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Comment: Re:Pioneers get arrows in back (Score 1) 124

Yeah, and Microsoft...had phones YEARS before Apple did.

But people expect Microsoft to suck.

We use Microsoft because help for all the glitches and work-arounds are relatively easy to find because everybody else uses Microsoft and gijillion people already ran into and documented the issues we encounter. It's the Network Effect applied to volume suckage.

Microsoft just couldn't sell enough phones for the Volume Suckage Network Effect to kick in.

Comment: Re:So (Score 2) 178

why central Texas has water is because of the creation of a lake system via dams. This would be never, ever done today...

You imply it's Fate's Will and/or a "good thing" that we heavily populate arid land.

I suppose you could argue "we do it because we can", but then don't whine when Blow Back hits.

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe