Originally Posted by sprockkets
It only got your numbers, NOT the VM PASSWORD OR hardware details.
Uh oh, Android requires permission to allow apps to get to your information. Damn, what shitty security it has, giving people the power to deny access to personal information.
As the article notes, DVD Jon wrote that Google shouldn't demand that Android users be CS PhDs to understand the implications of installing software and being given a ton of opaque, absurd "do you agree" mumbojumbo that offers all the security of Vista's UACs.
Originally Posted by sprockkets
Really? MR. DED said Natal would be vaporware just like Courier. So, is Natal/Kinect available for sale, selling 2.5 million of them, or is it still stillborn? Did Win7 flop too? And if the CDMA iphone comes out, what then?
You can argue semantics all you want.
All I ask from Dan is this: "I was wrong." Apparently like Steve Jobs, neither can do no wrong.
No, you want to keep repeating lies as rapidly as you can because you don't think anyone will catch you in them. I posted an answer to your accusations that you replied to, so you know very well that you are outright lying about this ridiculous matter of the Wii-Xbox game controller as if it is some serious matter. It isn't, but your lying about it is getting old.
As I noted before, I did a Google search of RoughlyDrafted.com and couldn't find any mention of Kinect. I did see a half dozen references of Project Natal, the code name of Kinect. Nowhere did Daniel "predict" that this would be a "complete and utter flop based on his research." Are you intentionally lying, or does it come natural?
In one article, he describes MS' Xbox division as "a home entertainment business that has rarely made any money despite billions in investment. Its brightest star is an imitative effort to copy the interactive controller that Nintendo debuted for the Wii back in 2006. When you hear vaporware incantations of Project Natal, it means youve stumbled into a seance of the faithful trying to reanimate Microsofts relevance as the god of imitations."
So rather than calling Kinect a "flop," he called it Microsoft's' "brightest star," albeit an imitative effort to copy the Wii controller.
Also, a year ago, he said of pundits: "It also gets tedious to try to string along a pretense of excitement about such duds as Surface and the vaporware dreams of a year or two out: Project Natal, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows were getting serious now Mobile 7, while still maintaining a straight face."
Calling Natal "vaporware of a year or two out" was certainly accurate to do a year ago.
Shortly before that, he wrote "Microsoft is also well known for advertising bullshit it cant deliver. Bill Gates talked up OS/2, floated a vision of Cairo that never materialized, falsely proclaimed himself the Moses of tablet computing, and blew so much vaporware at competitors (Bob, ActiveMovie, DirectMovie, Surround Video, Chromeffects, WinFS, SPOT, Mira, PlaysForSure, Advanced Streaming Format, Soapbox, Longhorn, Surface, Natal, Courier) that it wouldnt exactly be a surprise if the company decided that the best way to compete with bad news was to generate some distracting good news that just never seemed to materialize after peoples attention spans moved on."
Project Natal was certainly "vaporware aimed at competitors," even it if eventually materialized in what must be a nearly profitless product more than a year later. The company has managed to sell it to a tiny fraction of the Xbox 360 installed base (2 million of about 45 million Xbox 360s).But since Daniel never referred to Kinect as being a "complete and utter flop," you should certainly stop repeating the lie that he once did.