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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

narcc Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (160 comments)

That's probably because you didn't actually need it. Like your smartphone and tablet today, just silly toys to most users.

3 hours ago

Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

narcc Re:Not a market back then (160 comments)

he still publicly claimed tablets using stylus were better/preferred

And they are.

4 hours ago

Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

narcc Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (160 comments)

Yeah, now everyone wishes we had them back.

No, those fat crayon styluses don't count.

5 hours ago

The Security of Popular Programming Languages

narcc Re:If you want real security (180 comments)

Let's try it the other way:

C, properly written, is much more secure than C++.

Huh, it still works. I guess that's what happens when you use a ridiculous qualifier like "properly written".


The Security of Popular Programming Languages

narcc Re:Depends on who uses them (180 comments)

Translation: I don't understand dynamic typing, therefore, it's bad and PHP is bad.

(Just a guess, but I'll bet he still thinks Python, Perl, Lisp, etc. are okay. There often isn't much thinking involved when repeating memes and talking points.)


Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

narcc Re:Why lie about it being made of paper? (87 comments)

If you took ALL the theoretical wealth from the evil 1% or whoever you hate, it wouldn't make up a single years budget deficit in the US.


0/10 not even plausible.


How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

narcc Re:STOLE??? (177 comments)

As Steve Jobs once remarked (about iTunes for Windows users), like giving a glass of ice water to someone in hell.

iTunes for Windows? I thought that WAS hell?!


How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

narcc Re:People need to grow the fuck up (177 comments)

The irony in your post is that you also need to grow up about Crack and recognize that, for a lot of people, it is exactly what people want. Ranting about it is just as childish as being an uncritical fanboy.


This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

narcc Re:It was a "joke" back then (270 comments)

That would depend on the physical size of the display and your distance from it.

2 days ago

Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

narcc Re:No more. (202 comments)

Why? No one cares. You won't be missed.

2 days ago

Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

narcc Re:Fantastic Google Chrome marketing (202 comments)

By his own actions he revealed himself to be an extremist.

Donating money to a cause makes you an extremist?

I must be on the top of one crazy watch list.

2 days ago

The Best Way To Watch the "Blood Moon" Tonight

narcc Re:What time zone is the 10:20 PM? (144 comments)

Last time I checked, the west coast of the United States does not own exclusive viewing rights to the solar system.

Well, times have changed. If you want to look up, you'd better get packing.

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

narcc Re:WHAT? (723 comments)

Whos gonna do it if not Slasdotters?

Competent people?

3 days ago

Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

narcc Re:more pseudo science (842 comments)

And your qualification or citation to make that claim is?

Says the guy with no formal education.

You've got balls, I'll give you that.

4 days ago

Amazon Reportedly Launching Smartphone This Year

narcc Re:I dub thee "Porn Phone" (38 comments)

They're trying to catch up to Blackberry?

They're masters of the one-handed interface.

4 days ago

How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

narcc Re:Does digital subscriptions count? (238 comments)

my undergraduate student loan debt is 4 times my annual income.

How did you manage that? Did you spend 6-years at Princeton studying basket weaving only to find work in a Malaysian sweatshop?

5 days ago

Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

narcc Re:Flaw? (152 comments)

Also, I will no longer test the software I develop with their browser. In this way, I will contribute to making Firefox deliver a substandard user experience to those who do choose to support them.

How consistent are you?

Do you use Google Chrome? Google openly supports gay marriage, so you must not test your code in their browser either, right? So does Microsoft, so IE is right out.

Ah, you must be a Safari user! Oh, wait. Apple also openly supports gay marriage. I guess that can't be it.

So... with what browser DO you test your software? Are you the last HotJava user? That would be pretty wild.

5 days ago



US Federal Agencies No Longer Allowed to Buy Apple Products

narcc narcc writes  |  about 2 years ago

narcc (412956) writes "US federal government agencies are no longer able to purchase Apple products after the company withdrew from a mandatory certification scheme.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification is required under a law passed in 2009 if a federal government agency is to buy goods or services from a company. It ensures that the products meet minimum environmental protection standards.

It is not clear why Apple withdrew from the ratings service, especially as it cuts off sales to a fairly substantial customer — the US Government. One report by the iFixit blog suggested that the problem relates to the difficulty of repairing Apple products and stripping them down for recycling.

Apple has struggled with its eco-friendly credentials, with repeated reports from agencies such as Greenpeace criticizing the company, not just for what they know the company is doing, but also for their apparent secrecy about the environmental impact of their various manufacturing processes."

Link to Original Source

Apple loses iPad trademark in China

narcc narcc writes  |  more than 2 years ago

narcc (412956) writes "Apple and its Chinese resellers are facing legal action following a court ruling that found that Apple does not own the trademark to the iPad name in China. Proview International registered the IPAD trademark during an ill-fated attempt to break into the tablet market back in 2000.

In 2006, Proview Electronics (Taiwan) agreed to sell Apple the “global trademark” for the IPAD name for £35,000, according to Proview, but the two companies have subsequently disagreed about whether that deal included China. Proview has applied for an immediate halt to sales of the iPad by Apple resellers in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Huizhou, with the first hearings due in the next eight weeks."

Link to Original Source



narcc narcc writes  |  more than 9 years ago

The other day (not too long ago) I got mod points for the first time. After they were gone, of course, I found several posts that were truely deserving of 'Insightful' and 'Interesting' -- I guess that goes to show you how careful you should be with the rare gift of mod points...

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