“iOS is not "just a phone OS", it is actually the same core OS as Mac OS X which is derived from NeXTStep which was developed almost 25 years ago. It has stood the test of time and is still one the most stable and versatile operation systems ever created. Windows has had to be reinvented every time they need to move it to new hardware or scale it. Windows Mobile, Windows CE, and the hybrid that they shipped on the Zune all failed. At some point MS needs to dump all their legacy code and start over just like Apple did. (see Copeland)”
any mouse on Oct 8, 2011 at 19:36:16
“Actually Windows Embedded is the #2 OS in the very large embedded device market segment (Linux is #1), so Windows CE is NOT a failed OS.
Note that Windows CE and Windows 7 share much of the same code. The major difference is one has a real-time kernel and one has a time-share kernel.”
“Scott Forstall should be made Senior Vice President of Apple and he should be the new public face of Apple. He has been groomed from the start to be Steve Jobs 2.0 and I think it could work. He is young, smart and meticulous, and he believes in the user-centric style of design that has vaulted Apple to the forefront of technology over the last 10 years.”
“Scott Forstall is the apprentice and true successor, Tim Cook is just to keep the stock stable. Jobs will advise Apple until he dies, he is and always has been Apple.”
Mydian01 on Aug 24, 2011 at 23:19:54
“and steve has been considering this for years, I'm sure he has a roadmap laid out for the next 20 years of innovation, and at least 10 years of product line. it will be like another tu-pac album post-mortem.. "and one more thing.." from beyond the grave.”
“She strategically said "to the best of my recollection", many legal experts said she made the statement very carefully as to not state it as a fact, she also said she was medicated back then so as to defend any inaccuracy in her testimony. Even Jeff Ashton wasn't very embracing of the idea of his office pursuing perjury changes.”
There was 1 search for Chloroform on the family computer in March, the same timeframe her boyfriend posted a crude joke/photo on his MySpace page titled "Win her over with Chloroform"
There were 83+- searches for MySpace found
The media swapped these numbers due to a false result from software OCPD was experimenting with, the software they normally used NetAnalysis got it right until they decided they wanted different results by using a new piece of software. As an IT worker I found OCPD's computer forensics laughable.”
“As a juror, could you really find her guilty of a lesser charge that there was no evidence of (Abuse, Manslaughter) just because you felt that she deserved something? When you are giving strict instructions on how to determine guilt, it is quite difficult to play Wheel of Fortune with 11 other people and have everyone agree.
The prosecution should have gone after improper transport, burial, failure to report, etc of a deceased body or desecration of said body. Those things were well documented and beyond reasonable doubt.”
“Here are the facts that are beyond reasonable doubt (in my opinion):
-She lies, constantly, she has always lied even before anything happened to Caylee
-She transported her dead child in her car for several days
-She attempted to bury Caylee in her parents back yard
-She dumped her child's body in the woods near her parents home
-She completely separated herself from the death of her child by busying herself with partying, getting a tattoo, spending time with friends, etc.
-She was NOT an abusive mother
-She did NOT dismiss the existence of her daughter to her acquaintances
If you are angry about the outcome if this case you need to blame the correct parties, the State Attorney and OCSD are the ones responsible for the unprovable charges and lack of evidence.
The defense got no breaks, no preference and no unfair advantage in this case, if anything they were working from a major deficit position for most of the time. This was true not only in court but also in public opinion.”
mojo5654 on Jul 6, 2011 at 11:17:24
“Those are facts?
Do you have any idea what a fact is?”
“Orange County Sheriff's department failed to properly investigate this case in it's early stages, the best example of this was not properly investigating the initial call to Caylee's location in August 08, this mistake ended up making most of the forensic evidence useless.
The State Attorney's office failed to charge her with proper and provable charges. They gave into the public outcry about this case and shot too high with a murder charge seeking the death penalty. Chances are that a lesser charge that the evidence could prove beyond a reasonable doubt would have yielded a proper conviction with a 10-15 year sentence.
The defense is not allowed to continue defending their client if that client admits that they are guilty. People don't seem to know this and assume that this defense team knowingly defended a guilty person. This is unethical and illegal and every legal pundit in this country has agreed that her defense team truly believed that she was innocent of the murder charges.”
“I understand the emotional response to this but the lack of knowledge about the legal process in the country is astonishing. The angry mob seems to forget the whole point of the different aspects of our legal system.
Reasonable doubt is at the absolute core of our system, without it emotions, politics, opinion and social acceptance would constantly be used to convict the innocent.
One of the key roles of legal defenses is to make sure that the investigators and prosecution do their job correctly and gather compelling and definitive evidence when attempting to convict someone of a crime, especially when it involves death or life sentences.
The jury's job is to evaluate the evidence and come to a determination of guilt based on the evidence, this is a technical decision not an emotional one and it is what protects us from false accusations and false imprisonment. If the prosecution fails to prove beyond a reasonable doubt their case, they CAN NOT just pick a lesser charge because they THINK she is guilty, it HAS to be proved by the evidence.”
