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Comment: Re: Commodore Amiga or Commodore PC? (Score 1) 456 456

I disagree with your interpretation of the advert. It's not that Apple were saying they don't make a PC, it's that there are PCs and there are Macs.

A bit like saying do you want a phone or an iPhone, do you want a fizzy drink or a Coke.

It's demonstrating their brand as above the average.

Comment: Re:Ironic (Score 4, Funny) 270 270

No, the Romans had it (hence their successful invasion of Britain).

Surely they could solve this using a verbal code.

From now on, frog is me, sandwich means you and lemon means rocket. So, come on, sandwich, build me a lemon â(TM)cause froggy wants to come home.

Comment: Re:Cosmic background radiation (Score 2, Informative) 114 114

You've misunderstood the difference between doubting a theory and doubting an observable. Walking off a cliff would be stupid, it it clearly observed that things fall. On the other hand doubting that the reason is due to the attraction of masses, perhaps in favour of some alternative source of the force, does not lead to such stupid mistakes.

The original poster did not contradict the evidence for the big bang, rather the explanation.

Comment: Google vs Adobe (Score 1) 218 218

On one hand Google is a friend of Adobe - mutual hatred of Apple and using Flash for You Tube, bundling Adobe Flash Player in Chrome.

On the other hand Google is a strong proponent of HTML5 + VP8, which would replace Flash in some situations.

Google seems to be the master of sitting on the fence. I mean they back the biggest competitor to the iPhone (Android) and yet remain #1 search engine on the iPhone/pad/pod.

???

We were so poor that we thought new clothes meant someone had died.

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