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Samsung Hits Apple With 20% Price Increase

rat_herder Re:Inevitable (447 comments)

I've browsed Apple maps extensively in Australia and while the results are not perfect, it's close enough to be an excellent mapping service. Just to be clear it's not as good as Google Maps but is that unexpected?. I have spotted 4-5 errors in total and yes one of them was a town name in the wrong location. These issues did not cause me any problems because i was instinctively aware that Mildura is not in the middle of a salt lake. The exaggeration of the problems is lame. I'm not defending Apple, but the mapping service is actually pretty good.

about 2 years ago

Samsung Terminates LCD Contract With Apple

rat_herder Re:Retina Displays? (377 comments)

Really? That's a fairly elitist and condescending. I'm ok with Apple popularising the need for higher resolution screens for the masses. I bet there are tonnes of things you use everyday and haven't bothered to understand... For example, can you explain to me the function of a cam shaft? How is it fabricated and to what tolerances? Don't know without googling it? You use one every time you drive a car, Ignoramus! :)

about 2 years ago

Samsung Terminates LCD Contract With Apple

rat_herder Re:Patent disputes (377 comments)

Please, for the love of slashdot, don't vote up this kind of retard comment.

about 2 years ago

Bruce Willis Considering Legal Action Against Apple Over iTunes Collection

rat_herder Re:It's not iTunes or Apple, it's RIAA (570 comments)

You'd want to be right making a comment like that. But you are incorrect.

about 2 years ago

Apple Adds Samsung Galaxy SIII To Its Ban List

rat_herder Re:So Apple is Evil now?!? (553 comments)

Lame troll. Reads like you had no response to his well reasoned post.

about 2 years ago

Apple Adds Samsung Galaxy SIII To Its Ban List

rat_herder Re:Do it yourself (553 comments)

You are doing them a disservice. Apple makes great laptops. Quality build with a killer OS.

about 2 years ago

Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the "Witch Hunt"

rat_herder Re:"Witchunt" (915 comments)

That's quite a lot of rubbish stuffed into one short post. If he won't get a 'normal' trail, what type of trial do expect Assange to get? And are you ok with him being treated differently just because he embarrassed the US government? Which of the laws of the USA he has violated? You would be the first person anywhere to be able answer that.

You should know that Wikileaks releases have irrefutably shown vast amounts of corruption and illegal action by many governments. One of the most prominent was the US military accidentally killing a journalist. More concerning than the accident, is the fact that the US military/gov tried to hide it.

more than 2 years ago

How Apple v. Samsung Was Explained To the Jury

rat_herder Re:Oracle vs Google (330 comments)

The first statement i agree with. Unfortunately it isn't anywhere near representing what they are actually disputing. The second statement is pure speculation and fairly obviously wrong. Do really think if Apple hadn't entered the phone market Samsung would have released something that changed the industry like the iPhone?

more than 2 years ago

Australian Attys General Agree in Principle on R18+

rat_herder Nanny State (32 comments)

Australians are such a contradiction, relaxed and uptight at same time. It's a weird attitude we seem to inherited have inherited from the Brits. This insanity serves as an example of the unbearably slow pace of reform in this country, in a social environment that is changing quicker than most people realize.

more than 2 years ago

The Story of a Simple and Dangerous OS X Kernel Bug

rat_herder Re:I'm a Mac (230 comments)

ha. the top hit is from 2007, the next is from 2004. Really drove that point home, eh?

about 5 years ago

Apple Still Has Not Patched the DNS Hole

rat_herder Re:Apple + patches == ohnoes (296 comments)

It's pretty obvious that Windows is now the dominant small business server of choice... also not free and doesn't work better than the free alternative.

People bitching about AD integration need to consider that AD is a proprietary protected setup.

more than 6 years ago


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