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Comment Re:Unauthorized teardown (Score 1) 366

While I agree with the above statement (and some of your others), they didn't buy the devices. It was a developer preview provided to them under NDA. I think iFixit is clearly in the wrong here.

You're expecting them to RTFA? I'd say "You must be new here", but your UID is lower than mine. In this particular case, I agree with you completely. iFixIt broke an agreement. I'd agree with the other posters completely if iFixIt had bought the unit. Seems to me like a fairly black & white case. And yes, I know the AppleTV's case is only black.

Comment Re:Social media (Score 1) 307

Not me. This place is so full of trolls and shills it's really not much fun any more. Discussions like this are OK, but if it has anything to do with Linux it'll be filled with all kinds of caustic anti-Linux comments from MS "evangelists".

That's what moderation is about. F'rinstance, I was making a joke about Slashdot being antisocial media, and someone (possibly an introvert) got offended. Besides, I think it's worse for us Mac users. You get all of the MS shills and the anti-Apple haters. MS has it's detractors as well. Just roll with the punches.

Comment Flipped Classrooms (Score 3, Interesting) 307

I can see how "collaborative learning" and "project-based learning" might be problematic for introverts, but flipped classrooms might actually be better for them. Although there are several ways that they can be delivered, the most typical model is where students watch instructional material online by themselves, then do their homework in class. It seems to me that this would be an ideal situation for an introvert. No distraction during instruction or anxiety of being called on or asked to the front of the class, etc.

Comment Re:It should... but what about Ecto-1 (Score 1) 138

It goes without saying that stuff like this should be copyrighted because it's essentially "fanart" that is being sold. You just can't do that. Though this makes me wonder about Time Machine-modified Delorean's and Ecto-1's

There goes cosplay.

I'm not so sure about that. I think Marvel & DC are smart enough to realize that killing Cosplay would really harm their industries. Of course, the problem you have with Marvel is their parent company, who is known for it's ridiculous commitment to protecting it's "property".

Comment You're being pedantic... (Score 1) 160

A shark attack is a direct mechanism of death â" a thing that produces actual, physical harm. A selfie, on the other hand, is what health statisticians might classify as an âoeunderlying mechanismâ or an âoeintermediate mechanism,â depending on the exact circumstances: a thing thatâ(TM)s involved in, and maybe precipitates, an accident, but doesnâ(TM)t actually cause any physical harm. (Unless your phone electrocutes you or something, but thatâ(TM)s a different situation.)

The headline reads "Selfies Kill" but the summary clearly states that the story is about people who died while taking selfies. Just Another Old Guy indeed! ;-P

Comment Re:I cheer when I read stories like this (Score 2) 203

And their CEO now wants to be President of the United States.

You mean the one who says marijuana can't be legalized, because she buried a child due to drugs, except that the child was her 35 year old step-daughter, was an alcoholic and was addicted to prescription drugs? Age and cause of death don't make it any less tragic, but it also doesn't support her opposition to drug legalization.

Comment Re:No time to read (Score 1) 26

Any chance this book is available for my IoT toaster, so I can read it while waiting for my toast?

No, silly. It's available as an ePub. You're going to be using your IoT toaster app on your phone anyway, so you may as well read it on that. Your IoT toaster will send you a push notification when it's done.

Comment Most educators know this (Score 3) 283

Technology should be used to augment classroom instruction, not replace it. Sadly, too many administrators & politicians seem to fall into the "This Will Revolutionize Education" mentality. Even when I was studying computer science, none of my courses was in an actual computer room. We had 3 hours of lecture for theory and then a 2 hour lab for application, plus extra hours outside of class time for homework. I almost loathe having to teach in a computer classroom, because some students are busy screwing around with "social media" instead of paying attention.

Comment Re:Security Clearance (Score 1) 184

There is nothing the FBI, NSA, CIA, DIA, Google, or Facebook can discover that cannot be discovered by the general public

. there fixed it for you!

I'd be a lot less worried about the last two than the first four, or any other alphabet agency for that matter. It's extraordinarily unlikely that Google or Facebook would ever send men with guns to your house or freeze your assets without explanation.

"You show me an American who can keep his mouth shut and I'll eat him." -- Newspaperman from Frank Capra's _Meet_John_Doe_