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Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 340 340

What does any of our "real conversation I avoid" (that you didn't even mention before) have to do with the topic being discussed?

Were I to use Apple Music on my collection, the user experiences I read about tell me I would have some pretty rare recordings deleted. Apple wouldn't care so I'm quite happy to manage my music collection myself and not allow Apple that control so I experience that frustration.

I repeat: Get Treatment. You are obviously losing grip on reality with every post you make.

Alternatively Mr iFanboi, you have a thin skin when Apple gets criticized because your substantial personal investment in their products makes criticism feel personal. Like someone calling you an iFool, iFanboi.

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 340 340

It is "snide" and "lose." Advanced users can usually spell. I only remember two of your spelling errors but there are probably more.

Indeed, my iFanboi friend did not deserve the time to proofread because he always pops up to troll anyone that looks vaguely like they are criticizing Apple. Though 'snyde' apparently means someone with a mental disorder to the urban dictionary.

No, I do not use a Mac. I own one and I own an iPod, I can not understand why people like them but I have, I admit, not taken enough time to use OSX or iOS to really get used to it. iOS is pretty intuitive so I manage that just fine but, still, never really use it. OSX is functional and, I am sure, a great desktop if I learn the ins and outs.

I found Gnome2 very customizable and it suits my workflow so there is little point spend my time on a mac. The Mac's UI does not seem like it is worth the investment in time when I can just use a linux box and the Apple hardware isn't any better than a T series lenovo.

The iFanbois attitudes are a particularly unattractive feature though.

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 340 340

you just imagined that people had problems with their iPhones when they drove into a tunnel because you thought that using iTunes would do that.

I suppose all these Apple Music users are just making it up.

You need to get treatment, boy. Seriously.

There is no substance in anything you say because you avoid the real conversation:

Apple is happy to take from the open source community Apple is not so happy to share with or even acknowledge the community of developers that OSX owes its existence to. Case in point, I can run posix apps on OSX, but can I run iTunes on FreeBSD - I somehow doubt it.

You have no answer. Those who are skilled enough, created something good that Apple built products on and the best you have to offer is snyde sarcasm and disdain.

There is little credibility in anything you have to say. Seriously.

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 340 340

I was making a little joke about your diatribe - and you come up with something about "fanboi attitude" - Hateboi, heal thyself.

It's clear to see that you are an apologist for Apple calming down any criticism of the company.

The lack of maturity in your response is a typical shallow Apple fanboi response. No capacity to argue the issues with any authority so you just call me a hater. It proves what I have to say - someone has to loose for you to win.

I don't care if that is your choice and just because I don't choose it, doesn't make me a hater however your response does show you to be a fanboi.

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 340 340

Confirming Apple has won the Streaming War.

But not the users or musicians. See that's the thing with the whole fanboi attitude - someone has to loose for their choice to win. Winning for you means we are forced into your choices, not because it is a better choice, but because all the other choices have been eliminated. Somehow, you think that is good.

Apple is becoming more like Microsoft used to be every day and guys like you cheer it on exactly the same way the MS fanbois used to.

Same shit, different bucket.

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 340 340

Maybe you should be worried more about your control on reality. And using Android ain't going to help.

And here I am being modded a troll because I'm offering my opinion on *not* using itunes. FYI: I've never had any problems, at all with my music collection because I choose to control my reality.

That means I choose not to have iTunes abstract that control.

It has nothing to do with Android. OSX uses Free BSD components and whilst Apple is happy to take from the open source community Apple is not so happy to share with or even acknowledge the community of developers that OSX owes its existence to. Case in point, I can run posix apps on OSX, but can I run iTunes on FreeBSD - I somehow doubt it.

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 340 340

If you don't use iTunes, and admit to this level of ignorance about how it works, then please stop providing your baseless opinions about it.

Is false.

I was talking about my experience as an advanced user and the lack of problems I have managing my music collection, I never claimed to be talking about itunes.

All your purchased and ripped music is stored in a nice folder called 'Music', helpfully organised by artist. The files within are un-protected AAC or MP3 files.

Great - has someone told Bruce Willis?

I will say that streaming music is a very bad deal for artists though, so I think I'll stick to CDs.

True that!

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1) 340 340

Don't know what the hell you are talking about. I have an iPhone and nothing is streamed. Any music I listen is stored on the device.

I don't use itunes so I wouldn't know how the music gets on the device, I thought it was streamed AAC, my mistake. I don't understand what the complaints are about however I do like to maintain control over my music collection.

So as long as you have an itunes to manage it, I don't think it is so easy to step out of the walled garden once you step into it.

Comment: Factory ships (Score 1, Interesting) 90 90

All you have to do is look at the Factory ships and ask yourself just how much fish is left for the sharks to eat. Do we really need a scientific study to tell us that if there is no food for the sharks to eat they will try to survive on whatever they can find in the water.

Meanwhile the factory ship goes on destroying more in its by-catch leaving a corridor of nothing behind. Of course the solution will be to kill the remaining sharks and let the fucktory ships go about their business.

We are clearly a race navel gazing it's way to extinction.

Comment: Re: Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 2) 340 340

And now we know why Linux will never be more then a blip on the desktop radar. That superiority complex drives everyone away. Enjoy your crappy buggy software. The OS is just there so we can run the applications, and all your applications are amateurish and shitty.

You're a great example of the parasites every great endeavour attracts.

Comment: Re:Advanced users do not use Apple products (Score 1, Troll) 340 340

No, but seriously, many advance users do not care to have advanced control over their music library.

And you base your opinion on?

When I see an 'advanced' apple user going into a tunnel on the train I just chuckle and turn my cheap mp3 player up a bit more to drown out their complaints. They made their choice.

I still have control over my music collection and it still grows. Advanced users don't do use itunes, they use whatever they damn well please because they don't need Apples software. As far as 'control over your music organization' goes a few regular expressions and a 5 line shell script are enough to sort any mess.

Space

First Human Colonies Should Be Among Venus' Clouds 254 254

StartsWithABang writes: When we talk about humans existing on worlds other than Earth, the first choice of a planet to do so on is usually Mars, a world that may have been extremely Earth-like for the first billion years of our Solar System or so. Perhaps, with enough ingenuity and resources, we could terraform it to be more like Earth is today. But the most Earth-like conditions in the Solar System don't occur on the surface of Mars, but rather in the high altitudes of Venus' atmosphere, some 50-65 km up. Despite its harsh conditions, this may be the best location for the first human colonies, for a myriad of good, scientific reasons. NASA proposed something similar last year and released a report on the subject.

Comment: Re:New internet explorer (Score 4, Insightful) 310 310

If only enough people that mattered used Safari.

You mean other than CxOs and VPs that carry an iPhone and/or iPad?

No I mean accountants and ERP users that actually use applications in the enterprise. C-levels and VPs are a very small group of users, important, but only if you are managing stakeholder expectations.

Oh and I can see the fanbois are out modding again and taking everything personally.

Comment: Re:just let it go (Score 1) 834 834

I would rather like to know why the tax payer is on the hook for a failed project from a contractor? The US government needs to stop negotiating these one-sided contracts where we the buyer take all the liability. If the contractor fails, we don't pay, period.

There just aren't enough mod points for this comment.

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