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Comment no one asked for this (Score 1) 53

This reads like a business product, but is clearly targeting "home users". No home user asked for this. It's unnecessary. Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox all provide near universal multiplatform support for file sharing and storage, and protocols like FTP, SFTP, DCC, BitTorrent, etc exist and are well supported for providing more direct transfer methods for home users.

Now, if you want a business product, sure, you could probably fit this in somewhere, the somewhere where people don't use network shares, VPNs, or have OneDrive already setup(so, non-Microsoft shops)

Comment Re:Agile! (Score 1) 74

In your case agile would help to avoid the eventual trouble when the client brings a phone for you, and you notice it's a Windows Phone instead of Android, and graphics need to be done in Direct3D, not OpenGL. That would not be unheard of. Having no client solves that problem, though.

Statement of work: Build engine for Android architecture

Sales Order: Pay me money net-30

Where's the confusion? If the customer provides a Windows phone, too fucking bad they signed a goddamned contract that explicitly stated what they needed and that was produced and delivered. Problem? See you in court. -Signed, Every corporation I've ever worked for

Comment Re:Going to get folded into Fi any day now (Score 4, Interesting) 107

They're not fighting cable monopolies, they're fighting cities that allow and enforce cable monopolies. This is purely a municipal issue and in some cases a state issue. I squarely place the blame on the people making the laws and taking money from people to make skewed laws. In many states, cities can address this fairly easily. In some, you have to go to the state level. Or for the nuclear option you go federal. Either way, fix the laws and the rest falls in place. This is not the first time nor the last that this is the solution(the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is just one example that can be cited)

Comment flip it around (Score 4, Insightful) 56

The issue was brought to a head last year when Netflix began blocking the known IPs of VPN providers, often used by subscribers to access the catalogs of their home countries while travelling.

I guess that's one way to put it. I'd say most people use the VPNs to access content blocked in their home country, and it sounds like this order actually harms that since your country remains the same regardless of your physical location(or your VPNs physical location).

Comment well (Score 4, Interesting) 40

At the end of the day, the most important use case for a smartwatch remains dealing with notifications.

Well, in general, maybe, but I got mine for golf and many golfers I know use them. Distance and hole layout just with a look, tracking shots is very easy, etc. There are a number of very specific use cases that they're one of the best tools on the market for

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