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Open Source Software Licenses Versus Business Models

Xuranova Re:I'm sorry but he is wrong.. (95 comments)

It's not nitpicking.
Google could close source Android (or make its own OS since the license for Android probably prohibits this) and just customize it for the OEMs themselves based on requested specs and get a similar result.

If everyone who uses Android didn't use any of Google's proprietary products, Google has a noticeably less amount of cash coming in.

Android is FOSS, yes. But the key to Google's success with it wasn't that it was open, it was that it was cheap/free and good(the primary reason their closed software has the penetration that it does: it's cheap/free, and good).

about 2 years ago

DOJ Says iPhone Is So Secure They Can't Crack It

Xuranova Re:Umm.. what? (454 comments)

Settings -> General -> Passcode lock -> Simple Passcode OFF

You can create a password that is noticeably longer and uses non numeric characters.

You have several iOS devices , security conscious, and never looked into what simple Passcode off did?

more than 2 years ago

NY Couple On "Wanted" Poster For Filming Police

Xuranova Re:Listen i distrust cops i got my reasons (541 comments)

I stand corrected

Wait, no call for putting the cops in jail for posting this couple's home address? No complaints about the harassment they could get or potential innocent family members that might reside there? Just a "I stand corrected"?

Are you a retired/active LEO?

more than 2 years ago

A Critical Examination of Bill Gates' Philanthropic Record

Xuranova Re:What's the point of this article? (370 comments)

You not liking how he got his money is one thing, but saying he stole it is something else entirely and wrong. Grow up.

more than 2 years ago

Why Visual Basic 6 Still Thrives

Xuranova Re:Business opportunity (406 comments)

At least 24 years of support for a software product is considered jerking someone around? Do you live in a world where support is indefinite and milk doesn't go bad?

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Rewarding Employees Who Phone It In

Xuranova Re:Fuck off, 70% (280 comments)

Unless I'm reading the article wrong, it's not your time. Assuming you work a 9-5 at MS, they're saying you can use 20+% of that time to work on Windows Phone Apps. So instead of working on Ms Office for the whole 8 hours of your day, you're getting paid to spend time working on Windows phone apps that may or may not make any money.

So assuming I'm not reading it wrong, what they're asking isn't unreasonable. Why should they pay you to make a product that can take money from them?

more than 3 years ago

NFL Teams Considering IPads To Replace Playbooks

Xuranova Re:'benefit' (289 comments)

Would you prefer it prompts the person (in their case the person who took the ipad) if they would like to allow the remote wipe to occur? 0_o

more than 3 years ago

Shareholders Push Hard For Apple Succession Plan

Xuranova Re:NO!! (233 comments)

What are they going to do if upper management doesn't provide one? Fire them? Lawl.

more than 3 years ago

Apple eBook Rules Changing For Sellers

Xuranova Re:And what happens... (584 comments)

It seems to me that if Amazon in particular wanted to circumvent this, they just remove the link in their kindle software that opens up the browser/store. Users would still be able to "pull from archive" any book they buy on the website that wasn't already on the device.

  I.e they could goto amazon.com, buy book and not send to any device (assuming Apple made them disable 'send to kindle software on idevice'), open up kindle software and pull from the archive.

To play it safe I'll just never update my kindle software on my ipad/iphone....

more than 3 years ago

Are Google's Patents Too Weak To Protect Android?

Xuranova Re:Google has LOTS of power (257 comments)

i think it would could be measured in days how fast the DOJ and company respond. Given Google's large market share, making its competitors effectively 'disappear' from the internet won't sit well for them.

i can't recall which side of the water but some regulatory agency is investigating whether Google is altering companies search rankings based on how much business they're doing with them.

So yea threatening companies like Oracle, IBM, MS, and Apple won't get Google anywhere but under further scrutiny.

about 4 years ago

Android Passes iPhone In US Market Share

Xuranova Re:Meanwhile in the rest of the world... (550 comments)

The US discussions tend to focus on smart phones (ones that tend to require data plans). Anytime you mention Nokia/Symbian and the global market, stats tend to refer to any and all Nokia phones that run Symbian (which isn't that pretty much any Nokia phone that isn't running Maemo/meego/etc?)

about 4 years ago

Woz Misquoted About Android Dominating iOS

Xuranova Re:Sorry Woz (251 comments)

Its a shame because he otherwise has a reputation as a guy who will say it as it is.

I see what you did there with 'otherwise'.

more than 4 years ago

Users Say Sprint Epic4G 3G Upload Speeds Limited To 150kbps

Xuranova Re:A classic example of "what the market will bear (138 comments)

While Android users might use more data than iphone users on average, unless:
  ( number of Android users on VZW * android data average) > (number of iPhone users on ATT * iphone data average)

bringing up VZW's network is moot.

more than 4 years ago

T-Mobile Facing Lawsuit Over Text Message Censorship

Xuranova Re:Why would they do this? (181 comments)

capability to censor content? That might be the end result but they have the companies phone number who is sending this. Telecoms have been able to block phone numbers for quite a while now.

more than 4 years ago

Judge Allows Subpoenas For Internet Users

Xuranova Re:If.. (338 comments)

You can buy a house under a shell corporation and hide the owners of that if you want to put forth the effort.

more than 4 years ago

Former HP CEO Selected As Oracle Co-President

Xuranova Re:Crony Despotism in Action (133 comments)

I can't even imagine what would have to fall into place so there would be even the most remote possibility that Ellison's job could ever be taken from him. I'm pretty sure he can have whoever he wants as his #2 and his job will be secure until he wants to give it up and then he'll probably pick his own successor.

more than 4 years ago

Apple, AT&T Sued Over iPhone 4 Antennas

Xuranova Re:Bumper solves and creates a problem (435 comments)

What I didn't realise until I read a review recently is that although the Bumper solves the antenna issue, it means that you cannot plug in your standard iPod/iPhone connectors!

I have my iphone plugged in with the bumper now. There's a clearly defined hole of which to plug in the connector. Perhaps your reviewers got the bumper installed upside down?


more than 3 years ago

YouTube Explains Where HTML5 Video Fails

Xuranova Re:Well, it's true (426 comments)

Monopolies do not exist.

MS, Intel, Apple, and Google would all like you to convince the FTC of that.

more than 4 years ago

VLC 1.1 Forced To Drop Shoutcast Due To AOL Anti-OSS Provision

Xuranova Re:Now websites choose terms on browsing (315 comments)

Weren't we just a few years ago complaining that browsers displayed pages differently and we were looking for all browsers to adapt open standards so they would look alike?

Now we have someone upset because he wants to make someones page look different and they don't want it. My how times change

more than 4 years ago

Apple Loses Another 4th-Gen iPhone

Xuranova Re:So what? (466 comments)

There is a poster on every other general tech site who says "" loves Apple". If every tech site except the dedicated windows/linux site loves Apple, isn't there the slight chance there is a decent reason for it? I'm guessing you aren't the biggest fan of Apple since you felt the need to make this routine Apple bias post.

I can't wait till someone makes it possible to filter out the hate from any and all threads that pertain to said company. Threads would be probably less than half as long :)

more than 4 years ago


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