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What Early Software Was Influential Enough To Deserve Acclaim?

paimin Re:What the fuck? (704 comments)

Excel? You mean the application that was first released for Mac?

Idiot.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Claims Ignorance of Jury Foreman's Previous Tangle With Samsung

paimin Re: HELP ME UNDERSTAND (186 comments)

Bullshit. If this guy had a grudge against patent violation due to previous experience, that's one issue, but saying that a 20-year-old case against a different company has any relevance here is a major stretch. And saying he had a tangle with Samsung when the case was with Seagate is utterly disingenuous.

No, this whole discussion is a religious war, pure and simple. Admit that and conduct yourselves with some honesty, for goodness sake. Yeah, we get it, you guys hate Apple and have a boner for Google. But it's really really boring to watch you twist every discussion and article on the web towards your agenda.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Claims Ignorance of Jury Foreman's Previous Tangle With Samsung

paimin Re: HELP ME UNDERSTAND (186 comments)

Google what? His point is that it's NOT relevant, which is true. Oh, right, it's relevant to your Apple-hate. Sorry, carry on.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Claims Ignorance of Jury Foreman's Previous Tangle With Samsung

paimin Re: 1993? Seagate? Samsung? Srsly? (186 comments)

Well, it didn't stop this bullshit flamebait article submission from outright stating in the headline that the foreman preciously "tangled" with Samsung. Slashdot has literally become Idiocracy.

about 2 years ago
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7 Jailed In 'Kidney For iPad' Case In China

paimin Re: its amusing (100 comments)

English would be a start.

about 2 years ago
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Think Tank's Website Rejects Browser Do-Not-Track Requests

paimin Re:Yeah, well.. (362 comments)

Joke's on you. Nobody goes two shits about your awesome anti-ad strategy. Seriously. You are in a tiny minority. Nobody cares.

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung: Android's Multitouch Not As Good As Apple's

paimin Re:Well that clears that up (176 comments)

Why do that, instead of loading content directly?

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung: Android's Multitouch Not As Good As Apple's

paimin Re:Well that clears that up (176 comments)

Why would you need to use iTunes?

more than 2 years ago
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Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

paimin Re:When Domination Isn't (738 comments)

Archaic web browsers? iOS doesn't have an appropriate app for Wikipedia? Jesus, dude, you can't possibly be serious.

Okay, I give up, you're in looney land, so please just stay there.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

paimin Re:When Domination Isn't (738 comments)

And another thing. Google, at whose altar you probably worship, is a motherfucking ADVERTISING company. And guess what one of their activities is? If you said "video ads" then you're correct! And guess who originates many of the video ads that my company's tech serves? Well, I'll be damned if it ain't, you guessed it, GOOGLE.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

paimin Re:When Domination Isn't (738 comments)

Browser stats, sir. We have moved on to browser stats. Nobody cares about your explanation for my train ride experience, as it's nothing more than an anecdote, and I only offered it as such.

So, have you an explanation for the fact that Wikipedia sees a half to a third of the worldwide traffic from Android as it does from iOS? Are two-thirds of those Android devices being used on some other internet? Do Android users simply not like browsing, as one idiot anonymous poster claimed above? Surely you cannot claim that Wikipedia is biased towards iOS users.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

paimin Re:When Domination Isn't (738 comments)

What the fuck does browser usage have to do with market share of a browsing device? Figure it out.

Yeah, advertising is annoying I agree. Sorry about that. But video ads are coming to the internet and that includes mobile devices. And I need a job, and this is a good one. So, fuck you too.

Enjoy hating the ads, I'm sure they will get you all lathered up.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

paimin Re:When Domination Isn't (738 comments)

I'm not talking about an app, I'm talking about a free mobile SDK for each platform, targeted at an existing customer base that spans the media and entertainment industries. Big names that you know, not a bunch of iOS developers that we have marketed to.

