The Macalope Weekly: People hate clowns
Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:01 AM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:53 AM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:57 AM
Google = Don't be evil >>> Don't be caught doing evil >>> Censor people who catch you doing evil.
Hey Google, be careful of the friends you pick. Samsung can get away with that on their home turf, but this isn't South Korea.
This post has been edited by Hologram: 23 February 2013 - 09:07 AM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:52 AM
Who cares? Apple has, on the other hand, applied for several patents on electronic devices that can be worn on the wrist. Slap-bracelet design, touch-sensitive flexible AMOLED screen, wireless streaming of video to/from other iDevices, powered either by solar cells under the display or by turning the user's kinetic energy into electricity.
Read all about it: http://www.patentlya...rives.html#more
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:05 AM
My employer uses a Citrix solution for remote network access and it uses Java.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:09 AM
A lot of in-house business, educational and scientific applications. It provides an environment (possibly the best) for cross platform application development.
This post has been edited by ingus: 23 February 2013 - 10:11 AM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:24 AM
I agree. Google isn't exempt from scrutiny. Either is Apple. They are "largely" compliant with consent and disclosure, and certainly not alone. Retailers are probably the most notorious for using, abusing, and selling personal information.
So, acknowledging that corporations work to their own benefit and purpose, I don't understand the support they get from their "fans" since they have competing interests.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:49 AM
A stock's price is based on how confident its shareholders, buyers and sellers are of the company. Confidence is a flighty thing. All it takes is an electrifying article to terrify investors, and the stock price will nosedive. Want to kill off a company? Get some hack writers to manufacture an electrifying campaign of doubt and gloom, and you see the stock tumble—despite how much it has in the bank and how successfully its products are selling.
I'm doing a Mr. T. on the whole thing. I pity the fool that thinks Forbes authors know what they're talking about.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:54 AM
Actually... Tim Worstall doesn't even realize that Mac users stopped using Mac OS in 2000, when OS X was introduced. Although there were a few examples of Mac viruses for Mac OS (in use 1984-2000, with many fewer users of Macs than today), there have been ZERO viruses for OS X (in use from 2000-present, with many more users than those who used Mac OS).
Maybe Tim Worstall still thinks we are still using Mac OS... which just shows how ignorant he is about modern operating systems.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:09 AM
No, that's not what's happening. Forbes acquired a company called True Slant, which was a platform on which just about anyone with a pulse could become a contributor -- similar to the Huffington Post in its early days. Forbes acquired True Slant and its business model.
The upside is that Forbes now has a lot of people contributing articles for free or very low pay. But the downside is huge as the Macalope takedowns exemplify. Forbes once stood for quality business journalism. But the True Slant model has tarnished the Forbes brand, possibly beyond repair. I stopped reading because I don't like having to look to see if the article was written by a Forbes reporter (and edited) or written by some random dude (and not edited).
It's not the Macalope's job to point out if the writer is a Forbes staffer or someone working outside of the editorial process. Instead, it's Forbes' job to ensure a quality product. Malcolm must be rolling over in his grave. eWeek has suffered the same fate by the way -- a once great publication that has devolved into linkbait.