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Personal Electronics May Indeed Disrupt Avionics

glebd Tomorrow's headlines (505 comments)

"IPHONE LIKELY TO CRASH PLANES. Apple declines to comment. Google says Android is safe because it is open. "There is no plane-crashing code in Android, anyone can see for themselves." Nokia promises additional aircraft safety for its WP7 phones once they are bricked over the air this fall."

more than 3 years ago
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Ubisoft Launches Movie Studio To Make Movies of Its Games

glebd Re:It'll never work (114 comments)

Easy. They are going to hire Uwe Boll.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Delays General Release of Honeycomb Source

glebd Re:I don't understand their justification (262 comments)

Who are they trying to protect from this bad user experience?

The Android brand.

I think that ship has sailed.

more than 3 years ago
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iPad 2 Forces Samsung To Reevaluate Galaxy Tab

glebd Re:Anyone know... (520 comments)

I'm pretty sure Android tablets will never see apps of the same quality and level of UI polish as GarageBand, iMovie or Pages.

more than 3 years ago
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iPad 2 Forces Samsung To Reevaluate Galaxy Tab

glebd Re:Excellent! (520 comments)

<...>ask some prospective customers who haven't already bought iPads what features they want<...>

It is not the customers' job to know what they want. — Steve Jobs

more than 3 years ago
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IPad 2 33% Thinner, 2x Faster, iOS 4.3

glebd Re:33% thinner (1118 comments)

I come to Slashdot for classy jokes like that.

more than 3 years ago
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IPad 2 33% Thinner, 2x Faster, iOS 4.3

glebd Re:Haters gonna' hate. (1118 comments)

Mind you, there is no Flash on XOOM at the moment, so it cannot even display its own home page which is Flash-based.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Asks Security Experts To Examine OS X Lion

glebd Re:Am I reading this correctly? (417 comments)

So malware writers don't write malware for Macs because they are afraid Macs will overheat? You could not be more ridiculous. And Macs don't have fans? Have you ever used a Mac? I regularly test my iMac's fan by opening a Flash-based website.

more than 3 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Update Jams Some Phones

glebd Re:NOK is in trouble. (177 comments)

Not the first one ever for the platform, surely.

more than 2 years ago
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Motorola Xoom Won't Have Flash Support At Launch

glebd Re:So what? (187 comments)

iPad is great, but a bit too closed for my tastes. I'll just have to suffer a few months longer...

You poor thing... Such suffering, having to use a device that you happen not to like. You know what, being a kind and altruistic soul, I'll rescue you from your unimaginable misery by reluctantly accepting your iPad, free of charge.

more than 3 years ago
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Social Media As a Weapon In Egypt

glebd Re:Enough with "Color" Revolutions (103 comments)

Github Revolution in Jordan

GitHub revolutions are pointless, as they are easily reverted.

more than 3 years ago
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Against Apple, Ballmer Floats Microsoft Merger With Adobe

glebd Re:PDF in Office (520 comments)

Is there any other reason?

more than 3 years ago
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Should I Learn To Program iOS Or Android Devices?

glebd Re:I wouldn't invest in iOS development (403 comments)

Oh no, not that stupid myth again! From here:

Microsoft did no such "bailout." Although Apple had experienced a single quarter of posting a loss of $67 million, at the time of the so-called bailout, Apple had been operating in the black for two quarters, had more than $1.2 BILLION in cash and liquid assets, and had never been in danger of insolvency. There was no "bailout"... what happened was something else entirely... a settlement of cross complaint lawsuits involving intellectual property that Microsoft had misappropriated from Apple's Quicktime, without removing the serial numbers, so to speak, to create their own media player software.

Microsoft paid Apple $150,000,000 for some restricted, non-voting, preferred stock as part of a lawsuit settlement which Microsoft basically LOST. In addition to the stock purchase, as part of the settlement agreements, MS had to continue development and marketing of MS Office for Mac for an additional five years, they had to license certain software patents FROM Apple for an additional undisclosed yearly amount for five years, and, in addition, license TO Apple, in perpetuity, certain software patents that MS owned at NO COST to Apple.

For its part, Apple had to issue 10,000,000 shares of stock (i.e. printed up a stock certificate), license the software patents to MS (and made a profit), and install Internet Explorer along with Netscape Navigator on new Macs (but not make it the default browser) for five years.

This settlement was published in the contemporary computer and business press at the time it occurred The three interlocking agreements implementing the settlements, and the Judge's dismissal of both Apple's and MS's lawsuits in light of the settlement, are available on line for those caring to seek them out.

So can we just drop it?

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Holds iPhone Funeral Event

glebd Re:HA HA HA (311 comments)

Neither company is really worthy of all that much respect when you get right down to it, unless your only measure of a corporation's worth is the size of their dividends.

Except Apple makes products that work. You can at least respect them for that.

more than 3 years ago
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Tech's Dark Secret, It's All About Age

glebd Re:Who wants to be an old programmer? (602 comments)

Most enterprises adopt agile methodology by combining it with waterfall. The result is a method that lets you achieve project failure much faster.

more than 3 years ago
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Tech's Dark Secret, It's All About Age

glebd Re:It's not AGE discrimination, it's SALARY (602 comments)

Reminds me of the overseas outsourcing fad. "Why hire a local guy when we can hire 10 guys in India for the same money?" We all know how well it worked.

more than 3 years ago
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To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

glebd Re:I don't want... (764 comments)

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -- Albert Einstein

about 4 years ago
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A Windows Phone 7 For Every Microsoftie

glebd Re:I think it is great (298 comments)

Because in this case it's a cruel and unusual punishment.

more than 4 years ago
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A Windows Phone 7 For Every Microsoftie

glebd Re:Eating your own dog food? (298 comments)

Those not liking or using their Windows Phone 7 will be fired.

more than 4 years ago

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