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Comment Re:Possibly good news (Score 1) 99

Anything that involves letting the general public interact with your business model is fucking scary. How exactly is Valve -- or Apple, or Microsoft, or anyone else -- supposed to do that without going overboard in one direction or the other?

If they exercise too much "accountability," as you put it, people will accuse them of being Nazi plantation owners who want to lock developers and customers alike into their walled garden. Not enough "accountability?" Then people will complain that their store is a garbage fire. How can they possibly make everyone happy?

Comment Re: Meanwhile in the Apple ecosystem on iPads.. (Score 3, Insightful) 183

Microsoft is convinced that the name "Windows" actually carries some goodwill with consumers. Where they got that idea must be one of the best-kept secrets in the business world. The only time most people have ever heard of "Windows" is when their computer breaks and they have to call someone to fix it, either at work or at home.

The "Windows" brand has negative consumer value. Until someone at Microsoft wakes up and realizes that, they will continue to churn out flop after flop, from mobile phones to locked-down iPad competitors.

Comment Re:They agreed to the cards (Score 1) 406

I expect the casino to be a little more savvy than the average rube.

If I walk into a baccarat room and complain that they aren't using my favorite Frobozz Magic Playing Cards with an official Frobozz Magic Card Shuffler and dealing them from a certified Frobozz Magic Baccarat Shoe, I expect to be unceremoniously thrown out.

But I guess I'm naive when it comes to the world of high-stakes gambling, huh.

Comment Re:Why they are slow? (Score 1) 766

Unless the site doesn't need to be looked up at all because it's already cached.

What you're describing isn't a cache, it's just a local static copy. If the file is cached, then I have to look up the originating server and initiate a two-way conversation with it before I can use the file, in order to make sure my copy isn't obsolete.

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