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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

tuppe666 OMG the Irony (346 comments)

Those are all appliances.

guess the irony of this being a post about the *hope* of Microsoft receding, on its path to turn computing into Microsoft appliances is lost on you. Although as I said *Linux* and opensource(even a little free software) seems to continue to flourish.

about two weeks ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

tuppe666 Jesus Wept (346 comments)

I am seriously tired of people rewriting history to get versions to make sense. The only thing that is partially true is that Microsoft does not make evolutionary transitions easy, but then all OS's have some difficulty with that...eg Pulseaudio, iOS upgrades on iPhone 3G. The difference this time is the shift to tabletifying the OS...and turning your computer into an electronics device instead of a computer. The underlying OS is still Vista version 3.

about two weeks ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

tuppe666 Start Menu is not the problem... (346 comments)

Ok the start menu is *a* problem, but really it *the* problem is strategy of Metro and Microsoft store, and turning open computing into a closed electronic device. I suspect none of this is rolled back, but the same old metro repackaged into a more palatable form like you got with the start button, and the rest store/electronics device kept for *cough* security reasons.

Where is Android compatibility on my GNU/Desktop goddamit!!!..at least there is chromebooks and I don't have to continue with the windows tax...hell now Microsoft has to compete because of success of Linux on the Desktop. I guess I still don't pay on windows machines. http://www.theverge.com/2014/7...

about two weeks ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

tuppe666 Microsoft craps its pants (346 comments)

2015 will be year of the Linux Desktop!

Guess you have not been paying attention, chromebooks are here and occupying all the top slots and rating on Amazon, making a killing in schools, and have a slew of new models out now, and not have Android compatibility...you know the OS that put iOS and windows in the ground...they even look like a mackbook air *winks*.

GNU/Linux continues to do very nicely as well.

about two weeks ago
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Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza

tuppe666 Re:google kiss of death (45 comments)

I had never heard of it. Sounds like a good service. I would start using it except now that google has bought it surely it'll be gone in 2 years.

Yes like YouTube, Android where are they?

about three weeks ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

tuppe666 That is Length not width (198 comments)

I don't care how many pixels you stuff in there, it doesn't matter if the monster 5.5" screen doesn't fit in my hand.

There is a joke involved in you not being able to handle anything more than 4" ;). The dimentions of the phone are 146.3 X 74.6 X 8.95mm so its about seven and a half cm wide that is really not that big even for a young teenager.

about a month ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

tuppe666 Battery Runtime (198 comments)

More, more, more. The only thing i'm missing is battery runtime and no vendor gives a shit about it.

Actually L or Lollipop includes Project Volta, which will add battery saving tools for developers and users alike. A "Battery Historian" gives more info on exactly what's draining energy, while a battery saver mode lets users squeeze up to an extra 90 minutes out of each charge.

That is vampire modes that turn smartphones into to dumbphones to extend smartphone my several times. I have witnessed it with the samsung galaxy S5 and was very impressed. I own the current Nexus which I love, but comes with a battery life I don't. I L does not make a difference. I may change to a different vendor.

about a month ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

tuppe666 iPhone made irrelevant (198 comments)

Apple is selling a smartphone with a tiny less-than-HD screen, a processor that toddles along at a whisker over 1 GHz and a tiny 1400 MaH battery, and they're doing quite nicely for themselves

Your statement just shows how behind the times Apple is. The power of it being perceived first has been worth Billions to them. Ironically what you are describing is other companies "entry" or "mid" level phones by Android. They often have "mini" in the name for obvious reasons. Apple make money through having an incredible ( and deserved) brand...but it peaked two years ago. That does not mean that its shrinking market share or growing mountains of cash with vanish any time soon. Those specifications are desirable large screens; waterproofing; IR everybody wants and desires these things not just geeks or hardcore gadget people, just people who swim and shower and watch tv and change channels etc etc.

The irony of your statement shows as once it would have been Steve Jobs strutting on stage taking about how "his" devices had "retina" displays, only to have you interpret this as "tiny less-than-HD screen"

No wonder Android has 1 Billion users

about a month ago
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Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020

tuppe666 Active X? (64 comments)

Korea (presumably South Korea) is infatuated with Microsoft tech. ActiveX is used everywhere

2020...in Five years they can easily do replace everything...with sanctions and tax breaks even sooner.

about a month ago
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Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020

tuppe666 You Go Girl (64 comments)

2020 is a long way away. Politicians usually only have long term vision when they don't want to make decisions about something. So MS will most probably still be strong in Korea by 2020.

You are so right, governments woldwide are famous for making quick and timely visions, especially when it involves changing major infrastructure.

about a month ago
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Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020

tuppe666 Google I/O (64 comments)

Here comes the year of the Linux desktop.

The Linux Desktop is already here. In and amongst the pissing contest in early markets consoles; watches, home, health between Apple and Google (What happened to Microsoft). Chrome OS got Android compatibility and Office Update and its Office improved, massive Android integration, and Google Play . As well as some great adoption statistics. 8 OEMs making 15 distinct Chrome OS devices now on sale in 28 countries, 10 highest rated notebooks available on Amazon.com and Chromebooks sold to K-12 schools has risen 6x.

The fact that GNU Linux continues to flourish is just an aside.

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 Launch a new Product Line already (209 comments)

Apple just had it's most impressive WWDC since the launch of the iPhone.

Safari(With Bing?) Mail improvements, More Lock in/Cloud(At a price). Single platform...slight(after slight) at google, costly cloud applications, even with a few tweaks...like a clone of the awesomebar, and a nice payout from Microsoft.

