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Apple could donate $70-90b and drain all Google's assets, bankrupting them and Apple would have change left over.I think it would have been better if charities came together for these events and shared the cash around. The people taking part are mostly doing it because of the appeal of the ice bucket but realistically, every charity can't come up with their own viral nomination game. I think each charity should be clearer on their needs for operating and chances of...
The freemium model itself isn't the problem but how people implement it. Some developers don't like taking the risk that not enough people will pay money and so they try to force people into paying for something and that's when people say they'd have been as well asking for an upfront payment if they were going to force the payment anyway.They had this model years ago with software and it's used more in desktop software where they just have a demo that can be fully...
I didn't make that claim and I'd expect most prior acquisitions to have been kid-oriented but I do think their comedic use of iconic characters ruins them a little as shown in the above ad and I expect future ruination by them.Yeah it looks ok, the robot at 1:10 is pretty cool. The voices sound odd but they can't have the same actors forever.LucasFilm wasn't a company geared towards kids, Disney is. As mentioned above, if it's run as a separate brand they'd allow more...
Disney has a certain way of putting across a story:http://www.cracked.com/article_18589_7-classic-disney-movies-based-r-rated-stories.htmlThey sanitise storylines for kids and they are too mainstream. They were pitched Back to the Future:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Future"Gale and Zemeckis finally decided to pitch Back to the Future to Disney. "They told us that a mother falling in love with her son was not appropriate for a family film under the Disney...
You mean a 2014 Macbook Pro or this particular deal? It's practically the same model as last year, hardly anything changed so if there's a deal on a 2013 model with a warranty, it's not much different. They are decent machines either way. They do have a generation old dedicated GPU, they could have moved to the 800M series but I suspect this is down to a future move to all integrated. Broadwell GPUs would be able to move ahead of the 750M but would struggle against the...
The theme of the post was loosely around staying true to what made the originals iconic, there were a number of Superman examples, hence the skip note. The link was J.J. Abrams wanting to depart from the Superman story in Superman Returns and now working on Star Wars. He might try to do the same but it depends on if he's working from a script made a while ago.You can't just say why not do it because a great many sequels are better not done like Back to the Future 4 I...
They might but J.J. Abrams is one to watch. He apparently submitted a script for Superman Returns that had a story where Krypton survived:http://www.supermanhomepage.com/movies/movies.php?topic=jjabrams-reviewhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348150/trivia"When offered the director's chair, Bryan Singer rejected J.J. Abrams script as too far a departure from the source material. Abrams story re-imagined Superman as a Kryptonian prince sent to earth as a baby to avoid an...
It does look like they're going to ruin the franchise somewhat. These mini-games are probably just serving to build interest in the franchise for the upcoming Episode VII:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/You can see the photo there of Vader taking a selfie. They're just making a joke of the whole thing. Casting the same actors from nearly 40 years ago is going to be a challenge too:If Disney had control of the franchise from the beginning, you can bet they wouldn't have...
I think it's good that they've at least started to make an effort and let's not forget that Adobe and even Apple did the same sort of things years ago. Adobe took 10-12 years to make their software Cocoa and 64-bit. Apple never made Final Cut Pro 7 Cocoa nor 64-bit, same with Quicktime Pro and look at what's happened with Aperture. They didn't wait as long as 7 years without a new version but they still caused headaches. Quicken and Quickbooks (not sure why they have so...
I didn't think the numbers were so high for smaller Android devices and that's Google's own data:http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/16/phablet-smartphone-tablet-sales-growing-apple-missing-out-canalysSomething doesn't add up here though. Canalys says there that 1/3 of devices sold now are above 5" and we're always reading reports about how current Android sales share is 80% or more but according to Google's data, they aren't eroding the install base of small...
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