Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Jan 2013 14:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And so this situation is starting to get ridiculous - and consumers are, as usual, caught in the middle of it all. Google has just blocked Windows Phone devices from accessing Google Maps on their phones. In addition, it also seems Windows Phone users are now restricted to the basic HTML version of the mobile GMail website. While understandable from a defensive perspective - Microsoft's extortion scheme targeting Android device makers and all that - it's still a massive dick move that only hurts consumers. Update: the media attention has worked - Google is backpedalling, and will remove the redirect. "We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we deliver the best experience for those users. In our last test, IE mobile still did not offer a good maps experience with no ability to pan or zoom and perform basic map functionality. As a result, we chose to continue to redirect IE mobile users to Google.com where they could at least make local searches. The Firefox mobile browser did offer a somewhat better user experience and that’s why there is no redirect for those users. Recent improvements to IE mobile and Google Maps now deliver a better experience and we are currently working to remove the redirect. We will continue to test Google Maps compatibility with other mobile browsers to ensure the best possible experience for users."
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RE[5]: it's about time
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 8th Jan 2013 19:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: it's about time"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

"A movement can exist without a god but never without a devil"

As a satanist who does not believe in the generically-named imaginary god that Christians claim to worship and who does not view "Satan" as the evil deity that they do, do I really give a damn to read an article with such a subtitle? Further, its (and your) use of the word "freetard" (and "Metrotards") doesn't exactly lead me to believe that anything insightful and of real maturity can be gained from it, either.

Wake me up when those two "words" make it into a real dictionary, and then maybe I'll take it seriously. It's funny that I didn't even mention any "free software" operating systems or applications (only commercial) and you're still just tossing that "freetard" word (if you can call it that) around. And I don't even know or care what a "GatesSatan talk" is, so I'll just not bother with that one and assume that it also will never make it into a dictionary.

Sorry, I don't talk fairy tales, cults and superstitious mumbo-jumbo. Drop the religious nonsense and false words and try again.

Edited 2013-01-08 20:10 UTC

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