Spin is just that spin. I bought the first iPhone

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 Flip this and Flip this...Flipping eck? (209 comments)

I didn't really understand your point about watches, something about "bitches" and flipping. Your talk about the nike band...not really a smartwatch really, but http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04... there is talk of collaboration between the two which makes more sense, as they are unlikely to compete in the smartphone market, which is already hitting strides. The moto360 is making waves.

As for switching on games on AppleTV...are those people games buyers or would they have like bought a game console instead of an AppleTV.

As for swift...a proprietary language, other than locking in developers to ios why would anyone care. you can't pull those tricks with a market share of 15% and shrinking however good it is...and the drivers are still slow.

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 AppleTV a failure (209 comments)

Honestly I'd be happier to see an openly available AppleTV SDK

Apple have squandered a lead they had with AppleTV when for a few $ you can by a cromecast of android device(even dedicated gaming ones) who cares now. In context of this article I think its cooks biggest failure.

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 Thank you finally (209 comments)

OK, Apple is number 2

Something we can finally agree on, the fact that Apples brand is shrinking and Beats is growing in an Apple area dominates does not really matter. the whole point is Apple is relying on past glories...and those under Jobs.

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 A watch, console or personal massager? (209 comments)

You don't even know whether there will be a watch.

Except it is already a proven market, with large companies and some great products. I personally would love Apple the parasite and its abuse of patents to stay out of new markets.

It is unlikely to get involved in consoles...low turn over...no profit margins already a premium market. It could make money on *cough* apps, but android is there first and in droves cheaper with a larger ecosystem...and it does not make the same margins from software. The bottom line is Apple can't even right drivers as fast as Linux...they run 15 year old games as a tenth of the speed.

The bottom line is I would love a more powerful AppleTV a product Apple have squandered. At least we have chromecast.

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 Google replaced them (209 comments)

Your information is out of date.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/je...

Google has overtaken Apple to become the world’s most valuable global brand in the 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand ranking, worth $159 billion, an increase of 40% year on year. After three years at the top, Apple slipped to No 2 on the back of a 20% decline in brand value, to $148 billion, according to annual research conducted by Millward Brown.

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 Shares (209 comments)

most people find those devices OK. your opinion is not meaningful when Apple shares and profits are climbing to the statosphere

Except Apples shares plummeted under cooks leadership it has taken two years to recover some of it most based on market manipulation rather than actual success. Its profits continue to be based on the iphone in the American market...everything else is struggling including the ipad and that peaked two years ago. Apple is seeing shrinking margins and its first shrinking profits under Jobs.

The bottom line is that growth before came from successful launches of products...Cook has yet to show the world anything slashmydots is criticising later iterations of products Jobs launched as *new* markets, and people are buying competitors products more, because they are larger, faster, cheaper, newer, powerful blah blah blah

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 First; best or cheapest (209 comments)

What is a Motorola 360? I have never ever seen one in use, nor a Sammy gear or a google glass for that matter. I guarantee that when apple sells 10 million iwatchrd the first year, we will all see them everywhere. And yes, I know what a moto 360 is, I'm just proving a point. Also, nobody knows what the iwatch will look like.

I have no idea how successful the iwatch will be, what I do know, it is already a long way from being perceived as being first. It is not walking into a market which has years of necessary frand patents. It is walking into a market with large companies Sony; Samsung; Google already having products(some on their second generation) and patents. Whatever the iwatch looks like they changed the game...and it is costing them now. Oh and I like the look of the Motorola 360 too, so its looking pretty good for an unlauched product.

about a month ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

tuppe666 Lets not rewrite history here (209 comments)

Time and circumstances have changed. The iPad mini is a good example. When Jobs frowned upon a smaller iPad a smaller device meant a lower resolution screen. Once pixel densities improved and a smaller device could have the same resolution as the original full sized device the circumstanced changed such that Jobs' original judgement no longer applied

Ignoring the fact that when the ipad mini came out it was the low resolution device (1024×768 px at 163 ppi). Steve jobs had already launched the iphone 4 with its *cough* retina display (960×640 at 326 ppi) two years earlier.

You seen to forget that Jobsy(I like to park in handicapped space) was not the density of pixles...bit the size of the display to quote the foul smelling genius "It's meaningless unless your table includes sandpaper," Jobs said, "so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size." He said 7-inch screens were actually 45 per cent the size of an iPad, which wasn't sufficient.

"Apple has done extensive user testing and we really understand this stuff," he added. "There are clear limits on how close you can place things on a touchscreen, which is why we think 10 inches is the minimum screen size to create great tablet apps.

Lets not start using words like "universal truths"(sic) when you are at best misinformed

about a month ago

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Apple has no Clothes

tuppe666 tuppe666 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

tuppe666 (904118) writes "The title maybe should be "The rise of Frankenstein Android" or "2013 the Year of Mobile Windows", but the slump in market share for the iPhone from 23.1% to 14.9% is the most shocking. Androids market share of hit a new high with 75%. Nokias 1:1 conversion to Windows Phone again fails as Symbian at 2.3% is still outselling Microsoft Phone at 2%.

Apples market slump for tablets mirrors that of the iPhone as the iPad drops to an all time low of 50.4% with Android taking up most of the excess, although some of it not in a form Google would like [Amazon hitting 9%]. Microsoft is still yet to make any impact in tablet market, and have positioned themselves squarely in the larger tablet market, an area Android has repeatedly failed to inroad [The Nexus 10 has not yet proved itself]. Although I am surprised at the lack of attention around devices like the $35 media tablet called Aakash"

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Girl Scouts Class

tuppe666 tuppe666 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

tuppe666 (904118) writes "Never have I read such a web page it screams troll, it involves Gimp, FSF, copyright , Facebook, Women in computing and Girl Scouts. The story is a 'warts and' all blog post of two days Máirín Duffy teaching free software to girls and young women from USB Keys running Fedora Design Suite."
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