“Your examples of prior art are not accurate, most of those technologies were taken from much earlier examples, you are leaving out internal projects that were in progress at Apple, Xerox PARC, Sun etc...
The iPod was successful because of the simplicity of loading the music and the interface.
The tablet was simply the evolution of the Newton and was a product concept at Apple going back to the early 80s
Touchscreen phones started with the Palm Pilot phone kit, nobody liked using a stylus so Apple waited for capacitive touch to be usable.
Task Bars, window edge resizing, task previews were common in X-Windows and it's descendants such as SunOS, Solaris, IRIX, NeXTStep.
All major players in the computer industry copy ideas and concepts from each other, remember that this industry started originally by people that freely shared their software with each other. Microsoft chose to blatantly copy several free projects in the early days and sell them as their own whereas Wozniak refused to use anything that he didn't write himself.
Now Apple HAS had it's blatant thievery such as the Dashboard - Konfabulator comparison from 2005.”
“Brian summed it up quite well, Apple does not like missteps like the iPhone 4 antenna fiasco, they do not release features because they CAN be implemented but wait until they perfect it. Microsoft recently has been the poster child for releasing products and features that have major flaws and they have paid for it in spades with a massive loss of consumer confidence and market slippage.
Apple arrived here through years of doing the opposite, they have a long history of developing pie in the sky projects that never saw the light of day or fail to engage end users even when the concept was sound. If you research projects like Quickdraw GX, eWorld, Newton, Star Trek, Copeland etc. you would see some very compelling products that were way before their time but weren't practical to introduce when they were created.
To understand Apple's new product development standards, you have to understand user-centric design combined with the complexity of simplicity.”
“Sorry, this is the opposite of what it seems. Apple has been addressed publicly about the lack of wireless syncing since the early days of the iPod, so this is not a new or unique concept.
The logo Apple is using is a combination of the "iSync" logo which has been around for almost 10 years and the their standard WiFi symbol which has been around even longer. If anything, Mr Hughes took those icons from existing art and combined them, again not original or unique.
I give him props for stepping up and trying to fill a need that Apple has refused to address until now, but he had to know that Apple would eventually add this as a core function from day one.”
mskittykat1326 on Jun 9, 2011 at 16:28:15
“If he had to know...then why didn't Apple do this initially since it had been addressed numerously in the early days? Seems more likely that Hughes filled a need that Apple neglected to address. Possibly noticing that the idea itself was taking off, they decided to incorporate. This wouldn't be the first time for a corp.
But for the sake of argument, let's say they just happened to come up with the idea at the same time.... what it will come down to is the coding used to build Apple's latest feature. If it in any way matches the Hughes's coding, it's a null argument - Apple'd be in the wrong. Not to mention who had the idea first, but in most cases, is who incorporates it first.”
This is an artifact from using the Content Aware Scaling tool in Photoshop, they were obviously trying to widen the shot to fit a wider box than the original photo could fill and used the tool to extend the light blue background. Unfortunately it sometimes stretches important parts of the image instead of the mundane background, probably because all the colors in that area have very little contrast. Sorry to be boring, but very lazy on their part for not undo-ing and redo-ing to see what changed before committing to the change.”
Rallaa on Aug 30, 2010 at 16:43:36
“They should have used a mask for the model then they could have messed around with the background without touching her.”
It is used in the NON-TOXIC version of anti-freeze, the dangerous/kills pets version uses Ethylene Glycol which is NOT used in e-cigs, the previous posters that claimed Propylene Glycol is dangerous was wrong and yes it is in many products you use and ingest daily including the inhalation of medicine by way of nebulizers.”
“The ecig generically should not be on here, I know nothing about the Krave and I hate many of the overpriced infomercial style products out there. The truth is that ecigs have helped me and several of my friends quit or considerably reduce smoking. These things not only work but are obviously very threatening to the tobacco industry. The minute any smoker tries one of the GOOD ecigs for a day, they will be very impressed by its ability to completely replace standard cigarettes in their day to day lives.
There is a complete subculture out there using these and a ton of good information about the better versions that are available. I also recommend e-cigarette-forum.com for a starting point for research and to see just how many people are using these things successfully.
I switched for money reasons, I was spending $300-400/mo on cigarettes, now I save money and I am currently saving my life by switching. These things now cost me less that $40/mo and only cost about $50 for the starter kits.”
Nov 6, 2009 at 19:35:10
“After smoking for 20 years I just last week tried an electronic cigarette, no tar and no carcinogens. I haven't smoked a regular cigarette since I bought it. I wasn't even trying to quit, I was just tired of paying $50/carton and was looking to save money. I wish Obama would try one and get the FDA to stop threatening to ban electronic cigarettes. These things are genius and could finally really help people quit smoking tobacco.”
"Damn the press for not covering all of our outrageous claims and off the wall associations, the press needs to do their job and cover all the stories WE decide are newsworthy!"
Rapid Ray on Oct 30, 2008 at 15:08:39
...except Fox News.
I would like to personally thank them for continually pushing the same three talking points...ACORN, Joe the Plumber and dropping the Bill Ayers coverage for the Khalidi story line. It's the kindof news coverage that we need and woth every penny we paid for it.