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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

dk20 Re:Alright smart guy (410 comments)

Care to post some facts behind your " is miles and light-years ahead of everyone else. Bar none." statement?

Go take a look at which devices support "mavericks" and come back and post your findings.
HINT: Many Mac Pro users were unhappy with the "line" at "2008 and newer"

Looking around my house, I have a SUN X4500 (Released July 2006) which runs Solaris 11.2 (Released April 2014). This alone exceeds Apple's "miles and light years" approach you listed by at least 2 years.

Windows PC's generally don't have arbitrary limits to which OS you can install (unlike Macs).

Next FUD please?

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

dk20 Re:Alright smart guy (410 comments)

My Galaxy Tab 3 just received the update to android 4.4, not bad considering the tab 4's have been out for some time now.
With android devices there are also custom rom alternatives (Cyanogenmod comes to mine) and they make it fairly easy to install as well.

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

dk20 Re:Me too. (376 comments)

"You are one fucking idiot. "

Always the sign of an articulate individual who will surly provide a lot of value to any discussion.

I stopped reading after that, so good use of your time i guess.

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

dk20 Re:Me too. (376 comments)

" Samsung didn't copy their teacher, they learned from him." ??

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

dk20 Re:Me too. (376 comments)

Except when they are copying Braun and others?

Braun: http://visual.ly/braun-or-appl...
Swiss transit clock: http://www.cnet.com/news/time-...

The clock sure looks like the one from the swiss transit, except it is missing the trademark logos. I guess Apple didnt think about Braun and the Swiss having access to time machines and going back into the past after stealing apple designs?

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

dk20 Re:Apple REULEZ! (376 comments)

While iTunes could stand improvement, of course, it is still oly about a million times better than anything else. At least a million.
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Probably because Apple bought it instead of building it house?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

yesterday
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

dk20 Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (316 comments)

I didnt say they were government mandated, just that the US does regional restrictions as well.

2 days ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

dk20 Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (316 comments)

Funny, the US is pretty big on this as well:

Lets try a few popular sites and see what we get:

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Dear Pandora Visitor,

We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.
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Sorry, currently our video library can only be watched from within the United States
Hulu is committed to making its content available worldwide.

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2 days ago
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Inside Shenzen's Grey-Market iPhone Mall

dk20 Re:Repair (53 comments)

I'm going to have to ask for a citation on this one.
According to the "special 301 report" only other countries pirate, while life in the US is full of non-pirating law-abiding citizens...

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/defa...

Even Canada is on the list, i guess because our copyright laws are not to the US' liking?
"Canada remains on the Watch List in 2014. "

2 days ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

dk20 Re:Not again (344 comments)

Let them bring "DRM" to the ipod, given the trackrecord you list, it will just compel someone to create a better product.
Once you reach a certain market share you treat your customers with disdain, and someone else comes along and eats you up, perhaps it is Apple's try at the "customers are all criminals and we need DRM"?

SonyMD is a good example, it was actually a great product and far ahead of its time, but DRM'd to death and it frankly sucked and died off.
Few things worse then stating "MP3" on the box, only to find out it needed a 30 minute conversion to ATRAC first.

The SonyMD software sucked, it is almost like they spent most of their dev efforts on DRM and not the user experience.

2 days ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

dk20 Re:Bono should stick to his day job (344 comments)

Not only are they looking to become "rent seekers" the amount they feel entitled to has increases drastically year after year.

Not that I am a fan of his, but Elvis has net worth of $300MM. Not bad for a guy who's been dead for some time.
He also has 91 albums that received Gold, Platinum or Diamond award status so he sold a LOT of albums.

Now lets pick on a "modern artist", Jay-Z has 15 platinum albums, and a net worth of $560MM.
Brittany Spears biggest worry in life is how many ferrari's her boyfriends need.

When "artists" start living in the real world like the rest of us, i might consider supporting them.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

dk20 Re:Canada & Quebec (466 comments)

I wonder if this will just encourage the leaders of Scotland to hold another referendum, just like Quebec and its "neverendum's"

Those "leaders" clearly dont represent the majority, but sit there waiting for "the right moment" to separate, but yet they plan to keep Canadian passports, Canadian currency, etc. I bet they probably want to keep the transfer payments flowing as well?

So a separate country, but in name only?

Why be a premier when you can be a prime minister?

2 days ago
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Inside Shenzen's Grey-Market iPhone Mall

dk20 Re:Canada too! (53 comments)

Good old "Robbers"

A company which charges far more then the cost of postage to have a paper bill sent, but flip side send an endless stream of unsolicited bulk mail.
No matter how hard you ask to be removed from their junk mail it keeps coming but to "protect the environment" you have to pay for your bill. Alternatively, you can have your bill sent via email where it can get lost in their electronic spam.

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

dk20 Re:It's not your phone (609 comments)

Really? I flashed my devices to cyanogenmod and it does not come with google play, or any google app (you have to install those manually if you want them).

This "mandatory" thing you speak of clearly is FALSE.

BTW, Please tell us how you can install software on your apple device without the mandatory Itunes software? I can always just "sideload" apk's on my android.

Can you install whatever you want, or only what apple approves?

about a week ago
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Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

dk20 Re: So.... (94 comments)

Nothing better to do with your time then throw negative comments at others, AC?

about a week ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

dk20 Re:Seems reasonable (462 comments)

"US has a darn good track record of living up to the ideals expressed by the Founders"

So the founders were in favor of things like the "constitution free zone" which covers most Americans (by population, not land mass)
https://www.aclu.org/know-your...

- Spying on its own citizens (see Snowden).
- large numbers of citizens in jails and prisons for longer terms for lesser crimes?
- Imperialism via forward operating bases spanning the globe?
- Presidents starting "simi-wars"? Actually more like "armed conflicts", not actual "wars" as only congress can declare war. So war-like but not really...

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

dk20 Re:Shouldn't be a problem (462 comments)

Luckily you can go to somewhere like upstate New York. Stay just below the border and it is balmy and warm.
It is not until you cross it that it suddenly gets cold.

Heard this so many times.. It is cold in Canada.... You think upstate NY is warm?

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

dk20 Re:Seems reasonable (462 comments)

Two whole centuries? WOW.. That sure is a long time.

The Chinese have had many dynasties that lasted longer, just listing a few:
Shang Dynasty - 507 years
Xia Dynasty - 470 years
Tang Dynasty - 289 years ...

Where are they now?

about two weeks ago

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