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Apple Is Forced By EU To Give 2 Years Warranty On All Its Products

laurensv Re:This does not seem fair (270 comments)

It is a retailer warranty. It only applies as Apple sells something directly to consumers.
In other cases, other retailers have to get Apple to fix the stuff, but Apple isn't directly liable.

more than 2 years ago

Steve Jobs Publishes Some "Thoughts On Flash"

laurensv Open web, not open computing (944 comments)

"Tacky that his first point is that Flash is proprietary, when Apple restricts the apps that can be installed on the phone. Pot, meet kettle."
A bit unfair in the resume as Steve Jobs does address this point in the letter:
"we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the web should be open. Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. "
I, for one, do see the point of that and it has been mentioned here before that from the start iPhone, iPod touch en iPad web browser are not restricted.
This follows the same logic I see with Google. Keep the internet as unrestricted as possible and that open pltform will bring the best things for the most users.

more than 4 years ago

Most Mac Owners Also Own a Windows PC, But Not Vice Versa

laurensv Re:Yeah, but... (814 comments)

In this case I would like to say: put up or shut up. There is no way that there are any "Windows NLE's that rival FCP in features and undercut it in price". None, nada, nothing.
If you sincerely believe this to be the case I would advise you to check the features of Final Cut Studio: http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/finalcutpro/
I think that a Windows package with features at par with Color alone would be a thousand dollar.

more than 5 years ago

Maingear Touts New Rig As "Planet's Greenest Gaming PC"

laurensv The only green move (136 comments)

is not to play

more than 5 years ago

Paint Provides Network Protection

laurensv Even one wall/side it works (or stops ppl working) (262 comments)

When 14 or so people were to be moved to adjacent building, it was my job (ITmanager) to make sure they had all there network services.
So I asked for wires to every room and one wireless spot in the middle, the DECT repeater in the hallway not far off was enough to get good reception in every room.
A week before they change places I checkt the new cables, new fiber to the spot, the wireless, it all works.
The day they move, I get scrambled calls about the wireless not working properly and the phones even worse.
What happened? The last day the creative head decided everybody needed one or more magneticly painted walls so they can hang work/memos/etc without having leaving little holes in the wall everytime.
So I needed a new DECTrepeater (and new cables from the PABX, which would have cost a little extra when the fiber was laid in place; but now costs as much for the work) and even now 3 rooms down the phone service isn't great, wireless in those rooms sucks.

more than 7 years ago


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