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iPod Engineer Tony Fadell On the Unique Nature of Apple's Design Process

amolapacificapaloma Re:99% VS 1 in 10.. (193 comments)

More like:

"It's like emptying a 10,000-round magazine at a target to hit it 1,000 times versus emptying a 10 round clip and hitting it 9 times..."

The product lineup of both companies is a couple of orders of magnitude away.

about a year and a half ago
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Duplicate RSA Keys Enable Lockheed Martin Network Intrusion

amolapacificapaloma Re:Need some new words (138 comments)

she = "not authorized to speak publicly on the matter"

said = "confirmed under condition of anonymity".

Like in... that's what she said!

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Now Transcoding All New Uploads To WebM

amolapacificapaloma Re:WebM is too "geeky"; too "open/free" (267 comments)

Not now, but what if the rumored Google Music store started to sell ogg files? It would take very little for most of the hardware makers to support it. I know it's day-dreaming, but it is not unreasonable ;)

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Now Transcoding All New Uploads To WebM

amolapacificapaloma Re:WebM is too "geeky"; too "open/free" (267 comments)

Have you ever heard of Android? Anyway, the point is that it is "easy" to implement and all it needs is "just" better marketing so the consumers start to demand it. And that would be good for everyone involved, except the holders of the rights to all these other proprietary formats and codecs. That's were a 800lbs gorilla like Google enters the scene to change the consumers' perspective on the issue ;)

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Now Transcoding All New Uploads To WebM

amolapacificapaloma Re:WebM is too "geeky"; too "open/free" (267 comments)

Some brands that include the OGG playback feature in their products: SanDisk, Cowon, Trekstor, HTC, Archos, Grundig, iRiver, Philips, Samsung... Pretty neat for a "zero penetration" format ;) BTW, many of them also support FLAC.

more than 3 years ago
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Bing Becomes No.2 Search Engine at 4.37%

amolapacificapaloma Re:Excellent! (366 comments)

  1. 1. But being a monopoly is not illegal, while anti-competitive practices sometimes are.
  2. 2. A company pushing open source is not only undercutting its rivals, it is also working for them for free. They can embrace open source too... ;)

Google is kind of scary, but it's difficult to deny that they seem to be trying to "not be evil".

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Mistakenly Shuts Down 84,000 Sites

amolapacificapaloma Re:presume victimhood (296 comments)

Well, that assumption should be made for every accusation. Everybody should be considered innocent until *proven* guilty. Failing to do so gets us to the actual situation where even the suggestion that someone is related to any of that shit can ruin his life.

more than 3 years ago
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The Ambiguity of "Open" and VP8 Vs. H.264

amolapacificapaloma Re:Shocking: Apple and MS are doing the right thin (493 comments)

No, they are forcing you to pay a licence to be able to use a basic infrastructure. And they are preventing any Free alternative OS in the countries were the mpeg-la patents are valid. Maybe someone else will sell you an OS properly licensed (say Red Hat or Canonical), but that won't allow you to share it (i.e. it won't be Free).

Trust me, I'm not one of those floss over-zealots, but they first came for the video tag but I didn't watch any videos online, then...

more than 3 years ago
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The Ambiguity of "Open" and VP8 Vs. H.264

amolapacificapaloma Re:Shocking: Apple and MS are doing the right thin (493 comments)

Come on, it's only trolling if you are wrong! Creating honey pots for people that don't understand the issue to prove their ignorance helps getting them educated ;)

more than 3 years ago
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The Ambiguity of "Open" and VP8 Vs. H.264

amolapacificapaloma Re:Shocking: Apple and MS are doing the right thin (493 comments)

Can you share ffmpeg or x264 binaries in the US without asking mpeg-la for a licence? Remember that your ignorance won't help you from being accountable for your breaking of the law ;) and if you start doing some money from your work and refuse to pay up, you'll be sued to oblivion.

more than 3 years ago
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The Ambiguity of "Open" and VP8 Vs. H.264

amolapacificapaloma Re:Shocking: Apple and MS are doing the right thin (493 comments)

So, can you use x264, ffmpeg or whatever other implementation of the h.264 "open standard" without having to pay any royalties? Can you distribute binaries of that software in countries were software patents are valid?

more than 3 years ago
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The Ambiguity of "Open" and VP8 Vs. H.264

amolapacificapaloma Re:Shocking: Apple and MS are doing the right thin (493 comments)

Thanks. Yes, I was simplifying it on purpose, to prove a point: slashdotters don't really understand the issue. I guess that makes me a troll ;)

more than 3 years ago
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The Ambiguity of "Open" and VP8 Vs. H.264

amolapacificapaloma Re:Shocking: Apple and MS are doing the right thin (493 comments)

Clearly, as I do not understand what are you talking about, could you please point it out? Bear with me, I'm still learning the English language.

more than 3 years ago
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The Ambiguity of "Open" and VP8 Vs. H.264

amolapacificapaloma Re:Shocking: Apple and MS are doing the right thin (493 comments)

Ah, but can't write such a thing and release it under the gpl... And that's my problem with adopting h.264 as the standard. We wouldn't be able to have general-purpose Free OS anymore ;)

more than 3 years ago
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The Ambiguity of "Open" and VP8 Vs. H.264

amolapacificapaloma Re:Shocking: Apple and MS are doing the right thin (493 comments)

So the Right Thing is to force everyone to buy an OS from Microsoft or Apple? Do you know there are some crazy people developing free operating systems? And even using them! How dare they ask for a royalty free baseline codec for encoding video for the web? How selfish they are, giving away their OSes and expecting to be able to play with the Big Boys...

more than 3 years ago
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A Nude Awakening — the TSA and Privacy

amolapacificapaloma Re:He had me until... (728 comments)

Yeah, from Afghanistan. I read that. Same thing.

more than 3 years ago
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A Nude Awakening — the TSA and Privacy

amolapacificapaloma Re:He had me until... (728 comments)

We were attacked from Afghanistan. They made themselves a target.

No, you were not. The Taliban were (are) some crazy nut-jobs but the US wasn't attacked by them. It was a bunch of arabs (most of them from Saudi Arabia), led by an Egyptian and financed by OBL et al.

Afghanistan, the country, had nothing to do with.

But OBL was (is?) living there and the Taliban government refused to hand over a suspect without some kind of a proof, so yeah, they made themselves (and the almost 30 millions of Afghanis) a fair target... How is that fight on the terrorists going? Is America more or less terrorized nowadays?

I've to the States before and after the 9/11 and I've also been to third world countries with real security problems. People seem more frightened in America. I understand them, they live surrounded by people with big guns looking for an excuse to use them.

Wow, rereading this, it does look a bit trollish, but I can't fight the truth, apparently that's the job of the USA ;)

more than 3 years ago
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The Queen Joins Facebook

amolapacificapaloma Re:The Queen that matters (155 comments)

Maybe, but I meant no offense to any citizen of the UK or the Commonwealth. I just wanted to point out that many more people care about the band than about the Royal Family ;)

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."

more than 3 years ago

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