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iPhone 3G and iOS4 Lack Chemistry

ceeam Re:Kinda figures. (194 comments)

And people "run" iOS4. But do they run it or do they demo-crawl it?

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 3G and iOS4 Lack Chemistry

ceeam Re:Kinda figures. (194 comments)

And what is the "par" then? First android phones (G1 anyone?) were released *after* 3G. Good luck installing 2.3 onto it, lol.

more than 3 years ago
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Forget Space Travel, It's Just a Dream

ceeam Re:How about (542 comments)

The problem (for biological things, like human beings) is going out of Earth magnetic shield.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's Secret Weapon To Win the Tablet Wars

ceeam Don't think so (716 comments)

Apple is a software company and the fact that it comes inside a piece of complimentary hardware is not really that important. But look up what Mr. Kay had to say about the companies that are "serious about their software" some decades ago.

As for "Apple's secret weapon is their network of dedicated Apple stores worldwide" - well, there are ZERO of them here in Russia. iPads and stuff are still VERY popular.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Doesn't Every Website Use HTTPS?

ceeam Because... (665 comments)

Because it's impossible/complicated to have multiple "HTTPS'd" domains on a single IP address.

Also, it's not really more "secure" in most senses of this word.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Offers H.264 Plug-in For Google Chrome

ceeam Good! (332 comments)

Thanks, Microsoft! (oof, that's a hard thing to say)

As for Google - when will these hypocrites be also removing MP3 support?

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

ceeam Re:Open Standards != Open Source (493 comments)

As for your first paragraph - thanks for re-confirming my point. Web was indeed built on open standards BUT commercial software. Remember when original Mozilla browser cost[ed] money? I don't even talk about the quite expensive server software. That didn't stop the web growth though exactly because the underlying standards were still [very] open. Except GIFs.

As for current Mozilla situation though - you're totally wrong. They can freely (and Freely) implement the H264 player and build it into their browser. Why they _don't_ do this is because they are citing the concern about authoring this content (which is totally not their business, but they still feel they should not do it).

As here's why Google becomes important as the content heavyweight.

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

ceeam Re:This knee jerk reaction is amusing to watch (493 comments)

Please prove that VP8 is not "patent encumbered"?

Also tell me that you don't use MP3 and want Google or somebody to remove its support too?

Anyway, these H264 patents expire in like 12 years or so. May seem like a long time but actually it's not quite. If CSS or GIF are any indication things on the Web don't move as fast as people would expect. When VP8 matures, gains hardware support, a critical mass of content - boom! H264 becomes totally free. Still of better quality per bit.

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

ceeam Re:Open Standards != Open Source (493 comments)

And generally speaking Open Standards are even more important than Open Source. Especially in the long run.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

ceeam Re:Fucking stupid (471 comments)

Apple is based on original software.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

ceeam Re:Wishing him well (471 comments)

> He refused to acknowledge his daughter, who his mother initially had to raise on welfare payments.

This is not quite true. Jobs doubted that he could have children so he was not *quick* to acknowledge her. And I doubt anyone will (or should) be quick to take responsibility for the children born from such occasional sleepovers.

Anyway, her name was/is Lisa and Jobs calling their first proper computer "Lisa" kind of contradicts the claim that he "refused to acknowledge" her.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

ceeam Re:Wishing him well (471 comments)

I disagree and demand that you elaborate.

more than 3 years ago
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Intel's Sandy Bridge Processor Has a Kill Switch

ceeam Re:I know what I'm getting for christmas... (399 comments)

Too early. Both AMD and Intel are at the end of their cycles this Christmas. Which is sad, of course, as people would be buying soon-to-be-obsolete computers without realizing that.

more than 3 years ago

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