* Posts by RudyF

8 posts • joined 24 Feb 2014

Apple takes another swing at Epic, says Unreal Engine could be a 'trojan horse' threatening security


30% is highway robbery. No, 30% is fair

Has somebody actually done the numbers on this? It's very doubtful that Apple, Google actually provide a breakdown in their financials.

But surely a court can force the App store profit/loss statement into the open, can't they (like that Idiot's tax returns, eh?)

I think it's about time they do.

Deadly 737 Max jets no longer a Boeing concern – for now: Production suspended after biz runs out of parking space


Re: ... the FAA's statutory mandate to "promote" the aviation industry

"This was not a failure of engineering per-se, but rather an attempt to engineer a way around regulations "...

Clearly, this was both. Engineering failed, spectacularly, one might add. And the blokes at the FAA "allowed" that to happen...

Apple won't be appy: US Supremes give green light to massive lawsuit over App Store prices


In a word, yes!

In fact, one can see the the same happening (in reverse) in reaction to tariffs. Importers are increasing prices to offset money they are forking out to the government.

Apple takes an axe to its App Affiliate Program


Re: Other opinons are available

"my out-of-warranty MBA died ... it cost me nothing".

This "land far, far away" ... Atlantis?

Micro Focus offloads Linux-wrangler SUSE for a cool $2.5bn


Re: Makes no sense

The numbers quoted do NOT equate to a P/E of anything; the article has no mention of P for profits, instead quoting an R for revenue figure.

Having said that, a comparison to Red Hat (revenue 800 odd million, market cap 23 odd billion) suggests the price paid for SUSE (revenue 200 odd million) is very reasonable. Btw, Redhat's P/E is a whopping 59!

Google aims to train two million Indian Android devs by 2018


Hmm ... Syntax error?

So you don't want Europeans to learn to code and you also are against outsourcing? Hmm...

Got an Android mobe with a virus? Congrats, you're The One Per Cent


Re: Ouch

"If Android would take over that approach it would go some way towards making it safer."

I seriously doubt that.

There's no essential difference of the two approaches. An android app demands that the user looks at all its permission requirements prior to installation while an iOS app demands the same when it's first run. Further, being able to "turn off" specific permissions granted to an iOS app is equivalent to the Android "disable this app" option.

Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream


Re: Oh...

"unlikely to loose out"

Precisely. They do have most users in a noose!


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