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Comment: Re:Memory doesn't cost that much. (Score 1) 217

by squiggleslash (#47958289) Attached to: Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

I agree Google shouldn't have omitted the SD card slot from their Nexus series. It's one of many reasons I'll never buy a Nexus device again.

Nobody here is talking about swapping SD cards constantly. What's being talked about is not caring about the capacity of the device you buy. You store apps on the device as there's more than enough space even when they have tiny amounts of memory like 16GB. You store data on one, single, micro SD card. When you run out of space on your micro SD card, you buy a bigger one and copy your data to that.

That way, upgrading your phone is just a matter of swapping the SIM and SD cards. Your data follows you. It "just works". Rather than the inordinately stupid idea, popularized by Apple and slavishly copied by Google, of copying all your data across from one device to the other, either directly, or via the cloud, all umpteen gigabytes of it. That's ridiculous, that's absurd, and manufacturers should recognize that's a massive inconvenience nobody wants.

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 319

by PopeRatzo (#47958151) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

You're a ridiculous, abject moron.

No argument.

For the record, the ad-hominem in question was calling Marlin's integrity, intent, and legitimacy into question as your justification for calling his position and opinion unviable and of no value.

Please quote the part of my original comment where I did any of that or even implied any of that.. Otherwise, you may just be full of it.

Comment: Re:More people would have joined up (Score 1) 262

n a similar way, around here they are trying to promote the annual flu shot.
You get a free Klondike Bar with your flu shot.

I hear they're bringing them shots right out to the trailer park now. The whole Cuyler clan got them shots, except Early, who said it was all a plot and no goddamn body's gonna give him any flu shot because he don't wanna catch the autism.

Damn Obama...

Comment: Re:And we're surprised why? (Score 1) 262

BUT I will say with a company a person can quit or stop purchasing the companies products.

Unless you happen to want to connect to the Internet and you hate the one company in your location that offers broadband connectivity. Oligopolies are the order of the day.

Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score 0) 262

I understand the Ronald Legacy Project has preserved every pair of Depends that Ronald Reagan crapped in during his final two years in office. They'll never forget Reagan (which is more than Ronald Reagan could have said during his last two years in the White House, which, according to testimony to the commitUtee investigating Iran-Contra, he didn't remember a bit. I tended to believe him.).

Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score 2) 262

I just want to point out that all of your citations are from before the enrollment deadline. I think your latest post was from April.

How about something a little more recent?

In fact, if you follow the website attacks on Obamacare based on the number of people enrolled, you will find a deluge of articles leading up to April of 2014 and then...silence. You'll still find other attacks, but none based on the number of newly enrolled. Then, in May, you see a lot of articles saying, "Well, OK, a lot of people enrolled, but how many actually paid?". And then, based on insurance company data, it turned out that the people signing up for exchanges actually paid at a higher rate than the general population signing up for health insurance.

There are good reasons to criticize the ACA, but the number of people who have gotten coverage for the first time because of the law is not one of them.

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 319

by PopeRatzo (#47956571) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

. I merely pointed out that as someone who works in the field I might be qualified as a person making an informed choice and not just one of the sheep buying what they're told.

A show of hands here: How many of you know someone who "works in the field" who doesn't really know his ass from an RS 232 connector?

Or maybe the view from inside the brotherhood of computer techs is somewhat different from the view from outside. You might want to make note.

Not you, Marlin. You're probably a fine person and an excellent computer tech. But beware of making appeals to authority. They are a logical trap.

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 319

by PopeRatzo (#47956529) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

If someone calls themselves a chef or a foodie, it may not make them right when they say how long you should boil pasta, but it means their opinion about it IS based on care, thought, and knowledge

Wow, is that ever a crock. So, a person calling themselves a foodie means they've have exercised "care, thought and knowledge"? If I call myself a world champion surfer, does that mean I've ever waxed a board? Appeals to authority are one of the most dishonest forms of fallacy:

An Appeal to Authority is a fallacy with the following form:

Person A is (claimed to be) an authority on subject S.
Person A makes claim C about subject S.
Therefore, C is true.

But maybe you're just not familiar with logical fallacies. Well, that's something about which I know a thing or two to snatch a phrase from esteemed computer tech Marlin Schwanke. And you will not find an "ad hominem" anywhere in my post. If you think you also know a thing or two about fallacies, I invite you to point mine out. The purpose of my post was to point out the fallacy via sarcasm. There was no ad hominem. I didn't say Marlin Schwanke was stupid, or that all computer techs are stupid or that he's somehow a bad person or a Republican. I just pointed out the absurdity of claiming this authority as if it meant something.

I'll just bet you're a computer tech, too. And that, my friend, you can take as an ad hominem.

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score -1, Flamebait) 319

by PopeRatzo (#47954583) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

I am a computer tech. I repair tech all day long. I know one or two things about technology in general.

This is what's known as the, "Do you know who I am?" argument, and it's always a big winner.

If somebody tells you they "know one or two things about technology", you better BTFU because there are so precious few of these Masters of All Technologies that their pronouncements are as precious and rare as rubies.

So you Apple H8'ers out there better just sit down and shut up and learn something from Marlin Schwanke. Who is a computer tech.

Comment: Re:If this works, then Microsoft is doomed. (Score 1) 100

by PopeRatzo (#47952973) Attached to: Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

Now comes the mobile phone, as people tend to upload pictures of their glorious bodies

The dick pic is the killer app of mobile phones.

I've always said this. I'm trying to remember the first time I held a mobile phone with a camera in it, but I'm pretty sure the first thing I did was reach for my zipper.


SteadyServ Helps Keep the Draft Beer Flowing (Video) 48

Posted by Roblimo
from the software-and-beer-are-a-natural-partnership dept.
"With iKeg's Technology We Guarantee You Will Never Run Out of Beer," boasts the SteadyServ website. As you listen to interviewee Mike Flockenhaus, though, you'll realize almost immediately that SteadyServ isn't making equipment for home use, but for bars and taverns that serve draft beer. Here's another good line from their site: "With the new iKeg® system, we aim to ensure that you get your beer, in the right place, at the right time. We also want to simplify the lives of all the hard-working people in the beer industry. After all, wanting and having your beer are not the same thing." Even better, it looks like they're hiring. Wouldn't it be wonderful to help keep America from running out of draft beer? (Alternate Video Link)

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat. -- Ambrose Bierce