Linked by David Adams on Thu 19th May 2011 17:41 UTC, submitted by Hans Otten
Apple Well, this will come as no surprise to OSNews readers, but as outlined in a recent BBC documentary, UK neuroscientists have studied brain scans of hard-core Apple fans and have found that their mental reactions to Apple imagery are quite similar to scans of religious devotees' brains when shown images of their iconography. The DigitalTrends article summarizing the finding singles out Apple users, but I think we all know that, RDF aside, this is not an Apple-only phenomenon.
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RE: Comment by merkoth
by WorknMan on Thu 19th May 2011 19:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by merkoth"
WorknMan
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lol apple fanbois!!!1


Honestly, I don't know what's worse... Apple or Android fanboys. One would think Fandroids are a little more informed, but when Netflix for Android comes out supporting like six phones (including the Droid Incredible, but NOT the Incredible 2) and they still insist that fragmentation on Android doesn't exist/isn't a problem, you have to wonder what Kool-Aid they've been drinking.

Note: I like Android and have a Droid Incredible myself, but even the most enthusiastic supporters of a platform need to be realistic about its problems. For example, iOS REALLY needs a better notification system and the option to be untethered from iTunes.

Edited 2011-05-19 19:54 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by merkoth
by robojerk on Thu 19th May 2011 21:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by merkoth"
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2006-01-10

Netflix only working for six phones is an artificial fragmentation.

Anyone with a rooted phone can get Netflix to work on their device. I own a Motorola Droid, running Android 2.3.3, I have Netflix and it performs fine. We should be asking why Netflix just didn't release an app for all Android phones, who paid them off to only support the magic 6?

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RE[2]: Comment by merkoth
by _txf_ on Thu 19th May 2011 21:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by merkoth"
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2008-03-17

but when Netflix for Android comes out supporting like six phones (including the Droid Incredible, but NOT the Incredible 2) and they still insist that fragmentation on Android doesn't exist/isn't a problem, you have to wonder what Kool-Aid they've been drinking.


That is hardly the fault of android. Netflix only supports those phones due to the paranoia of the mpaa and their ilk. The qualcomm chips have a drm module that netflix needs. The program is perfectly capable of running on ther devices.

However, regarding fragmentation ...
Yes, there is fragmentation, as a consequence of choice and variety which far better than the monolithic iphone or the (practically) WP7 clones.

Since when have we expected pcs or even macintoshes been expected to homogeneously run any piece of software equally? it would be pretty boring and this site would have absolutely no reason to exist.

Fragmentation is only a major problem if you choose to view it as such.

Edited 2011-05-19 21:20 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by merkoth
by merkoth on Thu 19th May 2011 21:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by merkoth"
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2006-09-22

Note to self: Avoid joking in OSNews.

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RE[3]: Comment by merkoth
by JAlexoid on Fri 20th May 2011 15:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by merkoth"
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2009-05-19

That is hardly the fault of android. Netflix only supports those phones due to the paranoia of the mpaa and their ilk. The qualcomm chips have a drm module that netflix needs. The program is perfectly capable of running on ther devices.

You are probably not aware that Netflix officially supports Nexus S, which does not have a Qualcomm SoC. Nexus S has Hummingbird from Samsung.

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RE[2]: Comment by merkoth
by spiderman on Fri 20th May 2011 06:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by merkoth"
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2008-10-23


Honestly, I don't know what's worse... Apple or Android fanboys.

They are totally different beasts. Apple is a brand and Android is an OS. There are Android fanboys but they are fragmented. They are not a single mass with a single message. They come from different backgrounds and they don't repeat the same message from the same leader. Some of them are reactionary anti Apple fanboys who see Android as a counter power, some of them adhere to the free software political ideology, etc. Very few, if any of them just repeat what Google says.

Edited 2011-05-20 06:07 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by merkoth
by Nth_Man on Fri 20th May 2011 07:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by merkoth"
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2010-05-16

"Fan" comes from "fanatical", and you'll see fanatical comments and thoughts (even the "that's this way", "that it's wrong", "I'm right and you are not", etc) in a lot of fields, specially if there are options to choose.

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