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That is to say, the Mac he was demonstrating was different from the Mac Apple was selling: it had 512K of RAM. The only Mac available for purchase at launch had 128K and was not capable of running the MacInTalk speech synthesis software.
I have a ti-36 solar...
Yeah, but he's used to RPN so he's pretty much stuck with HP models.
Asking which is "best" is never a good question.
But the list of approved calculators that he mentioned does include two HP models: HP 33s and HP 35s. Both support RPN, and while certainly more expensive than the TI-36X Pro the HP 35s is probably cheap enough for the submitter's needs.
Actually, if you look at the benchmarks it loses in everything but the GL benchmarks. Then go and look at the benchmarks at phonearena and the 5S hands the Nexus 5 it's ass on pretty much every test.
How did this happen? After all, GFXBench is the successor of GLBenchmark. My first guess was that maybe GFXBench 2.7 was compiled for 64-bits on the iPhone 5S, while GLBenchmark, being older, was probably running in 32-bit mode. (These tests measure mostly GPU performance, but getting the CPU to perform faster should help at least a little.) But it turns out that GFXBench 2.7 probably hasn't yet been recompiled to run in 64-bit mode on iOS yet.
Another "super submitter" was Roland Piquepaille.
R.P. annoyed the heck out of many here because he would frequently link to entries on his own blog in his submissions, to the point that at the end most of his submissions were considered spam and rejected. But, hey... he did submit a truckload of stories.
Well, that's what Apple tries to imply (page 2):
Apple is likely the largest corporate income tax payer in the US, having paid nearly $6 billion in taxes to the US Treasury in FY2012. These payments account for $1 in every $40 in corporate income tax the US Treasury collected last year.
Note that that is an official testimony of Apple to the US Senate, so if it's a lie it's not likely to be very blatant. The fact that they payed $6 billion in 2012 has really not been contested, as you can check through a Google search. Whether it really makes Apple the largest tax payer, I can't confirm.
Samsung America has more employees in the USA than Apple does. However, as long as people think of Samsung as a Korean company...
Straight from the horses' mouths.
I have to post anon because I work for AT&T. As normal this time of year all employees are on red alert, no new vacations can be scheduled because of the iphone release, and many of use have to go on mandatory overtime.
And yet you are here posting on Slashdot in the middle of the Monday morning after the launch. Go to work, hippie!
Apple, realizing it was an incremental update, laid down some new rules for us. Many of our call centers could not sell it, and we had to force the majority of users that normally called into to order it, to use our website.
Or Apple, realizing they wouldn't be able to have enough phones ready, tried to funnel people towards the websites so that they wouldn't be so frustrated by having to wait until October for their new phones.
Oddly enough our response to the new Iphone was less than stellar as it had been in previous years, and we saw very few customers seeing it as a must have device. And we were shipped absurdly small amounts of units so we could sell out quickly.
And yet Apple in total sold several million more units in the first weekend than in any other weekend after an iPhone introduction.
You can still get them in places like Best Buy, Radio Shack and Walmart.
Not in the ones I checked, but I guess the situation may be different where you live, so I'll take your word for it. (Oh, wait, you're an AC, so your word is worth even less than mine. Never mind.)
Plus 99.9 percent bought the phone at a subsidized price.
And as an AT&T employee you know that "subsidized" just means "We get the same money from you (actually more) by overcharging you for 2+ years. We still have to pay Apple close to full price."
The entry beating the A7 in many of those tests is a latest-gen desktop processing chip from Intel.
No. That Intel Bay Trail chip is part of the Atom family, intended for tablets and super-portable computers that require low power consumption.
You are right. The parent's post should read:
The iPhone 5S is the 2nd fast phone on the market.
Educate yourself with the fact that, for now, it's the fastest phone  in the market. The entry beating the A7 in many of those tests is a latest-gen chip from Intel intended for tablets and super-portable computers that require low power consumption, and not really suitable for a cellphone.
On the other hand, the basic message didn't change.
Yes, TFS fails to mention that both of TFA's specifically state that neither iOS 7 nor OS X 10.9 Mavericks are affected by the bug.
Ah, you make several excellent points.
First and most importantly, regarding the issue of the smell vs. taste of feces: I basically agree with you, but do note that roasting of the coffee beans would almost certainly change drastically both the smell and the taste of any fecal matter residue in the coffee. So even though it does not evoke the smell of cat poop, the GP's experience may have been affected by poop (but only if the coffee was handled *very* poorly).
Second, regarding the smell and taste of coffee: You are so right! I personally love (some) medium roasts, both the smell and the taste. I prefer them straight, but I concur that a drop of milk or a pinch of sugar make it "taste" more like it "smells".
On the other hand I absolutely detest dark roasts. I find them way too bitter and I can't find any appealing flavor in them at all, even though some don't smell like ashes. I always wondered why I could drink them in milk-rich preparations without adding sugar when I found the black coffee or espresso undrinkable. Your explanation makes a lot of sense.
Starbucks uses a dark roast.
Not always. Most Starbucks I've been to offer a choice of dark or medium roast. A couple even offered a light roast. They were all horrible but admittedly their dark roasts were the worse.
Unless you mean for espresso-based drinks. In that case yes, they use a dark roast. But it becomes almost drinkable when you add lots of milk to it. (A shot of pure espresso from Starbucks? Ewwwww... *shudders*)
Thank you. That was a very interesting review. I initially skipped it because it was too long, but the tl;dr summary ironically prompted me to read it.
Just one comment:
No, it didn't taste like fecal matter.
Uuuhhh... How do you know? Have you somehow acquired extensive experience in coprophagia?
I have never had Kopi Luwak, but I will certainly have a cup if offered (unless the price is just unreasonable). I do see two ways in which very good coffee can be ruined very easily: bad handling and bad roasting. In the case of Kopi Luwak I see how bad hndling could literally get it contaminated with feces. It would still be safe to drink due to the roasting, but still the taste may be extremely compromised. And of course the roast. You clearly don't like dark roasts (and neither do I). To me even the best coffees taste like ashes when roasted too dark. Maybe the Kopi Luwak was also too dark for your taste (and mine).
Orcas are members of the dolphin family (delphinidae) of toothed whales (odontoceti), which means they belong to the order of whales (cetacea). I.e. orcas most definitely are whales. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orcinus_orca).
If you are willing to state that all dolphins (including orcas) and porpoises are whales, then you are 100% correct and some zoologists will agree with you.
But other zoologists will claim that whales, porpoises, and dolphins are three clearly distinct suborders of Cetacea, and thus dolphins (including orcas) cannot be whales.
I'm not a zoologist so, as long as you acknowledge that orcas are dolphins, I don't give a $#+ whether you call them whales o not.