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Comment: Re:Cui bono? (Score 1) 70

by Plumpaquatsch (#49749865) Attached to: Apple Acquires GPS Start-Up

Apple maps was (and still is) so bad they had to break their own rules and approve a stand alone Google maps application.

Bullshit. There have been many map/navigation apps long before Apple brought out their "own" Maps (as opposed to their own Maps app that used Google's limited data). So much for braking your made up rules.

Comment: Re:Perplexing (Score 1) 73

by Plumpaquatsch (#49749503) Attached to: In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days

The leech always finds the innocent creature, not the other way round.

BTW, not only was The Woz a super cool computer nerd, he was and is a heck of a nice guy -- to have put up with what he put up with from Jobs, and still like and promote Apple products to this day? Saintly.

Yeah, can't have anything to do with the fact that, unlike you, he actually knew Jobs.

Comment: Re:It's simple really... (Score 1) 242

by Plumpaquatsch (#49749027) Attached to: Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

Probably just as fast as gummi bears outsell Rolex watches. It's just as relevant a comparison. Except gummi bears go stale, but don't become obsolete in a year or two.

Rolex watches? Obsolete?? They're not crappy consumer electronics gadgets.

If Rolex watches don't become obsolete, why do they bring out new models all the time?

Comment: Re:Compelling? (Score 1) 242

by Plumpaquatsch (#49742395) Attached to: Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

If it's that easy, Apple should support it officially. Especially given the level of investment that those systems represent.

Because if Apple says they support it, and it doesn't work for even one person, that person will demand that Apple fix his problem with a 7 year old computer.

And lets face it - even if you can install Windows on a PC, and there is any problem with it, both Microsoft and the manufacturer will put the blame on the other one even if the PC is brand new, let alone a few years old.

Comment: Re:Bird killers (Score 1) 164

by Plumpaquatsch (#49742061) Attached to: Wind Turbines With No Blades

That's a long post, but I'm not sure if you've got the point, which is, you can't lump all birds together. If a few thousand sparrows die to cats (or windmills), no big deal. But if a few hundred California condors die to windmills, then we have serious problems.

So we shouldn't build wind-turbines in Ohio, because of Californian condors? Anyway, collisions with power-lines, electrocutions (not the same) and poisoning (esp. lead) are at least equal a problem for condors as wind-turbines.

California Condor recovery team stated that lead poisoning was the primary cause of the condor population decline over the last 50 years. This lead in the form of bullets and shot and fishing sinkers is ingested by the birds, ground up in the gizzard and absorbed by the body.


Comment: Re:If it works (Score 1) 164

by Plumpaquatsch (#49741765) Attached to: Wind Turbines With No Blades

First, it should be stated that the single most significant threat to bird populations is habitat destruction, in all of its forms and with all of its causes. The various causes of mortality outlined below kill individual birds directly, and can certainly have an adverse effect on population size, but can actually have a beneficial effect in some cases. Studies of hunting have documented that in certain cases killing small numbers of birds can improve the health and survival of the remaining birds. As long as the habitat is intact, the population has the potential to replace the lost birds.

There is one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says "Yes" you know he is crooked. -- Groucho Marx