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Kodak Files For Bankruptcy Protection

cabjf Re:You get the frost pits, we do the rest (190 comments)

Kodak suffered under extremely poor management for at least the last two decades. The refusal to change with the times (like trying to shelve digital cameras to protect film sales) and selling off their profitable departments (like medical imaging) for short term gains have left them with almost nothing of value. I'm not sure how much of what is left is worth restructuring. At this point, creditors, shareholders, and retirees might be better off with a liquidation sale.

more than 2 years ago
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SpaceX Dragon As Mars Science Lander?

cabjf Re:5-6 years (146 comments)

Don't forget to take into account that this came from the mouth of Elon Musk.

more than 3 years ago
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Attacked By Anonymous, HBGary Pulls Out of RSA

cabjf Re:Anatomy of the Hack (415 comments)

I liked this article better. Not very technical, but it does show what kind of person Aaron Barr really is. The greatest part is that he tried to play Anonymous just to drum up government business and seemed to think there would be no repercussions.

more than 3 years ago
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N.C. Official Sics License Police On Computer Scientist For Too Good a Complaint

cabjf Re:Question (705 comments)

Apparently you can't actually possess intelligence in North Carolina without first obtaining a license to use it.

more than 3 years ago
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The Case For Lousy Passwords

cabjf Re:Password keychains? (343 comments)

KeePass 1.x and Dropbox. Both are available for just about every OS and smartphone made. KeePass also has a built in password generator that can be configured to handle length and content requirements. I can use my work computer, my home computers, my android smartphone, and even a guest computer to access and manage my passwords to anything.

about 4 years ago
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To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

cabjf Re:Ballmer's phrasing is telling (764 comments)

I read it more as a lament that they have been in that space for a long time (in their eyes anyhow) and never were able to sell that many. Of course, Microsoft's version of a tablet was a laptop with a stylus and touchscreen that folded over and ran plain old Windows. Just like their original idea of a smartphone was a phone running a slimmed down version of plain old windows.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple iAd Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny

cabjf Re:Anti-trust on a product not in the market???? (260 comments)

If satellite radio owners don't like the content a station they carry produces, they don't have to air it. If Apple doesn't like the "product" a developer creates, it doesn't have to carry it. Apple is likely banning other mobile OS owners because it would be like handing over all sorts of intimate knowledge about ownership and usage of the iOS platform to the competition. It's not like they are banning ads outright or even any ad network that is not their own.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple iAd Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny

cabjf Re:Anti-trust on a product not in the market???? (260 comments)

It may be your iPhone, but it is still Apple's AppStore and services you use. Anyone is free to create web apps instead of native apps and web ads instead of native ads still. It's a bit like a local radio station or listener demanding their station to be available on satellite radio because it is the radio owner's stereo, not the satellite radio company's.

more than 4 years ago
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iPad Bait and Switch — No More Unlimited Data Plan

cabjf Re:Abso-fing-lutely (670 comments)

Or just suck it up for a couple of years and don't even have to attempt to sell your old device when you upgrade or move on to another carrier. And who wouldn't want a new phone every couple of years with the rate those things change anyhow?

more than 4 years ago
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Too Many College Graduates?

cabjf Re:Democracy needs smart people (1138 comments)

In most cases it isn't the quality of education but the quality of student and support system. If a student isn't motivated to learn and does not have a support system (i.e. parents) to help produce the motivation to learn, it just isn't going to happen.

more than 4 years ago
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Creating a Better Facebook

cabjf Re:Rebuttal of the "RFTA, it's distributed" respon (295 comments)

Even if it works like email, the system would just end up with a small group of gatekeepers instead of just one. Sure you could set up your own, but how many people run their own server, locally or hosted? The distributed part of this is nice, in theory. I think a better way to go at it would be a foundation run project. Take away the desire to make as much money as possible, and put the focus on delivering the best product possible.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple To Buy ARM?

cabjf Interesting proposition (695 comments)

What makes this even more interesting is that Apple was one of the three original co-foundering companies behind ARM Holdings. So it would be like buying back their own investment.

If these rumors are true, Apple is probably looking to combine their PA Semi acquisition with the talent and technology at ARM to create some sort of super low power, high performance, RISC chip design team.

more than 3 years ago
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History Repeats Itself — Mac & the iPad

cabjf Re:Article premise is completely wrong (514 comments)

I'm not sure you're making the argument you think you are. OS 9 was an unavoidable step on the way to creating OS X; Apple had to release something while all that work was going on behind the scenes. NeXT was formed with a small group of hand picked individuals that Steve put together. Steve had nothing to do with what Apple did from the mid 80s to the mid 90s. So we have one thing that was probably not a high priority project for Steve, another that actually supports the premise of the article, and a situation that had nothing to do with Steve.

more than 4 years ago
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The Genius In Apple's Vertical Platform

cabjf Re:Steve Jobs is worse than Hitler! (432 comments)

monopoly

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Exactly what does Apple hold a monopoly over? Mac OS X? Apple iPods? Or maybe machines based on the A4 processor? Even in areas that Apple is one of the strongest, such as music sales, portable music players, or smartphones (even though that is just a subset of the cell phone market), there is still plenty of healthy and growing competition.

more than 4 years ago
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iPad Progress Report

cabjf Re:No problem. (374 comments)

You must not have dealt with IBM in a business setting much. They practically invented vendor lock in.

more than 4 years ago
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iPad Progress Report

cabjf Re:early adaptor? (374 comments)

So that 2 1/2 year old would be both an early adopter and an early adapter.

more than 4 years ago
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Disputed Island Disappears Into Sea

cabjf Re:Reminds me of kids. (460 comments)

Being under sea level hasn't stopped New Orleans from building, blaming the government for not making better levies to stop the ocean, and slowly rebuilding...

more than 4 years ago
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XML Co-Founder Joins Google, Blasts iPhone

cabjf Re:Opinion of Google is Changing... (628 comments)

So there is no room for ethical behavior in this brave new open world? It's alright to sit on the board of a future competitor, gather secrets and plans, then launch a competing product (or products with Chrome, the upcoming Chrome OS, Android, etc)? I'm all for competition in the marketplace, but spying on the competition isn't exactly a method I would condone. If Schmidt was planning on competing with Apple, he should have left Apple's board much earlier than he did. Oh well, information wants to be free, right?

more than 4 years ago
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Health Insurance When Leaving the Corporate World?

cabjf Re:Be methodical (1197 comments)

It would be your local Chamber of Commerce (example). I believe not all chambers of commerce offer this kind of benefit to members though.

more than 4 years ago

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