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Comment: Re:'Cause if there's 'legitimate rape' (Score -1) 1469

by Lars T. (#41080701) Attached to: The Mathematics of 'Legitimate Rape' and Pregnancy

I don't get all this hubbub about "illegitimate rape" and what it means. It doesn't mean anything, because there's no such thing. Akin was using "legitimate" as an intensifier, not a qualifier. The opposite of legitimate rape isn't "illegitimate rape", it's consensual sex. What Akin meant was that if you got pregnant from a rape, it wasn't rape. You enjoyed it, you slut.

Actually, he now made clear what he really meant: "I was talking about forcible rape, and it was absolutely the wrong word."

Because "forcible rape" is the right word and now it all makes sense. Women who scream while getting raped don't get pregnant. Only women who are drugged or unconscious get pregnant - but still shouldn't be allowed to get an abortion.

Comment: Re:Another overblown news story (Score -1) 1469

by Lars T. (#41079563) Attached to: The Mathematics of 'Legitimate Rape' and Pregnancy

Yeah, the dude is a douche, no question. But even as someone totally opposite of probably everything he believes, I knew what he was saying was women forced to have sex vs those who lie about it afterwords. And what he thought might happen, as pointed out be earlier poster, isn't entirely unbelievable.

Which is a new sign of misogyny not yet mentioned: he actually believes that women claim to have been raped just so they can get an abortion. Sick Fuck he is.

Comment: Re:Nice specs...but.... (Score -1) 683

by Lars T. (#40324305) Attached to: Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors

Are you sure? Macs are usually able to take larger memory modules than were available at the time of release.

He probably bought a pre-Sandy bridge MPB just over a year ago. Pretty sad for a not-even-18-months-old line to be limited to 8GB, but that's Apple for you.

It must suck so hard to be you

Anyone in the market for one of Apple's new Thunderbolt-equipped 2011 MacBook Pros would be forgiven for thinking the machines only support up to 8GB (2 x 4GB) of RAM since that's what's listed on the tech specs and is the maximum build-to-order option available through Apple. However online store OWC says the new 2011 MacBook Pro models can actually support up to 16GB (2 x 8GB) and is selling the 8GB sticks you'll need to make it happen.

Comment: Easy solution (Score -1) 573

by Lars T. (#40324187) Attached to: Apple Yanks Toddler's Speech-Enabling App
Turn on Airplane Mode on the iPad (IOW turn of all networking). Copy the current version of iTunes and the Library to a different computer. Remove everything but the iOS backup and that one app. Don't ever connect that instance of iTunes to the internet. If your iPad breaks, only restore from that instance. Buy a handful of used iPads.

That way no update can wipe the app. No evil deathray from Apple can wipe it. And you're still a grand cheaper off than any alternative even after buying a new iPad (or whatever tablet you want) for the parents.

Comment: Re:Shut up and take my money! (Score -1) 683

by Lars T. (#40298183) Attached to: Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors

I find it difficult to imagine the average joe requiring 2880 x 1800 displays anyways

That's not the point of this display. It's to provide extremely high-quality images and text at roughly the same size (in e.g. inches) as on the 1440x900 display.

Go to Best Buy and look at the difference between the iPad2 and the iPad3 (or New iPad or whatever.) Go to a webpage and look at the text. If you see a difference, that's what they're talking about. If you don't see a difference, then the "Retina" display probably isn't for you.

Look at the pictures on that web page, see any difference, if you do your kidding yourself because they are at 72 dpi, the images will be not better quality with a retina display that with any other display.

Unless you are looking at a web page where the developer actually provides hi-res images for hi-res displays. http://www.webmonkey.com/2012/03/what-the-new-ipads-retina-display-means-for-web-developers/ Best demo is (who would have thought) www.apple.com.

Comment: Re:Thanks for the heads up, Apple (Score -1) 160

by Lars T. (#40268307) Attached to: Samsung Sues Aussie Patent Office In Apple Suit, Apple Sues Back

The problem is that they cannot go elsewhere without the quality of their product suffering immensely.

So you are saying that Apple uses only the very best parts, and that those happen to be build by Samsung, and that there is no chance that any other company can build them? Okay, the first part I can believe.

Comment: Re:is this fixed? (Score -1) 110

by Lars T. (#40268271) Attached to: Apple To Unveil iOS 6 At WWDC 2012

Now go back all the way up to the first post where a question was asked, "can I run any software I want on my own device". Not with the app store, you can't.

Now go back to the post before the app store was first mentioned as a way to get around the limit that any app could be run by "only" 100 people. You know, where the claim that you couldn't run any app you want on an iPhone was disproven, and the goal post moving started.

Comment: Re:Thanks for the heads up, Apple (Score 1) 160

by Lars T. (#40255057) Attached to: Samsung Sues Aussie Patent Office In Apple Suit, Apple Sues Back

If I were in charge of Samsung, I'd have had "supply difficulties" long ago, around about the time of each new lawsuit. It would be hard to prove a deliberate malicious reduction in supply, and furthermore, hard to say if that's in fact, illegal. Nobody is forcing Apple to use parts made by their primary competitor.

That would only result in Apple going elsewhere, and Samsung losing a lot of money and then suing Apple for being anti-competitive.

Apple

+ - Apple fined $2.5 million for false advertising->

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Whiney Mac Fanboy writes "Apple has agreed to pay a $2.25 million (AUD) fine (along with 300k legal costs) to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commision for misleading advertising. Apple misrepresented their iPad product as being a '4G' device, when in fact they're only compatible with a very small percentage of 4G networks around the world. The Age online has the full story."
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Cellphones

Smaller SIM Format Standardized 83

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New submitter mk1004 writes "ETSI members have approved a new, smaller SIM format. 'The fourth form factor (4FF) card will be 40% smaller than the current smallest SIM card design, at 12.3mm wide by 8.8mm high, and 0.67mm thick. It can be packaged and distributed in a way that is backwards compatible with existing SIM card designs. The new design will offer the same functionality as all current SIM cards.' Nokia is not happy about the decision, as they believe their version was superior, but they say they're prepared to license the patents essential to the standard."
Social Networks

+ - Klout scores and users get clouted->

Submitted by bizwriter
bizwriter (1064470) writes "If you have an account on Klout, the site that ranks social media users by perceived influence, you might have noticed a big drop in your score during May. If so, it may have been due to a bug that the company says affected less than 1 percent of users. But in that time, you might have been judged and even potentially lost out on a job opportunity because your score was too low. And that raises the question of whether businesses are paying too much attention to a measure of influence that is opaque, unchallengeable, and potentially flawed at any given time."
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Comment: Re:A lot of words (Score -1) 311

by Lars T. (#40135829) Attached to: Apple Fires Back At DoJ Over eBook Price Fixing

It's the latter. You cannot sell your book cheaper anywhere than iBooks - it must be your cheapest price (or the same as everywhere else). Where I live, the government would call that a clear cut case of collusion, and they would get that contract clause smacked down so hard they'd be reeling for years. Not so coincidentally, Apple doesn't offer iBooks here.

I didn't hear you complain about Amazon having the exact same clause in their contracts for longer than Apple.

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