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Comment Re:The man is a marketing genius (Score 1) 207

I can confirm this, my wife T-boned a Volvo that run a red light in front of her. Our Honda Civic was totaled, the Volvo went into 540 degree spin. I've seen the Volvo and I could not tell where it was hit. Under very close inspection I found one place with slightly scratched paint. In contrast the whole front of the Civic was crumbled, the engine shifted, it was an unrepairable mess.

Comment Who cares? (Score 3, Insightful) 485

Why are we discussing the accusations thrown about by war criminals? Every director of CIA since at least Nixon's presidency has been responsible for war crimes. So why are we still listening to them? After all it is the CIA who is directly arming and training people who then immediately deflect to ISIS. That sounds like much more direct responsibility than anything Snowden might have done.

Comment Re:I remember a time... (Score 2, Informative) 478

This post, to an old timer like me is absolutely excellent source of entertainment. Do you know the origin of the term FUD? I'd like to refer you to wikipedia, which has it more or less right.

As for the G3,G4 and even G5, they were faster, in some case more than twice as fast even on Intel's own benchmark than contemporary Intel chips. But they were expensive and the economy of scale was in favor of Intel. If Apple wanted to ever compete on cost with comparable high end Wintel systems, they had to make the switch to Intel chips.

Please, learn your history, young one.

Comment Re:Mob (Score 1) 126

It is simply not accurate. The parent was right. You are being lied to by people who claim that Russia is the same country as Soviet Union was. Putin's part "United Russia" is a right wing party, did you know that? You know who is the opposition party? The communists. But for people in US, they are just all communists, because they never bother to learn.

Comment Re:Broke the law of bribery (Score 1) 126

So let me stop you right there. US justice system isn't just imperfect. It is ... among the civilized nations... including Russia.... the most unjust system of them all. That is right. The most unjust. You still live under the impression of American Exceptionalism which blinds you to seeing what is plain in front of your face. I know they taught you in school that it is the best system in the world. They lied. It is not. It is, in fact, the worst.

Comment Re:Broke the law of bribery (Score 1) 126

No, they are not complex. They are in their essence very simple. They use just a handful of very easily explainable rules:
1) Everyone is guilty of something.
2) DA decides who to prosecute or not.
3) Jury verdict is random, anything can happen, even to innocent people.
4) Even smallest non violent victimless crimes carry huge minimum penalties the judge has to impose.
5) 95% of cases are plea bargained ... so...
6) United States jails more people than the rest of the world combined.

Comment Re:Broke the law of bribery (Score 3, Interesting) 126

The hypocrisy is astounding. You think that somehow the US kangaroo courts are any more just? Microsoft was even convicted of crimes and after much political pressure and bribes escaped with slap on the wrist. Probably also bullshit verdict, since it was under antitrust laws that have so much wiggle room? You really think there is any justice in US courts? Think again.

Comment Re:Yes - known for years. (Score 1) 435

If you sit and put the computer on your lap, you will feel every ounce after a while. Extra 4 pounds and extra heat is not something great. Also when the computer is this heavy, it slides in your lap constantly. It is completely distracting. So you pretty much need to be chained to a desk. Why have a laptop at all then?

Comment Re:Yes - known for years. (Score 1) 435

Your comment is saying essentially... there is a one person who does not care about some of the specs of the computer. What does such comment bring to the discussion?

And it's nice that you only use laptop as a desktop, but there are other people, who use them as laptops. For those batter time is important. I like being able to take my computer to a design meeting that can last hours without worrying about the charger. I like to go to a park to work. tether my computer to internet through phone and don't need any wires. And I'd prefer not to lug it behind me on a cart :) I care about the fact that my computer doesn't start to immediately overheat, as soon as I put it on my lap. Just .. you know... the things that you actually get a laptop for.

"Spock, did you see the looks on their faces?" "Yes, Captain, a sort of vacant contentment."