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Have Walled Gardens Killed the Personal Computer?

indiechild Re:Removing root access (848 comments)

Yeah it's pretty typical here that the anti-Apple FUD gets modded up...

about 3 years ago
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Have Walled Gardens Killed the Personal Computer?

indiechild Re:So what? (848 comments)

The "iTards" are developing much more creative and useful stuff than you ever will. Sounds like you're jealous.

about 3 years ago
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Have Walled Gardens Killed the Personal Computer?

indiechild Re:So what? (848 comments)

You're not thinking broadly enough. PC != keyboards.

When people say post-PC, what they really mean is post-desktop computers. In the future, people will be using "tablets" which will dock with keyboards or similar input device when you need to do hardcore work. Oh, and they'll dock with big screens too, of course. Data all stored in a ubiquitous cloud.

So instead of tablets, laptops and desktop computers, we'll have just tablets. With docks on steroids.

about 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Wanted an iPhone-Only Wireless Network

indiechild Re:Apple's Future (263 comments)

http://opensource.apple.com/

The depth of delusion on Slashdot surprises me to this day.

Anybody who's used Chrome or the web browser on Android has benefited from Apple's work on WebKit. But the zealots will try to rewrite history on that too.

more than 3 years ago
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HP Slate 2: Brilliant or Bust?

indiechild Re:But not at boutique prices (235 comments)

Amazon is soon going to roflstomp and claim that market niche. There'll be no room for a 3rd major contender.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) Now Open Source

indiechild Re:The post Steve Jobs Apple! (526 comments)

Typical Slashdot Apple hater delusion. They were always going to do this anyway, whether Steve Jobs was at the helm or not. Or was Steve Jobs not CEO of Apple when they open sourced Mach and WebKit?

So the answer is no: Apple won't "open up" now that Steve is gone. Apple will continue to do what it does best.

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sell Out

indiechild Re:Apple Always Screws Up the Supply Chain (327 comments)

I love reading these delusional posts on Slashdot. Comedy gold!

Just throw some marketing in, artificially limit demand on a shitty product, and make billions of dollars right? Easy peasy!

Enjoying your crack cocaine?

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sell Out

indiechild Re:Maybe on purpose? (327 comments)

If you want to see artificially restricted production runs, just look at most of Apple's competitors. Do you see it working for them? There's your answer.

Apple doesn't need to restrict its production runs. Its products fly off the shelves as quickly as they can stock them.

more than 3 years ago
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Conflict Between Occupy Wall Street Protestors and NYPD Escalating

indiechild Re:I live a block away (961 comments)

You lost all credibility when you compared Wall Street to Apple.

And since when does someone have to be starving to protest against Wall Street?

more than 3 years ago
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Conflict Between Occupy Wall Street Protestors and NYPD Escalating

indiechild Re:Videos I've seen (961 comments)

Bravo, well said. You summed up my thoughts exactly.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

indiechild Re:I will most certainly be modded troll for this. (1027 comments)

Wow. I thought I've already seen all the zealous and delusional Apple-hating posts on Slashdot. Yours definitely takes the cake, impressive and amusing at the same time ("user demands for flash"? What the hell...).

If you don't like the direction that computing is taking with Apple at the helm, you're sorely out of luck, because things will only accelerate from here. It'll be a glorious new era of computing, more people-friendly, more user-focused. Bring it on!

more than 3 years ago
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IBM Chief: All CEOs Reluctant To Invest In R&D

indiechild Re:Without R&D investment, innovation WILL fal (321 comments)

Doesn't surprise me at all. It's pretty obvious where the future of computing will be, but most people (and most IT companies) fail to grasp it. The upcoming Second Great Depression will see most incompetent IT giants wiped out. Clean sweep.

more than 3 years ago
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IBM Chief: All CEOs Reluctant To Invest In R&D

indiechild Re:Without R&D investment, innovation WILL fal (321 comments)

I bet Apple's success really annoys the hell out of you. All those mindless sheeple buying shiny glossy worthless gadgets because of Apple's "marketing" and "Reality Distortion Field", right?

You couldn't get any more ignorant. Apple succeeds because they understand technology and human beings. I think you'd be surprised how little they spend on marketing -- certainly nowhere near the 70% you claim. Apple's products are superior over the competition, so they sell themselves. There's no secret to this, it's just good old-fashioned hard work and vision, something that most companies lack.

Geeks who hate Apple should at least try to understand what drives its success, rather than ascribe it all down to "marketing" and the general public being mindless zombies. They could learn a thing or two about real strategy and innovation. Apple will eventually go down in history as the most influential and successful computing company in history, eclipsing even Microsoft.

more than 3 years ago
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IBM Chief: All CEOs Reluctant To Invest In R&D

indiechild Re:They do lots of research (321 comments)

"Non-product" research? Not sure what you're getting at. Why would Apple spend money doing R&D on something that they'd never use?

more than 3 years ago
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Beyond HDTV

indiechild Re:Joe Sixpack isn't even using his 1080p right (354 comments)

Apple will be the ones who are going to bring high-DPI displays into the mainstream in the next few years. If you don't like Apple, just wait a bit longer because every other manufacturer will follow their lead shortly.

more than 3 years ago
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Girls Go Geek Again

indiechild Re:Women Were Driven Out (378 comments)

Are you serious? I thought government organisations weren't allowed to discriminate with the help of such "psychological" quizzes and such. Is this in the USA?

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Study Impact of Wearing Medieval Armor

indiechild Re:Horses? (213 comments)

Agreed, top quality body armour is a formidable force multiplier. It's like the US Army vs. insurgents. If you're not wearing modern body armour with plate inserts, you're severely disadvantaged.

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Discontinue Google Labs

indiechild Re:This is why I won't use Google+ (165 comments)

Fair point, but that's modern life. Nothing stays still, things are constantly evolving. Things are born and die off. Just look at MySpace now.

more than 3 years ago

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