Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'
I'm all for free software, but this reasoning sounds insane. When people buy a PC, it says "comes with windows", you know what you're getting, and to require manufacturers to return half of it seems nuts. It's like ordering a cheeseburger, and then demanding a refund for the cheese. Why didn't you just order a hamburger?
Walk into a store and buy a fully assembled name brand (Dell, HP, etc) PC, complete with warranty and guarantees, without ANY software preinstalled. You can't. Your analogy fails.
Princeton Nuclear Fusion Reactor Will Run Again
It helps to frame the discussion in terms of economics. If you take every dollar bill that has ever been spent on fusion research, wadded them up into a big ball, and threw them into a wood burning furnace, you would have a better return on your investment than you have right now. Hell, you could buy lottery tickets and have a better ROI.
That's an awful lot of words to say exactly nothing. You would have achieved better ROI by not posting at all, if you can't be bothered to actually respond.
Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours
The data is stored in the EU and belongs to EU citizens. US law DOES NOT APPLY. It doesn't matter how much a government bureaucrat screams otherwise. Following the law where you do business goes both ways. EU citizens' data stored in the EU is protected by....wait for it.....EU LAWS!
Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots
My history is your history
Except that it isn't...
Some people have privacy and security concerns, even though Comcast insists the public and private Wi-Fi networks are entirely separate and shielded from each other. Others worry that the public network will affect the private network's performance. Comcast says this isn't so.
In NL, some ISPs are doing the same. It's even a different public-facing IP address.
Of course, you can also turn it off. Though turning it off on your modem means you don't get to use it yourself on others' modems.
Comcast says it's fine and they would never ever ever possibly lie to get people to do what they want.
Buy this rock I have. It keeps bears away.
Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay
Well. California *does* keep voting for her...
Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014
No, it isn't. I *gasp* read TFA and it's specifically comparing just Windows PC sales to total iOS+OSX device sales. Nowhere does he mention Windows Phone or Tablet sales. The article is incredibly misleading and biased.
The Price of Amazon
"Economists, publishers, and readers no longer have confidence that a book will cost the same amount this week as it did the last."
Not sure I see the problem here. Books are like any other good. They're "true" market value is only as high as the target market is willing to pay. This is going to shift frequently. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Quality and available will play the same role with books, as with anything else.
Google Removing Ad-Blockers From Play
If you think your app is worth money, sell it. If you don't think people will buy it but still want people to use it, either release free w/o a catch (ads) or keep it to yourself. Ad supported "free" is a gift that keeps on taking form the user in the from of mobile data usage to retrieve those ads.
Sell it for a fair price or give it away. Anything else, aside from not releasing it at all, is sleaze and designed to back door monetize your users.
Obama Administration To Allow All Spy Agencies To Scour Americans' Finances
I realize facts are anathema to political discourse, but the president doesn't operate in a vacuum. Congress has just as much, if not more, blame than either Bush or Obama have. The sooner people see this, the sooner the messes can be cleaned up. Too bad it won't happen as long as The People are more concerned with Facebook, Twitter, et al.
Steve Jobs Patent On iPhone Declared Invalid
And smelled bad, which is some kind of crime against those in the immediate vicinity
Isn't there prior art on the iStink?
McAfee May Have Been Captured
Actually Bill Gates still is active in promoting tech and tech education. Leaving MS didn't change his relevance. He's still out there doing things. He's not hiding from taxes, a wrongful death judgement and now police, somewhere in a drug addled daze talking to imaginary people and banging 13yr olds.
McAfee May Have Been Captured
Afraid to post with your own account name because you'd be modded down almost immediately? It doesn't matter what he *was*. His relevance ended years and years ago.
McAfee May Have Been Captured
The man hasn't been 'pretty important' or even relevant to technology in over a decade and even then the only relevance he had was in creating the world's worst AV software.
MIT Researchers Invent 'Super Glass'
I blame California.
Code Name, Theming Update Announced For Ubuntu 12.10
What he calls 'quaint' I call 'usable.'
IBM Scientists Measure the Heat Emitted From Erasing a Single Bit
I dunno. I generally don't waste mod points on ACs.
AT&T Should Be Investigated For 'Fraudulent' Data Policies, Says PK
I think all of their texts are being used to compose Shakespeare. You know, the whole "million monkeys" thing.
Superpoke Players Sue Google
If Google loses, then every F2P MMO that has shut down and had cash shops will have to pay up to the users who bought items and game currency.
RIAA Wants To Scrap Anti-Piracy OPEN Act
Let me guess. You also think that music will cease to exist when the RIAA's members are bankrupt too, right? Hollywood isn't the only source of movies, and they sure as shit aren't a source of creativity anymore.
AMD Says It's 'Ambidextrous,' Hints It May Offer ARM Chips
You're confusing AMD and Intel. StrongARM was bought by Intel not AMD.
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