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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

dk20 Re:The Real Breakthrough - non auto-maker Maps (193 comments)

So by that token the car manufactures can say they are following a standard (the one they made) just like apple did with their dock connector?

Granted (and you probably already assumed this) i dont have an iphone but several coworkers do. I often hear then trying to borrow other peoples chargers/cables . Care to enlighten me as to why they cant just use the standard "micro-usb" cords on their desks that they use to charge our work-issued phones? I can charge my non-apple phone on the same cord i use for my BB without issues.

My guess is they forgot their $21 "adapter"
http://store.apple.com/ca/prod...

3 days ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

dk20 Re:The Real Breakthrough - non auto-maker Maps (193 comments)

Your concerns are valid.
I dont drive often and so it is not much of a pain to use it and put it away when i do. Flip side, the days of them being > $300 and worth stealing are long gone.

3 days ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

dk20 Re:The Real Breakthrough - non auto-maker Maps (193 comments)

Any device can charge by USB now so your griping looks like lunacy.

So please take your "standard" USB on one and and mini or micro on the other and charge any apple product with it.

orginal IPOD -firewire and dock connector
Next gen ipod - USB and dock connector
Now what is it, usb on one end and "lightening" on the other?

3 days ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

dk20 Re:The Real Breakthrough - non auto-maker Maps (193 comments)

"breaking the car manufactures monopoly on in-car mapping..."

Will this be similar to how apple "broke the monopoly on ebooks" http://online.wsj.com/news/art...
Or how they "Broke the monopoly on hiring". http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/...

Ever heard of getting a third party GPS for like $99 at costco with lifetime maps? When it gets old i just throw it out and get a newer/faster/whatever one.
Far cheaper then getting the fancy in-dash model and not being able to replace it.

"One thing I really wish would happen would be to have the car industry be also mandated to provide third-party access to all of the screens"

Really, you think that is fair? Would it work the other way as in i think apple should be mandated to provide third party access to their very lucrative add-on market (cords, chargers, etc).
Why should the auto industry be "forced" to open up to a company which is known for vendor lockin?

4 days ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

dk20 Re:Net Income is only 3.3% of revenue? (266 comments)

The lobbyists?

Oh wait, the people? They don't have a lobby group and so don't matter that much.

about a week ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

dk20 Re:Not puzzling at all ... (266 comments)

Only if the company is overseas where the cash hoard is. If apple takes the money back to the US (repatriation) they have to pay taxes on it.

They have tried to have special "one time only" repatriation adjustments to taxes in the past without luck.

about a week ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

dk20 Re:Net Income is only 3.3% of revenue? (266 comments)

Shouldn't the government do everything in its power to withhold services for companies who refuses to pay for them? Apple sure likes the US courts time....

about a week ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

dk20 Re:Better alternative system (325 comments)

"rich" people don't have income.... They do fancy things like take out loans against their stock options and a loan is debt, not income.

about a week ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

dk20 Re:We have those in South Carolina too (325 comments)

So, how many tickets have been issued to cops for illegal turns (no signals, running the red, etc)?
I often see the police doing the same thing they ticket others for doing.

about a week ago
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Judge OKs Class Action Suit Against Apple For E-Book Price Fixing

dk20 Re:800MM seems impossibly low (88 comments)

Funny, RIAA doesn't have to use "demonstrable losses" when it sues. Perhaps they could have a $250,000 per ebook overcharged "set fine" similar to music?

about three weeks ago
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Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

dk20 Re:Infighting: Linux's biggest weakness (155 comments)

So you are saying by your comparison apple's products are overpriced? Apple, HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo all make their stuff in China. Most of it from common producers but some have 4% margins and some have 19% margins?

about three weeks ago
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Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

dk20 Re:Infighting: Linux's biggest weakness (155 comments)

So, you are saying you are proud to overpay for products that allow apple to have that money?

PS. it is NOT in any US bank, or they would have to pay taxes on it. Its all offshore benefiting whom?

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Cartel Went Beyond a Few Tech Firms

dk20 Re:Do the crime, do the time (137 comments)

Seriously, how many "rich" actually go to jail?.
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Poor and steal a chocolate bar - Jail time...
Rich and steal $1MM - you are required to do community service and teach a 1 hour ethics course.

about a month ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

dk20 Re:Disruption works when evolution fails. (381 comments)

Oh boy, you responded to a 2 day old post to correct some sort of minor error? Sure added a lot of value to the conversation, and a great use of your time as well.

about a month ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

dk20 Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

Perhaps you can explain the 2008 collapse? Wasnt it driven by sub-prime loans? How many billions of sub-prime loans exist?

about a month ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

dk20 Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

I would think any american who plans to collect "old age security" (or whatever it is called) would be hurt. US old age security has long been a great place to stuff US bonds as it is considered "internal" debt.
Loans/mortgages and the like sometimes have a "Prime+" component to them.

A massive US dollar devaluation would be a tough political sell, not sure all those foreign nations who hold US bills would be happy.

about a month ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

dk20 Re:Disruption works when evolution fails. (381 comments)

My kids play the piano and occasional i try to find sheet music for them.

Amazing to see how much stuff from beethoven is locked behind a pay-wall or "copyright protected" book.

Let me guess, Beethoven is still pulling in royalties for his stuff? HINT: he was Born on December 1770 and died a long time ago.

Even if they were "pirating content that is 50 or 75 years old" someone would see it is relevant and "package" it together in an attempt to find a way to extend the copyright term. See the Disney model and how much of their catalog came from the public domain. Now they did it, you cant use the same storyboard as its protected.

about a month ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

dk20 Re:Disruption works when evolution fails. (381 comments)

And there you have one of the key problems with "content providers".

If they are not stealing from the public domain (Disney) they are doing sequels, prequels, and remakes.

Similar for music. Who buy's CD's anymore? Back in the day you would often find a CD with a few new songs and a bunch of filler which often was availble on otehr disks. Why would I pay full price for a CD if the artist cant be bothered releasing new material?

As for the "rent takers"... News flash, times are changing and your days are probably numbered. You can find a way to stay relevent, or fight it in courts but it is hard to put the genie back in the bottle.

Here's a thought, stop trying to "make a movie by numbers" and release something new?

about a month ago

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