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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Apple REULEZ! (383 comments)

I guess it's also worth a mention that as a 20-year veteran developer, I prefer a linux/windows combination. It's been vastly more cost effective to use virtualized linux on custom-built desktops than it ever has been to use OSX. Apple hardware is expensive and underpowered, and the "looks" and "fit'n'finish" have zero bearing on me doing my job well. OSX itself is fine, but heavy, but it doesn't help me work in any particular way - the global menu is utterly idiotic and archaic, but at least they finally implemented proper dual screen support a few years back. Apple is stronger in the smartphone tablet department, but I've been seeing really strong stuff come from the android side of the camp lately. Apple seems to spend more time on transitions and effects and occasionally API polish, Android seems to spend more time on features.

2 days ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Apple REULEZ! (383 comments)

Do you spend hours in line to buy the latest and greatest apple product every release cycle? If so, you are most definitely sheep. If you are capable of living your life until it's easier to get, then you are not sheep.

However, your reponse has nothing to do with the OP topic: The point is, Apple likes top stomp out competition by making it physically impossible to compete. This is even worse than microsoft's behavior in the past.

2 days ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

Well, white for a power cord is an incredibly stupid color. Black at least never gets dirty.

about three weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

I like and use these cloud services (in my case, onedrive). I put things on there that are simply non-damaging, except for my nude selfies - those will cause severe trauma to any viewer.

about three weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

While not strictly true, if you follow the standard setup "workflow" as 95% of all computer do, you end up with icloud enabled.

I'd put $100 on all these celebrities just following setup instructions and ending up with icloud enabled, because they simply don't know better.

about three weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

iCloud can also upload from a mac, which can import from other devices.

Don't be a fanboi.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

atlasdropperofworlds Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Apparently the start menu is coming back, as is the ability to run all apps in windows. Live tiles on the desktop is not coming, but they run in the new start menu.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Apple buys tesla?? (255 comments)

Don't forget the $100/year license paid to Apple to drive your Apple car.

about 7 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Save us Apple. You're our only hope! (255 comments)

The original iPad was (and still is) fabulously overpriced for what it is.

about 7 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Take medicine away from the wizards (255 comments)

And yet, tablets as capable as the ipad for much cheaper abound. The iPad is still expensive.

And yet, the CEO of BlackBerry didn't exactly understand the cost of things, as the iphone was not the first touch-screen handheld.

And yet, Razer has created something more powerful than the MBP for less than the equivalently specced MBP. Also, Microsoft has released a piece of hardware specced like the Air, but with a high resolution display and a touchscreen, for less than the Air.

So, no.

about 7 months ago
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Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Mac support (73 comments)

This is where "It just works" hurts you...

about 7 months ago
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Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Is this like CrystalSpace? (73 comments)

> Also, they were designed for hardware architectures not relevant any more today.

Actually, that hardware is completely and still dominantly relevant in the gaming scene. Perhaps you missed the billion-dollar releases?

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Security Essentials Misses 39% of Malware

atlasdropperofworlds Re:They'd get convicted again (149 comments)

Insecure OS? It seems to be holding up with linux just fine at pwn2own.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Security Essentials Misses 39% of Malware

atlasdropperofworlds Re:They'd get convicted again (149 comments)

MSSE is not bundled with 7. Defender (which is the same thing) is bundled in 8 and 8.1.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Security Essentials Misses 39% of Malware

atlasdropperofworlds They'd get convicted again (149 comments)

If they made a good security product, I'm pretty sure there would be much gnashing of teeth. Remember the uproar because MS dared to include a browser and media player? I'm sure if they put a decent antivirus product in Windows they'd just get sued again.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

atlasdropperofworlds Re:They're dead (408 comments)

If it's a Win7+ machine, the built-in backup solution works just fine. It's also simple in case you don't have/want to use the software to restore: Files are in zip archives, the system image is a vhd which can be booted in a virtual - you can actually "test" your backup images by booting them in microsoft's virtualization software. It rolls over for hdd space and all, and run effectively maintenance free (in fact, don't touch it). I can't remember if vista had a built-in backup solution.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Get a local phone number (506 comments)

That's unfortunate, because most bay area companies will pay moving expenses. I actually won't work for a company that doesn't, even if I don't need to move to work for it - it's an indication, to me, of other things that could be wrong.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Get a local phone number (506 comments)

There is a downside to this approach, at least if actually taken "all the way": Tech companies will often pay for full moving expenses. Every company I've been involved with did, and all but one were quite generous about it. If he ends up having to completely hide that fact he's not in Seattle, he won't get that benefit.

about 10 months ago

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