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Comment: Re:Multiple accounts (Score 5, Funny) 262

by Lynchenstein (#43945561) Attached to: What Features Does iOS 7 Need?
Cook holding a new iPad up for the audience to see: "Multiple logins? We've heard you loud and clear. Users want to be able to share the incredible iPad experience with their mother, their kids, their best friend. Up until now, that's just not been possible." ...he pauses for dramatic effect...."At Apple, we have the best and most creative engineers and designers in the world. We've had a team of 140...they have spent many many long nights figuring out the best, most seamless, and utterly beautiful way for you to share your iPad experience with others, without compromising your security, privacy, or individuality." ...again pausing...more pausing... "Today, I present the iPad Too." He pulls out a 2nd iPad that he has had stuffed down the back of his pants. He proudly displays two tablets, as if he's Moses... He holds them up high for everyone to see..."A totally secure multiple log in, guaranteeing no data leakage between the two accounts. This is Apple innovation, and that's why I just love the new iPad Too, and everyone at Apple is really proud to show it to you today. The new iPad Too. It's simply stunning."

The audience erupts in rapturous applause. Some are crying. They're holding each other, hopping up and down. Confetti and balloons rain down.

The Android and WinPhone8 fanboys lose their minds online. Servers explode. Anarchy.

Comment: Re:Canada!~ (Score 1) 832

by Lynchenstein (#43614841) Attached to: So What If Yahoo's New Dads Get Less Leave Than Moms?
There is real benefit to the child and parent for bonding with the baby during the early months (and years). Why bother to have a child if you're so eager to get back to work and not spend time with it? I get that you're pouring on the sarcasm (I'm reaaaallly hoping you are) but why not have a few well adjusted happy kids and parents to try to balance out all the unwanted/neglected wards of the state?

Comment: Re:Real motivation here (Score 1) 832

by Lynchenstein (#43614799) Attached to: So What If Yahoo's New Dads Get Less Leave Than Moms?
She realized that NO mom can really get much work done when constantly tired, permanently attached to said baby via the boob, or dealing with colic. So, may as well have the moms get some paid time off instead of pretending to do work and getting paid anyway. Makes sense to me. Dads are still getting the raw deal, but they may welcome the relief.

Comment: Re:The actual reason (Score 1) 375

by Lynchenstein (#42193829) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Struggles to Ship A Million Units
I'd love to check one out. But I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for something based on some greasy tech blog reviews and a few press shots. As there's no MS store within 2 hours of me, there's very little chance I'll be able to buy one. HOWEVER, if MS could put these on the shelves at Best Buy, FutureShop (I'm in Canada, eh) or London Drugs, I'd happily fondle it and maybe even buy it.

Also...while I'm sure MS would love to sell a bajillion of them, I understand these were developed as a way for MS to show it's hardware partners a thing or two about product design or something. I doubt they expected the RT models especially to fly off the shelves.

My wife really wants a Surface Pro, however, and what she wants she usually gets.

Comment: Re:Why change the interface at all (Score 1) 537

by Lynchenstein (#41744011) Attached to: Are Windows XP/7 Users Smarter Than a 3-Year-Old?
Neckbeards the world over will never stop bitching and complaining about Microsoft, no matter what they do or don't do.

The interface isn't really all that different. There are changes, but the core desktop experience is there. The Metro/whatever it's called UI is definitely different - and designed to be touch friendly where the desktop isn't.

Take a deep breath, relax and commit to a few minutes of poking around Win 8 with an open mind and you'll quickly be just as productive as before. Learning new things in IT is job security. Resisting change is a great way to be out of a job.

Finally, a computer IS a toy for a three-year-old. It is for mine. It's also a tool to get work done. I'm sure MS is well aware of these facts, which is why they have created MS Office in the first place. My three-year-old hasn't gone there just yet though.

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