_Bryerton Publicity Stunt (199 comments)

Am I the only one who noticed the timing of this announcement by Amazon coincided with the christmas shopping season; this was nothing more than a quite successful bid for free publicity.

Not only are "drone" package deliveries technically unfeasable, they are not financially viable by any stretch of the imagination. Maybe...maybe in several decades.

about 3 months ago

TechCrunch and Others On the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Rob_Bryerton 3 to 5 versions until usable (136 comments)

In typical MicroSoft fashion, it'll take several releases to actually make something usable; this is the 3rd rev and it's almost there. Of course in the end, they'll have 'invented' the laptop :)

about 4 months ago

Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

Rob_Bryerton Yeah, let's put the hacks in charge (800 comments)

Programmers, long known for their "quality" wares, will be charged with these decisions? Oh boy...

Well, one thing is certain: there will certainly be crashes involved...

about 4 months ago

Apple, Google Agree To Settle Lawsuit Alleging Hiring Conspiracy

Rob_Bryerton Re:Misleading headline (108 comments)

My question is: where the HELL is the Labor Department and the Commerce Department on all this?

Probably in Hawaii at a Google or Apple sponsored "conference".

about 5 months ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

Rob_Bryerton Why Are We Made of Matter? (393 comments)

Why Are We Made of Matter? Why Am I Reading This Website?

about 5 months ago

It's Time To Plug the Loopholes In Pipeline Regulation

Rob_Bryerton Re:Mismanagement (163 comments)

Seriously, human race: It's time to grow up and start learning to put aside the base desires for power and money where the public interest is concerned and think more about what's good for our collective civilzation over the long run.

Welcome to Earth; I see you've just arrived!

about 5 months ago

The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

Rob_Bryerton Google? Please... (117 comments)

This will be an utter failure. Why? Because it's by Google: it has to fail. The only alternative is a half-assed implementation continuously changed for the sake of it, then ignored, and then finally unceremoniously cancelled.

Google: Do No Evil (we'd only screw it up if we tried!)

about 5 months ago

Bug In the GnuTLS Library Leaves Many OSs and Apps At Risk

Rob_Bryerton Re:Freedom is better than dependency. (231 comments)

Quit trying to deflect the issue w/the freedom nonsense, and your attempted rabble-rousing by throwing Apple into the mix. Totally irrelevant.

The fact of the matter is that this flaw has been "free" for 9 years. *9 YEARS*.

Yeah, freedom, man.

about 6 months ago

Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

Rob_Bryerton A compromise has been reached! (917 comments)

A compromise has been reached! Arizona businesses have agreed to continue doing business with 'those people'. As a matter of fact, there will be special sections in restaurants, separate water fountains, and even reserved seating at the back of the buses!

Truly a breakthrough in this day and age of enlightenment and tolerance. The governors of North & South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi called the governor in Arizona to praise this forward thinking development and show their support!

(For the humor and/or sarcasm-impaired, the above is fictional and is meant as a piece of dark humor...)

about 7 months ago

Government Secrecy Spurs $4 Million Lawsuit Over Simple 'No Fly' List Error

Rob_Bryerton Re:Large damages should be paid (239 comments)

Agree completely. And while we're add it, put 'em on the No-Fly list.

about 7 months ago

More Bitcoin Exchanges Forced Out of Sync After Massive DDoS Attack

Rob_Bryerton Competition will not be tolerated (135 comments)

You can bet your ass that this is state funded, if not directly state sponsored. The moment my dad asked me "what is bitcoin?", I knew that it was only a matter of time before it was killed off.

Because if there is one thing that organized crime WILL NOT TOLERATE, it is competition. And damned if the Fed and their masters on Wall Street will allow this activity to continue for much longer.

about 7 months ago

Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

Rob_Bryerton Offsite copies (463 comments)

Well, hopefully that Iron Mountain facility was storing their backups offsite at a safe, secure location.

about 7 months ago

Silk Road Founder Indicted In New York

Rob_Bryerton Next up - gov. contract! (94 comments)

From the summary:

...includes one count for narcotics conspiracy, one count of running a criminal enterprise, one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking and one count of money laundering,...

So, from that little snippet, it seems our man is qualified to work at the following government agencies:

Or, he could just run for congress. Scratch that, it seems he'd be under-qualified.

about 7 months ago


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