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Comment: Re:Easy as 1-2-3 (Score 1) 269

by Uberbah (#49368337) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

As someone who did tech support for Macs many years ago, I cant buy them being more robust or reliable.

Because you're a Hateboi. Too bad Apple has placed at or near the top of hardware reliability since the Jurassic age.

Pretty much anything you can get from a Mac these days can be gotten from another manufacturer for less money.

If you're a sophist who thinks that a 7 lbs plastic brick is the same thing as a 3 lbs machine aluminum laptop because they have the same processor, sure. Comparable products cost comparable prices.

Except the wank factor of course.

Your projection is noted. Look, Zombie Jobs isn't holding a gun to your head. If you don't like Apple products....try...not buying them. I have no use for a large-screen phone or one with a curved screen, but you don't see me whining at length about Samsung the company. I just buy what I want that does what I want.

Try it some time.

Comment: Hateboi Tautology (Score 1) 269

by Uberbah (#49368315) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

So a journalist becomes persona non grata with Apple, can't get information about The New Big Thing until long after their competitors have published articles about it, so they get a reputation for being slow to publish about new stuff and probably end up with a reputation for recycling other peoples information because they can't get anything from Apple.

Apple isn't the Deep State. It's MO is not to have "senior officials" make breathless claims to the WaPo or the NYTimes to be written down as fact in the Sunday edition. Their MO is to have the "big reveal" at a public event.

So 1) what you're talking about doesn't exist 2) ignores the plethora of clickbait in trolling Apple. See: John Dvorack in the 90's, or for the damn kids out there....just about any story on Slashdot. Like this one.

Comment: Re:Sturgeon's law (Score 1) 269

by Uberbah (#49368273) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

And the rest of us are free to tell you that you're guzzling from the Freedum Hatorade bong at the rate of a gallon per minute. If you don't want to put your app on Apple's App Store....don't fucking put it on Apple's App Store. Zombie Jobs isn't holding a gun to your head, so just go ahead and 1) get over yourself 2) release under whatever license suits your phancy.

Comment: Re:Or (Score 1) 417

by Uberbah (#49361129) Attached to: How 'Virtual Water' Can Help Ease California's Drought

they could sit down and face the fact that there is clearly too many people in the area

Red herring. Residential use in California is about the same as what's used for almonds alone. And much of that residential use is by 1%ers on lawns, swimming pools and golf courses. California has more than enough water for it's people. What it doesn't have is enough water to use billions of gallons on thirsty rice, almonds, fracking, etc.

Comment: Re:Randian Dumbfuckery (Score 1) 315

by Uberbah (#49359977) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

DDT ban has literally killed more people than Hitler.

Speaking of Randian Dumbfuckery, this canard was debunked years ago. DDT wasn't banned for malaria prevention, it was banned for agricultural use - which was breeding DDT-resistant mosquitoes. Which means you just made a self-debunking argument.

Any more dumbfuckery, or are we done here?

Comment: Re:Explain this to me. (Score 1) 148

by Uberbah (#49359905) Attached to: First Nuclear Power Plant Planned In Jordan

You're requesting a cite for remedial knowledge of the subject? This is no more obscure than Saddam not having WMD's or Bush ignoring the Taliban's offer to hand over Bin Laddin before he invaded Afghanistan.

  • SECRETARY LEON PANETTA: ....I think the pressure of the sanctions, I think the pressure of diplomatic pressures from everywhere -- Europe, United States, elsewhere-- is working to put pressure on them, to make them understand that they cannot continue to do what they're doing. Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No.

Comment: Re:Explain this to me. (Score 1) 148

by Uberbah (#49359891) Attached to: First Nuclear Power Plant Planned In Jordan

We're comparing Jordan and Iran

It's Americans wagging their finger at Iran, which is like watching Jack the Ripper telling Larry Summers that he has a bad attitude when it comes to women. The only country to have ever used nuclear weapons has spent a decade threatening to bomb a country for the nuclear weapons program the CIA says Iran doesn't have.

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