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People at r/conspiracy are like "I told you so" :). Also free software supporters are feeling same thing I hope.

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I also check slashdot for humor. Most of the time they are childish. But some comments have deep humor, like this one http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3779397&c...

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Well there was a service named Aiderss that did ranking based on internet popularity which was renamed PostRank[1]. Google bought the company behind it in 2011 and discontinued the service instead of integrating it in Google Reader.

[1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostRank

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One example of this is pud's launching of fandalism.com. When he announced the site on HN[1] some HNers complained about Facebook only login. But he was still able to get 400,000+ signups within 3 month[2].

[1]https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3559081

[2]https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3850739

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A facebook "only" login is the key here. Given a choice many people rather create a new login or not use facebook.

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It's neat that they apparently got 400k sign-ups, even though they only had the Facebook Login option.

I really do wish that people would at least offer something other than a single method for us that don't like linking together everything though.

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How much do you know about that country besides regular media propaganda? Now lets look at it from other side

http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/np5dh/iran_some_...

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Well for Google Drive you pay almost $30 annually for extra 25GB space. $10 per year for 20GB if you use SkyDrive. Plus both Google Drive and SkyDrive support online doc editing. So yes it is really too much for paying $10/month for 100GB space which I may not use fully for foreseeable future.

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> MS wants enterprise to adopt Win8 Pro on Intel devices. Which practically all are around 1000$ and have a battery life of 4 hours.

Not all devices will have 4 hours of battery life. For example core i5 Acer Iconia W700 is reported to have 7 hours of battery life by engadget http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/14/acer-iconia-w700-review/. Also intel clover trail is also reported to have good power efficiency. We will know the truth in next 6 month I hope.

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In 2-3 years Google Play will bring half of Google's total revenue. Only god and google knows what will happen during that time.

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Also there is a popular thinking among Apple apologists that Samsung is copying Apple and taking Apple's lunch. In reality Samsung single-handedly proved Apple wrong on various things. They created a market for "phablets", proved that stylus is still relevant in normal operation, content creation. If Apple have implemented half of the feature presented in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L930NbUKgJY Apple will be hailed for "revolutionary innovation". Until then Apple knows that users do not use these "features".

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Phablet, yes. Definitely a strong niche.

Stylus No. I have 3 co workers who have Galaxy Notes (or Note II) and none of them use the stylus while I've seen them. They all say it's nice, but none admit to it being key or even useful.

There is no killer app for the stylus, when an onscreen-keyboard or finger would do just as well. Even finger-based signatures are pretty easy with modern smartphones' capacative touchscreens.

The only thing a stylus allows is for UI elements and hit areas to be smaller - and not many folks (other than Win8 geeks it seems) are clamoring for that on their smartphone or tablet. In fact, I know folks who run iPhone apps on their iPad because the hit area is 4x larger and much more easy to operate.

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I assumed that the killer app for the stylus would be Chinese and Korean character entry. Any actual Asians want to validate or dispel my assumption?

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Korean at least is an alphabet fairly easily entered via a standard qwerty keyboard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KB_South_Korea.svg

The letters are composed into blocks describing syllables, rather than strings describing words as in Latin alphabets, but entering letters on the keyboard is the same.

Might help with Japanese but I can't really speak about that.

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I would have praised him if he have made universities that are on par with Stanford, MIT (which would have cost 1/10th of cost of current development). They have seen shinny Vagus but failed to see why they shine.

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Regrettably, there's more to great universities than throwing money at it. It's important to remember that the country has no educational history. 50 years ago the few inhabitants there were barely literate, and few of those who could read had ever read anything but the Quran.

That said, Abu Dhabi is actually trying to do just that. They're buying off entire departments of western universities, offering generous research grants if the department is relocated to Abu Dhabi. The idea is to bootstrap a tradition of higher education.

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