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iPad 2 Rumored to be in Production

uprise78 Re:Please have a real stylus. (192 comments)

fat chance. that would be totally against Apple's minimalist nature not to mention the iPad did pretty fine without one even though many said it needed one. just buy a Windows 7 Slate if you want a real stylus.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?

uprise78 Re:The good, the bad, and the ugly (459 comments)

Duh. Of course they are. Do you think they released Android for you or so they can learn more about you to better target ads for you? They run a fucking business. It isn't a missionary. I wonder when/if all the fanboys will take off their "but it's open" Google Goggles and get with the picture.

more than 3 years ago
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eJuror Will Lead To New List of Jury Duty Excuses

uprise78 Re:Jury selection (191 comments)

The 35% income tax plus the 8.5% sales tax I pay are more than enough of a sacrifice to pay in "exchange for citizenship". Having to on top of that take unpaid days off is ludicrous. I might as well just hand my while fucking life over to big brother.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft May Back Off of .NET Languages

uprise78 Re:Do Microsoft products use .NET? (443 comments)

Ah yes, Good old WPF snuck in there. My favorite part of VS2010 is when it freezes the main thread to compile large projects and makes the screen turn white when you click on it. Good old VS2010...

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Kernel 2.6.35 Released

uprise78 Re:The year of... (159 comments)

Wow. Just wow. I'm speechless. I hope you are kidding.

more than 4 years ago
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To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

uprise78 Re:I don't get it. (764 comments)

MS has the big wiener/little wiener syndrome. If they make software for the iPad than they are admitting defeat. What I don't understand is that why for the past decade+ tablets with OS's designed for mouse/keyboard have all failed. The iPad is arguably the first successful tablet and it runs a touch-based OS. Given this information, why would Win7 on a tablet be successful? Don't they have people at MS that are supposed to ask Ballmer this question?

more than 4 years ago
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Android Data Stealing App Downloaded By Millions

uprise78 Re:Private API's (335 comments)

let the down-modding begin! adios to your score. you can't go into an android thread and start saying private API's are a good thing. recipe for disaster. Open is god! Open is right!

more than 4 years ago
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Jailbreaking iPhone Now Legal

uprise78 Re:I Shouldn't Have to Jailbreak It in the 1st Pla (423 comments)

Oh god, here we go with the "everything should be open" talk. Just like all the RIM phones, right? And the Android phones you have to root? And the router you have to hack new firmware onto? You will never see a true open market and even if you did it most certainly wouldn't have superior technology. It's just not the way the world works man. Wake up!

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Hits Technical Preview Milestone

uprise78 Re:Did a bit of research already.... (195 comments)

VS2010 is a little bit better. Blend 3 is a little bit better too. Honestly, neither are actually good yet. VS2010's editor is now written in XAML/WPF which makes for some interesting white outs. I have beast of a computer with 12 Gigs of RAM running 64bit Win7 and the white outs are unavoidable. I think we still need more powerful computers if we are going to use XAML/WPF for our GUIs.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Hits Technical Preview Milestone

uprise78 Re:Did a bit of research already.... (195 comments)

Silverlight is just a fancy term for a mobile version of .NET these days (well, that is my take on it)

That is partially correct. The big thing about Silverlight that is different is that you are forced to use WPF and XAML for your GUI. Painful to say the least.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Hits Technical Preview Milestone

uprise78 Re:Did a bit of research already.... (195 comments)

Easy, yes. But you're stuck in Silverlight (unless making a game)! What a pile of shit. It has already proven even with Microsoft's massive Silverlight push that it cant even beat the equally shitty Flash. Now they are forcing Silverlight into the mobile space? I guess they figured it will never gain traction on the desktop so why not force people to use it on mobile and maybe they will then decide to use it on the desktop... Maybe the ploy will work. Hopefully it wont. The last thing we need is shitty "developers" hacking together shitty mobile apps then releasing them as desktop apps and web apps. *shudders*

more than 4 years ago
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The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'

uprise78 Re:ha (274 comments)

Best be careful making comments like that on Slashdot. Open is right. Open is God. Open rules. Even if open isn't really that good it is still better. Even if you have to root your Android phone to make it open it is still better. Wait, can't you root and jailbreak an iPhone too...

