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Kodak-Branded Smartphones On the Way

Tough Love Re:Umm, no. (90 comments)

Please resist the temptation to believe every bit of tripe posted on the internet by anonymous experts without doing at least some minimal amount of fact checking. Kodak emerged from bankruptcy in 2013. Parent post is full of crap.

yesterday
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Kodak-Branded Smartphones On the Way

Tough Love Re:Ok.... (90 comments)

Eh, wait, given that the camera is one of the biggest selling points on a smart phone, why does it not make sense for a wilely recognized name in cameras to get into the business? As far as the supposed lack of profits in the Android market goes, think about this for a moment: this year, over a billion Android phones will be sold at an average price over $250. That $250 billion dollars revenue, or to put in in more precise terms, a metric crapload. That money gets shares all up and down the Android ecosystem, from chip makers to market droids. Not such a bad idea to hang your hat in a place where massive amounts of money circulates.

yesterday
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Tough Love Re:Gutless factor (225 comments)

Is that you, Tim?

3 days ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Tough Love Re:Old quote comes into play (225 comments)

...you exaggerate the level of effort required by Apple to do the right thing.

In my world the "right thing" is not to have an Apple Employee have to take even TWO HOURS the day before Christmas...

Because as everybody knows, all Apple employees are special little snowflakes whose precious little lives will be completely ruined by taking even two hours on a holiday to do the right thing.

3 days ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Tough Love Re:Old quote comes into play (225 comments)

Because if they don't, they will be viewed as cowards?

How so when it will simply come out next week.

Let's see if it does.

3 days ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Tough Love Re:Patriotic to NOT watch it instead? (225 comments)

Kim Jung-un has:

* Inherited a position and country that was already hated.
* Behaved as expected of his culture.
* Never been known for harming anyone outside of his own country.
* Suffered insults in nearly every report about him for as long as he has lived.
* blah blah blah blather blather...

* Done nothing to rectify the situation because he enjoys it just as it is.

3 days ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Tough Love Re:Old quote comes into play (225 comments)

Why should Apple make people work Christmas...

Because if they don't, they will be viewed as cowards? Anyway, you exaggerate the level of effort required by Apple to do the right thing.

3 days ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Tough Love Re:Sony could have announced this last week (225 comments)

I imagine that Sony execs changed their minds not only because of the widespread perception of cowardice, but because they received assurances from certain government agencies.

3 days ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Tough Love Gutless factor (225 comments)

More like: Apple sets a new standard for limp wristed gutlessness. That's how it comes across. Tim, your move.

3 days ago
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Using Your Open-Source Contributions To Land a Full-Time Job

Tough Love Re:Beware the double edged sword (45 comments)

Good luck with that. The correct conclusion is that, if work is suffiently rewarding then some developers would be willing to do it for no monetary reward. So, dear PHB, is the work that you need done as rewarding as that? Probably not. So get out your wallet.

5 days ago
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

Tough Love Re:No, it isn't. (222 comments)

"Merge" is a euphemism for "get bought by". In short, it shows zero confidence in Yahoo's management, but some respect for its IP.

about a week ago
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

Tough Love Re:Missed the Boat by about 15 years (222 comments)

Yahoo finance is still better than google finance. But that isn't saying much.

about a week ago
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

Tough Love Re:How long things take.. (222 comments)

...she maybe was a useful engineer at Google...

What makes you think that?

about a week ago
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

Tough Love Re:No, it isn't. (222 comments)

I heard she proved herself in Larry's bed.

about a week ago
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Dr. Dobb's 38-Year Run Comes To an End

Tough Love Re:Running light... (156 comments)

Running light...
 
...without Byte. Or Dr Dobbs. Or PC Mag (good riddance).

about two weeks ago
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Dr. Dobb's 38-Year Run Comes To an End

Tough Love Re:Not really (156 comments)

Them young whippersnappers are quite capable of their own innovations.

As long as they never have to leave the protective cocoon of a VM with GC.

And lots of base classes written by somebody with a clue.

about two weeks ago
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Dr. Dobb's 38-Year Run Comes To an End

Tough Love Re:Not really (156 comments)

"it marks the end of a world where broad knowledge of computers and being willing to create solutions instead of reuse them was valuable"

No, it pretty much just marks the end of Dr. Dobb's. Them young whippersnappers are quite capable of their own innovations.

There is no denying that the true hacker is well on the way to becoming an endangered species, as we are making far fewer new ones than would be required to replace those who retire, much less keep up with the exponential pace of software systems growth. Great news in terms of income security for this increasingly elite niche, not such a great omen for the quality of future software.

about two weeks ago
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ODF Support In Google Drive

Tough Love Re:Zoho has your back, but nobody seems to know... (40 comments)

Google's support for critical open source infrastructure like Libreoffice has in general been pathetic. Much of the blame for that would appear to lie with that same Chris Dibona.

about two weeks ago

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