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  2. What competition? There is none as sad as it is. That could change now with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft really wanting to make a play for this market, this could be thier chance to do it, Google have been good by being one of the best but price also plays a factor in all this as well. If Android phones start to become more expensive that have Google software and services, thats a big incentive to look for alternatives and the likes of Microsoft and Amazon have deep pockets and have already shown they want to get into this market. Google could really be shooting it's self in the foot here, ironiclly. pushing the price up plays right into the hands of the EU because it proves that Google have too much control over that eco system of Android, it also plays into the hands of rivals. Google needs to think careful about it's actions here before it back fires on them.
  3. It's a great job in fact, this is exactly what the EU wanted as this gives smartphone markers a much bigger incentive to look for alternatives to Google products and services which is exactlly what the EU wanted. Expect the likes of Amazon and Microsoft to take full advantage of this but more likely is that Google will pull back and lower to fees to amost nothing because they can't afford to have too many looking for alternatives in a big market like the EU because thoes companies will them use them world wide which is risky for Google. I love how the EU is always one step ahead lol. What is the "much bigger incentive" exactaly? You can fork Android since, like, forever. How is Microsoft mobile initiative doing? Pretty great I imagine. How about that Amazon Underground? Still rocking I guess. The real incentives here are: - Google making Andorid an OS even more doll without Play Services. If then, whats the point of using Android? Who will develop those built.in apps? OEMs? Oh f.... - Google to lock for good the Play Store for non-certified deviced. Goodbye to the xda roms scene. Thanks... - Google pressuring partners/developpers to not even try to be listed in aternative stores, or say goodbye the north american market. That will turn great... - OEMs cornered to accept the deal to avoid the added cost of supporting another branch of developpment for a small proportion of a specific market that will probably go nowhere. Sounds even better... A step ahead in the cliff maybe. Price is always key when it comes to these kind of things, Google can't afford it's ware to cost more as that plays into the hands of rivals and the likes of Amazon and Microsoft have deep pockets and a big incentive to make a play on this, this could be a big opening for them if Google lets that happen. Beside, this could be great news for another reason, to open up Android even more because at the moment, Google have too much power and say over what can and can't be donw with it which for a open source project is pretty bad really.
  4. YouTube in a nutshell. No, YouTube is this: "You have violated the DMCA. We don't know why or how, but just that you did!"
  5. Allow the mob to rule your platform, and you'll forever be at their mercy. 2018, we got it so damn good that we need to invent things to be upset about. The easiest solution is to not have thought police. We have freedom of speech in the United States. A company would do well to not get politically involved and let their platform turn into Reddit.... politically. Only censor illegal activity, then people will complain about the content of the platform. Response from company: "We tried censoring our platform and you all complained, now we don't. So here's what you can do: Go use another twitter. Oh wait, there isn't one!"
  6. "It's an excuse to justify why Hillary lost and it's also used to censor back and forth." Yes, we should ignore all empirical evidence and not critically analyze the effect of false information being disseminated... Because this is all a deep state conspiracy by Hillary, and we should never allow beliefs to change with facts. (She went back in time to post all the false stories shared in 2016 just to make excuses, thank God that she wasn't smart enough to use the time machine to change the actual election instead.) If we abandon our beliefs and accept facts that might be favorable to Hillary, then she will magically become the President. (The lizard people let her use their time machine - I heard it on Alex Jones.) We need to put our fingers in our ears and scream "lalalalalalalalala" - and avoid anything that could challenge what we think is true. We can't allow Hillary or the lizard people to alter the timeline by revealing useful information to them. It is time to stand proud and reject critical thinking and all adverse information as we have been instructed by our deal leader, the all knowing stable genius Trump! Praise our dear leader! All Hail Trump! /s This is now the dumbest ######ing thing I have read all day. What the hell is wrong with people that reject basic information and critical thought? It is possible to read a ######ing book without eating the pages. (facepalm) The truly amazing part of that is just how deeply they believe what they know to be BS. They ain't about the hard work of critical thinking... Or thinking for that matter. It appears that you two are too biased to realize the COMPLETE BIAS OF THE NEWS MEDIA. President Obama destroyed the countries economy, put more people on food stamps and welfare, and did nothing to stop ISIS. He captivated to America's enemies and the media NEVER had anything bad to say about him [with the exception of Fox]. President Trump comes to office and the media pisses themselves every day on what he is doing wrong. Never mind the fact the economy is recovering after 8 years of an incompetent socialist president, more Americans are back at work and off food stamps, and ISIS is almost nothing more than a ###### stain on history. But you both have proved your points.... just in the way you didn't expect to. Critical thought is too hard for the leftist that lost the election who have nothing but rabid hate for the current President. It's easier just to follow the Democrats hateful lead, continue assaulting conservatives, and echo everything the news media says [unless its Fox. If it's Fox, it's instantly not credible because it's "impossible" for liberals to be biased.]
