Apple Patent Hints at Net-Booting Cloud Strategy
Given Slashdot's track record predicting Apple's imminent failures, I'd bet on this being a success based on the number of people in this thread claiming it's nothing new and that no one would want this.
Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers
"We only need to know when when there is malfeasance that is being kept secret."
And how will you know the lies that you believe? And you should in fact have the ability to rummage through every cabinet. They're *your* cabinets. If a public servant doesn't like that, then perhaps he should look for the opportunities in the private sector.
As far as I'm concerned, the government's right to privacy got thrown out the window when they threw my right to privacy out the window. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Apparently everyone via wikileaks now. Nobody likes a panopticon, but if you set one up, you shouldn't be surprised if you suddenly find yourself in one too.
Why Anonymous Can't Take Down Amazon.com
"...website-attacking group 'Anonymous' ..."
In other news, temporary lodging provider The US Army and shipping group The US Navy have blocked their members from using porn-delivery mechanism The Internet.
Graduate Students Being Warned Away From Leaked Cables
Kind of a "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy?
History Sniffing In the Wild
According to TFA this doesn't work at all in Steve Job's browser. Or the iOS browsers. Or Chrome. All of which use webkit. So your snide comment turns out to be more or less true. How 'bout them apples?
Do Firefox Users Pay More For Car Loans?
So the question becomes whether this is also true for other products and services. Mortgages? Insurance? Physical products?
Ancillary question: do these companies not realize the potential PR damage stuff like this does?
From Touchpad To Thought-pad
Yes, definitely a clear and direct line between manipulating images on a screen in the lab and the iPad. I think Apple should immediately shutter its iPad business right now, as this will clearly disrupt next quarter's iPad sales.
Does every idiot on the net have to somehow blabber "iPod","iPhone" or "iPad" when they want attention?
Desktop Linux Is Dead
It's just this stupid obsession with binary outcomes: either you're successful to the point of excluding everything else or you're a failure. Apparently, a nice little sustainable business is never enough anymore. You *must* eat the world or die.
Hopefully the relevant people will ignore this kind of infantile BS and just get on with keeping the excellent products up to date and innovating where it makes sense.
College Student Finds GPS On Car, FBI Retrieves It
Yes. Yes it is.
iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'
In other news, Mercedes owners are dicks, Linux users rarely shower, Hispanics are lazy and Women are dumb. Aren't stereotypes fun? Especially stereotypes backed by "scientific polls".
Seriously, this kind of crap is really, really freaking stupid.
An Unprecedented Look At Apple's "Black Labs"
I don't have an iPhone 4, but I've been following this pretty closely as I'm interesting in buying one. One thing I note is a similarity between what many people report with the iPhone and what you describe with the Droid X. This is borne out by those people I personally know who already own an iPhone 4 - none of them have reported a problem in daily use. Two of 4 report being able to cause the issue although it doesn't affect them in normal use, the other 2 can't seem to replicate the issue. I don't personally know any Droid X owners.
This really feels like a silly manufactured issue that now has a life of its own with the sniping back and forth. I have a lot of trouble believing that a major company like Apple would fake a video with a competitor's product though. Maybe back in the days of Edison and Tesla, but I don't buy that anyone would do that today.
Forced iAds Coming To OS X?
I suspect you're right. If you look at Apple's iTunes platform, it has the makings of a real ip-based network. Streaming media in its current state (Hulu, NetFlix) represent the sort of market that Apple has proven they can go into and dominate; established revenue potential with weak existing players and inhouse technology to offer an unmatchable user experience. It could also explain Apple's North Carolina datacenter that's about to go live, and dovetails with rumors of a new AppleTV product.
What Developers Think About Apple's iAd
This business of Apple being constantly praised uncritically or damned irrationally on slashdot is getting really old. Steve Jobs is neither your saviour nor the antichrist, and iAd is just a way for developers to offer an ad-sponsored software option.
I agree wholeheartedly. I'm not sure if geeks only have a binary emotional state, and now that Microsoft is increasingly irrelevant, Apple has been slotted into that Jungian archetype in their brains, but I *am* sure that the real world is a) a lot more nuanced that that; and b) almost 100% uncaring as to the opinion of slashdot posters re: the "worthiness" of a company.
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Arrives For Android
If Apple sees that this increases Android usage, they'll reverse policy on the Flash block, and users everywhere will praise Steve for his insight and timing.
No they won't.
Apple iAd Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny
Well, it's Apple and people are "all over their asses".
And just to clarify a point - after having read the terms, Apple doesn't appear to be telling people they cannot use any other ad service, just not ad services that send demographic and usage data back *to companies who also own a product that competes with the iPhone*.
I would suspect Apple's response to an unfavorable ruling will simply be to ban ads and/or analytics in iOS apps. But it seems unlikely that Apple will get an unfavorable ruling on this - it seems a bit unrealistic for the government to force a company to reveal information to competitors.
Is Apple's Attack On Flash Really About Video?
This argument makes no sense to me. HTML5 can already replicate pretty much anything these Flash games do and is also outside of Apple's control. Are you suggesting that Apple somehow doesn't realize this?
You should really take some time to look over what's currently possible with HTML5. Quake2 has been ported as a proof of concept, and the first level or so of Out Of This World.
Mozilla's VP of Engineering On H.264
Or Shuttleworth could just switch to a Webkit browser.
Google Phone Could Drive Apple Into Allegiance With Microsoft
Advertising is a critical part of launching a new publishing platform that includes magazines and newspapers. I don't think that necessarily means that Apple is launching a search engine, but even if it does, it doesn't necessarily follow that Apple will follow Google's model and extract ad revenue from the search engine - Apple could be perfectly happy with simply keeping the data out of Google's hands.
Also, Apple recently acquired Placebase, a Google competitor. Not sure if they have street view, but they have excellent maps.
Open Source Voting Software Concept Released
Wait a sec...step back. Take a deep breath and think this through.
All those rules you described are there for what purpose exactly? Because as far as I can see, those rules have not made existing voting software (which presumably meets these guidelines) any more reliable or trustworthy. If the only reason these rules exist is to make the software secure and trustworthy, and if they create what appears to be a huge burden for developers of voting systems, then perhaps we need to throw out this particular set of guidelines *along with* the existing crappy voting software.
Am I the only one to whom this is obvious? These rules don't exist for their own sake - they exist to achieve a goal. If they're not achieving that goal, the rules need to be rewritten before you even touch a single line of this code.
Tiered Data Plans Coming To the iPhone?
How much data do you use? I've been wondering how far you can go before they start complaining.
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