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Microsoft Accuses Google of Violating Internet Explorer's Privacy Settings

intheshelter Re:So... (197 comments)

Funny how people are ready to roll over and spread their legs for Google on this. If it was Apple the Slashdot crowd would be screaming to high heaven about how evil they are and throwing "walled garden" in every other word. Google gets a free pass.

This is bad because Google deliberately tricks a known privacy setting to circumvent it. This is obviously intentional and could constitute an unlawful hack of your computer. It's a deliberate attempt to circumvent computer security. They deserve to get slapped down over this one.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Has Spent More Than $100 Million Suing Android Manufacturers

intheshelter Re:Does not compute (184 comments)

Android is a stolen product, THAT is why Apple is suing.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Announces Most Profitable Quarter in History

intheshelter Re:Stuff that people want to buy. KEY PHRASE. (761 comments)

Same story here. I know it's fashionable to hate Apple and dismiss Apple owners as "fanbois" but it just shows the nerds are not immune to herd mentality and wanting to appear cool.

Bought a PowerMac in 2004 and loved it so much I began to convert my family to Macs when they bought a new machine. My family computer support time has dropped to maybe 2 hours a year now and everyone is very happy with their machines and have expanded into iPads and iPhones, etc. What the haters seem to be unable to understand is that satisfied customers are not satisfied because of marketing, when you spend good money on these products you will not be satisfied with a marketing slogan. Starting with that original Mac I have been so happy that I've recommended them to everyone. How many products have you bought in your life that pleased you so much that you became an independent sales team for the company? That is why Apple is doing well, they are making great products that people love, and satisfied customers mean repeat business and referrals, and that means record quarters like we've just seen. Apple has earned their success.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Nets 350K Textbook Downloads In 3 Days

intheshelter Re:... and the EULA for the authoring tool... (376 comments)

It's only an Apple only venue for the ibook spit out from the application. The authors can still sell their same book through other channels like Amazon, it will just have to be in the Kindle format. Authors still have to do this now, they write the book and have to format and split off their book into different version for dead tree, Kindle, iBooks, etc. This changes nothing on their side except opens up richer content with a free, easy to use tool.

more than 2 years ago
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Pwn2Own 2012 Set To Reveal More Browser Vulnerabilities Than In the Past

intheshelter Re:Actually an extremely good point (57 comments)

What Apple marketing campaign are you referring to exactly? I think you're making some grand statements, but I don't remember any marketing campaign saying they were invulnerable, unhackable, etc.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Intends To 'Digitally Destroy' Textbook Publishing

intheshelter Re:So we're to trust apple with publishing ? (396 comments)

Except they are not trying to prevent competitors, that is a simpleton's analysis of the situation at best, and an outright lie at worst. They are suing because they believe that Samsung, Google, HTC, etc. are blatantly copying Apple's products rather than inventing their own. If you're going to comment at least try and be reasonably honest rather than spouting bullshit like the rest of the hater herd.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Intends To 'Digitally Destroy' Textbook Publishing

intheshelter Re:the lack of simple digital publishing tools? (396 comments)

Don't ruin the festival of haters, they take great pride in being elitist and hating apple, just like all the rest of the elitist herd. I'm sure the goober you replied to patted himself on the back and then made sweet love to his hand, since there is no one who could compete with the beauty of his own hand.

more than 2 years ago
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Spanish Firm Wins Tablet Case Against Apple

intheshelter Re:Code ownership (151 comments)

Maybe you could patent the intentionally misleading and simplistic argument you just made.

about 3 years ago
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Spanish Firm Wins Tablet Case Against Apple

intheshelter Re:Live by the sword, die by the sword (151 comments)

Actually there was always a LOT of leeway in tablet design, it's just that the lazy ones decided not to design their own solutions, but rather to copy Apple's.

about 3 years ago
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Federal Contractors Are $600 Screwdrivers

intheshelter Re:They're impossible to fire (593 comments)

He punched his boss in the face and they couldn't fire him? Seems like more of an argument in FAVOR of unions, doesn't it?

about 3 years ago
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Samsung Takes the Lead In the Smartphone Market

intheshelter Re:Units Shipped != Units Sold (406 comments)

That's flat out not true. Apple has great resale. A simple eBay query dispels your statement.

about 3 years ago
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Public Supports Geo-Engineering

intheshelter Re:chaotic system + high altitude sulfate (164 comments)

I share you mindset on this, but what I'm finding funny from all the comments is very few people posting here are excited at the prospect of mankind "fixing" this by manipulating nature. It seems very few of us have confidence in our knowledge of how this planet works and unintended consequences. Yet, at the same time, if you claim to be a skeptic of man made global warming pronouncement, for the very same reason (little confidence in mankind's true understanding of the planet) then you are shouted down around here. It feels like people are a bit full of shit on this topic. "You must believe our conclusions, we understand how nature works, but we don't understand it well enough to feel confident in directly manipulating nature."

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: GNU/Linux Laptops?

intheshelter Re:http://www.system76.com/ (708 comments)

Not a nitpicker, it's a thinly veiled clone of the Apple site. They must be associated with Samsung and HTC?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Not Reciprocating On IFrame Usage?

intheshelter Re:DRM for webpages (115 comments)

This qualifies as hate speech? A little over sensitive aren't you?

more than 3 years ago
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Global Warming 'Confirmed' By Independent Study

intheshelter Re:Did it "confirm" it was caused by man? (967 comments)

Assuming , of course, that our actions ended up making a better world. Some of them undoubtedly would, stop polluting, etc., but our history of "fixing" nature is not a very successful one because it seems we're shown time and again that we don't really have as good of an understanding how a man made change to fix one thing will cause problems in another area. I think just stopping pollution and researching and building clean renewable sources of energy like solar and wind would be the smart move and stay away from trying to manipulate nature. Our record on that kind of sucks.

more than 3 years ago
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Global Warming 'Confirmed' By Independent Study

intheshelter Re:Did it "confirm" it was caused by man? (967 comments)

Easy there champ, you're gonna give yourself an ulcer.

He makes very good points about the cult like status of this issue on both sides, the politicization of the issues, and the fact that it's a bit presumptuous to think that we (mankind in general) understand nature enough to be certain of all this considering we've F'd nature up every time we've interfered, even with the intent of doing good.

more than 3 years ago
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Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android

intheshelter Re:and what about xerox's stuff? (988 comments)

Who LICENSED it from Xerox for Apple stock. Feel free to know what you're talking about before you post.

more than 3 years ago
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Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)

intheshelter Re:I like his IRS plan! (2247 comments)

I think any massive "wake up" in voters that would get Ron Paul elected would also get rid of man representatives of the current two parties too. I'm voting for him and voting 3rd party candidates for anything else, but I doubt the masses will. They "occupy" a bunch of places and then vote for the same retards all over again.

more than 3 years ago
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Galaxy Nexus Designed To Avoid Infringing Apple Patents

intheshelter Re:Proof positive (226 comments)

All this drivel to present a case where the Apple patents are invalid. So let's think this through, the patents are valid, Samsung copied their asses off (look pre-iPhone and after iPhone, it's blatantly obvious they turned on the copiers at Samsung) and Samsung gets deservedly smacked down. Not a popular opinion for many myopic Apple haters on Slashdot, but more than likely the outcome. If they redesign and do their own homework then fine, but their current Galaxy line is a blatant rip off of what Apple released first.

more than 3 years ago

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