  7. Oh no, how dare democratically elected politicians object to anti-competitive business practices! What monsters! But seriously, Google has been abusing its dominant market position and the EU is one of the few political institutions willing to take a stand for consumers. Google has been illegally dictating to manufacturers what they can and cannot install on phones in order to further Google's advertising revenue. The EU's ruling is designed to increase competition in the market and if Google increases its price too much then that just paves the way for competitors to offer alternatives. Competition is essential to healthy markets and it's disappointing that so many people here don't understand that. Democratically elected politicians? We are talking about the E.U here, the ones who make the rules are democratically elected at all, they are chosen by different countries government. The only thing vote for in the E.U is the farce they call the European parliament who have no more power than a paper bag. People can change what is on their phones, they do not have to use Googles search engine,. so if we are going that route, them MS needs to allow people to search via other search engines from the search box on windows 10. Oh how interesting the Unelected E.U commissioners have allowed MS to buy github. The E.U is about as trustworthy as that idiot called Trump. You might as well stop talking out of your arse, EP ministers are elected by the people, not appointed by the government. I did say the only thing we vote for is for the European parliament, it is the over paid commissioners that are unelected and they are the ones who makes the rules. The European parliament is just there to look like we have a say Unelected != undemocratic. Each democratically elected government puts forward a European Commissioner to represent their nation. Those commissioners do not pass laws but they do draft laws to be presented to and voted upon by MEPs, who are directly elected by constituents. Based on your username I assume you're from the UK. If so then you do realise the UK has an unelected upper house and head of state, right? I'm going to have to ask you to explain how the EU is less democratic than the UK. The irony is that I remember reading a few years ago that the EU is more democratic then the UK, will have to see if I can find that article, in any case it should be easy enough for people to research it up.
  8. US companies are usually not constituents of the EU... You clearly missed the point. Google charging $40 to the device manufactures is a consequence of incompetent EU politicians creating more barriers and regulations in the tech industry that doesn't serve any purpose other than being a "gesture" that the politicians are "trying" to do something. The $40 fee being charged to manufacturers will inevitably end up being paid by residents of the EU, aka the constituents. Glad to help you understand macoman's comment! I see things diffrentlly, this gives Google's rivals a big incentive to look for alternatives to Google's products and services, expect the likes of Amazon to take full advantage of this. While I can see your point of view, I disagree. The Google Play store is highly used [but needs serious work to eliminate crap-quality apps] compared to companies such as Amazon. Most users of Android aren't tech enthusiasts and would be looking for the Play Store by default. Also, companies like Amazon don't really have much quality software as far as I've seen, such as the Kindle Fire I bought 3 years ago [so my opinion is outdated]. They do have great services though. From a financial standpoint, I'm sure companies will just offer a different app store with different solutions for google apps. We should remember that most consumers will use whats installed by default, the Play Store became the biggest because it's installed by default, this new ruling could change all that if Google does ask a high price for access to it's products and services because it would give rivals a big incentive to look elseware.
  9. I really don't see consumers wanting to turn to yet another app store and essentially a new ecosystem. Consumers didn't ask for this, EU politicians overstepped here. I bet You didn't see consumers wanting anything else other than IE, but thankfully here we are in IEless world once the alternatives got their chance.
  10. What is the point in having their own app store? They would have to start from scratch, look what happened to the MS phone because of lack of apps. If Samsung is going to do that then they may as well come up with their own OS as well, but since they can not even put a skin on their phones with out it being bloated, I would not like to see an OS produced by them. You got several things completely wrong in just few sentences. Number One: Samsung phones use mostly Android and App Store would not be started from scratch as apps are already there...Number Two: Samsung already has their own OS called Tizen, used on their phones in selective markets like India and on their Smart Watches, possibly TVs too. Number Three: It is clear that either You haven't used anything Samsung's Android related in the last couple of Years or You haven't used it at all. Samsung's "skin" over Android has come a long way since Android 2.3. They are far from a perfect company, but get Your facts straight.
  11. TrekRich

    Facebook hires U.K.'s former Deputy PM Nick Clegg

    Hopefully this will hasten the demise of facebook. No one is forcing you to use it. and i don’t, society would be better with out it. https://www.theguardian.com/te...utive-ripping-society-apart
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  13. Hey Nick, dipsylalapo and I been working this out via PM, going to include you in it so that you can see what's going on Thank you
  14. Given that today is Saturday I would give it a while. Some people prefer a little break from work-related activities a couple of days a week. If you still haven't heard anything by Monday let me know and I'll see with Steve if he can contact the company.
