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[2]: Comment by merkoth
by _txf_ on Thu 19th May 2011 21:18 UTC 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[4]: Comment by merkoth
by Moredhas on Fri 20th May 2011 08:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by merkoth"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Hi, you must be new. Welcome to the internet. After the Eternal September, humour was outlawed here.

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RE[4]: Comment by merkoth
by testman on Fri 20th May 2011 14:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by merkoth"
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2007-10-15

Exceptions are made for jokes that are still funny. ;)

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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"
JAlexoid Member since:
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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