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Web of Tax Shelters Saved Apple Billions, Inquiry Finds

falcon5768 Re:Did they break any laws? (716 comments)

Well Apple, like Google actually have physical offices in Ireland.

about a year ago
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Adobe Creative Suite Going Subscription-Only

falcon5768 Biggest concern (658 comments)

We need to have version control for some plugins we use. If there are no controls to prevent new versions from being loaded then it will be imposible to version control

about a year ago
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Former FBI Agent: All Digital Communications Stored By US Gov't

falcon5768 Re:Exactly. (621 comments)

Except we are talking a scale close to 80,000 PETABYTES. Thats not cheap to store.

about a year ago
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Former FBI Agent: All Digital Communications Stored By US Gov't

falcon5768 Re:Jupiter Tape? (621 comments)

Storage in this case isnt trivial. You are talking about a scale we dont have. If atomic storage was available sure, but its not, and we have to use traditional forms which would make the data center the size of Delaware.

about a year ago
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Former FBI Agent: All Digital Communications Stored By US Gov't

falcon5768 Re:Jupiter Tape? (621 comments)

The storage DOESNT EXIST. It takes only basic knowledge of technology and our technical capabilities to know its physically impossible to do this without it being beyond obvious thanks to the amount of storage needed and the amount of power it would drain. The rooms very well exists, but to do what he is saying they can do requires trillions of dollars and a data center the size of a small STATE.

about a year ago
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WWDC Sells Out In 2 Minutes; Ticket On eBay 45 Minutes Later

falcon5768 Re:Is there a real reason to go? (162 comments)

The hallway time is the reason to go. Some of the sessions and labs get your in person with the leads of most of the teams and its not unheard of for app developers or companies who have issues to vent them there and see software updates in the future reflect those problems. The sessions they post online for everyone, but the hallway time and closed discussions are absolutely worth the cost of 1-2 tickets, not to mention you are not just talking about Apple here, but Google comes and pretty much every major developer is there.

about a year ago
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WWDC Sells Out In 2 Minutes; Ticket On eBay 45 Minutes Later

falcon5768 Re:hmmm (162 comments)

You realize most of those attendee's are major companies right? While in the past a lot of "consumers" would manage to get a ticket to this, these days its massively frowned upon and I would venture to say 80-90% of those tickets went to companies looking to send their developers for facetime with the heads of Apples Mac and iOS development teams about issues/concerns/ideas.

The days of jackasses like Violet Blue coming to a developer conference to hob nob when she doesnt know shit about being a developer have long passed when people started to care about app development and iOS.

about a year ago
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Java 8 Delayed To Fix Security

falcon5768 How about (135 comments)

They learn how to properly use launchd items in OS X if they are going to be supporting Apple. Learning how to use a preference .plist so we can remotely manage updates without having to write bash scripts and stuff would help to

about a year ago
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ACLU Asks FTC To Force Carriers To 'Patch Or Replace' Android Devices

falcon5768 Re:No law is needed (318 comments)

"Many of theses devices have upgrades available." Actually part of the problem is many of them do, but the carriers are specifically blocking them from being released.

about a year ago
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Alan Kay Says iPad Betrays Xerox PARC Vision

falcon5768 Re:Fanboy attack (387 comments)

The only "fanboi" rubbish here is yours, I record my music and administer my servers in SSH perfectly fine on my iPad, and have done the same on my Android.

1 year,13 days
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Alan Kay Says iPad Betrays Xerox PARC Vision

falcon5768 Re:Fanboy attack (387 comments)

Actually looking at his gripes, and they are so far and away from legitimate that there is a very valid argument to be made that he's full of shit.

The interesting thing about this question is that it is quite clear from the several early papers that it was an ancillary point for the Dynabook to be able to simulate all existing media in an editable/authorable form in a highly portable networked (including wireless) form. The main point was for it to be able to qualitatively extend the notions of “reading, writing, sharing, publishing, etc. of ideas” literacy to include the “computer reading, writing, sharing, publishing of ideas” that is the computer’s special province.

This has been absolutely done by the iPad and other tablets. People love to make the claim you can not create content on the iPad but its been proven time and again for the most part to be false beyond a few exceptions you can create just fine. People code on them, people write blogs or even books on them, people record and perform music on them etc. They are still a Gen 2 device atm though regardless of the marketing speek (or maybe Gen 3).

Isn’t it crystal clear that this last and most important service is quite lacking in today’s computing for the general public? Apple with the iPad and iPhone goes even further and does not allow children to download an Etoy made by another child somewhere in the world. This could not be farther from the original intentions of the entire ARPA-IPTO/PARC community in the ’60s and ’70s.

Even this is disingenuous because Apple doesn't in any way prevent a people from creating a good app uploading it to the store for free and let people download it for free. It shows a blatent misunderstanding of the app store, and reasons behind it. It also shows a 60/70's naïvety toward how nasty our computing world has become toward attacking other users for personal and political gain.

