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Homepage http://geekbravado.com
Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > Steve Jobs Resigns
19. Re: Steve Jobs Resigns Aug 24, 2011, 20:38 Parallax Abstraction
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 20:35:
I've had the pleasure of meeting Tim Cook, and he's a fantastic guy.
But he isn't what Apple needs in a leader. Apple needs a visionary. It needs someone to come up with brilliant strategy.

Tim is a guy you have execute brilliant strategy. Remember Mark Hurd? Mark was great at execution, but terrible at strategy. As such he ran HP into the ground (after being a golden boy for executing the previous CEOs strategy.)
Tim is far less arrogant and far more aware of his limitations, but he's still limited in vision and strategy. He's one of the best #2s in the business, but I'm not convinced he's a #1. At least not for Apple.

Do you think he's going to stay the CEO or just be there on an interim basis until they find someone else? Jobs' resignation letter says appointing him is part of a "plan" but that's not specific Cook's permanence as CEO.
 
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News Comments > Steve Jobs Resigns
15. Re: Steve Jobs Resigns Aug 24, 2011, 20:32 Parallax Abstraction
 
The USPTO is the reason patent trolls (in the sense of the ones who produce nothing and only sue people) exist. They clearly don't know what they're doing and tons of articles from very smart people who don't have anything to gain from the current system agree. Many of the software, UI etc. patents they grant get granted because they don't understand them or their implications because the USPTO is largely staffed by people who don't understand modern technology.

As I said, the bigger culprit here is the broken system and I did not infer that anything Apple has been doing with patents is illegal. Anti-competitive, I believe so yes. The iPad is selling because millions think it's a well made device, not because of anything they patented. They're trying to stomp out the Samsung Galaxy Tab using patents but the Galaxy Tab didn't amount to a rounding error in sales compared to the iPad. You compete by making a better product, not by litigating your competitors until you bankrupt them or get their products banned. The patent system was not designed for that.
 
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News Comments > Steve Jobs Resigns
11. Re: Steve Jobs Resigns Aug 24, 2011, 20:18 Parallax Abstraction
 
DrEvil wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 20:14:
Apple does not patent troll. Patent trolling is always associated with someone that doesn't actually produce product or innovate.

You may think they haven't innovated, but they at least do actually produce product, therefore you can be angry at them for actually trying to use their patents, but calling them a troll is inaccurate at best.

Apple both produces products and innovates in the market space.

They do not even remotely fit the definition of troll.

They have every right to be angry with competitors that have copied design, form, and function of their products instead of trying to do something new.

They may not be a troll in the sense you describe I agree. But they have applied for and gotten incredibly wide ranging patents on very low level concepts that nobody should have had issued. I will say straight away that that is more of a sign of the incredibly broken and easy gamed US patent system but Apple's happily playing that game. Many of the patents they are suing over should never have been granted to anyone and if say, Samsung was abusing those to go after someone else, I would fault them just as much for it. Apple makes products with those patents yes, it doesn't mean they should be entitled to them all.

Anyway, I won't derail this any further.
 
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News Comments > Steve Jobs Resigns
10. Re: Steve Jobs Resigns Aug 24, 2011, 20:15 Parallax Abstraction
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 20:12:
I'm glad to see people aren't dropping the usual "He deserves to die!" comments you'd expect on here.

Whether you like or loathe his company's products, he's still human, and watching your life drain away from you is a horrible thing.

+1. I do not at all approve of the ways he does business. From overpricing his products, patent trolling, severely curtailing what paying customers can do with their own products to creating a cult of personality that makes people thinks Apple products are infallible when in fact, they're some of the most fragile available. But I would never wish real world harm on a person for those things. I hope he manages to make a recovery or at the very least, spends the rest of his life in happiness.
 
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News Comments > Steve Jobs Resigns
5. Re: Steve Jobs Resigns Aug 24, 2011, 20:04 Parallax Abstraction
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 20:03:
Godspeed, Steve. You're a better man than your critics give you credit for.

^D^

Tell that to Google who just bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5B, largely to help fend off patent trolling by Apple.
 
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News Comments > Steve Jobs Resigns
2. Re: Steve Jobs Resigns Aug 24, 2011, 20:02 Parallax Abstraction
 
Not really. He's been on medical leave since January.

I have no love for the man or how he does business but I hope this isn't due to severe deterioration of his health. I do not envy Tim Cook at all. I've always thought that the insane cult of personality around Steve Jobs greatly diminishes and reduces the contributions of all the other Apple employees, the ones who take his low level ideas and actually design and manufacture the products that makes them so much money. No matter how Tim Cook drives the company forward, no matter how many more hit products come out under his watch and no matter how much value he created for Apple shareholders, everyone will always say he's inferior to Jobs. The success and fortunes of what is now the world's largest company should never be so closely tied to one person.

All that said, I don't expect to hear an iota of any other kind of real news in the tech press for a couple of weeks which is a huge sign of what I just talked about.
 