more than 4 years ago
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The Ignominious Fall of Dell

uprise78 Re:cough (604 comments)

Yet another typical /. fucking moron comment. Is everyone on this site an MS/Apple/Insert Company Fanboy/Hater? Apple didn't "cut support" for first gen iPhones and iTouches. They don't contain hardware capable of handling some features of the new iOS so they don't get them. That's nothing different than Doom 3 having a higher RAM/processor requirement than Doom 2. It's not like if you open the App Store you just won't get new stuff. Don't be a fucking moron and write shit that isn't true.

more than 4 years ago
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EU Plans To Make Apple, Adobe and Others Open Up

uprise78 Re:Great News (389 comments)

Sometimes I wonder why I even read /. comments. They are so fucking predictable. First off, you don't have to pay Apple anything to make Mac apps (besides owning a Mac and honestly if you don't own and use a Mac you have not business developing for it). There is a paltry $99 per year fee to make iPhone/iPod/iPad apps but no one is forcing you to make iPhone apps. On a side note, you have to pay RIM, Palm and Google money if you want to get in their app stores as well so they must be "open technology abusers" as well. Here is some of Apple's open source code: http://www.opensource.apple.com/ Maybe you should download a few Gigs of source code before you start talking shit about something you don't know about. Apple makes iOS which is based on OS X and puts it on iPhones, iPads and iPods. They took their own OS (which I might add has a large amount of open source code in it and more coming at fairly steady intervals). Read that again, "they took their own OS". The OS they spent years making and invested tons of time/money into. They give every person who owns an OS X license a free copy of their entire development stack: Xcode, Interface Builder, Dashcode, Instruments, Quartz Composer, PackageMaker, FileMerge, etc, etc, etc. They arguable provide the most complete set of frameworks available for any platform (Cocoa/CoreFoundation) to developers. You can build a Mac or iPhone app with GCD (open source). Apple has provided piles of code to the GCD project. You can now build Mac and iPhone apps with LLVM (open source). Apple has provided piles of code to the LLVM project. So, given that information (and taking into account that Apple is a business that needs to make money to survive) why on earth do they need to allow someone to make Mac apps on Linux/Windows? You don't make any fucking sense man. None at all. Have you seen the cost of Microsoft's developer tools recently? And don't bother mentioning the "Express" versions of their software that don't allow commercial products. To sum things up, many readers of /. would like every company on earth to make everything "open and free" no matter what the cost to said company. If a company does not do this, they will get piles of complaints from slashdotters who wouldn't do anything different even if said company did make something "open".

more than 4 years ago
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Google To End Google.cn Redirect

uprise78 Re:Official Notice and Explanation (183 comments)

Really? Are you proud of yourself for being so loyal to Google? Maybe you should try searching on Bing. Maybe you should try developing for the iPhone. Maybe you should have cashed in on your Bing dollars. But most of all, maybe you should stop patting yourself on the back for being so closed minded and get outside for a little while....without your Google Android phone. Here's to wishful thinking...

more than 4 years ago
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A Professional Perspective On Apple's Retina Display

uprise78 Re:Too literal (346 comments)

"A Professional Perspective On Apple's Retina Display" I thought everyone who puts words on the Internets was a professional....seems redundant

more than 4 years ago
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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Arrives For Android

uprise78 Re:First, we need froyo... (273 comments)

But isn't the whole gist of the Android argument on /. that you can download, compile, modify and install it yourself? That's what the whole iPhone is closed/Android is open argument has been for months. You already have FroYo if that is true.

more than 4 years ago
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New Handheld Computer Is 100% Open Source

uprise78 Let it go Apple haters.... (195 comments)

Why, why, why must every article mention the iPad/Apple? Can't any of the Linux/MS fanboys of the world find anything compelling enough to actually stand on its own? In other news: - Some BP employees helping with oil spill wrecking the Gulf enjoy using iPads - The massive sinkhole that isn't a sinkhole in Guatemala happens to be within 100 yards of an iMac - AMD's Fusion Processor Combines CPU and GPU (won't run iPhone OS 4.0)

more than 4 years ago

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