1 year,13 days
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State Rep. Says Biking Is Not Earth Friendly Because Breathing Produces CO2

falcon5768 Re:Not as strange as it sounds (976 comments)

BULLLLL SHIIIIIIT Sorry dude this arguments used time and again and is completely bogus since it 100% always fails to factor in the carbon costs of producing a car/bus while counting the minute detail of producing food. Worse it also fails to factor in that the food will be produces NO MATTER WHAT since we need it to survive while the car doesnt have to be produced and if it wasn't that whole chain of costs is eliminated.

about a year ago
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Apple Now the Top PC Vendor, For Some Values of PC

falcon5768 Re:Let's just set an official category definition. (577 comments)

Funny I can ssh and code on my iPad just fine without even jailbreaking.... also my iPhone. So sorry that "consumption" category is bullshit.

about a year ago
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Apple Now the Top PC Vendor, For Some Values of PC

falcon5768 Re:So tablets at PCs now? (577 comments)

you are a moron. Its a input device and one you can actually add yourself. By your definition all those barebones PCs out there and even some major manufacturers wouldnt be PC's cause they dont ship with a keyboard or mouse!

about a year ago
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Apple Now the Top PC Vendor, For Some Values of PC

falcon5768 Re:So tablets at PCs now? (577 comments)

Technically the NES was hawked as a PC and in Japan had ways to make it run as a PC. and the PS3 at one time allowed for users to install Linux as did the PS2

about a year ago
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Dell Going Private In $24.4 Billion Agreement

falcon5768 Re:Give the money back to the shareholders! (217 comments)

you wish. Apple's stock is not going even near their 1997 numbers for a long long time. Get a god damn grip, Apples going to be around for a long while, especially when they are the biggest single share of the mobile market, bigger than even Samsung when you break down the numbers and OS.

about a year ago
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Why Microsoft Office For iOS Will Likely Never See the Light of Day

falcon5768 Re:wtf (270 comments)

Actually at that point Microsoft had pretty much blatantly said to Apple they no longer would make Office for the mac. It was only once the Anti-trust issues started that they reverse course and finally released a new version 5 years after they had made the last version. There was a time period there where Claris was replacing Office as the office suite of choice on the mac thanks to Microsofts neglect, so much so that Apple actually bought out Claris and renamed it AppleWorks.

about a year ago
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Facebook To App Developers: Good Idea, Now Stop Using Our API

falcon5768 Re:What's the point? (158 comments)

Really? Name some that where "killed off" Most features that the indies developed where bought out by Apple either in concept or with their staff being hired at Apple

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Apple

Or do you mean the BS lip flapping over "Widgets" still when the concept was clearly part of the early builds of the Apple OS but not in the way it became with OS X.

about a year ago
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Peugeot Citroen To Introduce Compressed Air Hybrid By 2016

falcon5768 Re:I've had my Volt for a year (204 comments)

a LOT of people dont have 20 mile commutes. Even on the east coast mine is 40+, and in the midwest commutes of 80+ are not unheard of for office jobs. While a lot could be said for telecommuting, there are still a vast number of companies who require their people to be in the office

about a year ago
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Steve Jobs Threatened Palm To Stop Poaching Employees

falcon5768 Re:Just exposes the joke of "right to work" (270 comments)

My whole post was about unions.

I disagree that the right direction to go in is MORE regulation and MORE interference in the free market. I think that we need to strip away some of the protections afforded to corporations and re-think their role in our society. Having another corporation-like entity gain even more power seems like a step in the wrong direction. History has shown how strong the feedback cycle is between corporations and government, and similarly unions and government. Now they have free speech protection, not as individuals, but as entities in of themselves.

The problem with your argument (and its a huge one) is that basically even without government protections they are still vastly more powerful than the employee. So stripping away regulations and protections doesnt do anything to protect the employee from corporate shenanigans.

about a year ago

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falcon5768 falcon5768 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

falcon5768 writes "According to Gamasutra.com, "Representatives from U.S. cable provider Comcast have announced that the company has amplified the role of E! Networks president and CEO Ted Harbert to give him full reign over North American video game TV channel G4, effective immediately." One of the reasons given is that "the gaming network currently suffers "the financial burden of being a standalone business."

Guess Comcasts big plan to buy a audience through buying, merging, and eventually destroying TechTV kinda flopped didn't it."

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Is anyone else???

falcon5768 falcon5768 writes  |  more than 10 years ago Getting kinda annoyed by the wellspring of gay sex joke, immature commenting, un informative commenting going on around here.

Its really annoying that a place that used to be great for like IT minds getting together and talking about tech is starting to turn into every bbs run by a pre-teen to which kaka and poopoo jokes are still funny to them.

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