A message to my fellow Americans

PSA:US Embassies are a small patch of American soil located in another nation. You, I, any US Citizen is to be safe & protected while there. The raiding and murder of an American citizen is an act of war.  Only those delusional to think pacifism works or actually side w/ the enemy would do nothing about it.  The only correct course of action is a full-scale military incursion.  Allowing any kind of extremists to get away with doing so, will only encourage more such actions. We the American people cannot stand by and allow our leaders to do nothing.  A message needs to be sent, please contact our ELECTED officials in Washington and demand proper action be taken. 

Published in: on September 12, 2012 at 5:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“The goal should be for curators to compete, not for curation to be declared illegal and unholy by the “open” zealots.”

Posted by Kontra
Via counternotions.com

Published in: on May 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

I have had this conversation many times

Mike explains it well. Apple has figured out how to continuously expand their income while avoiding true monopoly status. As this situation has unfolded it has been interesting to read the prognostication about the possible investigation into Apples practices. There are those who would like for it to end up forcing Apple to allow Flash, but it turns out that it is probably about Apples upcoming iAd program. My favorite comment under this article is by SubGenius, it sums the article well.

SubGenius says:
I don’t understand why people have such a problem with the iPhone OS.
Apple has created a simple dichotomy that keeps things really simple(which is a good thing).
1) Create a native app and play by their rules.
2) Create a web app – anything goes
3) Take your ball and go home


Published in: on May 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm  Comments (1)  
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This article doesn’t mention Apple……

It doesn’t have to say anything about the iPhone manufacturer. None, excluding anti-Apple bigots, will be able to read the article without thinking about them. If they don’t own an iPhone they know someone who does. They will ask how it handles these issues and make an educated decision.


Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 11:30 am  Leave a Comment  

Apple once again makes “pundit” synonymous with “wrong”

The key stat is a profit increase of 90% with only a 50% rise in income. Normally these two are at least closer if not reversed.


Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 10:39 am  Leave a Comment  
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This is the best explanation i have found to explain why Apple’s solution is best

This is what Apple does best, take someone elses idea and make it better. Ok, so I know some geeks who are willing to trade battery life for more control. But the average person doesn’t care. They just want it to work all day and not crash.


Published in: on April 15, 2010 at 9:29 am  Leave a Comment  
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Yes, there’s an app for that too

Need to run a country whilst you are out? Yes Virginia, there’s an app for that! Ok maybe not just one app, but an iPad.


Published in: on April 15, 2010 at 9:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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My iPad Thoughts

For decades we have heard from the technorati that we need a new paradigm in how we interact with our computers. Apple through the iPhone/iTouch and now the iPad have delivered just such a thing, and now all the “geeks” are up in arms because they can’t change this or plug in that or some pie-in-the-sky ideal that everything has to be “open”.  Where open means leave it porous enough that I can hack it to pieces while I complain about it being insecure.

Engineering is about tradeoffs, what do you leave out, what do you leave in. Chose any two good, fast, or cheap. There is no free lunch. Apple has delivered a product that through the App Store does 90%+ of what a laptop can do. And 98%+ of what a netbook can do. While also adding a list of things it does better than either. If you need to do serious computing, the iPad wasn’t designed with you in mind. If you want a highly-portable, long-lasting battery, handheld computing device then it may be.

What the iPad has delivered is another splinter amongst geekdom. For several decades the computing universe has been at the mercy of a select few of us who have the technical know-how to bend computers to our will. The average user just wants email, web, youtube, and facebook to run without them having to take a class to do it. This leaves us now with two factions of geeks, those who want to remain in control, and those like myself that want Aunt Margaret to be able to do it without me. I for one am tired of being the first on everyones fast dial list. The family IT department. I welcome the iPad with open arms and ecourage everyone who doesn’t fall into the “geek” category to get one. It will make my life easier. Thank you Steve and Co.

Published in: on April 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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iHnatko on the iPad

The recurring theme is that those who have “fondled” it, love it. All others speak of that which they do not know.

“If you’ve been honking on and on since January about how the iPad is “just a big iPhone,” you’ll want to lie low for a few more weeks before appearing in public with your new toy. It takes a big man to admit that he’s wrong; I applaud your sentiment….”

Published in: on April 1, 2010 at 5:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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An Apple Family Loss

Apple fans lose a great influence and great friend. My own experience is limited to getting to talk to him when I ran conference calls at my old job. Good man, really knew his business.


Published in: on March 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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