  15. Sony, Nokia, Huawei, LG might too.
  16. Oh no, how dare democratically elected politicians object to anti-competitive business practices! What monsters! But seriously, Google has been abusing its dominant market position and the EU is one of the few political institutions willing to take a stand for consumers. Google has been illegally dictating to manufacturers what they can and cannot install on phones in order to further Google's advertising revenue. The EU's ruling is designed to increase competition in the market and if Google increases its price too much then that just paves the way for competitors to offer alternatives. Competition is essential to healthy markets and it's disappointing that so many people here don't understand that. Democratically elected politicians? We are talking about the E.U here, the ones who make the rules are democratically elected at all, they are chosen by different countries government. The only thing vote for in the E.U is the farce they call the European parliament who have no more power than a paper bag. People can change what is on their phones, they do not have to use Googles search engine,. so if we are going that route, them MS needs to allow people to search via other search engines from the search box on windows 10. Oh how interesting the Unelected E.U commissioners have allowed MS to buy github. The E.U is about as trustworthy as that idiot called Trump. You might as well stop talking out of your arse, EP ministers are elected by the people, not appointed by the government. I did say the only thing we vote for is for the European parliament, it is the over paid commissioners that are unelected and they are the ones who makes the rules. The European parliament is just there to look like we have a say Unelected != undemocratic. Each democratically elected government puts forward a European Commissioner to represent their nation. Those commissioners do not pass laws but they do draft laws to be presented to and voted upon by MEPs, who are directly elected by constituents. Based on your username I assume you're from the UK. If so then you do realise the UK has an unelected upper house and head of state, right? I'm going to have to ask you to explain how the EU is less democratic than the UK.
  17. How about making W10s various GUIs/menus/visuals/apps more consistent...? Figure out the all-in-one-style and expand it to every aspect of the OS: no more different contextual menus; no more back button in titlebar in one app, below in another; not more modern icons in one place, classic icons in another; etc....
  18. goretsky

    Add citations in a Word document

    Hello, It seems like every time I do a paper with citations it ends up with a different format than the previous one. We tend to follow Chicago Manual of Style at work... except when we don't and end up using MLA or some weird hybrid. A lot of what gets cited are URLs, as opposed to books or periodicals, so I suppose there is some reason for why things keep changing. I still put in two spaces after a period, though, much to the annoyance of our editing team. Regards, Aryeh Goretsky
  19. Battery life sure is horrible.
  20. Hello, What's the voltage on the battery? I've seen computers with CMOS problems when the voltage drops below +2.950 VDC. Regards, Aryeh Goretsky
  21. Nice to see, F-Droid has had this for a while now. https://www.f-droid.org/en/2017/07/03/cuba.html
  22. I still wonder if my smoothly and perfectly functioning core 2 quad desktop + 3rd gen i5 surface pro are safe due to those velnerabilities. From my understanding, solutions were found for the newer core processors only
  23. It's a great job in fact, this is exactly what the EU wanted as this gives smartphone markers a much bigger incentive to look for alternatives to Google products and services which is exactlly what the EU wanted. Expect the likes of Amazon and Microsoft to take full advantage of this but more likely is that Google will pull back and lower to fees to amost nothing because they can't afford to have too many looking for alternatives in a big market like the EU because thoes companies will them use them world wide which is risky for Google. I love how the EU is always one step ahead lol. What is the "much bigger incentive" exactaly? You can fork Android since, like, forever. How is Microsoft mobile initiative doing? Pretty great I imagine. How about that Amazon Underground? Still rocking I guess. The real incentives here are: - Google making Andorid an OS even more doll without Play Services. If then, whats the point of using Android? Who will develop those built.in apps? OEMs? Oh f.... - Google to lock for good the Play Store for non-certified deviced. Goodbye to the xda roms scene. Thanks... - Google pressuring partners/developpers to not even try to be listed in aternative stores, or say goodbye the north american market. That will turn great... - OEMs cornered to accept the deal to avoid the added cost of supporting another branch of developpment for a small proportion of a specific market that will probably go nowhere. Sounds even better... A step ahead in the cliff maybe.
  24. Ok before I start, I tried to get this sorted out via email but haven't received anything for over a day. Muhammad emailed me saying that I won "Money Lover". All was good, downloaded the app and then I went to put my code in and it wouldn't work (invalid code). I then sent a reply like the one below: I also included a screenshot as well. The reply I got was I responded with my email address along with a screenshot showing my user details while logged in. All this taken almost 24 hour ago and I haven't heard back (even to say that it's being looked into). Does anyone knows what going on? Thank you
  25. ah, now it's getting closer to Opera. They just need that pop-up context menu when you highlight a text, native adblocking, messengers side panel, native dark theme, customizable speed dial, click-tab-to-go-top-click-again-to-go-back, and the new Opera touch feature where you send yourself links from mobile to PC or reverse (Flow is the name I think!) and it'll be as good.
  26. People are flocking away from Google and Facebook. Maybe the human race as a chance after all.. Don't bet on that! Don't really see a need for this.
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