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Old 09-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #286
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I don't like the idea of that browser much. Too much walled garden and big brother watching for me.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #287
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Like I said this morning, some analyst say Kindle Fire is being sold 50 bucks below any profit and actual cost. At least, that's why some experts say.
I wonder about that claim, actually. Consoles can play the razor/razorblade game because of their lifespan and total lock-in, plus their healthy margins (games cost $60 retail).

At $200, I doubt Amazon is making much margin-but I'd be surprised if they were taking a 25% loss on each unit-just seems pretty high. I suppose this could just be to grab market share at first.
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And yet I notice you have a Sony PRS-350 which does not have a card slot .
It hit the hundred dollar point caveat on sale, although I had to wait for it to ship from Canada. If I could have gotten a new screen for the pocket pro easily, I would have..
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I don't like the idea of that browser much. Too much walled garden and big brother watching for me.
Did you read their T&C notice for the browser? Pretty interesting stuff.
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Amazon Silk optimizes and accelerates the delivery of web content by using Amazon’s cloud computing services. Therefore, like most Internet service providers and similar services that enable you to access the Web, the content of web pages you visit using Amazon Silk passes through our servers and may be cached to improve performance on subsequent page loads.

Amazon Silk also temporarily logs web addresses  known as uniform resource locators (“URLs”)  for the web pages it serves and certain identifiers, such as IP or MAC addresses, to troubleshoot and diagnose Amazon Silk technical issues. We generally do not keep this information for longer than 30 days.
I wonder if people will trust Amazon with this information more than, say, Apple or Microsoft if they were to do something similar. Or maybe no one will read the T&C anyways
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:52 PM   #290
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Did you read their T&C notice for the browser? Pretty interesting stuff.


I wonder if people will trust Amazon with this information more than, say, Apple or Microsoft if they were to do something similar. Or maybe no one will read the T&C anyways
No I had not read it, just thinking about what it was and what that means.
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Kenny, you're too paranoid ... ... just joking ...
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:02 PM   #292
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Kenny, you're too paranoid ... ... just joking ...
Never trust a computer (or company!)

Of course it's not like the CIA isn't already tracking our every click and character typed.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:07 PM   #293
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Like I said this morning, some analyst say Kindle Fire is being sold 50 bucks below any profit and actual cost. At least, that's why some experts say.

http://www.slashgear.com/amazon-will...sold-28183762/

So, everything is and will be about Amazon's content of course.
Analyst, pfft.

The months preceeding today's announcement saw article after article of claims and speculation, citing analysts and mysterious sources whose info turned out to be mostly garbage. I mean what the hell: MC Siegler writes a "I saw it and these here are the details!" type article, cited by half the tech sites on the internet, that turns out to be 90% incorrect. Before that could be verified, however, he wrote an updated article changing the details from the first, which once again caused a huge stir and was cited by a gillion media outlets, and it still got some things wrong.

Seriously I don't know how some of these bloggers and analysts retain credibility, or why tech journalists continue to quote them.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:16 PM   #294
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Analyst, pfft.

The months preceeding today's announcement saw article after article of claims and speculation, citing analysts and mysterious sources whose info turned out to be mostly garbage. I mean what the hell: MC Siegler writes a "I saw it and these here are the details!" type article, cited by half the tech sites on the internet, that turns out to be 90% incorrect. Before that could be verified, however, he wrote an updated article changing the details from the first, which once again caused a huge stir and was cited by a gillion media outlets, and it still got some things wrong.

Seriously I don't know how some of these bloggers and analysts retain credibility, or why tech journalists continue to quote them.
Yep, if only they were all in the otter family.
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Is there anyone who is not happy?

Well a little bit anyway.
I am not happy! Where the hell's my Fire? I ordered it this morning!
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:24 PM   #296
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What? We're not going to have a release party with people camped out and lined up around the amazon stores a week before? Oh wait there are no Amazon stores, this is all by mail order..dang..how dull! Sheesh!
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What? We're not going to have a release party with people camped out and lined up around the amazon stores a week before? Oh wait there are no Amazon stores, this is all by mail order..dang..how dull! Sheesh!
You could set up a tent by your mailbox if it makes you feel better...
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Hmmmm...
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Is there an App for that?
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