Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 20:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless RIM just announced some pretty disastrous financial results, but in the press release, there's something very telling, and quite worrisome for those of us rooting for the Canadian company: BlackBerry 10 has been delayed until the first quarter of 2013. I don't want to call it at this point, but it ain't looking good.
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RE[2]: Not again!
by mrAmiga500 on Fri 29th Jun 2012 13:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Not again!"
mrAmiga500
Member since:
2009-03-20

And killing QNX in the process, my god NOOOOOOOO!


Damn it. I've been waiting for decades for QNX to become successful - yes, decades - I first used QNX back in the mid-80's on the Canadian-made Burroughs ICON (Microtel).

Actually, as a Canadian, this failure of RIM comes as no surprise. It's just another in a long line. Once a Canadian company becomes large and successful, it invariably gets destroyed through incompetence, American buyouts or mysterious conspiracy. ATI? Nortel? Avro? Inco? Alcan? Eatons, The Bay, Tim Hortons? Where are the Canadian car companies? (even frigging Madagascar has its own car company)

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RE[3]: Not again!
by zima on Fri 29th Jun 2012 15:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Not again!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, as a Canadian, why do you have a very American computer in your avatar and nick? ;)
(yes, Commodore had some Canadian beginnings - but that was largely before computers; and they simply moved; and Amiga team was a Bay Area affair)

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RE[3]: Not again!
by bbell on Fri 29th Jun 2012 20:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Not again!"
bbell Member since:
2006-05-04

Don't forget Corel!

Oh yes I remember the Icon computers from high school. A bunch of us were the "PET" gang, so we worked hard to annoy those people trying to administer them.

We really found it handy that the password file was unencrypted so once you got root (using "login +s and login" and a few CTRL-D/Z sequences) you had all the passwords. Add to that the fact you could redirect output of any command to another computer (and it was a telidon graphics display so you could display annoying graphics!) it made high school quite amusing.

Ahh the days!

Edited 2012-06-29 20:59 UTC

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RE[4]: Not again!
by mrAmiga500 on Sat 30th Jun 2012 09:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Not again!"
mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

We really found it handy that the password file was unencrypted so once you got root (using "login +s and login" and a few CTRL-D/Z sequences) you had all the passwords.


Ha! I got all the passwords too, then made the stupid mistake of showing a friend how I did it. He showed others and suddenly everybody was hacking everybody's account. Some even started stealing my programs to pass off as their own and get better grades. That's when it stopped being fun. ;)

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