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News Comments > Full Metro: Last Light E3 Trailer
3. Re: Full Metro: Last Light E3 Trailer Aug 23, 2011, 14:51 Parallax Abstraction
 
I rented Metro 2033 for 360 last year because my PC at the time couldn't hope to run it in any detail. Loved it and just picked it up again on PC now that I have a shiny new rig. Can't wait to play it again and more importantly, to play this the way it was meant to be. The gameplay has some flaws but the atmosphere is top notch.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 21, 2011, 19:41 Parallax Abstraction
 
Congratulations From Dust buyers, you're all the reason Ubisoft thinks their DRM works and why they don't need to bother putting more effort into PC ports.  
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News Comments > EA Revival Possibilities
10. Re: EA Revival Possibilities Aug 18, 2011, 12:25 Parallax Abstraction
 
Iurand wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 12:20:
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 11:54:
HOW ABOUT YOU MAKE A NEW ULTIMA, YOU FUCK.

They've made a new Origin, though.

Oh NO you di'int!
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 To Feature Dedicated Server Support
15. Re: Modern Warfare 3 To Feature Dedicated Server Support Aug 17, 2011, 13:53 Parallax Abstraction
 
I'll rent this on 360, blow through the campaign in an afternoon, play about an hour of the multiplayer, realise it's still not very good, full of cheaters and nade spammers and send it back.  
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News Comments > Dishonored Interviews
2. Re: Dishonored Interviews Aug 17, 2011, 00:04 Parallax Abstraction
 
Is it Darkest of Days you're thinking of perhaps?  
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News Comments > Epic Working on 5 New Games, Unreal Engine 4, Has PC Plans
1. Re: Epic Working on 5 New Games, Unreal Engine 4, Has PC Plans Aug 16, 2011, 11:15 Parallax Abstraction
 
Talk is cheap Mr. Capps. Epic has said a lot about the PC before that they haven't followed through on. Back up what you say and I'll start to take it more seriously.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Will Require Origin
20. Re: Battlefield 3 Will Require Origin Aug 11, 2011, 16:33 Parallax Abstraction
 
What I can't figure out is what's the benefit of having to use your browser to find servers instead of just doing it through the game? How does doing it through the web improve the experience for either the player OR EA?  
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News Comments > Alpha Centauri TMs
3. Re: Alpha Centauri TMs Aug 11, 2011, 11:53 Parallax Abstraction
 
Alpha Centari is one of my favourite games of all time. It does scare me though that since 2K owns Firaxis, they wouldn't make it. Games like that are unfortunately very niche now and EA is not interested in niche stuff anymore. A good developer could make this awesome but yeah, if this becomes more Facebook micro-transaction shovelware, I will have to declare vendetta.  
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News Comments > No Assassin's Creed Revelations PC Demo
10. Re: No Assassin's Creed Revelations PC Demo Aug 11, 2011, 08:40 Parallax Abstraction
 
If I recall, these games never got demos on the 360 or the PS3 either until the last one and even that was just a multiplayer beta. I thought that's what this was supposed to be as well.  
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News Comments > DRIVER San Francisco PC Delayed, No Demo, Mac Version TBD
14. Re: DRIVER San Francisco PC Delayed, No Demo, Mac Version TBD Aug 11, 2011, 08:36 Parallax Abstraction
 
Rhett wrote on Aug 10, 2011, 22:06:
It's out on 360 at the very least, and it's pretty boring/bland with bad writing. Cars feel like tanks, even.

Can't really recommend it to anyone...

Check out Dirt 3 or GRiD if you need to get your race on.

This. I tried the 360 demo last night and it's pretty bad. It's weird because they clearly put some work into their engine (the cars look great and it never dipped below 60FPS) but the writing was bad, the driving model was terrible and the way they attempt to explain the "shifting" mechanic is so stupid I was like "They aren't serious with this are they?" You aren't missing much with this.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming
4. Re: Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming Aug 10, 2011, 10:59 Parallax Abstraction
 
Wow, way to kick the hornet's nest right when you're at the height of trying to sell your new product Tim.  
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News Comments > Team Bondi Assets Sold
3. Re: Team Bondi Assets Sold Aug 9, 2011, 22:45 Parallax Abstraction
 
entr0py wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 22:21:
I wonder what IP Team Bondi owned. L.A. Noire was their first and only game. And I would assume that Rockstar owns the IP rights.

They basically have nothing except their equipment and what staff hasn't run for the hills. Rockstar owns LA Noire and their face scanning technology is owned by another company they created to manage it. No one seems to know if that was part of this deal or not. Without either of those things, they really have very little to offer. Supposedly many former Team Bondi members went to work for KMM to get away from Bondi and Brendan McNamara's reign of terror and now they're terrified that he may be in charge of them again. This guy's a scumbag and it's really sad to see him keep getting bailed out of the messes he causes.
 
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News Comments > THQ Closes Studios, Drops MX vs. ATV For Now
2. Re: THQ Closes Studios, Drops MX vs. ATV For Now Aug 9, 2011, 22:37 Parallax Abstraction
 
At the rate THQ is slashing studios, they're not going to have many developers left soon. It really appears like they've backed the wrong horse with Danny Bilson. Every major AAA title that's been released in his time at THQ has at very least not met expectations and in many cases, been an outright flop. They've been slashing staff and studios like mad trying to stop the bleeding but his initiatives are really not working out.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 8, 2011, 11:58 Parallax Abstraction
 
AMD's getting into the RAM business? Good lord why? There's like no margin in it anymore. A whole bunch of companies are desperately trying to get out of it.  
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