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Comment: Re:to apple fan boys (Score 1) 534 534

I suspect much of the "joy and pride" stems from a certain vindication felt by "True Apple fanbois" who have stuck with Apple through the years of "Apple is dying". I doubt most Apple consumers feel they are being ripped off; thankfully, people have choices. Besides, I imagine you'd have to search hard to find someone who never pays a premium in any category and only buys commodity-cheap in every single thing they buy. Do you think consumers who buy Crest over the store brand feel ripped off? Other than for job requirements, do you ever wear anything nicer than a $2 Fruit of the Loom plain white tee?

Comment: Nuclear tests (Score 1) 790 790

by amanaplanacanalpanam (#48788537) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?
Long have I been fascinated by the sheer power of a nuclear detonation; after seeing the terrible wonders in Trinity and Beyond, I've long held a guilty wish to witness one of those go off, even if just a little one. Alas it was not to be.

I know I know, be careful what I wish for...

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 408 408

by amanaplanacanalpanam (#47956799) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

If someone calls themselves a chef or a foodie, it may not make them right...but

An Appeal to Authority is a fallacy with the following form:

Person A is (claimed to be) an authority on subject S. Person A makes claim C about subject S. Therefore, C is true.

I'm no expert on logical fallacies like you are, but it seems like there's an all too familiar logical fallacy being committed here too (hint: it has something to do with the two bolds).

Comment: Re: His 'role in the site' (Score 1) 221 221

You unjustly honor the term 'pirate' when you apply it to someone whose crime was facilitating communication.

(And on that euphemistic note...)

I'll have you know real actual piracy is quite the honorable career. What nobler pursuit than redistribution of wealth? Even most current governments know this.

The rate at which a disease spreads through a corn field is a precise measurement of the speed of blight.