Sure it's anecdotal, I'm just saying we have had literally no interest in video advertising on Android, versus quite a bit on iOS. To me, that's a clear indication that Android is a less relevant platform in terms of usage. You're going to see that as baseless because you want Android to "win". But that's your issue.

Yeah, the train thing is completely anecdotal, but no more so than your statement that I see what I want to see. All I know is I look around and indefinitely do NOT see 68% Android. Maybe you're the one with Google-colored glasses on.

What's not anecdotal is browser stats. So...what's your explanation there?

more than 2 years ago
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Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

paimin Re:When Domination Isn't (738 comments)

We don't sell an app, these are free SDKs for use by existing customers.

Look, you can conjecture all you like about my anecdote, but what's your explanation for those browser stats? Surely Wikipedia should reflect this awesome Android groundswell? Why doesn't it?

more than 2 years ago
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Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

paimin Re:When Domination Isn't (738 comments)

Except that the browser stats I posted aren't US-only, they're worldwide. As are these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers#Wikimedia_.28April_2009_to_present.29

And my company has plenty of customers outside of the US, so according to you we should be getting more interest in Android from them. But are we? No. I've heard nothing more than passing curiosity about integrating on Android, and I've certainly seen no interest from customers in actually investing time on it.

So, where is the evidence of Android raining down destruction upon iOS?

more than 2 years ago
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Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

paimin Re:When Domination Isn't (738 comments)

Ah, I see. So, Android users just don't use web browsers. Yeah, maybe that's a plausible argument in your happy Android fantasy land, but here on planet earth that's just laughable.

And, let's say that were true. Then I should be getting a ton of requests from our sizeable customer base to integrate our Android app SDK, right? Except...that's not happening at all.

Must be a nice bubble you live in.

more than 2 years ago

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Jeroen Wijering weighs in on HTML5 video

paimin paimin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

paimin (656338) writes "The HTML5 video scene is heating up. Jeroen Wijering, creator of the pervasive JW Player for Flash-embedded video playback, has posted a thoughtful blog entry on the state of HTML for video, virtually issuing a call-to-arms:
'Browser vendors should be stringent when building solutions that are both practical and compatible. If not, crossbrowser HTML5 video will be too difficult, not to mention expensive, to implement. This presents the risk of web development regression. In favor of its advancement, we cannot allow this to happen.' Concurrently, he has announced the JW Player for HTML5 beta."

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The End of the Crunchpad

paimin paimin writes  |  about 5 years ago

paimin (656338) writes "A story of how a project can suddenly come undone from the folks at TechCrunch:

"Mostly though I'm just sad. I never envisioned the CrunchPad as a huge business. I just wanted a tablet computer that I could use to consume the Internet while sitting on a couch. I've always pushed to open source all or parts of the project. So this isn't really about money. It was about the thrill of building something with a team that had the same vision. Now that's going to be impossible. And I've also lost a friend Chandra spent months in our office this year and, until a week and a half ago, was the kind of young, determined entrepreneur that I admire. I thought we'd be friends for the rest of our lives."

The CrunchPad has been previously covered here."

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Controversy Over SF Public Transportation Data

paimin paimin writes  |  more than 5 years ago

paimin writes "A struggle is breaking out in San Francisco over whether the developer of a publicly-funded installation of real-time tracking for the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency has a right to control the use of data from the system. The situation is not totally clear, but this sure seems like an attempt to use patent threats to hijack public data.

The city paid for the system and the developer claims he lost money on the deal, and now he's shutting down applications like Routesy and Munitime that use data from the system unless they license the "copyrighted" data from him."

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CNN tries to pull an R2D2

paimin paimin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

paimin (656338) writes "Various sites are covering the rather silly claim that CNN beamed a hologram of correspondent Jessica Yellin into the studio with Wolff Blitzer. It really amounts to a live Matrix-esque effect of surrounding the subject with video cameras to achieve the illusion of panning around them. Ultimately, it was pure illusion, only for the benefit of the viewers at home. The question is, was it a useful illusion, or was it just silly?"

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