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Comment: Re:Didn't happen in Garage happened in Woz's room. (Score 1) 77

by Princeofcups (#48526497) Attached to: Woz Downplays the Significance of Apple's Startup Garage

Woz may be tactfully reclaiming his role in creating apple. It didn't happen in the garage that was communal. It happened largely in Woz's room likely. Woz is an engineer and Jobs is a businessman.

Woz built the first apple computer largely alone.

Moving the location to his room is a subtle way to say what needs to be said.

Apple is a company, not a device. Even if the Apple I was not created in the garage, it sounds like the beginnings of the company Apple started there. The packaging, selling, marketing, planning, may have all happened there. It's like saying that you can't preserve Lincoln's log cabin because it didn't make him president.

Comment: Re:Spirit (Score 3, Informative) 77

by Princeofcups (#48524595) Attached to: Woz Downplays the Significance of Apple's Startup Garage

You say "spirit," I say "myth."

The idea is indeed powerful stuff. It wouldn't be so inspiring to realize that Apple didn't pull itself up by the bootstraps from a garage and that the real brains of the operation got a pittance compared to the smooth-talking asshole boss. Who wants a STEM education now?

B.S. Woz and the original team were rewarded very well. However Woz wanted more spread around, so he gave various employees who he thought deserved more some of his shares. Sure Jobs and the board could have spread the wealth around more, but Woz in particular made a fortune.

Comment: Re:Apple is what MS always wanted to be (Score 3, Interesting) 327

by Princeofcups (#48397863) Attached to: Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

It always amazes me that people still try to bash Microsoft over the (bad) things they did in the 90s.

Let me state this yet again for the business concepts challenged. Apple is NOT A MONOPOLY. When Apple gets to the point that 90% of all devices run their OS, then we can talk. Until then, there is no comparison.

Comment: Re:Doesn't solve the problem (Score 1) 136

by Princeofcups (#48295011) Attached to: A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

Ice is handled by studded tires
Darkness is handled by lights
If you can dress up to do any outdoors activity in winter you can also dress to ride a bike.

Really, weather is not a problem.

Really, that is wishful thinking. If you wear glasses, they always fog up. Face protection is paramount, leaving you looking like a serial killer. Massive gloves are required, since they are the most exposed. Then there's fumbling with the bike lock and key while wearing massive gloves, trying to fit your helmet over your hat, baggy snow pants caught in the gears, decreased visibility when in snow, ... They are all small things, but weather certainly IS a problem.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that. (Score 1) 558

by Princeofcups (#48235799) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

And worse than simply not accepting it, they did so because they plan to come up with their own competing product??? WTF, Rite Aid, do you really think people will rush to use yet another crappy store-specific solution, rather than look confused at the cashier for a few seconds before walking away, leaving their stuff at the register?

The three main drug stores in my area are Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens. Each requires you to have a card in order to get their regular pricing, as opposed to penalty pricing. Each thinks that they are locking you into using their store exclusively, whereas everyone just has all three annoying cards. They are just pissing off all their customers. It's a cold war to failure, just like green stamps and toasters at the savings and loan. Your grand parents can tell you about those.

Comment: Re:1..2..3 before SJW (Score 2) 786

by Princeofcups (#48199181) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

It's the SJW ninnies that are trying to pretend that nerds are the perpetrators here when they are generally powerless and denigrated.

I find the idea that nerds would ever chase off women particularly amusing. Hell, most of us would KILL to have women around. If women are electing to not pursue the field, it's certainly not because they're unwelcome. On every team that I've ever been on with women, the guys went out of their way to be nice to them.

Replace the word "nice" with "creepy." The problem with the unwashed coding masses is that they have no idea how to treat women as people, learn how to communicate in the their language, show any interest in what they like, etc.. Instead they try to find women who are just fantasy versions of themselves, but with boobs.

Comment: Re:Hope! (Score 2) 522

by Princeofcups (#48170183) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

Personally I want a hackers OS that I can play with and tweak as I feel like, but I accept that many people basically want open source windows or even just zero cost windows (i.e. free as in my wallet).

How about neither? I want a rock solid OS that can scale to N processors, allows hot swapping of hardware, allows the admin to spin up CPUs and memory on a live system, and has drivers that can be added and removed on the fly. That is, all the things that any enterprise level server OS has.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton