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Comment: Re:USB C still inherently fragile (Score 1) 392

by DCstewieG (#49225961) Attached to: Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's Proprietary Connectors?

To be fair, my iPhone was having intermittent charging issues and I found that I needed to pull quite a bit of lint out of the lightning port. I was able to carefully shovel it out with a pin pretty easily but it might be harder on the USB-C with the tab in there.

Comment: Re:Vibration messaging on the Apple Watch (Score 2) 471

by DCstewieG (#47872491) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Just to confirm...you're upset that they implemented exactly the feature you wanted?

And while I think your post was forward looking, I'm going to take a wild guess and say it wasn't the design document for the Apple Watch. And if it was, well, I'm glad they didn't take your suggestion of a lightning connector.

Comment: When We Left Earth (Score 5, Interesting) 81

by DCstewieG (#45096619) Attached to: Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies At 88

If you have Netflix streaming (or want to go through some hassle), check out When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions. Absolutely fantastic documentary on the space race and the way I recently learned about his landing. For reasons outside my control, I was not alive until many years later.

I totally get the conspiracy theories about a fake moon landing. I know we did it. But looking up at the moon, it's hard to believe it.

Comment: Re:Apple makes money either way... (Score 4, Insightful) 348

by DCstewieG (#44867397) Attached to: Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

The point of the 5C was to break into markets where the 5S is too expensive to gain big market share.

According to who? That's what pundits wanted and assumed but it should now be obvious that it's not what Apple wanted. For the time being, they're still happy with their premium device strategy. You only have to look as far back as the iPod and iPod mini to see what they're doing.

It should be noted the iPhone 4 is still being sold in China.

Comment: Re:They make me sick (Score 1) 482

by DCstewieG (#43183773) Attached to: Windfarm Sickness Spreads By Word of Mouth

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Federal_coal_subsidies#External_Costs_of_Coal_Plants

The study concluded: "Our comprehensive review finds that the best estimate for the total economically quantifiable costs, based on a conservative weighting of many of the study findings, amount to some $345.3 billion, adding close to 17.8/kWh of electricity generated from coal. The low estimate is $175 billion, or over 9/kWh, while the true monetizable costs could be as much as the upper bounds of $523.3 billion, adding close to 26.89/kWh. These and the more difficult to quantify externalities are borne by the general public." The average residential price of electricity at the time of the report is 12/kWh.

Comment: Re:OS that doesn't do anything isn't cracked.. (Score 5, Insightful) 178

by DCstewieG (#43122845) Attached to: Chrome OS Remains Undefeated At Pwnium 3

You say that like it's a bad thing. A glorified web browser with incredible security is exactly what a good amount of people should be using. Hell, I know someone who would get along fine if their computer did nothing but Facebook, let alone the rest of the web.

I find it hard to believe (though it's getting easier) that even geeks who have trouble seeing the world outside their little techy bubble can complain about this. I've seen the idea of an internet "driver's license" come up on these boards but then something that protects people from themselves is shit all over. Well done.

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