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 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[7]: it's about time
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 8th Jan 2013 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: it's about time"
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Oh you damn idiot, I am literally lost for words now. That quote is from Eric Hoffer's classical work "The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements"

Never read it, or heard about it. So sue me. After you get done with all the name calling.

And you COMPLETELY missed what that quote means. Hint: Christians usually don't refer to their deity as "a god".

Yes, I know that--but in reality, it's just as imaginary as every other god mankind has made up for the various religions out there. There is exactly one, more than one, or absolutely no god(s) in existence depending on who you ask--obviously the closely-related religious groups in question only wants you to believe in "theirs," because otherwise you're going straight to the fiery depths of hell that they made up just for you. I am not looking at this from a Christian point of view; did you seriously expect me to? Some people believe in multiple gods... but not the Christian one. I believe in none, yet I realize that "theirs" is not the only one any one has ever made up, nor is it the first. I already said I don't believe in a god or devil, therefore that quote is meaningless to me.

Anyway, congratulations for completely missing the mark. I wonder if your other opinions base on similar mind acrobatics.

Congratulations to you, too, for completely failing to make a point by hiding it in nothing but flames and nonsense.

Edited 2013-01-08 20:39 UTC

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