USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge
Damned if you obviously copy Apple, damned if you intentionally go with the inferior solution that Apple rejected.
Intel SSD Roadmap Points To 2TB Drives Arriving In 2014
Facebook Patents Inferring Income of Users
Also, don't go to retail stores because they can tell a lot about you by the way you dress and talk.
Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?
That would be meaningless, if someone were doing it. Where did you see that?
Why iOS 7 Is Making Some Users Feel 'Sick'
It's part of the chess match. Samsung creates pretty much identical,perhaps even better UI based on iOS. Apple looks at what will be hard to copy and determines that deep GPU integration in the core OS just isn't going to work in the permutations of CPUs that Samsung has to support. Apple finds a way to use these features to marginally enhance the OS experience, but in a flashy way that can be sold in TV commercials and just looks cool when people are in a phone store.
Now you're Samsung: do you spend a ton of money/effort trying to clone these effects, or do you first see if you can convince people that they are actually a bad thing? I know what I'd do.
Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones Over Weekend
True that Apple goes for one big splash a year. But given that Samsung spends more advertising its mobile phones than Apple, Microsoft, HP, Dell, and Coca Cola *combined* spend advertising *all* of their products... and I'm not sure it's fair to say that hype drives Apple's sales more than other companies'.
Company Accidentally Fires Entire Staff Via Email
Yes, I'm sure plenty of people will leave the company to protest the use of an email form letter.
Florian Mueller Outs Himself As Oracle Employee
Also, the implication is that he *has been* an Oracle "employee", when in fact he *just became* a contractor. The story impugns his motives for stuff long before he became a contractor.
It is a pretty good example of how to take a few literally true facts, add a few distortions ("employee" versus "contractor"), and imply a false history... and end up with character assassination that's more or less sort of true, but wildly misleading. Submitter should go into politics.
Why Tech Vendors Fund Patent Trolls
The two are inseparable. Consider that you are Apple, or Google, or Microsoft, or really any big company. A patent troll comes to you and offers a chance to buy in to their patent pool -- you will gain a blanket license to their entire portfolio for only $500m, presented as an equity investment.
Your patent attorneys look through the pool and determine that, if they were to sue you on every patent they have a 50% chance of winning, the expected outcome is $750m. Even if you prevailed in every case, legal costs would be about $100m.
What do you do? Keep in mind that you're publicly traded and shareholders -- the board -- isn't going to look kindly on personal crusades that disregard best outcomes for your company.
150 Gigapixel Sky Image Contains 1 Billion Stars
...and it's just inconvenient, not having a word for 10^9. "Six hundred fifty three thousand million" is incredibly awkward to parse. At least, for an American.
Viewfinity CEO Says Many Computer Users Are Overprivileged (Video)
Nothing wrong with a little brand destruction in the name of increasing short term revenue, especially if you're looking to make an exit.
But yeah, I've noticed my visits to slashdot have gone from twice-daily to daily to weekly over the past few months. I'm not even sure how much to ascribe to the slimy mix of content and advertising and how much reflects the general loss of quality and tendency to be days behind CNN rather than days ahead.
This American Life Retracts Episode On Apple Factories In China
Too bad Daisy hasn't hit on the "Obama suckered me into making those absurd comments; blame him, not me" response.
iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution
Our reality: Apple doubles tablet resolution; Slashdot rolls eyes and talks about how unnecessary it is and how it confirms Apple is all about style over substance and is just a distraction from the evil / closed nature of the company and platform.
Somewhere, in an alternate reality: Samsung ships a 250DPI 10" tablet; Slashdot explodes in triumph with talks about how it's the most amazing breakthrough ever, will revolutionize tablet use, and confirms Android's role as an innovation leader and the general superiority of the completely open platform.
Ask Slashdot: Tech Manufacturers With Better Labor Practices?
Let's save all of those poor asian wage slaves by boycotting products from asia. That'll help 'em!
Apple-Approved Fair Labor Inspections Begin At Foxconn
You know that Foxconn makes products for Motorola, right? And that there is a proportional likelihood that any given Foxconn suicide was working on a Motrolla product?
Other Android "manufacturers" that use Foxconn for prodcut assembly and are therefore every bit as culpable as Apple, but never mentioned because it's against the narrative: Acer Inc., Amazon.com, Asus, Barnes & Noble, Samsung, Sony Ericsson.
What the iPad 3 Looks Like
The world must be a really confusing place for you, if you actually believe that drivel. And it must be terrifying to see more and more "iSheep", these inferior beings who are sucked in by slick advertising and mindlessly buy crappy products.
On the bright side, with those remarkable powers of self-delusion and reality denial, plus a superiority complex, you may have a promising career in politics.
In Xhengzhou, Thousands Vie For Foxconn Jobs
Indeed. It's a shame that companies like Dell, HP, Asus, and HTC have to charge the same price for their "Made in the US" products that Apple charges for their Chinese-produced goods. /facepalm
Is Climate Change the New Evolution?
Yes, and that's why high school physics classes should give equal credence to the idea that things fall to the ground because they want to.
That is a pretty remarkable job you've done of conflating incompleteness with incorrectness and what "no scientist should ever question" with what should be taught to kids in school as generally correct. I appreciate the insight into the reasoning.
Apple Sues Samsung In Germany Again
Leaving aside the difference between lawsuits and prosecution, that would mean anyone who loses a lawsuit once would have impunity to do those same things over and over again in the future. Probably not a great basis for a legal system.
Syrian Protesters Roll Out New iPhone Apps
Dude, you're comparing manually install via APK to apps downloaded from Apple's App Store? Are you confused or dishonest?
Tell me again how the Carrier IQ problem is baseless? Ignore inconvenient facts much?
+1 for self-righteous, -2 for being wrong.
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