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Wed Mar 18

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 5:37 AM

Re: this is what long-term looks like

The author writes "That has now made CarPlay an industry standard, and left rivals such as Microsoft and Google struggling to catch up."
Last time I looked at this space there was massive overlap between CarPlay & Android [more]

Tue Mar 17

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 7:24 AM

Re: Fall Launch? Apple TV Talks W/Content Providers

And The Verge ...
http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/16/8228631/apple-tv-service-c...

This combined with the HBO Now announcement could signal a [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:49 AM

Re: Siri vs. Android voice recognition

Perhaps it's my slight Arnold Schwarzenegger accent :)
Not sure if you are speaking tongue-in-cheek however Google are (rightly) very proud of the ability of it's voice recognition technology to manage a large variety of accents. At least [more]

Mon Mar 16

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:45 AM

Re: Seems like a legit complaint

Well ...there are a couple of good reasons why having undeleteable apps is a poor way to go for any OS (and including iOS).

1) It increases the 'insecurity footprint' or perhaps better it increases the footprint of the OS that must be [more]

Tue Mar 10

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:53 AM

Re: Where's my DVD drive?

Well to be fair ... the MacBook Air 2008 was a bit of a dud - essentially it broke little ground (except for it's thinness) as it was basically a super thin Netbook - and it didn't appear to sell that well. The 2010 MacBook Air well that was the [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:40 AM

Re: USB-C?

Personally - while appreciating all the aspects that Common states above - I'm at a bit of a loss as to why only the single USB C port. The MacBook would almost have been as clean with another USB C port on the other hand side. In fact that would be [more]

Wed Feb 25

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 3:48 AM

Re: Noodles NDLS $19.57 Down 29%

And I'd be surprised if those charges fully apply (or even at all) to Amazon. Given Amazon's size it'd be able to command great/the best6 pricing from all delivery suppliers, providing a lot of negotiation lee-way and even more so if the contracts [more]

Wed Feb 11

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 11:45 AM

Re: Apple is Doomed!

The unique encryption & privacy codes built into the A8 are such a great privacy & security feature. It means that the unique identity of each A8 device is unchangeable (for better & worse).

Tue Feb 10

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 12:54 PM

Re: Achilles Heel

I think this unsupported meme that it is inevitable that "some device" is going to topple Apple is the reason for Apple's tendency toward low valuations despite "Hall of Fame" type business success perenially. It all rests on [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 12:26 PM

Re: Achilles Heel

But frankly, I refuse to believe that android phones are "problem free." You simply can't take a software, allow dozens of OEM's to skin it and modify it to their own desires, put it on a variety of hardware builds, and have it 100% [more]

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platykurtic posted to the Apple board. 12:08 PM

CarPlay to go wireless ...

... with iOS 8.3 which has just been released into Beta testing.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/carplay-gets-wireless-support-w...

A huge usability [more]

Mon Feb 9

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:00 AM

Re: Achilles Heel

I am curious, however, since I am sure Samsung phones have equivalent (if not identical) issues. Where do you take a Samsung tablet or phone when it locks up or doesn't otherwise perform as expected? (I have a friend with one and yes, he has had [more]

Wed Feb 4

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platykurtic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:45 AM

Re: Next Week's Bloodbath At IBM...

This post was written by Mark Stephens (aka Robert X Cringely) who has now almost made a career of bashing IBM. In 2007 Stephens/Cringely reported that IBM was about to lay off 150,000, which he later revised to 100,000, then 75,000 etc. Maybe he [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Last RoundUp board. 4:03 AM

Re: the MSFT Puzzle

A lot of MSFT transition technology is only now maturing (Windows 10, Surface, Office 365, Azure.)

I am not sure what you mean by maturing here. Azure is still in growth phase. It has a great growth ahead. I have just read an industry
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Tue Feb 3

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platykurtic replied to the Last RoundUp board. 12:54 PM

Re: the MSFT Puzzle

Interestingly, the last time I commented on MSFT the trends were similar, so it all seems to be playing out similarly quarter to quarter.
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platykurtic replied to the Last RoundUp board. 12:44 PM

Re: the MSFT Puzzle

MSFT is in a transition with units showing Q2 2015 revenue growth(& loss) rates that vary from -25%- -15% for consumer & Xbox to +46% for Commercial Other, & high 20%s to 30%s for not insignificant revenue lines (Phones & Surface). At [more]

Fri Jan 30

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 4:32 AM

Re: FB v GOOG(L)

I think buying Waze, Nest, SkyBox, DropCam, Songza, SpaceX, et al were really good ideas.

And for Facebook that would include Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus. The most important one going forward is probably Atlas, which can really help focus
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Tue Jan 27

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platykurtic replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 4:27 AM

Re: Shadowrun Returns...

Shadowrun Returns: Hong Kong has now passed $700K which means that all the extra content originally foreseen is now fully included.

So Harebrained Schemes have added a $1M funding level that adds a further 4-5 hours of content.

Fri Jan 23

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platykurtic posted to the Card & Board Games board. 7:53 AM

Top games for kids by year ...

As data-mined from BGG's rankings by fivethirtyeight.com.
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Wed Jan 21

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:52 AM

Re: Who succeeds in MI, and who fails.

ay, you just start MI, and you looked at all the screens, and you picked yey, and just as you picked it, for the first time in a long time, it stopped working.
2014 YEY under-performance should more or less be expected. From 1986-2014 YEY [more]

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